Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Uncut 200 Greatest Albums of All Time


Info: «We count down the best albums ever made for the first time ever in Uncut, as chosen by a swathe of our staff and contributors – plus there are informative infographics, charts and breakdowns of the results of our poll. Pick up the issue to see who has made it into our historic chart…» (from Uncut website). «Each of our 59 contributors voted for their Top 50 albums, with their first choice receiving 50 points and their last choice receiving one point. The totals were used to order the final list of 200 albums» (from Uncut magazine).
Source: Uncut (magazine)
Date of publication: Uncut Issue February 2016
Spotify playlist latest update: 19th January 2016
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP



Full list

Strikethrough albums (11/200) are not available on Spotify. Some albums may be not available in all countries.

1. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds - 1966
2. The Beatles - Revolver - 1966
3. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks - 1968
4. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico - 1967
5. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album) - 1968
6. Love - Forever Changes - 1967
7. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde - 1966
8. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead - 1986
9. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited - 1965
10. Television - Marquee Moon - 1977
11. David Bowie - Hunky Dory - 1971
12. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars - 1972
13. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On - 1971
14. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue - 1959
15. The Beatles - Rubber Soul - 1965
16. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street - 1972
17. The Band - The Band - 1969
18. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks - 1975
19. David Bowie - Low - 1977
20. Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express - 1977
21. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - 1967
22. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back - 1988
23. The Clash - London Calling - 1979
24. The Beatles - Abbey Road - 1969
25. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love - 1985
26. The Clash - The Clash - 1977
27. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers - 1971
28. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed - 1969
29. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced - 1967
30. David Bowie - Station To Station - 1976
31. Lou Reed - Transformer - 1972
32. Neil Young - After The Goldrush - 1970
33. Joni Mitchell - Blue - 1971
34. Neil Young - On The Beach - 1974
35. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme - 1965
36. Joy Division - Closer - 1980
37. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Society - 1968
38. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless - 1991
39. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home - 1965
40. Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom - 1974
41. Otis Redding - Otis Blue - 1965
42. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland - 1968
43. The Stooges - Funhouse - 1970
44. Sly And The Family Stone - There's A Riot Going On - 1971
45. R.E.M. - Murmer - 1983
46. Michael Jackson - Off The Wall - 1979
47. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV - 1971
48. Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief - 1969
49. Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life - 1976
50. Nick Drake - Bryter Layter - 1971
51. Carole King - Tapestry - 1971
52. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground - 1969
53. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers - 1978
54. The Velvet Underground - Loaded - 1970
55. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pystols - 1977
56. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses - 1989
57. Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - 1967
58. Blondie - Parallel Lines - 1978
59. Prince - Sign O' The Times - 1987
60. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures - 1979
61. Primal Scream - Screamadalica - 1991
62. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers - 1968
63. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - 1977
64. David Crosby - If Only I Could Remember My Name - 1971
65. Orange Juice - You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever - 1982
66. The Band - Music From Big Pink - 1968
67. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions - 1973
68. James Brown - Live At The Apollo - 1963
69. New Order - Technique - 1989
70. Patti Smith - Horses - 1975
71. Joni Mitchell - Hejira - 1976
72. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver - 2007
73. The Cure - Disintegration - 1989
74. Public Image Limited - Metal Box - 1979
75. Can - Ege Bamyasi - 1972
76. John Martyn - Solid Air - 1973
77. Steely Dan - Countdown To Ecstasy - 1973
78. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday - 1967
79. Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator) - 2001
80. The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat - 1968
81. Radiohead - In Rainbows - 2007
82. The Who - Who's Next - 1971
83. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - 1963
84. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon - 1973
85. Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love - 1967
86. Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star - 1973
87. Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns - 1975
