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Top 5: Call It A Ritual?

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Top 5: Call It A Ritual?

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Top 5: Call It A Ritual?

Everyone needs more music, right? How about five songs in less than a minute each?

No big philosophy here. Just tracks I've been playing enough to screw up the perfect distribution of randomness on my iTunes shuffle setting. I'm going to try to post five songs every week, so if anyone out there has some secret awesomeness tucked away, drop a note in the comments below.

Top 5: Call It A Ritual?

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Wolf Parade, Ponytail, et al, after the jump.

COOL KIDS — What Up Man (From The Bake Sale EP)
"Tick tick, clap. Tick, tick tick tick, clap." Literally.

JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS — Coma Girl (From Streetcore)
We reviewed the new My Morning Jacket CD on the show a few weeks ago, and the song Evil Urges kept reminding me of "Coma Girl." I think maybe it's guitar at the end of the chorus. Then there's the line in the new Hold Steady record about Saint Joe Strummer. That sealed the deal. I've listened to it at least once a day for the past 2 weeks.

WOLF PARADE — Call It A Ritual (From At Mount Zoomer)
I don't love all of the new Wolf Parade record, but this song has a weird, great, twisty push and pull.

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PONYTAIL — Beg Waves (From Ice Cream Spiritual)
For who knows what reason, I let this CD sit on my desk two full months before picking it up. Then it's 15 seconds into the first track, and lead noisemaker Molly Siegel lets loose with that ecstatic "bbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrraahhhh!" What a mistake. April and May could have been so much better.

ANNIE — I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me (single, from the internet)
Then again, maybe this is why I let Ponytail sit for so long. Honestly, it's been hard for me to listen to anything other than Annie's new single recently. I'd get mad, but every time she hits that high note in the chorus, I grin like a moron.