01 February 2005

all the songs that are fit to play

here are the songs i've posted so far. like them or not, i would love to hear your thoughts. last updated: 17 may 2008. those with a "+" sign are the latest addition.


the best songs of 2007 listen
the best songs of 2006 listen
songs for the lovestruck and the forlorn listen

all of them!

10,000 maniacs : like the weather listen

adnan sami : dil kya kare listen
aimee mann : i can't help you anymore listen
air : alone in kyoto listen
alexi murdoch : orange sky listen
allen ginsberg : end the vietnam war listen
ani difranco : grey listen
arab strap : love detective listen
arcade fire : haiti listen
archer prewitt : way of the sun listen
arctic monkeys : red light indicates doors are secured listen
ayub ogada : kothbiro listen
aztec camera : jump listen

the beatles : across the universe listen
beck : missing listen
bebel gilberto : august day song listen
belle & sebastian : a space boy dream listen
belle & sebastian : the blues are still blue listen
ben horn : stripped down listen
ben watt : north marine drive listen
the bible : graceland listen
black rebel motorcycle club : complicated situation listen
blue october : into the ocean listen
blur : coffee & tv listen
bob schneider : come with me tonight listen
the brand new heavies : never stop listen
broken social scene : ibi dreams of pavement (a better day) listen

caetano veloso : cucurrucucu paloma listen
cafe tacuba : eo (el sonidero) listen
cafe tacuba : esa noche listen
calexico | iron and wine : burn that broken bed listen
cary pierce : home listen
cassandra wilson : time after time listen
catherine wheel : crank listen
china crisis : thank you listen
chris cornell : sunshower listen
chris isaak : wicked game : instrumental listen
clap your hands say yeah : over and over again listen
the clarks : on saturday listen
the clash : train in vain (stand by me) listen
clem snide : jews for jesus blues listen
coldplay : white shadows : morgan page bootleg remix listen
copeland : when finally set free listen
cornelius : drop listen
the cure : pictures of you listen

damien rice : cannonball listen
dan wilson and bic runga : good morning baby listen
david byrne : don't fence me in listen
david gray : january rain listen
david gray : lately listen
david kitt : pressure drop listen
death cab for cutie : i will follow you into the dark listen
death cab for cutie : lightness listen
the decemberists : here i dreamt i was an architect listen
deepak ram : a night in lenasia listen
dolly parton : travelin' thru listen
donovan : hurdy gurdy man listen
drew o'doherty : oneway listen
drive-by truckers : great car dealer war listen
duncan sheik : on a high listen
the dust brothers : this is your life listen

ednaswap : torn listen
eliza gilkyson : river of gold listen
elvis presley : pocketful of rainbows listen
eskobar and heather nova : someone new listen
eva cassidy : time after time listen
evan dando : shots is fired | hard drive listen +
everything but the girl : one place listen

f. r. david : sahara night listen
feist : inside and out listen
the finn brothers : homesick listen

gay dad : pathfinder listen
gigi : zomaye listen
the go-betweens : cattle and cane listen
the go-betweens : rock and roll friend listen
the go-betweens : streets of your town listen
gomez : diskoloadout listen
granian : over now listen
grant mclennan : do you see the lights listen
grant mclennan : haunted house listen

his name is alive : this world is not my home listen
the housemartins : build listen

idlewild : love steals us from loneliness listen
imogen heap : hide and seek : morgan page bootleg remix listen
indigo girls : ghost listen
ivy : never do that again listen
iz kamakawiwo'ole : over the rainbow / what a wonderful world listen

jack johnson : never know listen
john lennon : imagine listen
johnny marr + the healers : caught up listen
johnathan rice : mid-november listen
jonathan butler : no woman no cry listen
josé gonzález : stay in the shade listen
josh ritter : thin blue flame listen
josh rouse : winter in the hamptons listen
julie delpy : a waltz for a night listen

kate bush : aerial listen
kathryn williams : lydia listen
keziah jones : million miles from home listen
kings of convenience : misread listen
kings of convenience : gold for the price of silver listen
kt tunstall : black horse and the cherry tree listen

laura pausini : como si no nos hubieramos amado listen
lizz wright : i'm confessin' listen

