SXSW, part 2

So, it was at this point that I came up with a new plan; instead of assigning a rating to each and every one of these fucking songs, and more miserably writing about each one,  I made up categories and dropped every furshligginer song into one of them.  I may return to some of these, but don't hold your breath.

2012

Stuff that makes me hate music:

  • Black Tusk - "Set The Dial To Doom"
  • Blondes - "Wine"
  • Ceremony - "Hysteria"
  • Deafheaven - "Violet"
  • G-SIDE - "NAT GEO"
  • Grimes - "Oblivion"
  • Mind Spiders - "Wait For Us"

Stuff that actively annoys me with pretension or some other form of annoyingness:

  • Adam Arcuragi - "President's Song"
  • Apparat - "Black Water"
  • Emma-Louise - "Jungle"
  • The Front Bottoms - "Maps"
  • Horse Feathers - "Fit Against The Country"
  • Lower Dens - "Brains"
  • Nicholas Jaar - "With Just One Glance"
  • Reks - "Autograph"
  • Royal Thunder - "Mouth Of Fire"
  • Spoek Mathambo - "Put Some Red On It"
  • STS - "Here Tonight"
  • THEESatisfaction - "QueenS"
  • Zola Jesus - "Vessel"
  • Kendrick Lamar - "Ab-Souls Outro"

Stuff that I forget is playing:

  • Firehorse - "Our Hearts"
  • Heartless Bastards - "Parted Ways"
  • JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound - "Everything Will Be Fine"
  • La Vida Boheme - "Nicaragua"
  • Lost Lander - "Cold Feet"
  • POLICA - "Lay Your Cards Out"
  • Young Prisms - "Floating In Blue"

Stuff that just doesn't do it for me:

  • The Men - "Open Your Heart"
  • Milagres - "Here To Stay"
  • Milo Greene - "1957"
  • The Milk Carton Kids - "There By Your Side"
  • Patrick Watson - "Into Giants"
  • SBTRKT - "Wildfire"
  • Seryn - "We Will All Be Changed"
  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - "Rise"
  • Sharon Van Etten - "Serpents"
  • Tanlines - "Brothers"
  • We Are Augustines - "Headlong Into The Abyss"
  • Y La Bamba - "Squawk"

Stuff that I kinda like, but it also kinda ends there:

  • Bear in Heaven - "The Reflection of You"
  • Ben Howard - "Old Pine"
  • Brendan Benson - "Bad For Me"
  • Girl In A Coma - "Smart"
  • Kishi Bashi - "Bright Whites"
  • La Sera - "Please Be My Third Eye"
  • Nada Surf - "When I Was Young"
  • Now, Now - "Dead Oaks"
  • Quiet Company - "You, Me, & The Boatman"
  • Shearwater - "You As You Were"
  • Shimmering Stars - "Sun's Going Down"

Stuff that I like and which makes me keep my ears open for more:

  • Allen Stone - "Sleep"
  • Amy Bezunartea - "Doubles"
  • Big Deal - "Chair"
  • Bright Moments - "Travelers"
  • Caveman - "Old Friend"
  • Chappo - "Come Home"
  • Cloud Nothings - "Stay Useless"
  • Daughter - "Landfill"
  • Dry The River - "New Ceremony"
  • Eleanor Friedberger - "Last Summer"
  • Emperor X - "Erica Western Teleport"
  • Hospitality - "Friends Of Friends"
  • Of Monsters And Men - "Little Talks"
  • Young Buffalo - "Catapilah"
  • Yellow Ostrich - "Marathon Runner"

Stuff that I REALLY like and which makes my buy more music

  • Best Coast - "When I'm With You"
  • Great Lakes Swimmers - "Easy Come Easy Go"
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks - "Act On Impulse"

2013

Stuff that makes me hate music:

  • Big K.R.I.T. - "Shine On"
  • The Coup - "The Magic Clap"
  • Foxygen - "San Francisco"
  • Killer Mike - "Untitled (feat. Scar)"
  • Le1f - "Coins"
  • Metz - "Headache"
  • Robert Raimon Roy - "Le Tigre Blanc"
  • Sean Rowe - "Joe's Cult"
  • Skeletonwitch - "This Horrifying Force (The Desire To Kill)"

Stuff that actively annoys me with pretension or some other form of annoyingness:

