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All in the Family December 11, 2009

My brother is a genius when it comes to music and has introduced me to some amazing bands, so he deserves an entire post dedicated to his influence.  I even have a playlist on my Zune dedicated to music he’s given me.

He loves classic rock, and I have a modern, eclectic taste for punk, dance, and rock.  But we agree completely on one thing:  Muse is the greatest band of all time.  We’ve practically worn out their new album, The Resistance.

If you haven’t seen it, check out the music video for Uprising.  Spoiler alert:  evil teddy bears take over a playdough town.  I still laugh everytime I see it.  But not even teddy bears and playdough can mock Matt Bellamy’s voice and Chris Wolstenholme’s bass that you will never get out of your brain.

Our favorite concert DVD is the Live 8 benefit concert from 2005 featuring the likes of Paul McCartney, U2, Razorlight, Scissor Sisters, and many more.  My favorite moments are when Johnny Borrell of Razorlight performs Somewhere Else in his furry plaid hat, and when Bono joins Paul in a Bono-y rendition of Sergeant Pepper.  And I’m not even a huge Beatles fan.

Reggie and the Full Effect now takes up residence in my Zune thanks to Jordan, and I’ve discovered the magic of Dream Theater.  Fatal Tragedy is an epic masterpiece that makes almost 7 minutes fly by that is faintly reminiscent of The Eagles.

He also gave me the Them Crooked Vultures album, heralded as “the greatest super group ever” by Rolling Stone Magazine.  Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, and John Paul Jones of Led Zepplin came together to create an album of pure rock greatness.


November Playlist

  1. All the Right Moves — OneRepublic
  2. Superhuman Touch — Athlete
  3. Starstrukk — 3Oh!3
  4. I Could Rob You — The Plasticines
  5. Barcelona — The Plasticines
  6. Black & Gold — Sam Sparro
  7. If It’s Love — Train
  8. Trippin’ Down the Freeway — Weezer
  9. The Girl Got Hot — Weezer
  10. Kids/Poker Face — Weezer
  11. The Ocean — Tegan and Sara
  12. Whatever You Like — Anya Marina
  13. Secrets — OneRepublic
  14. Maybe — Everly
  15. WTF? — Ok Go
  16. Arrow — Tegan and Sara
  17. Hell — Tegan and Sara
  18. Back to the Start — Razorlight
  19. Bulletproof — La Roux
  20. Bad Romance — Lady Gaga
  21. Switched On — Islands
  22. Come Back When You Can — Barcelona
  23. Watch You Sleeping — Blue Foundation
  24. Precious Metals — The Russian Futurists
  25. Houses — Great Northern
  26. Snakes — Great Northern
  27. My Love is Better — Annie
  28. Chasing Pirates — Norah Jones
  29. It’s Gonna Be — Norah Jones
  30. Where Do We Go? — Bear Lake
  31. Brave — Leona Lewis
  32. Lost Then Found — Leona Lewis feat. OneRepublic
  33. Think I Need It Too — Echo & the Bunnymen
  34. The Drawing Board — The Features
  35. Lions — The Features
  36. Off Track — The Features
  37. Spaceship — Puddle of Mudd
  38. La Di Da — Jet
  39. Pick Up the Phone — Dragonette
  40. Come On — Green River Ordinance
  41. I Wanna Go Crazy — David Guetta feat. Will.i.am