Tracks Added – December 2014

A bumper crop to end the year as my Christmas requests were fulfilled by Santa.

This months additions are:

  • Train – Bulletproof Picasso
  • Simple Minds – Big Music
  • The The – Mind Bomb
  • Prides – Mixtape 2014 (single)
  • Peter Gabriel – Back to Front EP (SoS)
  • Alpine – A is for Alpine
  • Tchaikovsky – Serenade in C (SoS)
  • Radiophonic Workshop -Radiophonic Workshop (SoS)
  • Taylor Swift – Shake it Off (single)

It’s been a catchy month. I wouldn’t say that I am in Taylor Swift’s usual demographic but this particular track has got into my head and I cannot shake it off. I feel the same about Train only this is a whole album of unbelievably catchy tracks.

I originally listened to Bulletproof Picasso on Spotify (you can too here)  and could have continued to do so for free (with the occasional ad) pretty much forever but there is something that I cannot quite get my head round and that is renting music. I have written before about having ownership of my music so am I glad to now own this.

Alpine’s stand out track Hands is supported by the odd video embedded below. Anyone have any idea what it is about?

I haven’t decided whether to bother with this in 2015 but if you have any strong feelings let me know in the comments.

Those above marked (SoS) are from a subscription service called Society of Sound which is curated by Real World Records, Peter Gabriel and the LSO. This provides members with two downloads a month of which you get no choice. This means that some months you get something that you really love and other months not so.


All my music is held in a web-based music streamer called Subsonic, a roll-your-own Spotify if you like. This provides statistics on number of tracks and size of collection, as you can see below.

1,256 artists
2,741 albums
24,014 songs
260.68 GB
1,943 hours