This Week's Playlist #52 - The End, So Far 2/2
5 more tracks closing an album with a bang
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We are that time of the year, somewhere in the limbo zone between drinking and eating holiday #1 and drinking and eating holiday #2.
Last playlist of 2022, another round of albums closing tracks for this week, including some more french hip hop 🙂
Hope you are all having a restful and relaxing end of 2022 break, and again thank you all for reading me and this newsletter this year!
Best wishes from grey and rainy Paris. See you in 2023 :-)
Image credit: Ehsan Eslami
Eliott Smith - Say Yes
Perhaps the most beautiful song that Smith ever wrote. Unlike so many of Smith's other songs, it's happy which brings a really particular vibe, a peeking ray of light at the end of a grey rainy day.
The Chemical Brothers - The Private Psychedelic Reel
The closing track of one of the essential albums of the 90s UK big beat scene:-)
Bruce Dickinson - Tears of the dragon
I included Iron Maiden earlier this year, but with one of their first singer's songs, so I had to include Bruce Dickinson. Here is the closing track of his 1994 solo album after he left Maiden.
"The song is a 6-minute ballad, written by Bruce alone, and it is undeniably the best track here. It is Dickinson's little catharsis, a redeeming song about the overall pressure he felt in the Maiden years." source.
IAM - Demain, c’est loin
This is a follow-up for Orelsan last week. Probably the band which opened my eyes to the whole hip-hop universe as a teenager, with their album L'Ecole du Micro d'Argent (the school of the silver mic). IAM is arguably the most prominent French hip-hop band, and this is their best track.
Led Zeppelin - When the levee breaks
What better song than this one to close this year's playlist, with the groovy pounding drum, a harmonica and Robert Plant's timeless voice.
Until the next time, Godspeed!
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