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Sunday Shuffle #338

I haven't done one of these in a month but today feels like a good day for it, so here's today's ten...
1. Golden State/Delta Spirit (13) - last played on 7/14/13 2. Daydreaming/Middle Brother (12) - last played on 5/13/12 3. Human Punching Bag/M. Ward (5) - last played on 6/1/13 4. The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)/The Decemberists (6) - last played on 12/9/12 5. Polly Anne/Reigning Sound (3) - last played on 11/12/11 6. Blood Bank/Bon Iver (3) - last played on 11/6/11 7. You Can Always Count On Me (In The Worst Way)/Superchunk (13) - last played on 8/3/13 8. Little Faith/The National (19) - last played on 6/1/13 9. Disco 2000/Pulp (13) - last played on 8/9/13 10. Now You're Among Strangers/J Tillman (7) - last played on 5/17/12

Heavy Rotation #22

It's been a while since I've done one of these entries, a combination of a lack of focus during the summer and how Spotify has changed my listening habits. Over the past couple weeks, however, I've been coming back to three albums over and over...
Nada Surf/The Weight Is A Gift - This album is not new to me; I'm pretty sure I bought it the day it came out back in 2005 (when I still bought CDs on a regular basis). I was a big fan of their previous album, Let Go, and had high expectations for this one. I was not disappointed. Why am I listening to it a bunch now? I came back for "Always Love," the soaring song of positivity that is one of my unofficial theme songs. Once I started listening, I couldn't stop. This is melodic rock/power pop of the highest order and the first 7 songs are unimpeachable. After a few quieter ones, it closes with the charging "Imaginary Friends." If you haven't heard it, do yourself a favor and give it a Spotify spin o…