Sunday Mix Tape Number 415
It’s about to become that very busy time of year when I’m traveling this-place-or-that, so I thought it important to take a few minutes to post an update here. In about ten days I’ll be flying home for Thanksgiving. Before then I’ll be attending a basketball game (my first since moving to LA in 2007) and a concert. Upon returning I’ve got the Extreme Beer Fest (the first I’ll be attending since 2006!) and a bunch of other obligations that should take me through Christmas and New Years. It should be a wild but fun race to the finish of 2017. We’ll see where else it takes me.
Probably the most important blog post I need to make before 2018 commences is my annual Top 100 Albums list. Luckily for me (and you!) it’s been a very fruitful year in music, and I’m going to have a very tough decision when I finally sit down to map things out that last week of December. Back in June I awarded Migos – Culture the top spot on my list. It remains to be seen whether or not the top spot — and by extension the top ten — will remain in place when all is said and done. I feel pretty safe saying that the top ten will be entirely different. Considering how often I still listen to Culture…will it stay #1? I don’t know. We’ll see how I feel a month and a half from now.
So here’s a mix tape! A couple fresh releases at play here, including the new Angel Olsen record and a bizarre-as-fuck Frankie Goes To Hollywood cover by Ulver (?). There’s also a couple songs from Twin Peaks: The Returnhere, and an Ian recommendation in the form of James Holden / The Animal Spirits. Oh! And speaking of Ian, his new band Thunderon released a three-song EP recently that you should all listen to here. Recommended if you like Sabbath, stoner rock or post-metal.
RULES for uninitiated noobs: I give birth to a weekly Mix Tape to be deposited on your iPhone or iPod or iBrain or whatever the industry is currently pushing on you. Sometimes there will be themes that link all the songs together, other times I’ll just throw songs at a wall (not literally – iPhones are expensive!) and see what sticks. See above for a description of this week’s tape. The goal of this endeavor, as always, is to pique your interest in these artists so you’ll support the artists and buy their albums.
Sunday Mix Tape – Number 415
Noname & Noplace & Nowhere
01. Noname – Yesterday [MP3]
02. Aidan Baker – Red Robin [MP3]
03. Thunderon – Flat On A Gurney [MP3]
04. Chromatics – Saturday [MP3]
05. Angel Olsen – Fly On Your Wall [MP3]
06. Ulver – The Power Of Love (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) [MP3]
07. James Holden & The Animal Spirit – Thunder Moon Gathering [MP3]
08. Sharon Van Etten – Tarifa (Roadhouse Mix) [MP3]
09. John Zorn – Blue [MP3]
10. Myrkur – Death Of Days [MP3]
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