Friday, December 31, 2010

Mood Music for 2010

For a couple years I was in the habit of exchanging yearly soundtracks with a close friend. They acted as a score to our lives, but it was also often an exercise in cartharsis.  But for the past two years, my life has been less emotionally tumultuous, and because of my living, working, and transportation arrangements, I have had less time for music, and therefore have missed a few soundtracks. This year was similar, but I refused to skip another year, so I threw something together. It's hard because I spent most of the year listening to a few albums over and over. As a result, there isn't much variety, so I kept it short.

Here is the track listing for 2010; I call it 12 Songs for 12 Months:
  1. "Twilight Galaxy" - Metric
  2. "Knotty Pine" - Dirty Projectors Featuring David Byrne
  3. "Big Red Machine" - Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner
  4. "Tightrope" - Yeasayer
  5. "Gentle Hour" - Yo La Tengo
  6. "Changes" - Stars
  7. "I Died So I Could Haunt You" - Stars
  8. "Psychic City (Classixx Remix)" - Yacht
  9. "Hysteric" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  10. "Robots" - Flight of the Conchords
  11. "Walking Down the Hill" - Travis
  12. "King's Highway" - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
I thought about posting videos instead of a list but nearly none of these songs have official videos and anyway, even with only 12 songs this post would be too long for anyone to slog through if I embedded videos for all of them. However, I will mail a copy to anyone who wants one, just email me at

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