Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Giving Thanks, High Fidelity Style

Top five Images of Turkeys when you google image "Turkeys"

It looks like it's holding a cane. That's pretty awesome.

Wild turkeys are pretty badass.

This turkey is wearing a sign. That's pretty funny.

This turkey is in a top hat. That's pretty sweet.

What the fuck?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Top 5: Things I used to like in 2008...

...and will most likely forget about in 2009.

Lovefoxxx, even though I identify with you because
I am also half asian and half hispanic,
I'm over you.

My summer CD, I'm over you.
(Even though you sang into my face Andrew)

You never released your second CD, and now, guess what?
I'm over you!

I think we should see other colors.
I'm over you.

Ben Gibbard
You've changed.
It's not me, it's you.

// What.ever.happened? (Over you + h8 u s000 much) //

Top 5 Albums of 2007: In Retrospect - Garrett's list

Honorable Mentions: Holy Fuck- LP, Arctic Monkeys- Favourite Worst Nightmare, Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before This Ship Even Sank, Against Me! - New Wave

5. LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver
Well, this album was awesome last year and remains awesome this year. Also, one of the coolest shows I've been to. But I digress, the bass and drums kick so well on this album and "All My Friends" is one of the best songs of the last decade.
Top Tracks: All My Friends, New York I Love You, Time To Get Away, did I mention All My Friends?

4. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
Totally not on my list last year. I feel like this album and "Sky Blue Sky" belong together. Both are very good albums that are looked down upon because previous efforts by both bands are better. But Icky Thump is still ballin. Jack White proves once again why he is considered one of the best guitarists of our generation
Top Tracks: Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn, Rag and Bone, Conquest

3. Lupe Fiasco- The Cool
This album came out in December so it was a little to late to make last years list. But after a year of listening to Lupe, I am convinced he is the best rapper working today. Yeah, I said it! From the great stories of "Hip-Hop Saved My Life" and "Little Weapon" to simply cool tracks like "Gold Watch" and "Hello/Goodbye (Uncool)," Lupe proves to excel at anything he does. Can't wait for the triple album that will be LUPend
Top Tracks: Gold Watch, Hip-Hop Saved My Life, Put You on Game

2. Spoon- Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Despite what Zach says, I think this album is pretty much perfect front to back. Well done Spoon, not a bad track on the album.
Top Tracks: Don't Make Me a Target, Rhythm and Soul, Black Like Me

1. Arcade Fire- Neon Bible
My favorite album from last years list remains at the top. This album is such a beautiful emotional journey from the energy of "Keep the Car Running" to the solemnness of "Neon Bible." This album is one of those great experiences where you love to listen to the entire thing. And "My Body is a Cage" is still as chilling as the first time I heard it.
Top Tracks: My Body is a Cage, Keep The Car Running, (Antichrist Television Blues)

Also for your viewing pleasure: 

Friday, November 21, 2008

Top 5 Albums of 2007: In Retrospect

One year later, and I feel a little differently.

MGMT, Oracular Spectacular. Yeah sure, so this band got so big so quickly that my dad started listening to them, that doesn't make the album any worse, my summer 08 album, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
Top Tracks: Kids, Electric Feel, The Youth

Band of Horses, Cease to Begin. Unfairly labeled as a mediocre followup to their 2006 release, Everything all the Time. This album may not peak the way Everything All the Time did with The Funeral, but it is far more consistent. Additionally, it has a track named Detlef Schrempf. Any true NBA Hangtime fans know what I'm talking about.
Top Tracks: Detlef Schrempf, Detlef Schrempf, Detlef Schrempf

Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. Definitely the most disappointing concerts of my life, doesn't change a very very good release by Spoon. Maybe not as consistent as you would like (The Ghost of You Lingers is a terrible, terrible track), but unlike Cease to Begin, it hits some awesome high points.
Top Tracks: Don't Make me a Target, You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb, The Underdog

Wilco, Sky Blue Sky. Yeah Wilco, you did it again, congratulations, you're awesome.
Top Tracks: Sky Blue Sky, Hate it Here, Impossible Germany

Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago. Justin Vernon managed to do something with this album that nobody else has ever managed to do, help keep my sanity. Written and recorded almost exclusively in a wilderness log cabin, the album is one giant lullaby. If you are ever on the verge of a breakdown (do you hear me Peisin?) put this album on.
Top Tracks: For Emma, Flume, Blindsided

Dear Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Radiohead
Fuck you
Love, Zach

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Gregory and the Hawk on High Fidelity

Listen tomorrow at 4, as the band Gregory and the Hawk will be live in studio on High Fidelity.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Online Top 5: Brian Burton and Thomas Callaway Gnarls Barkley

No. 5: It's a bird... It's a plane... It's SuperGnarlsBarkley!

No. 4: Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit? Why do you wear that
stupid Gnarls Barkley suit?

No. 3: Party on Gnarls, Party on Barkley.

No. 2: Vote for Gnarls Barkley and all your wildest dreams
will come true.

AAAnd finally, for no. 1, viddy well, little brother. Viddy well.

It's a Clockwork Gnarls Barkley!

Bonus: Kubrick does Crazy:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Last Week's Playlist

  • Life on Mars?- Seu Jorge: The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions
  • Tired of Sex- Weezer: Pinkerton
  • Charity Case- Gnarls Barkley: The Odd Couple
  • Hoppipolla- We Are Scientists: Chris & Keith's Ultimate Playlist
  • Four Winds- Bright Eyes: Cassadaga
  • Good Day- The Films: Don't Dance Rattlesnake
  • The Way We Get By- Spoon: Kill the Moonlight
  • (Antichrist Television Blues)- Arcade Fire: Neon Bible
  • Boy With a Coin- Iron & Wine: Shepherd's Dog
  • Da Art of Storytelling (Part II)- Outkast: Aquemini
  • Parking Lot- The Knux: Remind Me in 3 Days...
  • Forest Whitkier- Brother Ali: Shadows on the Sun
  • Woman Tonight- Felt: Tribute to Lisa Bonet
  • Me- Atmosphere: When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
  • Ragged Wood- Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
  • Touched Something's Hollow- of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping
  • 2 Atoms in a Molecule- Noah and The Whale: Peaceful The World Lays Me Down
  • New New Song- Tokyo Police Club: Unreleased
  • Long Haired Child- Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow
  • On A Neck, On A Spit- Grizzly Bear: Yellow House
  • Wannabe In L.A.- Eagles of Death Metal: Heart On
  • Wanderlust King- Gogol Bordello: Super Taranta!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Boston Globe

The Boston Globe wrote about us in its list of best College Radio Shows in the area, check it out.

Happy (belated) Halloween and Last Week's Show

  • Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?- The North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative: Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?
  • Satan Said Dance- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Some Loud Thunder
  • Work To Do- The Isley Brothers: Brother, Brother Brother
  • When The Lights Go Out- The Black Keys: Rubber Factory
  • Where Boys Fear To Tread- The Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness
  • Bang! Bang!- The Knux: Remind Me In 3 Days
  • See The World- The Kooks: Inside In/Inside Out
  • Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot- The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robot
  • The Perfect Plan- Wale: The Mixtape About Nothing
  • The Horror- RJD2: Deadringer
  • Daydreamin'- Lupe Fiasco: Food & Liquor
  • Sad Sad Song- M. Ward: Transfiguration of Vincent
  • Black Sand- Jenny Lewis: Acid Tongue
  • Everything- Murs: Murs For President
  • OMG THIS SONG IS AWESEOME- Ryan M Taylor: Unreleased
  • Mandala- Thievery Corporation: Radio Retaliation
  • The Fabled City- Tom Morello: The Fabled City
  • For Our Elegant Caste- of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping
  • A Cautionary Song- The Decemberists: Castaways & Cutouts
  • Jane Says- Jane's Addiction: Nothing's Shocking
  • Welcome To The Occupation- R.E.M.: Document
  • We Laugh At Danger (And Break All The Rules)- Against Me!: Reinventing Axl Rose
  • Don't Make Me A Target- Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga