Philosophers

By Guardian Music

Every week the Guardian ask readers to nominate their favourite songs on a certain topic and publish a playlist featuring the cream of the crop. To read more about how they arrived at the final soundtrack and discover a whole load more go to Guardian’s Reader’s Recommend

60 songs

  1. 1.
    The PhilosopherJohn CaleThe Academy In Peril
    4:300:30
  2. 2.
    3:050:30
  3. 3.
    Serenade (1954) after Plato's "Symposium": 5. Socrates - Alcibiades: Molto tenuto - Allegro molto vivaceLeonard Bernstein, Anne-Sophie Mutter, London Symphony Orchestra, André PrevinPrevin: Violin Concerto / Bernstein: Serenade
    10:390:30
  4. 4.
    Friedrich NietzscheKlaus SchulzeX - Volume 1
    24:150:30
  5. 5.
    Bruces' Philosophers' Song (Monty Python Sings)Monty PythonMonty Python Sings
    0:540:30
  6. 6.
    The Philosophy of Andy WarholSeamonsterTwo Birds
    2:500:30
  7. 7.
    3:340:30
  8. 8.
    4:030:30
  9. 9.
    Quicksand - 1999 Remastered VersionDavid Bowie, Ken ScottHunky Dory
    5:060:30
  10. 10.
    The Supermen - 1999 Remastered VersionDavid BowieThe Man Who Sold The World
    3:400:30
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    3:450:30
  12. 12.
    Spirits In The Material World - 2003 Stereo Remastered VersionThe PoliceGhost In The Machine (Remastered)
    2:590:30
  13. 13.
    Before ThucydidesDp3Live At Eyedrum 040105
    9:090:30
  14. 14.
    5:120:30
  15. 15.
    O.O.B.E.The OrbU.F.Orb
    12:510:30
  16. 16.
    Die Götter Griechenlands, D.677Franz Schubert, Ian BostridgeSchubert: Lieder
    4:070:30
  17. 17.
    Not Great MenGang Of FourEntertainment!
    3:050:30
  18. 18.
    Why Theory?Gang Of FourSolid Gold
    2:340:30
  19. 19.
    4:100:30
  20. 20.
    2:290:30
  21. 21.
    Don't Let Go The CoatThe WhoFace Dances (Remastered)
    3:480:30
  22. 22.
    I Believe - 2008 Remastered VersionBuzzcocksA Different Kind Of Tension (Special Edition)
    7:080:30
  23. 23.
    We Will Be Your GurusTelevision PersonalitiesCloser To God
    5:170:30
  24. 24.
    3:410:30
  25. 25.
    In QuintessenceSqueezeEast Side Story
    2:550:30
  26. 26.
    Phenomenal Cat - Mono VersionThe KinksThe Village Green Preservation Society
    2:380:30
  27. 27.
    3:250:30
  28. 28.
    3:260:30
  29. 29.
    5:540:30

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