Playlist: 2014.05.25: Dance! Dance! Dance! Dance!

Spring and summer always seem to be the best time of year for dance tracks. (Or at least, it seems to be when I’m in the mood for them.) That’s why it was such a pleasant surprise to find After School’s latest Japanese album in the U.S. iTunes store recently.

Point of interest: If you are a fan of 1990s club music/or and J-pop, After School‘s Japanese tracks “Heaven” and “Shh” are produced by Shinichi Osawa (Mondo Grosso). You can see the video for “Heaven” and check out the other playlist tracks — which include dance tracks, plus a little bit of everything else — below. ★

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Playlist: 2014.01.09: Rainy, Cold

Some music for a rainy morning that’s also cool by Florida standards. As I was formatting one of many long-banked (and forgotten!) reviews, I realized Pearl Jam re-released some of their “bootleg” recordings from the 1990s and early 2000s via iTunes. Now I can finally replace the London/Wembley Arena CD I lost during one of my moves. ♫

Note: They drop an F-bomb right off at the start of the video. It’s the only real profanity in the song, but if that bothers you, don’t click “play!”

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