Saturday, January 7, 2012

Try the Punch: Handpicked Hits from 2011

Hello friends,

Thank you for your interest in this year's mixes. For those of you new to the drill, here's a little bit about them:

The discs are organized (roughly) by genre. In total, there are five this year, and the tracklisting can be found below. Although you may be mostly interested in one or two, I encourage everyone to try them all. The country/folk mix may have Taylor Swift & Lady Antebellum on it, but it also has Bill Callahan and Cass McCombs. Hopefully everyone can find something new that they enjoy.

As always, I strongly recommend checking out the rest of these artists and bands' work. There are certainly some singles on this compilation, particularly on the Pop and Electronic mixes, but most of these songs come from albums that I love.

Thanks for all the positive feedback on the facebook page. I'd love to hear what you think of these.

Lastly, thanks to my brother for the cover photo (more here) and to Giovanni for help with the name.

Happy New Year,




DISC I : POP / HIP HOP / R&B -- 1:19:25 -- 160.5 MB

1. "1+1" -- Beyoncé (from 4) [Columbia]

2. "212" -- Azealia Banks feat. Lazy Jay (from the 212 Single) [Self-Released]

3. "Ass on the Floor" -- Diddy-Dirty Money feat. Swizz Beatz (from Last Train to Paris) [Bad Boy]

4. "Somebody That I Used to Know" -- Gotye feat. Kimbra (from Making Mirrors) [Eleven]

5. "Super Bass" -- Nicki Minaj (from the Pink Friday Deluxe Edition) [Young Money Entertainment]

6. "Niggas in Paris" -- Jay-Z & Kanye West (from Watch the Throne) [Roc-A-Fella]

7. "The Morning" -- The Weeknd (from House of Balloons) [Self-Released]

8. "Heaven" -- Emeli Sandé (from the Heaven Single) [Virgin]

9. "We Found Love" -- Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris (from Talk That Talk) [Def Jam]

10. "Novacane" -- Frank Ocean (from Nostalgia, Ultra) [Self-Released]

11. "Video Games" -- Lana Del Rey (from the Video Games Single) [Interscope]

12. "Wildfire" -- SBTRKT feat. Little Dragon (from SBTRKT) [Young Turks]

13. "Till the World Ends (The Femme Fatale Remix)" -- Britney Spears feat. Nicki Minaj & Ke$ha (from the Till the World Ends Single) [Jive]

14. "Stay Away" -- Charli XCX (from the Stay Away EP) [This is Music]

15. "Turning Tables" -- Adele (from 21) [XL]

16. "Realest Alive" -- Clams Casino (from Instrumental Mixtape) [Self-Released]

17. "Good Man" -- Raphael Saadiq (from Stone Rollin') [Columbia]

18. "Marvins Room" -- Drake (from Take Care) [Young Money]

19. "Swerve... the Reeping of All That is Worthwhile (Noir Not Withstanding)" -- Shabazz Palaces (from Black Up) [Sub Pop]

DISC II : ROCK / INDIE-ROCK -- 1:18:12 -- 155.9 MB

1. "Honey Bunny" -- Girls (from Father, Son, Holy Ghost) [True Panther Sounds]

2. "The Other Shoe" -- Fucked Up (from David Comes to Life) [Matador]

3. "Dawned on Me" -- Wilco (from The Whole Love) [dBpm]

4. "Still Life" -- The Horrors (from Skying) [XL]

5. "Operation" -- Yuck (from Yuck) [Fat Possum]

6. "It's Real" -- Real Estate (from Days) [Domino]

7. "Jesus Fever" -- Kurt Vile (from Smoke Ring for My Halo) [Matador]

8. "Baby Missiles" -- The War on Drugs (from Slave Ambient) [Secretly Canadian]

9. "Whirring" -- The Joy Formidable (from The Big Roar) [Atlantic]

10. "Imidiwan Ma Tennam" -- Tinariwen feat. Nels Cline (from Tassili) [Anti]

11. "Weekend" -- Smith Westerns (from Dye It Blonde) [Fat Possum]

12. "Ice Cream" -- Battles feat. Matias Aguayo (from Gloss Drop) [Warp]

13. "Understand at All" -- Cloud Nothings (from Cloud Nothings) [Carpark]

