Brett Anderson returns with his fourth solo album Black Rainbows today (26 September, and from which Brittle Heart above is taken). To celebrate him stepping out on the town alone, before he's due to regroup with Suede to record new material, and get us in the mood for Black Rainbows, Mr Anderson has compiled Q this little playlist of "songs in the Key of Black".
Black Sabbath - Paranoid "More punk than metal, the soundtrack to a million fights and love-bites."
The Kills - Black Rooster "Sex and drugs and hormones in a Louisianna basement."
The Beatles - Blackbird "Elegant and beautiful."
The Fall - Black Monk Theme Part 2 "From Extricate - from one of my favourite Fall albums. Yes, there are a few..."
Tricky - Black Steel "The words belong to Public Enemy but Tricky takes them somewhere else. Powerful, angry, essential."
Goldfrapp - Black Cherry "Incredibly sophisticated. What pop music always promised."
Foals - Black Gold "From Total Life Forever, possibly my favourite album of last year."
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Black Tongue "Nasty, primitive, primal."
The Velvet Underground - Black Angel's Death Song "From one of the greatest albums of all time [The Velvet Underground & Nico]."
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog "The phrase Cclassic Rock was invented for this."
See Brettanderson.co.uk for more on his new album and all things black...