Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Five Spotify Playlists I've Been Loving

As usual, I'm about six-thousand years behind everyone else when it comes to new sites to use. For those of you like me who live under a rock, Spotify is a platform for legally streaming music on your PC, phone, or tablet. You can use Spotify for free with some limitations and ads or you can pay a monthly subscription fee and get it ads-free. I was able to get three months of premium which is ads-free for under a dollar so I figured I'd make the most of it and I've been discovering a lot of new music lately.

Gothic Splendor by Record Club - 52 songs, 4 hrs 17 min

"Take a walk on the dark side of new wave, synth pop, post punk and dark wave. Classics from Siouxsie, Joy Division and The Cure alongside more recent gems from The Horrors, White Lies and more." This could also be called quintessential Goth tracks. Not sure where to start with Goth music? This is a good first bet.

Southern Gothic by Spotify - 98 songs, 5 hr 54 min

"Deep, dark, dramatic. Roots rock, folk, and americana -- with a gothic soul." This playlist combines my love of folky music with my love of darker sounds and themes and introduced me to a bunch of new artists, it's what I turn on when I'm lounging and don't want anything too up-beat.

OccultRock.Com by Richie Katz - 274 songs, 23 hr 30 min

It's hard to describe this playlist and there isn't a description on it besides mentioning that it's the playlist for OccultRock.Com, but the music is a mix of every kind of metal with a darker, mystical bent and there's a fair number of bands I've never heard of with more added regularly.

Middle School Alternative by Bronson Kimball - 157 songs, 9 hr 20 min

Ready to take a walk down memory lane? Like many now-Goths I had a phase of listening to a lot of... angsty alternative rock during my early teen years and this playlist has it all with a variety of bands you might recall (or still be fond of, no judgement.

Dark Cabaret by Dondunken - 175 songs, 9 hr 28 min

This playlist has been a lot of fun. Cabaret music in general is playful, a little sexy, and a bit silly, and this dark twist on it makes for a very light-hearted station that appeals to the dark at heart. There are a few old favorites on there, like Voltaire, Rasputina, and Tom Waits, but it's mostly all new to me.

What music have you all been loving lately?


  1. Aww thank you for the playlists :-) I listen a lot to pianomusic right now because I need calm and "quiet" during work. I sit in an office among 4 others that love to have endless discussions and listen to finnish radio, not my cup of tea.

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  3. There's an AWESOME website to find out new stuff to listen. It's called "What the Fuck Should I Listen to Right Now?" ( link: ). Don't know if you already knew. You basically write the name of a band that you already like and the site will suggest a band within the same genre. For example I chose Sisters of Mercy. Suggested me Clan of Xymox (already knew). I've tried it out a few times, and can be a lot of fun!

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