Oh man, I love Execution era Rilo Kiley. Listen to that scream Jenny does! Amazing. I love that song so much.
I’ve been thinking about joining in with the whole ‘favourite albums of the DECADE’ thing but I think I might’ve missed some early decade gems as I was still 10/11/12/13 or whatever (I wasn’t as clued in to amazing music back in those days. I used to dig Travis – sadface). But atleast seeing other peoples’ lists will give me an opportunity to perhaps check out some records I don’t know. When I was 14/15 I was so in love with all the Saddle Creek bands like Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, Cursive, Neva Dinova and all that kind of thing. I’ve loved that stuff for ages now, so it holds a pretty dear place in my heart. So I suspect my list will be quite Saddle Creek heavy. It’s super hard. I was really, pretty obsessed with Elliott Smith when I was 16 so it’s cool he’ll be able to feature. And I love The Elected and Jenny Lewis, Emily Haines, Feist… so much goodness.
Here is a really cool concert recording of Rilo Kiley playing in 2003. There are 4 parts and it’s the whole show.