14. "Believer" -- John Maus (from We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves) [Upset the Rhythm]

15. "Mona Lisa" -- Atlas Sound (from Parallax) [4AD]

16. "Marked" -- EMA (from Past Life Martyred Saints) [Souterrain Transmissions]

17. "The Stars in His Head (Dark Lights Remix)" -- Colin Stetson (from New History Warfare Vol.2: Judges) [Constellation]

18. "Replica" -- Oneohtrix Point Never (from Replica) [Mexican Summer]

19. "Ffunny Ffrends" -- Unknown Mortal Orchestra (from Unknown Mortal Orchestra) [Fat Possum]

DISC III : ELECTRONICA / DANCE -- 1:17:41 -- 148.6 MB

1. "A Real Hero" -- College feat. Electric Youth (from the Drive Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Lakeshore]

2. "Midnight City" -- M83 (from Hurry Up, We're Dreaming) [Naïve]

3. "Jam for Jerry" -- Holy Ghost! (from Holy Ghost!) [DFA]

4. "Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix)" -- Body Language (from the Social Studies Single) [OM]

5. "Getting Me Down" -- Blawan (from the Getting Me Down Single) [White Label]

6. "Emergency Room" -- Ford & Lopatin (from Channel Pressure) [Software]

7. "Streetz Tonight" -- AraabMUZIK (from Electronic Dream) [Duke Productions LP]

8. "Falling" -- Hercules & Love Affair (from Blue Songs) [Moshi Moshi]

9. "Far Nearer" -- Jamie xx (from the Far Nearer / Bear For EP) [Numbers]

10. "Ye Ye" -- Daphni (from Four Tet & Daphni's Pinnacles / Ye Ye Split EP) [Text]

11. "Pyramid" -- Four Tet (from FABRICLIVE. 59) [Fabric]

12. "Snooze 4 Love" -- Todd Terje (from the Ragysh EP) [Running Back]

13. "Blue Lanterns on East Oxford" -- Mountains (from Air Museum) [Thrill Jockey]

14. "NYC" -- Burial (from the Street Halo EP) [Hyperdub]


1. "I've Been Gone" -- Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers (from Starlight Hotel) [Signature Sounds]

2. "Fine Tune" -- Miranda Lambert (from Four the Record) [RCA Records Nashville]

3. "Friday Night" -- Lady Antebellum (from Own the Night) [Capitol Nashville]

4. "Staying's Worse Than Leaving" -- Sunny Sweeney (from Concrete) [Republic Nashville]

5. "Don't Carry It All" -- The Decemberists (from The King is Dead) [Capitol]

6. "Steve Earle" -- Lydia Loveless (from Indestructible Machine) [Bloodshot]

7. "Drover" -- Bill Callahan (from Apocalypse) [Drag City]

8. "The Circle Married the Line" -- Feist (from Metals) [Arts & Crafts]

9. "Daphne" -- Lia Ices feat. Justin Vernon (from Grown Unknown) [Jagjaguwar]

10. "Alabama Pines" -- Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (from Here We Rest) [Lightning Rod]

11. "The Flood" -- Glossary (from Long Live All of Us) [Last Chance]

12. "The Way It Will Be" -- Gillian Welch (from The Harrow & the Harvest) [Acony]

13. "County Line" -- Cass McCombs (from Wit's End) [Domino]

14. "Ours" - Taylor Swift (from the Speak Now Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc) [Big Machine]

15. "Takin' Pills" -- Pistol Annies (from Hell on Heels) [Columbia Nashville]

16 & 17. "First Watch" & "John Taylor's Month Away" -- King Creosote & Jon Hopkins (from Diamond Mine) [Domino]

18. "Zebra" -- Bry Webb (from Provider) [Idée Fixe]

DISC V : INDIE-POP -- 1:19:22 -- 159.9 MB

1. "Black Night" -- Dodos (from No Color) [Frenchkiss]

2. "Savage Night at the Opera" -- Destroyer (from Kaputt) [Merge]

3. "Cruel" -- St. Vincent (from Strange Mercy) [4AD]

4. "My Mistakes" -- Eleanor Friedberger (from Last Summer) [Merge]

5. "Helplessness Blues" -- Fleet Foxes (from Helplessness Blues) [Sub Pop]

