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Sunday, July 25, 2004

20 Songs Soon To Be Burned Into My Skull

Madden 2005 Soundtrack :

Wylde Bunch - "Last Day of School"
New Found Glory - "This Disaster"
Earshot - "Wait"
Hoobastank - "Same Direction"
Ozomatli - "Saturday Night"
Jazze Pha - "Da Heavy Hittas"
Strata - "Piece By Piece"
Yung Wun - "Yung Wun Anthem"
Z-Trip feat. Soup of J5 - "Listen to the DJ"
The D.O.C. vs. Earshot - "The Madden Re-Match"
Will.I.Am - "Go!"
Hazen Street - "Fool the World"
Midtown - "Give It Up"
Alter Bridge - "Open Your Eyes"
Green Day - "American Idiot"
JR Ewing - "Time to Get Dirty"
The Hives - "Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones"
Mooney Suzuki - "Alive and Amplified"
Chevelle - "The Clincher"
Faith No More - "From out of Nowhere" (Throwback Track Powered by Rhino)
Franz Ferdinand - "Take Me Out"

Analysis: Much more middling than last year, which ran a dizzying gamut of great hip-hop tracks (then brand-new Big Boi, Bubba Sparxxx, and Nappy Roots, plus Joe Budden and Bone Crusher) and completely execrable mall punk (Yellowcard, Gob, Adema). Punk obviously got an upgrade with The Hives and Mooney Suzuki (garage-punk but still), and it's nice to see the Ferdies even though I'm already beyond tired of "Take Me Out." But where's the high-quality hip-hop? Nice seeing Jazze Pha, and Z-Trip's worth inclusion, but c'mon, you couldn't find a way to get Young Gunz or T.I. or Twista involved? Inexcusable.


  • At July 25, 2004 at 11:40 AM, Blogger Ian said…

    I mostly agree with you, but Gob at their worst are still better than Hoobastank, Chevelle or Hazen Street. What song did they have last year?


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