I Love a Mix CD: Songs I Liked in 2012

A new year calls for reflection, and I like doing that best by compiling all the music I’ve loved listening over the past year. They may not be the best songs of 2012, but they’re the songs I loved at least. Feel free to download and enjoy.

Happy New Year!
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Click here to download the mix

Track List:
2012mix-web-tracksCZ01/Teen Age Thugs* – Sonny + The Sunsets
02/Only in My Dreams – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
03/Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala
04/Better Girl – Best Coast
05/Sixteen Saltines – Jack White
06/Ruin – Cat Power
07/When the Lillies Die – IO Echo
08/Hail Bop – Django Django
09/Clouds Are Lies – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
10/Elegant Design – Pond
11/Origins – Tennis
12/Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover) – The Kills

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I Love a Mix CD: Starin’ Out the Window of the Station Wagon

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Mr. Four-Eyed Girlie and I really love station wagons. We’ve been lamenting the fact that you can no longer get one of these wood-paneled beauties anymore and how we really wish we could bring these bad boys back.  So in honor of the station wagon, here’s a compilation of songs that should remind you of what it was like sitting in the backseat, staring out the window.

You’ve got Spotify, don’t you? If not – you’re missing out! So much music to listen to, and it’s all FREE!

I Love a Mix CD: Best of 2011


>>Click to download Carrie’s “Listen Up, 2011!”

It’s that time of year again, and I made my compilation with my favorite songs of 2011. Please excuse the complete lack of any tracks from the new Black Keys album – it’s hard to choose one, and I figured they’d be showing up in all kinds of other top lists anyway. Also, due to extreme negligence, there are no tracks by The Kills either. I concede this is just lame, but somehow the new album was off my radar and I haven’t given myself adequate time with it yet. I’m confident you’ll love these tracks though, and I am very happy to be happy with music in 2011 (as opposed to last year)!

Track list:

01/Marathon – Tennis
02/My Country – Tune-Yards
03/I Stayed Too Late – The Ettes
04/Deadbeat Summer* – Neon Indian
05/Two Against One – Danger Mouse + Daniele Luppi feat. Jack White
06/Solitude is Bliss* – Tame Impala
07/Bumper – Cults
08/Santa Fe – Beirut
09/German Love* – Starfucker
10/Weekend – Class Actress
11/The Suburbs (Arcade Fire cover) – Mr Little Jeans

*Track not released in 2011, but 2011 was when I discovered it … so there you have it.

I Love a Mix CD: Punk + New Wave from 1978-80

To wrap up 2010, I made my usual music compilation. However, since I was pretty disenchanted and bored with the whiny indie rock that was so popular this year, and after resigning myself to the fact that I couldn’t just burn the entire Arcade Fire and Broken Bells albums in one comp, I went a different direction! (Also – just wondering: What’s with every indie band having some sort of nature/animal themed name? Deerhunter, Deerhoof, Antler Motel, whatever …)

So, please feel free to download the mix. Have anything you’d suggest? Leave a comment here!


Click to download “Forget 2010!”
Old late-70s/early 80s punk and new wave sounded really good to me this year, so this comp was intended to reintroduce and re-familiarize you with some greats from that time. You may have heard them all before, but now you have them all in one place!

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I love a Mix CD: Songs I Liked in 2009

It just wouldn’t be the end of a year without some sort of a “Best of” list. So this year, I decided to compile all my favorite songs of 2009 into one playlist. In no way am I claiming these all as this year’s best of the best – they are all just my own personal favorites!

Since I like to share, here you have it. 🙂

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Download the whole mix

Don’t need (or want) every song? Right-click to download by track:
track 01: Feather, Little Dragon
track 02: Sing Sang Sung, Air
track 03: Love Letter to Japan, The Bird and The Bee
track 04: Microphone, Coconut Records
track 05: No One Does It Like You, Department of Eagles
track 06: New Moon Rising, Wolfmother
track 07: Treat Me Like Your Mother, The Dead Weather
track 08: Dragon Queen, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
track 09: Help I’m Alive, Metric
track 10: Happy Up Here, Röyksopp
track 11: Bourgeois Shangri-La, Miss Li
track 12: Born on a Day the Sun Didn’t Rise, Black Moth Super Rainbow
track 13: Jaykub, (Jason Lytle of Grandaddy) Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse
track 14: While You Wait for the Others, Grizzly Bear
track 15: Silver Trembling Hands, The Flaming Lips
track 16: 40 Day Dream, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
track 17: Crimson & Clover, Prince