Monday, September 19, 2016

Planet Rotations #211

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
Preoccupations - s/t
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree

Misfits - Walk Among Us

Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim - s/t

Lower Dens - Escape From Evil

Sarah's 5

Erasure - Wild!

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree

Preoccupations - s/t

U2 - Zooropa

Beverly - Careers

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Planet Rotations #209 & 210

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. Normally we post 5 records each, but since we're a few weeks behind, we're doubling down! 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
Johnette Napolitano - The Naked Album

Ministry - The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste

OMD - Architecture & Morality

The Sound - Heads and Hearts

New Model Army - Winter

Joy Division - Substance

Stranger Things, Vol. 1

Depeche Mode - Violator

Moby - Wait for Me

Peter Murphy - Love Hysteria

Sarah's 5

Lucius - Good Grief

The Veils - Total Depravity

Angel Olsen - My Woman

IAMX - Everything is Burning

The Blue Nile - A Walk Across the Rooftops

The House of Love - Best of

Bryan Ferry - More Than This: Best of

Deerhunter - Fading Frontier

Kevin Morby - Singing Saw

Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come to Expect

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