Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.18)

The mixes come of age! Volume 18 begins with a couple of dog & pony shows, very different songs despite the same name, a lot of rude words in the Consolidated one though, so, you know, parental advisory etc.  Special mentions go to Angkorwat and Hong Kong in the 60s, two tracks off the excellent […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.17)

Volume 17 begins woozily with the quite trippy Grails track before booting you up the backside with the surf guitar of Man or Astro-man? and the kick arse FOTL track (“he was good with his hands!”). It also has a distinct electronic feel with great tracks from Pye Corner Audio, BoC, 65dos, Solar Bears and […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.16)

I remember going down to visit not long after sending volume 16 and Annette enthusing about the Dismemberment Plan track which pleased me immensely! This is another one where I feel I rather nailed the flow, thus it’s another one that I’ve listened back to myself a good few times. Special mention for the Fonogram […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.15)

Volume 15 contains a load more goodies including a track that would likely be in my top 5 tunes of all time (clue: the initials of the band are BT). Other highlights are the track from the Black Hawk Down soundtrack which I can’t remember for the life of me how I stumbled across, a […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.14)

Volume 14 kicks off with the short but unsettling track by The Haxan Cloak, the sub bass of which got all the glasses in my kitchen cabinet rattling and I didn’t even have it that loud! We then really get the party started with PSB’s never bettered track (imo) Signal 30, some comeback mbv and […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.13)

Thirteen may be unlucky for some but not in terms of this set of mixes, ‘cos volume 13 is another doozy! The atmospheric two handed opener off Steve Mason’s “Monkey Minds in the Devil’s Time” album leads to the utterly gorgeous John Grant tune. I’d just discovered his “Queen of Denmark” album at this time […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.12)

If somebody had described the style of 16 Horsepower to me before I heard them I would have run a mile from it, banjos, christian themes, er no thanks, but they are brilliant! They sit near the middle of vol.12 alongside other notables on this episode such as, another appearance by National Treasures™ Half Man Half […]

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