Music playlist week #3
Welcome to Damson's weekly feature.
Each week we will share 10 great tracks with you.
DATA - Don't Sing (Polo & Pan Remix)
Now we'll be the first to admit, we know very little about these guys, but this song is great, especially this Polo & Pan remix. Dive in to their back catalogue, and if you're a fan of the likes of MSTRKRFT and Yelle, you'll love it.
Suspect 44 - Our Little World
If you are sat at work dreaming of being on a beach with a cocktail and watching the world go by, then this is the PERFECT track for you. Crank up the volume, and drift away into your own little world.
Crystal Castles & Robert Smith - Not In love
You imagine it would have taken a special group of musicians to persuade Robert Smith to do guest vocals, but Crystal Castle managed it. The end result is this storming cover of Platimum Blonde's 1980's New Wave classic.
The National - Mistaken For Strangers
Are The National the worlds next megaband? Possibly. God knows they deserve to be. Taken from their fourth studio album, this is them at their swaggering, stomping, yet melancholic best. What a song. What a band.
Funeral Party - New York City Moves To The Sound Of L.A
These guys are a strange bunch. Essentially became famous for being a house party band, released a great album (with this track being the highlight) then broke up. Apparently, they're getting back together this year. If they create anything as good as this, they're on to a winner.
Royksopp - Remind Me
It's hard to believe that Royksopp released their sublime album "Melody A.M" way back in 2001. It still sounds as great today as it did back then. There are so many highlights, but this for us has to be the winner. If you like your music chilled out, this is the one for you.
Boney M. - Rasputin
Yes, Boney M have a reputation for being super cheesy, but who cares! Especially when they throw out disco classics like this. Do yourself a favour and listen to the full-length version of this. In fact, just put it on repeat. It's impossible to get bored of it.
The Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
For whatever reason, when people talk about the greatest rock bands of the 1990s The Smashing Pumpkins never seem to get the love they deserve, which hardly seems fair, especially with tracks like this. If you're not too familiar with their back catalogue, have a word with yourself. Unacceptable.
65daysofstatic - Radio Protector
Noisy, electronic, guitar-driven instrumental bands are pretty niche, but these guys make it work. Everything they do is great, but for us, this closing track from their second studio album is the highlight in a VERY good selection.
Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric
You'll know this song, even if you don't think you do. It's been sampled and covered so many times over the years. Tubeway Army, fronted by Gary Numan, are still around, but only play under Gary's name as his backing band. Probably one of the most '70s sounding tracks ever, and it was released in the '70s.