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Thanks to a combination of iTunes optimization functions and defective cables (and, last but not least, the notorious mistrust for their customers that has always been a distinctive feature of Apple business strategy), I’ve lost all the tracks on my iPod Classic. This means: 70 GB, which was all my music, now that I think of it – nobody carries CDs around nowadays. I’ve so far recovered from heartbreak and reimported a few physical CDs and albums I keep in my hard drives, but there’s melancholy in the whole business because each time I play a track it reminds me of something else – for its mood, its lyrics, the year I fell in love with it, the people I associate it with, the playlist I had put it in (thud! oh, my playlists!) or for no reason whatsoever.

My music was all dirty and messy and so far I could only recover its ghost. Here’s some of it (starting with the word ghost and a bit downtempo because it’s early in the morning).

[Click Play on the first track to hear the whole playlist]

EDIT: I’ve also done the GSFP shot to go with this: the usual emo stuff that got immediately explored. Here it is.

Beck Volcano
Stars The Passenger
Two Door Cinema Club What You Know
Franz Ferdinand Tell Her tonight
The Black Keys Tighten Up
Fink See It All
OK Go Skyscrapers
Beck Sexx Laws
The Dø At Last!
Jamie Lidell Enough’s Enough
Fink Pretty Little Thing
Ólöf Arnalds Surrender
Robert Wyatt Just As You Are
OK Go Oh Lately It’s So Quiet
Björk Venus As A Boy
Radiohead Nude
Broken Social Scene 7/4 (Shoreline)
Friendly Fires On Board
The Temper Trap Drum Song
Portishead Glory Box
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset Sea Song
Nine Inch Nails The Hand That Feeds
Fiona Apple Fast as You Can
Broken Social Scene Windsurfing Nation
Vampire Weekend Holiday
Klaxons Valley Of The Calm Trees
Arctic Monkeys This House Is A Circus
PJ Harvey A Perfect day Elise
CocoRosie By Your Side
Regina Spektor Love Affair
Thom Yorke Black Swan
Menomena TAOS
Grizzly Bear While You Wait for the Others
Phoenix Lisztomania
OK Go A Million Ways
Florence And The Machine Kiss With A Fist
Björk Declare Independence
Tokyo Police Club Bambi
Vampire Weekend Cousins
Andreya Triana Lost Where I Belong
Tori Amos Iieee
Radiohead Lotus Flower
The Mars Volta Drunkship Of Lanterns
PJ Harvey Is This Desire?
Nine Inch Nails Closer
Sean Hayes Garden

2 comments on “Soundtrack

  1. I LOVE your playlist!!
    That’s it, it’s been chosen as the backdrop to my work today!


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