Tuesday, 14 December 2010

You said you failed to care

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There are no real, or even 'real', words needed for this wee dispatch from the frontline of pop. It's just a link to, in my self-constructed and grossly deluded/inflated opinion, a compilation of twenty of the best songs that were recorded and released this year ('a year nearing it's old age', as Bobby Wratten might put it). Sigh. I always struggle with this type of 'it's the year end so we really need to get our shit together and compile our best of the best of mixes and lists' m'larky, so please indulge me and be a little tolerant. I won't reveal the artists or tracks that feature in an up-front way - suffice to say there are no major surprises apart from, perhaps, Mount Kimbie kicking things off? However, on reflection, it's a pretty mainstream 'indie' mix, all told, mainly because so many of the big hitters had great albums out this year that just couldn't be ignored. Anyway, to gain knowledge and power (in a Foucauldian sense) you need to click on the download! So, Merry Christmas, y'all, and have a nice time of it, ok? Meow. x
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Various Artists - 'You said you failed to care': the best music of 2010 (hosted by File Factory, here) [zip file, 118MB, 20 tracks)
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8 comments:

  1. Far braver than me comrade.

    Just couldnt bring myself to do a round-up of 2010. Happy to leave it to the youngsters, hipsters and groovers to tell me what I've missed out on. You are of course all three.....

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  2. Och, you smooth, cool, young charmer! Well, you'll know most of what's on the mix. But have a wee listen anyway, like. The track-ordering is crucial, obviously. :)

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  3. Wa-hay!

    Heard a number of lovely things for the first time on your 2008 one and really missed an equivalent last year.

    Lookin fwd...etc.

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  4. Ah, thanks Davy - what kind words! Hope you enjoy it! As I said, no major WTF? moments in this mix but I am liking it, myself, like, and it is a fair and honest representation of how the year has been, for me, in an audio-soundtrack kinda way. The only major oddity is that Warpaint failed to make the edgy 20 cut. Bit bemused by that, I confess.

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  5. Yes, I'd dwell on that if I were you.

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  6. Nah, I'm just going to go play the new B&S album again. And try really hard to enjoy it! All! This time!

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  7. How would I know of new music without you?

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  8. Ah, thanks Rach - happy holidays! Hope you enjoyed the mix. :)

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