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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 10 December 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    M.I.A. - BACK & FORTH The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe

    M.I.A. – BACK & FORTH

    She's not shy of courting controversy, yet it's always the music that she makes that gets your attention best. In a relatively short space of time M.I.A has managed to become a serious player in this music world of ours.

    'Matangi' is the fourth studio album by the English-Sri Lankan performer, and one that has brought with it a huge amount of expectation. Since her debut album 'Arular' in 2005, she hasn't left it more than three years to record and release a follow-up. Dan looks Back & Forth over M.I.A's short but spectacular career.



    Three very different albums are highlighted on the show this week. ‘LIZZOBANGERS’ is Hip-Hop with a retro twist. That’s not to say that it hasn’t any new ideas; it has plenty. This is music that makes you want to get up and bust some moves!

    PolyDROID’s album ‘Machines Of Pure Loving Grace’ is further proof that there is still excellent music coming out during music’s ‘Silly Season’. Sometimes cinematic, sometimes brooding, it oozes class through its every pulse. There isn’t always justice when it comes to music, but if there is any for PolyDROID, it will see ‘Machines Of Pure Loving Grace’ reach far and wide.

    ‘Further/Closer’ is a stunning piece of work from Geisha (Rob Geisha). It is perhaps the perfect soundtrack to those twilight hours where the world seems to slow down momentarily. This is music that crosses generations and genres. A compliment too far? Listen and judge for yourself.




    This week’s prize includes tickets to see Wooden Shjips at The Grand Social on Saturday, December 14*. We’ve also thrown in albums from Pearl Jam, OrphanCode, Placebo, Gallows, The Clash, and Elvis Costello & The Roots.

    The Easy Question: Name the current Pearl Jam album?

    1. Postman Pat
    2. Thunder Cloud
    3. Lightning Bolt

    Email your name, postal address, & correct answer to [email protected]

    *You must be over 18 to attend the gig.

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Tuesday, December 10

    Foals – ‘Inhaler’
    Primal Scream – ‘Some Velvet Morning’
    We Cut Corners – ‘YKK’
    XTC – ‘Senses Working Over Time’
    The Chemical Brothers (Feat: Wayne Coyne) – ‘The Golden Path’
    Gesaffelstein – ‘Out Of Line’
    Noise Control – ‘Steel’
    Lizzo – ‘T-Baby’
    Mylo – ‘Valley Of The Dolls’
    Fears – ‘Tampered’
    Tame Impala – ‘Elephant’
    AC/DC – ‘Thunderstruck’
    The Phoenix Foundation – ‘Friendly Society’

    Hour 2:

    Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘3s & 7s’
    Le Galaxie – ‘Lucy Is Here’
    Trans AM – ‘White Rhino’
    Depeche Mode – ‘Enjoy The Silence’
    Halves – ‘Tanager Peak’
    Rufus wainright – ‘Agnus Dei’
    St. Vincent – ‘Birth In Reverse’
    Kerbdog – ‘Sally’
    Sugar – ‘Changes’
    Public Service Broadcasting – ‘Night Mail’
    Samaris - 'Voggudub’
    PolyDROID – ‘You Are Transparent’
    The Doors – ‘The End’

    Hour 3:

    The Last Shadow Puppets – ‘Age Of The Understatement’
    Kid Karate – ‘Two Times’
    Black Mountain  -‘The Hair Song’
    Fight Like Apes – ‘Carousel’
    Jeff Buckley – ‘Last Goodbye’
    Geisha - 'The Nuclear Duration Of Endless Spinning’

    M.I.A. – Back & Forth:
    M.I.A. – ‘Fire Fire’
    M.I.A. – ‘Warriors’
    M.I.A. – ‘Paper Planes’
    M.I.A. – ‘XXXO’
    AR Rahman (Feat M.I.A.) – ‘O.. Saya’
    M.I.A. – ‘Matangi’

    LCD Soundsystem – ‘Yeah’


    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Valley Of The Dolls
      Composer: Myles Macinnes
      Performer(s): Mylo
      Performer(s): Mylo
      Album: Destroy Rock & Roll, Breast Fed, BFD007CD
      Duration: 3:29
    • Title: White Rhino
      Composer: Trans Am
      Performer(s): Trans Am
      Performer(s): Trans Am
      Album: Liberation, Thrill Jockey, Thrill144
      Duration: 4:19
    • Title: Fire Fire
      Composer: Maya/Anthony
      Performer(s): M.I.A.
      Performer(s): M.I.A.
      Album: Arular, Xl Recordings, XLCD186
      Duration: 3:28

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