240 Festive Fifty 2014 (part 3)

Here is the final part of last year’s Festive Fifty. I imagine that publishing this in May would be enough to make any Wizzard happy?

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Playlist:

17. King Creosote – Something to Believe In

Shaun from Cold Citrus

16. The Amazing Snakeheads – Here It Comes Again

Kathy

15. War on Drugs – The Ocean In Between the Waves

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

14. Big Data featuring Joywave – Dangerous

Alan from Big Data

13. FKA Twigs – Two Weeks

Rachel from Untitled

12. Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting on You)

Kev and Bella from Let Me Educate You

11. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Andy from Richmond Playlist

10. Tiny Ruins – Me at the Museum, You at the Wintergardens

Tim via James from Appetite For Distraction

9. Shakey Graves – Dearly Departed

Marc

8. St. Vincent – Prince Johnny

Katy

7. Johnny Marr – Easy Money

Rob from All Over the Place Internet Radio)

6. War on Drugs – Red Eyes

Mad Mackerel from Mad Mackerel

5. First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining

Stuart from The Accies Blog

4. Elbow – My Sad Captains

Robert Todd

3. Jenny Lewis – Just One of the Guys

Rick from Are You Embarrassed Easily?

2. Hozier – Take Me to Church

Jason

1. St. Vincent – Digital Witness

Rob from All Over the Place Internet Radio)

As I’m sure you realize, the whole Festive Fifty was organized by James from Appetite For Distraction. Please do send him some thanks.

The podcast will resume service soon with an episode called ‘The Return‘.

239 Festive Fifty 2014 (part 2)

Like a filling in a sandwich, the middle part of a festive fifty is often the tastiest, but also the most likely to be smothered in mayonnaise. Think on that a little while you greedily gobble it up with your lardy ears.

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Playlist:

33. Withered Hand – Horseshoe

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

32. Bastard Mountain – Drone Armatrading

Rory from Bastard Mountain

31. Jenny Lewis – Late Bloomer

Marc

30. Panda Bear – Mr. Noah

Kristen

29. Hookworms – On Leaving

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

28. Jonnie Common – Shark

Jonnie Common

27. Mary Lambert – Dear One

Victoria from Muruch

26. Real Estate – Talking Backwards

Jeremy from Fingertips

25. Joan as Police Woman – Holy City

Brendan from Muruch

24. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

Shaun from Cold Citrus

23. Caribou – Silver

Linda from Speed of Dark

22. Elbow – Color Fields

Brendan from Muruch

21. Spoon – Knock Knock Knock

Jason

20. Sharon van Etten – Every Time the Sun Comes Up

Jeremy from Fingertips

19. Death Vessel – Mercury Dime

Linda from Speed of Dark

18. Pharrell Williams – Happy

EJ from Loudersoft

If you have listened to this or any other episode of the Festive Fifty recently you will realise that it is almost wholly realised by James from Appetite For Distraction. Send him your respect, or else.

238 Festive Fifty 2014 (part 1)

It seems like just a couple of days ago that we were listening to the 2013 Festive Fifty doesn’t it? Time just flies when you’re having Contrast!

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Playlist:

50. Fink – Looking Too Closely

Niels from Sun in Late December

49. Bleachers – Rollercoaster

James from Appetite For Distraction

48. Damien Rice – I Don’t Want to Change You

Victoria from Muruch

47. Angel Haze – Black Synagogue

Pieter from Two Tramps in Mud Time

46. Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

45. Morrissey – Kiss Me a Lot

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

44. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance

Kathy

43. Real Estate – Past Lives

EJ from (Loudersoft

42. Sinéad O’Connor – Take Me to Church

Jeremy from Fingertips

41. Stars – No One is Lost

Rachel from Untitled

40. Phantogram – Bill Murray

James from Appetite For Distraction

39. Perfume Genius – Queen

Kristen

38. Temples – Shelter Song

Kathy

37. Beck – Blue Moon

Kev from Let Me Educate You

36. Wye Oak – Shriek

Linda from Speed of Dark

35. Warpaint – Love is To Die

Linda from Speed of Dark

34. Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me

Andy from Richmond Playlist

This episode, along with the other two parts of the 2014 Festive Fifty were originally published in a much more timely manner by James on his blog Appetite For Distraction. If you have some thanks, why not package it up and send it over to him. I’m sure he’d like it.

Part 2 very soon.

237 Festive Fifty 2013 (part 3)

Oh dear. This podcast might just be a little tiny bit late. What’s a few months between imaginary friends? Please listen while you forgive me.

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Playlist:

17. Atoms For Peace – Before Your Very Eyes

Linda from Speed of Dark

16. Foxygen – San Francisco

Victoria and Brendan from Muruch

15. San Fermin – Sonsick

Jeremy from Fingertips

14. Midlake – Antiphon

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

13. John Grant – GMF

Stuart from The Accies Blog

12. Fitz and the Tantrums – Out of My League

Pierce and Colm from I Sing in the Kitchen

11. CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share

Katy

10. Josh Ritter – Joy to You Baby

Rick from Are You Embarrassed Easily?

