I started making a 2018 playlist. I guess just for keeping a tab on things and to justify paying for the Spotify premium as an addition to the gazillion I already spend on vinyl, cd and download. It won’t be a definite best of 2018 or that important really, but I thought I drop it here as well in case someone wants to follow it. I don’t really even have a clear plan what it will turn out to be. Perhaps some kind of monster that is constantly changing as more songs and albums come available. Often I tend to prefer an album cut over the single, so first there might be a single and then I change it to my favorite album cut later on. As an addition to this I might do some kind of monthly or quarterly playlist that will stay the same once posted. There will be no order, other than that I put my two biggest song addictions on top. Untitled God Song by Haley Heynderickx and May Your Kindness Remain by Courtney Marie Andrews.
I haven’t done a Spotify list in a long time, so I made one out of 2016 songs that I’ve fallen in love with. It’s by no means a definite best of the year list. I could easily come up with another 40 similarly important and there’s a bunch of stuff that isn’t on Spotify. This thing already kind of got out of hand, because the plan was to just quickly put 20 great songs on a list. Anyway, here it is in case someone wants to hear it. Maybe I’ll do another in a few weeks/months time or just add more stuff to this one.
This is the weekly playlist that I was planning on posting yesterday, but the hockey game lasted forever. This is just the stuff that I could find on Spotify. My absolutely favourite song in the world right now is Nostalgia Blues by Simon Joyner (but that’s not there), Closely followed by that new John Moreland track that kicks off this little playlist. Now back to enjoying Couch by Couchwest festival.
Perhaps I’ll start making weekly playlists. At least I made one for the week 10. This one is actually more like a best of 2015 so far than a weekly playlist. I did save some favourites for possible future lists and well everything is not on Spotify. However this thing contains most of my biggest 2015 favourites that have already been released (like Viljami Kukkonen, Small Houses, Michael Feuerstack, Father John Misty).
Sorry. I promise to make also other kind of updates this week. Is there a cure for laziness? Anyway, here’s another playlist that contains favourite songs of mine. It’s still only a tip of the iceberg. I could probably do these all year long and still wouldn’t run out of songs I want to put on a playlist. No need to worry though. I probably get bored within a week or two. But it is kind of nice to go through the record collection and listen to songs I used to love and still know my heart, but haven’t actually listened to in years. For example that Jill Barber song. I gave that EP five hearts many many moons ago, but I can’t remember when was the last time I actually listened to it. Now I did and I still loved it and knew every word. Maybe I should still add more new songs next time (if I make another one). Like 20 and 10. This one is similar to the first one. First 25 are older favourites and then the last 5 songs came out in 2014.
I still prefer physical records, but because I have this Spotify premium for the time being, I thought I make at least one playlist. The good thing was that I ended up listening to old songs that I love. I kind of never actually listen to the records that I own. Listening to new music just takes all the time I have. So doing playlists like this one might be good for me. Does anyone else care? Well that’s very questionable, but I still might do these once a week or once a month. That’s why I didn’t (try to) make a top 30 songs ever list and saved a lot for later use. There’s some of those top songs ever as well like San Diego Serenade by Tom Waits.
This playlist doesn’t really have a theme. Except that these are all songs that I love. It might make more sense to make a power pop list, soul list, Finnish pop list etc separately, but sense is so overrated (ok that Finnish pop playlist might happen). The last five songs are all new 2014 releases. So it’s basicly 25 old favourites and 5 new favourites.