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Annual Music Mix

Each year I curate and compile a list of my year's musical highlights. Call it a personal soundtrack. Almost 20 years in, I have no intention of quitting.

2017 - I GOTTA GET LIFTED UP

01. Location  KHALID
02. Can I Sit Next To You?   SPOON
03. I Feel Free   KOMMODE
04. Blessed   FKJ
05. tonite   LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
06. DNA.   KENDRICK LAMAR
07. Order of Operations   BIG BOI
08. Slide   CALVIN HARRIS     
09. Your Time   NICK MURPHY (Feat. KAYTRANADA)
10. Summer Bummer   LANA DEL REY (Feat. A$AP ROCKY)
11. bellyache   BILLIE EILISH
12. Do You Want Love?   DAVE DEPPER        
13. Total Entertainment Forever   FATHER JOHN MISTY
14. Something About You   JAMIROQUAI
15. New York   ST. VINCENT
16. Best Friend   SOFI TUKKER
17. Holding On   THE WAR ON DRUGS    
18. Way We Won't   GRANDADDY
19. Lonsdale Avenue   TED LEO
20. 237 AM   SAM O.B.

 

2016 - What about tonight

01. Birthday Card  MARCUS MARR & CHET FAKER
02. Am I Wrong  ANDERSON .PAAK
03. Common Ground  SAM O.B.
04. Got it Good  KAYTRANADA
05. Ball of Confusion  LEON BRIDGES
06. Dancing on Glass  ST. LUCIA
07. You Were Right  RÜFÜS DU SOL
08. Lifting Shadows  ODDISEE
09. Tearing Me Up  BOB MOSES
10. Try / Effortless  DVSN
11. Smoke & Retribution  FLUME (Feat. VINCE STAPLES)
12. Prognosis Hypnosis  RODNEY TENOR
13. Shades of Blue  VIC MENSA
14. Rings  AESOP ROCK
15. Wow  BECK
16. Ordinary  JAGWAR MA
17. All the Ways Love Can Feel  MAXWELL
18. On Hold  THE XX
19. Underwater  PORCHES
20. Where Did I Go?  JORJA SMITH


2015 - I KNOW THERE'S GONNA BE GOOD TIMES

01. The Less I Know The Better - TAME IMPALA
02. I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) - JAMIE XX (Feat YOUNG THUG)
03. Annie - NEON INDIAN
04. Magnets - DISCLOSURE (Feat LORDE)
05. Alright - KENDRICK LAMAR
06. Trndsttr - BLACK COAST
07. Off Peak Dreams - GHOSTPOET
08. coffee - MIGUEL
09. Permission to Love - HAYDEN JAMES
10. Weekend - PRIORY
11. I Wish (My Taylor Swift) - THE KNOCKS
12. Here - ALESSIA CARA
13. Vegas - SHAMIR
14. Never Gets Old - PENGUIN PRISON
15. Daylight - MMBLR
16. Living My Life - DEERHUNTER
17. It'€™s Not Over - ON AN ON
18. Coming Home - LEON BRIDGES
19. Chateau Lobby #4 - FATHER JOHN MISTY
20. Ignition/Do You - PHOEBE RYAN


2014 - THE MUSIC BRINGS ME RIGHT BACK AND YOU KNOW THAT

01. Never Say Never - BASEMENT JAXX
02. Shelter Song - TEMPLES
03. Rome - SNOWMINE
04. Awake - TYCHO
05. All We Need ODESZA
06. Can’t Do Without You CARIBOU
07. Stolen Dance MILKY CHANCE
08. Garota ERLEND OYE
09. Happy Idiot TV ON THE RADIO
10. Hollywood Forever... FATHER JOHN MISTY
11. Red Eyes THE WAR ON DRUGS
12. Delorean Dynamite TODD TERJE
13. Jealous (I Ain’t With It) CHROMEO
14. Pay Attention BIG K.R.I.T.
15. Early RUN THE JEWELS
16. Happy With Me HOLYCHILD
17. Talking Backwards REAL ESTATE
18. The Rule FACES ON FILM
19. Blue Moon BECK


