Mark Kozelek Playlist

Posted by Jakub

This might be a departure from what I post most days but I can’t pretend that this isn’t some of the strongest song writing out of my generation and maybe even the generation before me. Mark Kozelek is a pure talent when it comes to setting a tone and feeling that most can’t control when they hear his songs. Deadly as this playlist might seem for some since a beautiful sunny weekend is in store for the east coast I just think it needed to be done.

I didn’t include my 2 favorite Mark Kozelek songs since i’ve already posted them which are Mistress and Duk Koo Kim, if you need more then the wait isn’t too long, Sun Kil Moon’s next LP Admiral Fell Promises is slated for 7/13.

**Other artist specific playlist: Cocteau Twins

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Orlenok says:

April 30, 2010 at 11:49 am

Despite the borderline mysoginy of the earlier stuff, I love the atmosphere each song creates particularly Dragonflies and Mistress. Nice post.


storiestold says:

April 30, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Thanks for posting these. I’ve been a fan since 1993 when I first bought RHCP self-titled 1. His music defined my youth. I still think he is one of the greatest song writers ever….


mza says:

April 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Saw Sun Kil Moon in Portland a while back. It was great. They did alternate stretched out versions of all the songs. Mark Kozelek told some girls in the front row to stop talking so loud.

really digging the i am a rock cover.


erik says:

May 1, 2010 at 7:46 pm

excellent post, couldn’t agree with you more. I personally count my favorite musicians as Boards of Canada and Red House Painters. While I haven’t enjoyed his recent stuff as much, the preview of his new LP is great and make me hopeful for the new release.


Capitan Burrito says:

May 2, 2010 at 3:00 am

I miss my favorite RHP’s song, Have you fogotten, but good playlist anyway.
Ten years ago i used to listen to them almost once-twice a day.
And the new song sounds great indeed.


Brian says:

May 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Great list. Anything off “Ghosts of the Great Highway” will work for me. Pancho Villa and Carry Me Ohio are two of my favs.


Nibus says:

May 4, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Great selection. My love affair with 4AD got me hooked on RHP with Down Colorful Hill – still as strong today as it was 18 years (!) ago. There aren’t many songs that give me goosebumps, but the last 90 seconds of Things Mean a Lot get me every time. Good memories!


slobot says:

May 5, 2010 at 8:04 pm

i saw RHP with His Name is Alive on the Songs for a Blue Guitar tour. i was a casual fan up until that show. i will never forget Mark stepping away from the mic in the middle of one of the songs (i think “have you forgotten”) and belting out the song louder than the PA. its gave me chills.

cheers for the RHP post…


regpat says:

May 6, 2010 at 8:10 am

I wish I knew why I am totally addicted to kozelek’s music.
morose, scarry, heartbreaking and impossible to get out of head
the alternat version of tonight the sky is incredible!!

no other artist of this millineum has captured my heart and mind like Koz

wish he’d explore more venues speciffically here in New Orleans