Playlist – 2014 (the first half)

My playlist for the first half of 2014 includes two songs I’ve been loving for at least a year, but were never available before now.

California (Cast Iron Soul) – Jamestown Revival

Red Eyes – The War of Drugs

Seasons (Waiting on You) – Future Islands

Take Me to Church – Hozier

Hollywood – RAC featuring Penguin Prison (been trying to get hold of this one for ages, finally released with the album)

Jerk Ribs – Kelis (ditto)

Supernova – Ray LaMontagne

This is the Last Time – The National (yes, the album is last year, but this has got play this year, and so I could sneak it in)

Control – Broken Bells

Avant Gardener – Courtney Barnett

Helpless Blues – The Bamboos

Magic – Coldplay (yes, yes I know. Nothing about this album grabs me except this song which won’t get out of my head. There’s one every year.)

Like I Need You – Kan Wakan

Angels of Fire – The Jezabels

Conviction – Meshell Ndegeocello

This Love is Here to Stay – Thomas Dybdahl

Waitress Song – First Aid Kit

Just One of the Guys – Jenny Lewis

Sherman (Animals in the Jungle) – Tom Vek

Cheap Sunglasses – RAC (featuring Matthew Koma)

Coming Down – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (featuring Matt Berninger)

Lazaretto – Jack White

 

 

Playlist – 2013

(Belatedly) My final playlist for 2013 ended up like this:

Little Numbers – BOY

Lanterns – Birds of Tokyo

Miracle Mile – Cold War Kids

Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg

Joy to You Baby – Josh Ritter

Time to Run – Lord Huron

Entertainment – Phoenix

Diane Young – Vampire Weekend

Do It Again – Camera Obscura

Oh Sailor – Mr Little Jeans

The Way We Move – Langhorne Slim & the Law

The Woodpile – Frightened Rabbit

I Remember You – Rilo Kiley

Grace for Saints & Ramblers – Iron & Wine

Rumble and Sway – Jamie N Commons

Don’t Swallow the Cap – The National

Hold Me – Tom Odell

Ain’t That the Way – Divine Fits

Head in the Dirt – Hanni El Khatib

Made to Love – John Legend

Strong – London Grammar

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Get Lucky – Daughter

I Sat By the Ocean – Queens of the Stone Age

Elephant – Tame Impala

State of the Art (AEIOU) – Jim James

You Already Know – Arcade Fire

No Destruction – Foxygen

Riptide – Vance Joy

Creep in T-shirt – Portugal. The Man

Right Action – Franz Ferdinand

A Ton of Love – Editors

Come Save Me – Jagwar Ma

Everything – Nine Inch Nails

Dangerous – Big Data

Falling – HAIM

Is This How You Feel? – The Preatures

Do I Wanne Know? – Arctic Monkeys

Birth in Reverse – St Vincent

 

Playlist – 2013 Part 1

I’ve been buying a lot of music so far this year, after a slow start.

My playlist for the first half of 2013 is:

Little Numbers – BOY (Mutual Friends)

Lanterns – Birds of Tokyo (March Fires)

Miracle Mile – Cold War Kids (Dear Miss Lonelyhearts)

Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg (Jake Bugg)

Joy to You Baby – Josh Ritter (The Beast in its Tracks)

Time to Run – Lord Huron (Time to Run EP)

Entertainment – Phoenix (Bankrupt!)

Diane Young – Vampire Weekend (Modern Vampires of the City)

Do It Again – Camera Obscura (Desire Lines)

Oh Sailor – Mr Little Jeans

The Way We Move – Langhorne Slim & The Law

The Woodpile – Frightened Rabbit (Pedestrian Verse)

I Remember You – Rilo Kiley (Rkives)

Grace for Saints and Ramblers – Iron & Wine (Ghost on Ghost)

Rumble and Sway – Jamie N Commons

Don’t Swallow the Cap – The National (Trouble Will Find Me)

Hold Me – Tom Odell (Songs from Another Love EP)

Ain’t That The Way – Divine Fits (Aint that the Way EP)

Head in the Dirt – Hanni El Khatib (Head in the Dirt)

Made to Love – John Legend

Get Lucky – Daft Punk (Random Access Memories)

Get Lucky – Daughter

I Sat By the Ocean – Queens of the Stone Age (…Like Clockwork)

No Destruction – Foxygen (We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic)

Evil Friends – Portugal. The Man (Evil Friends)

2012 Playlist

My 2012 Playlist wound up shorter than usual, as new music went by the wayside when Events overtook (post to come, I’m sure) in favour of the nostalgic. Still, there was a lot of new music in my world this year.

So here’s my 2012 in new music (otherwise known as One of These Things is Not Like the Others, But I Am Not A Robot):

Gold of the Ceiling – The Black Keys – El Camino (yes, I started this list in 2011 to spread this album over 2 years)

Sweet Sour – Band of Skulls – Sweet Sour

Go Your Own Way – Lissie – Covered Up With Flowers

Simple Song – The Shins – Port of Morrow (Album that grew on me most this year)

Primitive Girl – M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion

1901 – Birdy – Birdy

Gray Goes Black – Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral

Blue – First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

Warrior – Mark Foster + A-Track + Kimbra

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

Parted Ways – Heartless Bastards – Arrow

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings – Father John Misty – Fear Fun

Hang Loose – Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

Love Interruption – Jack White – Blunderbuss

On the Road – Keane – Strangeland

1904 – The Tallest Man on Earth – There’s No Leaving Now

Man on Fire – Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Here

The Keepers – Santigold – Master of My Make Believe

Laura – Bat for Lashes – The Haunted Man

Run My Heart – Twin Shadow – Confess

Maybe Not Tonight – Glen Hansard – Rhythm and Repose

Octopus – Bloc Party – Four

Splitter – Calexico – Algiers

Bigger Than Love – Benjamin Gibbard (with Aimee Mann) – Former Lives

Random #74

My favourite uses of music over movie credits (in no particular order):

Wake Up – Rage Against the Machine – The Matrix

Extreme Ways – Moby – The Bourne Films

The Hearts Filthy Lesson – David Bowie – Seven

I think it’s the adrenalin rush at the ends of each of the movies combined with the thump of the music. I also think it’s that I knew each song before each movie, so when they started up over the credits I knew exactly where the movie’s head was at (so to speak) and was in the same place. Plus (let’s ignore the later films), what exactly is going to play over the end of The Matrix if not Rage Against the Machine?