How can I find out Urban Outfitters CD playlist?
February 3, 2006 6:44 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know how to find out Urban Outfitter's CD playlist?

A few weeks ago, I heard a really beautiful song while shopping there that was somewhat in the style of Sigur Ros (beautiful, epic noise rock with strings, etc). I had asked the clerk what it was called, but I didn't get around to searching for the CD until weeks later and it turned out to be completely the wrong song.

Does anybody here work for Urban Outfitters or possibly know where to find their list of approved CDs online? This song has been haunting me for weeks and I'm desperate to find it.
posted by empath to Media & Arts (9 answers total)
Generally these type of stores get muzak CDs that go in a special player. A staff member can go back and tell you the title.
posted by k8t at 6:54 AM on February 3, 2006

Yeah, I tried that, but they gave me the wrong title :( I'm sure if I went back now, they'd probably have no idea what I was talking about. I suppose I could try that, though, if mefi fails me.
posted by empath at 7:03 AM on February 3, 2006

Do you remember any of the lyrics at all?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:38 AM on February 3, 2006 [1 favorite]

This might be the CD you're talking about; I think one of my roommates got this CD in the fall. I'm not really familiar with Sigur Ros, but it might be the m83 track, heard here. The Amazon page for the relevant m83 album, Before the Dawn Heals Us, suggest Sigur Ros as a similar artist.

Disc one:
"Love Song," Death Cab For Cutie
"Slow Hands" (Britt Daniel mix), Interpol
"We Are Nowhere and It's Now," Bright Eyes
"Hangin' Tree," Desert Sessions 7/8
"Jesus, Etc." (live), Wilco
"Apt. 101," Hot Hot Heat
"The Trial of the Century" (live), French Kicks
"Piece of Crap" (live), Futureheads
"The Bear" (live), My Morning Jacket
"Heaviest Heart," Magnet
"American Wife," Rilo Kiley
"Fugitive Motel" (RDJ2 mix), Elbow
"Fingers," Clinic
"In a Funny Way," Mercury Rev

Disc two:
"Matinee" (Headman remix), Franz Ferdinand
"Huddle Formation" (radio session), the Go! Team
"Nacher Anthem," Grandaddy
"Take My Temperature," Kaiser Chiefs
"Lullaby," Earlimart
"I Disappear," the Faint
"Barnowl," Caribou
"Lost at Sea" (remix), Eisley
"Everyday," Dios
"Isabel," Juana Molina
"The Song the Sinner Sings," Adam Arcuragi
"A Guitar and a Heart," M83"
posted by duende at 7:49 AM on February 3, 2006

duende: not even close, sorry :(

Thepinksuperhero: There was a vocal, but it was very backgrounded, and I'm not sure there were any words. It was like a 7-8 minute track and was one of those Godspeed You Black Emperor kind of deals where it built and built and built to a climax. (But it definitely _wasn't_ GYBE because it was too cheerful/pretty)
posted by empath at 7:57 AM on February 3, 2006

Do you BitTorrent? There are currently 3 Urban Outfitters CDs that I can find on the British BitTorrent site Oink: #13, 18, and 20. Their playlists are as follows:


1. Belle & Sebastian - Stay Loose
2. The Thrills - One Horse Town
3. Modest Mouse - Float On
4. Auf Der Maur - Followed the Waves
5. Robbers on High Street - A Night at Star Castle
6. Snow Patrol - Spitting Game
7. Zero 7 - Home
8. Dilated Peoples - Marathon
9. Finley Quaye - Dice 10. Van Hunt - Dust
11. Sleeping at Last - Ghosts
12. Ben Arthur - Tonight
13. Bumble Beez - Come Ova
14. The Walkmen - The Rat
15. The Shore - Hard Road
16. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out

1. Abandoned Pools - The Catalyst
2. The Dead 6OS - Riot Radio
3. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk is Playing at My House
4. M.I.A. - Galang
5. Shout Out Louds - The Comeback
6. The Crimea - Lottery Winners on Acid
7. The Sun - Justice
8. Morningwood - Jetsetter
9. Embrace - Ashes
10. OKGo - Invincible
11. Scarling - Bummer
12. Team Sleep - Ever (Foreign Flag)
13. Feist - One Evening
14. Motion City Soundtrack - Everything is Alright
15. Esthero - Wikked Lil' Grrrls
16. The Redwalls - Thank You
17. Porcupine Tree - Shallow
18. Amusement Parks on Fire - Venosa

1. Beck - Emergency Exit (Th' Corn Gang remix) (3:19)
2. Sergio Mendes (w/ Erykah Badu and - That Heat (4:14)
3. Magnet - Hold On (3:44)
4. We Are Scientists - Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt (3:17)
5. The (International) Noise Conspiracy - A Small Demand (3:47)
6. Silversun Pickups - Kidding Families (4:50)
7. The Like - (So I'll Sit here) Waiting (4:08)
8. The Films - That Kind of Day (3:16)
9. The Vacation - White Noise (3:21)
10. The Pink Spiders - Modern Swingers (3:10)
11. Rock Kills Kid - Paralyzed (3:06)
12. Mae - Supension (4:02)
13. Ric Ocasek - Bottom Dollar (3:30)
14. Peter Walker - Young Gravity (4:19)
15. mewithoutYou - Paper Hanger (4:14)
16. Devics - Just One Breath (3:57)
17. Pink Skull In Touch (Adam Sparkles remix) (3:12)

It's a bit of a long shot, but maybe your song is one of those. Might try checking other BitTorrent sites for more playlists. Good luck!
posted by saladin at 8:51 AM on February 3, 2006

Not sure any of those are it, but i didn't think to check torrent sites.
posted by empath at 9:40 AM on February 3, 2006

Since you didn't mention which CD you found, I'll ask... did you actually listen to the new Sigur Ros album (Takk)? Because it really sounds like what you're describing, especially tracks 2 and 3, which I've been obsessing over lately. Amazon's samples are a taste but miss the huge awesome parts... You'd probably like it even if it's not the particular song in question.

Also, I think some Urban Outfitters will just play whatever CD the staff feels like at the time, not necessarily a corporate-approved mix.
posted by Xelf at 11:35 AM on February 3, 2006

The Urban Outfitters website has a playlist of music that I believe is played in all the stores - I don't know if it has what you need, but worth checking out...
posted by hannah09 at 12:13 PM on February 3, 2006

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