Monday, January 31, 2011

BBC6 Music Playlist (week 5, commencing 29/1/2011)

PJ Harvey: unusual instruments for unusually spelled songs.

Let's fire the monday up with some new music courtesy of BBC6. This playlist is taken from official BBC6 website and I keep it automatically edited and updated every week. New entries are in bold and today include PJ Harvey, Bright Eyes, Deerhunter and Sleigh Bells. Enjoy and have a good weekstart!

(21 songs out of 30, 70%, about one hour)

Adele – Rumour Has It
Cold War Kids – Louder Than Ever

Elbow - Neat Little Rows
The Go! Team – Buy Nothing Day
The Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo

Gruff Rhys - Sensations in the Dark
Sleigh Bells – Riot Rhythm
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
The Vaccines – Post Break-Up Sex

The Walkmen - Juveniles
Band of Horses – Dilly
Belle and Sebastian – I Want The World To Stop 

Bright Eyes – Shell Games
Chapel Club – Surfacing
Deerhunter – Desire Lines
Everything Everything – Photoshop Handsome
Ben Folds/Nick Hornby – Your Dogs

Frankie & the Heartstrings - Hunger
PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder

Holy Ghosts! - Do It Again
Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers

J Mascis - Not Enough
The Streets - Going Through Hell
The Villagers – Becoming A Jackal
Zola Jesus – Night

Beady Eye - Four Letter Word
Metronomy - She Wants
Mogwai - Mexican Grand Prix
Silvery – Two Halves Of The Same Boy
Tom Williams & The Boat – Get Older

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI.

Previously on BBC6:
BBC6 Shortlisted Top 100 Songs of 2010

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Acclaimed Music Top 20 Albums of 1950s

Miles Davis: Kind of Cool 
(photo by Tom Palumbo)

This is a kind of "history of music" project, based on aggregated charts found on Acclaimed Music. It features Top 20 playlists for decades 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and yearly Top 20 playlists (both songs and albums) for each year from 1960 to 2010. It's a weekly project. Enjoy!

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(legenda: the number preceding the artist name is the ranking in Acclaimed Music Top 3000 chart)

1 (39) Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
2 (106) Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
3 (258) Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours (1955)
4 (272) Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (1956)
5 (313) Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959)
6 (327) Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)
7 (341) Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (1954)
8 (363) The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
9 (379) Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus (1956)
10 (407) Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
11 (410) Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (1959)
12 (434) Elvis Presley - Elvis (1956)
13 (435) Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport (1956)
14 (484) Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music (Volume One) (1951)
15 (528) Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners (1957)
16 (534) Benny Goodman - The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert (1950)
17 (571) Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight (1959)
18 (622) The Quintet (Charlie Parker) - Jazz at Massey Hall/The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever (1953)
19 (624) Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
20 (637) John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957)

Listen to it on Spotify:
mammoth (full albums)HTTP, URI. (SR0565)
lite (three tracks each album): HTTP, URI. (SR0566)

Previously on the Acclaimed Music Series:

- Top 20 Songs of 1920s
- Top 20 Songs of 1930s
- Top 20 Songs of 1940s

- Top 20 Albums of 1950s

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mojo's The 50 Greatest Neil Young Songs

Mojo #207 has a big feature about Neil Young: 25 pages of articles, interviews, anecdotes, stories. Plus: a playlist of the 50 greatest Neil Young songs according to an all-star panel including Paul McCartney, David Crosby, Chrissie Hynde, Metallica, Midlake, MGMT, Cardigans, Pixies, Giant Sand, Swans, R.E.M and many more. Here you find the spotiplaylist. To know who picked individual songs and why, go and buy the magazine. Enjoy! 

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(49 songs out of 50, 98%, about 4 hours)

50. Music Arcade (Broken Arrow, 1996)
49. I Am a Child (Live Rust, 1979)
48. Ambulance Blues (On the Beach, 1974)
47. Old King (Harvest Moon, 1992)
46. Winterlong (Decade, 1977)
45. Thrasher (Rust Never Sleeps. 1979)
44. Here We Are in the Years (Neil Young, 1968)
43. It's a Dream (Prairie Wind, 2005)
42. Sleeps With Angels (Sleeps With Angels, 1994)
41. Broken Arrow (Buffalo Springfield Again, 1967 / greatest hits version)
40. See the Sky About To Rain (On the Beach, 1974)
39. Will To Love (American Stars 'n Bars, 1977)
38. Goin' Back (Comes A Time, 1978)
37. Transformer Man (Trans, 1982)
36. F*!#in' Up (Ragged Glory, 1990)
35. Don't Let It Bring You Down (After the Gold Rush, 1970)
34. Don't Be Denied (Times Fades Away, 1973)
33. Revolution Blues (On the Beach, 1974)
32. Words (Between the Lines of Age) (Harvest, 1972)
31. Rockin' in the Free World (Freedom, 1989)
30. I Believe In You (After the Gold Rush, 1970)
29. Mellow My Mind (Tonight's the Night, 1975)
28. For the Turnstiles (On the Beach, 1974)
27. Cowgirl in the Sand (CSNY - 4 Way Street, 1971... on Spotify I found this live version from Neil Young Archives; originally the track is from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, 1969)
26. Sugar Mountain (single, 1968)
25. Pocahontas (Rust Never Sleeps, 1979)
24. Harvest Moon (Harvest Moon, 1992)
23. Philadelphia (Philadelphia OST, 1993)
22. On the Beach (On the Beach, 1974)
21. Tired Eyes (Tonight's the Night, 1975)
20. A Man Needs a Maid (Live at Massey Hall 1971, 2007; originally from Harvest, 1972)
19. Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) (Rust Never Sleeps, 1979)
18. Old Man (Harvest, 1972)
17. Expecting To Fly (Buffalo Springfield Again, 1967)
16. Tell Me Why (After the Gold Rush, 1970)
15. Southern Man (After the Gold Rush, 1970)
14. Cortez the Killer (Zuma, 1975)
13. Ohio (Decade, 1977)
12. Powderfinger (Rust Never Sleeps, 1979)
11. Tonight's the Night (Tonight's the Night, 1975)
10. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, 1969)
9. The Needle and the Damage Done (Harvest, 1972)
8. Mr. Soul (Buffalo Springfield Again, 1967)
7. Down By The River (Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, 1969)
6. Helpless (Live at Massey Hall 1971, 2007)
5. Like a Hurricane (Weld, 1991)
4. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (After the Gold Rush, 1970)
3. Heart of Gold (Harvest, 1972)
2. Cinnamon Girl (Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, 1969)
1. After the Gold Rush (After the Gold Rush, 1970)

Albums chart:
6 songs from After the Gold Rush
5 songs from Harvest and On the Beach
4 songs from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and Rust Never Sleeps
3 songs from Tonight's The Night

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mucchio Classic Rock #13 - Soul 1959-1972

Aretha: one girl in a man's man's man's world

Thirteenth music history lesson, courtesy of italian magazine Il Mucchio and its old Classic Rock special features (published in Italy in the 1990s). After Punk, New Wave, Dark/Gothic, Hard Rock, Psychedelia, Power Pop, Canterbury, Reggae, Krautrock, White Man's Blues, Hardcore-Punk and Old Skool Hip-Hop, this time we go to the heart of soul. Enjoy!

