Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Top 5: Albums to Listen to in the Fall...

There are many things to love about the Fall, but one of my favorites is the fact that certain music just sounds better in the fall. Here are 5 great albums to listen to as the leaves change.

5.) Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
I was going to put an Avett Brothers album here, but I couldn't move this album out of the top 5. Band of Horses' first album is great for Fall too.

Two to listen to: "No One's Gonna Love You" and "The General Specific"


4.) Neko Case and Her Boyfriends - Furnace Room Lullaby
It takes about 2 seconds for this album to get good...because that's how long it takes for Neko to start singing. Her voice is so good it's unfair.

Two to listen to: "Set Out Running" and "Twist the Knife"


3.) Jeff Tweedy - Sunken Treasure: Live in the Pacific Northwest
This isn't actually an album, it's the soundtrack to the DVD of the same name. The DVD comes with a free download. I bought this on impulse Junior year of college and it is now perhaps my favorite Wilco related material. It's just outstanding from start to finish.

Two to listen to: "Radio King" and "One by One"


2.) Neil Young - Harvest Moon
The song "Harvest Moon" is the greatest fall song of all time. It's also the first song I learned to play on the guitar. It's also one of my 10 favorite songs of all-time.

Two to listen to: "From Hank to Hendrix" and "Harvest Moon"


1.) My Morning Jacket - Acoustic Citsuoca
While I love MMJ's more rockin' side, their softer/acoustic side has always been my favorite. Jim James' voice shines on this 5 song-EP, which was recorded on Halloween in 2004 (if that doesn't scream "FALL" nothing does.)

Two to listen to: "The Bear" and "Golden"


There you have it my 5 favorite albums to listen to in the Fall. Now, go grab a Pumpkin beer, bourbon or Pumpkin spice latte (those things are amazing) and put on one of these albums as you take in the greatness of Autumn.

Have a good one.

Song of the Day: Neil Young - Harvest Moon
GRE Word: Specious - Seeming true, but actually being false; misleadingly attractive.

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