Friday, August 5, 2016

Planet Rotations #208

In the age of digital music, we tend to skip through albums, listening to one or two tracks - missing some of the deeper cuts that may be brilliant. I am a big fan of the album format, and love to experience the entire collection the way the artist intended. Listening to one or two songs is like randomly reading a few chapters of a book and expecting to understand the completed work. Like any music lover, I love to share what I'm listening to and discover some new things from friends. If you've been following the LOTP Facebook page, then you already know that Sarah Quarrie is collaborating with me on the blog. So here are 5 records from both of our playlists for this week. You'll also notice a Spotify player at the bottom, which features a song from each album. This will be an ongoing playlist that you can follow directly on Spotify. Please put your own lists in the comments below, or interact at the Life On This Planet Facebook or Twitter. 

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Bret's 5

Pixies - Doolittle

Big Star - #1 Record
The Damned - Phantasmagoria
Gene Loves Jezebel - The House of Dolls

Mass Gothic - Sup Goth EP

Sarah's 5

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - B.R.M.C.

Nice as F*#k


Marissa Nadler - Strangers

The Bolshoi - AWay: Best of The Bolshoi

Nouvelle Vague - Best of Nouvelle Vague


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Planet Rotations #207

In the age of digital music, we tend to skip through albums, listening to one or two tracks - missing some of the deeper cuts that may be brilliant. I am a big fan of the album format, and love to experience the entire collection the way the artist intended. Listening to one or two songs is like randomly reading a few chapters of a book and expecting to understand the completed work. Like any music lover, I love to share what I'm listening to and discover some new things from friends. If you've been following the LOTP Facebook page, then you already know that Sarah Quarrie is collaborating with me on the blog. So here are 5 records from both of our playlists for this week. You'll also notice a Spotify player at the bottom, which features a song from each album. This will be an ongoing playlist that you can follow directly on Spotify. Please put your own lists in the comments below, or interact at the Life On This Planet Facebook or Twitter. 

Be sure to also subscribe to my Youtube Channel, where I post video features - discussing records from my playlist, new vinyl finds, Friday On The Turntable & Saturday Night Music Club episodes and a whole lot more. I hope you enjoy. - Bret

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Bret's 5

Tubeway Army (Gary Numan) - Replicas
New Model Army - Thunder and Consolation
AFI - Crash Love
The Mission - Carved in Sand
Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the Night

Sarah's 5


Operators - Blue Wave


Preoccupations - Viet Cong

Eliot Sumner - Information

Wolf Parade - EP 4

Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary

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Saturday Night Music Club #35: Extended Members Edition Best Albums of 2016 so far

We're back with the 35th installment of Saturday Night Music Club. This one is extra special because not only do we feature a record from our Best of 2016 so far list, but each of our wives / fiancees / girlfriends bring one too! This was such a great night - and many more to come as the ladies will be regulars from now on. :)


As always, the episode begins with the trivia contest - this time it's Team Trivia! If you'd like to check out any of the albums we featured, I've provided clickable album covers below the video. If you missed our giant Best Albums of 2016...so far feature, then click here. Enjoy!


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Featured Albums


Eagulls - Ullages

Minor Victories

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - 55
Kiiara - Low Key Savage

Eliot Sumner - Information

Fear of Men - Fall Forever
Anderson Paak - Malibu

Miles Davis & Robert Glasper - Everything's Beautiful

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