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The Playlist
(20 albums out of 20, 100%)
(actually, some albums are not exactly the same edition chosen by Il Mucchio; they are all anthologies/greatest hits, so I replaced them with other anthologies I found on Spotify. All replacements are in italics)

10 Pivotal Albums
James Brown & The Famous Flames - Live at the Apollo (King, 1963)
Ray Charles - Anthology Genius The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection
Sam Cooke - The Man and His Music Portrait of a Legend 1951-1954
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (Atlantic, 1967)
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (Tamla, 1971)
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (Enterprise, 1969)
Impressions - Definitive Impressions Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions Universal Masters
Otis Redding - Otis Blue (Volt, 1965)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Ultimate Collection (Uni/Motwon, 1998)
Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On (Epic, 1971)

10 Albums More
Solomon Burke - The Best of The Very Best of
James Carr - The Essential James Carr You Got My Mind Messed Up
Lee Dorsey - Gohn Be Funky Lee Dorsey Selected Hits
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (Curtom, 1972)
Garnet Mimms - Cry Baby/The Best of (Emi, 1993)
Wilson Pickett - The Exciting Wilson Pickett (Atlantic, 1966)
Sam & Dave - Soul Men (Stax, 1967)
The Temtations - Anthology (Motown, 1995)
Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep, Mountain High (Philles, 1966)
Jackie Wilson - The Jackie Wilson Story Reet Petite

Listen to it on Spotify:
Mammoth (full albums): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0560)
Lite (3 songs each "pivotal" album, 2 songs each "more" album): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0561)

Mucchio Classic Rock - Top 20 Albums series:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Acclaimed Music Top 20 Songs of 1940s

Hank Williams' suit and guitar 
(Alabama Department of Archives & History)

This is a kind of "history of music" project, based on aggregated charts found on Acclaimed Music. It features Top 20 playlists for decades 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and yearly Top 20 playlists (both songs and albums) for each year from 1960 to 2010. It's a weekly project. Enjoy!

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(legenda: the number preceding the artist name is the ranking in Acclaimed Music Top 3000 chart)

1. (118) Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (1949)
2. (165) Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land (1947)
3. (335) Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight (1946)
4. (346) John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen (1948)
5. (380) Bill Monroe - Blue Moon of Kentucky (1947)
6. (441) Bing Crosby - White Christmas (1942)
7. (448) Duke Ellington - Take the "A" Train (1941)
8. (465) Leadbelly - The Midnight Special (1940)
9. (499) Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child (1941)
10. (789) Hank Williams - Lovesick Blues (1949)
11. (821) Charlie Parker - Koko (1945)
12. (843) Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose (1945)
13. (934) T-Bone Walker - Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday's Just As Bad) (1947)
14. (964) Jimmie Davis - You Are My Sunshine (1940)
15. (1022) The Orioles - It's Too Soon to Know (1948)
16. (1051) Mahalia Jackson - Move On Up a Little Higher (1947)
17. (1085) Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown (1949)
18. (1167) Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five - Caldonia (Boogie) (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?) (1945)
19. (1219) Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (1947)
20. (1277) Ernest Tubb - Walking the Floor Over You (1941)

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0559)

Previously on the Acclaimed Music Series:
- Top 20 Songs of 1920s
- Top 20 Songs of 1930s
- Top 20 Songs of 1940s

Thursday, January 20, 2011

105, Sundance Boulevard (105 songs from movies awarded at Sundance Film Festival)

The 2011 Sundance Film Festival kicks off today. This is a tribute to some of the greatest movies screened at the Utah festival in the last 25 years. And, especially, to some of the great music in them. Digging on Wikipedia and IMDB archives, I made a playlist of songs from awarded movies I found on Spotify. Below, you have the full list, year by year, with movie titles and prizes. One song each movie (only exception for the nice Dig! rockumentary: I HAD to feature both Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre).

Ah, there is also a bonus playlist: another little one for soundtrack lovers. A collection of nineteen full movie scores or soundtracks (you can archive it next to The Greatest Indie Soundtrack of the World collection I made a couple of months ago).


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110 Sundance Boulevard 
(110 songs, about 7 hours)

Four Tops - It's the Same Old Song
(from "Blood Simple", Grand Jury Prize Dramatic)
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell On You
(from "Stranger Than Paradise", Special Jury Prize Dramatic)
Tom Waits - Take Care Of All My Children
(from "Streetwise", Special Jury Prize Documentary)

James Taylor - Is That The Way You Look?
(from "Smooth Talk", Grand Jury Prize Dramatic)
Elvis Presley - Blue Moon
(from "Desert Hearts", Honorable Mention Dramatic)

Nada. :o(

Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
(from "Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam", Special Jury Prize: Documentary)

Eurythmics - Right By Your Side
(from "True Love", Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic)
Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois - Silver Morning
(from "For All Mankind", Grand Jury Prize: Documentary)
Robbie Robertson & U2 - Sweet Fire of Love
(from "Powwow Highway", Filmmakers Trophy: Dramatic)
Amos Milburn - One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
(from "John Huston: The Man, The Movies, The Maverick", Filmmakers Trophy: Documentary)

LL Cool J - To Da Break of Dawn
(from "House party", Filmmakers Trophy: Dramatic)
Blondie - The Tide Is High
(from "Longtime Companion", Audience Award: Dramatic)
Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
(from "Berkeley in the Sixties", Audience Award: Documentary)
Sister Rosetta Thorpe - Precious Memories
(from "To Sleep With Anger", Special Jury Recognition: Dramatic)

Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
(from "Paris Is Burning", Grand Jury Prize: Documentary)
Queen Latifah - The Pros
(from "Straight Out of Brooklyn", Special Jury Recognition)
Stevie B - Pretty Girls
(from "Hangin' With the Homeboys", Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award)

Nas - Halftime
(from "Zebrahead", Filmmakers Trophy: Dramatic)
Little Richard - I'm In Love Again
(from "The Hours and Times", Special Jury Recognition)

Boy George - Siempre Te Amare
(from "Ruby In Paradise", Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic)

'Til Tuesday - Voices Carry
(from "What Happened Was", Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic)
Soul Asylum - Can't Even Tell
(from "Clerks", Filmakers Trophy: Dramatic)
Stevie Wonder - Jesus Children of America
(from "Fresh", Filmmakers Trophy: Dramatic)
Clara Rockmore & Nadia Eisenberg - Serenade Melancolique Op. 26 (Tchaicovsky) arr. for Theremin and Piano
(from "Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey", Filmmakers Trophy Documentary)
Morphine - In Spite of Me
(from "Spanking the Monkey", Audience Award: Dramatic)
Tom Jones - Ring Of Fire
(from "Suture", Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic)

Sarah McLachlan - I Will Remember You
(from "The Brothers McMullen", Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic)
Jethro Tull - Living In The Past
(from "The Young Poisoner's Handbook", Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic)
Evan Dando - Frying Pan
(from "Heavy", Special Jury Recognition For Directing)

Barbara Hendricks - Solvejg's Song
(from "Welcome to the Dollhouse", Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic)
Lamb - "Gorecki"
(from "Girls Town", Filmmakers Trophy: Dramatic)
Martin Zellar - "Falling Sky"
(from "Care of the Spitfire Grill", Audience Award: Dramatic)
Luois Prima - "Buona sera"
(from "Big Night", Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award)
James Brown - "Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud"
(from "When We Were Kings", Special Jury Recognition)
Luna - "Season of the Witch"
(from "I Shot Andy Warhol", Special Jury Prize For Acting)
Andrés Calamaro - "Algun Lugar Encontrare"
(from "Caballos salvajes", Honorable Mention Latin American Cinema)

Fréhel - Où est il donc?
(from "Sunday", Grand Jury Prize Dramatic)
Refugee Camp All-Stars feat. Lauryn Hill - The Sweetest Thing
(from "Love Jones", Grand Jury Prize Dramatic)

Brand Nubian - Time's Runnin' Out
(from "Slam", Grand Jury Prize Dramatic)
Jim Boyd - Reservation Blues
(from "Smoke Signals", Filmmakers Trophy Dramatic)
Massive Attack - Angel
(from "Pi", Directing Award: Dramatic, Darren Aronofsky)
Woody Allen, Eddie Davis, Greg Cohen - Lonesome Blues
(from "Wild Man Blues", Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary, Tom Hurwitz)
Shudder To Think - Mom's Mercedes
(from "High Art", Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award to Lisa Cholodenko)

Sammy Davis Jr. - Mr.Bojangles
(from "American Movie", Grand Jury Prize: Documentary)
Eugene Chrysler - Good Ol' Rock-n-Roll
(from "Three Seasons", Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic)
Astrud Gilberto - Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza)
(from "Guinevere", Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award)
Thomas D, Franka Potente - Wish
(from "Run Lola Run", World Cinema Audience Award)
Emmylou Harris - One of These Days
(from "Tumbleweeds", Filmmakers Trophy: Dramatic)
Alison Krauss - Stay
(from "Happy, Texas", Special Jury Prize for Acting)

Loretta Lynn - Somebody Somewhere
(from "You Can Count On Me", Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award)
Marlene Dietrich - Falling In Love Again
(from "Paragraph 175", Documentary Directing Award)
Filter - Take A Picture
(from "Saving Grace", World Cinema Audience Award)
Stereo Total - Movie Star
(from "The Tao of Steve", Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Cast)
Salvador "El Negro" Ojeda - Que me lleve la tristeza
(from "La Ley de Herodes", Jury Prize Latin American Cinema)

Alice Cooper - Generation Landslide
(from "Dogtown and Z-Boys", Directing Award Documentary)
Original Cast - The Origin of Love (actually: Original Cast Recording)
(from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch", Directing Award Dramatic)
David Bowie - Something In The Air
(from "Memento", Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award)
Thomas Newman - The Cannery - Main Title
(from "In the Bedroom", Special Jury Prize For Acting)
Afro-Cuban All Stars - Amor Verdadero
(from "Amores Possíveis", Jury Prize latin American Cinema)

Aterciopelados - Chica Dificil
(from "Real Women Have Curves", Audience Award Dramatic)
Charles Trenet - Menilmontant
(from "Tadpole", Directing Award Dramatic)
The Blue Man Group - Drumbone
(from "Blue Vinyl", Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary)
Al Green - Take Me To The River
(from "How To Draw a Bunny", Special Jury Prize Documentary)
The Faint - Agenda Suicide
(from "Secretary", Special Jury Prize For Originality)
Jeff Buckley - Corpus Christi Carol
(from "Love Liza", Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award)
Snow Patrol - Chocolate
(from "The Last Kiss", World Cinema Audience Award)
U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
(from "Bloody Sunday", World Cinema Audience Award)

Clinic - The Equaliser
(from "Thirteen", Directing Award Dramatic)
The Clash - Know Your Rights
(from "American Splendor", Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic)
Lisa Gerrard - Paikea Legend
(from "Whale Rider", World Cinema Audience Award)

Various Artists - Gopala
(from "Born Into Brothels", Audience Award: Documentary)
Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
(from "Super Size Me", Directing Award Documentary)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Make It Good To Me
(from "November", Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Nevertheless
(from "Dig!", Grand Jury Prize: Documentary)
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
(from "Dig!", Grand Jury Prize: Documentary)
David Wilcox - Bad Apple
(from "The Corporation", World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary)

