In a moment of boredom, I decided to compile a Spotify playlist of songs that I loved that I hadn’t heard in a long time. I am still in the process of compiling that list, seeing as I am one of those people who is always adding songs, removing others and generally shuffles it around about 50 times before they are satisfied with it.
Before I do unleash it on the world, I should point out that some of the songs that I have rediscovered might well be undiscovered by some people. Indeed there are one or two by artists that aren’t that well known, but you might like them. Anyway, it will be up soon. Just thought I would warn you.
EDIT : My Spotify playlist is now ready for your enjoyment and possible amusement. I might add more songs to it over time, but for now here it is as of today.
I’ve been listening to a fair bit of music from the 90s over the last few days. I suppose it was inspired by my last blog entry. As a result, I compiled this little playlist on Spotify. You are more than welcome to have a listen – see how many of these you can remember (and yes, I have included another Geneva track in there). And if you don’t have spotify, I’m sure a few of them are on youtube.
Anyway, here’s what’s on it:
Longpigs – She Said
Echobelly – King Of The Kerb
Kula Shaker – Tattva
Sleeper – Inbetweener
Menswear – Sleeping In
The Bluetones – Cut Some Rug
Embrace – All You Good Good People
Dodgy – In A Room
Shed Seven – Going For Gold
Space – Female of The Species
Catatonia – Mulder And Scully
Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught The Train
Geneva – Best Regrets
Suede – The Drowners
Lightning Seeds – Change
The Boo Radleys – What’s In The Box? (See Watcha Got)
This will probably be the first part of a much longer playlist. Still you can follow this link to listen to it:
My 90s indie playlist
EDIT: I have added a few more songs to the playlist:
Gene – Olympian
Kenickie – In Your Car
Marion – Sleep
Mansun – Wide Open Space
The Supernaturals – Prepare To Land
One of my favourite comedians Mark Watson recently wrote on his Twitter page how he thought Kings Of Leon’s Sex On Fire sounded like the Stereophonics’ hit Dakota. It sort of got me thinking about which songs I thought were similar to others.
And so, after much searching and listening through the wonder that is Spotify, I noted the following:
Lily Allen’s Not Fair sounds a fair bit like Doves’ Kingdom Of Rust.
Take That’s Greatest Day could easily be mistaken for a Snow Patrol song. Chasing Cars springs to mind.
Green Day’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams is the musical twin of Travis’ Writing To Reach You.
Keane’s Better Than This has echoes of David Bowie’s Ashes To Ashes.
The Hoosiers’ Cops And Robbers reminds me of The Cure’s Love Cats.
And Scouting For Girls’ She’s So Lovely sounds like, er, every other Scouting For Girls song.
I am fully aware that at least one other person has made the same observations of one or two of the pairs of songs I’ve mentioned here. However, listening to them one after the other has made me even more convinced of the similarities between them. And in no way am I saying that the fact that these songs are identical to others constitutes a bad thing. In fact, I happen to like most of the songs I’ve mentioned here.
EDIT : If you can think of any other songs that sound identical to other songs, then please feel free to leave a comment. Or tell me how much you agree with me on the ones I’ve mentioned. Or how much you disagree with me and think that I should have my ears syringed. I can take it.