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Inspired by a thing I saw on Reddit earlier today, I’m going to try listening to more complete albums this year. Maybe daily? We’ll see how it shakes out.

I’m starting off with the 2019 mix of Abbey Road by The Beatles: https://songwhip.com/the-beatles/abbey-road-2019-mix

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@mpirnat you just reminded me 2024 is a leap year

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@morganpyne I’m not sure whether that’s a positive outcome or not. 😅

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@mpirnat yesss, one of my favorites

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@brennx0r I had picked it up on release and honestly never listened to it more than once or twice. Just didn’t connect with it. I decided to give it another go in case 20 years changed that (also wtf how did THAT happen?!). I enjoyed the instrumentation better this time but lyrically it still mostly doesn’t do much for me. (Exception: “The Gloaming” seems particularly timely.) I seem to prefer their albums before and after it.

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@mpirnat Good album, but like 4 songs too long. Just needed to remove some of the weaker tracks and I think it would flow a lot better.

There There and Wolf at the Door are brilliant, IMO.

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@grantmc Yeah, I was reading the Wikipedia entry on it last night and even the band members have said they should’ve trimmed it up by 4 songs or so.

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@grantmc I suspect that my relationship to Thom Yorke’s vocal stylings is similar to most people and Geddy Lee.

Also, I feel like most of the HttT lyrics are a little weak compared to other Radiohead albums. But that could be my fault for having recently done a Bowie and a Nick Cave. 😅

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This is lovely with some whiskey (Old Pepper rye) and salted caramel Twix.

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Okay, this one is pretty fucking weird.

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Hot take: this album has good songs on it, but it’s not a good album.

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30/366: Random Access Memories (Drumless Edition) by Daft Punk

https://songwhip.com/daft-punk/random-access-memories2023

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Hot take: this is such a good album, it’s even good without drums. As soon as it finished I went back and skimmed it to firm up my recollection of which tracks had my favorite bits in them.

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31/366: Tabula Rasa by Einstürzende Neubauten

https://songwhip.com/einsturzende-neubauten/tabula-rasa

This seems to barely exist/not exist for “legit” streaming in the US, which made it a pain the get a working Songwhip link, so maybe this will work if you want to check this one out: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphrIV29xxqtPpMhSJ5Uvat9aR80C1bXq&si=xBR2-yq-EIXmf75Q

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A reminder to own physical media if you really care about something!

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34/366: The Chronicle of the Black Sword by Hawkwind

It was D&D night. So, yeah, I kinda had to.

https://songwhip.com/hawkwind/the-chronicle-of-the-black-sword

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41/366: On! Air! Library! by On! Air! Library!

https://songwhip.com/onairlibrary/onairlibrary

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42/366: What We Are, You Shall Be by Passarella Death Squad

https://songwhip.com/passarelladeathsquad/what-we-are-you-shall-be

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@mpirnat I was just thinking of Ray Lynch's "Deep Breakfast" recently.... My college friend Seth Schoen introduced me to free software, and to the writing of Neal Stephenson and the music of Ray Lynch and Dar Williams.

Of course the entire trajectory of the second half of my life so far is worlds away from what it would have been otherwise. But also - maybe without him, at UC Berkeley in the late 90s, I still would have gotten into everything else. But Lynch seems least likely.

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What do the kids say — iykyk?

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A belated update that I forgot to post yesterday…

50/366: xx by The xx

https://songwhip.com/the-xx/xx2009

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Which brings me to today’s pick…

51/366: Close to the Edge by Yes

https://songwhip.com/yes/closetotheedge

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Whoops, forgot to post this last night…

53/366: Allfather by Neon Odin

https://songwhip.com/neonodin/allfather

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@mpirnat

They were awesome with Lacuna Coil in San José. I'm so glad I finally got to see them in person

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@Donatella I'm kicking myself for not seeing them the when they were in town here. I couldn't convince any of my concert-going friends to join me and so ended up just staying home. :-(

Hopefully there will be a next time!