Ministry - Thieves
(from "Murderball", Audience Award: Documentary)
Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You In The End
(from "The Devil and Daniel Johnston", Documentary Directing Award)
Loudon Wainwright III - The Swimming Song
(from "The Squid and the Whale", Dramatic Directing Award)
Johnny Cash - Hurt
(from "Why We Fight", Grand Jury Prize: Documentary)
Ronan Keating - When You Say Nothin' At All
(from "Wasp", Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking)
Yo La Tengo - Madeline
(from "Junebug", Special Jury Prize for Acting)
Elliott Smith - Thumbsucker
(from "Thumbsucker", Special Jury Prize for Acting)
Cody Chesnutt - 5 on a Joyride
(from "Me and You and Everyone We Know", Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision Dramatic)
Velvet Underground - Sister Ray
(from "Brick", Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision Dramatic)
Grandaddy - He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot
(from "Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen", World Cinema Special Jury Prize Dramatic)

Art of Noise - Moments in Love
(from "A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints", Directing Award Dramatic)

Antony & The Johnsons - Bird Guhl
(from "Dark Matter", Alfred P. Sloan Prize)
Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
(from "Rocket Science", Directing Award Dramatic)
Gomez - See the World
(from "Joshua", Excellence in Cinematography Award Dramatic)
Ella Fitzgerald - Throw Out The Lifeline
(from "Teeth", Special Jury Prize for Acting)
The Boy Least Likely To - Hugging My Grudge
(from "Grace Is Gone", Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Dramatic)
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly
(from "Once", World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic)

Biz Markie - Just A Friend
(from "The Wackness", Audience Award: Dramatic)
MGMT - Kids
(from "American Teen", Directing Award: Documentary)
Patti Smith - Gloria: In Excelsis Deo
(from "Patti Smith: Dream of Life", Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary)
Willie Nelson - Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
(from "W.", Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking)
The Twilight Singers - There's Been an Accident
(from "Choke", Special Jury Prize: Dramatic, Work by an Ensemble Cast)
Pascal Rogé - Satie: Gymnopédie No.1
(from "Man On Wire", World Cinema Jury Prize Documentary)
Adriano Celentano - 24.000 Baci
(from "J'ai toujours rêvé d'être un gangster", World Cinema Screenwriting Award)

The Weepies - Can't Go Back Now
(from "Adam", Alfred P. Sloan Prize)
Mary J. Blige - I Can See In Color
(from "Precious", Audience Award: Dramatic)
David Bowie - Heroes
(from "The Cove", Audience Award: Documentary)
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Song For Bob
(from "Sin Nombre", Dramatic Directing Award)
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
(from "We Live in Public", Grand Jury Prize: Documentary)
Juliette Gréco - Sous le ciel de Paris
(from "An Education", World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic)
Daniel Johnston - A Lonely Song
(from "Louise-Michel", World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Originality)

The Go - You Go Bangin' On
(from "Happythankyoumoreplease", Audience Award: Dramatic)

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0557)

19 Full Soundtracks
(301 songs, about 16 hours)

1. Clerks
2. Pi
3. Wild Man Blues
4. High Art
5. Guinevere
6. Lola Rennt
7. The Tao of Steve
8. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Original Cast version)
9. In the Bedroom
10. Thirteen
11. Whale Rider
12. Born Into Brothels
13. The Squid and the Whale
14. Thumbsucker
15. Grace Is Gone
16. The Wackness
17. American Teen
18. Precious
19. Once

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0558)

Previously on indie movies:
The Greatest Indie Soundtrack of the World (69 Indie Movie Full Soundtracks)

Coachella 2011 on Spotify

The Coachella Festival, one of the most important US rock festivals, has announced its 2011 line up. You can see it above... and spotilisten to it below. Five different playlists: 
- lite: essential, one track each artist (songs listed)
- strong: three tracks each artist
- day-by-day graduated: a clouded experiment I dreamt last night; daily playlists built according to the dimension of artists' names on the poster. Example for day one: 5 songs by Kings of Leon, 4 songs by Black Keys, 3 songs by Lauryn Hill, 2 songs by Warpaint, 1 song by Titus Andronicus, etc. etc.
You have enough time to consider the flight to the Californian desert: Coachella starts 15th april. :o)


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(159 artists out of 169, 94,08%)

Day one (friday april 15)
(56 artists out of 58, 96,55%)

Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
The Black Keys – Tighten Up
Interpol – Evil
The Chemical Brothers – Galvanize
Caifanes – Afuera
Robyn – Dancing On My Own
Sasha – Wide Awake (feat. Maria Mena)
Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)
Brandon Flowers – Crossfire
Crystal Castles – Not In Love
Magnetic Man – I Need Air (feat. Angela Hunte)
Erick Morillo – Live Your Life (feat. Shawnee Taylor)
Cee Lo Green – Fuck You
Cut Copy – Lights & Music
Cold War Kids – Audience Of One
Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars
Boys Noize – Jeffer
Afrojack – Replica
Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
Warpaint – Undertow
Ozomatli – Saturday Night
Tame Impala – It Is Not Meant To Be
Nosaj Thing – Fog
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round
A-Trak – Say Whoa (Alex Gopher Edit)
!!! Chk Chik Chick – The Step
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Young Adult Friction
Kele – Tenderoni
Marina And The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot
Omar Rodriguez Lopez – Victimas Del Cielo
Monarchy – Gold In The Fire
Here We Go Magic – Collector
Klaxons – Golden Skans
Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union
Cold Cave – Love Comes Close
The Drums – Lets Go Surfing
The Morning Benders – Excuses
Sander Kleinenberg – The Fruit
Glasser – Home
Moving Units – Between Us & Them
Excision – Wasted
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Bitch, I Love You
The Aquabats! – Super Rad
Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
Brandt Brauer Frick – Bop
Scala – Creep
Gypsy & The Cat – Time To Wander
12th Planet – Reasons
Breakage – Hard
Hurts – Stay
Clare Maguire – Ain't Nobody
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Don't Haunt This Place
Beardyman – The Little Things
Mount Kimbie – Serged
Jakes – Rhythm
Kyle Hall – You Know What I Feel

Day two (saturday april 16)
(51 artists out of 56, 91,07%)

