Tuesday, January 1, 2008

What Happened When A Couple Thousand People Were Really Hungry?

Happy New Year, friends.

There wasn't a whole lot of fantastic music released last year, but here's twelve albums that I listened to more than once. One of them was released in '06, but I just don't care. Haha.

The Little Ones - Sing Song
Silverchair - Young Modern
Manchester Orchestra - Like A Virgin Losing A Child
The Starting Line - Direction
Ruth - Secondhand Dreaming
Rufus Wainwright - Release The Stars
Surrogate - Love Is For The Rich
Sea Wolf - Leaves In The River
The Bird And The Bee - The Bird And The Bee
The Thrills - Teenager
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Nick Drake - Family Tree


Christi said...

Happy new year to you too :)

I love music. Lots of those are really good. I only have one of them though lol...but I'm working on getting some of the others. :D

Nina said...

Happy New Year to you too :)

Truth be told, I've only listened to a one or two of those...

I think I'll add that to my things to do list this year :)


Lindsey said...

Happy New Year!

Manchester Orchestra = <3

Can you guess two of my favourite albums of 2007? Haha.

Amanda said...

Happy New year to you too Matt! I hope your year is filled with so many wonderful happy days! God Bless you!

raven said...


i hope you had a great one..



Brittany said...

Manchester Orchestra was the third I wrote down too on my list. :)

Uh.. Young Modern I totally regretted buying. I really didn't like it that much.. haha

Laura said...

happy 2008! i had wanted to go watch a movie over new years just for something different, however i couldn't convince anyone to go with me.... i guess they all like to watch a ball drop... really really slowly. my brother wants them to just drop it and watch it smash. i agree, that would be fun :)

Melanie said...

I have to honestly say I haven't heard most of them. I really like Ruth's cd. I bought one for my mom and she liked it as well. LOL
I like Direction as well. I'm going to see The Starting Line at the end of March. You should come. ;) (JK, of course.)
I heard The Bird and The Bee on your myspace - not bad. :)
A friend of mine is a huge Manchester Orchestra fan. I heard of them through her. She sometimes does merch for them when they are in Salt Lake.

I haven't made a list. I'm bad at picking favorites. I never would remember what came out in 2006 vs. 2007 anyway. LOL I'll think about it, though. Making favorite cd's lists this time of year is rather en vogue. :)

Anonymous said...

Uh, wow...okay. :) I guess a lot of people are asking you what music you're listening to. :D

I like Cobra Starship myself
haha, I'm just kidding.. actually I haven't listened much to them, but what I have heard, I'm pretty sure I like(d) Midtown so much more. :)

So.. uh... haha, I totally forgot what I was going to say next. Lol, I had a long night last night.

Anyways, thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

Wait, can you say much more in a sentence like that together?? I don't think so...right?

Haha, I am so tired...how about I like(d) them much better.

There how's that?

...Much better. :D

Omg, haha, I'm going now.

OH Interstate 77 said...

Hmmm... I spent 3 hours driving up 77 for my New Years Eve show in Cleveland and 3 hours driving down 77 today on my way back home listening to most of those songs. I find that ironic. You have good taste.

LetItAllOut1040 said...

i was somewhat suprised to not see the rocket summer on the list....it was my number one....but then again...this is (your) list.

Mary Monstrosity said...

Happy New Year to you!

diannanicole said...

happy new year.

angels and airwaves i-empire was pretty amazing. you should give it a listen.

Brittany said...

hahaha oh man.

I only JUST got the reason of your blog post title. haha that is fantastically brilliant.. and so you.

Lindsey said...

Haha Brittany. I had to think about that one for awhile. xD

Nina said...

Wow... lol
So Brittany just asked me if I got your blog title.. and I really didn't... until she said something and I re-read it.
That's amazing, lol
I love it!
I just cracked up for longer than I probably should have.

JENNA! said...

Happy New Year! :D
i hope your it's fantastic!

lexidoodleellis said...

how can you have so many creative cheesy puns?

i loveee the blog title!

well anyways,

i really havent listened to that much of the music on your list..

actually after lots of itunes problems, i just bought the ruth cd yesterday and think its awesome!

some of the others i havent given that much of a listen, but i will definitely play through them again..

one of the thousands of people who is ohh soo hungry!


Christi said...

hahaha I got the title now...
I didn't read it at first then everyone was talking about it so I read it again.
haha that's great.
You're so punny.

Kate said...

happy new year, matt!
i've heard a few of the bands you mentioned,
but never really listened to their music.

maybe i will,
as a new years resolution..
i need a bit of spice to my music collection!

thanks for the heads up. :)

Marielle said...
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Marielle said...

very good music by the way! :-)

Marielle said...

Happy new year to! All the way from Holland... :-D As they say in holland 'gelukkig nieuwjaar!'
Hope maybe you'll come this year, or next. I really want to see relient k on a tour to Holland! :-)
Do you already have plan's for it?

I really like you’re band. It's not really popular in the Netherlands yet, but I’m trying, by talking about it very much ;-). In the Christian-store here, are a view cd’s of you’re band. I’ve got epithetic ep, and five score and seven years ago. The last one I needed to order :-p. Very very good! Really hope you’ll come to Holland, ‘cause you’re band really have helpt me to become a Christian.


*Paigey* said...

lol =]

i like this post your pic is cute =]

♥ u

Sharon said...

no switchfoot? =)

PiNKiPodGymnast said...

Matthew Arnold Thiessen!
You should be ashamed of yourself!
You forgot the NUMBER ONE album released in 2007!!!!!!
Relient K - Let It Snow Baby... Let It Reindeer

How could you forget?!
What is wrong with you!?!?

[hehe... nothing!]

Happy 2008

Very good pic of you!

Is that actually an iPod that you're holding?


Those 12 great albums you mentioned?
Yeah, I haven't heard a single one! And I've only heard of Ruth.
I think you and I have different music tastes. =[
But we both know Relient K rocks!

*Paigey* said...

omg pinkIpodGymnast!!!!! i so agree! let it snow baby was awesome!!!! hey and dont forget the best release tho..... FIVE SCORE AND SEVEN YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

love you all =]

Ang said...

Coolio Ruth is awesome and is right to be on that list.

Elizabeth said...

Haha! The title is great. I get it now. Swell.

PiNKiPodGymnast said...

I still don't get the title.

You know what sucks? As much as I love Matt for being clever, most of his wittiness gets lost on me. =[

lol thanks paigey.
And yeah, Five Score And Seven Years Ago all the way!!!!!!!!

But we all know, Matt's too modest to tell us that Relient K is the best.

That's why we love him.

Well that's not the only reason why.
But you know what I'm saying.

I hope.

Cause I don't.


Love you Matt!

♥PaigeFOOL♥ said...

hehe i know what you mean! matty your so humble actually you deserve a day to brag! oops maybe u already celebrated that holiday in your next post =D

yes and PinkIpodGymnast five score and seven years ago is the best cd and relient k is the best band dont be afraid to scream that!!!!!!!! lol

love you matthew!

Bri said...

MATTHEW!!! i officially have my own blogspot now!! so i can comment you officially...i feel kind of official right now..gosh, that means i'm an OFFICIAL blogger...this should officially make me famous AHAHAHA
ok i'm done...anyway...i really love this blog...it's cool that you like The Starting Line...i never knew that....lol
you're officially the coolest guy around
p.s. don't worry i won't comment your blog too much... hahaha