Music For Listeners 2007/02/03

1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Anthology'.
2) My Two Toms-"Goodbye Basement-A-Limbo" From the double CD release 'Field Recordings' and 'Two'.
3) Bloc Party-"The Prayer (Album Version)" From the brand new U.S. DJ 12" vinyl single. On the forthcoming album 'A Weekend In the City'.
4) Art Brut-"Nag Nag Nag Nag" From the brand new UK CD E.P. 'Nag Nag Nag Nag'.
5) The View-"Don't Tell Me...." From the brand new CD 'Hats Off to the Buskers'.
6) The Good, The Bad, and the Queen-"80's Life" From the brand new CD 'The Good, The Bad, and the Queen'.
7) Klaxons-"Golden Skans" From the brand new CD single for "Golden Skans".
8) Tillmans-"Run" From the Swedish vinyl 7" E.P. 'Run'.
9) The World of Listen With Sarah-"Tempus Trumpus" From the CD 'The World of Listen With Sarah E.P.'.
10) Glen Reynolds-"'M' is for Missing" From the forthcoming CD 'In Between Days'.
11) Peel-"In the City" From the forthcoming CD 'Peel'.
12) The Paper Cranes-"Rabbit In A Snare" From the CD E.P. 'The Paper Cranes'.
13) The Presets-"Are You the One?" From the CD compilation 'Digital Penetration'.
14) Ratatat-"Montanita" From the CD 'Classics'.
15) The Shins-"Turn On Me" From the brand new CD 'Wincing the Night Away'.
16) The Lodger-"Simply Left Behind" From the UK CD compilation 'Future Love Songs'.
17) Ian Brown-"Deep Pile Dreams" From the UK CD 'Unfinished Monkey Business'.
18) Babyshambles-"Love You But You're Green" From the UK CD 'The Blinding E.P.'.
19) Happy Mondays-"Wrote For Luck (Radio Mix)" From the UK vinyl 12" single for "Wrote for Luck".
20) Poster Children-"New Boyfriend" From the CD 'Junior Citizen'.
21) Pele Goal - From the 1970 World Cup Final From the CD compilation 'Musica de Futebol'.
22) Joao Nogueira-"Samba Rubro-Negro" From the CD compilation 'Musica de Futebol'.
23) Pants Yell!-"Bi-Coastal Serenade" From the CD 'Songs for Siblings'.
24) The Jesus and Mary Chain-"Cut Dead" From the CD 'Psycho Candy.
25) The Long Blondes-"Separated by Motorways" From the CD 'Someone To Drive You Home'.
26) Cause Co-Motion-"Which Way Is Up?" From the UK CD compilation 'Future Love Songs'.
27) DJ Shadow-"This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)" From the CD 'The Outsider'.
28) The White Stripes-"Death Letter (Live)" From the DVD 'Under Blackpool Lights'.
29) Dr. Dog-"Keep A Friend" From the forthcoming CD 'We All Belong'.
30) Carlos Alberto Goal - From the 1970 World Cup Final From the CD compilation 'Musica de Futebol'.
31) The Apples in Stereo-"Can You Feel It?" From the brand new CD 'New Magnetic Wonder'.
32) Spiritualized-"Stay With Me" From the CD 'Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space'.
33) Belle and Sebastian-"The Stars of Track and Field" From the CD 'If You're Feeling Sinister'.
34) Ben Folds-"In Between Days" From the CD 'Super Sunny Speed Graphic'.
35) The Flaming Lips-"The Sound of Failure" From the CD 'At War With the Mystics'.
36) The Flaming Lips-"My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion" From the CD 'At War With the Mystics'.
37) "The Mid-Morning Recording" The Police-'Outlandos d'Amour'
As a kid I had heard The Police, a lot; certainly on early MTV. Sometime in my early teens, right as they released 'Synchronicity', I heard this, their first album all the way through. I had only heard the single Roxanne before, and this album is one of those that just hit me from left field. All of their albums are full of a reggae/ska influence, but this was just the first album that really made me sit up and notice it. (I was really starting to get into reggae about this time.) It's also one of those albums that shaped my early "alternative" music listening. An album that forced me to believe that there is better music than the stuff on MTV. Three consummate musicians, and this was just the beginning for them. This album is fun, dark, silly, and really just a superb example of what the world would eventually know as The Police. This is my favorite album from them, and that is saying a lot since all of their recordings are really top-notch. I could list every song from this album as a favorite, but I'll only mention some. "So Lonely", "Can't Stand Losing You", "Born In the 50's", "Next To You", are all Police classics and deserve repeat listens. An another surprise is that I have never played an album by them as a "Mid-Morning Recording"; this won't be their last either. I'm glad they are getting together in 2007 for a world tour. Maybe I'll be able to scratch this terrific band off my list. Sting is a good musician, but The Police are one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever. Another really good album, from another really good band.
Michael - MFL

38) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.
39) Peel-"Oxford (Live at Emo's)" Exclusively recorded for broadcast on Music For Listeners - Feb 2006.

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