Numerology is one of those real weirdo sciences based on some sort of mathematical religion I won’t even begin to understand. What does interest me though is that our time on this giant landfill is limited so when there is a awesome calendar that ends on 2012 you have to begin to wonder what the Mayans knew? What is going to happen from a year from now? Obviously their civilization did not stick around or maybe they just got on the good ship, put on their sneakers and got out of Dodge. Whatever the reason when ever there are songs that include some sort of integer it gives the song some meaning that we attach to it I like them usually. Here’s a few odd songs with numbers in their titles. I left out some of the obvious ones and just went in order of what has randomly come-up on a search in my music library then filtered on time, years or when something is counted. Whatever came first you could probably rationalize this post all freaking day!
00. Carry The Zero by Built To Spill from Keep It Like A Secret [Buy some BTS stuff]
01. One PM Again by Yo La Tengo from I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One [Buy]
02. Two Sunspots by The Stranglers from meninblack
03. Three Bullets by Poster Children from Tool of the Man [Get some Pkids music]
04. Four Horsemen By The Clash from London Calling [Career Opportunities the one’s that never knock]
05. Four Horsemen By The Stranglers from meninblack
06. (David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six by The Brian Jonestown Massacre from Take It from the Man! [Buy]
07. Seven Seas by Echo & The Bunnymen from Ocean Rain [Buy some amazing music]
08. Eight Day Hell By Trail of Dead from So Divided
09. Number Nine by The Twilight Singers from Blackberry Belle [Buy]
10. 9 Fingers on you by Shudder to Think from Pony Express [Get Your Goat is good too!]
11. Clock Strikes Ten by Cheap Trick from In Color (Albini Mix)
12. Thirteen(live) by Elliot Smith
13. When Yer Twenty Two By The Flaming Lips from Transmissions from the Satelite Heart [Support Wayne Coyne]
14. Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard by Wilco from More Like The Moon EP [Buy]
15. 59 Times The Pain by Hüsker Dü from New Day Rising [Buy]
16. 66 by The Afghan Whigs from 1965 [Best sexy albums]
17. Flight 96 by Chavez from Ride The Fader [Ring the register]
18. 1976 by Red Kross from Third Eye
19. 1969 By The Stooges s/t [Iggy Pop rocks]
20. 2000 Man by The Rolling Stones from Their Satanic Majesties Request [Get stoned]
21. 9 Fingers on you by Shudder to Think from Pony Express
Ah, besides Christmas, the end of January is the time where my silo listening skills sometimes aligns with the masses and sometimes i’m like wtf or how did i miss this… This time there is no surprises. I missed and apparently play drums to a different beat than most. Other music I must admit i just ignore. Me gusta que me gusta. Blessed are the results for Tris Mccall’s Critics Poll XVI Best albums, Best Singles and the misc category which is my favorite. The choice is still there to ignore but i get to see what other people are listening to. If you didn’t participate this year beg him to put you on the tickler list for next year. You have to put in a lot of time downloading and listening to keep up with these folks so be warned. I’ll be the spoiler hands down and agree that Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer made the number one album of 07. it’s a massive album. The verbosity on the results and detail music geek insight is what makes his analysis a fantastic read. The Singles list is a funny mixed bag of indie and pop mainstream which makes this poll feel real and nobody trying to be cool and measure you up to anything. It is a people’s vote. The most main stream track i voted for was Bruce’s Girls in their summer clothes but that was it. I don’t think i could name a Chemical Romance, alicia keys or Rihanna single to save my life. Nevermind Amy Whinhouse she is drugged up slob like courtney love in my book and i voted for Britney for biggest trainwreck. They all are in the same club. I did extreme pleasure in having my other 9 choices in the other number one singles list. e.g. no show. [see dj spork’s top 20 list show]. Also, good read in case you think you missed something read his pop music abstract for 2007. Get through it and have a larf, if you need dictionary i won’t tell anybdoy.
Other misanthrope lists: Pitchdork’s top 50 albums | metacritic | Stereogum | Spin | Best Christian Albums of 2007 | and if you haven’t already go get you some djspork podcast which is playing to your right. Show #20 posted yesterday for your download and RSS subscription pleasure.
The time of year is here again to put your ears where your mouth is and put in your 2 cents for the best of 2007. Damn where has the time gone? Did a whole years worth of crappy music really go by? Was it all crap? The new DJ Spork and Review Stalker 2007 Best of decisions are in currently playing in our podcast module to your right. So what is your playlist? Radiohead, Spoon, The Shins, The National and some other obvious choices made the review stalker best of 2007 list but you do have a oppportunuity with Tris McCall, he is taking numbers with his 2007 Music Critics poll; which is open to the people, so go ahead and give him your POV. The poll is long and he does allow you get your jibes in for stuff you think sucks so have a look. Happy New Year.