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The League Of Extraordinary Tracks 4: SHORT SONGS Playlists
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Hey we’re BACK let’s keep this BRIEF it’s SHORT SONGS here are your PLAYLISTS

(The YOUTUBE playlist is preferred as the Outcasts and Young And Sexy tracks may not be on your regional Spotify)

Go vote on these in the POLL POST.


  1. MIRAH – “Gone Sugaring” – from 2000’s You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This
  2. MO TROPER – “I Fall Into Her Arms” – from 2022’s MTV
  3. YOUNG AND SEXY – “Car Bought For A Son” – from 2002’s Stand Up For Your Mother
  4. EMPEROR X – “10,000-Year Earworm to Discourage Resettlement Near Nuclear Waste Repositories (Don’t Change Color, Kitty)” – from the 2014 EP of the same name
  5. PINKPANTHERESS – “Noticed I Cried” – from 2021’s The Hell With It
  6. DJ RUDE ONE ft RXKNEPHEW – “BB Belt” – from 2023’s The ONEderful Nephew mixtape.
  7. FLY ANAKIN – “No Dough (produced by Madlib)” – from 2022’s Frank.
  8. SPOON – “No You’re Not” – from 1998’s A Series Of Sneks
  9. THE OUTCASTS – “1523 Blair” – a 1967 single on Gallant
  10. THE MUSLIMS – “Call The Cops” – from 2020’s Gentrified Chicken
  11. HERIOT – “Near Vision” – a 2021 single on Church Road
  12. NURIA GRAHAM – “Birdman” – from 2023’s Cyclamen.

The League Of Extraordinary Tracks 3: CLOSING TRACKS Results!
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Our third League week is over – as ever I want to thank our players who put their faves up for judgement and our participants who took the time to weigh up that excellent set of album closers (and offer some fine commentary too).

Let’s see who takes away the SPOILS this time:

In third place it’s Puerto Rico’s ILE with her more delicate approach to the art of the album closer. In second place we have that most closerish of closers, GREET DEATH’s 9 minute epic. But the winner is PINKY-ANN-RIHAL and their 1985 Hindi new wave disco smash “Tu Aaja”. Which means a second 12 points for actualee simpson who now has 32 out of a possible 36. Is the competition over before it’s even started? Come back tomorrow for the SHORT SONGS playlists and poll to find out.

Meanwhile our players have their Week 5 orders already – it’s going to be Cover Versions again!

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!


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