Side A, Song 1: Best first tracks on albums

Nearly two years into doing #ThematicStatic mixes with you listeners, I’ve hardly run out of fun themes for building hour-long sets on WNXP — the sky is the limit! But I have learned the virtue of especially nerdy, audiophile themes like this one. In starting the year with songs that start albums, you absolutely delivered, lobbing more “favorite Track 1” requests than I could accommodate on the January 5 #ThematicStatic. Listen (👇🏼) to the archived show here and may you take these as recommendations to listen to full albums that these songs kick off!

#ThematicStatic Playlist – 1/5/22

Death Cab for Cutie –“The New Year”Transatlanticism

Carole King “I Feel The Earth Move” – Tapestry

Sonic Youth – “100%” – Dirty

Wilco – “At Least That’s What You Said”A Ghost Is Born

Tyler, The Creator – “Igor’s Theme” – Igor

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – “Roadrunner” – The Modern Lovers

The Cranberries – “Hollywood” – To The Faithful Departed

The Killers – “Jenny Was A Friend of Mine” – Hot Fuss

Television – “See No Evil” – Marquee Moon

Shame – “Alphabet” – Drunk Tank Pink

Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels” – Run The Jewels

Surfer Blood – “Floating Vibes” – Astro Coast

Coldplay – “Politik” – A Rush of Blood To The Head