2 Sufjan Stevens
3 Yann Tiersen
4 Patrick Wolf
5 The Pipettes
6 Frank Sinatra
7 The New Pornographers
8 Neko Case
9 Rufus Wainwright
10 Roxy Music
11 Final Fantasy
12 Kate Bush
13 Tori Amos
14 The Go! Team
16 The Apples In Stereo
18 The Smiths
19 Andrew Bird
20 The Beatles
21 Jens Lekman
22 David Bowie
23 Camera Obscura
24 Harry Gregson-Williams
25 The Tragically Hip
What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
Oh, man. First Frank Sinatra song?! I have no way of remembering that. I'm going to say either "Fly Me To The Moon" or "New York, New York" because those are both really famous.
What is your favourite album by 2?
I love both of the Michigan albums. I have the "extras" CD in my car and I listen to it all the time.
What is your favourite lyric that 1 has sung?
OMG. ONE FAVOURITE DECEMBERISTS LYRIC. I CANNOT CHOOSE, OKAY. Like, the entirety of "On The Bus Mall", "Shiny", "Red Right Ankle", "California One / Youth And Beauty Brigade", ETC. DO YOU SEE HOW DIFFICULT THIS IS FOR ME?
How many times have you seen 11 live?
Once! Way back when he was just starting out. AW, OWEN PALLETT. <3
What is your favorite song by 7?
"The Bleeding Heart Show". That song is all kinds of fabulous.
What is a good memory you have involving 20?
omg. Um, so many. The Beatles were my introduction to a better taste in music, basically. One good memory I have is watching the "Real Love" music video over and over on the Anthology DVD set and trying not to burst into tears.
Is there a song by 3 that makes you sad?
Yeah. "La Parade" is quite sad and beautiful.
What is your favorite lyric that 14 has sung?
Haha, the Go! Team is totally not about lyrics. I'm going to say "INTRODUCING MYSELF, MC LISA LEE" because I want to change my name to MC Lisa Lee.
What is your favorite song by 19?
Oh gosh, I don't know. "A Nervous Tic Motion Of The Head To The Left", maybe. Or "Fake Palindromes". Or "Plasticities".
How did you first get into 22?
Um, I grew up listening to his records. "Space Oddity" was one of my favourite songs as a kid. I'd put on this gold ballerina outfit and dance around the living room while listening to David Bowie records.
What was the first song you heard by 21?
"Maple Leaves". SO gorgeous.
What is your favorite song by 4?
"The Magic Position", maybe. He has lots of beautiful songs, though.
What is a good memory you have involving 13?
I remember listening to Little Earthquakes on my discman while driving around with my family ... somewhere. It might've been in Toronto. I don't know, but I just remember feeling really happy while listening to "Happy Phantom".
Is there a song by 23 that makes you sad?
"Razzle Dazzle Rose" makes me a little wistful for some reason.
What is your favorite album of 15?
Um, I'm not sure. Turn On The Bright Lights, maybe.
What is your favorite lyric that 9 has sung?
WHY ARE YOU CHOOSING REALLY AWESOME LYRICISTS. Oh, Rufus. I don't know. Maybe "you who were born there where beauty is existence", from "Greek Song".
How many times have you seen 5 live?
What is your favorite album by 12?
Hounds of Love, bb!
What is a good memory you have involving 25?
I saw them in concert with Aly and it was a superawesome time. We were tipsy and cheerful and enjoying good old fashioned Canadian rock music.
What was the first song you heard by 18?
"How Soon Is Now?", probably. That one is pretty famous.
What is your favorite song by 17?
"Crystal Ball" is so lovely. And the whole Under The Iron Sea album reminds me of my girlfriend.
What is your favorite album by 24?
Um, the Chronicles of Narnia soundtrack, I guess?
How many of your top 25 have you seen live?
Four: The Decemberists (twice), Rufus Wainwright (once), The Tragically Hip (once), Final Fantasy (once, when he was still called Owen Pallett, I think).