2013 - LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE

01. Boots in the Pool - DJ DAY
02. Lose Yourself to Dance - DAFT PUNK
03. Latch - DISCLOSURE
04. Holding On - CLASSIXX
05. Dance a Little Closer - HOLY GHOST!
06. Don’t Lie - VAMPIRE WEEKEND
07. Restless Leg - HAR MAR SUPERSTAR
08. I Sat By The Ocean - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
09. Made To Love - JOHN LEGEND
10. Mirrors - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
11. The Fall - RHYE
12. I.G.Y. - DONALD FAGEN
13. Dream - HUSBANDS
14. Reflektor - ARCADE FIRE
15. Blue Ice - SHOUT OUT LOUDS
16. Adorn - MIGUEL
17. Mobius Streak - HIATUS KAIYOTE
18. Magic Times - MOKHOV


2012 - I SAVE MY EARS FOR YOU

01. No Way Down - THE SHINS
02. Apocalypse Dreams - TAME IMPALA
03. These Chains - HOT CHIP
04. Past Lives - DIIV
05. Who - DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT
06. My Love is Real - DIVINE FITS
07. Walkin' - THUNDERCAT
08. Five Seconds - TWIN SHADOW
09. Sixteen Saltines - JACK WHITE
10. City Never Sleeps - TOURISM
11. Watching Waiting - HOLYCHILD
12. Got To Get Up - CHANGE
13. Happy Man - CHIC
14. D.D. - THE WEEKND
15. Lazuli - BEACH HOUSE
16. Remote & Dark Years - MAPS & ATLASES
17. Yet Again - GRIZZLY BEAR
18. Sweet Life - FRANK OCEAN
19. I'm Getting Ready - MICHAEL KIWANUKA
20. Hey Jane - SPIRITUALIZED 


2011 - GIVE ME SOMETHING TO DREAM ABOUT

01. Anything New - BIBIO
02. Cannibal - TALLY HALL
03. Coastal Brake - TYCHO
04. Itchy Fingers - JUNIOR BOYS
05. Aroused - TOM VEK
06. How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep? - BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB
07. We Turn It Up - OH LAND
08. Amor Fati - WASHED OUT
09. Feeding Line - BOY & BEAR
10. Alex - GIRLS
11. She's Thunderstorms - ARCTIC MONKEYS
12. Take Me Over - CUT COPY
13. Punch Drunk Love - TEAMS VS. STAR SLINGER
14. Pumped Up Kicks - FOSTER THE PEOPLE
15. Keep Looking Good Looking - VIVA VIVA
16. Montezuma - FLEET FOXES
17. Hold On (feat. Sampha) - SBTRKT
18. Midnight City - M83
19. Black Gold - FOALS
20. Made It In America - JAY Z & KANYE WEST 


2010 - MOVING PAST THE FEELING

01. The Suburbs - ARCADE FIRE
02. Odessa - CARIBOU
03. Revival - DEERHUNTER
04. Mouthful of Diamonds - PHANTOGRAM
05. Round and Round - ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI
06. Constant Companion - DENNIS WILSON
07. Grow - DELORIAN
08. Forced to Love - BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
09. Norway - BEACH HOUSE
10. I Can Change - LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
11. Slow - TWIN SHADOW
12. Vaporize - BROKEN BELLS
13. Empire State of Min - Jay Z (feat. ALICIA KEYS)
14. Jeremy's Storm - TAME IMPALA
15. Winter Winds - MUMFORD AND SONS
16. Get Real Get Right - SUFJAN STEVENS
17. Angel Echoes - FOUR TET
18. A Hundred on the Hill - FACES ON FILM


2009 - I WANT TO WALK AROUND WITH YOU

01. Raindrops - BASEMENT JAXX
02. Summertime Clothes - ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
03. Back To School - AMBULANCE LTD
04. Get Over It - SOLID GOLD
05. Two Weeks - GRIZZLY BEAR
06. Sun (From Underneath The Lake) - AKUDAMA
07. Intentions - THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE
08. Daniel - BAT FOR LASHES
09. I Say Fever - RAMONA FALLS
10. Budos Theme - BUDOS BAND
11. Lust For Life - GIRLS
12. Love Like a Sunset - PHOENIX
13. Blood to Gold - BOY & BEAR
14. Winter Hill - DOVES
15. Money I$ King - LEE FIELDS
16. Percussion Gun - WHITE RABBITS
17. Wilco (The Song) - WILCO
18. Hindsight - BUILT TO SPILL


