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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/9/17

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/9/17
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Today’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day’s music begins with Doves, a band I dove into yesterday after my fellow music obsessive boyfriend sent me one of their songs. Next up is Finley Quaye with William Orbit (and Beth Orton on backing vocals) which leads into another music introduction sent to me yesterday by said boyfriend, a bit psychedelic rock to swirl around to, with Max Pain and the Groovies. “Lost Weekend” comes next from one of lyriquediscorde’s frequently featured singer-songwriters, and then it all becomes five with some solo Graham Coxon.

You can click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify link to listen to the My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: Top Five playlist. I will add each five songs shared to the playlist each day. 

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/9/17

1. “Caught by the River” :: Doves

“Stay.
Stay here and lie on back.
Get down in the cornfields,
stay till we’re caught at last.”

I’d heard of the Doves before, and a song, or two, had come my way in playlists, or movie soundtracks, but I’d not ever really listened to them until yesterday afternoon. This was one that stood out immediately (along with a few others). This is definitely a band I will be exploring more.

2. “Dice” :: Finley Quaye and William Orbit

“Nothing can compare,
to when you roll the dice,
and swear that your love’s for me.”

How had I forgotten about this song? Its so beautiful, especially with Beth Orton’s vocals in the background. This one I will be continuing to obsess over through the rest of the week, if not longer.

3. He’s Come (The Stranger) :: Max Pain And The Groovies

“Try to look creative.”

Psychedelic rock sounds with fuzzy vocals that summon up images of smoky clubs, late night, just about nearing the dawn are what Salt Lake City’s Max Pain And The Groovies bring to the Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.

This one should be played loudly.

4. “Lost Weekend” :: Pete Yorn

“You can tell the truth,
you can tell a lie,
say anything you want to say –
are we all just lost in time?”

As the weather warms and the afternoon is in my sights this song seems to fit perfectly. Also, I’m longing for the weekend, so the sentiment of a lost weekend, and needing another vacation resonate.

5. “You & I” :: Graham Coxon

“‘Cos it’s gonna be a while ,
’til I get to see you smile ,
and you gotta let me know…
or maybe you won’t.”

It’s been awhile since I’ve listened to Graham Coxon’s solo work. After spotting him in a live Paul Weller BBC concert last night via YouTube I was reminded that I’ve enjoyed his solo sonic adventures, especially songs off of the album Love Travels at Illegal Speeds.

Here we go Thursday – let’s turn up My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.

What are you playing loudly today?

Burn this Year to the Ground :: My Best of 2016 :: A Playlist

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Keep Art Alive :: Art by Julian Callos

Burn this Year to the Ground :: My Best of 2016 :: A Playlist
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Lazarus :: David Bowie
Roses :: Pete Yorn
Landmine :: Augustines
I Wish I was Sober :: Frightened Rabbit
Picturing Love :: July Talk
Passenger Seat :: Arkells
Dusty Trails :: Lucius
Even Though Our Love is Doomed :: Garbage
You Want it Darker :: Leonard Cohen
Million Reasons :: Lady Gaga
Record Store :: Butch Walker
The One Who Stayed & the One Who Left :: Regina Spektor
Let Me Get There :: Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, featuring Kurt Vile
We Can Never Go Back (acoustic) :: Joy Williams
Never Forgive the Angels :: Bat For Lashes
Open All Night :: Brian Fallon
Smoke & Sparks :: Grant-Lee Phillips
333 :: Against Me!
Amerika :: Wintersleep
(Feeling Like a) Demon Again :: Primal Scream
Door :: Nice As Fuck
Victims of Life :: The Avett Brothers
The Very Last Day :: Parker Millsap
San Andreas Fault Line Blues :: Shovels & Rope
True Love Waits :: Radiohead
All the Pretty Girls :: Kaleo
Right to be Misbegotten :: Islands
Red Earth & Pouring Rain :: Bear’s Den
Gardenia :: Iggy Pop
Show Me :: Kristin Kontrol
Holy War :: Alicia Keys
When Sex was Dirty :: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
This is My Fix :: Band Of Skulls
Heart of a Dog :: The Kills
Shut Up Kiss Me :: Angel Olsen
Alone/With You :: Daughter
Let Me Go :: The Julie Ruin
A Love Song :: Ladyhawke
All the Girls in London :: The Dandy Warhols
Out of Mind :: DIIV
It Hurts Until It Doesn’t :: Mothers
Detox :: Kristin Hersh
The Wheel :: PJ Harvey
I Need You :: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Scratch & Hiss :: Lera Lynn
By Your Side :: Warpaint
Beijing to Berlin :: Tricky, featuring Ivy
Royal Jelly :: Deap Vally
No Tomorrow :: The London Suede
I Exhale :: Underworld

