Today we pay tribute to rock n' roll animal Lou Reed. One of the most influential and iconic musicians of all time. R.I.P This #Bloomonday we're playing Lou's solo and VU back catalogue non-stop. Starting with The Velvet's self-title record. All tracks penned by Reed. Each one a beauty. Listen to our favourite track from the album here: http://blm.fm/PaleBlueEyes
The Fire In My Heart Burns Brighter At Night, by Syren + The Waves
Ladies and Gentlemen, this #Bloomonday treat your ears to Outkast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. More than 10 years on, it still sounds ambitious. Reuniting for Coachella, we're crossing everything for UK shows. Listen to our favourite track from the album here:http://blm.fm/heyyyya
This #Bloommonday we're letting The Beach Boys transport us somewhere sandy with their 17th studio album, Surf's Up. Perfect heatwave music! Listen to the title track here: http://blm.fm/11vmeO9
This #Bloomonday we've chosen one of our desert island borrows: Lou Reed's Transformer. Give it a spin and make your #Bloomonday a perfect day. Listen to our favourite track from the album here: http://blm.fm/transformerr
Another sunny #Bloomonday and we're listening to a quintessentially British, folk-rock classic: The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society. Listen to our favourite track here: http://blm.fm/villagegrn
It's #Bloomonday and we're listening to Björk's debut album (the aptly titled 'Debut') as we make the final touches to Bloom.fm for iOS 7. If you're in the mood for a little Icelandic alt-dance, we recommend you give it a whirl too. Listen to our favourite song from the album here: http://blm.fm/bjorkDebut
It's the last #Bloomonday of the year, so we've chosen something very special. This week's recommendation is brought to you by Brooklyn duo Javelin. You may not have heard of them yet, but expect this band to be making a bit of buzz over the next few weeks (you'll see what we mean). Listen to our favourite track from their 2013 album Hi Beams here: http://blm.fm/Airfield
This #Bloomonday we're listening to 2009's critically acclaimed "Bitte Orca" from experimental rock group Dirty Projectors. Our favourite track comes from the expanded version of the album. A cover of Bob Dylan's "As I Went Out One Morning". You can listen to Dirty Projectors' version here: http://blm.fm/DProjectors Then compare it to Dylan's original here: http://blm.fm/OneMornin Which do you prefer?
A hot afternoon like this calls for something cool. So this #Bloomonday we recommend PJ Harvey's Mercury Prize winning album "Let England Shake" Listen to the title track here: http://blm.fm/18jKlCK
The astounding yet true rags-to-riches saga of a homeless father who raised and cared for his son on the mean streets of San Francisco and went on to become a crown prince of Wall Street
It's #Bloomonday and we're all a flutter. The elusive Neutral Milk Hotel are coming to the UK! And what better way to celebrate than blasting their ground-breaking sophomore album in all it's screeching, psychedelic glory. If you've yet to hear this record prepare for your hipster street cred to shoot way way up, but keep in mind this is very much the Marmite of indie rock - love it or hate it, there is no mid ground.
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Today's #Bloomonday is brought to you by Albert Hammond, Jr. Member of The Strokes, and son to 70s pop legend Albert Hammond. His brand of upbeat indie rock is sure to brighten your day. Listen to our favourite track from his debut album 'Yours To Keep' (or borrow, as it were) here: http://blm.fm/Bloomonday12Aug