2011 Music In Review (by @jaehoyer)

First of all, Happy New Year!!!! As is tradition since time in memoriam, the first mixes of a new year tend to be reflections on the best of what we heard in the previous year.  Our first mix of 2012 comes from Justine Hoyer, who gifted us with this excellent mix of her faves from 2011. Hard to argue with any of these. Earlier this year, Justine gave us our 100th mix (The Spring Mix) and it was pretty awesome, as well.

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Whirring – The Joy Formidable
Post Break Up Sex – Vaccines
Abducted – Cults
Born Alone – Wilco
Nothing But Our Love – Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr
How Deep is Your Love – The Rapture
Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
Miss You – Foster the People
Midnight City – M83
Novacane – Frank Ocean
Bizness – Tune Yards
Shake it Out – Florence and The Machine
Saw You First – Givers
Video Games – Lana Del Rey
Stone Rollin’ – Raphael Saadiq
Will Do – TV on the Radio
You Turn Clear in the Sun – Telekinesis
The Wilhelm Scream – James Blake
Lotus Flower – Radiohead
Honey Bunny – Girls
Circuital – My Morning Jacket
Rock n Roll is Free – Ben Harper

#0102 – Happy Go Lucky

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Hey, it’s time for a regular ol’ mix. Happy sounding songs. Guitars. New music. No big whoop. Something snappy. Something you can dance in your chair to, or ride your bike, or go for a walk since the weather’s getting nice out. Yeah, I’m talking to you!
  1. Echo & The Bunnymen – “Seven Seas”  – 03:14
  2. The Decemberists – “This Is Why We Fight” – 04:16
  3. Brett Dennen – “Sydney (I’ll Come Running)” – 03:54
  4. Guster – “Do You Love Me” – 03:30
  5. Fleet Foxes – “Helplessness Blues” – 04:46
  6. The Go! Team – “Back Like 8 Track” – 03:40
  7. Billy Bragg & Wilco – “One By One” – 03:17
  8. Gretchen Parlato – “Still” – 03:03
  9. The Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition” – 03:43
  10. Mumford & Sons – “The Cave” – 03:26
  11. The Avett Brothers – “Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise – 04:38
  12. The Joy Formidable – “Whirring” – 06:38
  13. Passion Pit – “Moth’s Wings” – 04:16
  14. Florence + The Machine – “Cosmic Love” – 04:07
  15. Fitz & The Tantrums – “MoneyGrabber” – 03:00
  16. TV On the Radio – “Caffeinated Consciousness” – 03:09
  17. Death Cab for Cutie – “You Are A Tourist” – 04:46

#0085 – Summer!!!!!!

My daughter rocks out to Whitesnake, more than she should..

My daughter rocks out to Whitesnake, more than she should..

It’s summertime.  At least it should be.  Here’s a simple mix of stuff I’m listening to that puts me in a summer mood for drives, barbecuing, hanging out…

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  1. Metric – Help I’m Alive
  2. The Killers – Spaceman
  3. N.A.S.A – Money (with David Bryne and Chuck D.)
  4. Young MC – Got More Rhymes
  5. De La Soul – A Roller Skating Jam Named ‘Saturdays’
  6. Mos Def – Casa Bey
  7. Choir of  Young Believers – Action/Reaction
  8. Hunters & Collectors – When the River Runs Dry
  9. Wilco – You Never Know
  10. Friend – Doki
  11. Chickenfoot – Oh Yeah
  12. Bible of the Devil – Ol’ Girl
  13. Hell City Glamours – Ready to Fall
  14. Brian Wilson – Love and Mercy
  15. Phoenix – Lisztomania
  16. Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
  17. Passion Pit – Little Secrets

#0043 – Commercial Interests

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DJ Scott: No, you’re not going to hear Pink Floyd’s Money or Industrial Disease by Dire Straits in this mix. The title stems from the appearance of these songs in recent television commercials. This playlist is actually pretty interesting even though advertisements can be really annoying. I’ve linked to the associated commercials on YouTube below if you’re interested.

Tracklist (click a song title to buy the high quality, DRM-free MP3 from Amazon):

  1. Everybody’s Happy Nowadays – The Buzzcocks (AARP)
  2. The Funeral – Band of Horses (Ford)
  3. Sky Blue Sky – Wilco (VW)
  4. So Here We Are – Bloc Party (Saturn)
  5. How Can it Be? – Forever Thursday (JC Penney)
  6. Hello Goodbye – Jump5 (close enough) (Target)
  7. The W.A.N.D. – The Flaming Lips (Dell)
  8. Such Great Heights – The Postal Service (UPS)
  9. Souvenirs – Architecture in Helsinki (Sprint)
  10. Remind Me – Royksopp (Geico)
  11. Love Train – Wolfmother (Apple)
  12. Mad World – Michael Andrews & Gary Jules (Gears of War)
  13. Space Walk – Lemon Jelly (Friskies)
  14. Thriller – Michael Jackson (Sobe)

#0029 – File under: 2007

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The last mix of 2007 goes out as this podcast began — no interruptions, no interludes and no explanations. You get a solid two-hour mix of the best music that came out this year.

And what made it the best? You told me it was the best. Your emails, IMs, replies on Pownce, phone calls and conversations in passing. There are a couple of additions based on personal picks. Overall though, this is a mix I hope you’ll enjoy into the next year.

  1. Earth Intruders (Extended Mark) [Spike] [Stent Mix] – Bjork
  2. The Robots (Die Roboter) – Bacalao
  3. Don’t Go – Starting Rock
  4. Flashing Lights – Kanye West
  5. Boyz – M.I.A.
  6. D.A.N.C.E. – Justice
  7. The Salmon Dance – Chemical Brothers
  8. Rehab – Amy Winehouse
  9. Proper Education – Eric Prydz
  10. Up All Night – El-P
  11. Sunday Bloody Sunday – Saul Williams
  12. Iron Bars – Stephen Marley
  13. Down at McDonaldz – Electric Six
  14. Lazy Eye (Jason Bentley Remix) – Silversun Pickups
  15. You Got It All… Wrong – The Hives
  16. Through the Fire and Flames – Dragonforce
  17. Bodysnatchers – Radiohead
  18. The General Specific – Band of Horses
  19. All the Old Showstoppers – The New Pornographers
  20. Turn Me Around – Mavis Staples
  21. Keep the Car Running – Arcade Fire
  22. The Underdog – Spoon
  23. Young Folks – Peter Bjorn and John
  24. Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
  25. Rollin’ – The High Llamas
  26. New Shoes – Paolo Nutini
  27. Love, Reign O’er Me – Pearl Jam
  28. Cocobelle – Moonbabies
  29. Pour le Monde – Crowded House
  30. Either Way – Wilco

*bonus: Same Old Lang Syne – Dan Fogelberg (in rememberence….)

#0026 – File under: Chi

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Were you blown away from the last episode? Time for a more contemporary, yet still eclectic adjustment with The Stone Roses, Wilco, The Monkees, Band of Horses, Spoon, Radiohead, Cake, Captain Beefheart, The Killers, Goldfrapp, The Boy Least Likely To, Asthmaboy, Elvis Costello.

Support the artists and check out Asthmaboy and Radiohead, especially — they’re giving music away.

Also… for those that make it to the end… it’s “xmas.mp3” 🙂