Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What You Should Have Heard #15

My Mix CDs

I’ve got a lot of music but limited space to hold it in, especially in my car. So I’ve gone the old tried-and-true way of making mix CDs to have access to as many bands as possible while driving. I’m going slightly old-school since I’m a bit backwards and have no iPod.

Most of the songs will be more upbeat, with probably only the occasional ballad or slower song included. I like to sing in the car, and the more upbeat songs are more fun to sing.

I’ll be going in alpha-numeric order with these, so if you’re wanting to argue with me about what Weezer songs should be included, you’re going to be waiting for a while.

My only limitations are that I use 80 min. discs, and I’m only going to use one disc per band/artist. I will make exceptions for only my most favorite bands with huge playlists (Foo Fighters and Self, off the top of my head), but I’d really like to boil everything down to just one disc.

Here’s the list guide:

Track # - Song Name - Album Name

Alice in Chains Mix CD

  1. Grind – Alice in Chains
  2. Heaven Beside You – Alice in Chains
  3. Again – Alice in Chains
  4. Over Now – Alice in Chains
  5. Them Bones – Dirt
  6. Damn That River – Dirt
  7. Down in a Hole – Dirt
  8. Sickman – Dirt
  9. Hate to Feel – Dirt
  10. Angry Chair – Dirt
  11. Would – Dirt
  12. Man in the Box – Facelift
  13. No Excuses – Jar of Flies
  14. Swing on This – Jar of Flies
  15. Got Me Wrong - Sap

I would probably list Alice in Chains as tied with Soundgarden for my third favorite grunge band. But that’s a distant third behind Pearl Jam and Nirvana. As such, I have very little to say about the band.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the harmonies that the group is known for. Eh. They set the band apart from other grunge counterparts in the ‘90s, but when I want to listen to grunge, I don’t want to hear stylistic harmonies.

“Would” is probably my favorite song out of the bunch. I was going to say that it was probably the best song to be included on the Singles soundtrack, but then I took a look at the song listing and realized that half the songs on there are better.


Anonymous said...

Alice is my all time favorite band! Not arguing with you...Everyone has their own taste...They have some heavy stuff before they started working with harmonies...It is always cool to read others opinions on your favorite bands...

Rob Rosenblatt said...

Hey, I'm just surprised that someone I don't personally know is checking the blog every now and then, so disagreements are welcome! And it's not that I hate them; I think they're better than a lot of the stuff that came out in the '90s and didn't last. I liked 'em enough to get their CDs!