Arcade Fire
Animal Collective – My Girls
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
Bright Eyes – First Day Of My Life
Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People
Big Audio Dynamite – E=MC2
Steve Angello – Knas
The Kills – Cheap and Cheerful
Suede – Beautiful Ones
Broken Social Scene – World Sick
One Day As A Lion – Wild International
Erykah Badu – On & On
Paul van Dyk – Castaway (feat. Lo-Fi Sugar)
Fedde Le Grand – Back & Forth
Scissor Sisters – I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
The New Pornographers – Moves
Gogol Bordello – Wonderlust King
Cage The Elephant – Ain't No Rest For The Wicked
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova – Falling Slowly
Shpongle – Divine Moments Of Truth
Laidback Luke – Break Down The House
Elbow – One Day Like This
Daedelus – Fair Weather Friends
Delta Spirit – People C'mon
Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
Jenny And Johnny – Scissor Runner
Foals – Spanish Sahara
Fat Freddy's Drop – The Camel feat. Alice Russel
The Tallest Man On Earth – I Won't Be Found
Radio Dept., The – Heaven's On Fire
Chuckie – Let The Bass Kick In Miami Bitch (feat. LMFAO)
Raphael Saadiq – 100 Yard Dash
Lil B – Im Paris Hilton
Wire – Please Take
Thao – Cool Yourself
The Joy Formidable – I Don't Want To See You Like This
Phosphorescent – The Mermaid Parade
Francis & The Lights – Can't Tell Me Nothing
The Love Language – Lalita
Here We Go Magic – Collector
DJ Hype & J Majik – Dubplate Killa
DJ Marky – LK (feat. Stamina MC & XRS)
Joachim Garraud – The Rock
The Henry Clay People – Children Of Chin
Freelance Whales – Generator ^ First Floor
Mariachi El Bronx – My Brother The Gun
The Twelves
ee – One Less Year
Bomba Estéreo – Fuego
Andy C – Quest
Sbtrkt – Look at Stars
The Felice Brothers – Frankie's Gun!
Trampled By Turtles – Wait So Long
Mary Anne Hobbs
Alf Alpha

Day three (sunday april 17)
(52 artists out of 55, 94,54%)

Kanye West – Runaway
The Strokes – Last Nite
Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
PJ Harvey – This Mess We're In
Death From Above 1979 – Romantic Rights
Wiz Khalifa – Say Yeah
Ratatat – Wildcat
Nas – As We Enter
Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
Axwell – Leave The World Behind
Sven Vath
The Bloody Beetroots Warp 1.9 (feat. Steve Aoki)
Chromeo – Needy Girl
Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
Neon Trees – Animal
The Presets – If I Know You
Leftfield – Phat Planet
Best Coast – Boyfriend
Lightning Bolt – 2morro Morro Land
She Wants Revenge – Tear You Apart
Jack's Mannequin – The Mixed Tape
Green Velvet – La La La La La (Inside My Mind)
Fistful of Mercy – In Vain Or True
Health – USA Boys
Jack Beats – U.F.O. - K-hole Riddim
CSS – Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
Men – Make It Reverse
City and Colour – Sleeping Sickness
Foster The People
Angus & Julia Stone – Paper Aeroplane
Yelle – Ce Jeu
Delorean – Stay Close
Trentemoller – Take Me Into Your Skin
Phantogram – Mouthful Of Diamonds
Twin Shadow – Slow
Off! – Black Thoughts
Tinie Tempah – Pass Out
Plan B – She Said
Caspa – I Beat My Robot
Riva Starr – Defected In The House Miami
Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow
Menomena – Queen Black Acid
Fun. – All The Pretty Girls
Good Old War – Coney Island
Ellie Goulding – Your Song
Rye Rye – Sunshine
Eliza Doolittle – Pack Up
Los Bunkers – Llueve Sobre La Ciudad
High Contrast – Fool's Gold
DJ Zinc – Casino Royale
New Pants – Bye Bye Disco
Thunderball – Solar
Gord Downie
Tokimonsta – USD (feat. Blue Daisy)


Lite (one song each artist, songs listed above, 159 tracks): HTTP, URI. (SR0552)
Strong (three songs each artist, 463 tracks): HTTP, URI. (SR0553)
Day 1 (graduated, 105 tracks): HTTP, URI. (SR0554)
Day 2 (graduated, 88 tracks): HTTP, URI. (SR0555)
Day 3 (graduated, 103 tracks): HTTP, URI. (SR0556)

Previously on Coachella:
Coachella 2010

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Music from Mad Men (TV Series)

Just four years after common people, I finally started watching Mad Men. And I couldn't resist spotifyin' it. The series is set in the 60s, so it is most of the soundtrack. Songs lists are from three different sources: AMC and Mad Men Songs for seasons 1-3. This Top Idol post for season 4. I made a single playlist for each season and a big mammoth with all of them. Enjoy!

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(27 tracks out of 28, 96,42%)

From the Promos:
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
Title Sequence (all episodes):
RJD2 - Beautiful Mine (Instrumental Version)
Episode 1:
Don Cherry - Band of Gold
Robert Maxwell - Shangri-La
Gordon Jenkins - Caravan
Vic Damone & Percy Faith - The Street Where You Live
Episode 2:
The Andrews Sisters - I Can Dream Can't I
The Cardigans - The Great Divide
Episode 3:
Bobby Vinton: PS I Love You
Episode 4:
Bob Newhart - Driving Instructor (Comedy Bit)
Ella Fitzgerald - Manhattan
Episode 5:
Miles Davis - Blue in Green
Aquatones - You
Percy Faith - Non Dimenticar
Episode 6:
Original Cast Recording - Babylon (Written by Don Mclean)
Episode 7:
Bud Powell - There Will Never Be Another You
Luiz Bonfa - Night and Day
Rosemary Clooney - Botch-A-Me (Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina)
Episode 8:
Miles Davis - Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)
Rinky Dink - Choo Choo Cha Cha
Chubby Checker - The Twist
Episode 9:
Bobby Helms - My Special Angel
Episode 10:
The McGuire Sisters - Volare
Episode 11:
Astrud Gilberto - Agua de Beber
Julie London - Fly Me to the Moon
Episode 12:
Yma Sumac - Gopher Mambo
Frankie Laine - Metro Polka
Episode 13:
Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's Alright

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(19 tracks out of 24, 79,16%)

