Every now and then, iTunes asks a celebrity to make a compilation of about 10 songs that they are currently listening to in their iPods. Now, most of the time a lot of these lists are complete garbage and a near spitting image of the Weekly Top 40. However, sometimes you get a star who can just pick some incredible music and if you’re lucky, pick some bands you don’t really know much about.
Meet Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Friggin’ Potter.
Now, this guy was the last person that I ever thought would compile a list of decent music, let alone great music. Not only does he pick the winners, but he writes a pretty good description for each tune. We might just have him do a guest post for us one day, you know, since he’s my neighbor back on Privet. To name a few, he lists Anthony and the Johnsons, Pixies, Arcade Fire, and Hope of the States. I wasn’t too familiar with Hope of the States when I read the list, but upon listening I discovered that they’re actually pretty good. You may just have to take a listen for yourself if you’re not too familiar with this band, but like my friend Matt Cook said, it sounds like a great mix of Billy Corgan and Radiohead.
Check out the bands website and read the rest of Harry Potter and The List of Surprisingly Good Music (also the title of J.K. Rowling‘s next book..).