It’s the end of the year, and that means it’s time for “best of the year” lists. This awesome playlist includes “best songs of 2012″ from sources like Rolling Stone, Paste, Spin, Beatport, Resident Adviser, Soundofus, and more. 277 songs are here representing genres like, Indie, Alternative, Electronic, Hip hop, Pop, Rock and more. Shuffle it to enjoy the best songs from the year gone by. Duplicate songs have been deleted. It is the ULTIMATE 2012 PLAYLIST!
Heads up live music fans! In their words, “Liveset is a digital platform presenting live concert events for the web and mobile devices in handsome HD. By placing artists at the center of our model and reimagining the production paradigm that exists around them, we aim to create a more intimate experience for our artists and their fans, all while raising the quality bar for online music content.” After checking out some of the performances on their youtube playlist we are inclined to agree.
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.
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
This is a playlist of concert performances in their entirety by acts like Radiohead, Bob Marley, RHCP, the Gorillaz, and more. Don’t miss out on all this free concert video! Most of the sound and picture qualities are very good. You can view the entire list of 60+ shows here. Also, check out our sister site, The Stream Lab which has music events to watch live as they happen, free!
XFM is a popular London alternative and indie rock radio station. They created this list in 2009. The songs are in order starting at 1000.
Click here to load this alternative playlist in Spotify
The title says it all. 680 tracks worth.
Made up of several magazine’s top 100 lists this spotify playlist contains 250 of the best songs of the decade. Pop, alternative, rock, electronic, and then some!