The Shins’ Marty Crandall Lists His Top 5s

Less exciting that crawling inside Thom’s iPod, sure, but we’re always curious to know what’s rocking our favorite artists’ headphones. And since today is Office day, why not go with Jim Halpert’s favorite band? The Shins keyboard man Marty Crandall gave Borders a series of Top 5s for everything from all-time indie rock albums to ’80s singles. (Thanks Carol!)

Top 5 Albums Of 2006
It’s Never Been Like That – Phoenix
The Warning – Hot Chip
The Information – Beck
And The Glass Handed Kites – Mew
Everything Wrong Is Imaginary – Lilys

Top 5 Indie-Rock Albums
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel
Slanted And Enchanted – Pavement
Bee Thousand – Guided By Voices
Funeral – Arcade Fire
I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One – Yo La Tengo

Top 5 ’80s Singles
“I Can’t Go For That” – Hall & Oates
“Hungry Like The Wolf” – Duran Duran
“Down Under” – Men At Work
“Careless Whispers” – Wham
“Dancing With Myself” – Billy Idol

Top 5 Guilty Pleasures
Playing video games for hours on end
Listening to Justin Timberlake
Dancing to Justin Timberlake
Watching Wife Swap religiously
Gorging on chicken wings at the Alberta Market

Top 5 Guests For A Dinner Party
David Bowie
Christopher Guest
Ricky Gervais
Chris Farley
Christopher Walken

Solid list-making! And by that of course we mean we need those ’80s songs stat. If anyone has ‘em in a tidy zip … tips at stereogum dot com. (“I can’t go for that … no can do” — see, stuck in your head too.)

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