My Spotify playlists, let me show you them

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talk me down off the (ledge), Friday, 6 February 2009 12:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Someone posted a post punk/ synthpop playlist link on the other thread- any chance of a re-up?

zero learnt from nero (Neil S), Friday, 6 February 2009 12:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

RawP's ILX Feb 09 list for starters: http://open.spotify.com/user/raw_patrick/playlist/5QqAXZcbQtPFL0w1ShUiem

O Supermanchiros (blueski), Friday, 6 February 2009 12:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

Spotify would be the ideal place to host the famous ILM Rough Guides... if people are willing to put in the hard work (and if their catalogue is up to the job). The threads:

The Rough Guide to . . .
The Rough Guide Two...
The Rough Guide Part 3 (and general redux) - 15 tracks max or one CD only
A Rough Guide To ILM Touchstones

talk me down off the (ledge), Friday, 6 February 2009 12:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hmm I might have a go at that on Sunday...

zero learnt from nero (Neil S), Friday, 6 February 2009 12:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

Someone posted a post punk/ synthpop playlist link on the other thread- any chance of a re-up?

Doubt Beat

Jamie T Smith, Friday, 6 February 2009 13:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

Great, thanks Jamie!

zero learnt from nero (Neil S), Friday, 6 February 2009 13:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

And I've just started a Prince album tracks one, but I've made it collaborative, so if anyone wants to add a load of stuff, particularly off all the more recent albums, which I don't know at all, go for it.

Prince LP Trax

I think this is what it could be really good for, collabortaive lists to accompany POX threads or whatever.

I've been re-reading Vahid's proto-kozmigroovers and Jaxon's jazz goes pop jazz goes disco threads and listening to all those records on Spotify.

Jamie T Smith, Friday, 6 February 2009 13:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm working on a Paradise Garage playlist, but there's a way to go yet.

mike t-diva, Friday, 6 February 2009 13:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hopefully someone will post a ILX best of 2008 Poll playlist.

Shallow Gravy (Billy Dods), Friday, 6 February 2009 14:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've been working on that as well, but there are a surprising number of not-founds.

mike t-diva, Friday, 6 February 2009 14:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

ILM Tracks of 2008 (currently missing "Whispers", "House Jam", "The Long Way Home", "National Shite Day", "Minimal", "Official Girl", "Bongo Jam", "Entropy Reigns", "Until We Bleed").

mike t-diva, Friday, 6 February 2009 17:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

UK Top 40 singles (plus a few stragglers)

mike t-diva, Friday, 6 February 2009 17:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

ILM Rough Guide to Britpop.

mike t-diva, Friday, 6 February 2009 18:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

Comic Songs and other amusing novelties

This playlist is collaborative so feel free to add to it.

Shallow Gravy (Billy Dods), Friday, 6 February 2009 18:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

ILM Rough Guide to Baggy.

mike t-diva, Friday, 6 February 2009 23:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

ILM Rough Guide to Industro-Pop.

mike t-diva, Friday, 6 February 2009 23:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

ILM Rough Guide to Techstep. (All 7 tracks of it...)

mike t-diva, Friday, 6 February 2009 23:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

NME Critics' Singles Poll 1981.
(41 tracks out of 50 found)

mike t-diva, Thursday, 12 February 2009 19:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Great idea, ledge!

Safe Boating is No Accident (G00blar), Thursday, 12 February 2009 19:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Well let's just hope they stay afloat so this isn't all in vain. And that they add more obscuro '80s and '90s stuff to the catalogue or these will remain incomplete:

ILM Rough Guide to the Bo Diddley Beat
ILM Rough Guide to Vocoders etc
ILM Rough Guide to Electro (all 6 tracks)

cat anatomy expert (ledge), Friday, 13 February 2009 17:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

ILM Rough Guide to Neil Young (missing "This Note's For You

Safe Boating is No Accident (G00blar), Friday, 13 February 2009 18:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

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Safe Boating is No Accident (G00blar), Friday, 13 February 2009 18:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Helpful (perhaps obvious) hint: the no. of tracks returned in a search list is limited, you may get more if you click through to the artist. And you can search for/jump to tracks there just by typing the start of the name.

cat anatomy expert (ledge), Friday, 13 February 2009 18:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

ILM Rough Guide to David Bowie (missing Drowned Girl)

cat anatomy expert (ledge), Friday, 13 February 2009 18:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

ILM Rough Guide to Orbital (missing You Lot)

cat anatomy expert (ledge), Friday, 13 February 2009 18:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Nearly all of the Rough Guide to Early-Mid 60s Nashville.

