I thought this would be an interesting article to experiment with, as I listen to a lot of music on a daily basis. The goal of each of these playlists is to provide a decent variety of different music for you to discover if you’re a music lover like myself. Additionally, it gets me a great outlet to share some of the tunes I’ve been digging over the week.
So, let’s get right to it! Here’s The Parabolic Playlist #1.
No Quarter – Tool
Featured on the Salival album, this Led Zeppelin cover has the perfect blend of abstract and familiar. It’s hypnotic, and I love it more and more with each listen.
Criminal – Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple is still a goddess. I’ve always adored her look here, it’s just so damn beautiful! Couple that with the fact that this song will forever be stuck in my mind, and you’ve got a 90’s gem! Side note, still can’t believe this song was released in 1996. I feel old.
Diese kalte Nacht – Faun
I love foreign music. I’ve always had this goal of learning a dozen or so languages. Faun is a supremely talented band who prefers classic, acoustic instruments. It’s literally the most pleasant sound to ever grace my ears.
I Found – Amber Run
This is an example of a song that sounds better in an acoustic format. The first time I heard this version of “I Found” by Amber Run, I got serious chills. There’s so much raw emotion that it’s easy to fall in love with this incredible piece of music.
Wings of Feather and Wax – Killer be Killed
Ah, metal was bound to make an appearance on this list eventually. Killer be Killed is a supergroup with an impressive resume. I think one of the main draws for me is the fact that all of the members contribute to the vocals (minus the drummer). It gives them this really solid dynamic.
L’Enfant Sauvage – Gojira
Both the video and the musical work within the song (switching between time signatures, etc.) is delightfully artistic. Gojira is a definitely unique metal band, and one that’s worth opening up to… even if you’re not a metal fan.
Get The Party Started – P!nk
True story, this song defined my childhood. I remember whenever this song would come on in the car, my mother would have a blast singing the wrong lyrics on purpose. For some reason, this song is connected with a lot of good memories.
Camera Thief – Atmosphere
Switching over to a different genre, every time I hear Atmosphere I think of an old friend of mine. For some reason, they’ve come to define this band in my mind, and it’s always nice to sit down and revisit every once in a while.
Fragile Dream – Joe Hisaishi
Speaking of visiting with friends, this song has always been dedicated to a late friend of mine. It’s a song of both loss and remembrance.
That’s it for The Parabolic Playlist #1. If you like the overall concept of sharing music, let me know and I’ll do more of these!