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    FB's Playlist

    Please excuse me while I indulge myself by posting a collection of some of my personal musical favourites. I'll build up the thread slowly by doing at most one artist per day. I'll try to post live versions of songs if the quality is good enough to do the song justice.

    There's bound to be some stuff you'll dislike. That's music for you. We all have our different tastes. But hopefully the thread will turn out to be eclectic enough for most people to find something they're interested in. And if there's some stuff you like, maybe you'll discover some other new stuff that you hadn't heard before and you'll fall in love with that too. If you notice any videos that don't work anymore, please drop me a PM.

    Might as well start off with the best...

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    Radiohead


    Paranoid Android - one of the best songs ever!




    Let Down - my favourite Radiohead song. They very rarely play it live so I particularly love being able to watch this.




    Everything In Its Right Place - a great track that really comes alive in concert with the live sampling technique used by Jonny Greenwood.




    Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - a perfect performance of a sublime song.




    Nobody Does It Better - a cover of a great Carly Simon song.




    Part 2

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    Should be a great thread FB.

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    The National

    If you don't know these guys, then they could probably be described as "the best band you've never heard of". Their 5th album is released very soon. It's already leaked online and is as fantastic as expected. Their previous two albums, Alligator and Boxer, are two of the very best of the last decade.


    Fake Empire - most of The National's songs reveal their beauty over multiple listens but Fake Empire never fails to hook people in right from the start.




    Bloodbuzz Ohio - lead single from their new album High Violet.




    About Today - the studio recording of this track is about 4 minutes long but they do a gorgeous 8 minute live version of it.




    Mr. November - the closing track off Alligator. I love the added screaming when they play it live.




    Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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    The National are my favourite group bar none!
    Everybody was literally kung fu fighting

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    This is actually one of my fav tracks...slots into this thread nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrat View Post
    The National are my favourite group bar none!
    A man of good taste! Have you enjoyed their new album yet? I'm ashamed to say that I've never seen them live. I must put that right this year.

    Supes, if only I had a euro for every time someone sang part of that song to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyingbolt View Post
    A man of good taste! Have you enjoyed their new album yet? I'm ashamed to say that I've never seen them live. I must put that right this year.
    I haven't caught their new one yet but I'm looking forward to it!
    Check out an older album 'Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers', an excellent listen

    I've seen them three times, twice in Dublin and once in Amsterdam (yesh!)
    and they went very well in my brain
    Everybody was literally kung fu fighting

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    ELectric picnic maaaaaaaan

    we spend so much of our lives not saying the things we want to say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeout View Post
    ELectric picnic maaaaaaaan
    Indeed
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    Labrat don't suppose you are a keen cardigan wearer too eh :P

    we spend so much of our lives not saying the things we want to say

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    I have been known to wear a cardigan or two in my time
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    Pixies

    Where would modern alternative rock music be without the influence of the Pixies? I was too young to have known them in their heyday but when I got older and wiser and started to listen to cool music, they were the one band from the past that I wish I could have seen live. So it was pretty special when they reformed and I got to see them a few times.


    Monkey Gone To Heaven - from the album Doolittle.




    Levitate Me - live in London, 1988.




    Where Is My Mind? - live in France, 2004.




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    The Smashing Pumpkins


    Tonight, Tonight - from their 1995 album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.




    Rhinoceros - from their 1991 album, Gish.




    Mayonaise - from their 1993 album, Siamese Dream. Live in 2000.




    Blank Page - from their 1998 album, Adore.




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    Silversun Pickups

    A modern band that were definitely influenced by 80s/90s bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, Pixies, My Bloody Valentine, etc. They even have a female bassist like those others. But they do a good job in their own right.


    Lazy Eye - from their 2007 album, Carnavas.




    Catch and Release - from their 2009 album, Swoon.


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    My Bloody Valentine

    I mentioned My Bloody Valentine above, so I better give them a spin here. They're an Irish/English alt-rock shoegaze band that were around in the late 80s and early 90s and recently reformed for some more touring and recording. If you've seen the film Lost In Translation and/or listened to its soundtrack, you'll have already heard some of their stuff as well as some solo work from the band's main man, Kevin Shields.


    Only Shallow - from their brilliant 1991 album, Loveless.


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    FB what do you think of Conor Oberest

    we spend so much of our lives not saying the things we want to say

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    Bright Eyes? I'm a big fan of his. Love most of his stuff and I'm sure he'll appear in this thread soon.

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    Arcade Fire

    New album in the next few months. Can't wait!


    No Cars Go - live in Paris, 2005.




    Rebellion (Lies) - live in California, 2005.




    My Body is a Cage - live at Glastonbury, 2007.




    Part 2

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    Funeral is one of the best album of the last 10 years IMO. Was very disappointed in the second one though.
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