Burnes’ Turns: Oct. 29-Nov. 2


Burnes’ Turns is often an all-inclusive affair, but this may be the most varied edition yet. From Heavy Metal anthems to greedy, lusty Punk feasts, to a Japanese-tinged suite of four tracks composed by three different men that clocks in at only around 4 minutes, there’s something here for everyone. A reminder that you never know what you’ll hear next in my Master Burnes’ Turns playlist of over 2,000 tracks on Spotify. And, at least for me, that’s what makes hearing new things so fun and rewarding.

  1. “Free Money” – Patti Smith
    There are a lot of great songs that I typically include in these playlists, but there are only a few songs in the world that are truly life-altering. For me, “Free Money” is one of them. It’s often hard to understand what Patti Smith is saying, much less talking about on this track, but the message, once deciphered, centers around lust, greed and theft. But even if you didn’t know that, odds are you’d still be blown away by the totally anthemic package that Smith unveiled to the world over 40 years ago. If you aren’t, check your pulse.
  2. “Le Disko” – Shiny Toy Guns
    When I listen to a lot of the albums that I review on this site, I do so in the car on old school CDs (my car is pre-aux cord; Bluetooth wasn’t even a thing yet). To get my money’s worth out of the 80 minutes of storage available on each disc, I pad the albums with extra tracks that I have in my giant iTunes library, which led to me rediscovering this badass club-banging track that I first heard on the Rip Rocket at Universal Studios in California (or maybe it was Orlando). Regardless of which coast I was on when I first heard it, though, this bass-heavy track sounds like a collaboration between Taylor Swift and Deadmau5. Delightful.
  3. Ho-Oh SuiteJunichi Masuda, Go Inchose, Shota Kageyama
    You may notice that my videogame habits go through series binges akin to what many experience on Netflix. First it was Sonic, then Halo (my review of Halo 4 is still on the way), and now my attention has turned to Pokemon. I just beat HeartGold for the first time last night, and now I finally understand all the hype behind Ho-oh as one of the most badass legendary Pokemon of all time. I think a lot of that aura that he possesses stems from the awesome music devoted to his legend, so I’ve brought all four tracks related to him “Bell Tower,” “The Dance of Ecruteak,” “Ho-oh Appears!” and “Battle! (Ho-oh)” together in one awesome Japanese-tinged suite. Shota Kageyama, Go Inchose, and series leader Junichi Masuda all came together to craft this awesome music. They brought their A-Games.
  4. “Ace of Spades” – Motorhead
    Sometimes we just need a little aggression in our lives. I’ve never really been exposed (or predisposed) much to the recently departed Lemmy Kilmister’s body of work with Motorhead, but everybody knows this 3-minute nugget of headbanging and vice. If it hits you at the right moment, you won’t hear anything more satisfying.
  5. “I Got the Blues” – The Rolling Stones
    This week I listened to The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers for the first time and, unsurprisingly, was absolutely blown away. You may notice its newfound inclusion on my Five-star list here at The Soundtrack Online, and the same rating would go to many of the tracks included in this 10-song epic. It’s hard to pick a favorite one, but I’d never heard “I Got the Blues” before this week, so it’s getting the nod here.

For more playlists, including my master Burnes’ Turns playlist that contains over 2,000 songs, search for Andrew Burnes or Burnes’ Turns on Spotify.

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