Aimee Mann’s Christmas album, One More Drifter in the Snow, is one of my favorites. It’s a nice antidote to the sicky-sweet holiday albums that the top 40 pop stars put out every year. I would love a follow up to that album, but I was pleased when Aimee and Ted Leo (as The Both) released a new Christmas track last year. Give ‘er a listen, eh?
December 19: The Both, “You’re a Gift”
I’ve been slacking. No Friday Five for two weeks now. But I was sick with a bad cold and just didn’t feel up for making any selections. I’m all mended now, though, so I’ve pulled a bunch of tunes from my work playlists to share with you all. It’s really a mixed bag of music, but there should be something in this group for everyone. As usual, if you hear something you like, buy it! I don’t get anything from it other than the satisfaction of having influenced a listener out there, but in this day and age when so much music is simply streamed for free or illegally downloaded, I feel I need to nudge everyone towards supporting the artists with a purchase.
1. Alvvays – “Adult Diversion”
2. The Both – “Milwaukee”
3. Jennifer Castle – “Nature”
4. PJ Harvey – “Good Fortune”
5. Wild Flag – “Romance”