Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Punk '77 top 10 albums (Mucchio Classic Rock #1)

Swindlin' London

Time for a bit of Italy. 
Don't worry, not italian music (not yet...): Italian music journalism and critics' choices. Some years ago I started writing for a rock magazine called Il Mucchio Selvaggio, a rather venerable one in Italy. At that time Il Mucchio was a weekly mag (today, it's monthly) and had a great insert called Classic Rock, about, well, classic rock. The central pages of it were occupied by historical charts. Top 10 punk albums, Top 10 blues albums, Top 10 indie-rock albums, and so on. It was the end of the Nineties: Napster, P2P, iTunes (and Spotify, of course) were just dreams in some brilliant and geeky minds. And in my mind, too. I daydreamed the chance of listening to those albums, quickly, easily, without having to rob a bank for buying all the cds. Exactly what I can do right now, thanks to Spotify. 
Some days ago I dared to take a look in the deepness of my closets, and I found the full collection of Classic Rock inserts. So... 2 + 2 = 5... a new Spotirama series was born! Periodically, I will create Spotify playlists from Classic Rock charts. Rock critics from Il Mucchio are very good. Trust me. I'm not one of them. :o)

So, let's roll.
From Classic Rock #1: Punk '77 - I dieci album fondamentali
Here's what Eddy Cilia wrote about it (awful english translation is mine):

"Some things happened in the october of 1977...
In UK Sex Pistols, after the 4th scandalizing single (Holidays in the Sun), published their first (and only) true lp, Never Mind the Bollocks. It changed rock music, forever. At the same time, X-Ray Spex got out the schizoid Oh Bondage Up Yours. In France, it was the debut of brilliant Metal Urbain. In the U.S., first album for Stiv Bators' Dead Boys. And in Italy? On the newsstands, local music aficionados found a new magazine, bizarrely named with the title of a western masterpiece by Sam Peckinpah (Il Mucchio Selvaggio = The Wild Bunch), with Neil Young on the cover, 32 pages, homemade design. It featured blues, country, folk. And punk? The only clue something important was happening in rock territory was an ad page, bought by RCA, to promote - among the others - Ramones' Leave Home
Since then, Il Mucchio Selvaggio, abundantly made amends for that incredible underestimation of punk. Since 1980, it started promoting loudly every important new act. Never forgetting that in music - like in chemistry - nothing starts from nothing: you can't understand the present and imagine the future without knowing the past. This monthly feature, that begins in this publication, is meant to give young readers an easy tool to get the basis of history of rock (and not only rock). And to give expert readers a nice recall, some thorough examinations and the chance to get angry for the exclusions in the charts we will regularly compile. No problem, we're all national football team's managers.
We liked the idea to start from the year of birth of Il Mucchio. Punk quickly burned its revolution, melting with other sounds, evolving in hardcore or decaying in a way that finally showed its reactionary nature. Just few albums from the contemporary punk scene deserve the ink used to write about them. But classics are classics. And... well... actually 1977 began in '76 and ended in '78. Following punk, even the good one, is something different. We'll talk about it, later."

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10 Pivotal Albums
Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea With the Adverts (Anchor, 1978)
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady (United Artists, 1979)
Clash - The Clash (CBS, 1977)
Damned - Damned Damned Damned (Stiff, 1977)
Dead Boys - Young, Loud and Snotty (Sire, 1977)
Richard Hell & the Voidoids - Blank Generation (Sire, 1977)
Radio Birdman - Radios Appear (Trafalgar, 1977)
Ramones - Ramones (Sire, 1976)
Saints - I'm Stranded (EMI, 1977)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (Virgin, 1977)

10 Albums More
Alternative TV - The Image Has Cracked (Deptford Fun City, 1978)
Generation X - Generation X (Chrysalis, 1978)
Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F. (Track, 1977)
Jam - In the City (Polydor, 1977)
Metal Urbain - Les hommes mort sont dangereux (Byzz/Rough Trade, 1981)
Sham 69 - Tell Us the Truth (Polydor, 1978)
Patti Smith Group - Radio Ethiopia (Arista, 1976)
Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus (United Artists, 1977)
Wire - Pink Flag (Harvest/EMI, 1977)
X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents (EMI, 1978)

The Spotify Playlists

The Mammoth (15 full albums out of 20, about 10 hours): HTTP link, URI. (SR0202)
The Lite (3 songs each from 16 albums*, about 2 hours): HTTP link, URI. (SR0203)

* In the lite playlist I added three songs from Sham 69's Tell Us the Truth, taken not from the original album but from a collection available on Spotify.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pitchfork Best New Music of 2010 (july update)

Robyn: "Best new music! Wooah!"