88. Can - Tago Mago - 1971
89. Big Star - No1 Record - 1972
90. The Cure - Head On The Door - 1985
91. Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - 1969
92. Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis - 1969
93. Radiohead - Ok Computer - 1997
94. U2 - Achtung Baby - 1991
95. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin - 1969
96. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - 1975
97. The Cure - Pornography - 1982
98. The Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter - 1968
99. John Cale - Paris 1919 - 1973
100. Laura Nyro - Eli & The Thirteenth Confession - 1968
101. Radiohead - Kid A - 2000
102. Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson - 1971
103. Pulp - This Is Hardcore - 1998
104. Johnny Cash - At Falsom Prison - 1968
105. David Bowie - Diamond Dogs - 1974
106. Talking Heads - Remain In Light - 1980
107. Spiritualized - Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space - 1997
108. Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden - 1988
109. The Only Ones - The Only Ones - 1978
110. The Congos - Heart Of The Congos - 1977
111. Joni Mitchell - Court & Spark - 1974
112. New Order - Power Corruption & Lies - 1983
113. The Slits - Cut - 1979
114. David Bowie - "Heroes" - 1977
115. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs - 1985
116. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet - 1968
117. The Specials - The Specials - 1979
118. Suicide - Suicide - 1977
119. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew - 1970
120. Big Star - Radio City - 1974
121. Can - Future Days - 1973
122. Prince - Parade - 1986
123. Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill - 1972
124. Nirvana - In Utero - 1993
125. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True - 1977
126. Nick Drake - Pink Moon - 1972
127. Chic - C'est Chic - 1978
128. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo - 1968
129. Curtis Mayfield - Curtis - 1970
130. Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs - 1970
131. The Isley Brothers - 3+3 - 1973
132. The Human League - Dare! - 1981
133. The Who - Live At Leeds - 1970
134. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - 1978
135. The Beach Boys - Surf's Up - 1971
136. Ramones - Ramones - 1976
137. Ac/Dc - Back In Black - 1980
138. Van Morrison - Moondance - 1970
139. Gang Of Four - Entertainment! - 1979
140. The Beastie Boys - Check Your Head - 1992
141. Portishead - Dummy - 1994
142. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation - 1988
143. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe As Milk - 1967
144. Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas - 1990
145. Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish - 1993
146. Pixies - Doolittle - 1989
147. Jeff Buckley - Grace - 1994
148. Miles Davis - In A Silent Way - 1969
149. The Beatles - A Hard Day’s Night - 1964
150. Massive Attack - Blue Lines - 1991
151. Daft Punk - Discovery - 2001
152. Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul - 1968
153. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti - 1975
154. The Associates - Sulk - 1982
155. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Boatman’s Call - 1997
156. Tricky - Maxinquaye - 1995
157. Bjork - Debut - 1993
158. The Fall - The Nation's Saving Grace - 1984
159. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Love And Hate - 1971
160. The Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers - 1993
161. Tom Waits - Swordfishtrumbone - 1983
162. PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me - 1993
163. Neil Young - Tonight's The Night - 1975
164. The Cure - Seventeen Seconds - 1980
165. Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets - 1974
166. GZA - Liquid Swords - 1995
167. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 - 1992
168. The Smiths - Strangeways Here We Come - 1987
169. T.Rex - Electric Warrior - 1971
170. Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry - 1969
171. Prince - Purple Rain - 1984
172. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - 1995
173. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band - 1970
174. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure - 1973
175. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything - 1988
176. Neil Young - Harvest - 1972
177. Super Furry Animals - Radiator - 1997
178. Black Sabbath - Paranoid - 1970
179. The Who - Tommy - 1969
180. Michael Jackson - Thriller - 1982
181. The Replacements - Tim - 1985
182. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black - 2006
183. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left - 1969
184. Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine - 1978
185. David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World - 1970
186. Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady - 1963
187. Donald Fagen - The Nightfly - 1982
188. Talking Heads - Fear Of Music - 1979
189. The Smiths - The Smiths - 1984
190. Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen - 1985
191. The Who - The Who Sell Out - 1967
192. Gene Clark - No Other - 1974
193. Johnny Cash - American Iv: The Man Comes Around - 2002
194. Joanna Newsom - Ys - 2006
195. T.Rex - The Slider - 1972
196. The Fall - Hex Enducation Hour - 1982
197. Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything? - 1972
198. Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs - 1998
199. Dr John: The Night Tripper - Gris-Gris - 1968
200. Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom - 1982

