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AbsolutePlaylist: "A Day In A Life: Soundtracked"

Posted by - 06:34 AM on 05/02/14
Welcome back to our weekly feature, AbsolutePlaylist, where a staff member or special guest compiles a playlist to help kick off your weekend. This week, you're lumped with me and my take on a soundtrack to "a day in the life" of somebody who has every fairly "normal" occurrence happen to him within a 24 hour period; morning routine, seeing friends and having fun, partying, debauchery, drink, drugs, fights, lust and of course the inevitable drunken regret at the end of the night. I hope you enjoy and can possibly see where I'm coming from. Check it out alongside my explanation and chime in with tracks you'd use to soundtrack the moments mentioned. Get involved!
 
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06:34 AM on 05/02/14
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AbsolutePlaylist: "A Day In A Life: Soundtracked"

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1. Bombay Bicycle Club - How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep?
2. Wavves - Lunge Forward
3. The Cribs - Come On, Be A No-One
4. Badly Drawn Boy - Once Around The Block
5. Arctic Monkeys - If You Found This It's Probably Too Late
6. DJ Shadow - The Number Song
7. The Streets - Blinded By The Lights
8. Jamie T - If You Got The Money
9. Royal Blood - Out Of The Black
10. Drenge - I Wanna Break You In Half
11. Dear and the Headlights - I Know
12. The 1975 - Pressure
13. The Kills - U.R.A. Fever
14. Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
15. Death Cab For Cutie - Steadier Footing
16. Gambles - Trust
17. Daughter - Smother


When I'm inside my own head whilst travelling around on various modes of transport and generally going about my business, I often think of songs that would either soundtrack that moment in a movie or, on the other side of things, I hear a song and think about what kind of scene that could accompany in a movie. It's just something that happens in an instant without much detailed thought given to it, but I realised I did it frequently when my cousin mentioned doing exactly the same thing.

These songs aren't meant to speak directly to the "moments" in the idea of a day I had in my head, not all are lyrically connected - some are. The majority are, however, connected in terms of how they sound and how that fits a certain moment of the "day" (some aren't). Nevertheless, I constructed a playlist (despite looking long, it's under an hour) which could serve as the soundtrack for a day in the life of somebody who has almost every stereotypically semi-mundane situation happen to them. Track 1 sees the waking up to a new day followed by a series of songs adjusting to the day/having fun in the sun with friends, skating, chilling/whatever until Track 5 where a night-out of drinking, drug-taking and rowdiness with "the lads" begins, leading to a fight over the one-two hit of Tracks 9 and 10. Morale is low on the night out after this, but is swiftly picked up and shaken off and by Tracks 12-14 the "character" has found himself in a very different mood, swaying his debauchery into lust (and what seems like love in the intoxicated state) before wanting to hit the comedown all by themselves. The last couple of tracks being melancholic in their reflection before passing out.

Quite frankly, it's a pretty loose as hell theme and probably only makes sense in my head. So if nothing else, it's there to serve the purpose of getting inside my brain a little.
06:44 AM on 05/02/14
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I'm melting.


Can't wait to listen to this tonight!
06:51 AM on 05/02/14
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I'm melting.


Can't wait to listen to this tonight!
<3

Original had Places To Hide in there as well but they weren't on either streaming services and had The Maccabees - "Bag of Bones" at the end.
07:03 AM on 05/02/14
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<3

Original had Places To Hide in there as well but they weren't on either streaming services and had The Maccabees - "Bag of Bones" at the end.
Would've loved that!! Which PtH song?
07:40 AM on 05/02/14
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Surprised there's no Maccabees or Bombay Bicycle Club on this list.

nevermind about Bombay Bicycle Club
07:44 AM on 05/02/14
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Surprised there's no Maccabees or Bombay Bicycle Club on this list.
Opener, mate.
07:49 AM on 05/02/14
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gonna go listen to original pirate material now
08:02 AM on 05/02/14
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Oh wow. Totally missed that, still surprised not to see any Maccabees.
08:19 AM on 05/02/14
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Oh wow. Totally missed that, still surprised not to see any Maccabees.
The song he wanted wasn't on Spotify or Rdio :/
08:44 AM on 05/02/14
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Would've loved that!! Which PtH song?
"Self Preservation" or "Getting Worse (I Hate Me)".

Oh wow. Totally missed that, still surprised not to see any Maccabees.
"Bag Of Bones" was supposed to be the closer but apparently Spotify and Rdio don't have it outside of UK.
08:46 AM on 05/02/14
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Nicely done.
09:09 AM on 05/02/14
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"Bag Of Bones" was supposed to be the closer but apparently Spotify and Rdio don't have it outside of UK.

Ah. Knowing that, I will add it to the end. Good choice of song.
09:12 AM on 05/02/14
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Ah. Knowing that, I will add it to the end. Good choice of song.
It was supposed to be there instead of Daughter, but subbed it.
10:29 AM on 05/02/14
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Thanks for another playlist!

Dear and the Headlights! Woot Woot!

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