Category Archives: Folk

Top 10 albums of twenty10: Plants and Animals “LaLa Land”

The second release from Montreal based Plants and Animals is a solid follow up from their first album Parc Avenue which is an incredible debut album.  This record is a bit more “plugged in” and dutifully represents the feeling that the city of Los Angeles projects; which is where this album was recorded.

they are from canadia

http://soundcloud.com/zeolympian/parc-avenue-american-idol

this first song american idol is very Talking Heads-esque

http://soundcloud.com/zeolympian/parc-avenue-tom-cruz

If you like these 2 songs you can download the album here: http://www.mediafire.com/?tkw0oyezz3o

Til next time, zeOlympian

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Top 10 albums of twenty10: Deerhunter Halcyon Digest

Well, 2010 is finally starting to come to a close.  Now only 2 more years til the world comes to an end!  2012 people, 2012 people.  I thought the year was a great year of music with some really good and listenable albums put out by a wide array of artists.  I’m beginning to have feelings that popular music is starting to get good again and the bands are actually playing instruments.  Indie and the obscure are becoming mainstream and I’m thrilled about it.

So I figured to take the opportunity to post about my favorite albums of the year and also give YOU the pleasure to download the albums and formulate your own opinions.  2010 was a year of ups-and-downs for me.  Throughout the past year, I discovered a lot about true friends, hardship, and making the best for yourself to ensure a positive future.  These albums certainly eased the progression that one endures throughout a calender year:

without further adieu, I present Halcyon Digest by the artist Deerhunter:

dorky looking bunch huh?

this is my favorite song from the album and one of my favorites of 2010.

http://soundcloud.com/zeolympian/deerhunter-he-would-have-laughed

this is a good tune too!

http://soundcloud.com/zeolympian/deerhunter-halcyon-digest-02-dont-cry

Halcyon Digest is a great late night/relaxing/rainy day album.  The album is simple and sometimes sparse which offers easy listening after a long day of work.  I love listening to this album at night after a day of work and its subtle songs puts me in a perfect mood for bed.

you can download the album here:  http://www.mediafire.com/?1jcug7hzgl20zya

til next time, zeOlympian.

John Prine (again)

John Prine – Big Old Goofy World

This song explores the beauty of a simple metaphor, just in case you ever happen to experience a bad day you should crack open a cheap beer, enjoy the free view and chill to this one.  P.S. read the lyrics they are great

Up in the morning
Work like a dog
Is better than sitting
Like a bump on a log
Mind all your manners
Be quiet as a mouse
Some day you’ll own a home
That’s as big as a house

I know a fella
He eats like a horse
Knocks his old balls
Round the old golf course
You oughta see his wife
She’s a cute little dish
She smokes like a chimney
And drinks like a fish

There’s a big old goofy man
Dancing with a big old goofy girl
Ooh baby
It’s a big old goofy world

Now Elvis had a woman
With a head like a rock
I wished I had a woman
That made my knees knock
She’d sing like an angel
And eat like a bird
And if I wrote a song
She’d know ever single word

Kiss a little baby
Give the world a smile
If you take an inch
Give ’em back a mile
Cause if you lie like a rug
And you don’t give a damn
You’re never gonna be
As happy as a clam

So I’m sitting in a hotel
Trying to write a song
My head is just as empty
As the day is long
Why it’s clear as a bell
I should have gone to school
I’d be wise as an owl
Stead of stubborn as a mule.