Rage Playlist

26 01 2009

Have you ever been so angry that you wanted to rip someone’s head off?  If your answer is yes then this playlist is perfect for you.  These songs are will release that anger in a constructive way.  So have fun headbanging to these tracks.

  1. Break Stuff – Limp Bizkit
  2. Down with the Sickness – Disturbed
  3. Guerrilla Radio – Rage Against the Machine
  4. Walk – Pantera
  5. Given Up – Linkin Park
  6. Side of a Bullet – Nickelback
  7. Wait and Bleed – Slipknot
  8. Crazy – Mushroomhead
  9. Death Blooms – Mudvayne
  10. Come What(ever) May – Stone Sour
  11. Soil – System of a Down
  12. Angel of Death – Slayer
  13. Feuer Frei – Rammstein
  14. Waking the Demon – Bullet for My Valentine
  15. The Air That I Breathe – All That Remains
  16. The Light That Blinds – Shadows Fall
  17. Are You Dead Yet? – Children of Bodom
  18. Lie – Black Light Burns
  19. Giles – Unearth
  20. Eye of the Storm – Killswitch Engage
  21. Black Label – Lamb of God
  22. Imperium – Machine Head
  23. Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis – Trivium
  24. Desperate Times Desperate Measures – Underoath

Inaugural Tunes: A Playlist

21 01 2009

I’m sure many of you were watching with happy eyes yesterday as Barack Obama took the Oath of Office and George Bush left Washington… finally. Well, there’s no better way to celebrate Obama’s inauguration than with a music. So, with that in mind, I’ve assembled a list of great tunes to help you welcome Obama as our 44th President.

1. “Imagine” – John Lennon
2. “Yes We Can” – will.i.am
3. “What A Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong
4. “Respect” – Aretha Franklin
5. “A Brand New America” – Keb’ Mo’
6. “This Land Is Your Land” – Woody Guthrie
7. “Our Country” – John Mellencamp
8. “America The Beautiful” – Ray Charles
9. “Back In The USA” – Chuck Berry
10. “The Star-Spangled Banner” – Jimi Hendrix


Playlistism: A Comprehensive Guide to Making Playlists that Don’t Suck.

14 01 2009

A good playlist is more than just a list of songs slapped together on the go. A good playlist says something, expresses a mood, or even shows some personality. In my experience, there are 3 types of playlists…

-Petty Playlists
-Mood Playlists
-Personal Playlists

Petty playlists are playlists that are designed to satisfy your musical appetite right now. For example, if you’ve just bought a bunch of new music and want to take it for a test drive, you put it in a petty playlist. Mood playlists are the hardest to master, and what I will teach you to make today. And finally, Read the rest of this entry »

A Playlistism Footnote: Covers

14 01 2009

Above, we recommended that you try not to include two songs by the same artist in a playlist. However, adding covers of songs is encouraged. With that in mind, let’s look at some interesting YouTube cover versions of “Build Me Up Buttercup” (the song mentioned above).

First, the original

Now, an acoustic guitar-only version

And, finally, karaoke (kind of)

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Discover Jon Foreman

14 01 2009

With a vocal quality similar to Dave Matthews or Isaac Slade (the lead singer from the The Fray), Jon Foreman’s music has acoustical drive with folk undertones. An artist who truly loves his music and isn’t affected by the modern music industry only comes along so often. I admire Jon Foreman for his personal connection to his music:

“I’m so thankful that these songs still mean so much to me. In fact, I am perhaps more drawn to music than ever… Lately music has been my compass: it’s neither the map, nor the road but a steady constant that can help me make sense of the both.”

His songs tend to be focused on sadness. They have mellow chord progressions and often include an acoustical guitar. However, his tunes aren’t monotonous or over-simplistic. Listening to Foreman can ease you through a painful experience or, at the very least, Read the rest of this entry »

Uncle Joe’s Medicine Show

14 01 2009

If you’re all depressed by listening to the playlist in the last post, it’s time to get up. And there’s no better way to do that than through Uncle Joe’s Medicine Show, a great funk group from Atlanta, Georgia. Their music combines solid guitar and keyboard work with rhythms that will have you dancing all night. Both a throwback to classic funk acts and a very modern band, Uncle Joe’s Medicine Show gets under your skin like nothing else.

Uncle Joe’s Myspace Page

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A Tragic Romance

14 01 2009

You step out into the rain. You turn to ask for forgiveness but she slams the door in your face. After all you’ve done for her? And she just throws you to the curb like that? You’re overcome with sadness. You get into your car and sob, like a girly puppy. This playlist is for all of those moments… Read the rest of this entry »