Panic on the streets of Ottawa.
I was craving a listen to “Don’t Panic” by Coldplay, so I typed the word “panic” into iTunes for the search. The results popped up and formed an accidental, neat little EP.
- Coldplay - Don’t Panic
- Duran Duran - Girl Panic!
- Muse - Panic Station
- Oasis - Gas Panic!
- Silversun Pickups - Panic Switch
- The Smiths - Panic
- The Stills - Panic
- The Sunshine Underground - Panic Attack
I’ve always wanted to build a proper playlist list this way. I had the idea once to do one with songs starting with the word “she” because I appeared to have a good mix to choose from.
Ever tried this playlist word game yourself?
I made a Halloween playlist this week that is something of an abridged version of that other one. Only this one is up to date, and has more britpop and electronic influence. Got some obvious stuff, got some new surprises. Basically, my current favourite stuff to listen to on the overcast days coming up to the 31st. And much like many of the Halloween playlists out there, these songs aren’t necessarily about scary stuff, but they can definitely set the mood. For lack of a better name…
Halloweendie [134.69 MB]
- Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong
- The Presets - Talk Like That
- Echo & the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
- The Coral - Shadows Fall
- Moving Units - Scars
- IAMX - My Secret Friend (Omega Man Remix)
- Late of the Pier - The Bears are Coming
- Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy
- Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
- Health - We are Water
- Ladytron - Cracked LCD
- Gotye - Smoke and Mirrors
- Midnight Juggernauts - Raised by Wolves
- The Raveonettes - Twilight
- The Horrors - Mirror’s Image
- Kula Shaker - Shadowlands
- Klaxons - Magick
- White Lies - E.S.T.
- Lodger - Cold Breeze
- Kasabian - Vlad the Impaler
- Caribou - Odessa
- Franz Ferdinand - Evil and a Heathen
- Cut Copy - Corner of the Sky
- Nick Cave - Red Right Hand
Entry from a diary, June 10, 2010:
I’m going through another impassioned Sloan phase. Ever since I got their latest EP, it made me realise that some of the best music they’ve ever made has been in the last 5 years. They absolutely redeemed themselves after Pretty Together and Action Pact, tenfold. They’re getting old, but not haggard, they’re not giving into their age and longevity and making crappy music anymore. Young people can still identify with their work.
So anyway, there are a certain lump of songs I’ve been listening to frequently. The best of what’s new, and the golden oldies that compliment their mood. A lot of their best work is well hidden in their albums, and this playlist is a tribute to the songs I had overlooked. There are a couple of hits thrown in there too for extra bursts of energy, but it was not intentional. They’re great spring/summer songs jam packed with superlative harmonies and juicy instrumentation. By some small coincidence, you’ll find that sections are completely dense with Jay sweetness. As a result, I was tempted to call the playlist “Sick of Patrick” but I’d hate to defame Patrick that way, publicly. Man, do we love being Canadian. To put it simply…
Sloan is SO good.
There is a Suede bside called “These Are The Sad Songs,” in which Brett Anderson gave away titles of songs he deemed to be “sad.” With equal ingenuity, I decided to compile those songs into a playlist. Featuring artists like The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, and even Prince, this compilation is not for the faint of heart, obviously.
These Are The Sad Songs.