February's playlist is filled with darker, moodier songs from some of my all time favourite artists.
I highly recommend checking out other songs from these artists as some of them, such as Marilyn Manson and Iron Maiden, have highly popularised negative/incorrect stereotypes about their music due to their outward aesthetic, and this means that people can be driven away from ever even listening to their music. Its such a ridiculous phenomenon, I have actually had to force people to listen to Marilyn Manson before as they refused because they couldn't get over his appearance/ they refused to believe that someone who dressed like Marilyn Manson could ever be so intelligent and creatively wonderful. I think that's part of the reason its so important for people like Marilyn Manson to keep doing what they're doing, so that people are really pushed to think about why they judge others on face value, and understand the importance of why these artists, who are incredibly intelligent people, dress the way they do; challenging the social norms and stereotypes that should be challenged.
Also, I've decided to start composing Youtube playlists on my channel for these, as that means you can just click on the video at the bottom of the post and listen to the entire playlist without having to look up each individual song. Enjoy!
Sonic Youth (cover of the Carpenters) - Superstar
The Strokes - Is This It?
The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Radiohead - Faust Arp
Crystal Castles - Crimewave
Marilyn Manson - Speed of Pain
Iron Maiden - Coming Home
Grateful Dead - Box of Rain