6. "The Last Living Rose" -- PJ Harvey (from Let England Shake) [Island]

7. "Surfer's Hymn" -- Panda Bear (from Tomboy) [Paw Tracks]

8. "Glass Jar" -- Gang Gang Dance (from Eye Contact) [4AD]

9. "Love Out of Lust" -- Lykke Li (from Wounded Rhymes) [LL]

10. "Abducted" -- Cults (from Cults) [In the Name Of]

11. "Jareaux" -- Jensen Sportag (from the Pure Wet EP) [Cascine]

12. "Waiting for Kirsten" -- Jens Lekman (from the An Argument With Myself EP) [Service]

13. "Space is Only Noise If You Can See" -- Nicolas Jaar (from Space is Only Noise) [Circus Company]

14. "Virus" -- Björk (from Biophilia) [One Little Indian]

15. "July" -- Youth Lagoon (from The Year of Hibernation) [Fat Possum]

16. "Cloak" -- Julianna Barwick (from The Magic Place) [Asthmatic Kitty]

17. "Beth / Rest" -- Bon Iver (from Bon Iver) [Jagjaguwar]

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Prime Time: Choice Cuts from 2010

Dear All,

2010 was perhaps the most important year of my young life. I wrapped up my rowing career, finished grad school, moved back home to my girlfriend after three years of long-distance, and following months of searching, found a job. Needless to say, it was an incredibly busy time for me, and yet, I had more free time than ever. I read books, saw countless movies, and predictably, listened to a ton of music.

Lucky for me, 2010 was the best year for music in recent memory. Whether you're a fan of indie-rock, electronic, pop, hip hop, rock, country, folk, or, like me, all of the above, there were a number of phenomenal albums released this year. The aim of these mixtapes is to summarize those records. It is my hope that whether you're a diehard music fan or just someone who listens to the radio, you'll be able to find something new to love on these discs.

Like usual, I've sorted the mixes by genre. Please be aware that I heard considerably more good "indie" this year than "rock," so the ROCK mix has quite a few bands that'd I'd normally throw on the INDIE mix (i.e. if you like DISC I, you should probably grab DISC V too). Also: in my opinion, the ELECTRONIC mix is one of the best this series of mixtapes has ever produced.

I truly believe that each and every song on here is worth hearing. More importantly, I believe these artists, bands, and musicians are worth supporting. If you like a song, please consider visiting the artist's website, going to shows, and buying their records (next to each song below, you'll find the name of the album and the record label from which the song originates).

Special thanks to my sister for naming the mix and to my brother for allowing me to use his picture for the cover (see here for more). Lastly, I always love getting feedback, particularly from people I haven't talked to in years, so please don't be shy. Happy New Year, everybody.


DISC I : INDIE-ROCK -- 1:19:46 -- 138.7MB

1. "Dance Yrself Clean" -- LCD Soundsystem (from This is Happening) [DFA]

2. "Heaven's on Fire" -- The Radio Dept. (from Clinging to a Scheme) [Labrador]

3. "Home" -- Glasser (from Ring) [True Panther Sounds]

4. "Norway" -- Beach House (from Teen Dream) [Sub Pop]

5. "Kiss Your Lips" -- Allo Darlin' (from Allo Darlin') [Fortuna Pop!]

6. "Round and Round" -- Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (from Before Today) [4AD]

7. "I Want the World to Stop" -- Belle & Sebastian (from Belle & Sebastian Write

About Love) [Rough Trade]

8. "Blood Red Youth" -- California Wives (from the Affair EP) [Self-Released]

9. "Giving Up the Gun" -- Vampire Weekend (from Contra) [XL]

10. "O.N.E." -- Yeasayer (from Odd Blood) [Secretly Canadian]

11. "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt" -- Owen Pallett (from Heartland) [Domino]

12. "Give It Up" -- Diamond Rings (from Special Affections) [Secret City]

13. "Go Outside" -- Cults (from the Cults Single) [Forest Family]

14. "Helicopter" -- Deerhunter (from Halcyon Digest) [4AD]

15. "Throwing Shade" -- Abe Vigoda (from Crush) [PostPresentMedium]

16. "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" -- Arcade Fire (from The Suburbs)


