Friday, February 3, 2017

Planet Rotations #222

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. We are huge fans 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 all music lovers, we love to share what we're listening to and discover some new things from friends.

This week Sarah and I both chose to highlight 9 albums each that we played in full - the first 9 are mine, the second 9 are hers. You'll also notice a Spotify player at the bottom, which features a song from each album. This is 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 9
The Waterboys - s/t
The Bangles - Everything
Placebo - Black Market Music
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II
Brett Anderson - Black Rainbows
Future Islands - In Evening Air
The La's - s/t
Pixies - Doolittle
Sun Kil Moon - Among the Leaves

Sarah's 9
Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
ABBA - The Visitors
The Mary Onettes - s/t
Moving Units - Hexes for Exes
Strand of Oaks - Heal
Mansun - Attack of the Grey Lantern
Sleeper - The It Girl
Mark Eitzel - Hey Mr. Ferryman

Listen to our ongoing Spotify Planet Rotations Playlist!

If you're a vinyl enthusiast, check out our feature on the Spin Clean Vinyl Record Cleaning Machine (click image below)

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