Monday, September 24, 2007

Top Five Albums to Get Smashed to

Enter: Backdrifter - aka Chad (Nicole's husband) my laziness/lack of motivaion have prevented me from contributing to this great blog - which everyone needs to read by the way...

Drinking pre-show has always been a ritual with my wife (your beloved Femme Fatale). And if we didn't just find the venue and the band goes on in say three minutes, then you bet we'll be in the parking lot with a bottle of the Captain. SonicRyan, Femme Fatale, and I went to see The National last week and I was pondering music I like to listen to while getting blitzed.

So without further adou...

Backdrifter's Top Five Albums to Get Completely Smashed to:

1. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West

Nothing makes me want to throw a beer can at the wall more than some "Cowboy Dan." Most any Modest Mouse album will work, although this album is full of songs that have to do with drinking as well. "Can't do it not even if sober!" Perfect.

2. Pixies - Surfer Rosa

This was the choice for the pre-National party. Obviously. Nothing beats Mr. Black wailing on his vocal chords.

3. The Rapture - Echoes

The Big Three. If you don't know what I'm talking about, grab a bottle of your hard liquor of choice and work your way up to this album. Even if you don't like to dance (and I don't), everyone will soon be wasted enough to not care that you look like a fool - most importantly, you won't.

4. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat

Pissed off chicks. I don't need to say anything else.

5. The Thermals - The Body The Blood The Machine

This one is a great, go-kick-some-ass album that sadly I've listened to mostly while not being able to enjoy a beverage. I usually try to work this one in at my job while having to clean by myself. It's also great when your God-loving co-workers walk in and hear, "They pound you with the love of Jesus."

Honorable Mentions: Joanna Newsom's Ys, Sigur Ros's (), and Belle and Sebastians's If You're Feeling Sinister.

And Scene: Exit Backdrifter.


SonicRyan said...

"I'm tryin,
I'm tryin to
drink away the part of the day
that I cannot sleep away."

Yep, good 'ol Modest Mouse.

Femme Fatale said...

I thought you liked to throw beer cans to NMH? Do I even know you?