17. "Me and the Devil" -- Gil Scott-Heron (from I'm New Here) [XL]

DISC II : ELECTRONICA / DANCE -- 1:19:23 -- 154.1MB

1. "Angel Echoes" -- Four Tet (from There is Love in You) [Domino]

2. "Celestica" -- Crystal Castles (from Crystal Castles) [Universal Motown]

3. "One Life Stand" -- Hot Chip (from One Life Stand) [EMI]

4. "You Put a Smell on Me" -- Matthew Dear (from Black City) [Ghostly International]

5. "King Night" -- Salem (from King Night) [IAMSOUND]

6. "On Melancholy Hill" -- Gorillaz (from Plastic Beach) [Virgin]

7. "Real Life" -- Tanlines (from the Settings EP) [True Panther Sounds]

8. "Lovesick" -- Lindstrøm & Christabelle (from Real Life is No Cool) [Feedelity]

9. "Wut" -- Girl Unit (from the Night Slugs Allstars Volume 1 Compilation) [Night Slugs]

10. "CMYK" -- James Blake (from the CMYK EP) [R&S]

11. "Maze" -- Actress (from Splazsh) [Honest Jon's]

12. "Derezzed" -- Daft Punk (from the Tron: Legacy Soundtrack) [Walt Disney]

13. "Computer Face//Pure Being" -- Flying Lotus (from Cosmogramma) [Warp]

14. "In Heat (Javelin Remix)" -- HEALTH (from DISCO2) [Lovepump United]

15. "Coma Cat" -- Tensnake (from the Permanent Vacation: Selected Label Works 2

Compilation) [Permanent Vacation]

16. "Tron" -- Joker (from the Tron Single) [Kapsize]

17. "Animals" -- Baths (from Cerulean) [Anticon]

18. "Ouroboros" -- Oneohtrix Point Never (from Returnal) [Editions Mego]

19. "Candy Shoppe" -- Emeralds (from Does It Look Like I'm Here?) [Editions Mego]

DISC III : POP / HIP HOP / R&B -- 1:18:07 -- 140.4MB

1. "Teenage Dream" -- Katy Perry (from Teenage Dream) [Capitol]

2. "Call Your Girlfriend" -- Robyn (from Body Talk) [Konichiwa]

3. "Shutterbugg" (feat. Cutty) -- Big Boi (from Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico

Dusty) [Def Jam]

4. "All of the Lights" -- Kanye West (from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)


5. "Fuck You!" -- Cee-Lo Green (from The Lady Killer) [Elektra]

6. "Man of the House" -- Fantasia (from Back to Me) [J]

7. "Your Love is My Drug" -- Kesha (from Animal) [RCA]

8. "4th of July (Fireworks) / Segue 2" -- Kelis (from Flesh Tone) [Interscope]

9. "Ice Cream on Blast" -- A-Trak (from Dirty South Dance 2) [Self-Released]

10. "Just a Dream" -- Nelly (from 5.0) [Derrty Ent.]

11. "Cold War" -- Janelle Monáe (from The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)) [Bad Boy]

12. "Ghetto" -- Ghostface Killah (from Apollo Kids) [Def Jam]

13. "Window Seat" -- Erykah Badu (from New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh))

[Universal Motown]

14. "On and On" -- Girl Talk (from All Day) [Illegal Art]

15. "Yamaha" -- The-Dream (from Love King) [Def Jam]

16. "Club Can't Handle Me" (feat. David Guetta) -- Flo Rida (from Only One Flo:

Part 1) [Atlantic]

17. "What's My Name?" (feat. Drake) -- Rihanna (from Loud) [Def Jam]

18. "King of Anything" -- Sara Bareilles (from Kaleidoscope Heart) [Epic]

19. "Love Is" (with K. Michelle) -- R. Kelly (from Love Letter) [Jive]

20. "Bed Intruder Song (Original)" -- The Gregory Brothers (from YouTube)

[Gregory Residence]

DISC IV : (ALT-) COUNTRY / FOLK -- 1:18:39 -- 132.4MB

1. "Harlem River Blues" -- Justin Townes Earle (from Harlem River Blues) [Bloodshot]

2. "Burden of Tomorrow" -- The Tallest Man on Earth (from The Wild Hunt)

