Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Fun Pastime

So on the Rhapsody, Windows Phone app, yes I'm back to using Rhapsody, they have a fun feature which I like.  If you pick an album often, not always, they will have a Similar albums list.  I like to go through this on occasion and make myself a playlist.  Here was one I made last night.

I was in the mood for the song "Allentown" by Billy Joel, so that's where I started choosing the version on The Nylon Curtain album.

Similar Albums
  • The River by Bruce Springsteen
  • Lionel Richie by Lionel Richie
  • Cuts Like a Knife by Bryan Adams
  • Super Trouper by ABBA
  • Face Value by Phil Collins
  • Hearts and Bones by Paul Simon
  • Camouflage by Rod Stewart
  • Body Wishes by Rod Stewart
  • Riddles In the Sand by Jimmy Buffett
  • Too Low for Zero by Elton John
  • Sheffield Steel by Joe Cocker
  • Thriller by Michael Jackson
  • Synchronicity by The Police
  • Lush Life by Linda Ronstadt
  • What's New by Linda Ronstadt
  • The Trouble With Normal by Bruce Cockburn
  • Pirates by Rickie Lee Jones
  • Me Myself & I by Joan Armatrading
  • The Magazine by Rickie Lee Jones
  • Trouble in Paradise by Randy Newman
  • Growing Up in Public by Lou Reed
  • Shadows and Light by Joni Mitchell
  • Shot of Love by Bob Dylan
  • Infidels by Bob Dylan
  • The Innocent Age by Dan Fogelberg
  • Mad Love by Linda Ronstadt
  • Greatest Hits, Vol 2 by Linda Ronstadt
  • Get Closer by Linda Ronstadt
  • Torch by Carly Simon
  • Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
  • Coconut Telegraph by Jimmy Buffett
  • Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School by Warren Zevon
  • Picture This by Huey Lewis and the News
From that list I picked an album and a song, then went to that albums similar albums and continued.  Here is the playlist I ended up with. 

  1. Allentown by Billy Joel
  2. Point Blank by Bruce Springsteen
  3. Waiting on a Friend by The Rolling Stones
  4. Eminence Front by The Who
  5. Just What I Needed by The Cars
  6. Roxanne by The Police
At this point I had hit an album that had no similar albums listed.  So I went The Police page and picked another one of their albums, Ghost In the Machine, and then continued.  

  1. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
  2. Push by The Cure
  3. Pretty in Pink by The Psychedelic Furs
  4. This Charming Man by The Smiths
  5. The High Road by The Feelies
  6. Kid by Everything But the Girl
  7. Luka by Suzanne Vega
  8. Troy by Sinead O'Connor
  9. Air of December by Edie Brickell
  10. Don't Get Me Wrong by The Pretenders
  11. Take My Breath Away by Berlin
  12. True Colors by Cyndi Lauper
  13. Strangelove by Depeche Mode
  14. She Blinded Me with Science by Thomas Dolby
  15. China Girl by David Bowie
  16. Breaking Us in Two by Joe Jackson
At that point I hit another album with no similars and I was done.


  1. This playlist made me feel like I was eating pastries and drinking coffee at a Panera Bread. Thank you.