Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.43)

This and the previous mix were done concurrently I think, the mixes were really ramping up in frequency in the last couple of years, so it’s fitting that I upload them at the same time.

I’m pushing the envelope of acceptability again with the squall of METZ into the Sonic Youth-esque snarl of Ikara Colt into the classic, fists in the air rock of Rival Schools! What a trio of bangers though!

Other highlights; tracks 7 and 8, bands from opposite sides of the pond producing a similar style of alternative/indie dance that briefly popped its head up in the mid noughties. The excellent Danish Smiths soundalikes Northern Portrait, another appearance from mix faves HMHB and the third (?) appearance by Black Box Recorder (in danger of sounding like the National Lottery announcer here).

Go on, have a listen (down there \/), you might like it!

1. Grandaddy – I’m On Standby
2. Blue Roses – Greatest Thoughts
3. Her Name Is Calla – A Moment Of Clarity
4. METZ – The Swimmer
5. Ikara Colt – Jackpot
6. Rival Schools – The Switch
7. The Sunshine Underground – The Way It Is
8. Radio 4 – This Is Not A Test
9. Lush – Downer
10. Black Box Recorder – The Art Of Driving
11. The Detroit Cobras – Bad Girl
12. Northern Portrait – What Happens Next?
13. Tapes ’n’ Tapes – Cowbell
14. The Flaming Lips – Chewin’ The Apple Of Your Eye
15. Half Man Half Biscuit – Tending The Wrong Grave For 23 Years
16. Errors – Cloud Chamber
17. Human Don’t Be Angry – 1985
18. Midlake – Van Occupanther
19. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)
20. Destroyer – Song For America
21. Band Of Horses – The Great Salt Lake

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