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10 Albums to start an alternative rock collection

by The Concordian March 29, 2011

Now that we’ve listed the 10 albums to start an epic alternative rock collection, we present you with a mixtape composed of songs from these records. Side A features “The Basics” – tracks that best represent each album. Side B are the “Deep Cuts” – the underrated-but-no-less-deserving-of-your-attention songs. Listening to this mixtape will be an excellent way to get a taste of each album.

Side A: The Basics

1. “Heroin” – The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico – 1967
2. “Suffragette City” – David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – 1972
3. “She’s Lost Control” – Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures – 1979
4. “London Calling” – The Clash – London Calling – 1979
5. “Bigmouth Strikes Again” – The Smiths – The Queen is Dead – 1986
6. “Personal Jesus” – Depeche Mode – Violator -1990
7. “There She Goes” – The La’s – The La’s – 1990
8. “Lithium” – Nirvana – Nevermind -1991
9. “Paranoid Android” – Radiohead – OK Computer – 1997
10. “Holland, 1945” – Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – 1998

Side B: Deep Cuts

1. “All Tomorrow’s Parties” – The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico – 1967
2. “Ziggy Stardust” – David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – 1972
3. “Interzone” – Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures – 1979
4. “Train in Vain (Stand By Me)” – The Clash – London Calling – 1979
5. “Cemetery Gates” – The Smiths – The Queen is Dead – 1986
6. “World In My Eyes” – Depeche Mode – Violator – 1990
7. “Liberty Ship” – The La’s – The La’s – 1990
8. “In Bloom” – Nirvana – Nevermind – 1991
9. “Electioneering” – Radiohead – OK Computer -1997
10. “King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1” – Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – 1998

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