“Nights of Villjamur” Playlist On Spotify

The playlist to Nights of Villjamur is now on Spotify. It used to be free to download, but now I think you need an invite from someone with a premium account. Which sucks. (Anyone know a hack?) I’d love to take credit for this, but it’s all thanks to the superior technological skills of my girlfriend, who once again proves how down with the kids I am not. (My excuse: if it hasn’t got an Apple logo on it, I don’t want to know.)

Now you can listen to all the songs I think make perfect audio accompaniment to the novel, and that I listened to frequently whilst writing the damn thing. Click here, then the red button, in order to listen – it should launch immediately in your Spotify player. The full track listing is listed below, since not quite every track is available.

As an aside, given the recent events in the media, I am more than happy to let Jedward take the helm of the playlist, mainly to see what the hell they’d do with some of these songs, and just what spangly costumed dance routine would be suitable for a fantasy set towards the end of time.

Playlist in full, if you haven’t got Spotify:

Ghouls — We Are Scientists
Long Live the Queen — Frank Turner
Title And Registration — Death Cab for Cutie
Everything In Its Right Place — Radiohead
Casey’s Song — City and Colour
Alina’s Place — Fredrik
Round Here — Counting Crows
32 Flavors — Ani DiFranco
Flamenco Sketches — Miles Davis
Against All Odds — The Postal Service
John Wayne Gacy Jr. — Sufjan Stevens
We Flood Empty Lakes — Yndi Halda
Giving Up The Ghost — DJ Shadow
The Limit To Your Love — Feist
I Love The Rain The Most — Joe Purdy
Archive It Everywhere — Youthmovies
Just Watch The Fireworks — Jimmy Eat World
Silver Stallion — Cat Power
Queremos Paz — Gotan Project
Mojo Pin — Jeff Buckley
Take Five — Dave Brubeck
Mayonaise — Smashing Pumpkins
Pardon Me (Acoustic) — Incubus
This Could Be Anywhere In The World — Alexisonfire
Journey — Nitin Sawhney
Sleeping In — The Postal Service
I Might Be Wrong — Radiohead
Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car — Iron & Wine
Dusk and Summer — Dashboard Confessional
Can’t Have It All — Jay Brannan
Ballad Of A Thin Man — Bob Dylan
Pink Moon — Nick Drake
How Soon Is Now — The Smiths
We Are All Very Worried About You — Fun Lovin’ Criminals
Over — Portishead
New Born — Muse
Can’t Stand Me Now — The Libertines
Pot Kettle Black — Wilco
Sure Shot — Beastie Boys
Morning Theft — Jeff Buckley
Midnight Lullaby — Tom Waits
Use Somebody — Kings Of Leon
Rock the Casbah — The Clash
Twice — Little Dragon
Hunted By a Freak — Mogwai
Shampoo Suicide — Broken Social Scene
Nantes — Beirut
Watch The World Cave In — The New Amsterdams
Orange Sky — Alexi Murdoch
45 Forever — The All New Adventures Of Us
The Thrill Is Gone — Chet Baker
New York City Serenade — Bruce Springsteen
Open Heart Zoo — Martin Grech
A Certain Romance — Arctic Monkeys
Hold On — Tom Waits
The Girl — City And Colour
Beautiful Day — Donavon Frankenreiter
Since I’ve Been Loving You — Led Zeppelin
I’m Old Fashioned — John Coltrane
Made Up Love Song #43 — Guillemots
Everything You Need — Adem
Scenic World — Beirut
Insomnia — Electric President
On — Bloc Party
Mr. Brightside — The Killers
Icky Thump — White Stripes
Diesel Power — The Prodigy
Hearts Burst Into Fire — Bullet for My Valentine
Konstantine — Something Corporate
Couches In Alleys (feat. Ben Gibbard) — Styrofoam

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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.


  1. Cool, loads of bands there I love. 🙂

  2. Sweet, although I don’t recognize most of the bands on the list. Time to update my music knowledge and catalogue.

  3. that sucks balls with spotify’s new policy. It makes no sense whatsoever – why making joining so difficult?
    Luckily I’ve had it for a while so don’t need to jump through the nonsense hoops. Just when I thought a company was finally getting things right, they go and get greedy.

    That playlist highlights how we are the same age!

  4. I don’t even know how it happened, but I’m completely convinced that Beirut is THE music for writing.

  5. Harry – hope there are some nice discoveries for you!

    Neil – Yeah, I don’t understand that. My guess is pressure from music companies, because it was a really good word-of-mouth model. And yes! I guess many of these songs are from a certain few years – I never noticed before.

    Satsuma – Aren’t they an amazing band? I think it’s something about the bohemian aspirations inherent within the music.

  6. Some fantastic bands made the list. I do a lot of writing to Muse, The Darkness, Breaking Benjamin, and Russian techno. Yeah…don’t ask about that last one.