Back from holidays, time to start spotiplaylisting again. :o)
This is the update of a mixtape I started last month, featuring Pitchfork Best New Music of 2010. Three songs each album, to get a taste of them. In bold, the albums I added in this update. Enjoy!

The Playlist
(90 tracks, 30 albums out of 41, 73,17%, about 6 hours)

Featuring three songs each from:
Contra (Vampire Weekend), Heartland (Owen Pallett), Astro Coast (Surfer Blood), There Is Love in You (Four Tet), Teen Dream (Beach House), IRM (Charlotte Gainsbourg), One Life Stand (Hot Chip), I'm New Here (Gil Scott-Heron), Gorilla Manor (Local Natives), Black Noise (Pantha du Prince), Sisterworld (Liars), Plastic Beach (Gorillaz), The Monitor (Titus Andronicus), Fang Island (Fang Island),Big Echo (The Morning Benders),The Wild Hunt (The Tallest Man on Earth), Swim (Caribou), Subiza (Delorean), Crystal Castles II (Crystal Castles), Forgiveness Rock Record (Broken Social Scene), High Violet (The National), Treats (Sleigh Bells), This Is Happening (LCD Soundsystem), CMYK EP (James Blake), Gemini (Wild Nothing),Body Talk Pt.1 (Robyn), Before Today (Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti), Does It Look Like I'm Here? (Emeralds), Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (Big Boi), Love King (The-Dream)

Have One On Me (Joanna Newsom), A Sufi and a Killer (Gonjasufi), Clinging To a Scheme (The Radio Dept.), Cosmogramma (Flying Lotus), Nothing Hurts (Male Bonding), The ArchAndroid (Janelle Monae), Innerspeaker (Tame Impala), Mare (Julian Lynch), White Magic (CEO), King of the Beach (Wavves), Crazy For You (Best Coast)

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Now That's What I Call Music! on Spotify: The Complete Collection part 3 (vol.31-45, 1995-2000)

The last golden era of cds, before him...

Third chapter of the Now! collection. Since 1995 to 2000, pop music lived its decadent heyday before the advent of Napster and digital revolution. FM radios and MTV got crowded with teen bands (urgh!), nu-metal, some last britpop things, Hanson's MMMBop and Aqua's Barbie Girl. Enjoy the mix! :o)

Previously on Now! series:

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The Playlist
(485 tracks out of 615, 78,86%, about 1 day)

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Now #31 (1995, 29/40)
Wet Wet Wet – Don't Want To Forgive Me Now
Edwyin Collins - A Girl Like You Pulp – Common People
Supergrass – Alright
Shaggy – In The Summertime
Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper
Dana Dawson – 3 Is Family
Jam & Spoon – Right In The Night (Fall In Love With Music)
East 17 – Hold My Body Tight
Boyzone – Key To My Life
Seal – Kiss From A Rose
Kirsty MacColl – Days
The Human League – One Man In My Heart
Portishead – Sour Times
Oasis – Some Might Say
Weezer – Buddy Holly
Del Amitri – Roll To Me
EMF – I'm A Believer
Duran Duran – White Lines (Don't Do It)
Jimmy Somerville – Hurt So Good
The Outhere Brothers - Boom Boom Boom MN8 – I've Got A Little Something For You
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
D:Ream - Shoot Me With Your Love (Loveland's Pop'd Up Mix) Baby D. – (Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime) I Need Your Loving
Jinny – Keep Warm
Livin' Joy – Dreamer
Whigfield - Think Of You
Clock - Whoomph! (There It Is)
Bobby Brown - Humpin' Around

PJ & Duncan – Stuck On U
Love City Groove - Love City Groove
Black Mambazo (feat. China Black) - Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Soul II Soul - Love Enuff (Maserati Up Tempo Mix Edit
Junior Vasquez – Get Your Hands Off My Man (Nush Chocolate Factory Mix)
Shiva - Freedom Billie Ray Martin – Your Loving Arms
Deuce - I Need You (Eurostar Mix) JX – Son Of A Gun
Hyperlogic – Only Me

