Saturday, August 3, 2013

Strange Sounds: #iPodAlbumPlaylist, pt. III


I've just completed another album playlist - this one contained twenty-five albums. As usual, they were shuffled so the order is arbitrary. Some are familiar favorites, others new discoveries for me. 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.




The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) - The Velvet Underground
Favorite track: "European Son" (no video)

 The Holy Bible (1994) - Manic Street Preachers
Favorite track: "Yes"

Presence (1976) - Led Zeppelin
Favorite track: "Nobody's Fault But Mine"

Meat the Beat (1983) - Takumi
Favorite track: "Wave Over And"

Straight Outta Compton (1988) - N.W.A.
Favorite track: "Straight Outta Compton"

Wu-Tang Forever (1997) - Wu-Tang Clan
Favorite track: "Triumph"

Hot Rats (1969) - Frank Zappa
Favorite track: "Willie the Pimp"

 Autobahn (1974) - Kraftwerk
Favorite track: "Autobahn"

Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (1992) - The Pharcyde
Favorite track: "Passin' Me By"

Live at the Witch Trials (1979) - The Fall
Favorite track: "Rebellious Jukebox"

Heartattack and Vine (1980) - Tom Waits
Favorite track: "Till the Money Runs Out" (no video)

Blonde on Blonde (1966) - Bob Dylan
Favorite track: "Absolutely Sweet Marie" (no video)

Catch a Fire (1973) - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Favorite track: "Slave Driver"

Sandinista! (1980) - The Clash
Favorite track: "The Magnificent Seven"

Second Edition. (1979) - Public Image Ltd.
Favorite track: "Graveyard" (no video)

Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape (1980-81) - Bauhaus
Favorite track: "Bela Lugosi's Dead"

Pink Moon (1972) - Nick Drake
Favorite track: "Place to Be"

Sticky Fingers (1971) - The Rolling Stones
Favorite track: "Moonlight Mile"

Under a Funeral Moon (1993) - Darkthrone
Favorite track: "Under a Funeral Moon"

Neuromantic (1981) - Yukihiro Takahashi
Favorite track: "New (Red) Roses"

The Horrible Truth About Burma (1983) - Mission of Burma
Favorite track: "That's When I Reach For My Revolver" (no video)

London 0 Hull 4 (1986) - The Housemartins
Favorite track: "Flag Day"

Aladdin Sane (1973) - David Bowie
Favorite track: "The Prettiest Star"

With Teeth (2005) - Nine Inch Nails
Favorite track: "Right Where It Belongs"

Outlandos d'Amour (1978) - The Police
Favorite track: "Can't Stand Losing You"

4 comments:

STinG said...

Whoa, your favorite track from Presence is seriously 'Nobody's Fault but Mine'? Over the masterpiece that is 'Achilles Last Stand'?

Mike said...

Can't go wrong with Straight Outta Compton.. a hip-hop watershed if there ever was one. Pharcyde, well, I could never get into them, mainly because the main dude's voice is so annoying (a silly reason I suppose, since Eazy-E's voice is pretty annoying too but I never had a problem with that).

Wu Tang Forever... great album, even if it falls into the "overstuffed double disc" trend of the late 90s. Triumph is a great song that really showcases how powerful the Wu can be when all 9 members are on the same track together.

Out of curiosity, have you heard the first round of solo albums? Only Built 4 Cuban Linx may be my favorite album of all time. Ironman is up there too..

Joel Bocko said...

"Favorite track" ends up being whatever struck my fancy in that particular listen (ex: I just chose "Getting Better" rather than "A Day in the Life" for Sgt. Pepper) so it's usually pretty arbitrary. Interestingly, I don't think I'd ever listened to Presence before despite loving its iconic cover and listening to the earlier Zep LPs dozens of times.

Joel Bocko said...

I've casually listened to Forever before (I think) but never really paid attention till this listen. Don't have any of the solo stuff unfortunately. 36 Chambers, one of my favorite rap albums, is coming up on my current playlist. Pharcyde I started listening to because of that fantastic Spike Jonze video from Drop.