Broad Street Playlist Recap (for 3/6-3/11)
Hey everyone, welcome back to another weekly recap for the Broad Street Playlist! Click here to see last week’s recap. As always it’s your weekly recap highlighting all of the albums featured in the past week, a special Spotify playlist featuring songs from all of the albums, and a preview of the next week. So let’s get started shall we?
Monday, March 6th 2017
On Monday, we highlighted The Tragically Hip‘s Music @ Work as the fifth album. The Tragically Hip with Music @ Work bring their unique quirkiness and originality to the stage. The variety of the songs found on the album shine as Gordon Downie‘s lyrics paint a complex picture using words, guitars, and drums. An undeniable uniqueness and originality, Music @ Work is sure to please. Click here to read more on Music @ Work.
Tuesday, March 7th 2017
Day six brings us a working class band out of Exeter, England… The Jam. The Jam was a punk rock band and arguably one of the three most important punk bands to come out of the United Kingdom during the late 1970s (along with The Sex Pistols and The Clash). We threw it back to 1977 with their debut album, In The City. One of the most important punk albums from the United Kingdom in the late ’70s… only overshadowed by their compatriots. An effective balance of punk and mod, In the City is an album that help define a genre. Click here to read more on In the City.
Wednesday, March 8th 2017
Day seven travels across the English Channel to France, home of pop punk band, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! By the time a band hits the third album, you hope to see some growth. Some evolution of their sound. As well as some consistency. Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! hits all three of those out of the park with Get Lost, Find Yourself. The album combines several different sub-genres of punk and hard rock into one genre hopping titanic of a LP. If the band was lost, it found itself with this album… click here to read more on Get Lost, Find Yourself.
Thursday, March 9th 2017
Day eight stays in France, but ditches the guitars for the turntables. Daft Punk, now giants in the EDM and techno music scene started it off with one album back in 1997, with Homework. It’s a colossal album that put the French duo on the scene and helped cement their names as one of the biggest acts in EDM/techno music. The album is 20 years old this year and still holds up damn near perfectly when compared to the albums of today. Click here to read more about Homework.
Friday, March 10th 2017
Day nine, moves on from France and travels up to Sweden, home to alternative (and hard) rock duo, Johnossi. Johnossi is one of the biggest musical acts in Sweden and throughout the rest of Europe.With their fifth album, Blood Jungle, they make a push to expand their influence and audience outside of the borders and boundaries of Europe and into North America (specifically, the United States). Blood Jungle is an interesting and unique album that has an incredibly seductive flow about it. It’s energetic, yet chilled out rock that covers many different genres of rock. Click here to read more on Blood Jungle.
Saturday, March 11th 2017
Day number ten returns us to the United States and takes a trip to Tennessee for pop-punk band, Paramore. In previous years of the project I have discussed my guilt-free and shameless love for Paramore. While I was hooked by RIOT! I went back and bought their debut album All We Know Is Falling. Some bands instantly strike lightning in a bottle or strike gold with the debut album and then fizzle out. All We Know Is Falling is rough around the edge despite have some excellent production. However, it is far from their worst album. It is a decent album that shows off the keys for future success for the band. Click here to read more on All We Know Is Falling.
A Sneak Peak of Next Week
Next week will bring to the project some loud and local artists, highlighting a taste of the Philadelphia music scene. Of course, coming to project might just be some pretty big and influential albums of the 1990’s. I don’t want to spoil anything, so you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow to find out!
Spotify Playlist of the Week
So here is your playlist for this week, featuring five songs from each album. If you are unfortunately at work while reading this, shouldn’t you be working? But regardless, unplug your headphones, crank the volume up, and get your co-workers together for a sing along or a work time dance party.
That does it for this week’s recap, tune in next week to see what albums get featured!