Now Listening to : Pop Goes the 2010
Happy 2011! I made a mixcd a few weeks ago to hand out in lieu of christmas cards/gifts, but only to people I actually saw. And felt kind of bad about that. But not bad enough to make a bunch more copies and mail them around.
Then I thought: this is why the internet was invented. So I 'xplored the internets and found links to the songs I'd put on the mix (WHICH.TOOK.FOREVER.) and have collected them below. For you. Happy Holidays from the Dinnertray!
Pop Goes the 2010! (A Happy Old Year's Mix):
- "Neverending Summer" - Dayplayer
- "Science Competition" - The Zebras
- "Tell the Boys" - Jesse Sykes
- "Wedding Bells" - Lissie
- "The Tennis System (And Its Stars)" - The Lilys
- "Where Do You Run To" - Vivian Girls
- "Seer" - Motopony
- "City With No Children" - Arcade Fire
- "Station Coffee" - Jonathan Fire Eater
- "Just Don't Leave Town" - Dolorean
- "Lost In My Mind" - The Head and the Heart
- "Kill This City" - Aaron Thomas
- "Draw It On A Map" - The Young Evils
- "Oranges to Florida" - Cerys Matthews
- "Hometown Glory" - Adele
- "Tacoma" - John Craigie
- "Dirty City" - Kids And Animals
- "Cosmic Love" - Florence + The Machines
- "England" - The National
- "Incandescent" - The Guild League
- "Voice In Headphones" - Mount Eerie
1/9/11 ETA -- As of the time i put them up, all the links let you listen to the full track but not download it, and wherever possible it also points you towards a place to buy the artist's music legitimately if you wanted to, though that didn't work out for every track. If you find a dead link, or one that takes you to an iffy site, please let me know and I'll try to find an alternate source.
It's also been suggested that I say a little something about the organizing principle behind the mix, inasmuch as there was one. Mostly it's a list of songs that I, for whatever reason, loved this year. Many of them were released in 2010, but by no means all. Quite a few are about cities, about hometowns, about leaving or hating or missing or settling into a particular place, which, coincidentally, would be an accurate if romanticized version of my own personal 2010. Some of the tracks are specifically intended for one or more of the intended recipients, but most aren't. A few clusters might tell a story because of how they're arranged, but I put them in this sequence not for story but for how smoothly or dramatically one song led into the next in terms of volume, instrumentation and melody. This, in principle, is how I organized.