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My Election Day Playlist

November 4th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Feel free to add your own suggestions in comments:

  1. Black Swan  —  Thom Yorke
  2. Succexy —   Metric
  3. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free  —  Nina Simone
  4. Sick Of You  —  Lou Reed
  5. Lip Service —   Elvis Costello
  6. Nothing Much to Lose  —  My Bloody Valentine
  7. Cake Parade  —  Georgie James
  8. Electioneering  —  Radiohead
  9. Game of Pricks   — Guided By Voices
  10. President of What  —  Death Cab for Cutie
  11. They Took A Vote And Said No —  Sunset Rubdown
  12. Common People  —  William Shatner (Pulp cover)
  13. The People Are The Heroes Now  (from Nixon in China) — John Adams
  14. Battle of Who Could Care Less  —  Ben Folds Five
  15. Shadow Of A Doubt —   Sonic Youth
  16. Nothing Ever Changes —   Brainiac
  17. Standing In the Way of Control —   The Gossip
  18. The Times They Are A-Changin’  —  Bob Dylan
  19. California Über Alles —   Dead Kennedys
  20. A Life of Possibilities   — The Dismemberment Plan
  21. First We Take Manhattan —   Leonard Cohen
  22. Catastrophe  —  Rainer Maria
  23. D.C. Will Do That To You —   Smart Went Crazy
  24. The Idiot Kings   — Soul Coughing
  25. A Man of a Million Faces  —  Stephin Merritt
  26. My Mathematical Mind  —  Spoon
  27. Chicago —   Sufjan Stevens
  28. these few presidents —   Why
  29. That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate —   Mission Of Burma
  30. What Difference Does It Make?  —  The Smiths
  31. Monsters  —  Monsters Are Waiting
  32. Here Comes Your Man  —  Pixies
  33. The Laws Have Changed   — The New Pornographers
  34. The Geeks Were Right   — The Faint
  35. This Will Be Our Year  —  OK Go (Zombies cover)

Tags: Art & Culture · Horse Race Politics



7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 chris // Nov 4, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    you forgot Change Gonna Come – Otis Redding

  • 2 Steven Maloney // Nov 4, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    How about:

    Ignoreland – R.E.M.
    President… Of What? – Death Cab for Cutie
    Keep on Rockin in the Free World – Neil Young
    Bullet the Blue Sky – U2

  • 3 Anonymous // Nov 4, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Pink Floyd, “Dogs,” “Pigs,” or “Sheep” from Animals all work
    Randy Newman, “Kingfish”

  • 4 Daniel Strauss // Nov 4, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Good call on The Laws Have Changed

  • 5 Jay C. // Nov 5, 2008 at 1:20 am

    Julian, an OT thing:

    I owe you a drink.

  • 6 marc w. // Nov 5, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Some great choices here; President of What, the Laws Have Changed and These Few Presidents in particular.

    For overjoyed progressives, I’d nominate “First Breath After Coma” by Explosions in the Sky and “Brighter Days” by Parts and Labor.

    For bitter GOP fans who need a dose of mockery with their Scotch, how about “I Want a Lot Now” by the Murder City Devils and “I’ll Believe in Anything” by Wolf Parade.

    When the bitterness fades and they try and figure out how to move forward, theres the progression from “Hard Feelings” by Georgie James to “What’s Left Behind” by the Sadies, then to “Forgiveness” by Yeasayer and finally to “Apology Song” by the Decemberists.

    For everyone: “Rock and Roll President” by the Bartlebees and “November’s Long Shadows” by Auburn Lull.

  • 7 VikingMoose // Nov 15, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    good call on Mission of b.

    how about “Open Your Eyes” by LotN C…
    “All Going out together” (Big Dipper)
    “Nothing to Fear” DM (for the TEAM BLUE rah rah boiz)
    “Hello Cruel World” (Man Called E)
    “Scream in Blue” (the oilers!)


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