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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 30 March 2015


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    There are many excellent Hip Hop albums that appeared in the early 1990s that have simply disappeared into the ether over the years. One of the best of these is 'Blood Sweat & No Tears' by Stetsasonic. Listening to it over 20 years on, it's a mystery how this wasn't hailed as a defining album of the time. Dan features tracks from this on The Alternative this week.




    The Prodigy's 'The Day Is My Enemy' proves a number of things; the first being that they still have an insatiable hunger for making music. They also still have the knack of making extreme sounds that will rattle your brain! It is true to say that they have made better albums, but consider what those albums are.


    Most bands would fall asunder if they lost their founder member, but Death Cab For Cutie have managed to not just survive, but record what could be among their finest. Titled ‘Kintsugi’ (which according to WikipediA is 'The Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique') is a huge statement.



    It's never easy to know what to make of bands that take an artistic hiatus. That is to say, you never know quite when (or sometimes if) you'll hear from them again. The Go! Team are back after four years, and they sound as inspired and charged as ever. Listening to ‘The Scene Between’ at sounds like what you might describe as modern day Motown.


    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, March 30

    The Avener & Phoebe Killdeer – ‘Fade Out Lines’
    Power Of Dreams – ‘Rain Down’
    Kormac – ‘Rainstorm’
    The Very Best (feat: M.I.A.) – ‘Raindance’
    Discopunks – ‘Tie Me Up’
    Primal Scream – ‘Jailbird’
    Mini Mansions (with Alex Turner) – ‘Vertigo’
    Sleep Thieves – ‘High’
    Atoms For Peace – ‘Reverse Running’
    Noise Control (feat; Shahin Badar) – ‘Take It’
    Death Cab For Cutie – ‘El Dorado’
    L7 – ‘Pretend We’re Dead’
    Tim Wheeler – ‘Medicine’

    Hour 2:

    St Vincent – ‘Birth In Reverse’
    The Prodigy – ‘The Day Is My Enemy’
    Die Antwoord – ‘I Fink U Freeky’
    Meltybrains? – ‘Donegal’
    Wolf Alice – ‘Giant Peach’
    Meat Puppets – ‘Back Water’
    The Mighty Stef – ‘Stella’
    Stetsasonic – ‘No B.S. Allowed’
    We Cut Corners – ‘Blue’ (Daithi Remix)
    Not Squares – ‘Oops Said Hi’
    School Of Seven Bells – Lafaye’
    The Doors – ‘The End’

    Hour 3:

    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’
    The Go! Team – ‘Catch Me On The Rebound’
    The Primitives – ‘Crash’
    Le Galaxie – ‘Le Club’
    Underworld – ‘Cowgirl’
    DJ Mek (feat: Ri-Ra) – ‘Maybe Tomorrow’
    Beck & Bat For Lashes – ‘Let’s Get Lost’
    The Fat Lady Sings – ‘Deborah’
    Anna Calvi – ‘Tristan’
    Silent Noise Parade – ‘Sirens’
    Placebo – ‘Pure Morning’
    Bow Wow Wow – ‘I Want Candy’
    Fight Like Apes – ‘Pretty Keen On Centrefolds’
    Ben Howard – ‘End Of The Affair’

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