Pickle Trail Soundtrack
1. Bowery – Local Natives
2. Unpredictable – Wu Tang Clan
From the totally underrated 8 Diagrams. RZA’s fetishizing of Ennio Morricone style film scores polarized both fans and the rest of the Wu, but I love it all the same.
3. The Wheel – Bill Callahan
4. Grounded – Pavement
5. Independence Day – Vic Chesnutt
Reminder of the tragic beauty of living.
6. Open Mind – Wilco
From last year’s The Whole Love, my favorite Wilco album since Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
7. Stay – Rhianna
(particularly this excellent performance from last fall on SNL) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-dW7z0QBNg
8. Muchacho’s Tune – Phosphorescent
9. Asmarina (My Asmara) – Mulatu Astake
Mystic, exotic beauty. Jim Jarmusch’s inappropriate scoring of Broken Flowers almost ruined Mulatu for me. Sorry Bill Murray.
10. That Is The Way – XTC
Masters of the art-punk genre. One or two radio songs and they would have been as big as Talking Heads