Updated September 3

The following is a listing and summary of one of my Music Library entries recorded since 1982. They are picked totally at random. Track number in blue highlight indicates that the track appears on one of my "special" series ("Best Of".."Decade".."Year End" and/or "500")...If a track appears on my "500"..its ranking is shown on the far right column.

 
#582
created October 7, 2009

Format: Digital

Track

Artist

Title

Album

'500'
1

David Sylvian

The Greatest Living Englishman

Manafon

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2

Black Tape For A Blue Girl

The Perfect Pervert

10 Neurotics

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3

Porcupine Tree

Black Dahlia

The Incident

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4

Andreas Gross

Agnus Dei (Haunted Place Mix)

We Like Ghost Girls

-
5

Sleepthief

Reason Why

Labyrinthe Heart

-
6

Blue Stone

The Silence

Messages

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7

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

Blue Bird

Through The Devil Softly

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8

Morrissey

My Life As A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye

Swords

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9

Zero 7

Sleeper

Yeah, Ghost

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10

Marconi Union

Lost In Neon

Tokyo

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11

Andreas Gross

Entangled

We Like Ghost Girls

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12

Sleepthief

Rainy World

Labyrinthe Heart

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13

Owl City

The Tip Of The Iceberg

Ocean Eyes

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14

William Orbit

Optical Illusions (video)

My Oracle Lives Uptown

10
15

Air

Love

Love 2

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16

Monsters Of Folk

Sandman, The Brakeman And Me

Monsters Of Folk

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17

Robin Guthrie

Delight

Carousel

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18

Mike Danis

Third World (Original Mix)

CD single

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#582
highlights

  

Track 3
"Black Dahlia" - Porcupine Tree

Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music. By late 1993, however, he wanted to work in a band environment, bringing on frequent collaborators Richard Barbieri as keyboardist, Colin Edwin as bassist, and Chris Maitland as drummer to form the first permanent lineup. "Black Dahlia" was taken from The Incident, the tenth and final studio album by the British progressive rock band. It was released on September 14, 2009 by Roadrunner Records. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album and reached the Top 25 on both the US and UK album charts. The 55-minute work is described as a slightly surreal song cycle about beginnings and endings and the sense that 'after this, things will never be the same again'. The concept of The Incident emerged as Wilson was caught in a motorway traffic jam whilst driving past a road accident. Classic Rock magazine critics voted Porcupine Tree #1 "Best Band", The Incident as #1 "Album of the Year" (a reader's poll took the album to #2); The Incident tour was voted #4 and Gavin Harrison gained the #2 place for "Best Drummer"; Steven Wilson achieved #4 as "Best Guitarist" and was chosen #1 "Prog Icon of 2009". The first disc of the album was intended to be a single 55-minute song, but it is segmented into 14 sequential tracks. All of Porcupine Tree's output on my Music Library were four tracks from The Incident.

 

"The Incident"

Track 8
"My Life As A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye" - Morrissey

Swords is a compilation album by Morrissey, released on October 26, 2009. The album features 18 single B-sides collected from the preceding three Morrissey albums, You Are the Quarry (2004), Ringleader of the Tormentors (2006), and Years of Refusal (2009). Morrissey issued a total of 24 studio B-sides during 2004-2009, as well as numerous live B-side tracks, making Swords an incomplete collection of his non-album work of the era. However, in his review of the album, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of allmusic.com notes that "Not all the flipsides are here, but all the noteworthy ones are." Initial copies of the CD include a bonus disc of eight songs recorded live in Warsaw during Morrissey's 2009 tour. The compilation was supported by the Swords Tour, featuring dates in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Ireland, and the United States. In a statement, Morrissey revealed that he had intended Swords to be a budget album, and was disappointed to see it be retailed for such a high price. "My Life As A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye," is a bonus track included with the single "First of the Gang to Die" (ML #396) is a song written by Morrissey from his 2004 album You Are the Quarry. Only five tracks from Swords have appeared on my Music Library.

 

"Swords"

Track 16
"Sandman, The Brakeman And Me" - Monsters Of Folk

Monsters of Folk is an American supergroup, consisting of Jim James from My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis from Bright Eyes, Will Johnson from Centro-matic and M. Ward, solo artist and half of She & Him. The band was formed in 2004 when the members were on tour with their respective bands and solo projects. After playing together both on-stage and backstage, they started working together on various material. Due to the members' main projects, Monsters of Folk did not wrap up their first album until 2009, and it was released on September 22 on Rough Trade. It debuted at 143 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at 15. It also reached No. 3 on Top Independent Albums, No. 8 on Top Rock Albums, No. 7 on Top Digital Albums, and No. 6 on Top Alternative Albums. Monsters of Folk was well received by critics. Music magazines Q, Mojo, and Rolling Stone each awarded the record four out of five stars. Lucas Schott of "The Tide" ranked "Monsters of Folk" the number 1 album of 2009. British newspapers The Guardian and The Times also gave the record a four out of five rating, the latter stating "this supergroup really is super." USA Today called the album a "harmonious and occasionally electrified blend of folk-rock, country and white soul." Even with the good reviews, Monsters Of Folk only placed four tracks on my Music Library.

 

"Monsters of Folk"

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