Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc no.36)

Some nice wave sounds and eastern guitar open volume 36 before going darker with Swans paean to booze. The mix follows the usual up and down, all around the place, guess where we’re going next formula. Segueing HMHB into Deadly Avenger or The Blood of Heroes into Ride, why the hell not? 😉 I remember […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.35)

This mix is one of my favourites, one of those times that every pick seemed to fit perfectly (with a bit of judicious shuffling)! As they often do in these mixes, the choice of a lot of the tracks came from a very serendipitous period of iTunes shuffle play, for example tracks 6 and 14 […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.34)

Volume 34 begins on quite a bitter note with Killing Joke’s 1990 rant lambasting the Thatcherite greed of the time, which could arguably also apply to most parts of history since! We bring the post punk back up to date with Viet Cong (now renamed Preoccupations) segueing rather nicely into the rainy night-time sounds of […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.33)

Another nicely varied collection of tracks on Volume 33. The New Pornos, Röyksopp and Haiku Salut bring the pop. Dawn of the Replicants, Tapes ’n’ Tapes, dEUS, Jello Biafra and Rev Horton Heat bring us the (slight) weirdness. Biffy, Clutch, Six by Seven, Meatbodies and The Veils bring the rock. Various other beauties fill up […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.32)

A bit of classic goth kicks off Volume 32, followed by some mathy goodness from Youthmovies (shame we never saw another album from them) and Adebisi Shank. There are a couple of good if a little odd cover versions later on the mix, Ministry doing a quite restrained cover of Dylan’s Lay Lady Lay and […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.31)

We resume after the end of year Best Of list season with Volume 31. Massive Attack’s Three is track three, I’m bloody hilarious me. Some very pleasant indie pop leads us to the beautiful Songs: Ohia and the majestic Built To Spill! We get a little dirtier and raucous towards the end, with me possibly […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.30)

Easing in gently with the woozy, blissed out post rock of The Sound of Rescue before kicking it up a notch with the classic Withnail sampling Ride tune and the funky sleaze of the Neon Neon track featuring Har Mar Superstar! Other highlights are the incredible Michael Yonkers Band track that I stumbled across on […]

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