Now #32 (1995, 28/40) 

Queen – Heaven For Everyone
Meat Loaf – I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)
Simply Red – Fairground
U2 - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me Tina Turner – Goldeneye
Cher – Walking In Memphis
The Beautiful South - Pretenders to the Throne Louise – Light Of My Life
Jimmy Nail – Big River
Sacred Spirit – Yeha-Noha (Wishes Of Happiness And Prosperity)
Radiohead – Lucky
Pulp – Sorted For E's & Wizz
Blur – Country House
Cast – Alright
Oasis – Roll With It
McAlmont & Butler – Yes
Paul Weller – Broken Stones
Suggs – I'm Only Sleeping
The Smokin' Mojo Filters - Come Together Coolio feat. L.V. – Gangsta's Paradise
Shaggy – Boombastic (7'' Original Edit)
N-Trance (feat. Ricardo Da Force) - Stayin' Alive Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Rollo & Sister Bliss Monster Mix)
Berri - The Sunshine After the Rain (Two Cowboys Club Edit) Corona – Try Me Out
The Original – I Luv U Baby
Everything But The Girl – Missing (Todd Terry Remix)
Eternal – Power Of A Woman
Soul II Soul – I Care
The Outhere Brothers - La La La Hey Hey
Whigfield - Big Time

Alex Party – Wrap Me Up
Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness (Original Tweekin Acid Funk Mix)
Wildchild - Renegade Master Goldie - Inner City Life
The Human League - Don't You Want Me (Red Jerry 7' Remix) Candy Girls – Fee Fi Fo Fum
Happy Clappers - I Believe
Wild Colour - Dreams
E'voke - Runaway

Now #33 (1996, 32/40) 

Queen – Too Much Love Will Kill You
Oasis – Don't Look Back In Anger
Babylon Zoo – Spaceman
Supergrass – Going Out
Pulp – Disco 2000 (7" Mix)
Cher – One By One
Meat Loaf - Not a Dry Eye in the House
Enya – Anywhere Is
The Connels - '74-'75 Boyzone – Father And Son
Blur – The Universal
Paul Weller – Out Of The Sinking
Cast – Sandstorm
Mike & The Mechanics – All I Need Is A Miracle '96
Status Quo & Beach Boys – Fun, Fun, Fun
Terrorvision – Perseverance
Lush – Ladykillers
The Levellers – Just The One
Radiohead – Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Oasis – Live Forever
Lighthouse Family – Lifted
Eternal – Good Thing
Etta James – I Just Want To Make Love To You
Simply Red – Never Never Love
Gabrielle – Give Me A Little More Time
East 17 – Thunder
Luniz (feat. Michael Marshall) – I Got 5 On It
Kaliphz (feat. Price Naseem) - Walk Like a Champion Shaggy – Why You Treat Me So Bad
Baby D - So Pure
Gat Decor - Passion (Do You Want It Right Now Edit)
Gusto - Disco's Revenge
Ken Doh - I Need A Lover Tonight

Ace of Base – Beautiful Life
Louise – In Walked Love
Dubstar – Not So Manic Now
Saint Etienne – He's On The Phone
Dreadzone – Little Britain
Goldbug - Whole Lotta Love
Technohead - I Wanna Be A Hippy

Now #34 (1996, 37/42) 

Spice Girls – Wannabe
Robbie Williams - Freedom Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl
Dodgy – Good Enough
Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught The Train
Larry Mullen & Adam Clayton – Theme From Mission: Impossible
Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx)
JX - There's Nothing I Won't Do Gina G – Ohh Ahh Just A Little Bit
Pianoman – Blurred 2006
Livin' Joy - Don't Stop Movin' Louise – Naked
Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack (C&J Remix)
2Pac – California Love
Pato Banton – Groovin'
Reel 2 Real - Jazz It Up (Erick "More" Radio Edit) Maxi Priest (feat. Shaggy) – That Girl
Los Del Mar – Macarena
Umboza – Sunshine
Wink – Higher State of Consciousness (Original Tweekin Acid Funk Mix)
Todd Terry Presents Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown – Keep On Jumpin'
Robert Miles – Children
George Michael – Jesus To A Child
Oasis – Wonderwall
The Bluetones - Slight Return
Paul Weller – Peacock Suit
Bon Jovi - Hey God Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You
Belinda Carlisle – In Too Deep
Suggs featuring Louchie Lou & Michie One – Cecilia
Blur – Charmless Man
Suede – Trash
Joan Osborne – One Of Us
Crowded House – Instinct
Lighthouse Family – Ocean Drive
Tina Turner – On Silent Wings
Everything But The Girl – Wrong (Todd Terry Remix)
OMC – How Bizarre
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Walking on the Milky Way
Space – Female Of The Species
Cast – Walkaway
Boyzone – Coming Home Now

