This is the inaugural post of More Songs About Buildings and __________, a playlist that will appear on every other Thursday (alternating with In Ten Tracks) based on a 20+ song playlist. The playlist will be annotated to provide additional information about the songs included.
This week’s topic is TRAINS.
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In Ten Tracks is a selection of tracks that have meaning to me and have stuck with me through the years, appearing frequently on mix tapes and playlists. Not necessarily stuff you’ll find on an artist’s Greatest Hits collection.
Continue reading In Ten Tracks: Jethro Tull
Beth Orton’s work with top electronic artists and producers wasn’t an add-on to her folkie songs. It was part and parcel of her artistic DNA, and her last album, Kidsticks, shows that maybe it still is. Here’s a playlist of Orton’s most electronically-influenced songs and remixes with commentary.
Continue reading Beth Orton and the Beat
by Marshall Bowden
The last Beatles album, Let It Be, was released 49 years ago, on May 8, 1970. As we approach a half-century without the Fab Four, I decided to take a shot at the Lost Beatles Album Game. This game is a favorite among Beatles fans the world over. The idea is to create one more Beatles studio album from their collective output in the period following the breakup of the group.
Continue reading Beatles ’73: The ‘Lost’ Beatles Album Game