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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… An Uncut Compilation CD from May 1999 May 18, 2019

Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....

Found this recently at the bottom of a pile of CD’s. I presume some magazines still give out CDs with them but for a time they were a great way of discovering new music and new artists and indeed confirming that a band wasn’t great at all. Usually there were a few recognisable names on them with bands presumably being pushed by record companies.
This one isn’t too bad, has a number of artists I’d never heard of with the temptation of Primal Scream, Paul Westerberg, Oasis, Tom Waits and Mogwai on it. The Olivia Tremor Control are one group I’ve investigated further.


1. WorldbyStorm - May 18, 2019

A great selection there on that one. – Trans AM, Curtis Mayfield, Parliament, Westerberg, etc (though not exactly groaning under the weight of electronica!) They were and other magazines with CDs like that, a lifeline to hearing new music in the 1990s weren’t they? And they still survive at least a bit. Classic Rock has had a CD for years, a year or so back they tried to jettison it with a few issues without, cue massive complaints from their readership and so the CD was reinstated. Of course one could go to their site and download precisely the same tracks, probably easier than ripping them from the CD, but it’s something about having the tangible disc for a lot of people. Which explains why I’ve a pile of them on the desk which I’ve never listened to! 🙂


irishelectionliterature - May 18, 2019

Exactly, like the DVDs that came with newspapers, often never watched 🙂


WorldbyStorm - May 18, 2019

Very true! 🙂


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