The “Working feverishly on recoding crufty HTML at work” edition
- Kayo Dot • The Manifold Curiosity
- Finger Eleven • The Obvious Heart
- Yngwie Malmsteen • Fugue
- Blindside • Across Waters Again
- Pain of Salvation • Omni
- the Gathering • A Life All Mine
- Tori Amos • Ribbons Undone
- Maudlin of the Well • Interlude 1
- Paco de Lucía • Llanos de Real
- Devin Townsend • Olives
Listed band whose ethnicity I most share: the Gathering (though I’m a fraction of Malmsteen and Pain of Salvation as well).
Girliest song: The Tori Amos one, of course. Real men like singer-songwriters.
Shortest song: “Interlude 1” by Maudlin of the Well, at just over a minute.
Coolest spoken part: “Olives,” which contains the occasional Darth Vader-intoned “Olive!”