Thursday, September 21, 2006

Listen: Supplement_A :: The Nationwide Mercury Prize

Pleasing To Your Ears

I like supplements, yes I do. I like supplements, how 'bout you? This is the inaugural supplementary podcast, where the music is more closely curated around a particular theme. This week, I'm spotlighting the albums/artists shortlisted for the Nationwide Mercury Prize, the nominees of which represent the best British and Irish albums of the last 12 months. The tracks:
"Fake Tales of San Francisco" by Arctic Monkeys
"Munich" by Editors
"Made-up Lovesong #43" by Guillemots
"I Sleep Alone" by Richard Hawley
"Boys From School" by Hot Chip
"Map of the Problematique" by Muse
"The Boom Boom Bap" by Scritti Politti
"Flo' Fashion" by Sway
"Black Swan" by Thom Yorke
"You Probably Couldn't See For the Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me" by Arctic Monkeys
As usual, the podcast is available throught RSS or iTunes. Here are the appropriate links:
* Click here to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.
* Click here to visit the "Pleasing To Your Ears" page in the iTunes Music Store, where you can pick and choose from available episodes.
And for you folks that poo poo the enhanced podcast, here's the mp3 for Supplement_A:
Supplement_A :: The Nationwide Mercury Prize
Here's some links I mentioned in this episode:
* Official Nationwide Mercury Prize site
* BBC Mercury Prize site
* Mercury Prize on Wikipedia
* Slowly Downward (cover of "The Eraser" by Thom Yorke)
That's it for the first supplementary podcast. Please tell your friends. Please tell me what you think. Please link on your blogs. Please use the hotline: (206) 202-3142. Please tune in for a new episode this weekend.

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