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Playlist #01

I'm going through another phase of wanting as much music as possible.  I do this every so often.  There's nothing quite like downloading lots of new tunes and listening to them for the first time.  Really, who doesn't love music?  So I'm going to start posting playlists of my latest tracks.  If you're anything like me you'll go off and check out any artists you haven't heard of, and hopefully discover some amazing stuff.  I also just thought it would be interesting to look back and see how my music taste changes.  :)  If I can figure out how to, I'll post downloadable links.  Oh, and COMMENT WITH YOUR OWN RECOMMENDATIONS.  LET'S SPREAD THE MUSIC LOVE!!

Gravity's Bringing Us Down - Beulah
I love the singers vocals.  Beulah's songs have a light, Beach Boys-esque quality that never fail to make me smile and feel all Summery.
Beautiful World - Coldplay
Far and away my favourite Coldplay track.  It sends shivers down my spine to this day.  From Chris Martin's haunting vocals to that perfect, perfect guitar.  If you haven't yet heard this song, search it out now!
Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979
These guys are rockin'!  Their blend of infectious beats and thrashing guitar will make you prance about madly.   My favourite of theirs is Sexy Results.
Tame - The Pixies
I discovered The Pixies a few years ago and quickly downloaded everything I could lay my hands on.  I just adore their unique sound.  This track is short and sweet but it packs quite a punch.  I challenge you not to tap your feet to the opening chords.
Girl Inform Me - The Shins
I love the drumbeat throughout this; it makes me feel high.  That is all.
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
I've loved this song since I was very young and it certainly stands the test of time.  I can't even begin to descibe how great it is.  It's just a massive monster of a track.
Let Me Show You - Camisra
A club classic that still gets the blood pumping.  As featured in that awesome clubbing episode of Spaced.
I want You To Know - Charlotte Hatherley
Ex-Ash member turned solo rocker, Charlotte has a great voice and her songs are some of the catchiest I've heard in a while.
Battle of the Planets - Fader Gladiator
Another Spaced track.  Close your eyes and just feel the pounding beat.  That is all.
Trains to Brazil - Guillemots
You know those tracks that are blah to begin with but grow on you with each listen?  That was the case with this song.  Sit in the sunshine, push up the volume on this tracks and close your eyes.  It will make you smile, I promise.
Synasthesia - Junkie XL
It was a toss-up between this track and Josh Wink's Higher State of Consciousness which is also great.  I opted for this because it's still quite new to me and rather exciting.  Again, just an awesomely infectious beat.
Disco Friends - Just Jack
I don't normally go for these cockney-sounding guys that half talk their way through tracks but Just Jack has such a smooth, mellow sound I found myself unable to resist.  It rarely happens but I adored this track on the first listen.
Staralfur - Sigur Ros
If you check out only one track from this playlist, make it this one.  Sweeping, moving and epic; in the right mood this track will make you cry.  It is absolutely beautiful.
Textbook - We Are Scientists
This track has a nice 80s vibe to it.   Don't know if that's a good thing or not but I love it and will definitely be downloading more from this band.
Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Another band with a great sound.  I adore the female leads vocals - very Chrissy Hynde-esque. 

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