Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lisztomania (Take 2)

I thought it might be worth posting the mix CD playlists from the years I've been making them. This also serves as an electronic reminder of what I used and when. For the record, the 2009 mix CD is my favourite and the one I would leave completely as it is. 

The annoying thing is when you pick a track from an artist or band and then the next year they put out an even better album and you can't use them because of the stupid rules (please see Gotye, Sia, Sarah Blasko and Glasvegas, just for starters). Admittedly they're my stupid rules, but even so. (Refresher: I can't use artists or bands I have used previously. But solo and side projects are OK.)

2005 - Welcome to the Programme

Midnight Oil - Read About It
Clouds - SoulEater
George Harrison - What Is Life?
Kings of Leon - Wasted Time
The Cops - Cop City Music
Eskimo Joe - Girl
Mercury Rev - Funnybird
Blind Joe Johnson - Long Gone Train
Patti Smith - Free Money
Ryan Adams - To Be The One
PJ Harvey - Send His Love To Me
Neil Young - Old Man
Sarah Blasko - At Your Best
Beck - Lost Cause
Garbage - Silence is Golden
Radiohead - sulk
Modest Mouse - Float On
Ed Kuepper - Everything I've Got Belongs To You

2008 - This Page Has Been Intentionally Left Blank

Glasvegas - Flowers and Football Tops
David Bowie - Rebel, Rebel
Interpol - No 'I' In Threesome
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Today's Lesson
The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 
Ladyhawke - Magic
TV on the Radio - Golden Age
Augie March - One Crowded Hour
Elbow - Grounds for Divorce
The Cranberries - Linger
Edith Piaf - Milord
Elton John - Funeral for a Friend (love lies bleeding)
Sam Cooke - Wonderful World

2009 - Attic Language

Glen Hansard and Marketa Iglova - Falling Slowly
Sia - Day Too Soon
Björk - Big Time Sensuality
Hilltop Hoods - Chase That Feeling
The Pretenders - Kid
M.I.A. - Boyz
Arcade Fire - Intervention
Gillian Welch - Everything Is Free
Florence + The Machine - Cosmic Love
The Presets - Yippyo-Ay
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Whitley - Head, First, Down
Phoenix - Lisztomania
The Polyphonic Spree - Light & Day/Reach for the Sun

2010 - You Rule (So Hard)

INXS - Just Keep Walking
La Roux - Bulletproof
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
Washington - Navy Blues
Kanye West - All of the Lights
Gotye - The Only Way
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You In The End
Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
The Walkmen - Juveniles
Paul Dempsey - Bird In A Basement
Grinderman - Palaces of Montezuma
LCD Soundsystem - Home
Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

2011 - something something madness

Sweet - Blockbuster
Wilco - I Might
Herman Düne - Tell Me Something I Don't Know
Sparkadia - China
Psycho Killer (live) - Talking Heads
College feat. Electric Youth - A Real Hero
Emma Louise - Jungle
The National - Runaway
Avi Buffalo - Where's Your Dirty Mind
Foster the People - Call It What You Want
Yolanda Be Cool and Dcup - We No Speak Americano
Tame Impala - I Don't Really Mind
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Austra - Spellwork
Eddie Perfect feat. Iain Grandage - Back To Life

and it continues....

P.S. - When the internet dropped out while the mentor and I were chatting on Skype he sent a message on it saying 'your voice sounds very peculiar'. 

I think this is what the kids refer to as an 'epic fail'. 


  1. I think I might have to get downloading some songs, since I really like the 2011 mix! Which is fantastic because I'm terrible at finding my own music and yet still crave it. Thanks!

    1. I am so glad you liked it. I have already started planning the 2012 effort so you know you'll get another in 12 months!

      Albums I adored in 2011 include Glasvegas' 'Euphoric///Heartbreak\\\', Elbow's 'Build A Rocket Boys!', Gotye's 'Making Mirrors', Laura Marling's 'A Creature I Don't Know' and Austra's 'Feel It Break'. Earlier efforts of those first 4 artists are also all worth getting and are probably cheaper.

  2. I think your music collection and mine would play very nicely together.

  3. I am loving your 2011 mix! I finally found it last night (or more accurately, Bean showed me where she had put it when she picked up the mail a few days ago). Your collection and mine go very nicely together. I'm looking forward to downloading music from your other mixes, too.

    1. Glad it finally arrived. I was hoping Bean might be curious as to why you were getting a parcel from Australia....


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