Episode 1:
Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
Rimsky-Korsakov - Song of India (haven't found the version actually played in the episode)
Episode 2:
Ed Henry - Crooked Woman
Baby Washington & The Plants - Congratulations Honey
George McGregor & The Bronzettes - Temptation Is Hard to Fight
Kyo Sakamoto - Sukiyaki
Episode 3:
Jack Jones - Lollipops & Roses
Episode 4:
Perry Como - The Blue Room
Simon Preston - J. S. Bach's Cantata "Wachet Auf..." (don't know if this is the version actually played in the episode)
Episode 5:
Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Theme From A Summer's Place
Episode 6:
The Decemberists - The Infanta
David Carbonara - The Carousel
Episode 7:
The Pentagons - I'm in Love
Brenda Lee - Break it to Me Gently
Episode 8:
Peter, Paul & Mary - "Early in the Morning"
Episode 9:
Helene Smith - Pot Can't Talk About the Kettle
Marilyn Monroe - I'm Through with Love
Episode 10:
The Gigalo's - Swingin' Saints
The Tornados - Telstar
Episode 11:
Martin Denny - Misirlou
Johnny Mathis - What'll I Do?
Episode 12:
The Sevilles - Treat You Right
George Jones - Cup of Loneliness
Episode 13:
Acker Bilk - Stranger On the Shore

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(13 tracks out of 16, 81,25%)

Episode 1:
Ann-Margaret - Bye Bye Birdie
The Pentagons - To Be Loved
Episode 3:
Ben Webster - Memories of You
Episode 5:
Alberto Iglesias - Me Voy A Morir De Tanto Amor
Episode 6:
Jody Reynolds - Come On Twist
Bob Dylan - Song to Woody
Episode 7:
The Ramblers - Darling Say You Love Me
Pete Mann - I Followed My Heart
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
Episode 8:
Bobby Van and Kay Coulter - There's A Small Hotel
Episode 9:
Clyde Stacy and the Nitecaps - So Young
Nnenna Freelon - Prelude To A Kiss
Episode 10:
The Singing Nun - Dominique
Episode 11:
Oliver! - Where Is Love? (don't know if this is the actual version)
Episode 12:
Skeeter Davis - The End of the World
Episode 13:
Roy Orbison - Shahdaroba

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(15 tracks out of 16, 93,75%)

Episode 1:
Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road
Episode 2:
Teresa Brewer - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Episode 3:
Jan & Dean - Sidewalk Surfin'
Patti Page - Old Cape Cod
Episode 4:
Love - Signed D.C.
Episode 5:
Doris Day - I Enjoyed Being a Girl
Episode 6:
Skeeter Davis - Ladder of Success
Episode 7:
Simon & Garfunkel - Bleecker Street
Episode 8:
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Harry McClintock - Big Rock Candy Mountain
Episode 9:
Petula Clark - Downtown
Petula Clark - I Know a Place
Episode 10:
Santo & Johnny - Do You Want To Know a Secret?
Episode 11:
Jim Reeves - Welcome To My World
Episode 12:
Etta James - Trust In Me
Episode 13:
Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0550)

Mammoth (all seasons in one playlist)
(74 tracks out of 84, 88,09%): HTTP, URI. (SR0551)

Previously on the TV side of Spotirama:

The Music of Life on Mars
The Music of Lost
The Music of The OC (season 1)
The Music of The OC (season 2)

Monday, January 17, 2011

NME's 51 Greatest Debut Albums of the Last 51 Years

Directly from NME: "This is NME’s celebration of the best debut albums from the last 50 years. It's not a countdown. Instead, we've selected one album from each year." The list appeared in the November 6 issue (cover pictured above) where Warpaint's The Fool was elected best debut album of 2010. So, I added The Fool to the playlist and I magically changed it from a Top 50 to a Top 51. Enjoy!

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(45 albums out of 51, 88,23%)

1960. Joan Baez - Joan Baez
1961. The Shadows - The Shadows
1962. Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
1963. The Beatles - Please Please Me
1964. Dusty Springfield - A Girl Called Dusty
1965. The Who - My Generation
1966. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out!
1967. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
1968. The Band - Music From Big Pink
1969. The Stooges - The Stooges
1970. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
1971. Thin Lizzy - Thin Lizzy
1972. Neu! - Neu!
1973. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
1974. Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets
1975. Patti Smith - Horses
1976. Ramones - Ramones
1977. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
1978. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
1979. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
1980. Killing Joke - Killing Joke
1981. Depeche Mode - Speak and Spell
1982. ABC - The Lexicon of Love
1983. R.E.M. - Murmur
1984. The Smiths - The Smiths
1985. Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
1986. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
1987. Guns n'Roses - Appetite For Destruction
1988. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
1989. The Stone Roses - Stone Roses
1990. The La's - The La's
1991. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
1992. Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists
1993. Suede - Suede
1994. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
1995. Elastica - Elastica
1996. Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Logic
1997. Roni Size - New Forms
1998. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
1999. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
2000. Coldplay - Parachutes
2001. Strokes - Is This It
2002. The Libertines - Up The Bracket
2003. Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
2004. Kanye West - The College Dropout
2005. Arcade Fire - Funeral
2006. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
2007. Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future
2008. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
2009. The XX - XX
2010. Warpaint - The Fool

Listen to it on Spotify:
Mammoth (full albums, 561 tracks, about 1 day):
HTTP, URI. (SR0545)
Lite (three tracks each album, 135 tracks, about 8 hour): HTTP, URI. (SR0546)

Previously from NME:
Best 75 Tracks and Albums of 2010
50 Best New Bands of 2010
50 Awesome Music Movies
100 Tracks of the Decade (2000-2009)

Mucchio Classic Rock #12 - Hip Hop Old Skool (1981-1991)

Walk this way, will you?

Twelfth music history lesson, courtesy of italian magazine Il Mucchio and its old Classic Rock special features (published in Italy in the 1990s). After Punk, New Wave, Dark/Gothic, Hard Rock, Psychedelia, Power Pop, Canterbury, Reggae, Krautrock, White Man's Blues and Hardcore-Punk, this time we turn off the guitars and go studyin' at the Old Skool of Hip Hop. Enjoy!

