The SLS18 Home Stretch

slsWe're about to put the 18th edition of SLS to bed and for the first time since we started throwing SLS together I've taken my eye off the prize. The past three months have been insanely busy... I haven't even looked at smellslikesour.com let alone maintained the sucker. Still, the show must go on and SLS18 is due at the end of the month.

If you're wondering what the hell this SLS thing is, this guide answers your FAQs. In a nutshell, we (and we is essentially me, although I let one other dude think he's part of the process) pick 20 songs every six months and bless them as SLS-worthy.

Here are the twenty I'm looking at for SLS18. I'll lay down the final tracks in a few weeks.

  • Against Me! - Thrash Unreal
  • Arcade Fire - No Cars Go
  • Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker
  • Attack in Black - Young Leaves
  • Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun
  • Foo Fighters - The Pretender
  • Ill Scarlett - Nothing Special
  • Interpol - The Heinrich Maneuver
  • Linkin Park - Bleed it Out
  • Matthew Good - Born Losers
  • Queens of the Stone Age - 3's and 7's
  • Radiohead - Bodysnatchers
  • Serj Tankian - Empty Walls
  • Silverchair - Straight Lines
  • Silversun Pickups - Well Thought Out Twinkles
  • Stars - Take Me To The Riot
  • The Weakerthans - Civil Twilight
  • The White Stripes - You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)
  • Velvet Revolver - The Last Fight

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Frank the Tank

Silver chair straight lines is the biggest piece of turd on the radio. I agree with everything else though. You must remove silver chair it's unacceptable.

December 4, 2007 @ 9:43 PM

Toronto Mike

I knew that was the controversial one. It's awfully poppy...

It probably won't stick, but it's under consideration. "Tomorrow" was awfully catchy, too...

December 4, 2007 @ 9:44 PM

Jason | GetYourOJ.com

I'm not gonna say which songs I like and don't like but I will say it reminds me of Big Shiny Tunes, kinda like a safe mix for Nu Rock fans.

20 songs a month isn't a lot at all... I wish people would dig deeper now that music is so accessable.

Grab a playlist from Sweden or UK or somewhere or even CBC3, you tube a few songs, and expand the music you're exposed to. It's just a suggestion...

December 5, 2007 @ 8:53 AM

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