Posts Tagged ‘itunes’

A mix for Spring: Old, New, Pure, True, Fun, Passionate, Emotional

March 26, 2015

1. Icarus- Bastille
2. Both Sides of The Gun- Ben Harper
3. People Help the People- Birdy
4. Charmless Man- Blur
5. Set Fire to Your Friends- The Box Tiger
6. Back Against The Wall- Cage The Elephant
7. Gold Coins- Charli XCX
8. Get Lucky- Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams
9. Dream On- Depeche Mode
10. Latch- Disclosure with Sam Smith
11. Sledgehammer- Fifth Harmony
12. Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
13. The Struggle- Grizfolk
14. Barrel of A Gun- Guster
15. It’s Amazing- Jem
16. Hard Times- John Legend and The Roots (featuring Black Thought)
17. Rain- Mika
18. Showbiz- Muse
19. No One’s There To Sleep- Naughty Boy featuring Bastille

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First anticipated album of 2015 is…

January 7, 2015

Fall Out Boy? The four tracks I have heard from American Beauty/American Psycho are better than anything I ever expected to come from this band. So I’m as confused by this pronouncement as the rest of you. Beyond that i am highly excited by new Modest Mouse, new Imagine Dragons, and the release of Meghan Trainor’s first full length album. 2015, I love you.

Making Spirits Bright

December 13, 2014

Look no further than making a copy of Bastille’s brand new mixtape, or download it yourself off of Itunes right now. Vs, features some amazing collaborators, and grandiose instrumentations that are trademark Bastille through and through. Dan Smith and co. have been on a high since their band exploded on the charts, and ever since I managed to see them live twice this year, I can’t stop talking about them or listening to them for that matter. What a year it must be for them. This mixtape seamlessly blends Hip Hop beats, orchestra sounds, stripped down raw acoustic sounds, computerized blips and clicks like most artists could only dream of. But of course Bastille has had help making this, I mean why else is it referred to as a mixtape as opposed to an album. I absolutely loved early leaked tracks, Torn Apart and Weapon, as well as the hauntingly mellow, The Driver, but now that all nine tracks are available to me, I think mixtape isn’t even a fair description of this. It is definitely a general theme as mournful as Oblivion and as uplifting as Pompeii, and all nine tracks added up together seem like one whole unit. Certainly no Rock Opera, but certainly something unlike any other.

My take on U2’s new free album

September 24, 2014

“Songs of Innocence,” is by no means their best album, and in the 20 plus years since the amazingness that is Achtung Baby, they have had their shortcomings album-wise, but have always had a few gems here and there. I had hoped their previous album would be even more a return to form, for these four Irish lads, now middle aged men than many of the tracks on “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb,” were. It wasn’t as good as it could have been, but it did have a few really good songs, like Magnificent. But this album, the songs stay with me, I like most of them a lot, and it feels way less gimmicky than songs like Vertigo, or Elevation. Back is some of the simplicity found in their first album, the maturity of The “Joshua Tree” and the fuzzed out instrumentals of Achtung Baby. The band is as tight as ever on their 30 plus year run. Don’t complain to get an actual decent album for free. Best tracks: The Miracle(of Joey Ramone), Iris(Hold Me Close), the raga tinged songs of Volcano, Raised By Wolves, Cedarwood Road, Sleep Like A Baby Tonight.

Playlisting: Ashes To Ashes

June 22, 2014

1. Ashes To Ashes- David Bowie

2. Believer- American Authors

3. A Taste of Honey- The Beatles

4. Bigger Than Love- Benjamin Gibbard

5. Crank- Catherine Wheel

6. All Or Nothing- Dirty Vegas

7. For What Reason- Death Cab For Cutie

8. Relax, Take It Easy- Mika

9. Go To Sleep- Radiohead

10. Speeches- Walk Off The Earth

11. Caring Is Creepy- The Shins

12. Sex and Candy- Marcy Playground

13. Slow Hands- Interpol

14. Cactus- David Bowie

15. Funky Days Are Back Again- Cornershop

16. Subterranean Homesick Alien- Radiohead

17. Skulls- Bastille

18. Blue Jean- David Bowie

19. Late- Ben Folds

Playlisting: Paris

June 22, 2014

1. Paris-Magic Man

2. The Draw- Bastille

3. Set Fire To Your Friends- The Box Tiger

4. Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast- Capital Cities

5. The Silence- Bastille

6. Knives- The Box Tiger

7. Texas- Magic Man

8. You To Thank- Ben Folds

9. Skinny Love- Birdy

10. Carries On- Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes

11. Supersonic- Jamiroquai

12. Supermassive Black Hole- Muse

13. Flaws- Bastille

14. Bullet In The Brain- The Black Keys

15. Beauty And The Beast- David Bowie

16. Uncle Johnny- The Killers

17. A Bad Dream- Keane

18. Buzzcut Season- Lorde

19. Stuck In The Middle- Mika

Playlisting: Burning Bridges!

