The Tuesday Playlist No. 51: Death and Taxes

The Tuesday Playlist No. 51: Death and Taxes

There has been a lot on the new lately due to the Panama Papers. Also, April is the end of the tax year here in the UK, so what else could we do but create a playlist with 15 great songs related to paying contributions, duty, tolls, tributes or whatever you want to call it. It is a secret to no one that the wealthiest out there use loopholes to avoid paying taxes, but it is news that there is finally evidence and documents to prove it. The scandal has already claimed some victims, with the resignation of the president Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No.30: Autumn begins.

The Tuesday Playlist No.30: Autumn begins.

We present an Autumn playlist for you, something to help usher in the new season including Nat King Cole, Yo La Tengo, The Kinks, Sun Kil Moon, Elle Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. and even Vivaldi. As the last remnants of summer dissapear and the leaves start to fall and turn the trees a thousand shades of red, gold, and brown we thought we bring you fifteen tracks to accompany the beginning of the season. We very much hope you enjoy!  

The Tuesday Playlist No. 19: The Billboard charts

The Tuesday Playlist No. 19: The Billboard charts

This week we are kicking off #themeweek here on MVD. We will have a post and playlist with out Top 40 Billborad No. 1 and much more activity around the subject through the week, however, for this week´s playlist we chose to stay on topic but a little to the side, we have chosen 15 songs from artists who have never had a number 1 Billboard hit. The playlist features artists such as Bob Dylan. Yes. Bob Dylan has never had a No. 1 single. He has had No. 1 albums, but not singles. “Like a Rolling Stone” made it Read more »

Bloke Name Jams – the playlist!

Bloke Name Jams – the playlist!

The sequel to Chick Name Jams featuring The Smiths, Curtis Mayfield, T-Rex, White Stripes, Chet Baker, Jethro Tull, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rod Stewart and many more! A few weeks ago we bought you 60 tracks that featured girl’s names, a rich theme running through popular music. We thought it was a very cool playlist but we also thought that in the interests of balance and fairness (and because it also sounded like a cool idea) that we would construct a male equivalent. Initially we thought it might be a slightly harder playlist to build but when we started digging around Read more »

History of the pop video pt.1: 60´s experimentation

History of the pop video pt.1: 60´s experimentation

If like us you´re geeky pop culture obsessives (and if you´re not then I´m guessing you´ve strayed on to the site by accident) then you will have had, at least once in your life, a conversation centred around one simple question: what was the first music video? It´s a question that we here at MVD feel duty bound to explore, and one that has many different possible answers. There are various reasons for this. Firstly, people have varying ideas about what actually constitutes a ´pop video´, then there´s the various received wisdoms surrounding the issue. Some will point to films Read more »