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T5AotW: Week 34
March 29, 2009, 5:18 pm
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Week 34 Mixtape: http://8tracks.com/Yaanon/top-five-albums-of-the-week-week-34

1. Famous Blue Raincoat by Jennifer Warnes
2. The Slider by T. Rex
3. Faster than the Speed of Night by Bonnie Tyler
4. Small Change by Tom Waits
5. Live in London by Leonard Cohen (don’t worry; I’ll buy a real copy soon!)


T5AotW: Week 33
March 21, 2009, 9:08 pm
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Week 33 Mixtape: http://8tracks.com/Yaanon/top-five-albums-of-the-week-week-33

1. Mule Variations by Tom Waits
2. First Impressions of Earth by The Strokes
3. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
4. Red Hot Blues by Elmore James
5. 24 of Hank Williams’ Greatest Hits

Top Five Albums of the Week: Week 32
March 15, 2009, 8:23 pm
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Week 32 Mixtape: http://8tracks.com/Yaanon/top-five-albums-of-the-week-week-32

1. Singles 86-98 by Depeche Mode
2. Ten New Songs by Leonard Cohen
3. Reality by David Bowie
4. Pod by The Breeders
5. Add It Up by the Violent Femmes

T5AotW: Week 31
March 8, 2009, 12:08 pm
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Week 31 Mixtape: http://8tracks.com/Yaanon/top-five-albums-of-the-week-week-31

1. Live at Red Rocks by Rickie Lee Jones
2. Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
3. Songs from a Room by Leonard Cohen
4. Mixed Up by The Cure (on the mixtape is a cover of David Bowie’s “Young Americans” by The Cure. This is not on Mixed Up, but I have never heard it before and thought it was worth putting on.)
5. Is This It by The Strokes

T5AotW: Week 30
March 2, 2009, 12:13 am
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Week 30 (NEW! Listen to select tracks from these albums at 8tracks.com): http://8tracks.com/Yaanon/top-five-albums-of-the-week-week-30

1. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars by David Bowie
2. Live at the Beacon Theatre bootleg by Leonard Cohen
3. Glassworks by Philip Glass
4. The Best of the Velvet Underground
5. Low by David Bowie

T5AotW: Week 29
February 22, 2009, 6:14 pm
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Week 29

1. Texas by PlayRadioPlay!
A very good album by an up-and-coming musician by the name of Dan Hunter. “Madi Don’t Leave’ Was one of many songs I turned to this week in my emotional distress. And yes, that CD is autographed.

2. Them or Us by Frank Zappa
Didn’t help with the distress, but songs like “In France” and “Stevie’s Spanking” sure do put a smile on one’s face.

3. The Best of the Velvet Underground
I downloaded a lot of VU bootlegs recently and have been listening to those, as well as playing a number of songs on the g-tar.

4. Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits
I haven’t really listened to a lot of Dylan this week except the song “Positively 4th Street” which represents the other side of my emotional spectrum. An opposing force to “Madi Don’t Leave.” One song pleads for things to stay the same, the only lifts a big middle finger to society.

5. Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos by Marc Ribot (not pictured)
Left this one at the bookstore. Very good CD of Cuban music from jazz guitarist virtuoso Marc Ribot. He did wonders when he was with Tom Waits, and he’s done wonders by himself.

T5AotW: Week 28
February 15, 2009, 8:47 pm
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Week 28:

1. Reality by David Bowie
Bowie’s latest album (2003) and also one of his finest. I love listening to this album but every time I do I feel sad that Bowie hasn’t done anything major in the musical world since.

2. Tour de France Soundtracks by Kraftwerk
I’m not sure what this album has to do with bicycling, but it’s quite good. I’m not too familiar with Kraftwerk, but I do want to hear more.

3. The Cure by The Cure
The Cure are going to be at Coachella so I’ve been listening up on them. This album is interesting to say the least. Released in 2004, it’s very different from the standard Cure sound. It’s very heavy. Like. I don’t even know. Much harsher sound, but still just as whiny. One of the songs is about a waffle, I think.

4. Kid A by Radiohead
My first exposure to Radiohead was their Pablo Honey album which sucked very much, but I have heard many good things about this one so I gave it a try. Pretty good, but nothing as spectacular like some people think. If David Bowie hadn’t made the exact same music ten times better over 30 years ago, I could see how this album could be considered great. But it’s still good.

5. Mixed Up by The Cure
The only CD I have that has “Lovesong” on it. Love that song.