Thursday, September 27, 2012

Curating a party playlist

For the last ... three hours? I've lost track of time. This is a blast. I get so jazzed from:
1. listening to music in general
2. reminiscing about whatever memories come up when I listen to music
3. selecting a bunch of tracks that will completely impress and delight my friends
I ought to get into DJing. Then I could learn how to make a list of songs that actually sound good together.

Of course you're interested, so the list is below. Comments welcome, especially "I am impressed and delighted!"

(I should also mention that if you're looking for more ways to admire my vast decade of musical knowledge you can also find me on This Is My Jam or my music lists blog.)

Artist, Name, Album
The Books, IDKT, The Way Out
The Books, I Didn't Know That, The Way Out
The Books, Free Translator, The Way Out
Beirut, Brandenburg, Gulag Orkestar
Beirut, Postcards From Italy, Gulag Orkestar
Beirut, Mount Wroclai (Idle Days), Gulag Orkestar
Alexis Gideon, Liophant, Flight of the Liophant
Shugo Tokumaru, Parachute, Exit
Röyksopp, Happy Up Here, Junior
Orbital, Otono, The Middle Of Nowhere
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Master's Hands, IRM
Maritime, Adios, Glass Floor
Bobby Birdman, Victory At Sea, New Moods
David Byrne and Brian Eno, Strange Overtones, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Jens Lekman, A Sweet Summer's Night on Hammer Hill, Oh You're So Silent Jens
Stars, This Charming Man, Nightsongs
Architecture In Helsinki, Maybe You Can Owe Me, In Case We Die
Architecture In Helsinki, Do The Whirlwind, In Case We Die
William Shatner, Common People, Has Been
The Rapture, Get Myself Into It, Pieces Of The People We Love
The Rapture, I Need Your Love, DJ Kicks: Erlend Øye
Uusi Fantasia, Lattialla Taas / Venus [Acapella], DJ Kicks: Erlend Øye
Justus Kohncke, 2 After 909 / Intergalactic Autobahn [Acapella], DJ Kicks: Erlend Øye
Erlend Øye, The Black Keys Work [Phonique Rmx], DJ Kicks: Erlend Øye
Holy Fuck, Red Lights, Latin
The Human League, Do Or Die, Dare
Jupiter, Saké, Juicy Lucy
Jupiter, Avalon, Juicy Lucy
Calvin Harris, Stars Come Out, Ready For The Weekend
Justice, Canon (Primo), "Audio, Video, Disco"
Justice, Canon, "Audio, Video, Disco"
Gui Boratto, Colors, Take My Breath Away
Air, Cherry Blossom Girl, Talkie Walkie
Junior Boys, In the Morning, So This Is Goodbye
Hot Chip, One Pure Thought, Made In The Dark
Talking Heads, Genius Of Love (Tom Tom Club), Stop Making Sense (Special New Edition)
Talking Heads, Girlfriend Is Better, Stop Making Sense (Special New Edition)
The Go! Team, Panther Dash, "Thunder, Lightning, Strike"
The Go! Team, Ladyflash, "Thunder, Lightning, Strike"
U.S.E, Look At The City, Loveworld
Junior Senior, Move Your Feet, D-D-Don't Don't Stop The Beat
TV On The Radio, Dancing Choose, Dear Science (Deluxe Edition)
Broken Social Scene, 7/4 (Shoreline), Broken Social Scene
Andrew Bird, Fake Palindromes, Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs
YACHT, Summer Song, See Mystery Lights
Cansei De Ser Sexy, Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above, Cansei De Ser Sexy
Grand Buffet, Things That Go Hump in the Night (Ultimate Remix), Five Years of Fireworks
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Bright Lit Blue Skies, Before Today
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Round and Round, Before Today
Air France, No Excuses, No Way Down
Metronomy, Everything Goes My Way, The English Riviera
Stars, Elevator Love Letter, Heart
Metric, Sick Muse, Fantasies
Metric, Satellite Mind, Fantasies
Hercules and Love Affair, Blind, Hercules and Love Affair
Mylo, Drop The Pressure, Destroy Rock & Roll
Mylo, In My Arms, Destroy Rock & Roll
Midnight Juggernauts, Road to Recovery, Dystopia
Blondie, Heart of Glass, Parallel Lines
Madness, Our House, Madness
Robyn, Dancing On My Own, Body Talk
Metronomy, Corinne, The English Riviera
Tarkan, Dilli Düdük, Turkish Hits Vol. 1
Blockhead, Grape Nuts and Chalk Sauce, Uncle Tony's Coloring Book
Janelle Monáe, Dance Or Die (Feat. Saul Williams), The ArchAndroid
Janelle Monáe, Faster, The ArchAndroid
Janelle Monáe, Locked Inside, The ArchAndroid
Yeasayer, ONE, Odd Blood
Balkan Beat Box, Sunday Arak (Featuring Dana Leong), Balkan Beat Box
Spoon, Don't You Evah, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Foster the People, Call It What You Want, Torches
My Dear Disco, Amsterdam, Dancethink LP
Dismemberment Plan, The Other Side, Change
Bat for Lashes, Pearl's Dream, Two Suns
Massive Attack, Man Next Door, Mezzanine
The Earlies, Burn The Liars, The Enemy Chorus
The Flaming Lips, The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat), At War With the Mystics
DJ Shadow, The Number Song, Endtroducing.....
Republica, Ready To Go (Album Mix), Ready To Go (Single)
Gnarls Barkley, Run (I'm a Natural Disaster), The Odd Couple
Gary Numan, Cars, The Pleasure Principle
Crystal Castles, Courtship Dating, Crystal Castles
The Prodigy, Girls, Their Law: The Singles 1990/2005
Friendly Fires, Skeleton Boy, Friendly Fires
Crystal Castles, Not In Love, Crystal Castles ( II )
Grand Buffet, Born In The USA, King Vision
The Police, Can't Stand Losing You, Outlandos d'Amour
Scissor Sisters, Comfortably Numb, Scissor Sisters
Ratatat, Falcon Jab, LP3
Barbara Morgenstern, Der Augenblick, Fjorden
Banco De Gaia, Farewell Ferengistan, Songs From The Silk Road
Beach House, Master Of None, Beach House
DJ Shadow, Changeling / Transmission 1, Endtroducing.....


Todd said...

I am delighted! But not impressed. Impressed would require me to not already have such high regard for your musical taste, good sir.

I am especially bemused by:
*Kicking it off with 3 songs by The Books. At that point, I go into trance and want to listen to only The Books for forever.
*Only one Spoon song, and it's from Ga(5).
*Only one FLips song, and it's from At War with the Mystics.
*A playlist that includes both the soothing sounds of The Books and Stars alongside the hyperactivity of The Go! Team.

But bravo!

Dan Tasse said...

Good answer! :D

Oh, the Books is just for me. Nobody shows up within 10(or 20 or 30) minutes of when the party "starts" anyway, so that's a chance to decompress. (Free Translator? That may be the #1 least partyingest song ever.)

Well, Spoon, whatever, they're fine. Flaming Lips are tricky because their best stuff is largely too spacey or soothing for a party.

And, uh, I just really like Stars and the Go! Team. I never claimed that I was very good at DJing.