Brooklyn's Fort Lean decided the theme of the week is the end of the world, which as we all know, will occur sometime in the coming year.
Fort Lean is looking forward to 2012. In addition to having a bunch of releases and shows in store, we're curious to see how things play out in the imminent apocalypse. These are some of the tracks we'll be listening to as the world goes up in smoke.
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1. "Mother" - John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
Maybe the most arresting song ever. Whenever it comes on it's like the whole world stops. In that sense, it's rather apocalyptic.
2. "Before I Move Off" - Mount Kimbie - Crooks and Lovers
After the impending armageddon, when people salvage the primitive Macintosh laptop on which this song was probably constructed, "mount kimbie" will come to be regarded as the mythical birthplace of the gods of a new world religion.
3. "Lucidity" - Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
The guitars sound like a burning fuselage, which is something you can expect to see a lot of in the near future.
4. "Fearless Heart" - Steve Earle - Fearless Heart
He must know the world will be ending soon, because he played the guitar solo twice for posterity.
5. "I Want To Be With You Always" - Lefty Frizzell - 16 Biggest Hits
I've always imagined what this would sound like as a Fleetwood Mac song. They say any good piece of songwriting can be performed in the style of a country song, but in the brave new world the test of a country song will be whether it can be made into a Fleetwood Mac deep cut.
6. "Wild Ambitions" - Yellow Magic Orchestra -
The Japanese are doing very advanced things with machines, which will serve them well during the dark days ahead.
7. "A Change Is Gonna Come" - Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon
An extinction-level event, perhaps.
8. "This Whole World" - Beach Boys - Sunflower/Surf's Up
Future generations will puzzle over this song's superabundance of key changes much the way we continue to scratch our heads at Greek Fire.
9. "Would" - Alice In Chains - Greatest Hits
A typically depressing song from one of the most depressing bands in recent memory. I would NOT recommend this song to people who tend to worry about things like the collapse of civilization.
10. "Race For The Prize (Remix)" - The Flaming Lips -
"Two scientists are racing..." and they're running out of f*cking time!