32 World Cup Nations, 1 Spotify Playlist

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There are plenty of World Cup albums and playlists knocking about, all with the same old nonsense with which you get bombarded every four years. I like a bit of “Vindaloo” as much as the next psychopath, but there are other countries, cultures and musics out there worth sampling before that unavoidable moment when you start necking the fizzy violence juice and screaming at foreigns on TV.

So I made an unnecessarily lengthy playlist that would serve the hellishly noble purpose of supplying listeners with music they probably haven’t heard before, but which they might (hopefully) actually enjoy listening to. It has little if anything to do with football (one New Order track notwithstanding), and has music from every nation playing at the World Cup Finals in South Africa in 2010.

Er, the North Korean one’s right at the end. Never mind human rights, those guys are playing catch-up big time when it comes to choonz.

From South Africa’s version of electro – kwaito – to Swiss art-pop, to Greek hip-hop, to Ivorian soul, to Slovenian trance… Oh dear. I’m not doing a very good job of selling this, am I? But look, I’ve listened to all of these tracks, and think they each have something to recommend them beyond Eurovision-style LOLZ. So I hope you will too.

And if you don’t, you’re a RACIST.

Click here to open 32 World Cup Nations in Spotify

There’s a full tracklisting after the jump.

Tracklisting:

  • Phoenix – Too Young
  • Manu Chao – Me gustas tu
  • Mafikizolo – Ndihamba Nawe
  • Après La Classe – Lu Sule, Lu Mare, Lu Jentu
  • Zaho – C’est Chelou
  • DJ Krush – Song 2
  • Alphabeat – The Spell
  • La Casa Azul – Yo También
  • Femi Kuti – Sorry Sorry – Boom Boom Beat Mix
  • Art of War & Sin – Yugoslavia (Just A Memory) feat. Crood
  • Jimmy Hyacinthe – Mafe Lele
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – There She Goes, My Beautiful World
  • Cornelius – Count Five Or Six
  • BLK JKS – Summertime
  • Serge Gainsbourg – L’Anamour
  • Yello – Desire
  • Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa
  • Reggie Rockstone – Keep Your Eyes On The Road
  • Shocking Blue – Venus
  • Umek – Army Of Two – Radio Version
  • Brenda Fassie – Vuli Ndlela – (Original Album Version)
  • George Baker Selection – Little Green Bag
  • Modena City Ramblers – Libera Terra
  • Os Mutantes – A Minha Menina
  • April March – Laisse Tomber Les Filles
  • Julieta Venegas – Amores Platónicos
  • Ché-Fu – Fade-Away
  • Alpha Blondy – I Wish You Were Here
  • Fela Kuti – Omuti Tide
  • Soweto Gospel Choir – Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  • Giorgio Moroder – Leopard Tree Dream
  • Tiësto – Ride – Tiësto Radio Edit
  • Rosenstolz – Raubtier
  • Kanye West – Stronger
  • Imiskoubria – Προσοχή Σκύλος Δαγκώνει!
  • Pnau – Lover
  • The Raveonettes – That Great Love Sound
  • Laibach – Get Back
  • Calle 13 Featuring Café Tacuba – No Hay Nadie Como Tú
  • Pizzicato Five – Twiggy Twiggy/Twiggy vs. James Bond
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop – Roady
  • Air – Universal Traveler
  • La Trampa – Te Echo De Menos
  • The Vines – Outtathaway
  • Mew – She Came Home for Christmas
  • Fettes Brot – Da Draussen
  • Caetano Veloso – (Samba) en Paz
  • Deise Tigrona – Injecao
  • Clazziquai Project – Prayers (Shinichi Osawa Remix)
  • M-Flo – I Wanna Be Down – Original
  • Banda Blanca – Palo Hueco, Música de Honduras
  • Henri Dikongué – Africa
  • Zaho – Je Te Promets
  • I Pooh – Piccola Katy
  • King Sunny Ade – Yoruba
  • Sara Tavares – Lisboa Kuya
  • Split Enz – Poor Boy
  • Ornatos Violeta – Chaga
  • The Teenagers – Feeling Better
  • Cola Jet Set – Cosas Que No Se Olvidan
  • Anouk – Good God
  • Brenda Fassie – Weekend Special
  • Yello – Vicious Games
  • Cut Copy – Hearts On Fire
  • Black Box – Ride On Time
  • Afroganic – Yani – Feat. Malaika
  • Mandoza – Nkalakatha
  • Sens Unik – Si Tu Aimes
  • Ernesto Djédjé – Zibote
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo – How Long?
  • Khaoticos – Mi Blues
  • Shonen Knife – Top Of The World
  • Tijuana No! – Spanish Bombs
  • Bebe – Siempre Me Quedará
  • Da Weasel – Re-Tratamento
  • Lary Georges – Shambada
  • Mahotella Queens – Amezemula
  • Bersuit Vergarabat – Perro Amor Explota
  • Souad Massi – Inspiration (Ilham)
  • Seka Aleksic – Aspirin
  • Paulina Rubio – Y Yo Sigo Aqui
  • New Order – World In Motion
  • Los Prisioneros – Tren Al Sur
  • MAM – L’art
  • HORKYZE SLIZE – VLAK
  • M83 – Kim & Jessie
  • Lokua Kanza – Nakozonga
  • Gilberto Gil – Soy Loco Por Ti América
  • Wir Sind Helden – Nur Ein Wort
  • Laura Pausini – Primavera anticipada
  • The Raveonettes – Love In A Trashcan
  • Ska2Tonics – Vlnky, Palmy
  • Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66 – Mais Que Nada
  • Ivan Milanovich – Jovino Kolo
  • Daniel Viglietti – A Desalambrar, Milonga
  • Mahotella Queens – Ma’ Africa
  • Tiësto – Escape Me – Radio Edit
  • Stereo Mike – Σ’ Όποιον Αρέσει (Dan Sonra)
  • Marcelo D2 – A Maldicao Do Samba
  • Heartbreak – Robots Got The Feeling
  • Los Tres – Hojas De Te
  • Fela Kuti – Ako
  • Mabel Mafuya and the Green Lanterns – Nomathemba
  • Agustín Barrios Mangoré – La Catedral: Preludio “Saudade”
  • Mandoza – Tsotsi Yase Zola
  • Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream
  • Orchestra – Aegukka (The Patriotic Song) (National Anthem of North Korea)

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