Wud Records: February 2021 top ten tracks published at SoundCloud

The top ten SoundCloud tracks for February 2021 from Wud Records have been published in a new playlist. Tracks have been arranged from one to ten according to their popularity and take into account plays, comments, likes and reposts.

The algorithm we use gives greatest weight to reposts, then likes and comments over plays. This is because when somebody reposts a track it gives it the opportunity to be heard by a potential new fan. This is always a tremendous help to creative souls. Likes from people who clearly don’t listen to the music are ignored.

Songs published at Bandcamp are also completely omitted from the SoundCloud statistics. This is because Bandcamp statistics require separate treatment.

Archive tracks and bonus tracks are also ignored.

Only you, the listener, can influence our March 2021 playlist. So if there is a track you particularly like, keep playing it! Leave a comment, repost it and share it to your social media feeds!

Massive thanks go out to everybody who helped to support all of us during February 2021 by listening to, commenting on and reposting our bands’ tracks on SoundCloud, as well as other platforms.

We would also like to say a special thank you to all the splendid people on Twitter who have been enjoying and reposting our tracks to their followers. All the support and positive feedback has been incredibly heartwarming for us all. It makes all our endeavours here seem worthwhile.

Congratulations to Alchemeon, whose psychedelic alternative rock anthem and call to action The Freaks (Shall Inherit the Earth) remained at the top of the charts in February 2021.

The Freaks (Shall Inherit the Earth) was a very popular Spacegoats song in the 1990s before Alchemeon started playing it. It was performed around many a uk campfire during various road protests, as well as other infrastructure project protests, such as against the new high speed two railway.

Even more unbelievable is the recently approved scheme to degrade and possibly even destroy the ancient World Heritage site Stonehenge. The british government want to build a badly conceived and unnecessary tunnel that will make money for the politicians that approved it, who are sponsored by the construction companies who will get the contracts.


Many people protest because they believe that these things cause terrible and unnecessary damage to the landscape of the uk. These projects cost billions to implement, money which arguably could be better spent on many other things. And the big benefit? A small gain in journey times.

Another Alchemeon song, the live progressive rock / space rock / cosmic rock epic Born of Stars, climbed this month’s chart to number five from last month‘s number eight. Despite being over fifteen minutes long and the audio file requiring many many hours of fiddly and tedious repair work, it has received plenty of love and attention since its eventual re-release last summer.

A third song by Alchemeon, Finale from their Live In Session Spring 2009 collection, re-entered the chart at number seven. A studio version of this Spacegoats classic is in the works. We hope there will be time to develop the basic recordings we have into a glorious and memorable song on Pok‘s Anthology album before too much longer.

Dark Company achieved two of the positions on the newest chart. Dancing In The Dark from the work-in-progress Alien Heat album moved up from number three to number two. We recently announced that we are busy working on finalising it. We are hoping very much that we will be able to finish and release this, and other songs from Dark Company‘s Alien Heat album in the coming weeks. There will be a further News story regarding this coming soon.

Dark Company‘s other track in the February 2021 chart is the & co dance remix of Spoiler. Spoiler, from their 1993 Rage In Heaven album, has been a very popular track over the years. In this sense, Spoiler refers to the idea of doing something like reading the last page of a book first, rather than a device for helping the air flow around a car. It features great musicianship, lyric writing and programming by Dark Company. & co is the name of the remixing department for Dark Company, much like Eat Static is to Ozric Tentacles.

Three tracks from Flicker‘s beautiful album At Least 1000 Words featured in the latest chart. Blown Away moved up to number three from last month‘s number four. Oily Road Hideaway, last year’s most played track on SoundCloud, re-entered the top ten at position eight. Flicker‘s wonderful instrumental piece Farsight dropped from number two last month to this month‘s number nine. It features the voices of Maharaj Ji / Prem Rawat and Jonathan Agnew as well as some sounds from Captain James T. Kirk’s ship the USS Enterprise.

Flicker‘s second album, HappySad, is under construction and you can listen to it as it stands right now by clicking here. Several more tracks are likely to be released in the coming weeks and months, so please keep an eye and an ear on our News service and Twitter.

Also appearing on this month’s chart we see the first two tracks from the delightful Cherry Smoke Empire album by The Bastard Sons of Dennis. The Furniture (part one: overture) and Good Times both improoved by one place on January 2021 to finish the month in positions four and six respectively.

None of our other acts made it onto the chart this month.

If you would like to go to SoundCloud to hear the top ten songs from Wud Records in February 2021, as played, liked, commented upon and reposted by listeners, please click here.

If you prefer to listen right here at the Wud Records website, you will find that it is the new default music player. You will find it on all non band-specific pages at the site, including our Links collection and homepage.