Spotlight Desert Island Discs: The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood, Desert Island Discs, Listen Before You Buy

Check out The Neighbourhood‘s pick for their Desert Island Discs, as part of their Spotlight.

For our new Spotlight feature, we wanted to do something special, so we’ve decided to bring back Desert Island Discs. In case you’re unfamiliar with what this you can check out the original pitch (back from July 2010)!

Or, if you want the condensed version, it’s basically the artist – in this case The Neighbourhood – selecting eight pieces of music that they’d take with them to a desert island, as a homage on our part to a radio show on BBC that’s been airing since 1942. If you’d like to check out previous Desert Island Discs you can do so here.

Eminem – “The Way I Am”

Eminem, The Marshal Mathers LP, Desert Island Discs, The Neighbourhood

“The production is great: the church bells are fucking unbelievable, hi hat pattern is great, and the way the low octave piano bass keys come in during the hook is flawless. Lyrically, he is being so disgustingly honest and precise with his feelings it puts perfect images in your head.”

Justin Timberlake – “Cry Me A River”

Justin Timberlake, Justified, Desert Island Discs, The Neighbourhood

“This has to be one of the first songs I can remember that really had a melody make me feel something. I was like 8 when it came out, but the melodies so clearly explained his feelings. Even if all the lyrics were in a different language I feel like I’d still be able to understand exactly what he was trying to convey. The production on this one too, fucking insane. All the drum sounds that were done vocally. And the old like gregorian choir shit, haha. So cool.”

Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here”

Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here, Desert Island Discs, The Neighbourhood

“I chose this because this song seems to be the type where I can listen to it during the day with my car windows down or even at night. With David Gilmore’s vocals and guitar leads, the song is dark and beautiful.”

Failure – “Another Space Song”

Failure, Fantastic Planet, Desert Island Discs, The Neighbourhood

Because the tones and the production is as good as it gets.

Frank Sinatra – “Something Stupid”

Frank Sinatra, The World We Knew, Desert Island Discs, The Neighbourhood

Because I like how his music makes me feel.

Cardigans – “My Favourite Game”

The Cardigans, Gran Turismo, Desert Island Discs, The Neighbourhood

Because they make a simple catchy pop song cool, and do it flawlessly. And the production is awesome.

The Beatles – “Happiness Is A Warm Gun”

The Beatles, The White Album, Desert Island Discs, The Neighbourhood

Because of the change-ups that they do in the song.. And the fucking lead John does is unbelievable.

Buffalo Springfield – “For What It’s Worth”

Buffalo Springfield, Desert Island Discs, The Neighbourhood

This was the first song I heard that made me realize I wanted to make timeless music. It’s an “oldie” that never got “old” to me.

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