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Could have sworn I’d posted this last night since I already had the link in my history, but I guess not…

59/366: Ghostory by School of Seven Bells

https://songwhip.com/school-of-seven-bells/ghostory

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“All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again…” Feels appropriate for a leap day.

60/366: Hack by Information Society

https://songwhip.com/information-society/hack

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It’s been that kind of day…

61/366: I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits by My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

https://songwhip.com/my-life-with-the-thrill-kill-kult/i-see-good-spirits-and-i-see-bad-spirits

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@mpirnat 🤘🤘🤘

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With work travel, I’ve been too busy to post, so let’s get caught up!

65/366: The Mask and Mirror by Loreena McKennitt

https://songwhip.com/loreena-mckennitt/the-mask-and-mirror

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Belated 67/366: On an Island by David Gilmour

https://songwhip.com/david-gilmour/onanisland

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Belated 68/366: Quadrophenia by The Who

https://songwhip.com/the-who/quadrophenia-1979

(I’m swapping two letters here for reasons which will shortly become obvious.)

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And finally, belated 71/366: So by Peter Gabriel

https://songwhip.com/peter-gabriel/so1986

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74/366: Void Dweller by Eon

No Songwhip link this time since this isn’t available on any of the major streaming services. A pity, since (in particular)“Spice” is still a banger, and relevant again with all the Dune stuff in the zeitgeist at the moment. Lots of other cool movie samples on this album too (@onelson might appreciate the Basket Case stuff, for example).

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL07D25FDA361EC938&si=nWqgUotnZRWVudum

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75/366: Wish by The Cure

The album that got me into the Cure, and such a nice coincidence that “W”falls on a Friday (I’m in love).

https://songwhip.com/the-cure/wish-30th-anniversary-remaster

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76/366: X&Y by Coldplay

How is this nearly 20 years old already?! I don’t remember giving my permission for that to happen.

https://songwhip.com/coldplay/xandy

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Meant to post this yesterday -- needed something Irish for St. Patrick's Day and discovered...

77/366: Ye Vagabonds by Ye Vagabonds

https://songwhip.com/ye-vagabonds/ye-vagabonds

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78/366: Zeitgeist by The Smashing Pumpkins

Weirdly, this isn’t on ANY of the major streaming services, so a YouTube link will have to suffice:

https://youtu.be/2iwkjN2g-Hk?si=K4MexOJXhTt5dUCF

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Back to alpha-by-artist for another cycle with…

79/366: Gravitas by Absurd Minds

https://songwhip.com/absurdminds/gravitas

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80/366: The Boy with the Arab Strap by Belle and Sebastian

I’m embarrassed to admit this is my first listen to this album. 😅 I was aware of it but just never got around to it, and then way too many years went by… Thanks to @brainwane for the nudge.

https://songwhip.com/belle-and-sebastian-2/the-boy-with-the-arab-strap-2

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81/366: Bloodletting by Concrete Blonde

Trying to reconnect with the Curse of Strahd campaign I’m running after a longer-than-expected hiatus…

https://songwhip.com/concrete-blonde/bloodletting

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83/366: Emerson, Lake & Powell by Emerson, Lake & Powell

I’ve only ever listened to “Touch and Go” (which is great!) but this is my first listen to the rest of the album.

https://songwhip.com/emersonlakeandpowell/emerson-lake-and-powell

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85/366: Galactic Empire by Galactic Empire

Had to pick this for artist-starting-with-G today since I’m going to see them live next week! 🎸🤘

https://songwhip.com/galactic-empire/galactic-empire

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86/366: Blue Wonder Power Milk by Hooverphonic

It’s been way too long since I’ve listened to this one.

https://songwhip.com/hooverphonic/blue-wonder-power-milk

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88/366: Doubt by Jesus Jones

What a perfect coincidence that today is this cycle’s J day — I’m seeing them for the first time tonight! 🎸🎶🤘

https://songwhip.com/jesus-jones/doubt

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Belatedly posting last night’s selection for 89/366: In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson

...which, shamefacedly, I confess I haven't listened to in its entirety before.

