1. “Doin’ the Cockroach”- Modest Mouse
Reminds me of driving around Wisconsin’s dreary suburbs in the summertime.
2. “Hey Joni”- Sonic Youth
“Forget the past and just say yes”. This song has a great feel as the Youth continue their tradition of badassery.
3. “ZIM”- Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante
These dudes are pure artists.
4. “Kamera”- Wilco
The drums on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot sound like electronic garbage cans. I like that.
5. “Height Down”- John Frusciante
From Smile From the Streets You Hold, this song features the late actor, River Phoenix. Great textures.
6. “Starless”- King Crimson
An excellent end to a mind-blowing album
7. “Maria”- Jay Flash
A cool jam from a Milwaukee musician who mixes folk and electronic music
8. “The Sky Moves Sideways”- Porcupine Tree
PT is prolific and this eighteen- minute cut transcends psychedelia.
9. “Yesterday”- Marvin Gaye
Marvin is definitely one of the cooler cats to ever sing a song.
10. “Candidate”- Joy Division
There will never be a rock band that plays with the emotion that Joy Division did. And although their music is dark, it can be listened to at any time.