Listening Party: Nine Inch Nails

ninNine Inch Nails came into my life like a tidal wave of which I’m still caught up in. I had no idea that this band would have such a lasting impact on my existence. Their music heals, feeds, restores, and definitely inspires me creatively. Here are the tracks that have always stayed with me over the years. Enjoy!

1. The Fragile

2. I Would For You

3. The Line Begins To Blur

4. Something I Can Never Have

5. Reptile

6. Even Deeper

7. The Perfect Drug

8. Lights In The Sky

9. Head Like A Hole

10. Hurt

11. Gave Up

12. The Wretched

13. Piggy

14. All The Love In The World

15. Down In It

16. Please

17. Last

18. She’s Gone Away

19. The Only Time

20. Closer

21. Only

22. Somewhat Damaged

23. The Becoming

24. The Warning

25. Into The Void

26. Ringfinger

27. The Big Come Down

28. The Good Soldier

29. Terrible Lie

30. Wish

31. With Teeth

32. Discipline

33. Came Back Hunted

34. Mr. Self Destruct

35. We’re In This Together

36. All Time Low

37. Every Day Is Exactly The Same

38. In This Twilight

39. Dead Souls (Cover)

40. Ruiner

If you’re a fan of NIN please let a sista know! Until next time, y’all…

Cheers, homies!

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Listening Party: Chris Cornell

Chris The music of Chris Cornell was not only something that could be heard, but also felt in the depths of my soul. I often found solace in his voice and lyrics. His music wasn’t something that I jammed to every once in awhile, hellz no. I listened to that beautiful and intoxicating voice religiously. I turn to him for musical inspiration as I write, read, and when I need something to get me through the emotional turmoil, isolation, and the physical anguish I often feel. So for this special edition of Listening Party, I’ve put together fifty-two jamz (a jam for each year of his life) from his impressive career. There’s jamz from Soundgarden, Audioslave, and his solo work. Thank you so much, Chris, for having such a consistent presence in my life. Rest easy, homie.

1. Scream (Solo)

2. Set It Off (Audioslave)

3. Face Pollution (Soundgarden)

4. Long Gone (Solo)

5. Mailman (Soundgarden)

6. 4th Of July (Soundgarden)

7. Can’t Change Me (Solo)

8. Sunshower (Solo)

9. No Attention (Soundgarden)

10. Yesterday To Tomorrow (Audioslave)

11. Scar On The Sky (Solo)

12. Nothing To Say (Soundgarden)

13. Burden In My Hand (Soundgarden)

14. Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince Cover)

15. Gasoline (Audioslave)

16. What You Are (Audioslave)

17. Sweet Euphoria (Solo)

18. Josephine (Solo)

19. New Damage (Soundgarden)

20. Fell On Black Days (Soundgarden)

21. Limo Wreck (Soundgarden)

22. Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden)

23. Moth (Audioslave)

24. Working Man (Audioslave/Rush Cover)

25. Part Of Me (Solo)

26. Head Down (Soundgarden)

27. Outshined (Soundgarden)

28. Loud Love (Soundgarden)

29. Room A Thousand Years Wide (Soundgarden)

30. I Am The Highway (Audioslave)

31. Poison Eye (Solo)

32. Murderer Of Blue Skies (Solo)

33. Like A Stone (Audioslave)

34. Slaves & Bulldozers (Soundgarden)

35. Somewhere (Soundgarden)

36. Blow Up The Outside World (Soundgarden)

37. Be Yourself (Audioslave)

38. Two Drink Minimum (Solo)

39. Cochise (Audioslave)

40. Rhinosaur (Soundgarden)

41. Show Me How To Live (Audioslave)

42. Billie Jean (Michael Jackson Cover)

43. Overfloater (Soundgarden)

44. Climbing Up The Walls (Solo)

45. Drawing Flies (Soundgarden)

46. Drown Me Slowly (Audioslave)

47. Zero Chance (Soundgarden)

48. Kickstand (Soundgarden)

49. Holy Water (Soundgarden)

50. Tighter & Tighter (Soundgarden)

51. Never The Machine Forever (Soundgarden)

52. Rusty Cage (Soundgarden)

Cheers, homies!

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Listening Party: Pearl Jam

Pearl My best bud was kind enough to put together a playlist of essential Pearl Jam songs. The band has such a prolific catalogue. Seriously, they have jamz for days!¬†I know putting this list together was difficult for him. ūüôā I’m very appreciative. Enjoy!

1. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town

2. Fatal

3. Unemployable

4. Strangest Tribe

5. Animal

6. Oceans

7. Blood

8. Tremor Christ

9. Sometimes

10. Daughter

11. Habit

12. Sleight Of Hand

13. Save You

14. Unthought Known

15. Do The Evolution

16. Just Breathe

17. Hitchhiker

18. In My Tree

19. Immortality

20. Cropduster

21. Jeremy

22. Given To Fly

23. Last Exit

24. Parachutes

25. State of Love and Trust

26. Corduroy

27. In Hiding

28. Hold On

29. Black, Red, Yellow

30. Grievance

Cheers, homies!

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Listening Party: Deftones

TonesWith a sound all their own, Deftones can do no wrong in my eyes. Their incredible body of work ranges from metal, to alternative, to atmospheric soundscapes, and I’m enthralled by every note. This band is so meaningful to me;there are several shoutouts to them within my yet to be finished (first) novel. Here are just a few of their musical gems.

1. Pittura Infamante

2. Lucky You

3. Geometric Headdress

4. Beware

5. Rx Queen

6. Battle-Axe

7. 7 Words

8. Entombed

9. Dai The Flu

10. Kimdracula

11. Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)

12. Digital Bath

13. Good Morning Beautiful

14. Feiticeira

15. Combat

16. Moana

17. Elite

18. 976-Evil

19. Fireal

20. Mascara

21. One Weak

22. Pink Cellphone

23. Leathers

24. Needles And Pins

25. Lotion

26. Prince

27. Around The Fur

28. Change (In The House Of Flies)

29. Hexagram

30. Doomed User

31. Lhabia

32. You’ve Seen The Butcher

33. Bored

34. Knife Party

35. Rubicon

36. Deathblow

37. No Ordinary Love (Cover)

38. Risk

39. Savory (Cover)

40. Phantom Bride

41. Teenager

42. Ghosts (Cover)

43. Sex Tape

44. Rosemary

45. To Have And To Hold (Cover)

Cheers, homies!

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Listening Party: Tool

toolTheir music will change your very existence. Musically, lyrically, visually, Tool is such an exceptional band.¬†Here are my favorite¬†jamz by a band I’ve loved since I was sixteen.

1. Right In Two

2. Stinkfist

3. The Patient

4. You Lied (live cover)

5. H

6. Lateralus

7. Crawl Away

8. Jambi

9. Intension

10. Forty Six & 2

11. Bottom

12. The Grudge

13. Eulogy

14. Pushit

15. Swamp Song

16. AEnema

17. Undertow

18. Intolerance

19. Schism

20. Hooker With A Penis

21. Hush

22. Prison Sex

23. Flood

24. Disposition

25. Sober

26. Sweat

27. Jimmy

28. Vicarious

29. Part Of Me

30. Rosetta Stoned

31. The Pot

32. Spasm (cover)

33. Triad

34. 4 Degrees

35. Reflection

36. Ticks & Leeches

37. Third Eye

38. Parabola

39. Wings For Marie Pt. 1

40. 10,000 Days (Wings Pt. 2)

Cheers, homies!

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Listening Party: Queens Of The Stone Age

qu Queens Of The Stone Age makes incredible and unforgettable music. They have an unmistakable sound that is uniquely their own, and I have been in love with them since their third album Songs For The Deaf. All of their albums are brilliant masterpieces and are definitely worth a listen. Here are my favorite QOTSA jamz.

1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled

2. Song For The Deaf

3. Someone’s In The Wolf

4. God Is On The Radio

5. Everybody Knows That You’re Insane

6. Into The Hollow

7. I Sat By The Ocean

8. Turnin’ On The Screw

9. Little Sister

10. The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret

11. No One Knows

12. Kalopsia

13. Regular John

14. Tangled Up In Plaid

15. Fairweather Friends

16. Do It Again

17. The Vampyre Of Time And Memory

18. Go With The Flow

19. Feel Good Hit Of The Summer

20. Sick Sick Sick

21. The Sky Is Fallin’

22. My God Is The Sun

23. Suture Up Your Future

24. If I Had A Tail

25. Medication

26. 3’s & 7’s

27. First It Giveth

28. I Think I Lost My Headache

29. Walkin’ On The Sidewalks

30. “You Got A Killer Scene There, Man”

Cheers, homies!

