Music for the day off that should have been

Today was one of those weird non-holiday weekdays when no one was at work (or online). Except for my wife, that is (someone has to make some money in this family). Of course every day is a day off for me. And every day is a work day. Unemployment is the worst of both worlds.

This is a very roundabout way of getting to my point, which is today’s playlist. As Shannon would sing, “Let the music play…”

Air – Virgin Suicides Score
Depressing movies about teenage suicide always have great music.

Califone – Roots & Crowns
Experimental with middling results. This album didn’t grab me like the previous one. But every so often I give it another shot.

Caribou – Up In Flames
This earlier album is new to me… kind of promising.

Wheat – Hope and Adams
Slo-core from a great band. At least they were great until a major label chewed them up and spit them out.

The Warlocks – Heavy Deavy Skull Lover
Grinding dirges, otherwise known as happy fun-time music

The Walkmen – You & Me
They manage to be spacey and still rock… very cool.

The Weepies – Hideaway
Music for dramas on The WB (when it existed) in which teenagers pined after each other. I’m talking to you, Dawson.

Hiroshi Watanabe – Genesis
Dreamy electronica from the Japanese guy who also goes by Kaito. Many names, one sound.

Kaito – A Million Light Years
I barely noticed that the last album drifted right into this one.

Ballboy – A Guide For The Daylight Hours
Snarky Scots who sing songs with titles like “You Can’t Spend Your Whole Life Hanging Around With Arseholes” and “I Wonder If You’re Drunk Enough To Sleep With Me Tonight.” What’s not to like?

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