Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Playlist Catalogue

This post, which shall be updated accordingly from time to time, details my entire list of playlists.

Unfortunately, as of yet, Spotify doesn't allow other users to see one another's playlist folders, and for that reason my public listing isn't entirely alphabetical to the outside observer (a screencap to the right best illustrates this).

My playlists (with hyperlinks to Spotify) can be seen below; headings and subheadings represent the divides of my playlist folders.

From the view of the creator
 Genre playlists:

Ambient/chillout (3 Subscribers)
Alternative Rock (2 Subscribers)
Alternative Rock-Hop (1 subscriber)
  Country: Americana & Alt-Country (2 subscribers)
  Country: Morricone-Ambient/Psychedelic-country
Dark Ambient (2 subscribers)
Dream-Pop & Shoegaze (3 subscribers)
  Big beat
  Chiptune, 8bit (3 subscribers)
  Electronica, Electro-rock, Electro-house (1 subscriber)
  IDM, Glitch & Schizotronica (1 subscriber)
  Industrial, Aggrotech, EBM (1 subscriber) 
  Progressive House
  Fahrenheit Project (Ultimae Records) (2 subscribers)
  Psybient/Psychill (2 subscribers)
  Trance (2 subscribers)
  Techno (1 subscriber)
Emo (1 subscriber)
Electro (1 subscriber)
Female Singer-Songwriters (1 subscriber)
Folk/Low-fi (3 subscribers)
Funk/Disco/Afro-beat/Motown (2 subscribers)
Groove Metal (2 subscribers)
Grunge (2 subscribers)
Hip Hop:
  Alternative Hip-Hop (3 Subscribers)
  Golden Age Hip-Hop (4 subscribers)
  Doom Jazz (2 subscribers)
  Cool Jazz (4 subscribers)
  Latin Jazz/Bossa Nova
  J-Jazz, Acid Jazz, Nu-Jazz (3 subscribers)
  Swing, Cool Jazz, Big Band & Jazz Vocal (5 subscribers)
  Jazz Fusion (4 subscribers)
Metal: Thrash, Death, Black Metal (2 subscribers)
New Age
Nu-Metal/Alternative Metal (1 subscriber)
  Classical (1 subscriber)
  Contemporary Classical (1 subscriber)
  Orchestral Soundscape (3 subscribers)
  Contemporary Piano (5 subscribers)
Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal (2 subscribers)
Pop-Punk & Ska Punk (3 subscribers)
Post-Rock & Post-metal (2 subscribers)
Punk Rock, Hardcore Punk (2 subscribers)
Reggae, Ska, 2-Tone, Neo-Swing (3 subscribers)
Road Music:
   Stoner metal/Desert Rock
   Surf rock ('Big Surf' & Spacesurf)
Soft Rock (1 subscriber)
Soul, Doo wop, Rnb, motown (4 subscribers)
Synthpop/New Wave (6 subscribers)
Trip-Hop (Vocal) (2 subscribers)
Trip-hop (Instrumental/Ambient) (2 subscribers)
  World: Celtic
  World: Chinese traditional (5 subscribers)
  World: Arabic
  World: Asian (1 subscriber)

Collected Discographies:

The Cure's Entire Discography (3 subscribers)
David Bowie Entire discography (3 subscribers)
Michael Jackson's Entire Discography (1 subscriber)
KISS' Entire Discography (1 subscriber)


Soundtrack misc. (2 subscribers)
50/50 Motion Picture Sountrack
Angel: Spotify Archive (1 subscriber)
The Big Lebowski soundtrack (6 subscribers)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Spotify Archive (973 subscribers)
The Crow soundtrack & score
The Devil's Rejects Soundtrack (1 subscriber)
Disney (3 subscribers)
the living receiver: DONNIE DARKO Soundtrack (94 subscribers)
Driver: Parallel Lines Soundtrack (65 subscribers)
Fallout 3 soundtrack (3 subscribers)
GTA SA: Bounce Fm, Master Sounds 98.3, SF-UR (3 subscribers)
GTA Vice City: WAVE103 (3 subscribers)
Lords of Dogtown Music from the Motion Picture & 22 Other Tracks Featured In The Film (206 subscribers)
The Lost Boys soundtrack
Michael Jackson's: This Is It! (90 subscribers)
Oddworld OST collection
Pineapple Express Soundtrack (85 subscribers)
Pulp Fiction soundtrack (1995 subscribers)
Saturday Night Fever soundtrack (2 subscribers)
Stargate soundtrack (1 subscriber)
Stargate Universe (1 subscriber)
Tony Hawk's: Pro Soundtrack (825 subscribers)
True Blood Score (1 subscriber)
Vanilla Sky soundtrack
WipEout soundtrack (5 subscribers)
The Warriors Complete Soundtrack
Wuxia, the definitive Score (1 subscriber)

