Back from the dead: The Friday Random Top Ten

Here’s something I haven’t done in quite a while: The Friday Random Top Ten. So, let’s fire up iTunes, set it to “shuffle play” and see what comes up, shall we?

Here we go:

  1. The Kinks, Going Solo (from: Word of Mouth).
  2. David Bowie, White Light/White Heat (from: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: July 3, 1973, Hammersmith Odeon).
  3. Alice Cooper, Elected (from: Billion Dollar Babies).
  4. Dire Straits, Industrial Disease (from: Love Over Gold)
  5. Frank Sinatra, London By Night (from: The Best of the Columbia Years: 1943-1952).
  6. Morrissey, I’ll Never Be Anyone’s Hero Now (from: Ringleader of the Tormentors).
  7. Sufjan Stevens, The Seer’s Tower (from: Illinois).
  8. The Cult, Big Neon Glitter (from: Love).
  9. The Beatles, Helter Skelter (from: White Album).
  10. Woody Guthrie, Talking Dust Bowl Blues (from: Dust Bowl Ballads).

Well, now, that’s an unusual mix, even for me. The juxtaposition of Frank Sinatra and Morrissey actually went together better than you would think. This list also gives me the excuse to plug the Sufjan Stevens album, which I would have included on my list of the best of 2005 if I had purchased it before posting my list. I probably would have bumped The Mars Volta’s Frances the Mute to make room for it.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

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