Leon Brambles (G00blar), Saturday, 14 February 2009 12:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

ILX 2007 Tracks Poll Results

Several tracks missing (Radiohead,Spoon...) and sadly no Ewan Pearson remix of Cortney Tidwell but still gets the bulk of the list.

Shallow Gravy (Billy Dods), Saturday, 14 February 2009 17:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

ILM 2008 Albums Poll Results

To be completed, obv. And I could only find 20 of the 40, and one of them's the wrong version of the album... but still, it's something...

mike t-diva, Saturday, 14 February 2009 19:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

ILX 2007 Tracks Poll Results
Erm, this is 2008...?

mike t-diva, Saturday, 14 February 2009 19:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh crap, ignore me. I've been down the pub.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 14 February 2009 19:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

These are brilliant - keep them coming, and thanks for the work involved so far.

Bob Six, Sunday, 15 February 2009 00:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Face - Best Singles of 1986

mike t-diva, Sunday, 15 February 2009 00:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

OMFG I WAS JUST LISTENING TO THAT PLAYLIST ABOVE AND COMPILING THE ROUGH GUIDE TO SOFT ROCK, AND JUST AS I ADDED VAN HALEN WHY CAN'T THIS BE LOVE, VAN HALEN WHY CAN'T THIS BE LOVE CAME ON

cat anatomy expert (ledge), Sunday, 15 February 2009 01:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

and no i didn't double click or anything, it was definitely playing from the 'the face' playlist.

Anyway, three or four omissions in each of these, but still a decent selection.
ILM Rough Guide to Soft Rock
ILM Rough Guide to R&B, 91-96

cat anatomy expert (ledge), Sunday, 15 February 2009 01:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

Spotify playlists to replace the mixtape?

Josh L, Sunday, 15 February 2009 12:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

Melody Maker Critics' Poll - 1988 Singles.

Only a 50% success rate on this selection, but it captures the essence.

mike t-diva, Sunday, 15 February 2009 13:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

Spotify playlists to replace the mixtape?

The mix-what now?

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 20 February 2009 11:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

(All but a few missing tracks of) some dude's double-disc SD mix from You Got De Steely Dan Mixtape

f f murray abraham (G00blar), Sunday, 8 March 2009 12:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

Pitchfork Top 100 2008

NotEnough, Sunday, 15 March 2009 19:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

ILM Top 100 Tracks of the 70s (includes a few inferior alternative versions of songs inc. 'More More More' because the originals aren't there, and a couple of replacements for songs not on there at all) - and sorry it's ordered topdown

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Sunday, 15 March 2009 19:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

Really good. I've now become a Spotify subscriber - more out of a sense that I support what they're doing and hope they fully succeed, more than finding the adverts irritating.

Bob Six, Sunday, 15 March 2009 20:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm subscribing too now. gotta support the good service.

having said that it's just stopped scrobbling for some reason...

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Sunday, 15 March 2009 20:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

As I moaned on the other thread: hasn't scrobbled properly for me (or a shitload of other Mac users) for two weeks now; despite a lengthy thread on Get Satisfaction in which a Spotify chap promised us they'd worked out what the problem was, we're still waiting on the upgrade. Given that it was an (unwanted/un-asked-for/forced-upon-us) upgrade that fucked it in the first place, I've kind of gone off it a bit.

Yeh, I know, wau wau wau, whining about a service that gives me free music, etc ... ach, see the other thread for my semi-feeble justification.

Atoms are "balls" (grimly fiendish), Monday, 16 March 2009 02:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

New ILM Spring collabo playlist.

Mylene Cockfarmer (Raw Patrick), Monday, 16 March 2009 21:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Really busy at the mo' but thought I'd throw this out... feel free to add to it any music that 18 month old twins might like.

They usually get played Woody & Leadbelly, trad R&R, doo-wop (especially!), and the boy gets terribly excited jumping up and down to that Come on "Baby, Let's Go Down Town" song on Tonight's the Night!

Toddlermusik-Bend My Children's Minds

Rombald, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Useless thing.. let me try this again:

Toddlermusik-Bend My Children's Minds

Rombald, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

New ILM Spring collabo playlist.

woah that Phil Collins track is v Phoenixy - nice

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Monday, 16 March 2009 22:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

"I get a kind of shuffle-fatigue from it"

i get ear-fatigue. and sonic claustrophobia. i can only take an hour or two max of spotify. which is also what happened to me with digital radio years ago. but doesn't happen to me with youtube for some reason. maybe the wildly different sound sources of youtube have something to do with that. i have no idea.

scott seward, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 19:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

karl's story is wild and i like it and taps into something i think about a lot

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 21:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

" maybe the wildly different sound sources of youtube have something to do with that. i have no idea"

I suspect it's something to do with this, plus the use of YouTube is so much more, I don't know, kinetic (by degrees, of course). There's something too seamless about Spotify, something that encourages the kind of claustrophobia you mention.

