The List

The SoundMarket is a place to find interesting music. The playlist is a snapshot of our current favorites.

We are not an algorithm and our musical tastes may not always jibe, but you can be sure that our selections are culled by folks who love music.

You may not know some of the music (Parsonsfield, Sun 60, Kiran Ahluwalia), others you know but have lost touch with. When was the last time you listened to The Great Curve? Or what of former Talking Head member Jerry Harrison? His solo album had a number of idiosyncratic songs (Man With A Gun, AKA Love). Nick Cave's performance of Jubilee Street on Austin City Limits is all about the building burn, and The City Sleeps by MC 900 Foot Jesus is all about the burning building. Fleetwood Mac's early work (Rattlesnake Shake, Tell Me All The Things You Do) bears little resemblance to their later mega-group sound. Patrick Williams' Threshold is a masterwork of LA big band circa 1980 and Martin Mull's ditty is nothing but a song about Eggs. Lastly Patty Griffin's Heavenly Day, is as close to religious bliss via music as many will ever get.

Hope you find something you like, and let us know your own current favorites and we will post your suggestions on the Listener's Post

About SoundMarket

With a focus on the offbeat, The Sound Market is a resource for unearthing overlooked music. The aim is to grab your ear with songs that spark a gut reaction, positively marking the moment, injecting the underlying message with a resonant musical pulse. If you like the music, you will relate to the message. Whether for advertising, television, film, or any creative in need of a insightful musical perspective, the SoundMarket is a smart choice for innovative song ideas. We are available for music research and advisory. Thanks.

THE SOUNDMARKET PLAYLIST
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street
Joe Strummer & the Mescaleroes - Bhindi Bhaggee
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate Monistic Theory
Spirit - Prelude/Nothin to Hide
Bruce Springsteen / Tom Morello - Ghost of Tom Joad
Stereo MC's - Connected
Arrested Development - U
Talking Heads -The Great Curve
Jerry Harrison - Man With a Gun
Kiran Ahluwalia - Jhanjra
Sun 60 - Water 3x
Sun 60 - Kiss the Train
Arcade Fire - Normal Person
Fishbone - Nasty Man
Thanks To Gravity - Bobsled
Brand New Heavies - Boogie
Pigbag - Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag
Kendrick Lamar - i
Buddy Guy - Hard Time Killing Floor
Bonzo Dog Band - The Intro and the Outro
Lindsey Buckingham - Love Runs Deeper
Patti Scialfa - Loves Glory
Fleetwood Mac - Rattlesnake Shake
Fleetwood Mac - Tell Me All The Things You Do
Ray Lamontagne - Repo Man
Jesse Colin Young - Morning Sun
Dan Bern - Tiger Woods
Levon Helm Band - Aint That Good News
Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Complainte Pour Ste Catherine
Patrick William - Threshold
Tom Waits - Please Call Me Baby
Citizen Cope - Brother Lee
Patty Loveless- Blame it on Your Heart
Soul Asylum - Runaway Train
Herbie Hancock / Innocence Project- Exodus
Herbie Hancock / Innocence Project feat. Juanes - La Tierra
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Noonward Race
Graham Parker - Hotel Chambermaid
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Jesus on the Moon
Dire Straits - Romeo & Juliet
Dire Straits - Tunnel of Love
Holly Near - Water Come Down (Live Version)
Martin Mull - Eggs
Martin Mull - Miami
Jenny Lewis - Carpet Bagger
The Jayhawks - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Morcheeba - Trigger Hippy
Logistics - Crystal Skies
Logistics - Feels So Good
Mighty Sparrow - Grenada
MC 900 Foot Jesus - Killer Inside Me
MC 900 Foot Jesus - The City Sleeps
Patti Smith - Gloria
Patti Smith - Free Money
Linda Rondstat -Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Smithereens - Behind a Wall of Sleep
Parsonsfield - The Power of Love
Parsonsfield - Anita, Your Lovin
Alex Newell & DJ Cassidy (feature Nile Rodgers_) - Kill the Lights
Rosario - Cuentame
Los Lobos - High Places
Steve Earle - Galway Girl
Langhorne Slim - The Way We Move
Tina Charles - I Love to Love
Hair Ensemble - Let the Sunshine In
Chess Ensemble - Someone Else's Story
Chess Ensemble (London Cast) - Pity the Child
Peter Tosh - Mystic Man
Toots & the Maytals - Sweet and Dandy
Elvis Costello - She
Richie Havens - Wild Nights
Soul Coughing - The Bug
St. Etienne - Like a Motorway (Dust Brothers Chekov Warp Dub)
Michael Feinstein - Blame It On My Youth
The Bangles - Eternal Flame
the Bangles - If She Knew What She Wants
Susannah Hoffs - Different Drum
John Doe - A Matter of Degrees
Cowboy Junkies - Angel Mine
The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You
SideStepper - Maine
Amy Allison - Her Hair Was Red
Amy Allsin - Every Day Is Like Sunday
Sugar - If I Can't Change Your Mind
Inspiral Carpets - Caravan
Bonnie Raitt - Love Has No Pride
Emmylou Harris - Boulder to Birmingham
Emmylou Harris - Brand New Dance
Dan Hicks and the HotLicks - Evenin Breeze
Gang Starr - Code of the Streets
Victoria Williams - Century Plant
Victoria Williams - Get Away
Gary Clark Jr. - When My Train Pulls In
Punch Brothers - Rye Whiskey
Punch Brothers - The Auld Triangle
The Mavericks - In My Dreams
Stephanie Spruill - Maybe (American HotWax Soundtrack)
Rachel Sweet - Who Does Lisa Like
Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
Stevie Wonder - Super Woman
Bix Beiderbebecke - Blue River
Kevin Hume - Something That was Taught to Me
Steppenwolf - America
The Pogues - Tuesday Morning
Nancy LaMott - You Are Not Alone - Not While I'm Around
Patty Griffin - Heavenly Day

About SoundMarket

With a focus on the offbeat, The Sound Market is a resource for unearthing overlooked music. The aim is to grab your ear with songs that spark a gut reaction, positively marking the moment, injecting the underlying message with a resonant musical pulse. If you like the music, you will relate to the message. The aim is to cast a wide net, seeking imaginative, out of the way solutions that work within the parameters of the project. The searches are broad, yet sensitive to the tone and thrust of the project. Whether for advertising, television, film, or any creative endeavor requiring innovative and propulsive musical ideas the SoundMarket is a smart choice for innovative song alternatives. We are available for research and consultation. Thanks.