Friday, June 21, 2013

Here's what shuffle play spat out at me

So a friend of mine published an iTunes shuffle play playlist on Facebook the other day. I told him that I couldn't publish a similar list because I have too many guilty pleasures on my iPod. He said that if I like a song, I have no reason to feel guilty about it. He may be right. So I thought about publishing a shuffle play playlist here, and here it is.

It's not very interesting. I like progressive rock, alternative or college rock, and classic rock most. And that's what's on the list. And no guilty pleasures, so publishing this was easy.
  1. Oceansize, "Remember Where You Are," Effloresce
  2. Simon & Garfunkel, "The Times They Are A-Changin'," Wednesday Morning, 3am
  3. Astra, "Quake Meat," The Black Chord
  4. Coldplay, "Viva La Vida," Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends
  5. Mr. Bungle, "Retrovertigo," California
  6. Death Cab for Cutie, "Company Calls," We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
  7. Moby, "Inside," Play
  8. The Left Banke, "Lazy Day," There's Gonna Be a Storm
  9. Bjork, "Isobel," Post
  10. Foo Fighters, "Everlong," The Colour and the Shape
  11. Pink Floyd, "Sysyphus: Part Three," Ummagumma
  12. Tom Petty, "Time to Move On," Wildflowers
  13. A Perfect Circle, "Lullaby," Thirteenth Step
  14. The Chameleons UK, "John, I'm Only Dancing," Strange Times
  15. Ultra Vivid Scene, "Medicating Angels," Rev
  16. Electric Light Orchestra, "Everyone's Born to Die," On the Third Day
  17. Daniel Amos, "It's Sick," Vox Humana
  18. Sonic Youth, "Shadow of a Doubt," Evol
  19. Frank Zappa, "The Man from Utopia Meets Mary Lou," The Man from Utopia
  20. De La Soul, "Eye Know," 3 Feet High and Rising
  21. The Wolfgang Press, "Question of Time," Queer
  22. Dead Kennedys, "I Am the Owl," Plastic Surgery Disasters
  23. Rush, "Limelight," Different Stages
  24. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, "Heart In Your Heartbreak," Belong
  25. Stan Ridgway, "Drive She Said," The Big Heat
  26. Thinking Fellers Union Local 242, "Cup of Dreams," Strangers from the Universe
  27. Andy Partridge, "The Tiny Circus of Life," Fuzzy Warbles Vol. 6
  28. Peter Schilling, "Fast Alles Konstruiert," Fehler Im System
  29. Interpol, "Wrecking Ball," Our Love to Admire
  30. Killing Joke, "Wintergardens," Brighter than a Thousand Suns
  31. Todd Rundgren, "Word Made Flesh 1.0," No World Order
  32. This Moral Coil, "Loose Joints," Blood
  33. Fleetwood Mac, "Hypnotized," Mystery to Me
  34. Mew, "Reprise," No More Stories Are Told Today...
  35. Electric Light Orchestra, "Letter from Spain," Secret Messages
  36. Ben Folds Five, "Steven's Last Night In Town," Whatever And Ever Amen
  37. Thomas Dolby, "Dissidents," The Flat Earth
  38. The Futureheads, "Skip to the End," News and Tributes
  39. The Cure, "Bananafishbones," The Top
  40. Elbow, "The Fix," The Seldom Seen Kid
  41. The Smiths, "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side," The Queen is Dead
  42. Chevelle, "Closure," Wonder What's Next
  43. The Cure, "I'm Cold," Join the Dots
  44. Ride, "Here and Now," Nowhere
  45. Big Country, "Wonderland," The Crossing
  46. The JV Allstars, "Today's Going to Be a Long Tomorrow," Take Me Back to Spectre
  47. Sigur Ros, "Avalon," Agaetis Byrjun
  48. Cheap Trick, "Oh, Candy," Cheap Trick
  49. The Cure, "Jumping Someone Else's Train," Boys Don't Cry
  50. The Cure, "The Baby Screams," The Head on the Door


  1. "Guilty Pleasure" is always in the ear of the listener, of course, but I see some in your list that might fit the descriptor (Coldplay, Ben Folds, perhaps) I am sure there are some in the below that others would describe as such.

    The Call by Tangerine Dream
    Kpanlogo by Ebaahi Soundz
    Asalamu Alaekumu by Sister Riskat Lawal and the Aaqibat Lil-Mutaqeen Society Group
    Theta Wave inductor by Litmus
    Pasare necunoscuta by Romica Puceanu
    Me haces falta by La Panchita/Mariachi Vargas De Tacalitlán
    Jamahiriya by Savage Republic
    Président by G.G. Vikey
    Whisky Magnin by Traore Amadou dit Ballake
    La nostalgie camarade by Serge Gainsbourg
    21st Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson
    playnice by Super Naam
    part 5 by The Orb
    Sarba Olteneasca by TONI IORDACHE
    Far Leys by Nick Drake
    Doberman Skank by Ossie All Stars
    Stop The World [Rituel Of Si-Wang-Mou] by Igor Wakhévitch
    Hot Hog by Unknown
    Sigil III 印 Shirushi III by Trembling Strain
    Mwe Baiyashi Centeleni by Kabushi & Mwenya
    Brain Forests by Paneye
    Jambo Style by Hypnotix
    Father Cannot Yell by Can
    Kann kalé by Original Shleu Shleu
    Adieu créature by Serge Gainsbourg
    Saint and Sinner by Manuel Göttsching
    Ode to Street Hassle by Flowchart
    Mele Inoa No Hi'iaka by Joseph Ilala'ole
    Bateaux by Andrée Huet & Eric Thibor
    LAVIER by Bertrand Baltanski Buren Lavier Sarkis
    Avalyn I by Slowdive
    In A Tin Flask by The Black Heart Procession
    100 Tears by The Blue Daisies
    Apple Chasing Love by Lu Xuan
    Angel by Violet Indiana
    Mpunga by Taj Mahal
    everything by The Ex
    The Other Window by Wire
    Perfect Example by Hüsker Dü
    Everything You Can Think by Tom Waits
    Zanzibar by Taj Mahal
    Dark and Light by Blind Idiot God
    Prayer (Edit) by RYUICHI SAKAMOTO
    Je Cherche by Aqua Nebula Oscillator
    Left Holding Bag by Gone
    Feeling Called Love by Wire
    Volume 2 by Diplo & Tony Tripledouble
    Pardon? by Boris

  2. I haven't heard of 80 to 90 percent of the stuff on your list! I agree with you though: whether something is a guilty pleasure or not is subjective. Thank you for the list. Maybe I can look up some of these on YouTube.

  3. Given your love of prog, you might start with Manuel Göttsching or Trembling Strain


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