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Favorites - 2010 Edition

Posted by Erik W on May 15, 2010 12:31 AM

This is an update to my previous favorites post. And this time I'm not limiting myself to 15 items!



I have around 500 artists with songs I've flagged 5 stars in iTunes, but these are the artists/groups that show up several times in my playlist:

Aceyalone, AIR, The Bad Plus, Beastie Boys, Beck, Benny Benassi, the bird and the bee, BitterSweet, Black Eyed Peas, Blue Man Group, Bonobo, Bright Eyes, Britney Spears, Broken Bells, Cake, Chumbawamba, Cinematic Orchestra, Claude Debussy, Coldplay, Daft Punk, Danger Mouse, DANGERDOOM, Dj Paul V, Eminem, EVE 6, Everclear, Eyedea & Abilities, Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Franz Ferdinand, Geto Boys, Girl Talk, Goldfrapp, Groove Armada, Gustav Holst, I Voted for Kodos, Incubus, Iron & Wine, Jamiroquai, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Kasabian, Korn, Layo & Bushwacka!, Ldm101, Limp Bizkit, Lobsterdust, Madonna, Marilyn Manson, Massive Attack, Matchbox Twenty, Michael Jackson, Missy Elliott, Moby, Mr. Scruff, Nine Inch Nails, Party Ben, Peace Orchestra, The Pharcyde, Pogo, Propellerheads, Quantic Soul Orchestra, Radiohead, Rafael Casal, Rage Against Machine, Richard Cheese, The Roots, Royksopp, Semisonic, The Shins, Smash Mouth, SoNos, St Germaine, Staind, Sufjan Stevens, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Tenacious D, Third Eye Blind, Underworld, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Zero 7


I unfortunately don't have as much time to read as I'd like, but these are some authors I've read a few books from that I've really enjoyed:

Bill Bryson, Anne Fadiman, Brian Greene, Dan Savage, Tom Clancy, Lewis Carroll, Dan Brown, Michael Crichton


These always have interesting, unique articles:

Newsweek, The Economist, Gq Magazine, Details Magazine, Wired Magazine, Esquire Magazine


Rated 5 stars in my Netflix profile. Out of about 400 movies I can remember seeing.

300, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Airplane!, American Beauty, The Animatrix, Apocalypto, Babel, Bang Bang You're Dead, Battle Royale, A Beautiful Mind, Behind Enemy Lines, Black Hawk Down, Bourne Trilogy, Boy A, Burn After Reading, Suicide Club, Catch Me If You Can, Chicago, Cell 211, City of God, Crash, The curious case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, District 9, The District!, Donnie Darko, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Elf, Everything Is Illuminated, Fight Club, Finding Nemo, Forrest Gump, The Game, The Garden, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Good Will Hunting, Hero, The History Boys, Hot Fuzz, The Incredibles, Innocence, Jurassic Park, Kill Bill, The Linguists, Little Miss Sunshine, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, I'm Going to Tell You a Secret, Manufactured Landscapes, The Matrix, Memento, Minority Report, Mission Impossible Three, Mr and Ms Smith, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ocean's Trilogy, Office Space, Oldboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Paris, je t'aime, The Prestige, The Rage in Placid Lake, Saved!, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Shawshank Redemption, Shortbus, Silence Of The Lambs, Sin City, Smokin' Aces, Stranger than Fiction, Sunshine, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Thank You for Smoking, There Will Be Blood, Titanic, Tokyo Sonata, V for Vendetta, Were the World Mine, Zombieland

TV Shows

30 Rock, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Chelsea Lately, The Colbert Report, Community, The Daily Show, Dexter, Doug, Fairly Odd Parents, Glee, Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (BBC), Hell's Kitchen, House, Junkyard wars, Lost, Man vs. Wild, Mercy, Modern Family, Muppets Tonight, MythBusters, Nip/Tuck, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Party Down, Planet Earth, Queer as Folk, Rick and Steve, Rugrats, Skins, South Park, SpongeBob SquarePants, This American Life, Trauma, Weeds, The West Wing


Lewis Black, Jeremy Hotz, Demetri Martin, Hal Sparks, Ellen Degeneres, Daniel Tosh, Jeff Dunham, Maria Bamford, Stephen Lynch, Mike Birbiglia, Ron White

Comic Strips

Bizarro, Dilbert, FoxTrot, Non Sequitur, User Friendly, Everybody Drunk But Me, Yourmometer

People I'd Like to Meet

Bill Gates, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Madonna, Ira Glass, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Shigeru Miyamoto, J.J. Abrams

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