- Last Request – Paolo Nutini
When someone is on a major record label by 18 and is producing pop ballads this smooth by 20, it kind of strikes an envious chord in me. Check out also “Loving You”.
- So Long, So Long – Dashboard Confessional
Adam Duritz from Counting Crows is featured on this track, which has a pretty addictive bridge: “I was thinkin’ that the season could be held between my arms. But just as summerÃ¢??s hold is fleeting I was here but now IÃ¢??m gone”
- Age Six Racer – Dashboard Confessional
I forget the name of the female backup on this song but it’s what really makes it work so well. For lyrical purposes, probably better off playing this one in September.
- Currents – Dashboard Confessional
If you can’t get on board with a chorus that goes: “If it is born in flames then we should let it burn”, then I just don’t know what you want from music anymore.
- Final Hour – Lauryn Hill
“But when it comes down to ground beef like Palestine, Say your rhymes, let’s see if that get you out your bind”: If more hip hop songs like this were made I would probably listen to the genre more often.
- Sympathy – Goo Goo Dolls
One of those strong acoustic songs that you think was written by you or about you. But it’s really wasn’t.
- I Don’t Like Mondays – Tori Amos
Originally written about a girl who shot up her high school in California back in the 80’s. When asked why she did it her answer was the title of the song.
- Something Vague – Bright Eyes
You know that feeling you get when you’ve just woken up from a dream and you’re trying to remember it? That’s this song.