I'm using my yearly rolling chart for this. It's more interesting + up to date that way.
1) How did you get into 29?The Album Leaf
: I was going through an old issue of Rolling Stone, looking for any cool pictures I could cut out and stumbled upon a review of In A Safe Place
, thought it sounded cool, heard about their links to Iceland + Sigur Rós
and then ordered the aforementioned album from amazon.com. Have been enjoying them ever since!
2) What was the first song you ever heard by 22?Beirut
: Most likely The Gulag Orkestar
, because it's the first song on the album of the same name and I'm pretty sure I bought it on a whim, based on a recommendation. Thankfully my instincts were right and I now love the guy!
3) What's your favorite lyric by 33?Neko Case
: "When the new crowd starts to bore you, just remember there is someone to adore you... When you're weary of nights out on the town - look for me, I'll be around..." - Look for Me (I'll Be Around)
4) What is your favorite album by 49?Howling Bells
: Well, this is a no-brainer considering they only have the one album... so I'll go with the self-titled one. ;)
5) How many albums by 13 do you own?Nine Inch Nails
: Quite a few... lemme see... nine! But that includes three different versions of The Downward Spiral
and doesn't include everything I have in iTunes but don't actually own a physical copy of.
6) What is your favorite song by 50?Queens of the Stone Age
: Better Living Through Chemistry
... followed closely by Someone's in the Wolf
7) Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad?Radiohead
: Pyramid Song
does the trick... along with Exit Music (for a Film)
8) What is your favorite song by 15?Sufjan Stevens
: Hmm... so many good ones to choose from. I suck at choosing favourites. My top three are Chicago
, Decatur, or Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!
and The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
. Yep, I'm an Illinoise boy.
9) What is your favorite song by 5?Elliott Smith
: Hmm... I have an obsession with Tomorrow Tomorrow
10) Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
: Haha, many a song by Nick makes me happy... first one that comes to mind is Stagger Lee
, because the lyrics are so full of attitude and so funny.
11) What is your favorite album by 40?Sia
: Definitely Colour the Small One
, Healing Is Difficult
is pretty rubbish... and I'm yet to hear the new one.
12) What is your favorite song by 10?Jeff Buckley
: Mmm... I'm gonna go with Last Goodbye
or Everybody Here Wants You
13) What is a good memory you have involving 30?múm
: Nothing special... I just remember being really delighted to have discovered them when I first got into them in... 2006!
14) What is your favorite song by 38?The Cinematic Orchestra
: To Build a Home
, without a doubt. Mmm, Patrick Watson
15) Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?Joanna Newsom
, because it's so magnificent.
16) How many times have you seen 25 live?Nouvelle Vague
: Never, unfortunately. Although I have had the opportunity... just been too busy/poor at the time. One day...
17) What is the first song you ever heard by 23?Portishead
: Probably the first song everyone else heard by them... Glory Box
! So good.
18) What is your favorite album by 11?Feist
: I'm a big fan of both, but I'd have to give it to The Reminder
19) Who is a favorite member of 1?Björk
: Hrm... that's a tough one. ;)
20) Have you ever seen 14 live?Goldfrapp
: No! But I really, really want to.
21) What is a good memory involving 27?Bloc Party
: Seeing them live at the Hordern with Matt + Rob last August. ^_^
22) What is your favorite song by 16?Rufus Wainwright
: Oooh, that's a hard one. Waiting For A Dream
is one I always go back to... 14th Street
makes me insanely happy (oh New York...) and Beautiful Child
is a classic. And I gained a new appreciation for The Art Teacher
after seeing him perform it live recently.
23) What is the first song you ever heard by 47?Blonde Redhead
. My reaction = "woah!"
24) What is your favorite album by 18?Lou Rhodes
: Beloved One
. *sigh* :)
25) What is your favorite song by 21?Massive Attack
: This one's kinda strange, considering I like the remix more than the original... but I have to go with Small Time Shoot 'em Up
26) What is the first song you ever heard by 26?Cat Power
: Probably The Greatest
27) What is your favorite album by 3?The Smashing Pumpkins
: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
28) What is your favorite song by 2?Tori Amos
: That's tough... A Sorta Fairytale
, Spring Haze
, Raspberry Swirl
and Hey Jupiter
, judging by my play counts in iTunes.
29) What was the first song you ever heard by 32?The Decemberists
: 16 Military Wives
- it got me hooked.
30) What is you favorite song by 8?Andrew Bird
: Either Fiery Crash
or A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
31) How many times have you seen 17 live?Final Fantasy
: None, so far... but Owen assured me he would come. We had a good chat at the Feist
merch desk in Brooklyn, don'tchaknow... >_<
32) Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy?Faithless
: I'm sure Jim would be able to answer this quite easily, haha... Don't Leave
and Hour of Need
33) What is you favorite album by 12?Gotye
: Like Drawing Blood
34) What is the worst song by 45?I Am X
: Probably White Suburb Impressionism
35) What was the first song you ever heard by 34?The Arcade Fire
: Wake Up
36) What is you favorite album by 48?Interpol
: I'm a big fan of their latest, Our Love to Admire
37) How many times have you seen 42 live?Tool
: Four times. Yeah, baby!
38) What is your favorite song by 36?Metric
: Poster of a Girl
39) What was the first song you ever heard by 28?New Buffalo
: Emotional Champ
. So cute!
40) What is you favorite album by 7?Lamb
: What Sound
41) Is there a song by 31 that makes you happy?Zero 7
42) What is your favorite album by 41?Grizzly Bear
: Yellow House
43) What is your favorite song by 24?Sigur Rós
: Tough call... I'll go with Sæglópur
44) What is a good memory you have involving 46?Bertie Blackman
: Seeing her with Jim at the Annandale... performing a cover of Closer
45) What is your favorite song by 35?Patrick Watson
46) Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy?Patrick Wolf
: The Stars
and Land's End
47) What is your favorite album by 4?PJ Harvey
: Is This Desire?
48) Who is a favorite member of 37?Amiina
: They're all cute. ^_^
49) What is the first song you ever heard by 43?Elbow
: Probably Any Day Now
, which is coincidentally also my favourite song by them.
50) How many albums do you own by 20?Kate Bush
: Physically, one... digitally, seven. >_<
Also, I'm adding in a bonus question:
51) How many of your top 50 have you seen live?
Twenty seven! Two I can't see because they've passed away and one because she's only ever performed on one tour. I think that's a pretty good effort.