Etching out new endings: like singing/like screaming :: A Saturday Playlist

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Etching out new endings: like singing/like screaming :: A Saturday Playlist
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I’m on Fire :: Chromatics
When You Break :: Bear’s Den
Candy Walls :: Trust
Soft Shock (acoustic) :: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Billie Holiday :: Warpaint
Mad About You :: Hooverphonic
Fall into Your Arms :: Bastille vs. The Gemma Sharples Quartet
Blue Dress :: Depeche Mode
You Wish You Were Red :: Trailer Trash Tracys
Laura :: Bat For Lashes
No Problem :: Perfume Genius
Venus :: Air
Mysteries of Love :: Angelo Badalamenti & Kid Moxie
Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis) :: Cowboy Junkies
Trouble :: Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions
Know Who You are at Every Age :: Cocteau Twins
Black Planet :: Sisters Of Mercy
Feel it Now :: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Last Goodbye :: The Kills
Creep :: Macy Gray
No Surprises :: Radiohead
The Words You Said :: The Dove & The Wolf
Fade Into You :: Mazzy Star
Smother :: Daughter
Pale Shelter :: Tears For Fears
The Killing Jar :: Siouxsie & The Banshees
Lucky Ones :: Lana Del Rey
Golden Thread :: Passenger, featuring Matt Corby
Love, Love, Love :: Of Monsters & Men
La Vie En Rose :: Madeleine Peyroux

In the Malibu rear-view your eyes meet mine :: A Saturday Playlist

In the Malibu rear-view your eyes meet mine :: A Saturday Playlist
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Summer was a Day :: Pete Yorn
Paranoid Android :: Radiohead
Pacific Coast Highway :: Hole
Them Fireworks :: Todd Almond
Wild is the Wind :: Nina Simone
Exit Music (for a Film) :: The Cinematic Orchestra
To Wish Impossible Things :: The Cure
Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast :: Julie London
Malibu Gas Station :: Sonic Youth
Nice Dream :: Thom Yorke & Johnny Greenwood
O Mio Babbino Caro :: Maria Callas
Bette Davis Eyes :: Kim Carnes
Sunset Strip :: Courtney Love
No Cars Go :: Arcade Fire
Sweet Jane :: Cowboy Junkies
Graduation Day :: Chris Isaak
Frying Pan :: Evan Dando
American :: Lana Del Rey
New Star in the Sky :: Air
Love is Blindness :: U2
Out of Nowhere :: Django Reinhardt & Coleman Hawkins
Lucky Man :: The Verve
Wanna Feel It :: The Olms
Sometimes Always :: Jesus & Mary Chain & Hope Sandoval
The Next Storm :: Frank Turner
Walking After You :: Foo Fighters
Something in the Way :: Nirvana
Meet Me by the Water :: Rachel Yamagata
Medicine :: Daugther
Paranoid Android :: Sia

Revolve around star-crossed lovers and try not to fall :: A Saturday Playlist

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Keep Art Alive :: “Overgrowth” :: Art by Sarah Joncas

