iPod Makeover this weekend! Need your recommendations!

OK so it's time for a long overdue revamping of the musical selection on the iPod currently. I have a 60 gig unit, so I'm sure some of the standard stuff that's on there will remain. But I want to wipe it clean and start from scratch. And I'm looking for YOUR recommendations of things to add. Whether it's new and on the charts, or old and needs to be dusted off, tell me what it is and why it should be added. A special prize to all who post comments (as long as you include your email address)!

Thanks for your assistance!


  1. Brian,

    I listen to a lot of "different" muaic. I am going to focus my attention on the stranger stuff for this comment. Do you know how to convert flac files to mp3? please let me know if you do, and i will send you over links from my personal collection that are in flac format, including a 76' GD SBD from the spectrum! I also belong to a download site where I have an invite if you would like it. Here goes...

    Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

    The Dead Weather - Horehound

    Air - Love2

    Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

    Kraftwerk - AutoBahn

    Bob Dylan & The Band - Basement Tapes

    The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers

    The Sea and Cake - Car Alarm

    Gorillaz - Demon Days Live

    My Morning Jacket - Z, Evil Urges, At Dawn.

    Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind

    Fever Ray - Fever Ray

    Arcade Fire - Funeral, Neon Bible.

    M.Ward - Hold Time

    Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs

    Trentemoller - The Last Resort

    Cat Power - Jukebox

    Dan Auerbach - Keep it Hid

    King Tubby - King of Dub

    Lindstrom and Prins Thomas

    Andrew Bird - Noble Beast

    Band of Horses - Cease to Begin

    Battles - Mirrored

    Have fun!
    Jason C.

  2. Jason,

    Thank you so much for the recommendations. I definitely have a flac to mp3 converter (my first portable mp3 player was a Rio Karma, which actually played flac files!), so if you have links to any of these, they would be greatly appreciated! A few of these are on my wish list already, but a few are quite compelling! Thanks again!


  3. Hey Brian,
    I just downloaded from a list I've been accumulating. Here are some, plus others I love right now:
    The Walkmen - You & Me
    Wolfmother (new album)
    Litte Boots - Hand
    Jose Gonzales
    Bon Iver
    Ida Maria
    Florence and the Machine
    Band of Skulls
    Yim Yames

  4. The Grateful Dead 6/15/76 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ATJXNQ9D

    The Grateful Dead 4/22/77 Philadelphia,pa The Spectrum http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NFLKHS42

    Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind

    DJ Shadow - Endtroducing http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YY918N9G

    Jay-Z's Dead - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MQ7CM4LU

    Monsters of Folk - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=04AA1NKZ

    Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8DOKAXO4

    Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IH6067UD

    The XX - Live in France 10/26/09 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TXSG2PU9

    Them Crooked Vultures - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JO1KVAN0

    Trentemoller - Live Roskilde festival 2007 - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WBXUEHQZ

    Yo La Tengo - I can hear the heart beating as one - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WMK1UJLY

    The Disco Biscuits - 11/28/09 Electric Factory http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9BN8A0LS


  5. My musical tastes have ventured into the heavier realm lately, and Amazon's mp3 store has been delivering in a major way. Between the Buried and Me's Colors album is only five bucks right now:


    If you don't already own Mercury Program's A Data Learn the Language, you are not my friend:


  6. I'll share my two cents with you Beibs just for the hell of it...and because you asked :)

    Wolfmother (either alblum)
    Blues & Lasers (12/12/08)
    Grace Potter & the Nocturnals (11-08-2008 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO)
    Bill Withers - Live from Carnegie Hall (love this album!)
    Booker T & The MG's (green onions)
    Michael Jackson (off the wall)
    Eric Clapton (Box set, disc II)
    Guns N Roses (Appetite for Destruction - you just can't go wrong with this one)
    Johnny Cash (Live at Folsom Prison)
    Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
    lenny kravitz - mamma said (one of my top 5 albums of all time
    Paul Simon - Graceland
    Talking Heads - ALL OF IT!
    Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
    Beatles - Let it Be

  7. Sokolic do you remember that we saw Guns N Roses together with Soundgarden back in high school? Good times....

  8. Biebs, I was at that GnR show.

    Its 12/16/91 from the spectrum

    12.16.91 -- Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
    opening act: Soundgarden
    set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, You Could Be Mine, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin' Jive, Civil War, Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Nightrain, Don't Cry, Move To The City, Piano Solo, November Rain, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sail Away Sweet Sister / Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O' Mine, Rocket Queen [w/ It Tastes Good, Don't It?], Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven' s Door, Estranged, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City
    audio/video recording?: audio, video
    notes: 'You Could Be Mine' is played unusually early in the set. Axl asks the crowd if they're surprised to see GN'R back in Philly so soon. Axl says that if he never moved to LA he would be working in a factory back home in Indiana. Axl recounts the story behind 'Don't Cry' before they play it. He also says how a critic said that the song is not real GN'R, even though in reality it was the first song ever written in the band! Axl mentions that Duff is almost done with his solo album and it will be released within a year. Axl wears a Santa Claus hat during 'Estranged.' The show ends at around 2:10 in the morning!
    ticket [autographed by Dizzy]


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