It's no question that consuming music has never been as easy and accessible as now thanks to streaming services. Although I love vinyl and would never buy digital albums I like the convenience of access to all the wotld's music when not at home.
However, if there's one significant drawback and a thing sorely missed it's the b-sides / extra tracks on physical single releases (vinyl 7" / 12" and cd singles). The b-sides and extra tracks were often of such high quality as to be better than the A side / main song. Add to this the fact that subsequent releases from albums were a thing to look forward to and the loss of not having that anymore is even more keenly felt.
So I will spend the day posting excellent b-side compilations in honor of this bygone much loved feature.
Next up: Yes, I know Oasis featured yesterday as well. But no look-in at b-sides compilations would be complete without their stellar b-side compilation 'The Masterplan', named after their best b-side, and a serious contender for their best song ever. As the included short essay says: "There was no masterplan. Except to write good songs". And that they did. And hid many of their best ones as extra tracks on singles, as can be seen here. Brilliant collection of course yet could be even better. A third disc with more b-sides for instance. Many of the truly great ones are omitted. Still a fantastic compilation.
- NINETEEN? HE LOOKS 12 TO ME.
i still love him no prob but-
and i wanted to mention that now that i found out that Graham did the exact same thing with his shoes than me (2nd pic) i feel better in life thanks gamer bois may the force be with you