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The League Of Extraordinary Tracks 3: CLOSING TRACKS Poll
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This is the Week 3 poll in the LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY TRACKS. Our 12 brave nominators have voyaged to the ends of the earth several records to find CLOSING TRACKS for you to hear. Listen to their selections in the playlist post and then vote (and comment) away!


Vote for up to four tracks.

Do not vote for tracks you already knew

League Of Extraordinary Tracks S1E3: CLOSING TRACKS!

Please pick up to FOUR of these tracks.


Spotify and YouTube playlists in the playlist post.

The poll has expired!

The League Of Extraordinary Tracks 3: CLOSING TRACKS Playlists
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Hello again! Week 3 of the League Of Extraordinary Tracks revisits our February 2022 CLOSING TRACKS poll. All these songs end their LPs which makes for a slightly odd mix! But (I think) a good ‘un. As a reminder the rule is that you can’t vote for TRACKS you know already – doesn’t matter if you know the artist already, it’s the track that counts.

This is a single playlist but because of the general closery-ness I mentally arranged it into two sides of a C60 tape.

You can – indeed you should! – vote on these in the poll post.

  1. PINKY ANN RIHAL – “Tu Aaja” (1985’s Tere Liye (Hindi Disco))
  2. ILE – “De Luna” (2019’s Almadura)
  3. KRONOS QUARTET – “El Sinaloense – Dance Mix” (2002’s Nuevo)
  4. TZUSING – “Residual Stress” (2023’s 绿帽 Green Hat)
  5. MEL STONE – “Rose Quartz” (2023’s Princess)
  6. GREET DEATH – “New Hell” (2019’s New Hell)
  1. THE JUST JOANS – “What Do We Do Now?” (2012’s Buckfast Bottles In The Rain)
  2. LUPE FIASCO ft RXMN & SALIM – “More Than My Heart” (2017’s Drogas Light)
  3. BONNIE RAITT – “The Bed I Made” (2005’s Souls Alive)
  4. THE FREE DESIGN – “That’s All, People” (1970’s Stars/Time/Bubbles/Love)
  5. BLACK SABBATH – “Over And Over” (1981’s Mob Rules)
  6. GOWNS – “Cherylee” (2007’s Red State)

The League Of Extraordinary Tracks 2: 2020 RESULTS!
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Once again I offer the hugest of thanks to our players for a great set of tracks! 47 voters – only a couple down on the opening week, which is a solid result too. The margin of victory was pretty convincing this time but below our winner things were a lot tighter, with 3 songs carrying off the bronze. Meanwhile both last week’s nul-points players bounced back to take the top two spots in Week 2. Here’s the reveal of who picked what, and the scores so far.

Mystery Indonesians the LEMBAYUNG GROUP share third place with country singer BRENNEN LEIGH and Spanish/Italian combo DELAPORTE.

In second place we find Chicago producer NEZ, but the 12 points this week go decisively to pop-o-matic, nominator of electro-pop duo PALE BLUE and their acid house rework of the hard-hitting “I Walk Alone At Night”. Congratulations for a track which would have fit right into the 2020 poll as run and a well-earned win this week.

Playlists for Week 3 (Closing Tracks) will be up tomorrow. The Week 4 topic will be SHORT SONGS (2 minutes or less).

The League Of Extraordinary Tracks 2: 2020 Poll
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Here we go with the second week of the LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY TRACKS. Our 12 nominators had the assignment to choose songs from 2020. In the playlist post you can hear what they brought back and here’s where you get to VOTE on them.

As usual you can pick UP TO FOUR tracks but remember the golden rule –


Voting is open until Saturday morning, so take your time. (And tell your friends if you dig this playlist!)

League Of Extraordinary Tracks S1E2: 2020!

Please pick up to FOUR of these tracks.


Spotify and YouTube playlists in the playlist post.

The poll has expired!

The League Of Extraordinary Tracks 2: 2020 Playlists
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Here are the PLAYLISTS for Round 2 of the League Of Extraordinary Tracks, this week revisiting the year 2020. What happened then eh? Nothing important I’m sure. But these dozen tunes came out and you can vote on them in the poll post.

  1. OPEN MIKE EAGLE – “Headass (Idiot Shinji)” (from Anime, Trauma And Divorce)
  2. NEZ ft SCHOOLBOY Q – “Wild Youngster” (single on Three Six Zero)
  3. DOGLEG – “Kawasaki Backflip” (from Melee)
  4. DELAPORTE – “No Diras” (from Las Montanas)
  5. THAT KID – “Taco Bell” (from Crush)
  6. LORENZO SENNI – “Dance Tonight Revolution Tomorrow” (from Scacco Matto)
  7. LEMBAYUNG GROUP – “Aku Berdansa Seorang Diri Disini” (single on Irama Records)
  8. SAM AMIDON – “Spanish Merchant’s Daughter” (from Sam Amidon)
  9. BRENNEN LEIGH – “Don’t You Know I’m From Here” (from Prairie Love Letter)
  10. MODERN STUDIES – “Photograph” (from The Weight Of The Sun)
  11. PALE BLUE – “I Walk Alone With Acid” (from Breathe EP)
  12. ROUTINE ft ANNIE TRUSCOTT & JAY SOM – “Numb Enough” (from And Other Things EP)

Next week it’s the return of CLOSING TRACKS!

The League Of Extraordinary Tracks 1: PLACENAMES Results
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Thanks to all our nominators for a really terrific opening round and for the 49 brave souls who listened and voted (my target was 48, i.e. 4x the participants, so we hit it almost exactly!).

Here’s the results table, also revealing who picked each song!

As you’ll see from the poster, in 3rd place we have MARTY ROBBINS with “El Paso City”. In 2nd place there’s LAEL NEALE’s “In Verona”, which I hope someone picks for the 2023 end-of-year poll!

But the DOUZE POINTS and congratulations go to actualee simpson for nominating Johnny Adams’ “Georgia Morning Dew” – here it is!

This round turned into a battle between the oldest and newest songs on the list. Later I’ll be posting playlists and poll for Week 2, where the theme is 2020, so that won’t be an issue.

And participants should start hunting out songs for Week 3 – we’ll be revisiting CLOSING TRACKS! The list of previous nominations is here – back then “Dead End Justice” by The Runaways won Golden Beat.

Thanks again too all who took part!


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