Dave's Faves 2002
3. Simple – India.Arie / Acoustic Soul
This is probably my favorite recording of the year. She was on last year's "Peaceful World" by John Mellencamp. I wanted her to win the Grammy instead of Alicia Keys.
4. Dance & Shout – Shaggy / Hotshot
Michael Jackson makes it to Dave's Faves! This contains a sample of the Jackson's "Shake Your Body" in a song produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. I really like this recording, even with all of the booty songs with Mr. Lover.
5. Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution) – Elvis Costello / When I Was Cruel
Elvis' best CD in years – back to rock and roll after sleeping with Burt Bacharach. Second best concert of the year (after Boz).
6. So Right – Dave Matthews Band / Everyday
I was kind of down on Dave Matthews after the Crash CD. It seemed like he got the same disease that REM and U2 got when they became big – they started to play big arena style rock instead of stuff that sounded good in smaller venues. But I listened to this at the record store and thought it sounded good. I like it better the more I listen to it.
7. I Couldn't Put You Down – Lamont Cranston Blues Band / Lamont Live!
We just caught Lamont at the Narrows in Navarre – my new favorite bar. It's a nice little roadhouse kind of place and the Cranstons sounded great. I picked this up on consignment at Cheapo. It's great listening when you're headed out on Saturday night.
10. If I Had a Boat – Lyle Lovett / Anthology Vol 1: Cowboy Man
This was the third time that I've seen Lyle (warming up Bonnie), and I've always loved this song. I finally picked up this anthology, and it's really growing on me.
13. Loco Motives – Little Feat / Under the Radar
I finally caught Little Feat live at a rain soaked concert at the Zoo. The place was packed and people were dancing everywhere despite the rain. Unfortunately it was cut short during "Fat Man in the Bathtub" when the sound system started to make bad noises. I'll definitely catch them the next time they're in town.
14. Daddy Can I Turn This? – Elvis Costello / When I Was Cruel
A great rave up from Elvis. He's still got it.