Wednesday, 28 May 2008

What's Wrong With The Mainstream May 08

I've been doing playlists for Neil quite regularly recently. They have mainly been of songs I've found on the internet plus some he may have heard on 6Music that he's requested so I though I might as well post each one on here. So here's May's (unlike magazines mine comes at the end of the month like a retrospective).

Unfinished Business - White Lies

They are currently giving this great song away for free if you sign up to their email list. I'm sure this will be a single as I think it's better than "Death".

MP3: Unfinished Business - White Lies (Highly Recommend)

When Water Comes To Life - Cloud Cult

Not to be mistaken with Cut Copy (similar in name not music) as I often do. This is a song I've had for a while and I've just realised I've not put it on a compilation before. The lyrics are interesting if not a little morbid. Maybe a bit like Arcade Fire.

MP3: When Water Comes To Life - Cloud Cult

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

I think this is going to be their next single and it's the kind of song I was expecting them to return with, a much better song than Violet Hill but I guess they're not giving this one away for free...

MP3: Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Right Hand On My Heart - The Whigs

A band I hadn't heard of until Neil asked for one of their songs last month. Sounds a little like Oasis I think.

MP3: Right Hand On My Heart - The Whigs

The Lovers - Arctic Monkeys

New material from the 'Monkeys, from an acoustic set they did for Auntie Beeb. As the title suggests it's a slow one but good. Not one you can listen to over and over as it stalls in the middle, I think Jonathon Ross wanted to get in on the act.

MP3: The Lovers - Arctic Monkeys

Fernando Pando - The Virgins

Taken from the same 07 EP that gave us Rich Girls I think their album is going to be amazing. I asked Megan to pick me up the 07 EP while she was in New Yoik recently but the guy in the shop said it hadn't been released yet. I believe there is a first album out there (you can get it on iTunes) but I'm waiting for the new album. This one definitely sounds like The Strokes although they are from New York City and not from Rotherham.

Fernando Pando - The Virgins

This Is The End - The Charlatans

This is the last track on their new FREE album, available at the XFM web site I think, it's a return to quality for The Charlatans. A steady slow build up getting better and better, the best way to end an album if you ask me.

MP3: This Is The End - The Charlatans

Consoler Of The Lonely - The Raconteurs

Title track from the album that came from nowhere. A good, solid song. The album is currently available from Play.com for £5.99.

MP3: Consoler Of The Lonely - The Raconteurs

I'm Good, I'm Gone (Fred Falke Remix) - Lykke Li

Not my cup of tea (I'm not a big fan of female singers) but thought it might be Neil's.

MP3: I'm Good, I'm Gone (Fred Falke Remix) - Lykke Li

I Could Say - Lily Allen

New demo from the not-so-stable daughter of the Sheriff. Probably reflecting her not so happy mood this is more downbeat than stuff off her last album.

MP3: I Could Say - Lily Allen

The Race - Cajun Dance Party

Doesn't a Cajun Dance Party sound like a good party to go to. Anyone putting one on, send me an invite.

MP3: The Race - Cajun Dance Party

Dead Reckoning - Clint Mansell

From the Smoking Aces soundtrack, not dissimilar to In The House - In A Heart Beat by John Murphy from the 28 Days Later soundtrack (also used in a Peugeot advert I think). This track took me ages to find as it's not available on the CD soundtrack. Clint Mansell was formally the front man for Pop Will Eat Itself.

MP3: Dead Reckoning - Clint Mansell

Cobwebs - The Paper Cranes

Having put together my last playlist If I Didn't Have The Internet I Wouldn't Be In To Them (and they know so...) I realised I hadn't heard anything from The Paper Cranes since I first downloaded that song so I looked them up on The Hype Machine a brilliant blog aggregator and found this song. A little more investigation showed that they released their album in Canada earlier this year but no sign of it being released over here, sadly.

MP3: Cobwebs - The Paper Cranes

In Transit - Albert Hammond Jr

Guy from the Strokes. The riff sounds like an 80s song - can anyone tell me what it is please 'cause it's bugging me.

MP3: In Transit - Albert Hammond Jr

Shockwave - Black Tide

Gun 'n' Roses esque 80s rock.

MP3: Shockwave - Black Tide

Let Me Beat Your Eardrum - Cage The Elephant

From a live EP, this is the third track I have and it's going to be a great album.

MP3: Let Me Beat Your Eardrum

Always Where I Need To Be - The Kooks

The Kooks by numbers, suits Radio 1 and commercial radio, everyone's a winner or are they?

MP3: Always Where I Need To Be - The Kooks

Shut Up and Let Go - The Ting Tings

Enjoying the Ting Tings at the moment? Try this one which I believe is in the current iTunes advert. Thanks to Check The Availability for tipping me off on this one (good blog, more dance than indie orientated).

MP3: Shut Up and Let Go

Pigeon Detectives

Latest single.

Mp3: Here

My Mistakes Were Made For You - The Last Shadow Puppets

Having bought the album on the recommendation of a friend I wish I'd gone with my gut instinct. I'm sure it's a good album and liked by a lot but it's just not my type of music. I guess I was hoping for The Coral's greatest hits and instead I got Radio 2's.

Mp3: My Mistakes Were Made For You - The Last Shadow Puppets

Turn Tail - The Young Knives

Bonus track as some of you will already have it. I've got to thank Neil for pointing this one out to me, it's one of my most played at the moment.

MP3: Turn Tail - The Young Knives

If you've got any requests or suggestions for next months let me know.

1 comment:

Sillsy said...

They're downloaded, on the iPod, and ready to explode in my ears like an over-shaken can of Coca-cola.