Drowned in Sound (DiS) is a fantastic music space on the web. Based out of the UK, their alternative tastes are right up our alley (find them under favorites on our home page). We love their attention to fans and that they make lots of playlists! Below highlights their best bits of 2012 mixed with other gems. Enjoy!
Time for summer weather, BBQs, and enjoying time with family and friends. Compiled below is our Spotify BBQ playlist, perfect for doing just that. Rock, Soul, Classic Hip-hop, etc. Songs about chillin’, grillin’, maxin’, relaxin’, and kickin’ it with food and friends in the USA! 170 songs and growing! Ages 20-50.
Ben is a resident ivory tickler at the world famous Pat O Brien’s located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Ben took time away from the popular piano bar and recording his bands new album to make a playlist of his favorite tunes. Some are songs he likes to cover when performing, others are tracks he enjoys at home. This may be the only playlist to feature Dr. John, Jamie Lidell, Peter Frampton and Nine Inch Nails in the same set. Keep up with Ben’s band at MageezMusic.com and be sure to visit his hilarious “napkinsfromwork” tumblr blog!
A compilation of songs about adventure, driving, and travels. This road trip playlist strives to be entertaining with songs that tell stories and amuse, as well as sing-a-longs. Mostly made up of timeless tunes from years past, it is suitable for any age but will be most familiar to those 30+. Also, check out the wonderful Top Down, Mood Up good mood playlist.
3,000+ tracks fit for a Ninja! Downtempo, alternative hip-hop, nu-jazz, drum and bass, and experimental forms of electronic music have been pushed by the Ninja Tunes record label since its formation by founders, Coldcut, in 1990. Home of Amon Tobin, Bonobo, Cinnematic Orchestra, Mr. Scruff and so many more. Try alphabetizing by artist to educate yourself on one of the most consistently excellent labels in electronic music history.
The description on the House Songs website promises you will hear superb soulful deep house beats, and we agree! Put this on when enjoying drinks with friends or any time you need to feel good. This playlist updates regularly giving you a current selection of fresh, soul filled, house tracks. It is instantly one of our favorites!
Paste Magazine recently gave us their 80 best albums of the 1980s. Now they offer up the next chronologically obvious choice, the 90 best albums of the 1990s. The choices are a bit different than you might expect (no Downward Spiral?!). However, there is much to discover in this list of fantastic albums from Victoria William’s Loose (#85) to My Bloody Valentine‘s Loveless (#6). Read the original article here, and check out the albums that Spotify did not carry below. The rest are included in order, and in their entirety.
59. Gillian Welch – Revival (1996)
50. The White Stripes – The White Stripes
43. Built to Spill – There’s Nothing Wrong With Love (1994)
35. Modest Mouse – The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)
30. Mark Heard – Satellite Sky (1992)
27. Vigilantes of Love – Killing Floor (1992)
Here are several awesome Spotify playlists consisting of artists performing for each particular music festival in 2012. More will be included as the year goes on. These are great to listen to any time of any year. We post links to watch these festivals live for free, so add us on FB or twitter so you don’t miss out!
Paste did a feature on the 80 best albums of the 1980s. This is a Spotify playlist for those albums, in order. Albums that Spotify doesn’t carry are listed below. Otherwise, they are all here in their entirety. Link to the Paste article is here.
#62. The Pretenders – The Pretenders
56. Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
41. Ornette Coleman – In All Languages
34. Hüsker Dü New Day Rising
27. Peter Gabriel – So
20. AC/DC – Back in Black
18. De La Soul – Three Feet High and Rising
5. The Clash – London Calling
<3 <3 XXXO <3 <3 is a hot, steamy and seductive mix of 100+ tracks perfect for lap dancing, love making, or any sexually explicit act. Features Prince, Brittany, and the rest of the usual suspects, with plenty of others to boot! Sometimes fast, sometimes slow, you know the routine…
Another outstanding Spotify sex playlist
The author, Alfie Norris spent a great deal of time on this next playlist. It tells the story of a night getting lucky on the town. “Visualize, if you will, a man walking into a club…trying to find Miss RightNow.” The story progresses from the score, through an extended (ahem) sex session, and climaxes nicely. If you want to read his descriptions of the songs, and follow along with the story, go here. Click to load, Yes, Its A Sex Playlist in Spotify.