2008 - I GOTTA FIRE

01. Ready For The Floor – HOT CHIP
02. I Gotta Fire – SPIRITUALIZED
03. Modern Guilt – BECK
04. Mykanos – FLEET FOXES
05. Lights & Music – CUT COPY
06. Developing Active People – VIA AUDIO
07. Where D'You Go? – JAMIE LIDELL
08. Crying – TV ON THE RADIO
09. Cake Parade – GEORGIE JAMES
10. The Ark – DR. DOG
11. Gravity – THE NOTWIST
12. Dreams – FLEETWOOD MAC
13. Victor Jara’s Hands – CALEXICO
14. Weightless – NADA SURF
15. Mr. Carter – LIL WAYNE
16. Kim & Jessie – M83
17. Technicolor – NURSES
18. Credit River – CONSTANTINES
19. Indicator, Indicator – FACES ON FILM

2007 - I KNOW MORE THAN I KNEW BEFORE

01. My World - THE GO TEAM!
02. I Feel It All - FIEST
03. Summer Special - LAND OF TALK
04. D.A.N.C.E. - JUSTICE
05. Down Boy - YEAH YEAH YEAHS
06. Golden Skans - KLAXONS
07. Knights - MINUS THE BEAR
08. Boyz - M.I.A.
09. Lovely Allen - HOLY FUCK
10. North American Scum - LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
11. Bone Broke - THE WHITE STRIPES
12. Me & Mr. Jones - AMY WINEHOUSE
13. Worst Trip - DR. DOG
14. Into the Hollow - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
15. Love During Wartime - THE MAIN DRAG
16. Oh My God - MARK RONSON (w/ LILY ALLEN)
17. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb - SPOON
18. Amsterdam - PETER BJORN AND JOHN
19. Sofa Song - THE KOOKS
20. What Would Wolves Do? - LES SAVY FAV
21. Weird - MENOMENA


2006 - CHARGE ME YOUR DAY RATE

01. Over and Over – HOT CHIP
02. Blame the Sun – THE HORROR THE HORROR
03. Black History Month – DFA1979
04. She’s Not Shy – IRVING
05. Pressure - LUPE FIASCO
06. Hospital Beds – COLD WAR KIDS
07. Out Again - AKUDAMA
08. Dying Is Fine – RA RA RIOT
09. Wolf Like Me – TV ON THE RADIO
10. Long Distance Call – PHEONIX
11. Chips Ahoy! – THE HOLD STEADY
12. The Wonder - FIGURINES
13. In My Arms – MYLO
14. Smiley Faces – GNARLS BARKLEY
15. Bury Your Eyes – THE LOT SIX
16. Dancing Shoes – ARCTIC MONKEYS
17. The Devil – THE RAPTURE
18. Ventura Highway – AMERICA
19. Winter in the Hamptons – JOSH ROUSE


2005 - AS SERIOUS AS YOUR LIFE

01. Happy Kid - NADA SURF
02. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) - ARCADE FIRE
03. Miracle Drug - A.C. NEWMAN
04. Speedbumps - LUNA
05. Seventeen Years - RATATAT
06. As Serious As Your Life - FOUR TET
07. Blood and Peanut Butter - BC CAMPLIGHT
08. Counting Down the Hours - TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS
09. 40" - FRANZ FERDINAND
10. With Age - KARATE
11. Bukowski - MODEST MOUSE
12. Baby, You're in Luck - APOSTLE OF HUSTLE
13. Little Yellow Spider - DEVENDRA BANHART
14. Let's Get Lost - ELLIOTT SMITH
15. Cat Faces - UGLY CASANOVA
16. On Your Way - THE ALBUM LEAF


2003 - WE WANT THE DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL

01. Arizona - CONSTANTINES
02. Staring at the Sun - TV ON THE RADIO
03. Wonder if the Snow Will Settle - CLEARLAKE
04. Tokyo - THE BOOKS
05. Caspian Can Wait - THE VELVET TEEN
06. Stuck on the Bus - BEEHIVE & THE BARACUDAS
07. Turn of the Century - IRVING
08. Distopian Dream Girl - BUILT TO SPILL
09. True Confessions - R2D2
10. Bowtie - BIG BOI
11. Fighting In A Sack - THE SHINS
12. Rose Parade - ELLIOTT SMITH
13. This Boy is Exhausted - THE WRENS
14. Pepita - CALEXICO
15. Tonight - BASEMENT JAXX