Posts Tagged ‘britrock’

Playlist time: Night Work

February 3, 2014

I don’t have any creative title for this one, but I am very proud of what I came up with in an extremely rushed and slapdash manner.  It’s delightfully queer, with a plethora of robotic noises, Album of The Year winners (Daft Punk), my favorite Broadway star of all time,  the lady that makes us go gaga, Glamtastic fun, Industrial, grungey and very dancy, delightfully American and International in equal portions.  Enjoy!

1. Night Work- Scissor Sisters

2. Do What U Want- Lady Gaga and R. Kelly

3. Civilian- Adam Pascal

4. Instant Crush- Daft Punk with Julian Casablancas( of The Strokes)

5. Heart In A Cage- The Strokes

6. I Am The Walrus- The Beatles

7. Midnight Radio- Hedwig and The Angry Inch

8. Harder You Get- Scissor Sisters

9. Artpop- Lady Gaga

10. Survival- Muse

11. Stupid Girl- Neil Young and Crazy Horse

12. The Distance- CAKE

13. Radio- Lana Del Rey

14. Recognizer- Daft Punk

15. How- The Neighbourhood

16. Home Is A Fire- Death Cab For Cutie

17. Tell Me How To Live- Capital Cities

18. Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box- Radiohead

19. Sin- Nine Inch Nails

 

 

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New playlist: 3 of a kind

January 12, 2014

I don’t know where this idea came from, but I kept hearing that old cliched line, “The best things come in threes.”  And going from there I thought, why not make a playlists, featuring three songs from each artist in residence upon it. And this is what I came up with!

1. Sweater Weather- The Neighbourhood

2. I’m Afraid- The Neighbourhood

3. Flawless- The Neighbourhood

4. Panic in Detroit- David Bowie

5. The Man Who Sold The World- David Bowie

6. (You Will) Set The World on Fire- David Bowie

7. Never There- Cake

8. Federal Funding- Cake

9. Sick of You- Cake

10. Come Together- The Beatles

11. While My Guitar Gently Weeps- The Beatles

12. Sexy Sadie- The Beatles

13. Muscle Museum- Muse

14. Dead Star- Muse

15. Time Is Running Out- Muse

16. All I Need- Radiohead

17. Myxomatosis- Radiohead

18. Blowout- Radiohead

The Bends

July 6, 2013

I’m going to start doing a feature on my favorite albums, new and old, for you nice internet folks.  the persistent New England heatwave of the last 13 days or so has made it harder to let myself sit in the computer in this hot house and write any sort of awesome bloggles, but here it is what I wrote with the intention of posting here about a week ago.  Enjoy!

Considered by many to be one of their more normal albums.  Maybe sonically, but thematically its just as rife with remorse, helplessness and alienation, just as plagued by the human condition, in all its instability and heartbreak and hopelessness, with a faint dash of hopeful, in the fact that we can at least carry on from these hard moments.  But that being said, it also contains music prime for singing along to, and songs that sound like they would fit in on standard mainstream radio, and in fact they do.  But the sheer alienation of it, the bleak depression, the fuzzed out guitars and extremely tight rhythms, reflect very much even at this stage, on the band that never fails to exceed expectations or defy conventions.  Music for the sake of music.  You get bittersweet ballads like Fake Plastic Trees, High and Dry, and Black Star,  a foreshadowing of OK Computer in the awesome opener, Planet Telex, and raucous numbers such as Just, My Iron Lung, and the title track of course.  And close it off with a haunting number like Street Spirit(fade out), to cause you coming away from your listen, unsure just how you’re supposed to be feeling.  Depressing or not its an amazing album, and I actually like depressing music more when I’m happy, so as weird as this sounds, just like The Smiths which I talked about a lot before, Radiohead is my go to happy music.  It’s just good, that’s all there is to it.  

Car Radiohead

January 30, 2013

Latest Car jams are the first three Radiohead Albums! 🙂

Pablo Honey: You, Creep, Anyone Can Play Guitar, Stop Whispering, Ripcord….. I can’t pick a favorite song. It’s all too good.

The Bends: Much better than what you get deep sea diving. But regardless, Don’t leave me high…High and Dry.

Ok Computer: Car Crashes, Karma, Paranoia, Robots, Aliens, and an entire track spoken by a computer program. Holy Crap!

So basically, Radiohead is amazing!