Archive for May, 2010

Band List

This might be a little long, so be forewarned. Although by no means comprehensive, leaning more toward indie folk than my other listening interests, I have spent some time compiling a list of bands that I enjoy. The list isn’t horribly organized, but neither is it completely unorganized. They are not ordered according to my preference, merely according to chaos theory. The * indicates a favorite of mine.

Caleb Caldwell’s Music List
Electronic Pop/Rock
1)Owl City
2)The Postal Service
3)Death Cab For Cutie
a)Favorite Album: Plans
4)Mute Math
a)Favorite Albums: OK, Computer; In Rainbows
6)The Echoing Green
7)The Killers
a)Album: Day and Age
8)The Flaming Lips
a)Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot
Indie Folk/Baroque Rock
1)Iron and Wine*
2)Sufjan Stevens*
a)Favorite Songs: Chicago, Seven Swans
3)The Arcade Fire*
a)All of their stuff is great, but my favorite song is Tunnels (Neighborhood #1)
4)Neko Case
a)Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
5)The Decemberists*
a)The Crane Wife
6)Carbon Leaf*
a)Nothing Rhymes with Woman
7)Damien Jurado
a)Caught in the Trees
8)Laura Veirs
9)The New Pornographers
a)Good despite their name
10)The Weepies
11)Bon Iver*
a)For Emma, Forever Ago
12)Blind Pilot
13)Elliott Smith
14)Jon Foreman (solo work from Switchfoot’s frontman)
15)Mumford and Sons
16)Fionn Regan
17)Great Lake Swimmers
19)Grizzly Bear
20)J. Tillman
21)City and Colour
22)Local Natives
23)Andrew Bird
24)Monsters of Folk
25)My Morning Jacket
26)Nick Drake*
27)Justin Vernon (solo work from the frontman for Bon Iver)
28)The Shins*
a)Favorite Album: Oh, Inverted World
29)Fleet Foxes
31)Damien Rice
a)Good Songs: Cold Water; Blower’s Daughter; Cannonball
32)Band of Horses
a)Album: Everything All the Time
33)Belle & Sebastian
34)Pedro the Lion
a)Favorite Song: He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot
36)Eddie Vedder
37)The Avett Brothers*
a)Their last album It’s all crazy! It’s all false! It’s all a dream! It’s alright! is folk-rock but their other three cd’s aren’t. However, they are certainly worth listening to.
39)Glen Hansard* (Also appears as The Swell Season and as the frontman for The Frames)
a)Singer off of the movie Once
Brit/Irish Rock
a)Their first two albums, Parachutes and A Rush of Blood to the Head are my favorite.
a)Favorite Song: Mr. Writer
a)Perfect Symmetry
5)Snow Patrol*
a)Favorite Album: Hundred Million Suns
7)The Kooks
9)The Doves

Random Indie
a)Favorite Albums: Turn on the Bright Lights, Our Love to Admire
2)The National**
a)Boxer, High Violet
3)Okkervil River
5)The Joy Formidable
6)Broken Bells
a)Broken Bells is the side project of James Mercer, frontman for the Shins
8)Bat for Lashes
9)Sigur Ros
10)Jeff Buckley
11)Regina Spektor
a)Good Songs: Fidelity, Samson, Laughing With
12)Ingrid Michaelson
a)Album: Be OK
13)Ben Folds
a)Favorite Album: Rocking the Suburbs
Good Alternative Rock
a)Favorite Albums: Cities, New Surrender
a)Album: Black Holes and Revelations
i)Favorite track: Supermassive Black Hole
5)Goo Goo Dolls