https://songwhip.com/king-crimson/inthecourtofthecrimsonking

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90/366: Innocence and Despair by The Langley Schools Music Project

This is a little uneven, and it's definitely one of the weirdest/most niche things in my library, but there are some absolute gems on this.

https://songwhip.com/the-langley-schools-music-project/innocence-and-despair

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91/366: The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance

How had I not listened to this before? Better late than never, I suppose.

https://songwhip.com/my-chemical-romance/the-black-parade

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Last night’s was 92/366: Movement by New Order

https://songwhip.com/new-order/movement

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93/366: A Rose Made of Galaxies by Orange Yellow Red

A shame they only seem to have recorded this one album and vanished into obscurity. It’s the dreamy sort of shoegaze, and the vibe feels really right for me tonight.

https://songwhip.com/orangeyellowred/a-rose-made-of-galaxies

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94/366: Empire by Queensrÿche

Skipping over “P” for reasons that will become obvious on April 8… it’s been a lonnnnnnng time since I’ve listened to this one all the way through. And the expanded version has a cover of “Scarborough Fair” that I hadn’t heard before.

https://songwhip.com/queensryche/empire

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96/366: Ruby Vroom by Soul Coughing

Trying to make amends for seeing Mike Doughty a couple weeks ago without doing literally any homework first. 😅

https://songwhip.com/soul-coughing/ruby-vroom

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97/366: Music for Space by Test Shot Starfish

Didn’t get to listen until quite late, didn’t have time to post this morning. I dig this a lot.

https://songwhip.com/test-shot-starfish/music-for-space

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98/366: Demons and Wizards by Uriah Heep

Back on schedule.

https://songwhip.com/uriah-heep/demonsandwizards

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99A/366: Obscured by Clouds by Pink Floyd

The sky’s not TOO bad so I’m hoping for a successful part B to follow up…

https://songwhip.com/pink-floyd/obscured-by-clouds1972

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99B/366: Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

And here… we… go!

https://songwhip.com/pink-floyd/the-dark-side-of-the-moon

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Holy smokes, the was really something! Hours later I’m still giddy and awestruck. Even though we had some wispy, high-altitude clouds, the sun punched right through it to give us a spectacular display at totality. I cannot believe our good fortune here; I was anticipating MUCH worse weather.

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100/366: Electric Sun by VNV Nation

Refreshing on the new stuff before seeing them later this week. Can’t wait!

https://songwhip.com/vnv-nation/electric-sun

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101/366: The Undivided Five by A Winged Victory for the Sullen

A place of sonic refuge.

https://songwhip.com/awingedvictoryforthesullen/the-undivided-five

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A bit late with album listening thanks to a spicy work day followed by taking the kiddo to a concert, so you’ll get a double feature today. First up is…

103/366: Cool it Down by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

This feels like the right speed/vibe for a post-concert recovery day.

https://songwhip.com/yeah-yeah-yeahs/cool-it-down

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104/366: Imperium by Zombie Hyperdrive

Some retro synth stuff while I figure out level-up options before tonight’s D&D game.

https://songwhip.com/zombie-hyperdrive/imperium

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@mpirnat Not sure if you take suggestions, but the new Vampire Weekend album is so good. I’ve never really listened to them before, but the songwriting and production really blew me away.

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@grantmc I do, thanks! I also haven't really ever listened to them (only enough to find out that the song I was looking for, "Vampire Lake", wasn't them). If I don't get to it on “album-title-O day", I'll probably do it for an “artist-name-V day” (since I'm still doing this silly alphabet game to give me some structure).

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105/366: Ancient by Kitaro

Maybe not my favorite Kitaro album (it’s good, I just haven’t listened to it as frequently as some of his others), but it’s the only one with a total eclipse of the sun on the album cover, which is a definite win in the wake of my own totality experience this week.

https://songwhip.com/kitaro/ancient

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106/366: Butcher’s Coin Red by Traitrs

I saw them open for VNV Nation on Friday, and really enjoyed their fusion of Joy Division and Cure vibes. Good stuff!

https://songwhip.com/traitrs2/butchers-coin-red

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107/366: The Crane Wife by The Decemberists

Why don’t I listen to this more? It’s really good.

https://songwhip.com/the-decemberists/the-crane-wife

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108/366: Dookie by Green Day

Didn’t get around to a listen yesterday so I’m catching up today.