9. The National – I Should Live In Salt

Rickey from Pretentious Comics

8. MS MR – Hurricane

Katherine

7. Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Rachel from Untitled

6. Bastille – Pompeii

Andy from Richmond Playlist

5. James Blake – Retrograde

Kristen

4. Dessa – Skeleton Key

Dessa

3. Dessa – Fighting Fish

Dessa

2. Daft Punk – Get Lucky

James from Appetite For Distraction

1. Lorde – Royals

John

This episode, and the other two parts of the Festive Fifty, wouldn’t be here without the efforts of James from Appetite For Distraction. He deserves your thanks so send him some along if you see fit.

Perhaps you won’t have to wait as long for the 2014 Festive Fifty!

236 Festive Fifty 2013 (part 2)

It’s almost March and we’re still hanging around listening to the music from 2013. Not only that, but after this slice of joy there will be another to top off the festive fifty from last year. What are you waiting for??

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Playlist:

33. Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

32. Capital Cities – Safe and Sound

Kathrine

31. Public Service Broadcasting – London Can Take It

Stuart from The Accies Blog

30. Dawes – From a Window Seat

Kev

29. Olafur Arnalds – So Close

Andy from RVA Playlist

28. Fitz & the Tantrums – 6 AM

Andy from RVA Playlist

27. Vampire Weekend – Diane Young

Robert Todd

26. Sigur Ros – Kveikur

Greg

25. Phosphorescent – Song For Zula

Jeremy from Fingertips

24. Run the Jewels – Get It

Bob from Gimme Tinnitus

23. Lorde – Tennis Court

Marc

22. John Grant – Black Belt

Kathy

21. Chvrches – Recover

Greg

20. Vienna Teng – The Hymn of Acxiom

Brendan from Muruch

19. Arcade Fire – It’s Never Over (Hey Orpheus)

Marcy

18. Savages – Husbands

Kathy

This episode, and the other two parts of the Festive Fifty, wouldn’t be here without the efforts of James from Appetite For Distraction. He deserves your thanks so send him some along if you see fit.

Come back soon for part 3.

235 Festive Fifty 2013 (part 1)

Like one slice of yule log leads to another, one contrast podcast festive fifty may well have a second one attached to its heels. If you aren’t familiar with the game we are playing then just have a listen and you’ll soon catch the drift. Just put on your discovery hat and get listening.

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Playlist:

50 The Civil Wars – The One That Got Away

Marc

49 Moby featuring Damian Jurado – Almost Home

Rick from Are You Embarrassed Easily?

48 Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Day

Bob from Gimme Tinnitus

47 The Boxer Rebellion – Diamonds

Rickey from Pretentious Comics

46 Volcano Choir – Comrade

Kristen

45 Mavis Staples – I Like the Things About Me

Marcy

44 The High Highs – Open Season

Linda

43 Alice Boman – Waiting

Brendan from Muruch

42 Allison Crowe – Words

Victoria from Muruch

41 Daft Punk – Doin It Right

KT

40 David Bowie – Where Are We Now

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

39 New Politics – Harlem

John

38 Janelle Monae – Q.U.E.E.N.

Alan from HavingSaidThat

37 Frightened Rabbit – Dead Now

James from Appetite For Distraction

36 The Head and the Heart – Shake

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

35 Kopekcy Family Band – Wandering Eyes

Kymm from The Thirteenth Baby Opossum

34 Jason Isbell – Cover Me Up

Niels from Sun in Late December

This episode, and the other two parts which will follow it, wouldn’t be here without the efforts of James from Appetite For Distraction. He deserves your thanks so send him some along if you see fit.

Come back soon for part 2.

234 Festive Fifty 2012 (part 3)

Yes. You aren’t dreaming. You are quite awake and able to listen to the final part of the Contrast Podcast Festive Fifty from 2012. So get it on now and find out just what our little nation liked listening to last year.

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Playlist:

17 Bat For Lashes – Laura

Shaun from Cold Citrus

16 Crocodiles – Endless Flowers

Colm Seigne from I Sing in the Kitchen

15 The Shins – Simple Song

Andy from Richmond Playlist

14 Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built

Charles from Heartache With Hard Work

13 Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway

Kymm from The Thirteenth Baby Opossum

12 Fiona Apple – Every Single Night

Marc from Post Production

11 The Walkmen – Heaven

Robert Todd

10 First Aid Kit – Emmylou

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

9 The Lumineers – Ho Hey

Rachel from Untitled

8 Jack White – I’m Shakin’

The In Crowd from Learning to Share

7 Adele – Skyfall

Kais

6 Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetary Sings

Mad Mackerel from Mad Mackerel

5 Alabama Shakes – Hold On

Jessi from RVA Life

4 Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know

Bella from Let Me Educate You

3 Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks

Kathy

2 Tame Impala – Elephant

Linda from Speed of Dark

1 fun. – Some Nights

Alan from Having Said That …

Please send all your reverence to James from Appetite For Distraction without whom you wouldn’t have heard more than static and silence.

We are happy to announce that there WILL be another podcast along soon enough with the theme of Songs with French bits in them. There are out of date instructions on how to participate here.

P.S. The pattern in the picture is from here.