m. craft : i got nobody waiting for me listen
m. ward : duet for guitars #1 listen
madonna : bedtime story listen
martha wainwright : factory listen
mary black : fall at your feet listen
massive attack : be thankful for what you've got listen
matisyahu : chop 'em down listen
matt nathanson : then i'll be smiling listen
matthew jay : please don't send me away listen
melissa ferrick : fear and time listen
michael penn : no myth (acoustic) listen
mike doughty : unsingable name listen
mirwais : definitive beat listen
modest mouse : 3rd planet listen
modest mouse : tiny cities made of ashes listen
mogwai : auto rock listen
moloko : familiar feeling listen
money can't buy music : the ghosts listen
morning runner : have a good time listen
morrissey : dear god please help me listen
my morning jacket : weeks go by like days listen

new buffalo: recovery listen
new radicals : someday we'll know listen
nick cave and the bad seeds : carry me listen
nickel creek : best of luck and somebody more like you listen

ok go : oh lately it's so quiet listen
october project : return to me listen
orzo : baby can i hold you listen

patty larkin : good thing (angels running) listen
paul weller : thinking of you listen
paul westerberg : dyslexic heart listen
paula cole : jolene listen
paula cole : happy home listen
pete yorn : panic listen
phantom buffalo : wimp soufflé listen
phoenix : everything is everything listen
pixies : where is my mind listen
prince : the word listen

queens of the stone age : burn the witch listen

radiohead : thinking about you listen
red house painters : uncle joe listen
red house painters : moments listen
reik : que vida la mia listen
reindeer section : cartwheels listen
rose melberg : irene listen

sarah mclachlan : vox : extended version listen
saybia : brilliant sky listen
seth horan : understatement listen
shannon worrell : eleanor listen
shawn colvin : every little thing he does is magic listen
silvio rodriguez : playa giron listen
sinéad o'connor : war listen
sinéad o'connor : red football | sacrifice listen
sondre lerche : all luck runs out listen
spoon : everything hits at once listen
stephen malkmus : pink india listen
sub-one minute stuff : interludes and fillers listen
sun kil moon : carry me ohio listen
sun kil moon : tiny cities made of ashes listen

tabla beat science : satellite (show me the worth of the world) listen
talking heads : this must be the place listen
teitur : sleeping with the lights on listen
terry reid : the whole of the moon listen
the smiths : this charming man : new york instrumental listen
this mortal coil : a single wish listen
tom petty & the heartbreakers : breakdown listen
tori amos : caught a light sneeze listen
tracy chapman : cross roads listen
tracy chapman : fast car : live acoustic listen
the tragically hip : scared listen
train : all i ever wanted listen
train : mississippi listen
train : ramble on listen
travis : baby one more time listen
tricky : broken homes (feat. pj harvey) listen
tuck & patti : time after time listen

uman : the white spirit listen
utah phillips : anarchy listen

various artists : salaam-e-ishq listen
vera hall : troubled so hard listen

wheat : don't i hold you listen

xavier rudd : light the shade listen
xavier rudd : no woman no cry listen

yo la tengo : you can have it all listen
youssou n'dour : don't look back listen

the zombies : time of the season listen


  1. Anonymous15.12.05


    special thanks for Cucurrucucu Paloma from Caetano Veloso. I also enjoyed the rest of the list.

    Try Drawing Down the Moon from Tea Party, I guess you'll love it

    loves from istanbul

  2. Anonymous3.4.06

    Could we have a "listen to all" link? You could probably easily implement that by having an auto redirect in your flash popups..

  3. Thanks guys for the song and playback suggestions. I'm not sure how to do the auto redirect thing but I've been checking out off-the-shelf software (as opposed to making one myself in Flash MX) that creates a "radio" player, but most that I've seen are Windows-based or require more set-up steps than I have the patience for. But it's on my to-do list, I really think it's a great idea. As Moz says, I know it's gonna happen someday.

  4. Anonymous11.6.07


    I'm loving listening to all your tunes...giving me lots of variety and giving me the chance to discover some new bands.
    I'm surprised you don't have Elliott Smith on your list? Or maybe i just missed it.
    I think you would like him.

    Canadian living in the U.K

  5. hello!

    I just came across your blog, looking for "good music for my ipod" on google. I am in love with your blog; & I wanted to tell you that you have helped inspire some amazing songs for my iPod (or, what I call it: iEscape).

    Some songs I had never heard of & fell in love with; some songs I had forgotten completely about & fell in love with them all over again.

    Your music insight is much appreciated from me. :]

  6. Amazing blog I must say! I'm always up for new stuff and you did give me some! Thanks! I would like some suggestions regarding Acoustics.
    Keep up the good work :)