Mar 12 2007, 18:17
Mountain Goats are #1, and it has nothing to do with the "project", as it were. Hell, the project is more than halfway through. How about that? I'm glad, but I'm also curious about where I'm going to go next with my collection. I have a list of artists, mostly culled from friends here on last.fm, that I want to check out, but the world is pretty wide-open.
Anyway, the focus is on this week, and what a week it was. Aquabats at #2 is pretty damn funny; I had never listened to the band before I met my girlfriend, and while they're perhaps not my favorite band now, I have to admit that I do enjoy their stuff. Blur, Pulp, Cardigans, Butthole Surfers, Ash? All good stuff, still, and I'm happy to have them in my charts.
Blue October was a passing fancy last year that never really stuck (and I found them before that Hate Me song became popular - that really blindsided me. You can check my charts if you don't believe me). I still like some of their songs, but I don't think I'll ever be a big fan. Pantera? Yeah...well, I still like Cowboys From Hell. Otherwise the macho posturing just sucks. Especially when Anselmo is a little less than macho, which is more than fine, but cut the shit.
Urge Overkill, I love, but I'm just burned out. If there had been a last.fm a few years ago, they would be my #1 right now. I listened to them for ages and ages. There's nothing new for me to discover about them, and with them only just reuniting, I can't imagine me finding much new for awhile. It was a chore to get through their stuff, as it will be for the Smashing Pumpkins stuff.
And I expect them to dominate next week, as I'm about to start a DVD that is basically them, Sufjan Stevens, and Steely Dan. Should be interesting.