I like Karl's story, and kind of wish I was there. My more suburban, middle-class version of that is how dinner parties (not as poncey as that sounds, hopefully) and how playlist curation has become something like a parlour game, where the selecting of the song is everything, and where the listening comes a distant second.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 09:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

how playlist curation has become something like a parlour game, where the selecting of the song is everything, and where the listening comes a distant second.

sadly otm and I'm very much part of this myself, wish I could just let it go like Karl in that story

niels, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

rather than carefully constructing playlists, I like to take the approach of designing my own personal radio station. I like to have very large playlists filled with a lot of full albums. I'm pretty liberal about throwing stuff that seems interesting onto a playlist, rather than trying to find the perfect song or set of songs. This allows me to throw a playlist on shuffle and be constantly surprised by what comes up. If there are things I notice I'm consistently skipping, I remove them.

Moodles, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

i listened to the best Paradise Garage playlist last night. had the best stuff on it. all the garage favorites and lesser-known Levan nuggets. of course after an hour or so i just listened to the first 5 or 10 seconds of about 50 tracks. but even that was fun. freebasing basslines.

scott seward, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

I just keep a list of 2194 songs that I like and play it on random all the time.

Jeff, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

^
gets it

Moodles, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah, but you aren't going to have 700 garage-era dance tracks on there. sometimes i'm in the mood. and i only listen while playing R:DM for PS4 anyway.

scott seward, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

DJs or clubs as a focus for spotify playlists are the best

Optimo 250: https://open.spotify.com/user/alex_tea/playlist/1Qrvz1kdf2VJUO0Wjt6ROw

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 21:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

Am I correct that one can make playlists available online in the 'my music' section if it's for iphone/ipad, but for the desktop app you need to make a playlist of the album and then make said playlist available offline? :-/

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 28 April 2017 09:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

sorry wrong thread

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 28 April 2017 09:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

really the answer is just to listen to new music. sounds cool. new rap especially. its made for it. i forget that sometimes. i don't listen to a ton of new music but listening to a new rap playlist on spotify is totally addictive. plus, now i am a big kodak black fan.

scott seward, Saturday, 29 April 2017 16:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

This isn't mine, but dayum it's good: all the originals of songs covered by This Mortal Coil: https://open.spotify.com/user/p.mitchell2/playlist/7rpK9fGA7IhVtxwvZSDJBg

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I've spent the last year or so somewhat systematically going through the discographies of loads and loads of bands, including some genres I hadn't previously felt too knowledgable about. Album by album, artist by artist, decade by decade I slowly deleted all filler tracks and/or songs I just didn't like. II created a library of folders and broke them up by decade, genre, and artist. When Spotify allowed you to shuffle folders this made for a bunch of great radio-like playlists. The all-genres decade playlists I thought were especially great because they jumped around so much they felt like the radio but were more interesting than your typical algorithm-generated Pandora station. And, to my ears, the flow was strong because it was just curated enough as to be better than mere discography dumps. No sax solos, no skits, no weird studio outtakes or rando live bonus tracks.

Then Spotify killed the folder functionality which ruined the ease of my system. But lemons, lemonade: I made giant playlists so I could still shuffle, which means they are now shareable. Here are the first three:

1960s
1970s
1980s

These are all massive playlists - 3,000-4,000 songs. And they'll continue to grow. There are probably some glaring omissions in each (either due to my dislike or I just haven't gotten through them yet). But as they are I think they're still a nice "radio" alternative if you're so inclined. I'll share the later decades once I've finished making them.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Sunday, 11 June 2017 22:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

Looking forward to checking these out.

You can still shuffle folders from the desktop app. I start up my big folder on desktop then switch to phone. A bit of a pain, but works.

Moodles, Sunday, 11 June 2017 23:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yeah but I only use desktop at work, unfortunately. So that won't work for home/commute.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Monday, 12 June 2017 01:23 (seven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I made this for summer get togethers. Hit shuffle and have fun for four hours.

