Friday, 25 March 2011

Visual Playlists

When you've got a record collection so large, how do you decide what to listen to? To help me, I'll often set myself rules that will help draw out music that, otherwise, could be neglected for years.

Earlier last year, Jocelyn gave me the idea of putting the records I was listening to out on display, to give a bit more colour to the room - this led to the question "why not chose a visual theme to dictate my listening habits?"; and here's the occasional results so far.

Try doing this with your mp3 playlists!

Day Glo - April 2010

Beck - Midnite Vultures
The Irrisistible Force - It's Tomorrow Already
Stereolab - Peng
De La Soul - Three Feet High and Rising
Etienne De Crecy - Super Discount
Stereolab - Switched On
Vector Lovers - Vector Lovers
Brain Donor - Love, Peace and Fuck
Neu - Crazy/Euphoria
V/A - Deutche Elektronische Musik
Run DMC - Raising Hell
Ultravox - U-Vox

Animals - June 2010

Mogwai - The Hawk is Howling
Grinderman - Grinderman
Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At?
Jim O'Rourke - Halfway to a Threeway
Julian Cope - Droolian
Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - Mighty Girl
Tindersticks - Can Our Love
Mouse on Mars - Niun Niggung
The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimajaro
Depeche Mode - Speak and Spell
Jake Thackray - Bantam Cock
Faith No More - Angel Dust

Halloween (death, demons, skulls and melting faces) - October 2010

Aphex Twin - Girl/Boy
Grinderman - Heathen Child
Amon Duul II - Live in London
The Hours - See the Light
The Damned - Phantasmagoria
AC/DC - If You Want Blood
Stump - Quirk Out
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (3)
Supergrass - Supergrass
Peter Sellers - Songs for Swinging Sellers
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (back cover)
David Bowie - I'm Afraid of Americans