Now #35 (1996, 29/40) 

Spice Girls – Say You'll Be There (Single Mix)
George Michael – Fastlove - Part 1
Peter Andre – Flava
East 17 (feat. Gabrielle) – If You Ever
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany's
Pet Shop Boys – Se A Vida E (That's The Way Life Is)
Babybird - You're Gorgeus The Beautiful South – Rotterdam (Or Anywhere)
Dodgy – If You're Thinking Of Me
Crowded House – Don't Dream It's Over
The Bluetones - Marblehead Johnson Ocean Colour Scene – The Riverboat Song
Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy
Garbage – Milk
Neneh Cherry – Woman
Lighthouse Family – Goodbye Heartbreak
Pulp – Something Changed
Cast - Flying Suede – Beautiful Ones
Belinda Carlisle – Always Breaking My Heart
Dina Carroll – Escaping
Boyzone – Words
Eternal - Someday (Eric Clapton Version) Backstreet Boys – I'll Never Break Your Heart
Damage - Love To Love (Cutfather & Joe Radio Mix)
Clock - Oh What a Night (December '63)

Louise – Undivided Love
Ant & Dec – When I Fall In Love
911 – Don't Make Me Wait
Strike - My Love Is For Real Faithless – Insomnia (Monster Mix/Radio Edit)
B.B.E. – Seven Days And One Week
Stretch - I'm Alive (7' Eat Me Edit) Jeremy Healy – Stamp!
Livin' Joy - Follow the Rules Wildchild – Jump To My Beat
Underworld - Pearl's Girl
Space - Neighbourhood

Björk – Possibly Maybe
Shed Seven – Chasing Rainbows

Now #36 (1997, 36/40)
Spice Girls – Mama
Texas – Say What You Want
Bee Gees – Alone
The Beautiful South – Don't Marry Her
No Doubt – Don't Speak
White Town – Your Woman
The Blueboy - Remember Me Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity
Robert Miles & Maria Nayler – One And One
George Michael – Spinning The Wheel
Mark Morrison - Horny Peter Andre – Natural
Damage – Love Guaranteed
Eternal – Don't You Love Me
Gabrielle – Walk On By
Kavana – I Can Make You Feel Good
East 17 – Hey Child
Boyzone – A Different Beat
Backstreet Boys – Anywhere For You
911 – The Day We Find Love
U2 – Discotheque
Prodigy – Breathe
The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin' Beats
Placebo – Nancy Boy
Monaco – What Do You Want From Me?
Sheryl Crow – Everyday Is A Winding Road
Blur – Beetlebum
James – She's A Star
Mansun – Wide Open Space
Cast – Free Me
Space – Dark Clouds
Cathy Dennis – Waterloo Sunset
The Divine Comedy – Everybody Knows (Except You)
Alisha's Attic – Indestructible
Ant & Dec – Shout
The Source & Candi Staton – You Got The Love (Now Voyager Radio Mix)
Sash! – Encore Une Fois
Dj Quicksilver - Bellissima
BBE - Flash

Amen UK – Passion

Now #37 (1997, 36/41) 

