My latest Spotify playlist for subscribers has been posted. Titled “Join Our Club (A Saint Etienne Celebration),” the playlist is a deep dive into the breezy, sophisticated, and eclectic dance pop of Saint Etienne, i.e., one of my favorite pop groups.
Accompanying the playlist is the latest episode of my “Playlist Breakdown” podcast, in which I spotlight one of the playlist’s songs and why it’s so special and meaningful. In the latest breakdown, I talk about “Join Our Club,” which was originally released as a single in 1992 and then appeared on the US release of Saint Etienne’s 1993 album, So Tough.
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