New Directions in Music maintains a series of Spotify playlists. Some of them were created to accompany specific articles on the site while others are just there for your enjoyment. We encourage you to listen to and like these Spotify playlists.
ECM: The First Decade 21 tracks from the first ten years of ECM Records.
Red Rose Speedway Reconstructed The original 2LP version of RRS according to master lists and the 2018 reissue
In Love With Dub A sampling of Dub tracks.
‘Lost’ Beatles Album My attempt at a ‘what if the Beatles didn’t break up’ utilizing discovered tracks and Beatles solo projects through 1973.
Christine McVie: Songs written for Fleetwood Mac 1971-1975 All the songs McVie wrote or co-wrote for various incarnations of Fleetwood Mac before the arrival of Buckingham/Nicks.
Beth Orton and the Beat All of the tracks that Beth Orton recorded as a guest for electronic artist plus the cream of her solo collaborations with electronic producers.
More Songs About Buildings and Trains 25 songs about America’s love affair with the train, from Johnny Cash to Los Lobos.
2 Sides of 1534 Lexington Avenue Carlton Jumal Smith’s album and instrumental versions of each track by backing band Cold Diamond & Mink.
Malcolm McClaren 18 tracks from McLaren’s provocative recording career.
Dinah Jams & After Hours With Miss D Two of Dinah Washington’s jazziest records with an amazing backing band that includes Clifford Brown.
The BIg Ball Reconstruction of Warner Brother’s Loss Leaders compilation from 1970.
Frank Zappa: 1970 Releases Complete versions of “Burnt Weenie Sandwhich,” “Weasels Ripped My Flesh,” and “Chunga’s Revenge.”
Do It Now Reconstruction of early 1970s compilation record Do It Now.
McCoy Tyner 30 track tribute to the career of one of jazz music’s most distinctive and influential pianists.
Acid/Jazz/Bringing the Soul A collection of 28 tracks of soulful grooving for your enjoyment.
Upchurch 14 tracks featuring the guitar stylings of Phil Upchurch.
Tubular Bells and Influences 1973 Mike Oldfield’s groundbreaking pieces and other music of the time that influenced them.
Cassandra Wilson & Neo-Soul Highlights from Wilson’s career as well as other influential neo-soul including Eryka Badu, Jill Scott, Nikka Costa, and more.
Eddie Van Halen on Keyboards The tracks on which Van Halen’s guitarist stepped out on keyboards.
Troublemakers Warner Loss Leader release from 1980 features new wave and postpunk acts including Gang of Four, Robin Lane, Wire, Public Image Ltd., and more.
Billy Preston with the Stones Collection of Billy Preston’s work with The Rolling Stones, 1971-76.