Hanson – MMMBop
Eternal (Feat. Bebe Winans) – I Wanna Be The Only One
The Cardigans – Lovefool
No Doubt – Just A Girl
Sash! (feat. Rodriguez) – Ecuador
No Mercy – Where Do You Go
Spice Girls – Who Do You Think You Are
Ultra Nate – Free
Rosie Gaines – Closer Than Close - Mentor Original Mix
George Michael – Star People '97
En Vogue – Don't Let Go
Shola Ama - You Might Need Somebody Coolio (feat. 40 thevz) – C U When U Get There
Warren G (feat. Ron Isley) – Smokin' Me Out
R. Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly
Damage – Wonderful Tonight
911 – The Journey
Boyzone – Isn't It A Wonder
Backstreet Boys – Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
N-Tyce – Hey DJ! Play That Song
Foxy Brown – I'll Be
Wet Wet Wet – If I Never See You Again
U2 – Staring At The Sun
The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
The Seahorses – Love Is The Law
Ocean Colour Scene – Hundred Mile High City
Robbie Williams – Old Before I Die
Cast – Guiding Star
Paul McCartney - Young Boy Sheryl Crow – A Change Would Do You Good
Radiohead – Paranoid Android
Texas – Halo
Supergrass – Sun Hits The Sky
James – Waltzing Along
Blur – On Your Own
Fun Lovin' Criminals – Scooby Snacks
Orbital – The Saint
Brainbug - Nightmare
The Course - Ain't Nobody
Todd Terry (feat. Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown) - Something's Goin' On

P. Diddy – Give Me Love

Now #38 (1997, 35/41) 

Chumbawamba – Tubthumping
Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life
Hanson - Where's the Love Boyzone – Picture Of You
Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me
Eternal – Angel Of Mine
Lighthouse Family – Raincloud
Janet Jackson – Got 'Til It's Gone
The Brand New Heavies – You've Got A Friend
All Saints – I Know Where It's At
Louise – Arms Around The World
Gala – Freed From Desire
Sash! – Stay
Dario G – Sunchyme
Tina Moore – Never Gonna Let You Go
Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing
N-Trance (feat. Rod Stewart) - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy LL Cool J – Phenomenon - Explicit Version
911 – Party People... Friday Night (Jon Douglas Radio Edit)
Ricky Martin – María (Pablo Flores Spanglish Radio Edit)
Bellini – Samba De Janeiro
Dj Quicksilver - Free
Wet Wet Wet - Yesterday

George Michael – You Have Been Loved
The Verve – The Drugs Don't Work
Oasis – Stand By Me
Embrace – All You Good Good People
Faithless – Don't Leave
Radiohead – Karma Police
Moby – James Bond Theme
PF Project (feat. Ewan McGregor) – Choose Life
Robbie Williams – Lazy Days
Ash – A Life Less Ordinary
Texas – Black Eyed Boy
Meredith Brooks – Bitch
Jon Bon Jovi – Janie, Don't Take Your Love To Town
Ocean Colour Scene – Better Day
Cast – I'm So Lonely
Conner Reeves - Earthbound
Peter Andre - Lonely

Boyz II Men – 4 Seasons Of Loneliness

Now #39 (1998, 30/41) 

All Saints – Never Ever
Lighthouse Family – High
Janet Jackson – Together Again
Spice Girls – Stop
Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
Billie Myers – Kiss The Rain
Robbie Williams – Angels
Various Artists - Perfect Day '97 Boyzone – Baby Can I Hold You
Tin Tin Out (feat. Shelley Nelson) – Here's Where The Story Ends
Space (feat. Cerys Matthews) – The Ballad Of Tom Jones
Texas – Insane
Hanson - Weird LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live
Shania Twain – You're Still The One
Sheryl Crow – Tomorrow Never Dies
Radiohead – No Surprises
The Verve – Lucky Man
Pulp – This Is Hardcore - Original Version
Robbie Williams – Let Me Entertain You
Catatonia – Mulder And Scully
Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha (The Norman Cook Remix)
RUN-DMC vs. Jason Nevins – It's Like That
Wildchild - Renegade Master '98
Bamboo - Bamboogie
Ultra Natè - Found a Cure

Sash! – La Primavera
Aqua – Barbie Girl
Steps - 5678 Louise – Let's Go Round Again
Chumbawamba – Amnesia
Camisra - Let Me Show You
Dj Quicksilver - Planet Love
Rest Assured - Treat Infamy

Warren G (feat. Sissel) – Prince Igor
Lutricia McNeal - Ain't That Just the Way
Prince Buster - Whine & Grine

The All Seeing I – Beat Goes On
Goldie – Believe
Backstreet Boys – All I Have To Give
Vanilla – No Way No Way

Now #40 (1998, 29/40) 