Friday, January 1, 2016

Mojo The Beatles 101 Greatest Songs


Info:  "... Indeed, how do you start comparing all the band’s wonderful creations? What’s better, Yes It Is or I’m Down? Not only have the Fab Four become the gold standard of pop music – even more definitive and treasured as the years have passed – but they’ve left their mark on pretty much every song and album released by any popular musician since. To essay this Herculean task, MOJO marshalled some of the world’s leading musicians – Brian Wilson, Johnny Marr, Elvis Costello, Lemmy, Donovan, Flaming Lips, Blur, Paul Weller, Arcade Fire, Butthole Surfers, U2 and more – to volunteer their favourites, and our definitive list of the 101 Greatest Beatles Songs is now online".
Source: Mojo
Date of publication: july 2006 (paper) / may 2015 (online)
Spotify playlist latest update: 1st January 2016
Spotify playlist direct links: URI / HTTP


Full list

Strikethrough song (1/101) is not available on Spotify. Some songs may be not available in all countries.

1. A Day In the Life
2. Strawberry Fields Forever
3. Yesterday
4. Tomorrow Never Knows
5. She Loves You
6. In My Life
7. Something
8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
9. Penny Lane
10. A Hard Day’s Night!
11. Eleanor Rigby
12. Hey Jude
13. Come Together
14. I Want To Hold Your Hand
15. With a Little Help from My Friends
16. Revolution [Hey Jude B-side version]
17. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
18. Can’t Buy Me Love
19. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
20. Rain
21. Here Comes the Sun
22. I Saw Her Standing There
23. Ticket To Ride
24. Please Please Me
25. Nowhere Man
26. She Said, She Said
27. Long & Winding Road
28. All You Need Is Love
29. I’m Only Sleeping
30. Here, There & Everywhere
31. Don’t Let Me Down
32. Across the Universe
33. She’s Leaving Home
34. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
35. It Won’t Be Long
36. Hello, Goodbye
37. Paperback Writer
38. I Am the Walrus
39. Helter Skelter
40. Twist & Shout
41. And Your Bird Can Sing
42. Drive My Car
43. If I Fell
44. Dear Prudence
45. I Feel Fine
46. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me & My Monkey
47. From Me to You
48. Taxman
49. Getting Better
50. Let It Be
51. Love Me Do
52. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds
53. Help!
54. I Will
55. Sexy Sadie
56. You’re Going to Lose That Girl
57. Yes It Is
58. For No One
59. Hey Bulldog
60. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
61. Hold Me Tight
62. Blackbird
63. No Reply
64. Lady Madonna
65. Revolution #9
66. I’m Down
67. Yellow Submarine
68. There’s a Place
69. Julia
70. I Should Have Known Better
71. The Fool on the Hill
72. We Can Work It Out
73. The Ballad of John & Yoko
74. Day Tripper
75. Only a Northern Song
76. I’ll Get You
77. Get Back
78. Yer Blues
79. Got to Get You Into My Life
80. Long, Long, Long
81. Because
82. All I’ve Got to Do
83. Good Morning, Good Morning
84. You Won’t See Me
85. It’s All Too Much
86. Lovely Rita
87. Money
88. Glass Onion
89. Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite!
90. Back in the USSR
91. Mother Nature’s Son
92. It’s Only Love
93. Michelle
94. Flying
95. All My Loving
96. I’ll Be Back
97. Octopus’s Garden
98. Shimmy Shake [Live at the Star Club, Hamburg]
99. You Know My Name (Look Up My Number)
100. Run for Your Life
101. Ob La Di, Ob La Da

The 'other' 120 Beatles songs available on Spotify (And I Love Her, Eight Days a Week, Girl, Magical Mystery Tour, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band...)

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Rockit 50 Albums of 2015 (Italian albums)



Info: Launched in 1997, Rockit is likely the most important Italian webzine focused on the local music scene (rock, electronic, hip hop, mainly underground). This is a playlist based on its chart of best Italian songs of the year. On the Rockit website, each song comes with a short review (in italian). Source: Rockit
Date of publication: 16th december 2015
Spotify playlist latest update: 21th december 2015
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP
(end-of-2015 playlist series)



Full list


Strikethrough albums (2/50) are not available on Spotify. Some albums may be not available in all countries. 

1. Iosonouncane - Die
2. Verdena - Endkadenz vol.1 & vol.2
3. Colapesce - Egomostro
4. Nitro - Suicidol
5. Calcutta - Mainstream
6. Adriano Viterbini - Film IOI Sound
7. Go Dugong - A Love Explosion
8. Iacampo - Flores
9. Matilde Davoli - I'm Calling You From My Dreams
10. Albedo - Metropolis
11. Any Other - Silently. Quietly. Going Away
12. Sacri Cuori - Delone
13. Joe Victor - Blue Call Pink Riot
14. Noyz Narcos & Fritz Da Cat - Localz Only
15. Alessio Bondì - Sfardo
16. Dimartino - Un paese ci vuole
17. Paletti - Qui e ora
18. Celluloid Jam - Youth EP
19. C+C=Maxigross - Fluttarn
20. Il Teatro degli Orrori - Il Teatro degli Orrori
21. Cara - Non guardarmi
22. Alessandro Grazian - L'età più forte
23. Zu - Cortar Todo
24. Bachi da pietra - Necroide
25. Dargen D'Amico - D'iO
26. The Hacienda - The Hacienda EP
27. Baba Sissoko - Three Gees
28. Dumbo Gets Mad - Thank You Neil
29. Auden - Some Reckonings
30. Calibro 35 - S.P.A.C.E.
31. Aucan - Stelle fisse
32. Mellow Mood - 2 The World
33. Esterina - Dio ti salvi
34. Fabri Fibra - Squallor
35. Bee Bee Sea - Bee Bee Sea
36. Mezzosangue - Soul of a Supertramp
37. Three In One Gentlemen Suit - Notturno
38. Levante - Abbi cura di te
39. Giovanni Truppi - Giovanni Truppi
40. Egreen - Beats & Hate
41. The Leading Guy - Memorandum
42. Vaghe Stelle - Abstract Speed + Sound
43. Furtherset - No Logic No Death
44. Paolo Spaccamonti - Rumors
45. Yakamoto Kotzuga - Usually Nowhere
46. Guè Pequeno - Vero
47. Ministri - Cultura Generale
48. Futbolìn - Futbolìn
49. La Batteria - La Batteria
50. Erio - Für El

