Jan 8 2011

Top 20 Remixes of 2010

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      1. A-Trak - Twerk That Driver

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      2. Small Black - Photojournalist (Star Slinger Remix)

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      3. Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn Flexin' It (Passion Pit Remix)

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      4. The Hood Internet - Someday We'll Find Your Love (Drake x Grum)

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      5. Neon Indian - Should Have Taken Acid With You (Future Rock Remix)

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      6. Coolrunnings - I Am You (Star Slinger Remix)

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      7. The-Dream - Nikki (Gobble Gobble Remix)

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      8. Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Le Chev Remix)

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      9. Deerhunter - Helicopter (Star Slinger Remix)

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      10. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round & Round (Little Loud Remix)

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Nov 30 2010

My Top 300 Songs of the 2000s – 100-91

Today I continue my ongoing feature showcasing my personal picks for the best songs of the past decade, posting ten songs at a time.

100. Peter Bjorn and John – Young Folks

From that catchy whistling to the shaking maracas, how could this song not have been a huge hit?  I knew it was gonna be everywhere the first time I heard it.  I’m a sucker for the boy-girl conversation songs (Johnny and June’s “Jackson” is probably my all-time favorite, and “Paradise By the Dashboard Light” is up there as well), and “Young Folks” is no exception.  It’s a percussive, melodic “I Got You Babe” for the iPod generation.

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Oct 2 2010

Quarterly Review: July-September 2010

Once every three months I list the best of what I heard in albums/songs/remixes for the quarter. I do this to personally keep up with all the awesome music I hear, as it ultimately helps me at the end of the year when I do my overall listing for the previous twelve months. I also do it to introduce you cool cats to tunes you may have missed independently.

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Sep 22 2010

The Songs of Summer 2010

Today marks the official first day of autumn 2010.  As far as music goes, there is usually one “song of the summer” – a track that we will forever associate with the previous season of this particular year.  This song usually embodies the typical moods related to summer – laziness, partying, a carefree, optimistic attitude, et al.

While I’m not going to try and pick this song, I have my nominations – songs that will bring me back to this summer, my first few months in a new city, and, as with most summers, a good time in near-intolerable heat.

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Sep 13 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 9/13/10

      1. Star Slinger - Dutchie Courage

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      2. Atari Teenage Riot - Activate

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      3. Japandroids - Heavenward Grand Prix

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      4. Kanye West - Monster (feat. Jay-Z

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      5. Vampire Weekend - White Sky (Basement Jaxx Club Mix) (Studio Version)

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Aug 11 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 8/11/10

      1. Robyn - Hang With Me

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      2. Vampire Weekend - White Sky (Basement Jaxx remix) (Radio Rip)

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      3. No Age - Glitter

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      4. Coyote Cleanup - Downhill Express

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      5. PS I Love You - 2012

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Apr 16 2010

Save It For a Rainy Day

It’s dreadful and wet here in the LBK – the city famous for NO draining system.  The streets are flooded and there are holes in my shoes.  Time to turn the heater back on.  But on the plus side: Rainy Day Playlist!  These tracks will get you wet.  Promise.

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