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Jonathan Coulton

January 31st, 2015

Born:
Jonathan Coulton

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Jonathan Coulton

Biography

When They Might Be Giants were first starting out they experimented with an answering machine service named Dial-a-Song, by means of which listeners could call them in Brooklyn and listen to a random taped song. The service was popular enough that it broke down frequently, but not before it helped them get signed to an indie label, Bar/None. Jonathan Coulton, standing on the shoulders of the Giants both musically and spiritually, found fame by the 21st century equivalent of Dial-a-Song through “Thing a Week,” a podcast that delivered a new song he had recorded every week for a year. His talent as a pop architect, appealingly offbeat subjects, and propensity for combining them in bittersweet but humorous songs — imagine Pluto's moon singing melancholy consolation to help it get over not being officially classified a planet any more — earned him a dedicated and cultish following.

Top Albums


1. Best. Concer..

2. JoCo Looks B..

3. Where Tradit..

4. Thing a Week..

5. Thing a Week..

6. Smoking Monk..

7. Thing a Week..

8. Thing a Week..

9. Artificial H..

10. One Christma..

11. JoCo Live

12. It's Time fo..

13. Baby Got Bac..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Still Alive Orange Box (Original Soundt.. 2:56 $0.99
2.

Baby Got Back Thing a Week One 5:32 $0.99
3.

Code Monkey JoCo Looks Back 3:10 $0.99
4.

Code Monkey Thing a Week Three 3:09 $0.99
5.

Code Monkey Best. Concert. Ever. 4:00 $0.99
6.

Want You Gone (feat. the Elegant Too.. Artificial Heart 2:21 $0.99
7.

Princess Who Saved Herself Many Hands – Family Music f.. 2:43 $0.99
8.

Re: Your Brains Thing a Week Two 4:32 $0.99
9.

Talk with George Best. Concert. Ever. 3:17 $0.99
10.

Re: Your Brains Best. Concert. Ever. 3:55 $0.99
11.

You Ruined Everything Best. Concert. Ever. 2:26 $0.99
12.

Skullcrusher Mountain Best. Concert. Ever. 4:11 $0.99
13.

I Crush Everything Best. Concert. Ever. 4:17 $0.99
14.

Still Alive (feat. Sara Quin) Artificial Heart 4:14 $0.99
15.

First of May JoCo Looks Back 4:11 $0.99
16.

Shop Vac JoCo Looks Back 3:30 $0.99
17.

Skullcrusher Mountain Where Tradition Meets Tomor.. 4:16 $0.99
18.

Ikea Smoking Monkey 3:03 $0.99
19.

First of May Best. Concert. Ever. 4:20 $0.99
20.

I Feel Fantastic Best. Concert. Ever. 3:04 $0.99
21.

Mr. Fancypants Best. Concert. Ever. 3:24 $0.99
22.

Creepy Doll Best. Concert. Ever. 4:53 $0.99
23.

Chiron Beta Prime Best. Concert. Ever. 3:30 $0.99
24.

Shop Vac Best. Concert. Ever. 3:25 $0.99
25.

I Feel Fantastic (Live 2014) JoCo Live 3:36 $0.99

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