Using Last Fm to track the most played songs on the old iPod this week here’s a look at my Top 10 Playlist.
10- “No Control” by David Bowie
From his “Outside” album where he took a step back into a more angst ridden sound to let the emerging bands like Nine Inch Nails catch up to his “Scary Monster” days, where Bowie had already fused a dark electronic sound with rock.
9-”Heart and Soul” by Joy Division
This one is from their classic “Closer” album. Not as overplayed as “Love Will Tear Us Apart” it’s about as close to a love song as the morose Ian Curtis ever got.
8-”Lovely Creature” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Off the ” Murder Ballads” album, it features Katherine Blake of Mediaeval Baebes, on backing vocals. This album earned the Mtv nomination for “Best Male ArtIst” which Cave asked them to withdraw.
7-”Avraham” by the Black Heart Rebellion
It would seem like there is a lot of darker stuff on this week’s play list but it’s pretty common for me. This Belgian hardcore band has evolved into a brooding din not unlike Nick Cave’s old band the Birthday Party.
6-”Cast” by Batillus
The doomy industrial groove to this one has been a perfect soundtrack for summer thunderstorms.
5-”Disintegration” by the Cure
The title track from an album so loaded with hits it often gets overlooked . After “Fascination Street” this song rocks the most on an album that fluctuates in degrees of melodramatic moping.
4-”Shake the Disease” by Depeche Mode
An ode to the entanglement of tongues in relationships , at least that’s what I think he is talking about. Play this at any 80′s night an the dance floor will bump thats the power Depeche Mode has.
3-”Ode” by Peste Noire
This French black metal brigade has gone in a rawer direction, though the acoustic guitar at the beginning of this song offers on of the albums more melodic moments.
2-” Please Remember” by Deafheaven
One of the more surreal moments of their Sunbather album where they go from an abrasive wash of sonics into the strum of an acoustic guitar.
1-”Fatty Boom Boom” By Die Antwoord
The “Cookie Thumper” video that premiered over the last week has inspired a return to the “Ten$ion” album to hold me over until the new one drops.