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Noisey The 50 Best Songs of 2015



Info: "What determines a good song in 2015? Does it simply have to be well written? Does it get stuck in your head? Does Drake have to sing it? Well, there’s no real answer to this question. Like all music, it’s just a feeling. When you hear a good song, you just kind of… know". On Noisey each song comes with a short review.

Source: Noisey
Date of publication: 1st december 2015
Spotify playlist latest update: 19th december 2015
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP
(end-of-2015 playlist series)



Full list

Strikethrough songs (2/50) are not available on Spotify. Some songs may be not available in all countries. 

1. Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean ?
2. Jamie XX feat. Young Thug & Popcaan - I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)
3. Drake - Hotline Bling
4. Skepta - Shutdown
5. Future - March Madness
6. Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker The Berry
7. Rihanna - Bitch Better Have My Money
8. Bully - I Remember
9. Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me
10. Dilly Dally - Desire
11. Kanye West - All Day
12. Kendrick Lamar - Alright
13. JME - Man Don't Care
14. Kanye West feat. Paul Mccartney - Only One
15. Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey
16. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
17. Fetty Wap - My Way
18. Tirzah - Make It Up
19. Speedy Ortiz - Raising The Skate
20. Alex Winston - Down Low
21. Stormzy - Know Me From
22. Donmonique - Pilates
23. Hop Along - Waitress
24. Meat Wave - Delusion Moon
25. Tame Impala - Let It Happen
26. Jidenna - Classic Man
27. Young Thug - Hercules
28. Lady Leshurr - Queen's Speech 4
29. Appalachian Terror Unit - Casualties Of A Rape Culture
30. Bea1991 - Filthy Believer
31. Bleed The Pigs - Born Of Filth
32. Car Seat Headrest - Something Soon
33. Kacey Musgraves - Dime Store Cowgirl
34. Drake & Future - Jumpman
35. Grimes - Flesh Without Blood
36. Rich Homie Quan - Flex
37. Japanese House - Still
38. Jack Ü - Where Are U Now
39. Murder By Death - I Shot An Arrow
40. Miguel - The Valley
41. Sam Russo - Sometimes
42. School Of Seven Bells - Open Your Eyes
43. J Hus - Dem Boy Paigon
44. Whitey Morgan - Waitin' Round To Die 
45. Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian At Best
46. Mas Ysa - Margarita
47. Torres - Strange Hellos
48. Disemballerina - That Is The Head Of One Who Toyed With My Honor
49. Hudson Mohawke - Ryderz
50. Drake - Know Yourself

Monday, December 28, 2015

NME Best 50 Albums of 2015


Info: On the NME photo gallery, each album comes with a short review.
Soruce: NME
Date of publication: december 2015
Spotify playlist latest update: 19th december 2015
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP
(end-of-2015 playlist series)



Full list

Strikethrough albums (2/50) are not available on Spotify. Some albums may be not available in all countries.

1. Grimes - Art Angels
2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
3. Jamie xx - In Colour
4. Wolf Alice - My Love is Cool
5. Tame Impala - Currents
6. CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye
7. Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
8. Foals - What Went Down
9. The Maccabees - Marks to Prove It
10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
11. Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin' Down...
12. A$AP Rocky – At. Long. Last. A$AP
13. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love
14. Deerhunter - Fading Frontier
15. Blur - The Magic Whip
16. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
17. Joanna Newsom - Divers
18. Swim Deep - Mothers
19. The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness
20. US Girls - Half Free
21. Shamir - Ratchet
22. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
23. Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
24. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
25. Bjork - Vulnicura
26. Holly Herndon - Platform
27. Mac DeMarco - Another One
28. Laura Marling - Short Movie
29. The Libertines - Anthems for Doomed Youth
30. Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap
31. Slaves - Are You Satisfied?
32. Charli XCX - Sucker
33. LA Priest - Inji
34. Pond - Man it Feels Like Space Again
35. Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams
36. Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion
37. Future - DS2
38. Drenge - Undertow
39. Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too
40. Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
41. Muse - Drones
42. Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz
43. Sleaford Mods - Key Markets
44. Young Thung - Barter 6
45. Cribs - For All My Sisters
46. Viet Cong - Viet Cong
47. Bill Ryder Jones - West Kirby County Primary
48. New Order - Music Complete
49. Bring Me the Horizon - That's the Spirit
50. Ryan Adams - 1989