November 5, 2007

The Best of October

It's that time of the month again, a couple of days late... Here's a selection of the best songs that I've come across in October. Unlike the list in September, it's been a pretty slow month, with fewer new releases and thus, fewer really good songs. However, what we've gotten has been very good. Interestingly, most of these songs come from soundtracks, either the Battlestar Galactica, The War, In the Shadow of the Moon, with a couple others thrown in for good measure. Here we go:

All Along the Watchtower - Bear McCreary / BT4, Battlestar Galactica Soundtrack

This is a fantastic rendition of the Bob Dylan song, used in the finale of Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica. Apparently, this was something that the production crew had wanted to use in the show for a while now. This version is really cool.

American Anthem - Norah Jones, The War Original Soundtrack

One of the main songs from the soundtrack from the series, The War, which is a nice rendition from Norah Jones. This song really fits with the series, and is typically played at the end of each episode. The lyrics are perfect for the subject matter, and this is probably one of Norah Jones' finest songs.

For Science Fiction - Maritime, Heresy and the Hotel Choir

This song has the lyrics: Thank God for Science Fiction. I like it.

In The Shadow of the Moon Soundtrack, Philip Shepherd

- The Eagle Has Landed
- End Titles

The entire soundtrack is a fantastic score from the documentary In the Shadow of the Moon. It's absolutely fantastic to listen to.

Man on the Moon - Ferraby Lionheart, Sterogum Presents... Drive XV

Sterogum has done a really good album of covers of REM's Automatic for the People, and this is the best song on there.

'Til the Morning Comes - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, This Is Somewhere

The bonus track from Grace Potter's This is Somewhere album, the B&N version. A fantastic track that should have made it onto the main album.

That's it for last month!