I Slam Dunked Last.fm Today

sdlast.jpgI don’t know why, but that little piece of spyware just came to irritate me to the point where I finally deleted all of it today. I was quitting out of it every day after I started up. It was starting to bug me that it couldn’t record the individual songs in the radio shows that I was mainly listening to. I knew it was a problem when it started to bother me that the cassettes I’d been playing on the way to work couldn’t register. What a mental snakepit. It was time to stop. Now if I could just stop huffing airplane glue…

For the morbidly curious, here’s my Last FM page.

Anyway… for the last few years I’ve put together a CD that I hand out at the holidays with that past year’s fave tracks, and it’s time to start working on the new one. Mostly new stuff, but a few oldies that made their way into heavy rotation too. A major omission here would be Slow Club, who I just have on a podcast. I also left out a few of the bigger acts like Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen and CSS. So, in the interest of still spreading my dubious taste to the world, I offer this playlist – my own festive 50 – Optimator 07. It’s not necessarily sequenced… I’ve given links for a few of the more obscure artists.

Song Title – Artist – Album

Gojira Suit – Sunset Cinema Club

Konichiwa bitches – Robyn – Robyn

Hang Me Up To Dry – Cold War Kids – Robbers and Cowards

Cheer it on – Tokyo Police Club – A Lesson in crime

Can’t Stop (Produced By Rich Harrison) – Missy Elliott – The Cookbook

Electronic Battle Weapon 8 – The Chemical Brothers

Normal Teenager – Loaded Knife – Normal Teenager 7″

Star Trail – Duloks

The Prayer – Bloc Party – A Weekend In The City

Save Myself – Willy Mason

Stop Me – Mark Ronson – Versions

This Time (I’m Gonna Try it My Way) – DJ Shadow – The Outsider

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps – Splodgenessabounds

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis – Costello Music

Valerie – Amy Winehouse – BBC 1 Live Lounge

Moving to New York – The Wombats – Girls, Boys & Marsupials

Meds (feat. VV of The Kills) – Placebo – Meds

Panda StyleL.A.O.S.

My blue heaven – Palast Orchester mit Max Raabe

Crambodia (Pink Skull Remix) – Plastic Little – Crambodia

Mind of Soon Hey – Tri-Lambs – Jacket Smasher EP

Rebellion (Lies) – The Arcade Fire – Funeral

We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives – Los Campesinos!

Burn My Shadow – Unkle – War Stories

Satan Said Dance – Clap your Hands Say Yeah – Live

Elzeviro – Piero Umiliani – Musicaelettronica Volume Uno

A New Experience – Piero Umiliani – Musicaelettronica Volume Uno

MAH-NA-MAH-NA – Piero Umiliani – ARIEL RECORDS 500 Single

Beats to the Rhyme – Run-DMC – Tougher Than Leather

Can’t Stop Moving – Sonny Jim

Grip Like A Vice – The Go! Team

Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield – Extended 12″ mix

D.A.N.C.E. – Justice

You! Me! Dancing! – Los Campesinos! – Hold On Now Youngster…

Chemistry – Unkle – Nights Temper EP (A Prelude To War Stories)

3-2-1 Contact theme song

The Late, Late Show – Count Basie – The Complete Atomic Basie

Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell

Thou Shalt Always Kill – Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip

Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret – Queens Of The Stone Age – Rated R

Hangin Tree – Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf

No One Knows – Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf

solta o frango – Bonde Do Role – Solta o Frango – EP

Starz In Their Eyes – Just Jack – Overtones (Album Sampler)

Don’t Be Afraid To Sweat – Miss Odd Kidd

Convenience Shopping – Alan Hawkshaw – Music For TV Dinners – The ’60s

Sexual Healing – Hot 8 Brass Band – Rock With the Hot 8

Boyz – M.I.A.

Amylase – Cajun Dance Party

You Don’t Know Her NameMaps – We Can Create – This track is just massive. I can’t possibly say enough good things about it.

You might guess, if you are a dedicated listener to BBC Radio 1, that I’ve been heavily influenced by Rob da Bank, Huw Stephens and Mary Anne Hobbs these last couple of years… I can honestly say that I haven’t been as excited by the new music coming out since like 1985.

So… what have you been listening to?