Archives – 2023 – May – 18  

Modern Qualifier 26 – Ariana Grande, VV Brown, Will Young, John Grant
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  1. Major hit from 2016’s Dangerous Woman. Nominated by Arron W.
  2. Single from 2009’s Travelling Like The Light LP. A Bracket Balancer.
  3. Single from the Pop Idol winner’s 2011 LP Echoes. Nominated by Natalie G.
  4. Standout from the singer-songwriter’s 2003 LP Pale Green Ghosts. Nominated by Al E.

ARIANA GRANDE - "Into You" (YouTube)

VV BROWN - "Shark In The Water" (YouTube)

WILL YOUNG - "Jealousy" (YouTube)

JOHN GRANT - "GMF" (YouTube)

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Modern Qualifier 27 – CURATED by Al K
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It’s today’s only Curated Group! This one comes from Al K (@housetoastonish on Twitter) and I believe it’s unthemed.

  1. A UK No.1 and the biggest hit of the “Amelle era”. From 2007’s Change.
  2. From the singer-songwriter’s 2016 Impossible Dream LP.
  3. From the Twin Cities hip-hop collective’s 2011 LP No Kings.
  4. A 2011 single with her band the Hooves Of Destinty.
Qualifier M27: CURATED by Al K!

SUGABABES - "About You Now" (YouTube)

HALEY BONAR - "Kismet Kill" (YouTube)

DOOMTREE - "Team The Best Team" (YouTube)

BETH JEANS HOUGHTON - "Liliputt" (YouTube)

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Modern Qualifier 28 – Spoon, Deerhunter, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, New Pronographers
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  1. From the Pitchfork favourites’ 2007 LP Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. It’s a Bracket Balancer.
  2. From the Pitchfork favourites’ 2010 LP Halcyon Digest. Nominated by Ian Y.
  3. From the Pitchfork favourites’ 2007 LP Some Loud Thunder. Nominated by Aidan B.
  4. From the Pitchfork favourites’ 2003 LP Electric Version. Nominated by Josh B.

SPOON - "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" (YouTube)

DEERHUNTER - "Helicopter" (YouTube)

CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH - "Satan Said Dance" (YouTube)

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS - "The Laws Have Changed" (YouTube)

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Modern Qualifier 29 – Reniss, BNegão, Alejandro y Maria Laura, Nine
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  1. Hit song from the Cameroonian artist’s 2016 LP Tendon. Nominated by Joseph K.
  2. A cut from the Rio funksters’ 2013 set Sintoniza La. Nominated by magnets321.
  3. From the married Peruvian folk duo’s 2017 LP La Casa No Existe. Nominated by Garry McK.
  4. From 2023, and the series of solo singles by OnlyOneOf members. Nominated by Isabel E.

RENISS - "La Sauce" (YouTube)

BNEGAO & SELETORES DE FREQUENCIA - "Essa E Pra Tocar No Baile" (YouTube)

ALEJANDRO Y MARIA LAURA - "Aguita Del Equilibrio" (YouTube)

NINE - "BeyOnd" (YouTube)

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Modern Qualifier 30 – Penelope Isles, Mauskovic Dance Band, Dummy, Freezepop
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  1. Opening track from the Brighton indiepoppers’ 2019 Until The Tide Creeps In. Nominated by Aidan B.
  2. This one’s from the Amsterdam producer’s 2018 Down In The Basement EP. Nominated by TremendaoNeil.
  3. From this LA band’s 2021 debut LP Mandatory Enjoyment. Nominated by ladyelevator.
  4. Going all the way back to 2004’s Fancy Ultra-Fresh collection of indie synthpop. Nominated by Julia H.

PENELOPE ISLES - "Chlorine" (YouTube)

THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND - "The Opposite" (YouTube)

DUMMY - "Daffodils" (YouTube)

FREEZEPOP - "Duct Tape My Heart" (YouTube)

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Modern Playlists Day 6 + Covers Crowdsourcing
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Welcome back! This post is doing DOUBLE DUTY as a standard playlist post but also as a crowdsourcing exercise for one of the Day 11 groups next week, a themed group on “21st Century Covers of 20th Century Songs”.

There are two criteria here. One is that it’s a genuinely transformative cover, not just an ‘interpolation’ or some John Lewis piano shit. So like “Comfortably Numb” by Scissor Sisters. The other is that it’s something we haven’t polled before. So NOT like “Comfortably Numb” by Scissor Sisters.

Suggestions in comments please! Now onto the playlists:

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