CMU #100: Best Of 100 Playlists
Total Tracks: 10
Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes
Since we began running our weekly playlists on CMU in 2010 we’ve had contributions from many of our favourite artists, presenters, comedians and labels, including the likes of Mary-Anne Hobbs, Yann Tiersen, School Of Seven Bells, James Lavelle, Mogwai,...show more
Since we began running our weekly playlists on CMU in 2010 we’ve had contributions from many of our favourite artists, presenters, comedians and labels, including the likes of Mary-Anne Hobbs, Yann Tiersen, School Of Seven Bells, James Lavelle, Mogwai, Deerhoof, Imogen Heap, Kid Koala, Bloc Party, and the staff of Ninja Tune. Their selections have been eclectic, surprising, inspiring and, sometimes, confusing.
Looking back through the archive, there are countless interesting points thrown up by hindsight, such as the fact that ‘X-Factor’ presenter Dermot O’Leary selected ‘Many Of Horror’ by Biffy Clyro for his playlist two and a half months before Matt Cardle was crowned the winner of the show and released a cover of it as his debut single. Coincidence? I dunno, maybe.
Very soon after we launched the playlist feature, we realised that it was actually a very interesting way to interview people – getting them to talk about their favourite songs often throwing up insights or stories you perhaps might not otherwise get out of them. As this week marks the publication of our hundredth playlist, we thought we’d take a look back through some of our favourite responses.
Tracks chosen on this playlist come from Gary Numan, Adam Buxton, Scroobius Pip, Everything Everything, Editors, Ash and more. To read what they all say abou their songs, click here. ...show less
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