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The Weekly Playlist - Kodaline

Kodaline – Ready
This was my radio discovery of last week and since then, the only reason I last on the treadmill as long as I do. Try it, you’ll run longer even after a night of no sleep.

The Servant – Cells (from the Sin City trailer)
This song doesn’t feature on the soundtrack but it does play in the trailers. I’ve linked to the instrumental version so you can hear the guitar riff in all its glory. There is also a version that features vocals, but this is the one I like.

Shilpa Ray – Burning Bride (Live at WNYC’s Studio 360)
I associate the sound of the harmonium with concert halls, doctor’s waiting rooms, and Doordarshan. And now with punk rock thanks to New Jersey-born Shilpa Ray whose music brings the two worlds together. The story goes that she was made to study Indian classical music as a child along with the harmonium. She found musical love in punk and since the guitar was not an option, she continued with the harmonium as an accompaniment. It’s a good story but the interesting thing for me about the experience of listening to Ray was that the story becomes irrelevant once the music begins. A few seconds in, after you’ve registered the harmonium and her non-Indian-traditional singing, you forget about all of that and begin to just experience the song. There’s the music, the lyrics and her great voice which provides some sort of sub-text that I haven’t had time to analyse. I really liked listening to her live performances on WNYC’s Studio 360.

Keith Urban – John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
That is a clever song title.

Keane – Somewhere Only We Know (Burberry Acoustic)
Keane performs their massive hit live, and acoustic, on the Great Wall Of China.

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