090 Festive 50 (part 1)

The Contrast Podcast listeners and contributors have voted for their favourite tracks of 2007 and over the next three episodes we will be counting down through the top 54. If you want to know why it’s 54 rather than 50 you’ll need to listen to the podcast!

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54 California Snow Story – Suddenly everything happens

Tim from The face of today

53 The Limes – Beyond Blue

ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away

52 Ra Ra Riot – Each Year

SiD from Too Much Rock

51 Mika Miko – Too Cute To Puke

Bob from Gimme Tinnitus

50 The Dropkick Murphys – Famous For Nothing

Thom from Better in the Dark

49 Math and Physics club – Baby i’m yours

Colin from And before the first kiss

48 The Dollyrots – Because I’m Awesome

FiL from Pogoagogo

47 Stars – Take Me To The Riot

Jim from Quick before it melts

46 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – Ah Mary

Andy from Circles of Concrete

45 Radiohead – Reckoner

Linda from Speed of dark

44 Mavis Staples – On My Way

Pieter from Two tramps in mud time

43 Radiohead – Bodysnatchers

Ross from Just gimme indie rock

42 Josh Ritter – Right Moves

Natalie from Mini-obs

41 The Avett Brothers – Shame

Anna from Music I-Quiz

40 The National – Slow Show

Chad from Everybody cares, everybody understands

39 Plans and apologies – Mel Gibson’s Iraq

Crash from Pretending life is like a song

38 Great Northern – Home

Chip from Atomic Ned

37 King Creosote – Leslie

Lyle from Mentok the Mind-taker

Thanks to all of you who helped with this episode.

Come back next week for numbers 36 to 19!

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I’m d/l’ing away to put on my iPod to listen in on the 3-hour plane ride to FL. Can’t wait to hear it!!

Happy Holidays to all CP’ers!

Is it my imagination or is the mp3 cut off just over half way through?

mine appears to be whole and complete. also, it downloaded in one take, so maybe you should try it again?

I can’t believe that 2 Radiohead songs didn’t make it out of the 40’s! I was so stoked to see this downloading BEFORE i went to work, so that I could listen to it today instead of tomorrow! Woohoo!

Love it! Thanks for all of the hard work, Tim. Particularly liked the “Mel Gibson’s War” track, Crash. And Linda gets all deep on us. A great contrasty bunch of tunes and intros. That’s what it’s all about. I feel so, so festive!

I’m having only half the mp3 AND the stream–it seems the second half of this episode is missing.

It downloaded fine for me, all in, although it took a couple of goes. That Plans and Apologies song is out as a single at the moment, folks – I hope they’re gonna come along to a ‘musicians introduce’ podcast in the not too distant future. They beat two radiohead songs! Fantastic! It’s great to hear from so many people too.

Now, this was just awesome throughout! Thanks a lot for compiling it, Tim … great job indeed!

Merry Christmas everyone and all the best to you and your families from:

Dirk (Sacred/Sexyloser)

what a way to start a countdown! i can’t wait to hear the rest of it.

there were several artists i hadn’t heard before. anna, i loved the avett brothers. dear tim, how could it be that we didn’t vote the delightful california snow story into the top 50?? i’m glad you took it upon yourself to remedy the situation.

fil, the dollyrots were awesome, and nat, i can’t believe i didn’t pay more attention to that josh ritter album. shame on me! zb–soooooooo glad to hear that the “real” cat loves the limes.

i think pieter takes the cake for intros this week, mainly for his bravery, but ross came in a very close second, and mentok, well, his was wonderful, what can i say?

merry christmas and happy holidays to all! next week by this time we can all relax again.

yeah… “she” goes on her eighteens, an old lady, and wherever she is in the house, if we play “beyond blue”, she’s in the room within the twelve first seconds (just in time for the 2nd “beyond blue”) ! with “moon river” by audrey H., it takes her less than 5 to come in the room !

Good to hear what I missed in the year. 2007 went by and I think I barely registered it. I wonder what else I should have been listening to? We shall find out in a week.

love this site, but can’t play or download this episode … is the link broken?

Hi Duncan,

Unfortunately I don’t have server space to keep more than about the 5 most recent episodes online at one time. Perhaps I’ll sort out an archive in the future!

Sorry, Tim

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