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - The Grease Megamix Spice Girls – Viva Forever
Karen Ramirez – Looking For Love
Billie – Because We Want To
All Saints – Lady Marmalade - '98 Remix
Mousse T. vs. Hot 'n' Juicy – Horny (Mousse T.'s Extended Mix)
The Tamperer (feat. Maya) – Feel It
Aqua – Doctor Jones
Steps – Last Thing On My Mind
The Groove Generation (feat. Leo Sayer) - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Bus Stop (feat. Carl Douglas) - Kung Fu Fighting
Ultra Natè - New Kind of Medicine
Lutricia McNeal - Stranded

Lighthouse Family – Lost In Space
Boyzone – All That I Need
All Saints – Under The Bridge
K-Ci & JoJo – All My Life
Janet Jackson – I Get Lonely
Sparkle (feat. R Kelly) - Be Careful
Peter Andre - Kiss The Girl

Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer
The Mavericks – Dance The Night Away
Eagle-Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
Catatonia – Road Rage
Natalie Imbruglia – Big Mistake
Embrace – Come Back To What You Know
The Verve – Sonnet
Massive Attack – Teardrop
Mansun – Legacy
Skinner & Baddiel & The Lightning Seeds – Three Lions
Fat Les – Vindaloo
Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank
David Morales Presents The Face – Needin' U
Lucid - I Can't Help Myself Perpetual Motion – Keep On Dancin' (Let's Go)
Barbara Tucker - Everybody Dance (The Horn Song) Imaani – Where Are You
Adam Garcia - Night Fever
Kerri-Ann - Do You Love Me Boy

Los Umbrellos – No Tengo Dinero

Now #41 (1998, 34/42) 

Boyzone – No Matter What
Robbie Williams – Millennium
The Beautiful South – Perfect 10
U2 – Sweetest Thing
Culture Club – I Just Wanna Be Loved
Ace of Base – Life Is A Flower
Jennifer Paige – Crush
Steps – Heartbeat
The Honeyz – Finally Found
E-17 – Each Time
Kele Le Roc – Little Bit Of Lovin'
Sweetbox - Everything's Gonna Be Alright UB40 – Come Back Darling
Melanie B (Feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott)
All Saints – Bootie Call
Aqua – Turn Back Time
Spice Girls – Too Much
Lutricia McNeal - Someone Loves You Honey Lighthouse Family – Question Of Faith
Collins, Phil – True Colors - Rehearsal
Janet Jackson – Every Time
Billie – Girlfriend
911 – More Than A Woman
T-Spoon – Sex On The Beach
The Tamperer – If You Buy This Record (Your Life Will Be Better)
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
Vengaboys - Up and Down (Airplay Mix)
Sash! (feat. Shannon) - Move Mania
Touch & Go . Would You

The Corrs – Dreams (Tee's Radio Mix)
The Cardigans – My Favourite Game
James - Sit Down 98 (Apollo 440 Remix) Fatboy Slim – Gangster Trippin'
Eagle-Eye Cherry – Falling In Love Again
Sheryl Crow – My Favorite Mistake
Robbie Williams – No Regrets
Space – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Embrace – My Weakness Is None Of Your Business
Alisha's Attic – The Incidentals
R. Kelly featuring Keith Murray – Home Alone
Deetah - Relax The Shamrock – Tell Me Ma

Now #42 (1999, 31/40) 

Boyzone – When The Going Gets Tough
Steps – Better Best Forgotten
Cher – Believe
Steps, Tina Cousins, Cleopatra, B*Witched & Billie - Thank Abba For the Music Spice Girls – Goodbye
Honeyz - End of the Line Billie – Honey To The Bee
The Corrs – What Can I Do (Tin Tin Out Remix)
Emilia – Big Big World
Tina Cousins - Killin' Time 99 Vengaboys – We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)
Cartoons – Witch Doctor
Ace of Base – Always Have, Always Will
Blockster - You Should Be
A+ - Enjoy Yourself
Deetah - El Paradiso Rico
Emmie - More Than This

