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Strangeways Radio

January 10th, 2011

Go immediately and listen to Strangeways Radio. This is what “alternative” was when I was barely filling in my shoes. Almost half of my CD collection matches their library.

Here are some of the songs I was not familiar with yet really appreciated:



Prefab Sprout – Desire As. “I’ve got six things on my mind. You’re not one of them.”

Honeybreath – For When It’s Almost Over. Diary like guitars, good female harmony.

Trembling Blue Stars – Idyllwild. Light female vocals. “Girl whose favorite thing is snow and being alone”

Health – Die Slow (Nastique Remix) Die Slow (Nastique Remix)

Styrofoam – Extra Careful

Cirrus – Boomerang

Curve – Gift


Gary Numan – Dark

Peter Murphy – I’ll Fall With Your Knife

Secession – Love Lies Bleeding

Courteeners – The Opener

Babble – Hold the sky

Ofra Haza – Show Me

Paper route – Carousel

Plastic Bertrand – Ca Plane Pour Moi (This life’s for me)

Ambra Red – ___? Princess


I also frequent Frequence 3 when I want to hear the latest and popular sludge. For example I was sick of Dragonettes “Hello” months before I heard it in the states. I like being able to vote for the eurodance and against the rap!

Both stations share the same curse: you cannot downvote the cheesy Show hour stuff. I want my radio to play actual music!

Dance Revolution, Synthpop Music