The Tuesday Playlist No. 49: Ring, ring, ring

The Tuesday Playlist No. 49: Ring, ring, ring

The telephone goes “ring, ring, ring” although nowadays it “blings”…this device that allows us to communicate to people all over the world while maintaining the intimacy of listening to someone´s voice…that miracle of men´s genius is the subject of our playlist. Here are 15 tracks from old to new, from the time where there was a rotary dial to know where you just get Siri to dial that number for you…enjoy 🙂 Featured image taken from http://www.theoldtelephone.co.uk/images/Belgian/Belgian%20Green_facing_right.jpg

The Tuesday Playlist No.48: Damon Albarn

The Tuesday Playlist No.48: Damon Albarn

With it being his 48th birthday this Wednesday we thought that seemed like the perfect excuse to celebrate this multi-faceted musical talent. There was a time when Damon Albarn was only the front man of Blur, and that was good enough being that they were  pretty much the most consistently inventive and interesting group of the 90’s, much more so than their plodding, one-dimensional northern neighbours Oasis. Since then however he’s gone from strength to strength with Gorillaz and a plethora of other projects proving that there was much more to him than Blur and Britpop and emerging as one Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No.47: Produced by George Martin

The Tuesday Playlist No.47: Produced by George Martin

In this week’s playlist we celebrate the career of the late Sir George Martin outside of his work with a certain 4-piece band from Liverpool… MVD was very sad to hear of the passing of this legendary pop music figure last week, especially seeing as we are huge Beatles fans. However, for this playlist we wanted to step away from that part of his career and move on to what happened next. Through the 70’s and 80’s and beyond Martin produced many acts at his Air Studios in London, and as you will see from this list none of them Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No.46: Independent Women

The Tuesday Playlist No.46: Independent Women

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day here at MVD by listening to our favourite female singers… And so of course we want to share these songs with you. The following 15 tracks are by just some of the strongest female characters in music, past and present, PJ Harvey, Marrianne Faitfull, Nina Simone, Courtney Barnett, Janis Joplin, Edith Piaf and more…

Tuesday Playlist No. 45: Duets

Tuesday Playlist No. 45: Duets

this week´s playlist features 15 songs from great female – male duets through the decades and of course, current ones…from Fiona Apple and Andrew Bird, to Louis and Ella to Natalia LaFourcade and Devendra Banhart and different styles also for your listening pleasure…hope you enjoy!      

The Tuesday Playlist No. 44: Our picks from the Grammy´s 2016

The Tuesday Playlist No. 44: Our picks from the Grammy´s 2016

Yesterday the event took place amidst some controversy as is usually the case nowadays as it seems to be prerequisite in today´s music world. Though we want to congratulate all the winners, you wont find the biggest names (one or two) in our Tuesday playlist.  Here are our picks,  15 songs we selected from this years 58th Grammy awards. Featured image taken from https://i.ytimg.com/vi/LLq_P_wUz5Y/maxresdefault.jpg

The Tuesday Playlist No.43: Bang! Boom! Crash! Smash!

The Tuesday Playlist No.43: Bang! Boom! Crash! Smash!

The latest edition of our weekly playlist features AC/DC, The Primitives, Nancy Sinatra, S.O.A.D., The Stone Roses, and Roxette and should be played VERY LOUD. Yes, that’s right, LOUD, as (for no good reason we can think of) all of this week’s songs involve smashing and crashing, banging and booming. So crank up the volume and let our 15 song selection liven up your week!

The Tuesday Playlist No.42: Eye To Eye

The Tuesday Playlist No.42: Eye To Eye

Eyes. What is it about those organs through which we see that fascinate and hypnotize us? Why do people say they get lost looking into other people´s eyes? Why are they called the window to the soul? Why do people say when someone has an insight they have opened their eyes? Whether only for their biological function or something deeper there are a lot of songs to pay tribute to those wonderful orbs…here are 15 of our favorites, from Andrew Bird, to Chet Baker and even Calle 13 and Silvio Rodriguez.

The Tuesday Playlist No.41: She-Rappers

The Tuesday Playlist No.41: She-Rappers

For this week’s 15-song collection we decided to celebrate female rappers old and..well…mainly old… Because to be honest, we here at MVD like our hip-hop old-school. Must be an age thing I guess. That and the fact that we really don’t dig Nicki Minaj and her like. So included here is the mighty Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill from back when she could be bothered to use her considerable talents, the original Queen of hip-hop Roxanne Shante, Missy Elliott of course, rap-poetry from Sarah Jones and her predecessor Sarah Webster Fabio, Britain’s own pioneer Monie Love, and yes, we’ve also included Read more »

Tuesday Playlist 39: Back to Work

Tuesday Playlist 39: Back to Work

Warning: Songs regarding work, working hard, the rat race…not soft, chill music to work by. As 2016 properly settles in, many of us are faced with the reality of our lives…we are part of the system and as such we gotta get back to work in order to earn our daily bread. Here are 15 songs, form Jungle, to Dolly Parton to The Clash related to work. Hope you enjoy your Tuesday! *Featured image from http://invisiblebread.com/comics/2013-02-19-back-to-work.png

The Tuesday Playlist No.39: RIP David Bowie

The Tuesday Playlist No.39: RIP David Bowie

We continue our tributes to the late David Bowie with our weekly Tuesday Playlist which presents just some of the many highlights of his stellar career. Usually we have 15 tracks in these playlists but when it came to compiling this one that barely seemed adequate. Here’s a man who spanned decades, styles, trends and fashions effortlessly. To pick just 15 would seem like barely scratching the surface, so we upped it to 25 and in truth it still seems like we are barely covering all the bases. Anyway, for the sake of some kind of brevity 25 it is, Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No.38: Best of 2015

The Tuesday Playlist No.38: Best of 2015

For the first Tuesday Playlist of 2016 we bring you 15 of our favourite tracks from 2015, all taken from our weekly New Reels feature. We spend alot of time on this site talking about old music, old films, and stuff that is, well, old. However, every week we bring you something new that is rocking our world and when we looked back over the last 12 months we realised that we had posted some pretty damn awesome releases from some of the most interesting and exciting artists in the world right now. So, in case you missed them first Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No.37: We Got Big Brains!

The Tuesday Playlist No.37: We Got Big Brains!

An intellectual, cerebral, high-falutin’ Tuesday playlist for you this week, featuring clever stuff from the likes of Tom Tom Club, Eels, Weezer, Modest Mouse, Gang Starr, Buddy Guy and more!   We human apes pride ourselves on being very smart beings, capable of creating technological wonders, curing diseases, and even exploring the universe. Yet in this age of quantum physics and mass communication we are still happily killing each other and probably the planet we live on too. Smart, but not that smart it seems. Anyway, such thoughts inspired me to put together this playlist which won’t make you cleverer Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No.36: Peace, Love and Understanding

The Tuesday Playlist No.36: Peace, Love and Understanding

For the people of Paris, Beirut, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and everywhere else where war and death are robbing people of peace and life. We here at MVD were profoundly saddened by the events of the last few days. And you know, at a time like this it is hard to know how to express that sadness, what to say that has any meaning. We write about pop music and films, and it almost seems kind of trivial in the wake of such madness and destruction. However, it’s also important to remember that music can play a role in the recovery Read more »