“I’m not growing up, I’m just burning out, and I stepped in line to walk amongst the dead”… hits a little different in middle age. 😅

https://songwhip.com/green-day/dookie

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109/366: Enema of the State by Blink 182

Riding the pop-punk vibe a little longer today, I guess.

https://songwhip.com/blink-182/enema-of-the-state

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110/366: Facing Future by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Yesterday didn’t go as planned, so this selection is both later and different than I expected.

https://songwhip.com/israel-kamakawiwoole/facing-future

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111/366: Garbage by Garbage

I never feel quite as old as I do when I put on the "20th anniversary edition" of something and realize that it got released roughly a decade ago. 😅

https://songwhip.com/garbage/garbage20thanniversarydeluxeeditionremastered

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112/366: Heathen by David Bowie

Wasn't going to double-dip on Bowie right away, but when it’s "H" day on a Sunday and that's also the title of the opening track… Yep. Gotta do it. This thing still slaps.

https://songwhip.com/david-bowie/heathen2002

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113/366: Inhuman Rampage by DragonForce

On towards the wilderness, our quest carries on! (Also: how is this almost 20 years old?! That can’t be right!)

https://songwhip.com/dragonforce/inhuman-rampage

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114/366: Joshua by French 79

This is one of those things that I don’t remember adding to my Apple Music library but am glad to (re)discover. Thanks, past me!

https://songwhip.com/french-79/joshua

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117/366: Moving Waves by Focus

I’ve adored the glorious rock madness of opening track “Hocus Pocus” ever since @reasie introduced me to it while helping out with one of my first on-air slots at WRUW, but I’m ashamed to admit it’s taken me nearly 30 years to finally listen to the rest of the album. Friends… I should not have waited.

https://songwhip.com/focus/moving-waves

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@mpirnat omg it slaps. I fail as a friend for not advising you

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@reasie All good, I got there eventually. The fault is entirely my own!

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119/366: Orbital 2 by Orbital

If I’ve timed this right, “Monday” should start right about midnight. Also, this album still rules, and it’s really fun with headphones on. Don’t think I’ll ever get enough of “Halcyon + On + On”. Also: Star Trek samples, if that’s your jam!

https://songwhip.com/orbital/orbital-2

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120/366: Phaedra by Tangerine Dream

This one’s for my analog synth nerds. Apparently a bit of a milestone!

https://songwhip.com/tangerine-dream/phaedra-1974

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122/366: Rage Against the Machine by Rage Against the Machine

Apropos of nothing at all…

https://songwhip.com/rage-against-the-machine/rage-against-the-machine

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123/366: The Seduction of Claude Debussy by The Art of Noise

A classic that I love to get lost in... 10 stars out of 5! And yes, that’s John Hurt narrating.

https://songwhip.com/artofnoise/the-seduction-of-claude-debussy

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124/366: Takk… by Sigur Rós

A nice choice for unwinding at the end of the week.

https://songwhip.com/sigur-ros/takk

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125/366: Unforseen Consequences by Morch Kovalski

Apparently futuresynthy covers of Half Life and Black Mesa soundtracks? I dunno, I did Portal but not Half Life. Anyway, this is cool; dark, driving, has a good edge to it. Satisfying listening for my post-D&D nightcap.

https://songwhip.com/morchkovalski/unforeseen-consequences

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126/366: The Velvet Machine by Neal Acree

Meant to post this for Sunday. My friends who dig cinematic synthy instrumental stuff will love this, I think. I stumbled onto it by accident—turns out Acree has a TON of cool soundtrack credits (Stargate SG1, Vox Machina, WoW, Diablo 3, more), and this is his first solo album.

