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.
One of my favorite albums of 2010.
Key Tracks: Dancing On My Own, Call Your Girlfriend, Fembot
Been really digging this new one from Zola Jesus.
Key Tracks: Avalanche, In Your Nature, Vessel
The other half of the Oasis' Gallaghers brothers puts out his first one.
Released 25 years after the final Bauhaus run ended, upon the release of 'Go Away White,' the band was over - again.
Key Tracks: Adrenalin, Undone, Too Much 21st Century
Experimental, dark and light.
Key Tracks: Silent Hedges, Spirit, The Three Shadows II, All We Ever Wanted
Probably my favorite record from Peter Murphy's solo career.
Key Tracks: Mirror To My Woman's Mind, I'll Fall With Your Knife, The Scarlet Thing In You
PM's second solo album. 1988.
Key Tracks: Socrates The Python, Dragnet Drag, My Last Two Weeks, Indigo Eyes
Key Tracks: Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem, Cuts You Up, Crystal Wrists
The second release from Nick Cave's side project.
Key Tracks: Palaces Of Montezuma, Heathen Child
The 20th Anniversary double-disc edition. The original album is one of the best albums of the last 20 years.
Key Tracks: (besides the original LP) - Lady With The Spinning Head, Blow Your House Down, Salome
U2's twelfth studio album.
Key Tracks: Unknown Caller, Breathe, Moment Of Surrender
Don't be a hater. Hehe
Key Tracks: Last Friday Night, Firework, California Gurls,
The amazing debut.
Key Tracks: Thirteen, The Ballad Of El Goodo, In The Street, Feel
The most famous 'lost' album of all-time finally gets released. Still making my way through it all!