  • Alt-J - "Tesselate"
  • Dana Falconberry - "Lake Charlievoix"
  • Dusted - "Property Lines"
  • Indians - "I Am Haunted"
  • Marnie Stern - "Year Of The Glad"
  • Micah P. Hinson - "Take Off That Dress For Me"
  • Olafur Arnalds - "Old Skin"
  • Quiet Company - "The Emasculated Man And The City That Swallowed Him"
  • Thomas Dybdahl - "But We Did"
  • MTMTMK - "Yoshua Alikuti"
  • Wild Child - "Tale of You & Me"
  • You Won't - "Three Car Garage"
  • Youth Lagoon - "Dropla"

Stuff that I forget is playing:

  • The Calm Blue Sea - "Mary Ann Nichols"
  • Brown Shoe - "Late Nights"
  • Daniel Bachman - "With Signs Following"
  • Frightened Rabbit - "State Hospital"
  • Hurray For the Riff Raff - "Born To Win (Part One)"
  • Joe Banfi - "Nomads"
  • Ken Stringfellow - "You're The Gold "
  • NO - "What's Your Name"
  • Telekinesis - "Ghosts and Creatures"
  • Whirr - "Sandy"

Stuff that just doesn't do it for me:

  • Andy Stott - "Numb"
  • Blaudzun - "Elephants"
  • Bronze Radio Return - "Shake, Shake, Shake"
  • Caveman - "In The City"
  • Cheyenne Mize - "Among The Grey"
  • Chic Gamine - "Days and Days"
  • Dessa - "The Beekeeper"
  • DIIV - "How Long Have You Known"
  • Elephant Stone - "Heavy Moon"
  • Empress Of - "Don't Tell Me"
  • Field Report - "I Am Not Waiting Anymore"
  • Gaby Moreno - "Que Voy a Hacer"
  • Imam Baildi - "De Thelo Pia Na Xanarthis"
  • The Milk Carton Kids - "Snake Eyes"
  • Mother Falcon - "Dirty Summer (7" version)"
  • My Education - "Roboter-Hohlenbewohner"
  • Night Beds - "Ramona"
  • ON AN ON - "Ghosts"

Stuff that I kinda like, but it also kinda ends there:

  • Air Review - "America's Son"
  • The Away Days - "Dressing Room"
  • Bajofondo Tango Club - "Pide piso"
  • Cayucas - "High School Lover"
  • The Eastern Sea - "The Match"
  • Haley Bonar - "Bad Reputation"
  • Hannah Georgas - "Ode To Mom"
  • Hey Marseilles - "Bright Stars Burning"
  • Hundred Waters - "Boreal"
  • Jesca Hoop - "Born To"
  • Jonathan Boulet - "You'rre A Animal"
  • Josh Ritter - "Joy To You Baby"
  • Josh Rouse - "Julie (Come Out Of The Rain)"
  • The Joy Formidable - "This Ladder Is Ours"
  • Line & Circle - "Roman Ruins"
  • Lucius - "Turn It Around"
  • The Mowgli's - "San Francisco (Little Daylight Remix)"
  • Quiet Company - "The Emasculated Man And The City That Swallowed Him"
  • Rhye - "Open"

Stuff that I like and which makes me keep my ears open for more:

  • Emma Louise - "Boy"
  • Ex Cops - "James"
  • Fierce Bad Rabbit - "Matter Of Time"
  • Guards - "Silver Lining"
  • Ivan & Alyosha - "Running for Cover"
  • Kopecky Family Band - "Heartbeat"
  • La Santa Cecilia - "La Negra"
  • Lydia Loveless - "Can't Change Me"
  • Mikal Cronin - "Shout It Out"
  • Parquet Courts - "Stoned and Starving"
  • Said The Whale - "Loveless"
  • The Staves - "Mexico"

Stuff that I REALLY like and which makes my buy more music:

  • Air Traffic Controller - "You Know Me"
  • BOY - "Little Numbers"
  • Jenny Owen Youngs - "Love For Long"
  • Kelly Hogan - "Plant White Roses"
  • Lianne La Havas - "Is Your Love Big Enough?"
  • The Lone Bellow - "Two Sides Of Lonely"
  • The Soil And The Sun - "I Know It (I Feel It Too)"