Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy People Day, Turkeys! Wait....

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you have a marvelous day!

Here's the countdown!

Countdown #33

And, as promised in this weeks show (and...last week's show, too), here's information about the Festive Fifty vote!

This is the email that Tim sent everyone:

Hello Everyone,

It’s time for the final vote to determine the top fifty songs that will be crowned as this year’s Contrast Podcast Festive Fifty:

Select your favourite 10 songs from the shortlist of 100 below and rank them from 1 (your favourite) to 10 and send the list to our friendly 'statman' James ( ). You may also (if you are feeling evil) give a negative vote to any single song of your choice! The deadline for doing this isn't far away – Wednesday 1st December.

Please ask your friends, family, blog readers and anyone else you know to send us their votes too – everyone can take part!!

Here for your listening pleasure is a flash player with all of the tracks on it:

and here’s the list …

Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar
Arcade Fire - Modern Man
Arcade Fire - Ready To Start
Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Arcade Fire - Suburban War
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Arcade Fire - We Used to Wait
Archie Bronson Outfit - Shark's Tooth
Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
Beach House - Norway
Beach House - Zebra
Ben Folds & Nick Hornby - From Above
British Sea Power - Zeus
Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside
Broken Bells - The High Road
Broken Social Scene - All to All
Broken Social Scene - Meet Me In the Basement
Broken Social Scene - World Sick
Caribou - Odessa
Cee-Lo Green - Fuck You
Danny & The Champions of the World - Henry the Van
Dead Heart Bloom - Someday Will Not Come Again
Deerhunter - Helicopter
Dessa - Dixon's Girl
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Home
Edwyn Collins - What is My Role
Efterklang - Modern Drift
Elizabeth Cook - El Camino
Field Music - Measure
Field Music - Them That Do Nothing
Florence & the Machine - Heavy in Your Arms
Foals - Total Life Forever
Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks
Frightened Rabbit - Living in Colour
Frightened Rabbit - Nothing Like You
Frightened Rabbit - Swim Until You Can't See Land
Frightened Rabbit - The Loneliness and the Scream
Frightened Rabbit - Things
Gorillaz - Stylo
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - Paris (Oh-La-La)
Grinderman - Mickey Mouse & The Goodbye Man
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Janelle Monae - Tightrope
John Grant - Marz
Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave
Junip - Always
Kate Nash - Paris
Kings of Leon - Radioactive
Land of Talk - Quarry Hymns
Laura Veirs - July Flame
LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean
LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls
Local Natives - World News
Lost in the Trees - A Walk Around the Lake
M.I.A. - Born Free
Maroon 5 - Misery
Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone
MGMT - Flash Delirium
Midlake - Acts of Man
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
Mumford & Sons - The Cave
Neon Trees - Animal
OMD - Sister Marie Says
Phosphorescent - Mermaid Parade
Ra Ra Riot - Boy
Sade - Babyfather
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - I Learned the Hard Way
She & Him - Ridin' in My Car
Shearwater - Black Eyes
Shearwater - Landscape at Speed
Shout Out Louds - Fall Hard
Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em
Spoon - Who Makes Your Money
Spoon - Written in Reverse
Stornoway - I Saw You Blink
Stornoway - Zorbing
Sufjan Stevens - I Walked
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Bottled in Cork
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - The Mighty Sparrow
Teenage Fanclub - Sometimes I Don't Need to Believe In Anything
The Black Keys - Howlin' For You
The Black Keys - Tighten Up
The Black Keys - Too Afraid To Love You
The Decemberists - Down By the Water
The Divine Comedy - Assume the Perpendicular
The Divine Comedy - At the Indie Disco
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
The Mynabirds - Numbers Don't Lie
The National - Anyone's Ghost
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
The National - Terrible Love
The New Pornographers - Crash Years
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Say No to Love
The Vaselines - I Hate the 80's
The Walkmen - Angela Surf City
Tracey Thorne - Swimming
Vampire Weekend - Cousins
Vampire Weekend - Horchata
Warpaint - Undertow
Yeasayer - Ambling Alp

Happy voting!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mister, I ain't a boy. No I'm a man. And I the Alternative Top 10 countdown!

I'm listening to Bruce Springsteen as I write this (hence the title of the post). I think he's going places.

Here's the newest countdown!

As I mention in the episode, watch this space for information on voting in this year's Festive 50. We have a list of 100 songs that should be published very soon. You'll pick 10. Then we'll have a show about it at the end of the year! It's so much fun. This will be the 4th Annual Contrast Podcast Festive 50. So exciting!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hey hey! 100 posts!

It's my 100th post! I can't believe it! This kind of stuff just sneaks up on you, doesn't it? Well, here's the 31st countdown! Enjoy!

Goodnight :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Something for to keep you warm in the all of a sudden winter!

Well here it is! The exciting and anticipated 30th countdown! Enjoy!

Countdown #30