[Dead Oceans]

3. "Harm's Swift Way" -- Robert Plant (from Band of Joy) [Rounder]

4. "Set 'Em Up Joe" -- Jamey Johnson (from The Guitar Song) [Mercury Nashville]

5. "Giddy on Up" -- Laura Bell Bundy (from Achin' and Shakin') [Mercury Nashville]

6. "Mean" -- Taylor Swift (from Speak Now) [Big Machine]

7. "Need You Now" -- Lady Antebellum (from Need You Now) [Capitol Nashville]

8. "Where Are You Driving?" -- Laura Veirs (from July Flame) [Raven Marching Band]

9. "Peace Sign" -- Sharon Van Etten (from Epic) [Ba Da Bing]

10. "From a Table Away" -- Sunny Sweeney (from the From a Table Away Single)

[Republic Nashville]

11. "Bite the Dust" -- State Champion (from Stale Champagne) [Sophomore Lounge]

12. "Birthday Boy" -- Drive-By Truckers (from The Big To-Do) [ATO]

13. "Draggin' the River" (with Miranda Lambert) -- Blake Shelton (from the All

About Tonight EP) [Reprise Nashville]

14. "That'll Make You Wanna Drink" -- Easton Corbin (from Easton Corbin)

[Mercury Nashville]

15. "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" -- Alan Jackson & Martina McBride

(from the Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn Compilation) [Sony]

16. "Hey Little Darlin'" -- Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers (from Zoe Muth and

The Lost High Rollers) [Self-Released]

17. "Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries" -- Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell

Present KORT (from Invariable Heartache) [City Slang]

18. "Little White Church" -- Little Big Town (from The Reason Why) [Capitol Nashville]

19. "Climbing High Mountains" -- Sam Amidon (from I See the Sign)

[Bedroom Community]

20. "'81" -- Joanna Newsom (from Have One on Me) [Drag City]

21. "Coming Home to Me" (with Julie Miller) -- Patty Griffin (from Downtown

Church) [Credential]

22. "Infra 5" -- Max Richter (from Infra) [Fat Cat]

DISC V : ROCK -- 1:19:05 -- 161MB

1. "Tell 'Em" -- Sleigh Bells (from Treats) [Mom + Pop]

2. "Blow Dumb" -- Nobunny (from First Blood) [Goner]

3. "Pobody's Nerfect" -- Wolf Parade (from Expo 86) [Sub Pop]

4. "I Get Nervous" -- Lower Dens (from Twin-Hand Movement) [Gnomonsong]

5. "Bloodbuzz Ohio" -- The National (from High Violet) [4AD]

6. "Albatross" -- The Besnard Lakes (from The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night)


7. "Facelove" -- PS I Love You (from Meet Me at the Muster Station) [Paper Bag]

8. "Waterfall" -- The Fresh & Onlys (from Play It Strange) [In the Red]

9. "Come on Baby Grace" -- Boston Spaceships (from Our Cubehouse Still Rocks)


10. "A More Perfect Union" -- Titus Andronicus (from The Monitor) [XL]

11. "Meet Me in the Basement" -- Broken Social Scene (from Forgiveness Rock

Record) [Arts & Crafts]

12. "Written in Reverse" -- Spoon (from Transference) [Merge]

13. "Attack Music" -- These New Puritans (from Hidden) [Angular]

14. "My Neighbor" -- Wye Oak (from the My Neighbor / My Creator EP) [Merge]

15. "Post Acid" -- Wavves (from King of the Beach) [Fat Possum]

16. "Rebel Horns" -- Frog Eyes (from Paul's Tomb: A Triumph) [Dead Oceans]

17. "Intuition" -- Lonelady (from Nerve Up) [Warp]

18. "11 of Diamonds" -- Grass Widow (from Past Time) [Kill Rock Stars]

19. "Reeling the Liars In" -- Swans (from My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky)

[Young God]

20. "Heathen Child" -- Grinderman (from Grinderman 2) [ANTI-]

21. "Chem Trails" -- No Age (from Everything in Between) [Sub Pop]

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Extra Hot Spirit: 2009's Hottest Tracks

At the close of each of the last four years, I have attempted to compile the year’s best music in a set of mixtapes. Although 2009 was a pretty darn good year for music, when I sat down to make these mixtapes, I found that I had spread myself too thin—there were dozens of albums that, despite enjoying, I listened to only once or twice. So after a good deal of revisiting and deliberation, I’ve decided to trim the fat and limit myself to only tracks and albums that I listened to with regularity in 2009.

