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Playlist | Alternative - Indie Rock
Playlist | Alternative - College Rock
Playlist | Alternative - College Rock

The Alphabet (November 2003 - May 2004)

Artist Song Buy
Auteurs, The  The Rubettes  buy on itunes
Beach Boys, The  I Just Wasn't Made For These Times  buy on itunes
Cocteau Twins  Wax And Wane  buy on itunes
Decemberists, The  Apology Song  buy on itunes
Electric Six  Naked Pictures (Of Your Mother)  buy on itunes
Faint, The  Some Incriminating Photographs  buy on itunes
Grandaddy  He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's The Pilot  buy on itunes
Harcourt, Ed  Beneath The Heart Of Darkness  buy on itunes
Ikara Colt  One Note  buy on itunes
Jurado, Damien  Honey Baby  buy on itunes
KTB  You Will Be Mine  buy on itunes
Lullaby For The Working Class  Show Me How The Robots Dance  buy on itunes
My Bloody Valentine  When You Sleep  buy on itunes
Notwist, The  Pilot  buy on itunes
Olivia Tremor Control  Hideaway  buy on itunes
Postal Service, The  Nothing Better  buy on itunes
Quasi  All The Same  buy on itunes
Reindeer Section, The  You Are My Joy  buy on itunes
Sleepy Jackson, The  Good Dancers  buy on itunes
Television  Guiding Light  buy on itunes
Ultrasound  Suckle  buy on itunes
Velvet Underground, The  All Tomorrow's Parties  buy on itunes
Winnebago Deal  Hondo  buy on itunes
Xiu Xiu  I Broke Up  buy on itunes
Young, Neil  Thrasher  buy on itunes
Zephyrs, The  Obeyessekere  buy on itunes


Until I visited this site, I didn't know that everyone had the idea of making an alphabet mix, and thought I might be being a bit original. Still, nevermind. The main point of The Alphabet was for me to a) discover new bands/etc, and b) to acquaint myself really properly with my CD collection. I did this by limiting myself to a letter a week, and choosing my Song Of The Week from the things I'd listened to that week. And I did this by asking people for suggestions, by buying CDs of/downloading things by people I'd been meaning to hear for ages, and by listening to the CDs I already had more closely. This tripped up a bit on a few weeks, notably E, I and V, but is redeemed by the fact that I discovered some ace music that I will probably love forever. And I could explain it all more, but that's as boring as I'll get for now, except to say that these songs were SOTWs from 17/11/03-03/05/04.


Date: 5/7/2004
I like this. Especially for having Quasi and The Reindeer Section together. What's the running time?
Date: 5/7/2004
Thanks. It's 1:50:44, so I think I'll have to make it two CDs. You can have a copy if you want.
Date: 4/16/2005
This excellent mix has been included in My Little Red Book - visit
today at the Exhibitions page.

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