June 4, 2014

1. OneRepublic- BurningBridges

2. The Breakdown- Josh Kaufman(most recent winner of The Voice)

3. Haunt- Bastille

4. World Is Gonna Drown- Rubblebucket

5. Of The Night- Bastille

6. Uncle Johnny- The Killers

7.Life Is Real- Mos Def

8. Subterranean Homesick Alien- Radiohead

9. Disco//very-Warpaint

10. Space Rock- Weezer

11. Nothing But Trouble- Phantogram

12. Skulls- Bastille

13. Something Happened- Billy Bragg

14. Chartreuse- Capital Cities

15. The Easy Spell- Mos Def

16. Ocean Breathes Salty- Modest Mouse

17. The Fall of Man- Matthew Good Band

18. No Grey-The Neighbourhood

19. Sleeping With A Friend- Neon Trees

First Summer Playlist

June 3, 2014

1. These Streets- Bastille
2. R.E.V.O- Walk Off The Earth
3. Dance Hall- Modest Mouse
4. Gotta Get Away- The Black Keys
5. Laredo- Band of Horses
6.Love Runs Out- OneRepublic
7. On Melancholy Hill- Gorillaz
8. Paper Thin Walls- Modest Mouse
9. Oblivion- Bastille
10. Counting Stars(OneRepublic cover)- Christina Grimmie
11. I Came As A Rat- Modest Mouse
12. Bullet In The Brain- The Black Keys
13. Sometimes- Walk Off The Earth
14. Icarus- Bastille
15. Can’t Stop- OneRepublic
16. Flawless- The Neighbourhood
17. Speeches- Walk Off The Earth
18. Float On- Modest Mouse
19. Somebody That I Used to Know(Gotye cover)- Walk Off The Earth
20. Fever- The Black Keys

Playlist for Easter Weekend

April 19, 2014

1. Feeling Good- Nina Simone

2.  What I’m Fighting For- Matisyahu

3. Crossroads- John Mayer

4. Come Away to The Water- Maroon 5 feat. Rozzi Crane

5. Sweet Soul Sister- The Cult

6. One Engine- The Decemberists

7. Save Me- Muse

8. Kick Drum Heart- The Avett Bros.

9. So Here We Are- Bloc Party

10. Silver and Gold- U2

11. Runnin’ Blues- Color of Mind

12. A Punch Up At A Wedding- Radiohead

13. Crucify- Tori Amos

14. Run Daddy Run- Pistol Annies

15. If I- Flobots

16. Lightning Crashes- Live

17. Don’t Leave My Mind- Azure Ray

18. Fizzy Love- Catherine Wheel

19. Such Great Heights- The Postal Service

Playlist: Sassy Assed

March 6, 2014

I was feeling sassy and saucy and all manner of other fun adjectives at work tonight, and this playlist is my means to blow off steam and just share some great music, with those who may also feel overly sassy with their situation in life.

1. The Mirror Of The Signs- BUSH

2. James Brown- Cage The Elephant

3. Kangaroo Court- Capital Cities

4. Out of My League- Fitz and The Tantrums

5. Good Thing- Fine Young Cannibals

6. Stuck Between Stations- The Hold Steady

7. Long Ride Home- Michael Franti and Spearhead

8. Fort Hood- Mike Doughty

9. Oasis- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

10. I Almost Killed You- Billy Bragg

11. Round Here- Counting Crows

12. Everlong- Foo Fighters

13. Queer- Garbage

14. Buttercups- Fran Healy

15. Gone Gone Gone(Done Moved On)- Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

16, Casiotone Nation- Soul Coughing

17. In The Waiting Line- Zero 7

18. Ottoman- Vampire Weekend

19, My Body- Young The Giant