Music For Listeners 2006/12/02
1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Anthology'.
2) Charlie Rich-"Behind Closed Doors" From the CD 'Behind
3) The Good, The Bad & the Queen-"Herculean" From the
brand new UK CD single for "Herculean".
4) The Streets featuring Pete Doherty-"Prangin' Out (Pete and Mike's
Version) From the brand new UK CD single for "Prangin' Out".
5) Snowbyrd-"Las Vegas Buffet" From the CD 'Snowbyrd'.
6) Battle-"Tendency" From the UK CD E.P. 'Back to Earth'.
7) The Oohlas-"Gone" From the CD 'Best Stop Pop'.
8) Built To Spill-"Car (Live)" From the CD 'Live'.
9) The View-"Superstar Tradesman" From the UK CD single for
10) Simple Kid-"Mommy'n'Daddy" From the CD 'Simple Kid 2'.
11) Klaxons-"The Bouncers" From the U.S. release 'Xan Valleys
12) Cold War Kids-"Hair Down" From the CD 'Robbers and Cowards'.
13) The Wedding Present-"Larry's" From the CD 'Take Fountain'.
14) Jeremy Warmsley-"I Believe In the Way You Move (Radio Edit)"
From the UK CD single for "I Believe In the way You Move".
15) Tacks, the Boy Disaster-"Paris" From the CD E.P. 'Oh Beatrice'.
16) Yellow Fever-"Donovan" From the CD E.P. 'Yellow Fever'.
17) Mumm-Ra-"When the Lights Go Out" From the UK CD single
for "Out of the Question".
18) The Lovely Sparrows-"Your Flowers Will Bloom" From the
CD E.P. 'Pulling Up Floors, Pouring On (New) Paint'.
19) The Earlies-"No Love In Your Heart" From the forthcoming
CD 'The Enemy Chorus'.
20) Salaryman-"Obumbrata Et Velata" From the CD 'The Electric
21) The Magnetic Fields-"Acoustic Guitar" From the CD '69
22) Annuals-"Brother" From the CD 'Be He Me'.
23) Big Soy-"Where the Problem Is" Unreleased track, straight
from the band.
24) SOUND Team-"Back In Town" From the CD 'Movie Monster'.
25) Mates of State-"Punchlines" From the CD 'Bring It Back'.
26) Acid House Kings-"That's Because You Drive Me" From the
CD 'Sing Along With Acid House Kings'.
27) Mosquitos-"Love Remix" From the CD 'Sunshine Barto'.
28) Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin-"Pangea" From the
29) Math and Physics Club-"Cold As Minnesota" From the CD
'Math and Physics Club'.
30) Hammock-"I Can Almost See You" From the CD 'Raising Your
Voice...Trying To Stop An Echo'.
31) "The Mid-Morning Recording" The Verve-'A Northern Soul'.
When this record came out, I wasn't very pleased
with it. You have to admit though, it's hard to beat such a landmark
album like their debut 'A Storm In Heaven'. That album is in my top
ten ever made. Plus, I was never really a really huge Oasis fan, and
this album was produced by their producer at that time. Of course, right
after the album's release, the band broke up...for what was the first
time. This shined an even more negative light on what was already considered
a dark album...and it is a dark album. Apparently, this is what heavy
narcotic drugs sounds like. It worked with the Stones, so even at their
worst, it works with The Verve. The single "History" is an
amazing song. "This is Music" is a rock classic, and "Stormy
Clouds" is a slight return to the first album. Again, it's not
their best album, but it's better than most crap available at your local
chain store. Luckily they came back together to release their third
and final album 'Urban Hymns'. Properly enough, it brought them the
popularity that they so much deserved. This band never made a bad song;
even their b-sides are amazingly great. Unfortunately, this is the final
recording I haven't played from Verve. With this one, I have played
every recording they have made, and that makes me a little sad. I don't
think we will ever see another masterpiece from this wonderful and atmospheric
Michael - MFL
32) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.