Revolve around star-crossed lovers and try not to fall :: A Saturday Playlist
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Remain :: Mutemath
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want :: Elefant
Simple Song :: The Shins
Harsh Realm :: Widowspeak
Siren Song :: Bat For Lashes
Look on Down from the Bridge :: Mazzy Star
Born to Die :: Lana Del Rey
County Line :: Cass McCombs
The Air That I Breathe :: The Hollies
Tonight You Belong to Me :: Eddie Vedder & Cat Power
Wonderwall :: Oasis
High & Dry :: Radiohead
Glory Box :: Portishead
Black (Brendan O’Brien Mix) :: Pearl Jam
Love Will Tear Us Apart :: Joy Division
Slow Show :: The National
Comfortably Numb :: Pink Floyd
The Kill (live) :: Thirty Seconds To Mars
Sometime Around Midnight :: The Airborne Toxic Event
The Blower’s Daughter :: Damien Rice
Under the Milky Way :: The Church
Medicine :: Daughter
America :: First Aid Kit
The Drugs Don’t Work :: The Verve
Choose Drugs :: Juliana Hatfield
Cupid’s Got a Brand New Gun :: Michael Penn
The Loneliness :: Frightened Rabbit
Just When I Needed You Most :: Randy VanWarmer
That’s How I Knew the Story Would Break my Heart :: Aimee Mann
Nothing Lasts Forever :: Echo & The Bunnyman

Burn the pages I’ve yet to write :: A Saturday Playlist

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Keep Art Alive :: Art by Ruth Shively

Burn the pages I’ve yet to write :: A Saturday Playlist
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These Days :: Nico
Third Day of a Seven Day Binge :: Marilyn Manson
Swamp Thing :: The Chameleons
Rhiannon :: Fleetwood Mac
Fade to Grey :: Visage
Never Land – a Frangment :: Sisters Of Mercy
Burn :: The Cure
Stumbleine :: The Smashing Pumpkins
7 Deadly Sins :: The Libertines
Amateur (live) :: Aimee Mann
Wind in the Wires :: Patrick Wolf
Queen :: Perfume Genius
The Flower Duet (from Lakme) :: Leo Delibes & Katherine Jenkins
I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In the Five & Ten Cent Store) :: Nat King Cole
Bonnie & Clyde :: Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg
Suzanne :: Francoise Hardy
All I Wanted was the Moon :: Josephine Foster
Lay Lady Lay :: Magnet
Lilac Wine :: Nina Simone
Spellbound :: Siouxsie & The Banshees
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright :: Bryan Ferry
Wicked Game (live) :: James Vincent McMorrow
Lover, You Should’ve Come Over :: Natalie Maines
For You :: Angus & Julia Stone
Siamese Twins :: The Cure
Heartbreak Hotel :: Heidi Feek
My Least Favorite Life :: Lera Lynn
Severed Crossed Fingers :: St. Vincent
Close to Nowhere :: Band Of Skulls
The Big Hush :: Shriekback

Turn to leave or ask me to stay :: A Saturday Playlist

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Turn to leave or ask me to stay :: A Saturday Playlist
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The Milkman’s Horse :: The Libertines
Change of Time :: Josh Ritter
New Slang :: The Shins
Season of the Witch :: Karen Elson
Need You Tonight :: Welshly Arms
Cleanse Song :: Bright Eyes
Sullivan Street :: Counting Crows
16 Days :: Whiskeytown
Redemption Song :: Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer
Waltz #2 (XO) :: Elliott Smith
All in a Daze Work :: Kurt Vile
Bigger Than Love :: Benjamin Gibbard & Aimee Mann
Kansas City :: The New Basement Tapes
To Build a Home :: The Cinematic Orchestra
Sedona :: Houndmouth
Harlequin Dream :: Boy & Bear
Scars :: James Bay
Without You :: Tobias Jesso, Jr.
California :: Rogue Wave
From Balham to Brooklyn :: Turin Brakes
Lovers in a Dangerous Time :: Barenaked Ladies
Hard Believer :: First Aid Kit
Starlite Diner :: Ryan Adams
Life Less Ordinary :: Carbon Leaf
Black Star :: Gillian Welch
Prosthetic Love :: Typhoon
GMF :: John Grant & Sinead O’Connor
Tell Her This :: Del Amitri
Terrible Love (alternate version) :: The National
Don’t Look Back in Anger :: Oasis