A Summer Cook-Out Playlist For Grown-Ass People

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 4 July 2017 15:25 (six months ago) Permalink

count me in

niels, Tuesday, 4 July 2017 21:17 (six months ago) Permalink

it's a good playlist

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 4 July 2017 22:23 (six months ago) Permalink

I enjoyed that, ty

Brad C., Wednesday, 5 July 2017 15:02 (six months ago) Permalink

Thanks y'all

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 15:30 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I was gonna make a freaks & geeks playlist but there was already one (many, actually) so this is not mine but all the same very enjoyable
https://open.spotify.com/user/yoongym/playlist/50UHZcO2MbfwBCtDo4iGq9

must be a matter of time before a wealth of great compilations (like those Rhino Power Pop for instance) turn up as playlists

niels, Monday, 24 July 2017 09:37 (five months ago) Permalink

ministry of sound sued spotify over playlists that mimicked their comps and settled out of court.. so unless the label themselves make the playlist i'd expect you won't see them

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 24 July 2017 17:06 (five months ago) Permalink

really? wonder if my playlist would get removed if I did one featuring all the available tracks from the Have a Nice Day 70s compilations...

niels, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 07:26 (five months ago) Permalink

depends on how many followers it gets i'd imagine :)

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 15:06 (five months ago) Permalink

Ministry of Sound sued and won? That's ridiculous.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:30 (five months ago) Permalink

it didn't go to court but presumably spotify paid them something in the settlement

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:56 (five months ago) Permalink

but does that mean you can own the idea of a playlist and its contents? that is kiiiinda weird

I know a lot of work went into constructing compilations, but, well, not anymore! Also I'd imagine labels and artist still get payed if "copycat" playlists are played, but perhaps ministry of sound didn't own the tracks they were distributing outside of that specific compilation context?

niels, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 18:03 (five months ago) Permalink

This almost goes back to that crazy argument mattresslessness tried to put make, that ILXors have no right to pillage ILX lists for Spotify use.

Are you cool with forks making Spotify playlists out of every rolling thread without permission?

pplains, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 18:22 (five months ago) Permalink

I mean, Capitol doesn't have the Beatles VI on Spotify. Could someone really raise a fuss if I put all those songs together in order so I could hear one of their best American albums?

pplains, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 18:23 (five months ago) Permalink

yes! particularly if you call it "Beatles IV"!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 20:36 (five months ago) Permalink

uh i mean VI

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 20:37 (five months ago) Permalink

But -- I'm not selling or profiting from it? I'm not taking away any profits from it? The songs are all there, just not in that particular order?

I mean, sure I couldn't use the album cover for copyright reasons, but ... really?

pplains, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:40 (five months ago) Permalink

omg, they're gonna get sued by Michael Jackson.

pplains, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 16:25 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

here's an enjoyable listen
https://open.spotify.com/user/12126891385/playlist/2E8LN1v4QTt0hepoGjr40z

niels, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 18:31 (five months ago) Permalink

Here's a playlist of music that makes me think of the countryside: https://open.spotify.com/user/1153731601/playlist/0tVX7rtZTnnT2dDucnaYez

Shat Parp (dog latin), Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:00 (five months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

my favorites of 2017, 36 out of the 40 records were on Spotify :O

https://open.spotify.com/user/sb0ut0n/playlist/5MkJJjhjUNuXLcXZpegLGW

sleeve, Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lots of overlap this year we have similar taste :P

Mordy, Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

<3 for reals

you gotta hear that Eyvind Kang record!

sleeve, Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oh i know it's way on top of my list i just don't know where to find it

Mordy, Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Forced Exposure has vinyl I think but if u PM me I can send you my FLAC rip fwiw

sleeve, Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks for the list!

Moodles, Sunday, 24 December 2017 21:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I would like a playlist of 70s female singer songwriters that focuses on folkier guitar/piano pop. with like judee sill and sandy denny etc. fo then I would be set.

plax (ico), Monday, 25 December 2017 00:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Still my favourite Xmas playlist, originally compiled by jody beth rosen (can't remember why I had to clone it) and choral all the way: https://open.spotify.com/user/miketd/playlist/5BFCmB4m1IqIsEFYn4S1hr

mike t-diva, Monday, 25 December 2017 11:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xpost

How about this? Loosely based on the compilation of the same name. https://open.spotify.com/user/seamusr/playlist/2UGKGoveaDiMGrkmXfmZMG

Dan Worsley, Monday, 25 December 2017 18:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yes exactly! seems like you can't just Google them! perfect, thanks for the xmas present!

plax (ico), Monday, 25 December 2017 23:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

My favourite tracks of 2017: https://open.spotify.com/user/miketd/playlist/1LYI9zMam9L776nHZkSour

mike t-diva, Sunday, 31 December 2017 11:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my party playlist, might come in handy 2nite:
https://open.spotify.com/user/betamaxdk/playlist/6LVMYa1ulHlEpQ8mxf0Yny
(has a few Danish tracks)

niels, Sunday, 31 December 2017 12:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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