My Favorite Album That You Can’t Listen to on Spotify
Published February 5, 2024
tl;dr Incorporated by The Legion of Doom isn’t available on Spotify1. But you should still listen to it. Especially if you’re into early 2000s emo, punk, and hardcore.
I was late to the party by a full decade by the time I first discovered it, but now nearly 10 years later, I still find myself listening to The Legion of Doom’s Incorporated mashup album.
I first found it through a Call of Duty fragmovie which featured the track “Lolita’s Medicine” which is a mashup featuring “New Medicines” by Dead Poetic, which I’ve been a fan of for a while.
The history2 of the album is amusing, it was a bootleg-only release after being leaked and shared via peer-to-peer services. In 2007 it was distributed through Illegal Art and in theory, there’s physical CDs floating around. A quick search shows these can still be bought, though certainly more of a collectable item as it nears vintage status.
Some of my personal favorites from the album, in no particular order:
- Lolita’s Medicine
- Ebola In Memphis
- Dottie In A Car Crash
- I Know What You Buried Last Summer
- Dangerous Business Since 1979
- The Quiet Screaming
- At Your Funeral For A Friend
- Icarus Underwater
Some specific original tracks I liked, that were part of the mashups:
- Understanding in a Car Crash by Thursday
- New Medicines by Dead Poetic
- January 1979 by mewithoutYou
- Car Underwater by Armor for Sleep
- Stupid Kid by Alkaline Trio
- You’re So Last Summer by Taking Back Sunday
This album has been on my mind recently after seeing Armor For Sleep and Thursday live (separately) within the past couple months along with Emo Orchestra performed by Hawthorne Heights. In essence, a throwback to some early (for me) music.
There is a popular fan-made playlist with most of the individual tracks, though: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1kz5fOo88DnPp2ppUtXOZq?si=84157137e30d4cbe↩︎
Wikipedia is a source, right? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incorporated_(Legion_of_Doom_album)↩︎
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