 

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Listening Party: George Michael

george On Christmas Day 2016, the world lost a truly iconic figure in pop music. His songs are permanent fixtures in the hearts of all music lovers. George Michael was a gifted singer, and a brilliant songwriter, arranger, and producer. George had a real knack for writing the dopest pop songs. A lot of people tend to focus on his music from the eighties, but George was the shit throughout his entire career. He leaves us with an incredible body of work to remember him by. Here are the songs that I believe define George Michael.

1. Everything She Wants (Wham!)

2. Amazing

3. Father Figure

4. Round Here

5. John And Elvis Are Dead

6. Careless Whisper (Wham!)

7. Jesus To A Child

8. Freedom! ’90

9. Flawless

10. Cowboys And Angels

11. You Have Been Loved

12. Spinning The Wheel

13. Older

14. Fastlove- Pt. 1

15. It Doesn’t Really Matter

16. Moment With You

17. Praying For Time

18. One More Try

19. Heal The Pain

20. Roxanne (cover)

21. Star People

22. Free

23. Monkey

24. Hard Day

25. Outside

26. I Want Your Sex Pts. 1 & 2

27. Freeek! ’04

28. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Wham!)

29. Faith

30. I Can’t Make You Love Me (cover)

Cheers, homies!

 

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Listening Party: PJ Harvey

pjPolly Jean Harvey: incredible musician, innovative songwriter, and revered artist. PJ is simply dope! Being introduced to PJ- as a music fan, is probably one of the best things to ever happen to me. Her music opened up a whole new world to me, and I haven’t been the same. Here are the essential songs by Ms. Harvey.

    1. Hardly Wait

    2. Beautiful Feeling

    3. Rid Of Me

    4. The Life & Death Of Mr. Badmouth

    5. Is This Desire

    6. Dress

¬†¬†¬†¬†7. This Mess We’re In

     8. To Bring You My Love

     9. Missed

     10. A Perfect Day Elise

     11. Big Exit

     12. One Line

     13. Angelene

     14. This Is Love

     15. Good Fortune

     16. Send His Love To Me

     17. You Come Through

     18. Working For The Man

     19. Oh My Lover

     20. You Said Something

     21. The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore

     22. Joy

     23. A Place Called Home

     24. Catherine

     25. Dry

     26. Shame

     27. Ecstasy

     28. Who The Fuck?

     29. The Slow Drug

     30. Down By The Water

     Cheers, homies!

 

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Listening Party: Jill Scott

jill Oh how I love me some Jilly from Philly! To me the woman was born to write songs and poetry. She does such an amazing job of making the listener feel her heartache, optimism, and positivity. I love her music!

1. So Gone (What My Mind Says)

2. He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)

3. I’m Not Afraid

4. The Way

5. My Love

6. Slowly Surely

7. Watching Me

8. Only You

9. Crown Royal

10. A Long Walk

11. My Petition

12. Come See Me

13. Cross My Mind

14. Let It Be

15. Not Like Crazy

16. Missing You

17. Making You Wait

18. Honey Molasses

19. Celibacy Blues

20. Talk To Me

21. How It Make You Feel

22. Spring Summer Feeling

23. The Fact Is (I Need You)

24. Wanna Be Loved

25. Fool’s Gold

Cheers, homies!

 

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Listening Party: Metallica

metI have tons of playlists dedicated to my writing. but I thought I would come up with something new. Listening Party will be a series of posts that will share- in my humble opinion, the definitive songs from some of my beloved artists. If I could come up with an artist’s essentials, or greatest hits list- again in my humble opinion, then Listening Party would be it. My first post is all about Metallica!

1. One

2. Fight Fire With Fire

3. Hardwired

4. Ride The Lightning

5. The Thing That Should Not Be

6. Of Wolf And Man

7. The Small Hours (cover)

8. The House Jack Built

9. Frantic

10. Blackened

11. Bleeding Me

12. Devil’s Dance

13. Trapped Under Ice

14. Carpe Diem Baby

15. Fade To Black

16. Seek & Destroy

17. Don’t Tread On Me

18. Creeping Death

19. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

20. Harvester Of Sorrow

21. The Memory Remains

22. Enter Sandman

23. King Nothing

24. Sad But True

25. The Shortest Straw

26. Orion

27. Cyanide

28. Hit The Lights

29. …And Justice For All

30. The Unforgiven

31. Master Of Puppets

32. The Frayed Ends Of Sanity

What are some of your favorite Metallica jamz? Let a sista know!

Cheers, homies!

 

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