They Might Be Giants, "They Got Lost"
Another cut from Long Tall Weekend, this is kind of a fun song, although I like the live version on Severe Tire Damage a lot more. You know you listen to a band too much when you have favorite renditions of songs.
Ozomatli, "Balloon Fest"
Ozomatli made a kids' album. I bought it, because I was curious. Um, that's about all I have to say.
Marvin Gaye, "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)"
Sometimes, I'm overwhelmed about what to say about some of the truly great artists that show up on here. What can I say about What's Going On? I could cover the history, I guess, but you can find that anywhere. I don't have a story about my exposure to it. It's just a tremendous album (which simultaneously has filler on it) that everybody should listen to. Please, everybody go listen to it. And then go back and listen to "Mercy Mercy Me" again.
Sunny Day Real Estate, "Red Elephant"
This heart-on-your-sleeve-and-big-guitars thing is one type of rock that I can never seem to get enough of. I'm just a sucker for it. Sunny Day Real Estate were really good at it. Maybe not the best (step right up, The Wedding Present!), but very good.
Skanic, "Last Call"
Here's how you can tell I'm not cheating at this whole exercise. I'm willing to admit to the world how many forgotten third-wave ska bands I've got in my collection.