https://songwhip.com/neal-acree/the-velvet-machine

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127/366: while(1<2) by Deadmau5

Yesterday’s selection is an evergreen favorite that I love using while I work. The NIN/How to Destroy Angels covers are cool too.

https://songwhip.com/deadmau5/while12

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128/366: X by The Beloved

Doing this alphabet game with my album picks sometimes pushes me to try artists that I’m completely unfamiliar with; today is one of those days. I’m a couple tracks in and it seems all right — a mid 90s dance sound that I definitely harbor nostalgic affection for.

https://songwhip.com/the-beloved/x

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130/366: Zenyatta Mondatta by The Police

I think “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” is the only thing I’ve ever heard off of this one; it was certainly inescapable on the radio and MTV. Time to see if there’s anything else interesting here…

https://songwhip.com/the-police/zenyatta-mondatta-remastered-2003

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Yeah. Nah. Kinda… but not really. This was one really solid single followed by ten B-sides in a trenchcoat.

Oh well, they can’t all be winners.

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131/366: The Dimension Gate by Aurora Sutra

I waffled a bit about what to pick today as I get back to alpha-by-artist, but after seeing an actual aurora tonight… Yeah. Had to do it.

I haven’t listened to this in a long time, but I remember I really dug the instrumental elements suite in the back half, and the third track, “The Garden of Temptation”, was on a cool sampler from Cleopatra Records that helped expand my tastes.

https://songwhip.com/aurorasutra/the-dimension-gate

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Got busy over the weekend and didn’t get time for tunes, so I’m going to do some catch up, starting with…

132/366: Twilight by Bôa

I’ve had this sitting in my library forever (because I’m mildly obsessed with “Duvet”, AKA “the song from Serial Experiments Lain”) but somehow had never heard the whole thing. I was a fool! This is really good.

https://songwhip.com/boa-3/twilight

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133/366: Telepathic Last Words by Course of Empire

Playing catch-up still from a busy weekend and busy start to the week.

I got turned on to this from the Dark City soundtrack (a great movie, I should rewatch it one of these days). Good stuff from beginning to end.

https://songwhip.com/courseofempire/telepathic-last-words

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134/366: Freedom of Choice by Devo

More catch up; I think this is technically Monday’s pick.

I bought a greatest hits collection way back in high school and just… never listened to the actual Devo albums, even though I really liked their stuff? Not sure why that happened, so I’m fixing that now.

https://songwhip.com/devo-2/freedom-of-choice1980

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135/366: In the Garden by Eurythmics

More catching up.

I am very familiar with a few of the inescapable hit singles that got immense radio play in my youth, but I’ve never sat down with a full Eurythmics album, and I doubt I’ve heard anything from this, their debut, at all. Hopefully it’ll be interesting!

https://songwhip.com/eurythmics/in-the-garden

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136/366: Feel.Love.Thinking.Of by Faunts

Still playing catch up… meant to do F on the road today but didn’t, so I might be behind by a day for a bit.

I’ve been obsessed with “M4 Part 2” ever since finishing Mass Effect, so figured I should maybe listen to some mkre from Faunts.

https://songwhip.com/faunts/feellovethinkingof

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137/366: This is Normal by GusGus

Still a day behind…

https://songwhip.com/gusgus/this-is-normal

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138/366: Doctor Who Theme Collection Vol 1 by HardWire

I’m enjoying the latest run of Doctor Who; last night’s new episode put me in the mood for this lovely collection of different interpretations of the classic theme music. (This continues the trend of pleasant coincidences I’ve found with this “alphabet game” format.)

https://songwhip.com/hardwire/doctor-who-theme-collection-vol-1

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139/366: Long Distance by Ivy

I’ve loved a handful of Ivy’s songs for a long time, but have for some reason never explored beyond those few. I’m glad to be remedying that tonight. Also, “Edge of the Ocean” is as perfect a track as ever.

https://songwhip.com/ivy/longdistance

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140/366: Nothing’s Shocking by Jane’s Addiction

Didn’t manage to get to this yesterday so I’m starting off the morning with a classic.