Unique/Special playlists:

Destruction Derby III
Dream Theater: Alcoholic Anonymous Suite (17 subscribers)
Griffin, Buckner & Cleaves: covers, compilations & colabs
Instrumental For The People (15 subscribers)
Sigur Ros songs that use ''Vonlenska''
Spyro the Dragon 'soundalikes'

Monday, 24 September 2012

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Spotify Archive (Update 24/09/2012)

Season 1 & 2 update
Without further ado, here is the update for the 24/09/2012:

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Spotify Archive [Update]

It seems since the playlist's creation, quite a few new tracks have been added to Spotify's music catalogue.

Tracklistings are taken from the Music section of an episode listing on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel Wikia. They were originally, and shall continue to be for the time-being.

For those interested, I also have an Angel playlist as well: Joss Whedon's "Angel" soundtrack.

Update includes tracks from Season 1 and Season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer:

Saturated - "Sprung Monkey"
Swirl - "Sprung Monkey"
Macho man - "Village People"Sprung Monkey - "Reluctant Man"
Far - "Job's Eyes"
Sophie Zelmani - "I'll Remember You"
Whitney Houston - "Greatest Love of All"
Orquesta y Coros del Teatro Nacional - "Madame Butterfly 'Bimba Dagli Occhi Pieni Di Malia' - Puccini"
Jonatha Brooke - "Inconsolable"
The Temptations - "My Girl"
Epperley - "Shy"
The Sisters of Mercy - "Never Land"
Creaming Jesus - "Reptile"
Alice Faye - "Goodnight My Love"
Lotion - "Blind for Now"
Average White Band - "Got the Love" 

Tracks still not featured on Spotify:

Dave Aragon - "No Heroes"
Losing Ground - "Mind Tribe"
Dashboard Prophets - "Wearing Me Down"
Dashboard Prophets - "Ballad for Dead Friends"
2 Unlimited - "Twilight Zone"
Superfine - "Already Met You"
3 Day Wheely - "Rotten Apple"
Rubber - "Junkie Girl"
Dashboard Prophets - "All You Want"
Sharon Bezaly & Terence Charlston - "Sonata in E-Flat Major for Flute and Harpsichord, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano"
Christophe Beck - "Resurrection"
Christophe Beck - "Sledgehammer"
Nickel - "1000 Nights"
Nickel - "Stupid Thing"
Four Star Mary - "Fate"
Four Star Mary - "Shadows"
Christophe Beck - "Ampata's Kiss"
Louie Says - "She"
Act of Faith - "Bring Me On"
Treble Charger - "How She Died"
Willoughby - "Lois on the Brink"
Four Star Mary - "Pain"
Naked - "Drift Away"
Splendid - "Charge"
Naked - "Mann's Chinese"
Nero's Rome - "If You'd Listen"

benxander's Blog for Spotify Playlists

I have recently been contacted by several Spotify and Facebook users regarding my quite popular Spotify playlist: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spotify Archive and as a result it has spurred me into creating a blog for both myself and users which will detail both my creating and editing of public playlists.

First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone for the support they have given in the form of the odd suggestion and largely in their parts in subscribing. Most of my playlists, which now have thousands of subscribers, were initially created solely for myself and my friends in Spotify's earlier days. Certain websites arose where people could share their playlists to wider audiences and I took advantage of Sharemyplaylists, which initially catapulted my earlier playlists into the public eye. However it was the gradual fine-tuning of Spotify's playlist system that attracted the figures I currently have. First came the ability to subscribe to playlists, and later to search for playlists, both of which made my playlists available to even larger audiences.

As a collector and one fond of archiving, I've always had a fascination with creating playlists, so you can imagine my frustration I felt when creating the Buffy playlist to find that many of the tracks were not available on Spotify. Time has gone on, and as Spotify's catalogue has grown exponentially. A time for updates has come!

There are a few reasons then as to why this blog has come about. Primarily it's to explain any updates which I make to my larger playlists, some of which I haven't edited in quite some time. Alongside this, the blog will serve as a platform to explain the thought processes behind some of my more unique playlists which I have created, in the form of small articles. Thirdly, due to Spotify's rather infantile messaging service, the blog will act as an intermediary between the users and myself - which will be available if users see fit to contact me.

I'd very much love to hear from subscribers and passing bloggers, so if any of you have any suggestions, queries, or compliments, please feel free to leave a comment. To quote the ethos of Spotify: ''music brings people together'' - so keep listening and sharing music-lovers.