Underworld – Another Silent Way (Starters for ten #365) 5.5.37

Starters for Ten 2019 – #365: Top Five tracks from my top 5 albums of 2019: 191231

Underworld – Another Silent Way (2019)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes has taken you through 36 top tens. But, to bring the year and the series to a close, here’s one final top five. You’ve had tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there has been words but mostly it’s simply been the music, because music always speaks for itself.

Concluding the 37th and the ‘Starters for Ten’ series, here’s Another Silent Way – the opening track from Underworld’s Drift Series 1 album, released on 1 November.

This live version is from London’s Wembley Arena where we caught them on 7 December. Probably one of the best gigs I’ve ever been to.

The 2019 ‘Starters for Ten’ series features:
[1] Jan 1-10: Top Ten Blues Rock Stonkers
[2] Jan 10-20: Top Ten Led Zeppelin Tracks
[3] Jan 21-30: Top Ten Spinetinglers
[4] Jan 31-Feb 9: Top Ten Underworld Tracks
[5] Feb 10-19: Top Ten Acoustic Tracks
[6] Feb 20-Mar 1: Top Ten Queen Tracks
[7] Mar 2-11: Top Ten Live Tracks
[8] Mar 12-21: Top Ten Classical pieces
[9] Mar 22-31: Top Ten Soul tracks
[10] April 1-10: Top Ten Classic Rock tracks
[11] April 11-20: Top Ten ‘Ten Years After’ numbers
[12] April 12-30: Top Ten ‘Talking Heads’ tracks
[13] May 1-10: Top Ten Punk Anthems
[14] May 11-20: Top Ten Rock numbers
[15] May 21-30: Top Ten Boogie tracks
[16] May 31-June 9: Top Ten Lurve songs
[17] June 10-19: Top Ten Driving Tracks
[18] June 20-29: Top Ten Britpop/invasion tracks
[19] June 30-July 9: Top Ten Jimi Hendrix numbers
[20] July 10-19: Top Ten 2018 tunes
[21] July 20-29: Top Ten Sunday Morning tracks
[22] July 30-August 8: Top Ten Fleetwood Mac tracks
[23] August 9-18: Top Ten 2017 tunes
[24] August 19-28: Top Ten Saturday night numbers
[25] August 29-September 7: Top Ten ZZ Top tracks
[26] September 8-17: Top Ten 2016 tunes
[27] September 18-27: Top Ten 1960’s numbers
[28] September 28-October 7: Top Ten 1970’s numbers
[29] October 8-17: Top Ten drumming tracks
[30] October 18-27: Top Ten 1980’s numbers
[31] October 28-November 6: Top Ten 2015 tunes
[32] November 7-16: Top Ten last 20 years (part I)
[33] November 17-26: Top Ten David Bowie numbers
[34] November 27-December 6: Top Ten Blues numbers
[35] December 7-16: Top Ten last 20 years (part II)
[36] December 17-26: Top Ten Festive tracks
[37] December 27-31: Top Five tracks from my Top 5 albums of 2019

Keep reading for ‘Leaps n Bands’ – a new Jemtunes series starting tomorrow

Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Starters for Ten #345) 5.10.35

Starters for Ten 2019 – #345: Top Ten Last 20 years (part II): 191211

Daft Punk – Get Lucky (2013)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 35th – part II of my top ten last 20 years numbers – here’s Get Lucky, the lead single from “Random Access Memories”, the fourth studio album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, released on 17 May 2013 by Daft Life and Columbia Records.

Following the minimal production of their previous studio album, Human After All (2005), Daft Punk recruited session musicians to perform live instrumentation and limited the use of electronic instruments to drum machines, a custom-built modular synthesizer, and vintage vocoders. The album features collaborations with Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, Chilly Gonzales, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, Nathan East, and Pharrell Williams. As a result, the album topped the charts in over twenty-five countries.

Underworld – Born Slippy Nuxx (Starters for Ten #286) 6.10.29

Starters for Ten 2019 – #286: Top Ten Drumming tracks: 191013

Underworld – Born Slippy Nuxx (1996)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 29th top ten – featuring my top ten drumming tracks – here’s Born Slippy Nuxx released by Underworld in 1996 and featuring the programming wizardry of Rick Smith.

We’ve the privilege of catching Underworld live again in December at London’s Wembley Arena. I’m fully expecting Born Slippy Nuxx to be part of (if not all) of the encore, bringing the house down as it did so successfully when we saw them last time in Brighton in 2015.

Alabama 3 – Forever in blues (Starters for Ten #254) 4.10.26

Starters for Ten 2019 – #254: Top Ten 2016 tunes: 190911

Alabama 3 – Forever in Blues (2016)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 26th – running between 8 and 17 September and featuring my top ten 2016 tunes – here’s Foever in Blues from the 13th Alabama 3 album ‘Blues’, released in October 2016.

Underworld & Iggy Pop – Get your shirt (Starters for Ten #196) 6.10.20

Starters for Ten 2019 – #196: Top Ten 2018 tunes: 190715

Underworld & Iggy Pop – Get your shirt (2018)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 20th, running between 10 and 19 July and featuring my top ten tunes from 2018, here’s Get your shirt from the collaboration between Underworld and Iggy Pop, released on 27 July – ‘Tea Time Dub Encounters’.

Kraftwerk – Autobahn (Starters for Ten #163) 3/10 (17)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #163: Top Ten Driving tracks: 190612

Kraftwerk – Autobahn (1974)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 17th – featuring my top ten driving tracks, and running between 10 and 19 June – here’s Kraftwerk’s Autobahn released in 1974.

Underworld & Iggy Pop – Get your shirt (Starters for Ten #040) 10/10 (4)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 40: Top Ten Underworld tracks: 190209

Underworld & Iggy Pop – Get your Shirt (2018)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Concluding the third – my top ten Underworld tracks – here’s Get your Shirt from the TeaTime Dub Encounters collaboration with Iggy Pop, released last year.

The 2019 ‘Starters for Ten’ series features:
[1] Jan 1-10: Top Ten Blues Rock Stonkers
[2] Jan 10-20: Top Ten Led Zeppelin Tracks
[3] Jan 21-30: Top Ten Spinetinglers
[4] Jan 31-Feb 9: Top Ten Underworld Tracks
[5] Feb 10-19: Top Ten Acoustic Tracks
…and more to follow