Sunday 31 December 2006

52 Weeks of Music

There's never any record of all the music I listen to in the car. So here goes, I'm burning my music and listening to it all this year. I have a six cd changer, so I'm hoping to listen to at least 6 cds a week.

Week 1
Synth Pop Week
Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
Depeche Mode - 101
Waterboys - The Essential
Talk Talk - The Essential
A-Ha - Hunting High and Low

Weeks 2, 3 & 4
Indie Rock week
Mogwai - Rock Action
The Strokes - Is This It
The Vines - Highly Evolved
Blonde Redhead - Fake Can Be Just As Good
Blonde Redhead - Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons
Interpol - Antics
Ladytron - Witching Hour
The music was so phenomenal this week, I stretched it out to just under three weeks, while I listened to these albums over and over.

Week 5
Sixties & Seventies week
Various Artists - The Best of British Rock
The Yardbirds - Greatest Hits
Cream - The Very Best Of
Once again, the music here was so phenomenal, I chose rather to listen to 4 cds over and again (one was a double) than listen to six different ones. I am astounded at the talent of Eric Clapton, and I know that The Yardbirds and Cream were way ahead of their time.

Week 6
Psytrance week
Shpongle - Are You Shpongled
Banco de Gaia - Maya
Return to the Source - Shamanic Trance vol 1 - Tsuyoshi Suzuki

Week 7
Pixies Week
Pixies - Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim
Pixies - Doolittle
Pixies - Bossanova
Pixies - Trompe Le Monde
Pixies - The Complete B-Sides

Weeks 8 & 9
Placebo Week
Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
Placebo - Placebo
Placebo - Black Market Music
Placebo - Sleeping With Ghosts (two disc edition)

Weeks 10 & 11
PJ Harvey Tribute
PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (two disc edition)
PJ Harvey - Is This Desire
PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her
While I was reading Polly's biography, I needed to remind myself of the master she is, because the biography sure didn't help in that respect.

Weeks 12, 13 & 14
Fatboy Slim Festival
Fatboy Slim - Better Living Through Chemistry
Fatboy Slim - You've Come A Long Way Baby
Fatboy Slim - Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars
Fatboy Slim - Live on Brighton Beach
After the Coca Cola Colab, things were pretty hectic, so for three rushed and hectic weeks, all I wanted to listen to was Fatboy Slim. Who rocks my socks off.

Weeks 15
Holiday to Durban - mixed mp3 CD week.
Melanie C - Beautiful Intentions
Rob Dougan - Furious Angels
Robbie Williams - Intensive Care
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
Curve - Pubic Fruit
Pixies - Bossanova
Basement Jaxx - Kish Kash

Weeks 16, 17 & 18
Twenty-one days after Brett's death
Original Soundtrack - Shall We Dance?
Snow Patrol - Final Straw
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Ladytron - The Witching Hour
This Mortal Coil - Filigree and Shadow
Most over-played song: Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre) - Gotan Project
Most over-played album: Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
I floated through 21 days and completely lost myself in music. I'm looking at this and I know it's true. I did play those same albums over and over again, both at work and in the car.

Week 19
Emergence: and the week I drove Ste's car.
Melanie C - Beautiful Intentions
Rob Dougan - Furious Angels
Robbie Williams - Intensive Care
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
Curve - Pubic Fruit
Pixies - Bossanova
Basement Jaxx - Kish Kash
The Cure - Standing on a Beach

Weeks 20 & 21
Soundtrack weeks
The Craft - OST
Daredevil - OST
Strange Days - OST
Coyote Ugly - OST
Flashdance - OST
The Usual Suspects - OST

Week 22
South African music week
The Parlotones - Episoda
The Parlotones - Radio Controlled Robot
Prime Circle - Hello Crazy World (2 cd set)

Weeks 23 & 24
My Rob Dougan CD Arrived!!!
Rob Dougan - Furious Angels (2 cd set)

Week 25
Chris's Music Collection Week
Mbuso - Urban House Mix: Second Session
DJ Scotty - Bump Presents House Culture 2
Hed Kandi - Nu Cool, Vol. 4
Carl Cox - The Sound of Ultimate B.A.S.E.
Armand van Helden - Greatest Hits

