Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Goodbye, 1985.

I don't know who's driving this bandwagon but I'm getting off here. According to iTunes, Ashlee Simpson's new CD "I Am Me" is inspired by the sounds of the 80's The Cure, Pat Benatar, Billy Idol, and Joan Jett. So here's to all the bands that made that 80's sound popular again. Below is my "New Wave Revival" final playlist, casually collected over the past two years or so: the veterans, the early indicators, the punk rockers, the electropoppers, the blatant imitators, the unknown college bands, and the free downloads of the week. It's been fun. Now I'm going to see Nickel Creek.

(Alphabetically by song)
1251The Strokes
An Honest MistakeThe Bravery
Another Sunny DayBelle and Sebastian
BanquetBloc Party
Black MathThe White Stripes
Blood On Our HandsDeath From Above 1979
Bohemian Like YouThe Dandy Warhols
Bom Bom BomLiving Things
Born Into The WorldSupersystem
C'mon C'monThe Von Bondies
Can't Stand Me NowThe Libertines
Carpe DiemNebula
ChicagoSufjan Stevens
ClocksColdplay
Club FootKasabian
CosmopolitanNine Black Alps
Danger ZoneGwen Stefani
Decent Days And NightsThe Futureheads
Desperate GuysThe Faint
Eleanor Put Your Boots OnFranz Ferdinand
Everybody's ChangingKeane
Fall Behind MeThe Donnas
Float OnModest Mouse
Freedom FightersThe Music
Girl, You Have No Faith In MedicineThe White Stripes
Good SonsStarflyer 59
Gray GhostThe Fever
Hello? Is This Thing On?!!! Chk Chik Chick
Hung UpMadonna
I Love You 'Cause I Have TooDogs Die In Hot Cars
I Predict A RiotKaiser Chiefs
I'd Rather Dance With YouKings Of Convenience
Jerk It OutCaesars
Kissing The LiplessThe Shins
Love In A TrashcanThe Raveonettes
L-L-LoveAstaire
MapsYeah Yeah Yeahs
Me Plus OneAnnie
MunichEditors
My CocoStellastarr*
Never WinFischerspooner
No RevolutionThe Explosion
One Of These DaysDoves
Ooh La LaGoldfrapp
Over And Over Again (Lost And Found)Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
PDAInterpol
Publish My LoveRogue Wave
Reason Is TreasonKasabian
Rebellion (Lies)Arcade Fire
ReptiliaThe Strokes
Shot DownNine Black Alps
Slow HandsInterpol
Somebody Told MeThe Killers
Soul Meets BodyDeath Cab For Cutie
Spitting GamesSnow Patrol
Still In Love SongThe Stills
StopBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club
Stumblin'Powderfinger
SubmitHibernate
Take Me OutFranz Ferdinand
The Air Near My FingersThe White Stripes
The RatThe Walkmen
The Sound Of SettlingDeath Cab For Cutie
The W.A.N.D.The Flaming Lips
Time Is Running OutMuse
TKOLe Tigre
UnconditionalThe Bravery
Walk Idiot WalkThe Hives
Walking With A GhostTegan and Sarah
Warning SirenTiefschwarz & Matty Safer
We Used To Be FriendsThe Dandy Warhols

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3redsquares said...

nice list, good to see the clap in there.

.chris said...

yeah. now i can make all kinds of rude comments on your blog. Hey i was glad to see Death Cab for Cutie was cool enough to make it on the list twice.

Jim the 3rd said...

That means they're as cool as The Strokes, The Dandy Warhols, and Franz Ferdinand, but not as cool as The White Stripes.

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