Updated December 4

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.

 
#730
created April 14, 2013

Format: Digital

Track

Artist

Title

Album

'500'
1

The House Of Love

Money Man

She Paints Words In Red

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2

The Flaming Lips

Always There...In Our Hearts

The Terror

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3

Depeche Mode

Welcome To My World

Delta Machine

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4

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Night Cafe

English Electric

205
5

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

The Great White Silence

CD single

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6

How To Destroy Angels

Recursive Self-Improvement

Welcome Oblivion

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7

Phoenix

Chloroform

Bankrupt!

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8

Bonobo

Towers (feat. Szjerdene)

The North Borders

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9

Harper Simon

Berkeley Girl (video)

Harper Simon

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10

Devendra Banhart

Your Fine Petting Duck

Mala

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11

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Kissing The Machine

English Electric

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12

Cloud Cult

1x1x1

Love

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13

The House Of Love

Low Black Clouds

She Paints Words In Red

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14

Depeche Mode

The Chill Inside

Delta Machine

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15

Darkstar

A Day's Pay For A Day's Work

News From Nowhere

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16

Bonobo

Know You

The North Borders

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17

The Strokes

Call It Fate, Call It Karma

Comedown Machine

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18

Harper Simon

Just Like St Teresa

Division Street

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19

Apparat

Blank Page

Krieg und Frieden (Music For Theatre)

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#730
highlights

 

Tracks 1, 13
"Money Man".. "Low Black Clouds" - The House Of Love

The House of Love are an English alternative rock band, formed in London in 1986 by singer-songwriter-guitarist Guy Chadwick and co-founder and lead-guitarist Terry Bickers. They rose to prominence in 1987 with their first single "Shine On" (ML #112) released on the independent label Creation. The following year, the band released their critically acclaimed eponymous debut album and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of English press. They have been cited as an influence by shoegazing bands Slowdive, and Ride. In 1993, Chadwick concentrated on promoting the new album, Audience with the Mind, by himself. The album scraped into the top 40 of the album chart, only remaining in the chart for one week. It showed no sign of reversing the band's commercial decline and no singles from the album were released. Without a drummer, with a group reduced to only two members and a vanishing commercial profile, Chadwick admitted defeat later in the year and disbanded The House of Love. In 2003, the reconciled Chadwick and Bickers reformed the House of Love at the urging of former agent Mick Griffiths. The duo also re-recruited Pete Evans as drummer. In 2005, the band went on to tour throughout the UK, Ireland and Sweden, and released a comeback album, Days Run Away. The above two tracks are taken from She Paints Words in Red, the sixth studio album by the band. It was released in April 2013, and as of this date their most recent release.

 

"She Paints Words in Red"

Tracks 8, 19
"Berkeley Girl" .. "Just Like St Teresa" - Harper Simon

Harper Simon's music has appeared on several albums and in film and television shows. He is the son of musician Paul Simon and his first wife, Peggy Harper. In 2010 he released his critically lauded self-titled solo album, which Rolling Stone called "a gorgeous collection of vintage-sounding country-folk tunes." In its review of the album, American Songwriter called Harper "a real star in the making." Simon has appeared on my Music Library five times, two songs from his 2010 first album, and three from his 2013 followup, Division Street. The video for Simon's song "Berkeley Girl" (directed by Benjamin Kutsko) features actress Jena Malone. Songs from Simon's first album were featured in the Golden Globe-winning HBO show Girls as well as ABC shows Private Practice and The Neighbors. Songs from the album were also featured in the film Peace, Love and Misunderstanding directed by Oscar-winner Bruce Beresford. Many of Paul Simon's lyrics include references to the younger Simon, most notably "St. Judy's Comet", "Slip Slidin' Away" and "Graceland." His mother Peggy is the "silver girl" referred to in the song "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The film One Trick Pony is loosely based on the relationships among Paul, Peggy and Harper. After high school, Simon moved to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music.

 

"Harper Simon"

Track 17
"Call It Fate, Call It Karma" - The Strokes

The Strokes are a rock band from New York City. Formed in 1998, the band is composed of vocalist Julian Casablancas, lead guitarist Nick Valensi, rhythm guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., bassist Nikolai Fraiture, and drummer Fabrizio Moretti. Met with widespread critical acclaim, the Strokes' 2001 debut, Is This It, helped usher in the garage rock revival movement of the early-21st century, and ranks number eight on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time, number two on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the '00s, 199 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and number four in the NME top 500 albums of all time. Despite their popularity, they have only showed up with two tracks, the one above and "80s Comedown Machine," both from Comedown Machine, their fifth studio album. It was released on March 26, 2013. Comedown Machine was the final release in fulfilling the band's contract agreement with longtime label RCA. The band decided to pull a media blackout with the album: no promotion in the form of TV appearances, interviews, photos, shows, or tours. The album artwork is designed to resemble an old RCA tape reel box. The cover lists the album length as 37:49; the actual length is 39:55. The vinyl LP edition of the album was pressed by United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN. Without much promotional effort, Comedown Machine entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 10 and became the band's first album not to debut within the top three. The album did, however, give the band their fifth consecutive appearance in the top ten. Likewise, it reached No. 10 in the US with an entry sales week of 41,000 units, the band's weakest performance since Is This It in 2001.

 

"Comedown Machine"

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