Playlist – Mid-summer Tastes

This is a playlist covering my current tastes in music and features 20 tracks with a little bit about the tracks or why I like them,.

Let's get into this.

1. When the god of love returns there'll be hell to pay – Father John Misty

Father John Misty is a personal favourite of mine and if I had made playlists like this one before, he would have almost certainly made it. This song is a deeper cut off the Pure Comedy album, but still one of the best, sounding like Elton John with the idealism of Imagine era John Lennon.

2. Tunnel Vision – Kate Tempest

This is my second favourite track off the Let Them Eat Chaos album, and more obscure than my favourite, Europe is Lost,which was the main single. It, like the rest of the tracks on Let them eat chaos, focuses on the human race being destined to die and how we assure our self destruction through greed of us as individuals. Happy stuff, eh?

3. Jesus Alone – Nick Cave and the bad seeds

In this album we see Nick Cave channel the darkness that was brought on by the death of his son into a 6 minute long song that reflects on darkness and religion. I know, my taste is so full of brightness and hope.

4. Blue in Green – Miles Davis

This track I only discovered a couple days ago, but I really like it. Not much else to say really.

5. Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin

I heard this track on a compilation of songs that inspired the Murder Ballads album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and I really, really like it. Even though it was released in 59' it sounds like 40's swing.

6. Ride on time – Black Box

It's just so energetic and such an AMAZING song to rave to. And of course, the song was popularised by the hacienda, the famous Manchester club that my dad went to when he was a young adult.

7. Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)

I know in my review of the Gorillaz album I said I didn't like this song, but you know, opinions change. I quite like the Vince Staples feature on it, and while it's not as good as some of the
8. The space program – A tribe called quest

I love this track in all of its eccentricity, in its Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sampling glory. It is the embodiment of my taste in hip-hop right now.

9. Blue Monday – New Order

The best selling 12" inch in the world, by the band who run the hacienda. How could I not include Blue Monday?

10. Equinox (Heavenly club mix) – Code 718

This and the next track are both songs that I discovered while I was in Wales, and this one is a favourite of mine, being off the famous dance label Sticky Rhythm.

11. Hideaway (Deep Dish Club 12" Remix)

Similar in style and length to Equinox, this track is off the easy street records anthology collection.

12. Samurai – Bonobo

this is one of Bonobo's more obscure songs, coming as a B-side off Bambro Koyo Ganda, a relatively obscure EP.

13. The one 2 – !!! (Chk chk chk)

This band is one my Dad introduced me to, and one I like a lot. The band mix punk and dance and this song is off their new album, Shake The Shudder.

14. Lazy – X-Press 2 (feat. David Byrne)

I discovered this yesterday, and well, it's the perfect description of summer. Lazy.

15. Hoe Cakes – MF Doom

My dad is a fan of this underground hip hop artist, but it was the YouTube music reviewer TheNeedleDrop who convinced me to have a listen to some of his stuff. I haven't heard all of his stuff, but I'm sifting through it slowly, starting with Operation: Doomsday and MM…FOOD.

16. Lousy Connection – Ezra Furman

I've known about this track for a couple months, but I've only properly got into it recently. Definitely worth a listen.

17. Who's been loving you- Watsky

Ah, Watsky. Such a great song, and one of the best off his self titled.

18. Not Today – Twenty One Pilots

This is in my opinion one of the best songs of the amazing blurryface album by Twenty One Pilots.

19. Welcome to YouTube – Bo Burnham

After hearing a lot of you rave about Bo Burnham, I decided to give him a go. And I love it.

20. 4:44 – Jay-Z

Can't review the album because I don't actually have access to the rest of the album but this music video and song are beautiful.


Anyway, hoped you liked that. Give it a like if you would to see more because these take a while to make.


9 thoughts on “Playlist – Mid-summer Tastes

  1. Whoa, great list. I love Ascension. It’s been working it’s way into my workout playlist. And Jesus Alone is one of my favs of the new Bad Seeds album. And New Order is an INCREDIBLE band!
    Also, I see you mentioned TheNeedleDrop. I love me some Antwon Fantwon. I just bought a Namethony Shirtano shirt and can’t wait to start wearing it around.

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