Let’s Make Out With Music :: Alphabet Playlists :: The Letter U

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Underneath all that’s up in the air :: The Letter U
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The Underdog :: Spoon
Under Pressure :: Queen & David Bowie
Up the Bracket :: The Libertines
U.R.A. Fever :: The Kills
Under My Thumb :: The Rolling Stones
Until the Next Time :: Dramarama
Until I Fall Away :: Gin Blossoms
Under the Boardwalk :: The Drifters
Up the Junction :: Squeeze
Use Somebody :: Kings Of Leon
Uhh :: The Lemonheads
Unconditional Love :: Against Me!
Uninvited :: July Talk
Universal Heart-Beat :: Juliana Hatfield
Underwear :: Pulp
Under Your Spell :: Desire
Under the Pressure :: The War On Drugs
Undertow :: Warpaint
Upside Down :: Tori Amos
Unforgettable :: Nat King Cole
Unconscious :: Stereo MC’s
Until the End of the World :: U2
Undermine :: Hayden Panettiere & Charles Esten
Under the Milky Way :: The Church
Under the Bridge :: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Up All Night :: Razorlight
Up the Wolves :: The Mountain Goats
Untitled :: The Cure
Until She Comes :: The Psychedelic Furs
The Universal :: Blur

We are all just trying to believe :: A Saturday Playlist

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We are all just trying to believe :: A Saturday Playlist
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You Got It :: Welshly Arms

The Milkman’s Horse :: The Libertines
Disco 2000 :: Pulp
You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me :: The Miracles
Forgive & Forget :: The Kooks
Pictures of You :: The Cure
Friday I’m in Love :: Yo La Tengo
Crimson & Clover :: Tommy James & The Shondells
Dakota (Decade in the Sun version) :: Stereophonics
The Air that I Breathe :: The Hollies
That’s How Strong My Love Is :: Otis Redding
Sea of Love :: Emily West
Never My Love :: The Association
Elastic Heart (Piano Version) :: Sia
Crazy :: The Kills
Delicate :: Damien Rice
Dancing in the Dark :: Lauren O’Connell
Shelter from the Storm :: Bob Dylan
Don’t Know How :: honeyhoney
Thirteen :: Big Star
Find Love :: Clem Snide
Wonderwall :: Ryan Adams
Wish You Were Here :: Shakespears Sister
Stay (Faraway, So Close) :: U2
One Crowded Hour :: Augie March
Love & Happiness :: Al Green
Carry Me Away :: Concrete Blonde
I Think It’s Going to Rain Today :: Dusty Springfield
Maybe, Baby :: The Shivers
All My Life :: Evan Dando

And we all fall down together :: A Saturday Playlist

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All We Do :: Oh Wonder
Ashes to Ashes :: Warpaint
Sour Times :: The Civil Wars
Radio America :: The Libertines
Never Tear Us Apart :: INXS
Tunnels :: Robert Francis
I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues :: Elton John
Daysleeper :: R.E.M.
Through the Dark :: Alexi Murdoch
Blood :: The Middle East
Here’s Where the Story Ends :: The Sundays
The Magic :: Joan As Police Woman
Swim Until You Can’t See Land :: Frightened Rabbit
Lost Stars :: Keira Knightley
‘Til I Die :: The Beach Boys
Between Something and Nothing :: The Ocean Blue
Cold Answer :: Matthew Perryman Jones
Something More Than Free :: Jason Isbell
Here We Go :: Christopher Owens
Factory :: Band Of Horses
Sunset Soon Forgotten :: Iron And Wine
Slip Inside This House :: The 13th Floor Elevators
Stars :: The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Out On the Road :: Norah Jones
Sympathetic Noose :: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Other People :: Beach House
Another Sunny Day :: Belle And Sebastian
Bring On the Dancing Horses :: Echo And The Bunnymen
Keeping Awake :: The Innocence Mission
The Last Days of Summer :: The Cure