Austin’s Top 10

First off I would like to say this is by no means my top 10 favorite songs, as it’s just too hard for me to narrow down my top “favorites”. Instead I compiled a list of 10 of my most diverse top rated songs that you, the people may not know about. Now listen up bitch(es)!….awh yeah

1. Circa Survive – Juturna

This is the title track of off the debut Circa Survive album. Anthony Green left Saosin in the dust when he started Circa Survive and replaced his fame with a fresh progressive sound that is following in the foot steps of The Mars Volta.

2. The Good Life – Album Of The Year

This has been a sleeper favorite of mine for quite a while now and I think it deserves a place on my list. Tim Kasher of “Cursive” displays some amazing song writing on this project, and I think this song is a case in point.

3. Q and Not U – Air Conditions

A song that is often overlooked. Listen closely to all the sound in this song. It is truly brilliant.

4. Mew – Am I Wry No

Two words, Danish Pop. This song is just so cool.

5. Radio Head – Ideoteque

By far one of my all time favorites. It’s smooth, yet brutal at the same time. Also when his voice kind of cracks when Thom Yorke belts out “This is really happening” (at 2:14) I get goose bumps.

6. Fairweather – The Culling Song

It’s really unfortunate that Fairweather is not around anymore, as they were one of my favorite DC area bands. I was lucky enough to see them play their last show. They ended with this song, and it really blew me away. I remember people standing around me crying as they slowly wound the song down and left the stage for the last time.

7. I’m From Barcelona – Tree House

This is an up and coming track and band that will be in stuck in your head for weeks. This song just makes me feel good.

8. Broken Social Scene – KC Accidental

An amazing, explosive ballad. I’ve never heard any other band create such sounds with guitars. The drums are hot shit, and the note the song ends on is perfect

9. The Unicorns – Tuff Ghost

I knew I had to put The Unicorns on this list because they are just the best! It was hard to pick a song, so I just chose “Tuff Ghosts” because I like the lyrics and it’s a jam.

10. Murder by Death – You Are The Last Dragon

Murder by Death is by far one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen. Their studio work really doesn’t do them justice. They have so many amazing songs, buy their CD’s (here) and more importantly DO NOT miss them in concert

And of course, the bonus track.

11. Adam Arcuagi – The Screen (Philadelphia)

Some one sign him now! This song just digs into me and has been a favorite of mine for quite some time. By the way, if anybody can find any thing else by Adam Arcuagi please tell me where…I’ve been searching forever!

Well there you have it, 11 songs of pure pleasure! Get ready for some crazy go nuts artist profiles to come. Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite song.

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3 Responses to Austin’s Top 10

  1. sabrina says:

    yayy the unicorns, circa survive and yes to ideoteque (of course)

  2. Everett says:

    Idioteque is the obvious highlight of the list, but additionally I’m definitely loving Circa Survive and Murder by Death. Also, “Treehouse” is unbelievably catchy.

  3. Derek says:

    Austin, I liked the list until you put “Cursive” in quotation marks. What are you trying to say Austin, everyone knows quotes are reserved for song titles only, are you trying to say Cursive isn’t a real band? Nice syntax, asshole.

  4. Derek says:

    Loooooooove youuu.

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