I'm going to use my Top 50 for the last 12 months instead of overall because my shitty tags for old music kind of fuck it up.1.How did you get into 29? (Cake)screenagerJ
played me a few of their songs while riding bus 184 back in middle school, haha.
2. What's the first song you ever heard by 22? (Yelle)Ce Jeu
, the first track on Pop Up
. TY, CB.
3. What's your favorite lyric by 33? (Franz Ferdinand)The Dark of the MatinéeI time every journey to bump into you, accidentally
I charm you and tell you of the boys I hate
All the girls I hate
All the words I hate
All the clothes I hate
How I'll never be anything I hate
You smile, mention something that you like
How you'd have a happy life if you did the things you like4. How did you get into 49? (The Servant)
I heard the instrumental of Cells
in the trailer for Sin City and was hooked. This band is a really good summary of what I listened to in 2005. Jack aided and abetted this obsession.
5. How many albums by 13 do you own? (The Pipettes)
Physically? Zero. Digitally? One. Legitimately? Zero.
6. What is your favorite song by 50? (Lil' Wayne)
Up until 12 hours ago, it was A Milli
, but yesterday afternoon, I discovered the Cannons remix he did with Lupe Fiasco and Freeway. They all do an incredible job on that track.
7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? (Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando)
On the Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards soundtrack? FUCK NO.
8. What is your favorite song by 15? (椎名林檎)
No idea. Anything off Heisei Fuuzoku
9. What is your favorite song by 5? (Ratatat)
is my favorite off LP3
, but including Ratatat
, that award might go to Kennedy
, which I used to wake me up for school every day for months
10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? (近藤浩治)
Anything from the Mario Galaxy soundtrack is incredibly uplifting, especially Battle Rock Galaxy
and Choose a planet
11. What is the worst song by 40? (Neutral Milk Hotel)
Easily King Of Carrot Flowers Part 2 & 3
. It's the only track I skip every time I listen to In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
12. What is your favorite song by 10? (坂本龍一)
Definitely Bibo no Aozora/04
. Probably the saddest instrumental song ever written.
13. What is a good memory you have involving 30? (Scatman John)
Driving home from Kernersville with Porter and Sam listening to the ENTIRE SCATMAN JOHN ALBUM from start to finish trying to get inside his head.
14. What is your favorite song by 38? (We Are Scientists)
Probably Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
or The Great Escape
15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? (The Thermals)A Pillar Of Salt
, because both the song and video are super upbeat.
16. Is there a song by 25 that makes you sad? (Harry Gregson-Williams, Starsailor)
17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? (zoomzip)
zoomzip vs da gold (where it at). funny as hell.
18. What's your favorite lyric by 11? (The Bird and the Bee)The Racesyou work so hard
just to light a little fire
just to make things happen for a reason
just to get so tired
just to feel every
itty bitty goddamned
bone in your body
19. Who is a favorite member of 1? (Studio Pixel)
Daisuke Amaya, bless his lonely and immensely talented soul.
20. Is there a song by 14 that makes you happy? (The Spinto Band)Direct to Helmet
is impossible to not be charmed by.
21. What is a good memory involving 27? (Chronic Future)
Being young and listening to them on repeat on my gigantic Creative Zen Ultra while playing some Twisted Metal game on the PSP. Also: being highly impressed by the opening verse of Stop Pretending
. Finally, hearing Say Goodbye
for the first time and finding it extremely relatable.
22. What is your favorite song by 16? (Linkin Park)
23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47? (Honeycut)Aluminum City
. I heard it in some Flash game and loved it.
24. What is your favorite album by 18? (The Ting Tings)
Their only album, We Started Nothing
25. What is your favorite song by 21? (Flobots)Handlebars
, which everyone loves. And which for the longest time I thought was their only good track. I now appreciate that Anne Braden
is objectively a pretty good overtly political rap song, and I probably find it enjoyable because instead of being preachy, it's historical.
26. What is the first song you ever heard by 26? (日比野則彦)
eye dee kay.
27. What is your favorite album by 3? (Tae K)Soulmates
. My favorite mashup album of all time~
28. What is you favorite song by 2? (M.I.A.)Paper Planes
(duh) or Galang
29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32? (Kazuma Jinnouchi)
I DONT KNOW
30. What is you favorite song by 8? (The Go! Team)Bottle Rocket
, and it always has been!
31. How many times have you seen 17 live? (Nullsleep)
None. Ask me again in December. :O
32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? (Hirokazu Ando, Shogo Sakai, Tadashi Ikegami, Jun Ishikawa)
The Kirby Air Ride soundtrack is pure happiness no matter what song you pick.
33. How did you get into 12? (東京事変)jedibamf
. As far as how she discovered SR/TJ, I have no idea.
34. What is the worst song by 45? (Beck)
I don't listen to him enough to know. Does he have any songs about being a scientologist?
35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? (Mark Miller, Tommy Tallarico)New Junk City
, at Miranda's house, at like age 9, haha.
36. What was the first song you ever heard by 48? (Belle and Sebastian)
Can't say for sure. Probably Like Dylan in the Movies
37. How many times have you seen 42 live? (Polka-Tron)
None, but only because they don't exist and have just one song.
38. What is you favorite song by 36? (Fabian Del Priore)
Anything he did for the Mission in Snowdriftland soundtrack. Which is appropriate to mention, because answering this survey looking for the correctly numbered artist in my charts feels a lot like an advent calendar.
39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? (SEGA Sound Team)
Hahahah. Green Hill Zone, Act 1. I was about twelve months old.
40. What is you favorite album by 7? (Kanye West)Graduation
41. Is there a song by 31 that makes you happy? (Brendan Small)Sunset Theme
42. What is your favorite album by 41? (Yoshitaka Suzuki)
I don't know who this is. :x I think it has to with the MGS3 soundtrack I used to listen to all the time.
43. What is your favorite song by 43? (The Rakes)Binary Love
or The Guilt
44. What is a good memory you have involving 46? (Tullycraft)
Discovering them this week and spending an hour just listening to Disenchanted Hearts Unite
and reading along with the lyrics and loving every one.
45. What is your favorite song by 35? (Takahiro Izutani)
None! I wish my charts weren't peppered with random videogame music composers :(
46. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy? (Fort Minor)
I love Fort Minor, but they are more or less the antithesis of happy music.
47. What is your favorite album by 4? (Lupe Fiasco)
Answering this question would just feel dishonest. Food & Liquor
and The Cool
are equally perfect in my mind, and I just started listening to Mohammad Walks
today which is so far equally impressive. I wrote a shitload about his non-mixtape albums in this article for suite101
48. Who is your favorite member of 37? (Eli Porter)IM DA BEST MANG
I DEEEEEEEED IT
49. What is the first song you ever heard by 24? (Modest Mouse)Float On
. I was late getting on that boat. :[
50. What is your favorite song by 20? (Massive Attack)Teardrop
JESUS. THAT TOOK FOREVER.