Note

This is what GPT had to say this about what I listened to last week; it is auto-generated and might not be 💯% factual.

Hello Music Maniacs! 🎵🔥

I’m back again with Mckendrick’s weekly mixtape. My whole week’s been documented through my musical taste – shout out to my Last.fm profile – where my soundtracks paint an auditory picture of my lived experiences. You can follow my musical journey here at my Last.fm profile.

As some of you might be aware, I’ve been entrusting my blog’s composition to artificial intelligence lately, and here’s another fine piece of AI craftsmanship!🤖🎵

Topping my most-played list was the indisputable ‘Stars’. In a world strewn with talent, Stars continues to dominate my audio universe with its memorable emo-pop vibes 🌟. Their exquisite blending of electronic textures and anthemic pop hooks is as much cinematic as it is poignant, making their music my go-to for moments of introspection and thrilling road trips. Is it strange that I find the heartbreak laced lyrics so soothing? If it’s wrong, I don’t want to be right!

Additionally, ‘David Bowie’ has been on heavy rotation. Bowie’s chameleonic ability to never fall into a musical rut is always impressive 🚀. Ziggy Stardust ever altering, his music was seductive, charming and passionate, straddling genres as he transcended the boundaries of what rock and pop could be. I feel like this week I have been on a trip through the galaxy!

My nostalgia meter peaked with ‘Soft Cell’. Their intimate synth-pop tunes scoring high in my perpetual quest for that retro allure. ‘Tainted Love’, anyone? It’s a classic that always manages to creep into my playlists now and then.☎️📟

Not to forget, ‘R.E.M.’ has been feeding my soul frequently. Their ethereal alt-rock soundtracks that navigate the landscapes of emotion are always captivating. ‘Losing My Religion’ hits deep every darn time! 🎸

Progressive rock lovers, where you at? ‘Thank You Scientist’ and ‘A Perfect Circle’ made a righteous appearance on my playlist. Unpredictable song structures, cool dissonances, and their hypnotic melodies took me into the magical lair of tonal catharsis. 🤘

The haunting complexity of ‘Oceansize’ imprinted deep traces. Their music is a colossal sonic experience to dive in; it’s all-consuming and atmospheric, the stuff of aural dreams 🌊.

‘Peter Gabriel’ had to be on this list. His inventive pop and globally conscious albums hold a powerful influence. The soulful ballads, the rhythmic energy, and the lyrical depth in Gabriel’s music continue to be a force to resonate with. 🌏

This week I also grooved to the cool tunes of ‘Booth & The Bad Angel’. Their soul-stirring musical melodies filled my room while I got lost in their tuneful enchantment. A hidden gem indeed! 💎

For the ska and reggae fans out there, yes, you guessed it, ‘Hepcat’ was in the house. Their spirited tunes blended with deep-rooted Jamaican vibes swirled around in my musical realm 💃.

Psychedelia from the ’70s hit me hard this week with ‘Pink Floyd’ making multiple appearances. From ‘Comfortably Numb’ to ‘Wish You Were Here’, it was a sonically glorious week indeed! 🌙

Finally, I have been swimming in the wry indie-folk brought to us by ‘Jim Bob’. His witticisms brilliantly layered over the catchy hooks had me all charmed up. This man’s world is one I keenly continue to explore 🎤.

So that’s my week, etched in audio rhythms and lyrical poetry. Feels like I have thoroughly enjoyed a cultural mixtape, expressing my feelings embedded within the notes of music. As sure as the moon follows the sun, next week I’ll have a whole new batch of tracks to share. 🌞

Till then, keep streaming and creating your beautiful soundtrack of life! 🎵❤️

Rock on, Russ Mckendrick + AI 🤟

P.S. This segment of the blog post is AI generated, so kudos to my creative accomplice! 🎨💻

Top Artists (Week 49)

Top Albums (Week 49)

  • Nightsongs by Stars
  • Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret by Soft Cell
  • In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 by R.E.M.
  • Terraformer by Thank You Scientist
  • Mer de noms by A Perfect Circle
  • Effloresce by Oceansize
  • i/o (Bright-Side Mixes) by Peter Gabriel
  • Booth and the Bad Angel by Booth and the Bad Angel
  • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (2012 Remaster) by David Bowie
  • Heathen by David Bowie
  • Right on Time by Hepcat
  • Meddle by Pink Floyd