In the age of digital music, we tend to skip through albums, or just listen 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 album 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. Here's my playlist for this week. Please put your lists in the comments below, or interact at the Life On This Planet Facebook Page. Cheers, Bret.
Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
The opening track, Freak Scene, has such nice dynamic interplay. Clean to distorted to acoustic.
Les Savy Fav - Root For Ruin
One of my favorites from 2010.
The Magnetic Fields - Realism
I picked this up on vinyl the other day. It was under $10 AND came with a CD copy of the album. Very cool.
Peter Murphy - Ninth
The brand new Peter Murphy album. Read my review here.
Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
A few of these songs used to be all over MTV in the early 90s.
T. Rex - Futuristic Dragon
Later era T. Rex.
Nirvana - Bleach
Nirvana's debut. I love this record.
The latest offering from Manchester's James. Double CD - read my review here.
Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
Wilco have a brand new one coming out in a couple of weeks. Pre-order here.
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Of Montreal - Satanic Panic In The Attic
Such an eclectic band. Cool record.
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Bowie's second full-length.
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
You're face to face with the man who sold the world.
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Life On Mars, Quicksand, Changes, Bewlay Brothers, etc. Gold.
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Ziggy played guitar.
Glen Campbell - Ghost On The Canvas
Brilliant. Read my review here.
Pearl Jam - Backspacer
Their most recent album has some really good cuts on it: Just Breathe, The Fixer. A book comes out tomorrow, highlighting the band's 20 year career - order here.