Spaceship Days

Spaceship Days

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Keeping Ourselves Amused

  It's been said a couple of times before, but we three gentlemen who make music together are fanboys before anything else. We are intensely serious about our entertainments, and will dig, travel, and pay to find amusements suited to each of our particular fancies. This past year we did that quite often, as it turned out to be a fairly good twelve months for the things that we enjoy the most: Music & Film.

 Spaceship Days we made two albums of our own in 2010(we'll talk more about that later)--but we also listened to quite a few of them as well.   As usual, we decided to share some of our Favorite Albums of no particular order.

Chuck's List
1. Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots
2. Deftones - Diamond Eyes 
3. Birds of Tokyo - Birds of Tokyo 
4. Cee Lo - The Lady Killer
5. Morcheeba - Blood Like Lemonade 
6. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
7. Kanye West - My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy 
8. Mutemath - Armistice Live
9. Neon Trees - Habits 
10. Drake - Thank Me Later

Greg's List
 1. OK Go! - Of the Blue Color of the Sky
 2. Ed Kowalczyk - Alive
 3. Manic Street Preacher- Postcards From a Young Man
 4. Brandon Flowers -Flamingo
 5. Tonic - Tonic 
 6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Mojo
 7. The Goo Goo Dolls - Something for the Rest of Us
 8. Lifehouse - Smoke and Mirrors
 9. Muse - The Resistence
 10. Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots

 Matt's List
1. Spaceship Days - Black Holes and Butterflies 
2. Duran Duran - All You Need is Now
3. Thirteen Senses - Crystal Sounds
4. Editors -  In This Light and on This Evening
5. Muse - The Resistence
6. Oceansize - Self Preserved While the Body Floats Up
7.  Rogue Wave - Permalight
8.  The Ruse - Love Sex Confusion
9.  The Golden State - Problem Reaction Solution 
10.Mark Ronson -  Record Collection

  Largely, we prefer our movie viewing pleasures to be in a dark, and quiet theater.  Quiet is getting harder and harder to come by, so we did a lot of living room watching this year. Although 84% of this list are the picks of just one watches-too-much-TV member (one other member being busy writing songs, and the third mixing said songs to hang with me on my weekly movie trips) no particular order, are Spaceship Days Favorite Movies of 2010**

**Note the use of the word favorite and not best.
1. Let Me In
2. Paranormal Activity 2
3. Kick Ass
4. Brooklyn's Finest
5. The Human Centipede
6. Faster
7. Predators 
8. Bitch Slap
9. Splice
10. Buried 
Honorable Mentions : Defendor, Hot Tub Time Machine, The Crazies, Karate Kid, & The Losers 

A new year is just a handful of days away. With it, will come more audio and visual delights for all of us to use while we spend time with our families and friends, and soothe ourselves from all those little aches and pains that come from a daily grind. Whatever your amusement of choice, take few moments to enjoy it each day in 2011  - just a bit more than you did in 2010

  Spaceship Days would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Holiday Season




  1. I can't believe i forgot Birds of Tokyo... that should have been top 3... without question... and honorable mention would be Mew "No More Stories"... even tho it was released in 2009 but it's just about the only thing I listened to in 2010. Matt

  2. What? No REM? :-)