Category Archives: Top 5s
We traditionally have a post about the best of the past year in music or movies or television (or all three), so I thought I’d get us started on talking about 2012 by giving my list of the top contenders in each category. Read the rest of this entry
Like many of you, I am a big fan of the Best Singles series of posts here at Kulturblog. However, some bands have so many good songs that it seems a shame to have to pick just one. So in this post I thought we could mix that Best Singles series with the old Top 5 series Rusty used to run and list the top 5 songs from some great bands. In the comments you can list your top 5 favorite song in countdown order and include your reasons for liking the songs as well as the reasons for the order your chose. Also, if a link to the song is available please include that as well so we can all listen (if it hasn’t been linked to already). Last, if you can’t think of 5 songs for your list feel free to just count down your top 3 or whatever.
First band up: The Clash
Here are my top 5:
#5 — I Fought The Law.
This was my toughest choice — mostly because choosing it meant a lot of songs didn’t make the cut at all. It is a cover, but a cover done right. That means it is different than the original but not worse.
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I’m a sucker for a violin. Also cello, and saxophone…but those are whole other posts.
Here’s my favorite bands/songs that use a fiddle:
We talked about doing this asÂ a podcast, and several other ideas were floated, but in the end we decided just to post this discussion between some of us about the best albums of the year.Â Tell us about your own nominees or vote on the ones we mention.Â Read the full discussion (with some small edits for clarity and content by an authoritative editor) after the jump.Â Also relevant to this discussion are previous 2008 Â music posts located here, here and especially here: Read the rest of this entry
Here’s my top 5, based purely on objective and unassailable criteria:
5:Ã‚Â Arcade Fire/LCD Soundsystem
3: Mute MathÃ‚Â
2: Interpol/Shout Out Louds
1: Fall Out Boy/The Academy Is…/+44
This was a difficult list because all of these shows were fantastic.Ã‚Â But FOB and friends deserve the top spot because of the bands they toured with, the quality of the show, and let’s face it: they rock.
Ã‚Â Your thoughts?
1) NCAA Basketball tournament and the Final Four
2) The World Cup
3) Major League Baseball playoffs and the World Series
4) NFL Football playoffs and the Super Bowl
5) NBA Basketball playoffs and championship series
Should never even be considered a “playoff” nor a “system”: The BCS for College Football