https://songwhip.com/janes-addiction/nothings-shocking

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141/366: Latent Whispers by Kite Base

I could never understand, nor figure out, why they never released anything else. It’s such a strong debut! Even the “main project”, Savages, seems to have just disappeared around the same time.

https://songwhip.com/kite-base/latent-whispers

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142/366: Sound of Silver by LCD Soundsystem

Another “why haven’t I ever listened to the whole album” pick. This one goes out to all my friends (for reasons that come into focus in track 5).

https://songwhip.com/lcd-soundsystem/sound-of-silver2007

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143/366: Black Holes and Revelations by Muse

Yet another “why have I only heard the one song” selection today.

https://songwhip.com/muse/blackholesandrevelations

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144/366: Blood Spills Not Far from the Wound by Necessary Response

Meant to post this yesterday (got distracted by Baldur’s Gate); this will appeal to fans of bands like Covenant, VNV Nation, and Assemblage 23. I dig it.

https://songwhip.com/necessaryresponse/blood-spills-not-far-from-the-wound

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145/366: The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld by The Orb

Meant to post yesterday, but work, and Baldur’s Gate… I’ll try to catch up today.

This is a beloved classic for good reason, though oddly it seems to have slightly different Songwhip listings for Apple Music vs. everywhere else, so you get your choice of links to enjoy it yourself:

https://songwhip.com/the-orb/theorbsadventuresbeyondtheultraworld

https://songwhip.com/the-orb/the-orbs-adventures-beyond-the-ultraworld

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146/366: Cascade by Peter Murphy

Another whoops-meant-to-post-yesterday selection.

I discovered this album 25 years ago, in the spring of 1999, as I was just about to graduate from college, and was on the cusp of meeting the phenomenal woman I'd end up marrying. “I'll Fall with Your Knife" was a big hit for me, and it resonated with her too -- an early signal that we'd found something special.

https://songwhip.com/peter-murphy/cascade

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147/366: Walking in Space by Quincy Jones

Yet another whoops-meant-to-post-yesterday selection.

I stepped outside my usual comfort zone on this, but I really dug it. Groovy tunes for the long weekend.

https://songwhip.com/quincy-jones/walking-in-space1969

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148/366: In Between Thoughts... A New World by Rodrigo y Gabriela

I'm a lot more familiar with their early releases, but they played a bunch of songs from this when I saw them a couple weeks ago, and I really like how they've evolved their sound.

https://songwhip.com/rodrigo-y-gabriela/in-between-thoughtsa-new-world

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149/366: Abraxas by Santana

I’ve been waiting for the weather to feel right for this one. Today seems about right, or near enough.

https://songwhip.com/santana/abraxas

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152/366: The Loop by Volkor X

Can I offer you a sci-fi synthwave epic on this Friday night? There’s also an instrumental version if you’re less interested in the story.

https://songwhip.com/volkor-x/the-loop

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153/366: Artifact by Waveshaper

Catching up with yesterday’s listen.

https://songwhip.com/waveshaper/artifact

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154/366: Skylarking by XTC

Catching up with yesterday's listen. I'm super familiar with closing track "Dear God", but I'd never gotten around to listening to the rest of this. Good not-quite-summer weekend sounds.

https://songwhip.com/xtc/skylarking

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155/366: Solid State Survivor by Yellow Magic Orchestra

Catching up with yesterday's listen. This was a cool discovery that I came across when not wanting to pick a "Y" artist that I felt was too easy or well known. They kind of remind me of Space and Kraftwerk.

https://songwhip.com/yellowmagicorchestra/solid-state-survivor

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Jesus Jones was great tonight in Cleveland! Never thought I’d get to see them, so this was a real (real, real) treat. Here’s the setlist: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/jesus-jones/2024/music-box-supper-club-cleveland-oh-1bab99e4.html

I also really liked the opening band, Discoveries of the American Scientific: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/discoveries-of-the-american-scientific/2024/music-box-supper-club-cleveland-oh-3abfdf7.html