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The Playlist
(16 albums out of 20, 80%)

10 Pivotal Albums
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Greatest Messages (Sugarhill, 1983)
LL Cool J - Radio (Def Jam, 1985)
Run DMC - Raising Hell (Profile, 1986)
Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (Def Jam, 1986)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush the Show (Def Jam, 1987)
Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full (4th & Broadway, 1987)
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton (Ruthless, 1988)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (Tommy Boy, 1989)
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (Jive, 1990)
Gang Starr - Step in the Arena (Chrysalis, 1991)

10 Albums More
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock/The Album (Tommy Boy, 1986)
Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary (Jive, 1988)
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill (Columbia, 1991)
Jungle Brothers - Done By The Forces of Nature (WB, 1989)
Leaders of the New School - A Future Without A Past (Elektra, 1991)
Queen Latifah - All Hail The Queen (Tommy Boy, 1989)
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of (Def Jam, 1988)
Stetsasonic - In Full Gear (Tommy Boy, 1988)
3rd Bass - The Catus Album (Def Jam, 1989)
Tone Loce - Loc-ed After Dark (Delicious Vinyl, 1989)

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Mammoth (full albums): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0543)
Lite (3 songs each "pivotal" album, 2 songs each "more" album): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0544)

Mucchio Classic Rock - Top 20 Albums series:

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Acclaimed Music Top 20 Songs of 1930s

This is a kind of "history of music" project, based on aggregated charts found on Acclaimed Music. It features Top 20 playlists for decades 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and yearly Top 20 playlists (both songs and albums) for each year from 1960 to 2010. It's a weekly project. Enjoy!

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(legenda: the number preceding the artist name is the ranking in Acclaimed Music Top 3000 chart)

1. (114) Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit (1939)
2. (236) Robert Johnson - Cross Road Blues (1936)
3. (366) Judy Garland - Over the Rainbow (1939)
4. (720) Glenn Miller - In the Mood (1939)
5. (728) Duke Ellington - Mood Indigo (1930)
6. (736) Gene Autry - Back in the Saddle Again (1939)
7. (790) Benny Goodman - Sing, Sing, Sing (1937)
8. (799) Kate Smith - God Bless America (1938)
9. (870) Robert Johnson - Hellhound on My Trail (1937)
10. (911) Count Basie - One O'Clock Jump (1937)
11. (931) Cab Calloway & His Orchestra - Minnie the Moocher (1931)
12. (941) Leadbelly - Goodnight Irene (1936)
13. (962) Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys - Wabash Cannonball (1938)
14. (984) The Carter Family - Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Bye and Bye) (1935)
15. (1019) Coleman Hawkins - Body and Soul (1939)
16. (1195) The Sons of the Pioneers - Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1934)
17. (1200) Chick Webb & His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald - A-Tisket, A-Tasket (1938)
18. (1243) Patsy Montana - I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart (1935)
19. (1355) The Ink Spots - If I Didn't Care (1939)
20. (1365) Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin' on the Corner) (1930)

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Previously on the Acclaimed Music Series:
- Top 20 Songs of 1920s

Friday, January 14, 2011

Slant Best Singles of the 90s

Ah, the 90s! Best music decade of the universe. Well, if you were teenager/twentysomething at that time, you can understand me. :o)
Slant Magazine spent this whole week ranking its best 100 singles of those years. I diligently spotified the chart. Here it comes, for a hot freezing winter friday of pure nostalgia, remembering when you were a creep and a loser, but full of unfinished sympathy and of lovely smelly teen spirit. Enjoy!
(99% of the songs available on Spotify, wow)

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(99 tracks out of 100, 99%, about 7 hours)

100 Sophie B. Hawkins – Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
99 Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
98 Arrested Development – Tennessee
97 Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
96 The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
95 Underworld – Born Slippy
94 The Cure – Pictures Of You
93 Daft Punk – Da Funk
92 Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy
91 Pavement – Cut Your Hair
90 The B-52's – Roam
89 U2 – Mysterious Ways
88 Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box
87 Lauryn Hill – Lost Ones
86 Zhané – Hey Mr. D.J.
85 Nirvana – Come As You Are
84 Jay-Z – Hard Knock Life - The Ghetto Anthem
83 Michael Jackson – Scream
82 Pavement – Summer Babe - Winter Version
81 Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
80 Robin S – Show Me Love
79 Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
78 Oasis – Wonderwall
77 Portishead – Sour Times
76 Us3, Gerard Presencer, Rahsaan – Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
75 The Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize
74 Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland 1945
73 Nirvana – Lithium
72 White Town – Your Woman
71 Snoop Doggy Dogg – Gin And Juice
70 Nas – The World Is Yours
69 The Notorious B.I.G. – Mo Money Mo Problems
68 The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
67 The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds
66 Prince & The New Power Generation – 7
65 Belle and Sebastian – Lazy Line Painter Jane
64 Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
63 Primal Scream – Loaded
62 Fugees – FU-GEE-LA
61 Mariah Carey – Fantasy
60 Public Enemy – 911 Is A Joke
59 Björk – All Is Full Of Love
58 My Bloody Valentine – To Here Knows When
57 Pulp – Common People
56 Blur – Girls And Boys
55 Weezer – Buddy Holly
54 The Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm
53 DJ Shadow – Midnight In A Perfect World
52 Erykah Badu – Tyrone
51 Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know
50 Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome
49 Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees
48 Sonic Youth – Kool Thing
47 Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye
46 Erykah Badu – On & On
45 Michael Jackson – Remember The Time
44 Björk – Bachelorette
43 Foo Fighters – Everlong
42 Madonna – Secret
41 The Fugees – Killing Me Softly With His Song
40 The Cardigans – Lovefool
39 En Vogue – My Lovin'
38 The Cranberries – Linger
37 Radiohead – Creep
36 Madonna – Deeper And Deeper
35 Björk – Joga
34 Madonna – Erotica
33 Blur – Song 2
32 U2 – One
31 Massive Attack – Teardrop
30 George Michael – Freedom! '90
29 Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck
28 Mazzy Star – Fade Into You
27 Radiohead – Paranoid Android
26 Beck – Where It's At
25 Radiohead – Karma Police
24 Missy Elliott – The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
23 Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
22 Janet Jackson – If
21 Portishead – Glory Box
20 Weezer – Say It Ain't So
19 Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody?
18 OutKast – Rosa Parks
17 2Pac – California Love
16 Madonna – Ray Of Light
15 Blackstreet – No Diggity
14 Dr. Dre – Nuthin' But A "G" Thang
13 Beck – Loser
12 The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
11 Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
10 Madonna – Vogue - Edit
9 Björk – Hyperballad
8 The Breeders – Cannonball
7 Beastie Boys – Sabotage
6 Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)
5 Nine Inch Nails – Closer
4 The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
3 R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
2 Sinéad O'Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
1 Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

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Previously on the 90s time machine:
Pitchfork Top 200 (Plus 420) Tracks of the 1990s

Thursday, January 13, 2011

33 Revolutions per Minute - A History of Protest Songs (january 2011 update)

Last november I started this strange experiment of a playlist about a blog. The blog is 33 Revolutions per Minute, by Guardian's music writer Dorian Lynskey, who's soon gonna publish a book with the same title. It's a blog about protest songs. Not just a historical one: it filters the facts of today's world through musical lenses. Lynskey writes about barricades in London, Kanye West new album, Jareed Lee Loughner's attack in Arizona, discussions about new and wealthy brit rock, etc. etc. And he always makes connections with and between music. I put in a playlist all the songs he mentioned. From Rolling Stones to Dead Kennedys, from Pulp to Specials, from Kanye West to Gil Scott-Heron, from Rage Against the Machine to Cage Against the Machine, from Limp Bizkit to Primal Scream, from The Smiths to Vampire Weekend. Let's say it's the beat of the blog. Enjoy! And don't forget to read the original posts on 33 Revolutions per Minute.

