This week, Spoon will release They Want My Soul, their 8th studio album. Even though the band formed over 20 years ago (1993 in Austin, Texas), they received the most exposure in the mid-to-late 2000’s, getting more popular with each album release. The first song I ever heard was “All The Pretty Girls Go To The City” from their 2002 release Kill The Moonlight, and actually played it on the radio show I used to host back then. A few years later, I started discovering more of their music, and they’ve become one of my favorite bands of all time.
The Weekly Dose 08-04-14
I’ve said it before, but 2014 is probably going to go down as one of the best years for music. Maybe it’s because all of my favorite artists have been releasing albums this year, but it just seems like a great time to be a music lover!
This week’s playlist includes two Spoon songs (“Do You” from the new album and the aforementioned “All The Pretty Girls Go To The City”) alongside an hour’s worth of great music that span the decades! Some other highlights include a new track from Jenny Lewis, Charles Bradley covering Nirvana, and John C. Reilly performing “Walk Hard” (which I was lucky enough to find on vinyl this week when I was at the local record store).
1. Spoon – Do You
2. Beck – Hotwax
3. Iron & Wine – Naked As We Came
4. Fleming & John – Ugly Girl
5. Alpine – Hands
6. Yuck – Shook Down
7. Mika – Billy Brown
8. Spoon – All The Pretty Girls Go To The City
9. Daft Punk – Instant Crush
10. Generationals – When They Fight, They Fight
11. Jenny Lewis – Head Underwater
12. John C. Reilly – Walk Hard
13. Marshall Crenshaw – Someday, Someway
14. James – Say Something
15. Noisettes – Never Forget You
16. Charles Bradley – Stay Away
Please check out the playlist and let me know what you think in the comments, on Twitter, or on our Facebook page. I’d like to know what you liked, what you didn’t, and what songs you’d like to hear in the future! You can also subscribe to our master Spotify playlist which contains every song featured in The Weekly Dose so far…