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Music Playlist: Produced By Rick Rubin

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The new Johnny Cash film “Walk The Line” got me thinking about music producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin.

Rick Rubin is my favorite kind of producer. He loves and understands all genres of music. All that matters is that it’s good. He’s a master of his craft and has a complete understanding of what’s come before him. Rick got Johnny Cash the respect he deserved and he should be worshiped for this alone. However, he’s also given us timeless albums by groups as diverse as Run-DMC, The Cult, Neil Diamond, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Public Enemy, The Mars Volta, Paloalto, Tom Petty, Slayer, Jay-Z, System Of A Down, The Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails. Enough said.

This playlist contains some of my favorite Rick Rubin produced tracks.
You can listen to the playlist here.

The List:

1. It’s Tricky – Run-D.M.C.
2. She’s Crafty – Beastie Boys
3. Hurt – Johnny Cash
4. Love Removal Machine – The Cult
5. Suck My Kiss – Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Delirious Love – Neil Diamond
7. Bring The Noise – Public Enemy
8. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot
9. Televators – The Mars Volta
10. You Don’t Know How It Feels – Tom Petty
11. Closer – Nine Inch Nails
12. The World Outside – Paloalto
13. Redemption Song – Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
14. Gasoline – Audioslave
15. Beverly Hills – Weezer
16. Hell Awaits – Slayer
17. Mother – Danzig
18. My Favorite Mistake – Sheryl Crow
19. Been Here Once Before – Eagle-Eye Cherry
20. Crunk Juice – Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz
21. Hard To Handle – The Black Crowes
22. I Turn To You – (Hex Hector radio mix) – Melanie C
23. Dirt Off Your Shoulder – Jay-Z
24. Great Hosannah – Kula Shaker
25. Black Mask – The (international) Noise Conspiracy
26. Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You) – Chef
27. Sugar – System Of A Down
28. Behind Blue Eyes – Limp Bizkit
29. Lalala – Saul Williams
30. I Don’t Know – (live) – Ozzy Osbourne
31. Kick Out The Jams – Rage Against The Machine
32. A Violent Reaction – American Head Charge
33. Numb/Encore (Explicit Version) – Linkin Park/Jay-Z
34. 1973 – T.H. White
35. Opium Of The People – Slipknot

Robert Burke spends much of his time lovingly crafting thematic music playlists on the Rhapsody Radish.

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  • Guppusmaximus

    “All that matters is that it’s good…”

    Then you should’ve left Sheryl Crow, Limp Bizkit,Linkin Park and Slipknot out of this list. Their just awful, I think the $$$ signs hit his brain when he worked with these folks. You would think after working with Slayer that he might of made the next step by working with Strapping Young Lad or Michael Buble hell even Blake Shelton would’ve been a good move….

  • DJRadiohead

    I didn’t realize Rubin produced Crow’s Globe Sessions album.

  • Robert

    I would have to agree with you to a point Guppusmaximus. Beside the bands you mentioned I would also include Slipknot in with my least favorite Rubin produced bands, but they all were pretty groundbreaking in some way. Hell, to be honest I can’t even stand to listen to any of the bands you mentioned today.


    If Rick Rubin was a baseball player he would be batting 800. Which is pretty incredible.

  • Guppusmaximus

    Well he is definately a popular producer and I guess it’s hard to turn down bands that can pay a pretty penny. I do have to say that it was a great article because he is like the Bee Gees of producing in the sense that alot of people don’t realize how much work he has done…

  • George Dionne

    I can’t deny Rubin’s legacy, but over the last ten years, it’s really been hit or miss—more miss than anything.

  • cedric Le Dantec

    Rick Rubin is definitly the best producer in time. I’m his (french) fan till 1986.

    Some mistakes there : hell awaits was produced by Brian Slagel and hard To handle by his right hand and old companion George Drakoulias (same kind of production anyway : loud and dry…)

  • flowerific

    you forgot 99 problems-jay-z

  • Chris Richard

    Jay-Zs “Dirt of Your Shoulder” was produced by Timbaland, not Rubin. Rubin produced the Jay-Z song “99 Problems.”