Yes folks, that’s right! If you didn’t get enough of my top 20 albums of the year on Monday (check it here in case you missed it), we’ve decided to take all of that musical goodness and serve it up in mixtape form for your listening pleasure. That’s right, each of the 20 tracks on this mixtape is either a track from one of my top 20 albums or a remix of a track from one of my top 20 albums. And since I like to keep things neat and orderly and easy to keep track of, I’ve organized the tracks in reverse order from 20 to 1. So as you listen to this mixtape, you are actually listening to an audio countdown of my top 20 albums starting at number 20 and going all the way down to number 1. So you can even follow along with my top 20 list if the spirit moves you (which would be kind of weird if it did).
I think this is a pretty cool mixtape because there are lots of ups and downs. Sometimes there are a few songs in a row that are really electronic and upbeat, and then it chills out for a few songs, and all in all just some really nice moments in time. And thanks to The Golden Filter and The Morning Benders, it even has an extremely creepy beginning!
As always, we’ve provided a zip file of the individual tracks that you can download right here, but it’s much better for everyone involved (and a much better user experience) if you download the one continuous track by clicking on that nifty little down arrow in the soundcloud player below. Because that’s the best way to get the full mixtape experience in my opinion. So without further ado, here is what 2010 sounded like to me. I happen to think it sounds pretty good, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed all of these albums this year, if not more.
Top 2010 Albums: The Mixtape
1. The Morning Benders – Excuses (The Golden Filter Remix)
2. Delorean – Real Love (Lightsoverla Remix)
3. Mux Mool – Enceladus
4. Sia – Clap Your Hands (Prince Vince Remix)
5. Menomena – Bote
6. Gold Panda – Snow & Taxis
7. Wavves – Mickey Mouse
8. Wild Nothing – Live In Dreams
9. Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill
10. Kanye West – Monster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)
11. Phantogram – Futuristic Casket
12. Abe Vigoda – Dream Of My Love (Chasing After You)
13. Teen Daze – Four More Years
14. Local Natives – Wide Eyes (Teen Daze Remix)
15. Twin Shadow – Slow
16. Javelin – Moscow 1980
17. Foals – Blue Blood (Prince Club Remix)
18. Tame Impala – Expectation
19. Delphic – This Momentary
20. Beach House – Zebra (Ring Trick Remix)
This concludes our 2010 year in coverage. We hope the last three days have been as enjoyable as an all day House Hunters/Income Propert/Property Virgins marathon [via the HGTVs]. Sandra Rinomato is pretty keut. She really understands the real estate market. She really ‘gets it’. Wonder what it feels like to make that big sale. Wonder what it feels like to be a ‘commercial success’ on an ‘up and coming cable network’.
That was my pathetic attempt at a tribute to a site that I’d often read, but one whose brilliance I only just realized. Of course I’m talking about Hipster Runoff. Carles just has such a great way of describing what its like to be an alt trying to make it in this crazy world. Just trying to understand what it’s all about. Here’s the closing segment from his Sirius XMU 2 year anniversary show which aired just this past Monday. It’s a pretty bloggable mp3. If you’ve never heard his radio show, its usually not so reverb-y, but it’s always as painfully honest. Catch what Carles has to say about his anniversary here. “What does it feel like 2 orgasm/do drugs/own a macbook?” And I think he’s had a pretty good 2k10, even though no mp3s ever saved it.