This editing resulted in some rather blurry mixes, genre-wise. I’ve combined the indie and rock tapes into one mix that roughly balances the two, with side B (starting with Future of the Left) being a good deal more “rock” than side A. The electronica mix has bands that, in the past, were on my rock and indie mixes. And the pop/hip hop/r&b and country/folk mixes are a little all over the place. Still, I’ve done my best to make these as cohesive as possible. Hopefully they make sense and are enjoyable in the order I’ve placed them in.

As always, I am convinced that nearly all of these songs come from albums and artists worth supporting. If you like a song from these mixes, please check out the artist’s myspace, buy their albums, and go to their shows. This year’s tracklist (below) lists the albums from which the songs were culled and includes links for purchasing.

Last but not least, thanks to everyone for the continued interest in these mixes. I love hearing that people are still listening to Anchors Away or that they discovered one of their favorite bands from one of these things. It makes it all worthwhile.

Happy listening,


DISC I – ELECTRONICA – 1:19:30 – 143.3 MB

1. “Velvet” // The Big Pink (from A Brief History of Love) [buy]

2. “My Girls” // Animal Collective (from Merriweather Post Pavilion) [buy]

3. “1901” // Phoenix (from Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix) [buy]

4. “New Theory” // Washed Out (from the Life of Leisure EP) [buy]

5. “Zero” // Yeah Yeah Yeahs (from It’s Blitz!) [buy]

6. “Oh! (A-Trak Remix)” // Boys Noize (from A-Trak's FABRICLIVE. 45) [buy]

7. “Goth Star” // Pictureplane (from Dark Rift) [buy]

8. “Second Lives” // Vitalic (from Flashmob) [buy]

9. “A New Chance (The Juan Maclean Remix)” // The Tough Alliance (from the Prison Break EP) [buy]

10. “Seasun” // Delorean (from the Ayrton Senna EP) [buy]

11. “Plain Material” // Memory Tapes (from Seek Magic) [buy]

12. “Light, Pt. 1” // Nosaj Thing (from Drift) [buy]

13. “All for the Best” // Thom Yorke (from Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy) [buy]

14. “Bits and Pieces” // Junior Boys (from Begone Dull Care) [buy]

15. “Surf Solar (7” Edit)” // Fuck Buttons (from Tarot Sport) [buy]

16. “Hyph Mngo” // Joy Orbison (from the Hyph Mngo 12”) [buy]

17. “Xam” // Subway (from Subway II) [buy]

DISC II – POP / HIP HOP / R&B – 1:19:41 – 140.3 MB

1. “Rockin’ That Shit” // The-Dream (from Love vs. Money) [buy]

2. “Keep It Goin’ Louder” (feat. Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze) // Major Lazer (from Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do) [buy]

3. “Help Somebody” // Maxwell (from BLACKsummers’night) [buy]

4. “Life on TV” // Kid Sister (from Ultraviolet) [buy]

5. “Time” // O’Spada (from the Time 7”) [buy]

6. "Echo" // R. Kelly (from Untitled) [buy]

7. “Raindrops” // Basement Jaxx (from Scars) [buy]

8. “Hey Playa! (Moroccan Blues)” (feat. Tai ‘Missy’ Phillips) // DJ Quik and Kurupt (from BlaQKout) [buy]

9. “Run This Town” (feat. Kanye West & Rihanna) // Jay-Z (from The Blueprint 3) [buy]

10. “House of Flying Daggers” (feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, Method Man & GZA) // Raekwon (from Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II) [buy]

11. “Not Your Average Girl” (feat. Shareefa) // Ghostface Killah (from Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City) [buy]

12. “Ballskin” // DOOM (from Born Like This) [buy]

13. “Day ‘n’ Nite (Crookers Remix)” // Kid Cudi (from the Day ‘n’ Nite 7”) [buy]

14. “Left My Heart in Tokyo” // Mini Viva (from the Left My Heart in Tokyo 7") [buy]