(22 songs out of 25, 88%, about 1 hour)

The Rolling Stones – Street Fighting Man
Solomon Burke - Maggie's Farm
Sonic Youth – Youth Against Fascism
Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Cop
Bob Dylan - Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues
The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy – California Uber Alles
Dead Kennedys – California Uber Alles
Pulp – Common People (Full Length Version / Album Version)
The Specials – Ghost Town
Kanye West – Who Will Survive In America
Gil Scott-Heron – Comment #1
Kanye West – Gorgeous
Gil Scott-Heron – Home Is Where The Hatred Is - Remastered - 1988
Kanye West – My Way Home
Kanye West - We Don't Care
Kanye West - Jesus Walks
Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
John Cage – 4`33` (Cage Against The Machine Version)
Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen
Rollin' - Limp Bizkit
Primal Scream – Exterminator
Huggy Bear - Her Jazz
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead / Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty [Medley]
Captain Ska – Liar Liar
Vampire Weekend – Taxi Cab

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0292)

P.S. Lynksey also wrote a long post about Christmas music. I haven't include any songs from it, because Lynksey himself made a Spotify playlist about it. You can listen to it here. Take it as a Christmas special. :o)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Complete Guide To Downloading #3 - Locations

Dear old vintage iPods, dear old vintage Gallaghers

These playlists are little, but good.
In 2005, people from Q, Mojo and Kerrang! allied to publish The Complete Guide To Downloading, a 150-pages magazine filled with playlists about... everything. It was a fantastic guide for the downloading era. I think it's definitely worth in the age of streaming, too. 

Today I spotified three playlists from the "Locations" section.

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(12 tracks out of 15, 80%, 46 minutes)

The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
Coldplay – Don't Panic
Nick Drake – Northern Sky
John Martyn – Bless The Weather
Seu Jorge – Starman
The Magic Numbers - Anima Sola
U2 – Grace
Harry Nilsson – Everybody's Talkin'
Ben Lee – We're All In This Together
Cat Stevens – Morning Has Broken
Kings Of Convenience – Summer On The West Hill
Teenage Fanclub – Ain't That Enough
The Beloved – The Sun Rising
The Polyphonic Spree – Light & Day
The Beatles - Good Day Sunshine
Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI (SR0532)

(10 tracks out of 12, 83,33%, 38 minutes)

The Doors – Roadhouse Blues (Live Version)
Sly & The Family Stone – Family Affair
Beck – Devil's Haircut
2Pac – California Love
The Mothers of Invention - Trouble Every Day
Leftfield & John Lydon – Open Up
Pell Mell - Interstate
Steely Dan – Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Blue Oyster Cult – Then Came The Last Days OF May
Queens Of The Stone Age – If Only (Live Version)
Elvis Presley – A Big Hunk O' Love
ZZ Top – Viva Las Vegas
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(18 tracks out of 20, 90%, about 1 hour)

Frank Sinatra – Come Fly With Me
The Box Tops – The Letter
The Animals – We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Oasis – Half The World Away
The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy Hey Girl
Jaydee – Plastic Dreams
Sly & The Family Stone – I Want To Take You Higher
Primal Scream – Movin' On Up
The Rolling Stones – Get Off Of My Cloud
The Beatles - Flying
Air – Clouds Up
The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize??
Blur – Coffee And TV
Pink Floyd – The Great Gig In The Sky (Live Version)
The Avalanches – Flight Tonight
Radiohead – (Nice Dream)
Fiona Apple – Across The Universe
Nas - New York State Of Mind
Ryan Adams – New York, New York
David Bowie – Young Americans
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Mucchio Classic Rock #11 - Hardcore-Punk USA (1980/1983)

Social distorted mommy's little monsters

Eleventh rock history lesson, courtesy of italian magazine Il Mucchio and its old Classic Rock special features (published in Italy in the 1990s). After Punk, New Wave, Dark/Gothic, Hard Rock, Psychedelia, Power Pop, Canterbury, Reggae, Krautrock and White Man's Blues, this time we pay tribute to American Hardcore-Punk from the 1980s. Maybe the only genre whose mammoth playlist can feature 219 songs in just 6 hours. Enjoy!

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The Playlist
(12 albums out of 20, 60%)

10 Pivotal Albums
Adolescents - Adolescents (Frontier, 1981)
Bad Brains - Rock For Light (PVC, 1983)
Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse? (Epitaph, 1981)
Black Flag - Damaged (SST/Unicorn, 1981)
Circle Jerks - Group Sex (Frontier, 1980)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (Cherry Red, 1980)
Descendents - Milo Goes To College (New Alliance, 1982)
Hüsker Dü - Everything Falls Apart (Reflex, 1982)
Minor Threat - Complete Discography (Dischord, 1989)

Social Distortion - Mommy's Little Monster (13th Floor, 1983)

10 Albums More
Various Artists - Flex Your Head (Dischord, 1982)
Various Artists - Not So Quiet On The Western Front (Alternative Tentacles, 1982)

Various Artists - This Is Boston, Not L.A. (Modern Method, 1982)
Kraut - An Adjustment To Society (Cabbage, 1982)
MDC - Million of Dead Cops (Radical, 1982)
Misfits - Walk Among Us (Ruby, 1982)
Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies (Frontier, 1983)
Toxic Reasons - Independence (Risky, 1982)
T.S.O.L. - Dance With Me (Frontier, 1982)
Zero Boys - Vicious Circle (Nimrod, 1982)

Listen to it on Spotify:
Mammoth (full albums): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0530)
Lite (3 songs each "pivotal" album, 2 songs each "more" album): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0531)

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