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Top 10 Songs of the Week by fakery - July 28, 2011

Unweak Music - 7.28.11

fakery selects top 10 tracks of july 28 2011 stop the weaknessHere we go - these are some good...summer songs? I don't know if there is a theme here, or at least how to articulate the theme, but here are some STW fakery selected tracks of the week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Cold Brains by Beck - this song is from Mutations and is my favorite track off the album. Haven't listened to this in a while and its a great acoustic track. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE SONG ON iTUNES.

 

2) Idiots Rule by Jane's Addiction - this song is from Nothing's Shocking, which is the best Jane's album. Flea plays trumpet on this song, and while Had A Dad is probably my favorite track on the album, this song is underrated and the sweetness. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE SONG ON iTUNES.

 

3) 2:45 AM by Elliott Smith - this is off of Smith's Either/Or and is the first Elliott Smith song I was familiar with. In fact, Culking Smith and I covered this song in a band many moons ago and I actually didn't know who played it until years later. One of my favorites of his. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE SONG ON iTUNES.

 

4) Fight Test by The Flaming Lips - this song is from Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. It is the opening track and a cool EP was released that included covers of Can't Get You Out of My Head (song made popular by Kylie Minogue), Beck's Golden Age, and some Radiohead track. There is also a song about Jack White which is a fun tune. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE SONG ON iTUNES.

 

5) The Wooden Song by Butthole Surfers - off of Independent Worm Saloon, this track is probably not what most non-fans think of when they think of the band. This band is the ill and this song is one of the best. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE SONG ON iTUNES.

 

6) Tearjerker by Red Hot Chili Peppers - this song is a tribute to Kurt Cobain and is off of One Hot Minute which is the black sheep of the RHCP catalogue and I think wrongly so. The album is sick. This isn't the best track on the album, but I think it fits well with the other tracks on here. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE SONG ON iTUNES.

 

7) Trees Get Wheeled Away by Bright Eyes - this track was not on an album (until later included on the Noise Floor b-side compilation) because Oberst promised it to a friend for a movie soundtrack after he helped Bright Eyes get their first TV appearance. One of my all time favorite songs. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE SONG ON iTUNES.

 

8) Breakdown by Handsome Boy Modeling School (Jack Johnson) - originally a Jack Johnson song (I think), this (remix?) was included on the second Handsome Boy Modeling School album, which is a collection of tracks by Prince Paul and Dan the Automator with various singers/rappers. The first album may be better, but the second one is more poppy and pretty great as well. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE SONG ON iTUNES.

 

9) Chinese Firedrill by Mike Watt - Matt Watt's first album (1995), Ball Hog or Tugboat?, is a collection of tracks with Mike Watt playing with almost every popular alternative artist of the early 90s from the Beastie Boys to J Mascis. It also includes the first recorded tracks by the remaining members of Nirvana (Pat Smear included) post Kurt's death. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE SONG ON iTUNES.

 

10) Melt Your Heart by Jenny Lewis - an awesome track by Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley. It melts hearts, not faces. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE SONG ON iTUNES.