15. “Playing God” // Paramore (from Brand New Eyes) [buy]

16. “Shine Blockas” (feat. Gucci Mane) // Big Boi (from the Shine Blockas 7”) [buy]

17. “Dirtee Cash” // Dizzee Rascal (from Tongue N’ Cheek) [buy]

18. “Mfumu” // The Very Best (from Warm Heart of Africa) [buy]

19. “Bad Times” // Annie (from Don’t Stop) [buy]

20. “This Must Be It” (feat. Karin Dreijer Andersson) // Röyksopp (from Junior) [buy]

21. “All Yr Songs” // Diamond Rings (from the All Yr Songs / Facelove split 7”) [buy]

DISC III – INDIE / ROCK – 1:17:44 – 135.9 MB

1. “Two Weeks” // Grizzly Bear (from Veckatimest) [buy]

2. “Stillness is the Move” // Dirty Projectors (from Bitte Orca) [buy]

3. “Hi-Fi Goon” // Throw Me the Statue (from Creaturesque) [buy]

4. “Daniel” // Bat for Lashes (from Two Suns) [buy]

5. “Night Time” // The xx (from xx) [buy]

6. “You and I” (with Feist) // Wilco (from Wilco (The Album)) [buy]

7. “So Far Around the Bend” // The National & Nico Muhly (from Dark Was the Night) [buy]

8. “Young Adult Friction” // The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart) [buy]

9. “Lovers’ Carvings” // Bibio (from Ambivalence Avenue) [buy]

10. “French Navy” // Camera Obscura (from My Maudlin Career) [buy]

11. “Early Warnings” // Foreign Born (from Person to Person) [buy]

12. “Lust for Life” // Girls (from Album) [buy]

13. “Arming Eritrea” // Future of the Left (from Travels With Myself and Another) [buy]

14. “Die Slow” // HEALTH (from Get Color) [buy]

15. “Nothing to Hide” // Yo La Tengo (from Popular Songs) [buy]

16. “Indiana” // Cymbals Eat Guitars (from Why There Are Mountains) [buy]

17. “Let’s Go Surfing” // The Drums (from the Summertime! EP) [buy]

18. “Pine On” // Obits (from I Blame You) [buy]

19. “Over It” // Dinosaur Jr. (from Farm) [buy]

20. “Bell” // Screaming Females (from Power Move) [buy]

21. “Fast Jabroni” // Surfer Blood (from Astro Coast) [buy]

22. “Take It In” // Wye Oak (from The Knot) [buy]


1. “Jump Then Fall” // Taylor Swift (from the Platinum Edition of Fearless) [buy]

2. “Country Roads” // Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses (from Roadhouse Sun) [buy]

3. “People Got a Lotta Nerve” // Neko Case (from Middle Cyclone) [buy]

4. “Mama’s Eyes” // Justin Townes Earle (from Midnight at the Movies) [buy]

5. “Time to Get a Gun” // Miranda Lambert (from Revolution) [buy]

6. “The Devil and Maggie Chascarillo” // Lucero (from 1372 Overton Park) [buy]

7. “A Love I Think Will Last” (with Chris Janson) // Holly Williams (from Here With Me) [buy]

8. “Whip-Poor-Will” // Magnolia Electric Co. (from Josephine) [buy]

9. “The Blue” // Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit) [buy]

10. “Frank, AB” // The Rural Alberta Advantage (from Hometowns) [buy]

11. “Tenuousness” // Andrew Bird (from Noble Beast) [buy]

12. “Much More Than That” // Sharon Van Etten (from Because I Was in Love) [buy]

13. “Two” // The Antlers (from Hospice) [buy]

14. “Blood Bank” // Bon Iver (from the Blood Bank EP) [buy]

15. “Eid Ma Clack Shaw” // Bill Callahan (from Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle) [buy]

16. “Boat Behind” // Kings of Convenience (from Declaration of Dependence) [buy]

17. “Anna” (feat. Panda Bear) // Taken By Trees (from East of Eden) [buy]

18. “Bode” // Julianna Barwick (from the Florine EP) [buy]

19. “Royal Festival Hall, London – Part VIII” // Keith Jarrett (from Paris / London: Testament) [buy]