Sunday, January 17, 2010

"Your Life in an Album Title"

NPR's Robin Hilton blogged on the All Songs Considered site, posing the question, "what album name best sums up your life?" I was in a mildly goofy mood, so I took a stroll through my iTunes collection and pulled some album titles that could be used to sum up various lives. Giggle away (maybe?).

For a life sprinkled with regret:

What Have I Done - Anna Ternheim
A Hangover You Don't Deserve - Bowling for Soup
Yeah I Know - Darlings
What is All This Sweet Work Worth? - Milton & The Devils Party

For a life that was... wild, shall we say?:

Maybe You Should Drive - Barenaked Ladies
Joy Ride - Bob James
Nothing Left to Lose - Mat Kearney
Caught in the Trees - Damien Jurado

For a life that was just plain crazy:

Short Bus - Filter
Waiting For My Rocket to Come - Jason Mraz
Expensive Vomit in a Cheap Hotel - Sleeping in the Aviary
Some People Have Real Problems - Sia

And maybe tinged with aggression:

Evil Urges- My Morning Jacket
Beauty & Crime - Suzanne Vega
Cut You - Penelope Houston

For the life of optimism and/or ease:

Some Mad Hope - Matt Nathanson
Roll On - The Living End
You Can Have What You Want - Papercuts
Life of Leisure - Washed Out
All Good Things - Pacha Massive

But maybe life has been hard:

Survival - Forest Fire
Everything Goes Wrong - Vivian Girls (isn't that depressing?)

For the driven:

In Motion - Copeland
Plans - Death Cab for Cutie
Something to Be - Rob Thomas

For the not so driven:

Ambivalence Avenue - Bibio

And as for me?:

Paste Sampler 52. It's poetic, I know.


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