Sunday, August 25, 2013

(Mostly) Familiar Favorites: #iPodAlbumPlaylist, pt. IV


I've just completed another playlist of twenty-five albums. As usual, they were shuffled so the order is arbitrary. Some are familiar favorites, others new discoveries for me (I go way back with most selections this time, but there were some new listens too with Neurovision being my favorite). Covers, titles, and favorite tracks are featured below. You can follow my listenings on Twitter and scan my last playlist or look at all previous round-ups on this blog.



Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) - The Beatles
Favorite track: "Getting Better"

Rumours (1977) - Fleetwood Mac
Favorite track: "Dreams"

We're Only In It For the Money (1968) - Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention (intended cover)

Clouds (1969) - Joni Mitchell
Favorite track: "I Think I Understand" (no video available)

Sweet Baby James (1970) - James Taylor
Favorite track: "Fire and Rain"

12 X 5 (1964) - The Rolling Stones
Favorite track: "Around and Around" (no video available)

Let It Be (1984) - The Replacements
Favorite track: "Sixteen Blue" (no video available)

Bad (1987) - Michael Jackson
Favorite track: "Man in the Mirror"

The John Peel Sessions (rec. 1981-83) - New Order
Favorite track: "Dreams Never End"

Neurovision (1980) - Telex
Favorite track: "My Time"

Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) - Simon & Garfunkel

Kind of Blue (1959) - Miles Davis
Favorite track: "Flamenco Sketches"

Endtroducing... (1996) - DJ Shadow

Face to Face (1966) - The Kinks
Favorite track: "Sunny Afternoon"

Parallel Lines (1978) - Blondie
Favorite track: "Heart of Glass"

Strange Days (1967) - The Doors
Favorite track: "Love Me Two Times"

Jackson 5 Christmas Album (1970) - The Jackson 5
Favorite track: "Drummer Boy"

This Year's Model (1978) - Elvis Costello
Favorite track: "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea" (no video available)

Post (1995) - Bjork
Favorite track: "Army of Me"

Trout Mask Replica (1969) - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Favorite track: "Moonlight on Vermont"

Mysteria Gregorian Chants (c. Renaissance) - various composers
Favorite track: "Kyrie XVII"

Dark Side of the Moon (1973) - Pink Floyd
Favorite track: "Time"

Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (1995) - Ol' Dirty Bastard
Favorite track: "Brooklyn Zoo"

The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall (1984) - The Fall
Favorite track: "Disney's Dream Debased"

Look Sharp! (1979) - Joe Jackson


3 comments:

Mike said...

Entroducing... is a great album but not my favorite instrumental hip hop album. That would go to J Dilla's Donuts. But I haven't listened to Entroducing... in a while so I definitely need to revisit that.

Return to the 36 Chambers is a favorite of mine. ODB is such a compelling personality that even when his lyrics aren't exactly as deft as the other clansmen he is a standout in the group. RZA's production work is also immaculate. Raw Hide, Brooklyn Zoo, Shimmy Shimmy Ya, and Protect Ya Neck Pt. 2 (there's a guy on there named Shorty Shit Stain!) are standouts to me.

Joel Bocko said...

For a while I think I preferred The Private Press; not sure if it would be now. It's my understanding that on that record, DJ Shadow uses original recordings in addition to samples; is that the case? I like Blood on the Motorway a lot.

This was my first listen to Return to the 36 Chambers; in fact I still haven't listened to most Wu-Tang spin-offs. Future #iPodPlaylists, perhaps...

Mike said...

Couldn't tell ya. Endtrodcuing... is the only DJ Shadow I've heard and that was a while ago. The Private Press looks interesting and underrated so I'll be checking that out soon.

I think you'll love Liquid Swords, and all the others are great as well. But Liquid Swords is a good place to start.