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Video hookup

Before I start, the little elves at the Hype Machine have been working extra hard for their Jolly Ranchers, and they’ve compiled a long list of bloggers’ favorite albums of 2007. No surprise there; in fact Dave at the Rawkblog points out that Idolator’s poll, the Pazz & Jop poll, and the hype machine’s list all are about the same (via Heart On A Stick).

Sadly, my number one did not follow the crowd, and Josh was relegated to #40. I still love ya, Josh!

And now, more proof that music videos aren’t dead. They’re just back to being lo-fi.

0.5 Muzzle of Bees just posted a new video from What Made Milwaukee Famous — it’s got fencing! And math! And Lance Armstrong! And it’s awesome. Go check out “Sultan.”

01. At Stereogum, you can see Willie Nelson being adorable in “You Don’t Think I’m Funny Anymore.” No no, I never did think he was funny. But he does get cuter as he ages (why is that?).

02. At Fabulist!, Olga digs up the video for PJ & Nick’s song “Henry Lee.” I was a big fan of “Murder Ballads,” but for some reason I never saw this video. And it fairly sizzles (though luckily for the 90s-greasy-haired protagonists, it never does catch fire).

03. Also at Fabulist!, an animated guy with no arms sings a sad, sweet indie song. The video is Levi Weaver’s “You Are Home.”

04. Did you think Ed Vedder couldn’t get any cuter? Well, when he sings 50s classics with a girl from Sleater-Kinney, he’s like an adorable, bearded, unintelligible puppy. (singing starts around 2 minutes in). [via YANP]

05. Take Away Shows profiles Sidi Toure in his hometown of Bamako. [via Gvs.B].

06. At Electroqueer, a thumping Taio Cruz video: “Come On Girl.”

07. I have been trying to like the Raveonettes for awhile and the only thing I have liked so far is this video at Idolator: “Candy.”

08. Jax profiles the very interesting Montreal singer Julie Doiron and features her video “No More.” Another song I want to like but haven’t quite managed yet.

09. I really love Lisa Hannigan, what little I’ve heard, and so I was excited to see a new video of hers on Stereogum — “My Pirate Disco (demo).” Hey, I’d go to a pirate disco.

10. I’ve never been as close to liking Magnetic Fields as when I saw this cute video of St Vincent & J. Vanderslice doing “Yeah! Oh, yeah!”. That song has awesome punctuation, I will say that.

11. Via the Music Slut, Travis has a new video for “New Amsterdam.” Great song.

12. Jax also links to video of Eli from Monolators and the Henry Clay People doing a fun cover of “Psycho Killer.” With the white pants and all, it’s very 80s.

13. And last but not least, spooky #13 is Miho Hatori (of Cibo Matto fame)’s video for the song “Barracuda,” from her solo album “Ecdysis.” (Aaaand wikipedia says that ecdysis is “the molting of the cuticula in arthropods and related groups.” Righteous.) [via Fabulist!]

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Decide For Yourself

So we come to the portion of the evening in which, in spite of my talking smack about Andy for his hateration in the last post, I mention some stuff that I can’t get into. Some of you may have gotten into this! Some of you may even like it a lot. Some of you may want to give it a try. As usual, you may make up your own mind; I present it to you in the hopes that you will. Discuss below if you’d like.

1. Icky Thump — No. Just no. I hate the White Stripes now, I hated the White Stripes then; in a few years, my hatred of the White Stripes will not have diminished. Yea verily.

2. Sky Blue Sky. I respect Jeff Tweedy so highly as a person, but Wilco makes my yawn reflex pop every 10 seconds. I just cannot like it, no matter how hard I try. (Indie license — REVOKED!!)

3. Bands from Sweden. Doesn’t that sound so snobby and dismissive? But compared to the fantastic stuff coming out of France lately, I’m just totally blah on Sweden. Here’s some recent Swedish music you might like: Pelle CarlbergMainlinersThirdimensionRonderlinLoney, Dear.

4. Creepy self-indulgent videos featuring Natalie Portman in gogo boots. SRSLY.

5. Bishop Allen’s prospective new album, The Broken String. It’s kind of like, you ate a whole bunch of candy and you liked it at first and then it kind of made you go, “oog,” and you just want the candy to go away for awhile, but people keep offering you more. Oog.

Five things I do like!

1. Bonde Do Rolê (at Mars Needs Guitars!)

2. “Here’s a truck stop instead of St. Peters” (at Muzzle of Bees).

3. DJ Jazzy Jeff’s new album, “The Magnificent.” (at Kwaya Na Kisser)

4. Did I mention music from France? (at Culture Bully).

5. Interview with Raymond Raposa, aka Castanets. (at Stereogum).

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What’s making the rounds on the blogosphere (click on the blog links to get more mp3s):

Matt at YANP introduced the Black Bears, who I wouldn’t have thought were my kind of thing, but I like them. They’ve got a lot of potential. The lyrics are expressive and smart, and anyone who can use that many semantic variants of “immediacy” has my vote.

The Black Bears: Myspace | Label (Baskerville Hill)

The Black Bears: I Believe In Immediacy

I Am Fuel, You Are Friends put up a whole bucketful of older Ray Lamontagne recordings. I’m definitely a fan of Mr. Lamontagne — he has a solid blues ethic, and we all know how much of a sucker I am for the blues. And he has a new album coming out – you can preview his new song on his site (and very gooey it is, too. You could definitely play this one as you smooched your significant other. Upgrade!).

Ray Lamontagne: Site | Label (RCA)

Ray Lamontagne – A Stone’s Throw From Lonesome

Cable & Tweed put up a couple songs by Telegram, along with a funny description: Ever wonder what it might sound like if Morphine, The Forty-Fives, and Chris Isaak had a jam session? OK, I bit at that hook, and it hurt real good. To me it sounds like Jet had a lovechild with Veal, but that’s just me. It’s good listening, especially “Sugar Sugar,” which is a pretty sexy song. Give it a listen.

Telegram: Site | Myspace

Telegram – Sugar Sugar

Heather of I Am Fuel, You Are Friends posted up a great recap of Pearl Jam’s Denver show, complete with video of PJ and Tom Petty. It’s good to see that a band I loved so much in high school is so well received. “Ten” was the only tape I played on my walkman that I never fast-forwarded through any songs. That’s right! I HAD A WALKMAN. You kids and your digital music.

Eddie Vedder – You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (live)

Over at The Rich Girls Are Weeping, they linked to a video for the Gossip’s “Listen Up”. I don’t like The Gossip enough to write a whole post about them — the lead falls flat at times and the sound is a little amateur. But it’s a big, big sound, with funk in it, and jazz, and Motown. Plus, the video is great — Beth Ditto is the antithesis of those idiotic females who get mega MTV play because they are “beautiful,” (read: thin and fox-faced) but can’t sing a lick. If you like Aretha and hate Ashlee, this song is for you. And there’s cowbell and crochet. Can’t go wrong there.

The Gossip: Site | Myspace | Label (Kill Rock Stars)

The Gossip – Listen Up!

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