This Week’s Top 11 Playlist: 19 February 2016

I’m not-so-secretly harbouring a wish that alt-rock takes a turn for the harder in 2016. Enough with the introspective, low-to-mid-tempo moaners. Jeezus, people, we could have a President Trump in November! Isn’t that enough to make you feel aggressive and angry?

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Dandy Warhols, “Are You Killing Me?, Distortland
Deftones, “Prayers/Triangles,” Gore
Eagles of Death Metal, “I Love You All the Time,” Zipper Down
The Motorleague, “All the Words,” Holding Pattern
Poor Young Things, “Automatic,” Force of Nature
Diemonds, “Ain’t That Kind of Girl,” Never Wanna Die
Bravestation, “Amadeus,” VI
Drowning Pool, “By the Blood.” Hellelujah
Cheap Trick, “When I Wake Up Tomorrow,” TBA
Latvian Radio, “From the Top of a Building.” Until Tomorrow Gets in the Way
Underlined Passages, “Everyone Was There,” The Fantastic Quest

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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