Friday Night Sounds: Obama’s Spotify Playlist

We’re cheating this week. Instead of making our own playlist, we decided that we’d just steal Obama’s newly released Spotify playlist. Some of his taste isn’t too bad, actually. Except for the large proportion of country and obscure songs on there. Of course. This playlist features: Arcade Fire Ray LaMontagne Florence + the Machine No Doubt Noah and the Whale 2012 Campaign Playlist (click to open in Spotify) Check out last week’s Friday Night Sounds! http://rhymeetreason.com Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/rhymeetreason Advertisements Continue reading Friday Night Sounds: Obama’s Spotify Playlist

Friday Night Sounds: Obama’s Spotify Playlist

We’re cheating this week. Instead of making our own playlist, we decided that we’d just steal Obama’s newly released Spotify playlist. Some of his taste isn’t too bad, actually. Except for the large proportion of country and obscure songs on there. Of course. This playlist features: Arcade Fire Ray LaMontagne Florence + the Machine No Doubt Noah and the Whale 2012 Campaign Playlist (click to open in Spotify) Check out last week’s Friday Night Sounds! Continue reading Friday Night Sounds: Obama’s Spotify Playlist

ReR Recommends: A different kind of Fourth of July playlist

Life in America is as sweet as apple pie. But then you get a traffic ticket in the mail. Or a government policy steps on your toes. The bellowy “Proud to Be An American” anthem is fine and dandy, but that’s not always reality. When you want to express discontent, this is the playlist for you. Discontent transcends sub-genres of punk. These 11 tracks span 25 minutes: ‘Merican – Descendents American – T.S.O.L (True Sounds Of Liberty) 4th of July – U.S. Bombs Baby, I’m An Anarchist! – Against Me! Stars And Stripes – Circle Jerks America – Sick Of It … Continue reading ReR Recommends: A different kind of Fourth of July playlist

Playlist: Happy 50th Birthday, Ian MacKaye!

Ian MacKaye turned 50 today, marking 31 years since he was a Guilty of Being White 19-year-old. MacKaye grew up in Washington, D.C., where bands like Bad Brains and Black Flag were based. D.C. was an oasis of hardcore punk in the late ’70s/early ’80s, considering many of the influential bands, like the Minutemen, formed on the West Coast. He was childhood friends with Henry Rollins, who eventually joined Black Flag and turned 51 years old in February. Although MacKaye coined the term “straight edge” in the Minor Threat song its named for, don’t blame him for the XXX tattoos or Google filling … Continue reading Playlist: Happy 50th Birthday, Ian MacKaye!