October playlist selection

Our good friend Kieron from provides us with another one of his beautifully curate playlist posts.

The Soundtrack to August 2010

We kick things off this month with our good friend iamnottheenemy’s regular ‘The Soundtrack to…’ playlist. Amazing music from the inimitable UNKLE with Follow Me Down, Klaxons new tune Echoes and the infectious Boyfriend by Best Coast, alongside a whole host of feel-good, sonic, sensations, to highlight why these playlists are amongst our most popular. Summer’s not over yet!

Polydor Records – What we’re listening to September 2010

The good people over at Polydor Records like to keep us up to date with the tunes that are tickling their musical taste buds each month, which we, in turn, like to pass on to you. Some great music here, new and old, and not just from artists signed to their label – how very altruistic. Click here for an eclectic mix of The Velvet Underground, Joy Division, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Primal Scream, Goo Goo Dolls and many more.

BBC 6 Music Playlist – July / August Highlights

Every muso can enjoy their favourite radio station’s playlist, to listen to as and when they want, without all of those annoying talky bits, thanks to SMP user mrbillywhite. The pick of the tracks here include the, now customary, skilled songsmithery from The Coral with More Than A Lover, the ridiculously joyful Dreaming Of Another World from Mystery Jets and the simply magnificent Losing Sleep by Edwyn Collins.

Norman Jay – Episode One

Legend, inspiration, national treasure, safari suit wearer: these are just some of the virtues that we attribute to the magnificent Norman Jay. From Illegal warehouse parties in the ’80s, to the Notting Hill Carnival, via Ibiza and almost everywhere with a sound system in between, Norman Bernard Joseph is well worthy of his MBE status. This is his first ever Playdio show in which he spins some of his favourite tunes, punctuated by him telling you all about them – super.

The world of TARANTINO

From one legend to another; albeit a slightly creepier, more hyper-active, auteur-type-legend. We all know Tarantino’s movies are cinematic masterpieces – most of them anyway – but his soundtracks are pretty special too. Click here for over 116 tracks, from almost all of his films including George Baker Selection – Little Green Bag, Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You, Dusty Springfield – Son Of A Preacher Man and Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie to name but a few.


We like this playlist for two primary reasons. One: it’s got a funny pun title which made us chuckle like a schoolgirl and 2: it’s full of absolutely spectacular tunes. If you like Beastie Boys, Kasabian, The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, The Clash, The Specials and Skepta then click here now. If you don’t, then there is probably something wrong with you – best get yourself checked out by a taste doctor.

Drive My Car

This clever palylist by notapatchon is right up there with the best of them this month as it provides a narrative to go with he music selected, the playlist is succinct (no need to rifle through hundreds of tracks here) and above all, it’s filled with great music. Click now to read the witty story behind bands such as Gomez, Saint Etienne, Super Furry Animals, The Jam, The Kinks and many more. Brilliant!

Paul Weller – The Modfather Anthology

From vitriolic social commentary with The Jam, through questionable genre-hopping with The Style Council, right up to his incredible solo career including the critically acclaimed Wake Up The Nation; it’s all here on this amazing tribute to the Modfather.

Vampiric Music

Looking pasty, drinking blood, and having dodgy teeth has never been so cool thanks to Twilight and all the other vampire sagas doing the rounds in teenagers bedrooms around the world at the moment. This playlist features music for all of your crepuscular needs with the likes of Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Korn and Aphex Twin.

Easy like Sunday mornings

As always, we like to take things down a notch to round-off our playlists of the month; this time with this delightful collection of laidback soul. As described, this playlist is perfect for Sunday morning, or Tuesday afternoon, or Thursday lunchtime – well anytime really. Bill Withers, Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass, Gil Scott-Heron, Luther Vandross – need we see anymore? No, well get chillin’ then.


  1. Wow, thanks for featuring my 6 Music playlist, guys!

    If anyone’s interested, I also do a weekly BBC 6 Music playlist, which I update regularly

  2. Thanks very much more the featuring of my playlist “The World of Tarantino”.
    I would add to the description that, more than a simple copy/paste of the official soundtracks, that playlist is an attempt, as far as it is available on Spotify, to put together all the songs, even barely heard, in all the movies directed by Tarantino.
    The songs listed are, when it was possible, in their original version and not especally in the movies versions.

  3. Indie and Electronica to the people! This is my monthly compilation for October 2010:

    Feel free to listen in! 🙂

  4. Can anyone tell me why when I click on any of the playlists above, hardly any of the tracks are listed on my spotify page? The easy like sunday morning one, I can only see Janet Jackson for instance…?

  5. @barbarella81
    This seems to be a bug. I am only to see on single track when opening that playlist.

  6. kan ik een samen gesteld playlist ook op een stik krijgen zo dat ik die kan beluisteren tijdens een rit in de in/met de auto
    mogelijk een domme vraag maar ben de jongste niet meer 68 wil wel graag wat leren/aannemen van een kenner dank