Sunday, 29 December 2013

The Listening Club - 29th December 2013

Compliments of the season to you all, hope that you're having a satisfactory holiday session. Nothing to complain about here; despite stormy weather attempts to keep me off UK shores, I made it back in time for Xmas (eventually), followed several days later by my luggage (sigh), just in time to add a few kilos, both in luggage and in person before the return journey earlier today. Such, indeed, is the way of things...

Last week, after a little back-and-forth, @ohmyliver sent us the righteousness that was Glen Brown & King Tubby's "Termination Dub" a cracking Blood And Fire selection of classic era dub sounds, which sent the assembled into a sweetly contemplative state, as you'd expect. Thanks to Oli for the pick, and for flipping the frisbee to @cdrose_writer who will pick up the game next week...

For now, behold and observe, the 2nd annual and most excellent #festivevortex. Yep, the daddy vortex to all the other lil' vorticies est arrive! ("Festive Vortex" being the name given round these parts to the period betwixt Xmas Day and NYE, during which, for most, not much is achieved save the consumption of leftover turkey, nibbling on assorted sweet things and the watching of dodgy films).

Anyhoo, we have 28 tunes that, by your own collective good grace, are considered worthy of being referred to as the finest of the year, so, in time honoured tradition, crack open a bottle of something heady, pin back your lugholes and listen to this lot...

Direct download mp3 is here, and the Mixcloud stream (which may reveal the track titles, you have been warned) is here!

Search #listeningclub to see what's going on, and follow @listeningclub for the admin.

Hope to see you tonight at 8pm GMT!


  1. It's the tracklist reveal!

    01 David Bowie - Love Is Lost (James Murphy Remix) (@holette)
    02 Radical Face - Letters Home (@pamac66)
    03 Dancing Years - I'm Here (@emmaprice)
    04 Run The Jewels - Banana Clipper (@eastvanhalen)
    05 Okkervil River - Down Down The Deep River (@thejayarr)
    06 Simple Minds - Broken Glass Park (@mutster101)
    07 Wooden Shjips - Back To Land (@cdrose_writer)
    08 Primal Scream - It's Alright, It's OK (@cakehugga)
    09 Tensnake - 58 BPM (@akx)
    10 Mazzy Star - Lay Myself Down (@samsmitter)
    11 John Grant - GMF (@kleptones)
    12 The Strypes - You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover (@samsmitter)
    13 Nine Inch Nails - Came Back Haunted (@emmaprice)
    14 CSS - Honey (@cakehugga)
    15 Lizzo feat. Sophie Eris - Batches and Cookies (@jimmccauley)
    16 Postmodern Juke Box (featuring Puddles Pity Party) - Royals (@rougeforever)
    17 Saint Pepsi - Cherry Pepsi (@akx)
    18 Rob Zombie - Theme for the Rat Vendor / Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga (@pamac66)
    19 Kirby Krackle - North Of The Wall (@mutster101)
    20 James Blake - Retrograde (@holette)
    21 Jimmy Fallon, Miley Cyrus & The Roots - We Can't Stop (A Cappella) (@mrhig)
    22 Janelle Monae ft. Prince - Givin' Em What They Love (@eastvanhalen)
    23 Tessela - Hackney Parrot (@kleptones)
    24 Serafina Steer - Disco Compilation (Jarvis Cocker Remix) (jimmccauley)
    25 Steve Mason & Emiliana Torrini - I Go Out (@thejayarr)
    26 Tashaki Miyaki - Keep Me In Mind (@neilpbardhan)
    27 Blake Shelton - Sure Be Cool If You Did (@mrhig)
    28 The National - Pink Rabbits (@rougeforever)

  2. I just love everything on there, thank you for helping me discover a lot of great songs the past weeks!