Saturday, January 14, 2006

Essential Music for Theologians

Ben Meyers' (a huge Bob Dylan fan) whose recent posts have been very delightful, has seemingly forgotten a very important category, popular music. Never fear I have seen this deficiency and have attempted to rectify it here on my blog.

Popular Music for the Apocalyptic Imagination

  1. Glosoli - Sigur Ros - Takk
  2. Vertigo - U2 - How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
  3. Everything in its Right Place - Radiohead - Kid A
  4. Hey Man (Now Your Really Living) - Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
  5. Devils and Dust - Bruce Springsteen - Devils and Dust
  6. 2+2=5 - Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
  7. Now It's On - Grandaddy - Sumday
  8. Change - Tracy Chapman - Where You Live
  9. At the Bottom of Everything - Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
  10. Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine - RATM
  11. Old Shit/New Shit - Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
  12. Workin' On Leavin' The Livin' - Modest Mouse - Building Nothing out of Smoething
  13. Criticism as Inspiration - Pedro The Lion - The Only Reason I feel Secure
  14. Killing in The Name Of - Rage Against the Machine - RATM (in a Walter Wink sort of way)
  15. The Seer's Tower - Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
  16. I Have Forgiven - Morrissey - You Are The Quarry

I am sure that there are some glaring omissions (like no Bob Dylan, but I will leave that to Ben), but I have a limited CD collection!


Alan S. Bandy said...

I like the red pill.

TheBlueRaja said...

Really just about EVERY song on "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" deserves to be on the list. Yahweh - what a moving song!

Here are a few more:

1) RATM - Testify
2) Modest Mouse - Ocean Breathes Salty
3) Bad Religion - 21st C. Digital Boy
4) Rancid - Salvation