Spotify Playlist: Best of Housemartins and The Beautiful South – Oldest Swinger In Town

This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the catalog of Housemartins and The Beautiful South. As soon as the idea for this playlist came up, I was instantly excited as I feel that these bands don’t categorized properly in the ranks of great music from that era. We have put together roughly 50 songs for you to enjoy from these two bands.

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Strangeways presents the Definitive 120 Minutes Playlist, A Little Souvenir

Remember when Alternative was not yet mainstream? When there were no music blogs, no Sirius XM, no Spotify, Soundcloud, Facebook or MySpace? Where could you hear the new Morrissey, Cocteau Twins or Peter Murphy singles? Where could you discover exciting new artists like The Sundays, The Ocean Blue or The Primitives? You could either stay up all night to catch 120 Minutes on MTV with host Dave Kendall or set your trusty VCR to record and watch in the AM.

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Modern Synth Compilation – Losing Touch

This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in modern synthpop. This features the latest from 80’s staples Howard Jones and Blancmange. Plus, new releases from modern favorites TR/ST, Tamaryn and Maps. There are plenty of new bands to check out as well. If you haven’t heard Roosevelt, do yourself a favor and give them a listen. The track from Gesaffelstein ft Electric Youth sounds a lot like Chromatics.

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John Hughes - This Teenage Movie We've Lived

Remembering John Hughes – This Teenage Movie We’ve Lived

Today celebrates the birthday of legendary director, producer and filmmaker – John Hughes. John Hughes was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1950. He went on to create some of the most memorable movies of the 80’s including Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Weird Science, Ferris Beuler’s Day Off  and Home Alone. His movies tended…

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Best Of Peter Murphy Playlist - Don't Go Away Heartbroken

Spotify Playlist: Best Of Peter Murphy – Sad Eyed Pearl

This weeks playlist celebrates the catalog of the legendary Peter Murphy. This features selections from all of his solo albums plus a few choice Bauhaus tracks. When making the playlist, I fully expected to have quite a few selections from Deep and Cascade. But, I was a bit surprised at how many songs from Unshattered would end of making it. This just proves that it’s good to go back and examine an artists entire catalog.

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