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I love when blogs just give you music. No questions asked, no long-winded explanations of why you should listen to it, no extraneous links. It’s your choice! You can download it and give it a try, or you can skip over it while exclaiming to yourself, “Why would I ever listen to a band called Monkey Jell-O?” Or would you?? You never know.
So here are my top 5 of the moment, with a little blurb if I feel like it.

[These tracks have been removed. You can contact me if you’d like a copy.]
1. Sufjan Stevens – Come Thou Font Of Every Blessing. If you like that hymn (it happens to be one of my favorites), you will love this version.

2. Aaliyah – If Your Girl Only Knew (Siik remix, acquired from siik.org). Funny story – I was listening to this song one time while I was hanging around in Salt Lake City. I think I was waiting for a bus. Anyway, a gorgeous bride came walking down the street in her dress and everything (we get a lot of brides in Salt Lake). And then this guy driving a natty sportscar, like a Trans-Am or something, comes driving down the opposite side of the street, but he peels this huge U-turn, drives up past this woman wearing her wedding gown, and starts whistling and hollering at her. Colossal good taste, eh? So every time I hear this song, I think of that woman.

3. Bombay the Hard Way – Ganges A Go-Go. (acquired from “I Am Fuel, You Are Friends”). I loooove Bollywood music, and this song is so great, beginning with the spoken intro. Awesome!

4. The Smiths – Nowhere Fast. Ah, Morissey, the king of cheerfully depressing self-hate music.

5. Nouvelle Vague – A Forest. I’m sorry, did you say someone is covering the Cure and adding bossa nova? I’m ON IT.

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