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Old 06-02-03, 12:45 AM
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seasonal albums?

I asked this question on another message board, and thought it might be interesting to see the responses here (where the tastes are a bit more varied).

I've always found that some discs get spun more during certain seasons because of their mood. What are some of yours?

The Shins - Oh, Inverted World!
The Sea and Cake - Nassau
The Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto
Wilco - Summerteeth (guess that couldn't be a little more predictable!)

Radiohead - OK Computer
Death Cab for Cutie - The Photo Album
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump

Bjork - Vespertine
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists...
Mogwai - Come On Die Young
Nina Simone (most songs)

Death Cab for Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency and I
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic

The ones in bold pick at my brain the most as occupying that season. It is also only natural that my summer list has the most since, well, it is more or less summer (for me).

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Old 06-02-03, 01:43 AM
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cool thread.

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
The Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Everclear - Sparkle And Fade
Led Zeppelin - IV

Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Doors - L.A. Woman
Nirvana - In Utero

Modest Mouse - Moon & Antarctica
Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X
Depeche Mode - Violator
PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea

Ween - The Mollusk
Led Zeppelin III
Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
Moby - Play
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Rolling Stones: "Exile on Main Street"
Chemical Brothers: "Dig your Own Hole"
Tribe Called Quest: "Low end Theory"
Joy Division: "Unknown Pleasures"
Gomez: "Invisible Skin"
Sonic Youth: "Sister"
Noick Drake: "Bryter Layter"
Magnetic Fields: "69 Love Songs"
Aphex Twin: "Selected Ambient Works Volume One"
Brian Eno: "Another Green World"
Ministry: "A Mind is a Terrible thing to Taste"
Ramones: "Rocket to Russia"
Big Star: "Radio City"
Grateful Dead: "Workingman's Dead"
Old 06-02-03, 10:08 AM
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For summer I like Ash: Free All Angels
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Old 06-02-03, 10:17 AM
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I'd say Beach Boys albums fare pretty well during the summer for obvious reasons .
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I absolutely relate. My listening patterns are definitely dictated by season.

Spring -

Television "Marquee Moon"
There is no greater Spring album than this one. Pop open the sunroof, crank up the volume, and shout along with "See No Evil".

Spring also brings a lot of Talking Heads into the mix. Something about the clean guitar sound, I think.

Summer -
I like ska and party bands like Fishbone in the summer, lots of Kinks and Beack Boys, and also, oddly enough...Tom Jones and the Village People, as they get a lot of play on my old record player at my pool parties. My friends like Tom Jones, what can I say?

Fall -
Nirvana and Creedence Clearwater Revival rule the fall for me.

Winter -

I like heavier sounds in winter, like Godflesh. I also have an attachment to cast recordings from Broadway shows...I think this is because when I was a kid we had tickets to "The Broadway Series", which usually meant we went to a lot of musicals in the winter months. And usually one right before christmas.

There are two artists who get year round play, but the albums are split up by seasons:

Fall - Life's Rich Pageant, Reckoning, Monster
Winter - Murmur, Document, Fables of the Reconstruction
Spring - Out of Time, Up, Man on the Moon,
Summer - Automatic, Reveal, Green

Elvis Costello
Fall - King of America, All This Useless Beauty, Mighty Like a Rose
Winter- Almost Blue, Blood and Chocolate, Spike
Spring- Get Happy, Trust, Armed Forces, When I Was Cruel
Summer - This Years Model, My Aim is True, Brutal Youth
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Good call on Television, I'd completely forgotten about that album.

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