Weeks 26 & 27
Gothic Rock Week
The Cure - Faith
The Cure - Japanese Whispers
The Cure - Disintegration
The Cure - Mixed Up
Faith No More - Who Cares A Lot
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Good Son

Week 28
1994 Week
Stone Temple Pilots - Core
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Beck - Mellow Gold
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We

Week 29
Collide week
Collide - Chasing the Ghost
Collide - Some Kind of Strange
Collide - Vortex
Collide - Xetrov

I simply cannot wait until this band brings out their next album.

Weeks 30 & 31
Emo / post-punk / indie mp3 weeks
The Faint - Danse Macabre
The Faint - Danse Macabre: Remixes
The Faint - Media
Panic! at the Disco - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Fallout Boy - From Under The Cork Tree
The Strokes - First Impression of Earth
The Strokes - Is This It?
The Rakes - Capture/Release
The Cribs - The New Fella
The Decemberists - Her Majesty
The Tears - Here Come The Tears
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat
Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
The Departure - Dirty Words

Weeks 32-33
Banging Dance Mix
Around the World in 3½ Hours - Godskitchen Worldwide
Divas on Decks - Various Triple Mix CD

Week 34
Gothic Rock Week
Gothic Rock (six cd set) - Various Artists

Week 35
No music week
I was sick in bed for a week with a sore back, so I watched the OC episodes instead of listening to music.

Week 36
Gothic Rock continued...

Weeks 37-38
Return To The Source Week
The Chakra Journey - Return to the Source
Deep Trance & Ritual Beats - Return to the Source
Sacred Sites - Return to the Source
Three masterful double albums from the wonderful Return to the Source.
Most overplayed song - Sky Spirit - Ceiba

Week 39
Holiday to Sondela week
Listened to an mp3 mix cd with my favourite songs on. Over 120 songs, so I'll just list my top 5:
Dr Pressure - Mylo vs Gloria Estefan
Go With The Flow - Queens of the Stone Age
Moonage Daydream - David Bowie
Nightmare (Synergetic Mix) - Brainbug
(most masterful extended mix I have ever heard)
Hazy Shade of Winter - Bangles
Classical Gas - Eric Clapton
Don't Bring Me Down - E.L.O.

Week 40
1996 and beyond week
Collective Soul - Collective Soul
Collective Soul - Disciplined Breakdown
Live - Throwing Copper
Live - Secret Samadhi
Screaming Trees - Dust
Offspring - Smash

Week 41
Trance week
Various Artists - Asian Travels 2
Various Artists - Cafe Arabesque
Banco de Gaia - Farewell Ferengistan
Banco de Gaia - Igizeh
Cypher 7 - Nothing Lasts
Red Buddha - Siddhartha in space
Paul Oakenfold - Voyage into Trance

Week 42
Decades week
Various Artists - The Sixties
Various Artists - The Seventies
Various Artists - The Eighties
Various Artists - The Nineties

Week 43
Faithless Week
Faithless - Reverance
Faithless - Sunday 8pm
Faithless - Outrospective

Week 44
Cranes week
Cranes - Inescapable EP
Cranes - Self-Non-Self
Cranes - Wings of Joy
Cranes - Forever
Cranes - Loved
Cranes - La Tragedie d'Oreste et Electre
Cranes - Population 4
Cranes - Future Songs
Cranes - Live in Italy
Cranes - Particles and Waves

Week 45
5fm week
Listened mostly to Gareth Cliff and DJ Fresh

Weeks 46 & 47
Woza Freedom

Weeks 48 - 52
More of Chris's music: Xmas break
Ministry of Sound - Clubbers Guide to Ibiza Ninety-Nine
Various Artists - The Best Dance Album in the World Ever
Various Artists - Absolute Club Classics
Various Artists - Raw
Various Artists - House Anthems 2
DJ's at Work - Summer Rawkus
Various Artists - Oskido's Church Grooves
Various Artists - Surge 2003
Nexus - Testament
Moby - Play

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