Thursday, January 25, 2007

Jock Jams

It is a common misconception that music lovers (particularly the indie rock type) hate sports. That is simply not true, faithful Alien Corpse reader!

Not only does Alien Corpse love the sensitive musing of Elliot Smith and The Shins, we also love to see Brian Urlacher lay a hit on an unsuspecting running back.

So this week Alien Corpse has decided to write about that wonderful and scary place where music and sport collide: the Jock Jam. Here is a list of Alien Corpse's Top Five Jock Jams.

5. "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses

4. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" by Smashing Pumpkins

3. "Desire" by U2

2. "Song 2" by Blur

And the number one Jock Jam of all time:

1. "We Are The Champions" by Queen

Honorable Mentions: "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, "Get Free" by The Vines, "Time is Running Out" by Muse, "Boom" by P.O.D., "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen, "We Will Rock You" by Queen, and "Rock You Like a Hurricane" by The Scorpions

P.S. Go Bears!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

2006 - A Retrospecticon (Part 2, Songs)

Top 10 Songs
1. "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley (17pts)
2. "Funeral" by Band of Horses (14pts)
3. "Cold Beer and Cigarettes" by David Bazan (12pts)
4. “White & Nerdy” by "Weird Al" Yankovic (10 pts)
5. “Phenomena” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (9 pts)
6. "Teaspoon" by The Long Winters (8 pts)
7. “O Valencia!” by The Decemberists (7 pts)
8. "Read My Mind" by The Killers (7 pts)
9. "Been Here Before" by Jeremy Enigk (5 pts)
10. Steady As She Goes by The Raconteurs (5 pts)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

2006 - A Retrospecticon (Part 1)

Top 10 Albums

  1. Grandaddy, Just Like the Fambly Cat (17 pts)
  2. Band of Horses, Everything All the Time (10 pts)
  3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Show Your Bones (10 pts)
  4. Joanna Newsom, Ys (10 pts)
  5. Mew, And the Glass Handed Kites (9 pts)
  6. Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere (9 pts)
  7. The Strokes, First Impressions on Earth (9 pts)
  8. The Decemberists, The Crane Wife (8 pts)
  9. Built to Spill, You in Reverse (8 pts)
  10. TV On The Radio, Return to Cookie Mountain (7 pts)

Individual Lists

Several of the contributors to ALIEN CORPSE have submitted a list of the "Top Ten Albums of the Year" for 2006 -- Sadly, two of these lists don't have ten items. Either these contributors are REALLY devoted to their choices or have nothing good to say about 2006. Here they are.

1. Joanna Newsom, Ys

1. Grandaddy, Just Like the Fambly Cat
2. The Strokes, First Impresssions of Earth

1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones
2. Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
3. The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
4. TV On The Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain
5. Beck – The Information
6. The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers
7. The Streets – The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living
8. David Bazan – Fewer Moving Parts
9. Regina Spektor – Begin to Hope
10. Razorlight – Razorlight

1. Band of Horses, Everything All the Time
2. Mew, And the Glass Handed Kites
3. Built to Spill, You in Reverse
4. Grandaddy, Just Like the Fambly Cat
5. mewithoutYou, Brother, Sister
6. Sonic Youth, Rather Ripped
7. Silver Jews, Tangewood Numbers
8. The Long Winters, Putting the Days to Bed
9. The Violet Burning, Drop Dead
10. Norma Jean, Redeemer