DJ Sakin & Friends – Protect Your Mind (For The Love Of A Princess) (Lange Remix)
Fool Boona - Popped Sash! – Colour The World
Justin – Over You
Robbie Williams – Strong
Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
Fatboy Slim – Praise You
Armand Van Helden (feat. Duane Harden) – U Don't Know Me
Mr. Oizo – Flat Beat
The Cardigans – Erase / Rewind
Stereophonics – Just Looking
The All Seeing I – Walk Like A Panther
The Divine Comedy - National Express Terrorvision – Tequila (Mint Royale Shot)
The Beautiful South – How Long's A Tear Take To Dry?
Roxette – Wish I Could Fly
911 – A Little Bit More
Dru Hill – These Are The Times
Kele Le Roc – My Love
All Saints – War Of Nerves
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Inkanyezi Nezazi
Blur – Tender
Dusty Springfield – You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

Now #43 (1999, 31/41) 

Martine McCutcheon – Perfect Moment
Boyzone – You Needed Me
Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
Shanks & Bigfoot – Sweet Like Chocolate (Metro 7" Remix)
S Club 7 – Bring It All Back
Vengaboys – Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!
Atb – 9PM (Till I Come)
Phats & Small - Turn Around Basement Jaxx – Red Alert (Jaxx Radio Mix)
Dina Carroll - Without Love Geri Halliwell – Look At Me
Adam Rickitt – I Breathe Again
Lolly - Viva la Radio Cartoons – Doodah
Precious – Say It Again
Honeyz - Love of a Lifetime 911 – Private Number
Culture Club – Your Kisses Are Charity
Beverley Knight – Greatest Day
Melanie B – Word Up
Fierce - Dayz Like That (K-Gees Radio Edit)
Tina Cousins - Forever
Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

Texas – In Our Lifetime
New Radicals – You Get What You Give
Supergrass – Pumping On Your Stereo
Madness - Lovestruck
The Wiseguys - Oh La La

The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy Hey Girl
Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now
Chicane (feat. Maire Brennan) – Saltwater
Bryan Adams – Cloud Number Nine (Chicane Mix)
Blur – Coffee And TV
Cast – Beat Mama
Stereophonics – Pick A Part That's New
Gomez – Bring It On
Semisonic – Secret Smile
James – I Know What I'm Here For
Yomanda - Synth & Strings Alice DJ – Better Off Alone
Masters at Work presents India – To Be In Love

Now #44 (1999, 36/42) 

Britney Spears – ...Baby One More Time
Shania Twain – That Don't Impress Me Much
Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)
Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Steps – Tragedy
Geri Halliwell – Mi Chico Latino
Robbie Williams – She's The One
Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing At All
Melanie C – Northern Star
Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me
Texas – Summer Son
Moloko – Sing It Back
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Sun Is Shining (Funkstar De Luxe Mix)
Diana Ross – Not Over You Yet
Tina Turner – When The Heartache Is Over
Jamiroquai – Canned Heat
Tom Jones – Burning Down The House
Bran Van 3000 – Drinking In L.A.
Supergrass – Moving
Phil Collins – You'll Be In My Heart
R. Kelly – If I Could Turn Back The Hands of Time
Geri Halliwell – Lift Me Up
Tin Tin Out (feat. Emma Bunton) – What I Am
Martine McCutcheon – I've Got You
Backstreet Boys – Larger Than Life
Jordan Knight - Give It To You Gabrielle – Sunshine
Honeyz - Never Let You Down S Club 7 – S Club Party
Lolly - Mickey Ann Lee – 2 Times
Vengaboys – We’re Going To Ibiza (Hitradio Remix)
Enrique Iglesias – Bailamos
Shaft – (Mucho Mambo) Sway
Atb – Don't Stop!
Dj Jean - The Launch Groove Armada – I See You Baby (Fatboy Slim Radio Edit)
Wamdue Project - King of My Castle (ArminVan Buuren Remix) Alice DJ – Back In My Life
Alena – Turn Around
Tina Cousins - Angel Liquid Child – Diving Faces (Club Mix)

Now #45 (2000, 32/45) 

Gabrielle – Rise
Melanie C – Never Be The Same Again
Craig David – Fill Me In
Britney Spears – Born To Make You Happy
Backstreet Boys – Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely
Lene Marlin – Sitting Down Here
Tom Jones & Stereophonics – Mama Told Me Not To Come
Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
Geri Halliwell – Bag It Up
S Club 7 – You're My Number One (Miami 7 Version)
Aqua – Cartoon Heroes
Vengaboys - Sha La La
Daphne & Celeste - Ooh Stick You

Atomic Kitten – See Ya
Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby Martine McCutcheon – Love Me
Steps – Say You'll Be Mine
Honeyz - Won't Take It Lying Down (Ollie Twist Mix) Precious – Rewind
Montell Jordan – Get It On Tonite
Fierce - Sweet Love 2K Boyzone – Every Day I Love You
Chicane (feat. Bryan Adams) – Don't Give Up
Fragma – Tocas Miracle
Moloko – The Time is Now
Artful Dodger (feat. Craig David) – Re-Rewind
Dj Luck & Mc Neat - A Little Bit of Luck
Sisqo – Thong Song
Jamelia – Money
Kelis – Caught Out There
Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson – Movin' Too Fast
Nu Generation - In Your Arms (Rescue Me) Basement Jaxx – Bingo Bango
Atb – Killer 2000
Sash! – Adelante
Watergate & Glendora – The Heart of Asia
Progress Presents The Boy Wunda - Everybody
Lock'n'Load - Blow Ya Mind (Club Caviar Mix)
Precocious Brats (feat. Kevin and Perry) - Big Girl
The Tamperer (feat. Maya) - Hammer To the Heart

Cuban Boys – Cognoscenti vs Intelligentsia
Robbie Williams – It's Only Us
Blink 182 - All the Small Things Moby – Natural Blues
John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band - Imagine

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP LinkURI. (SR0201)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Best Music of 2010 (So Far) (NPR listeners)

Cheers from #1, guys!

Are you sure you catched all the best music of the year? Or, while you were distracted by your lovely girlfriend or by a football match, something missed from your listenings? NPR helps us getting a summary of the first six musical months of 2010 with a listeners' survey. The results? A chart of the top 50 albums of the year so far. Just not to leave anything behind. #1 is Gorillaz's Plastic Beach, with The National's High Violet and Black Keys' Brothers on the podium. Here you can find the whole list and some words from NPR guys. Below, the Spotirama Spotify playlist. In the usual double edition: a mammoth with the complete albums (43 out of 50 are available on Spotify) and a lite baby with just three songs each album. Enjoy!

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The Playlists
featuring 43 out of 50 albums (86%):

50 David Byrne & Fatboy Slim: Here Lies Love
49 Bettye LaVette: Interpretations: The British Songbook
48 Laura Marling: I Speak Because I Can
47 Sade: Soldier Of Love
46 Corinne Bailey Rae: The Sea
45 Kings Go Forth: Outsiders Are Back
44 Quasi: American Gong
43 Owen Pallett: Heartland
42 Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Pt. 2, Return Of The Ankh
41 Ratatat: LP4
40 The Flaming Lips & Stardeath & White Dwarfs, & Henry Rollins & Peaches: Dark Side Of The Moon
39 Blitzen Trapper: Destroyer Of The Void
38 Four Tet: There Is Love In You
37 Laura Veirs: July Flame
36 Jakob Dylan: Women And Country
35 Charlotte Gainsbourg: IRM
34 Freelance Whales: Weathervanes
33 Massive Attack: Heligoland
32 Hold Steady: Heaven Is Whenever
31 Gaslight Anthem: American Slang
30 Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles (II)
29 Dead Weather: Sea Of Cowards
28 Caribou: Swim
27 Dr. Dog: Shame, Shame
26 Surfer Blood: Astro Coast
25 Frightened Rabbit: The Winter Of Mixed Drinks
24 Janelle Monae: The ArchAndroid
23 Josh Ritter: So Runs The World Away
22 Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me
21 MGMT: Congratulations
20 Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings: I Learned The Hard Way
19 Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record
18 The Knife: Tomorrow, In A Year
17 Jonsi: Go
16 Band of Horses: Infinite Arms
15 She & Him: Volume Two
14 Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma
13 The New Pornographers: Together
12 Yeasayer: Odd Blood
11 Local Natives: Gorilla Manor
10 Sleigh Bells: Treats
09 Spoon: Transference
08 Mumford And Sons: Sigh No More
07 Beach House: Teen Dream
06 Vampire Weekend: Contra
05 LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening
04 Broken Bells: Broken Bells
03 The Black Keys: Brothers
02 The National: High Violet
01 Gorillaz: Plastic Beach

Listen to the mammoth playlist on Spotify (complete albums, 503 tracks, about 1 day): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0199)
Listen to the lite playlist on Spotify (3 songs each album, 129 tracks, about 9 hours): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0200)