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 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.
Been revisiting this album since I got the new M83 record last week.
Key Tracks: Kim & Jessie, Skin Of The Night, We Own The Sky
Really, really digging this one.
Key Tracks: Midnight City, Wait, Reunion
They've yet to release a new LP since this one back in 1998.
Key Tracks: Ghost, Holland 1945, Two Headed Boy
Just came out this week. Be sure to check out all of the editions at the Amazon link below.
Key Tracks: Chicago, Talking At The Same Time, Pay Me, Back In The Crowd
The brand new album from Iceland's Bjork.
Key Tracks: Cosmogony, Virus
One of my favorite records of 2009. Looking forward to the release of their second album.
Key Tracks: Velvet, Dominos, Love In Vain, At War With The Sun
The seventh Social D LP - released in 2011. The vinyl version not only comes with a CD copy, but also contains 2 bonus tracks.
Key Tracks: Still Alive, I Won't Run No More, Gimme The Sweet And Lowdown
Iron And Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
Released in 2011. The fourth studio album.
Key Tracks: Tree By The River, Walking Far From Home
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The third full-length album. Catchy melodies and cool instrumentation.
Key Tracks: Deep Sea Diving Suit, Desert Island, Swinging London
The expanded edition of their 1992 breakthrough record.
Key Tracks: It's A Shame About Ray, My Drug Buddy, Rudderless, Mrs. Robinson
A great collection of GNR's biggest hits.
Key Tracks: Sweet Child O' Mine, November Rain, Patience
The brand new Jane's album.
Key Tracks: Underground, Irresistible Force, Twisted Tales
I borrowed this one from my brother. 1967 debut album - insane blues chops.
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Audra - Everything Changes
The third Audra LP.
Key Tracks: What's Meant To Be, 100 Years Old, Life On This Planet, Syd Barrett