The Singles 2016

This year provided some great tunage to keep me busy and entertained while I Edited All The Books or worked at the Day Job.  There was a great selection to choose from, so much so that my year-end mixtape took up four ‘tapes’ this year instead of three!

Same as the last years I’ve been doing this, the rule was to create four 90-minute mixes that could be split into two 45-minute sides.  The easy part was gathering up a tape’s worth of music, the hard part was shuffling everything around to get a good flow.  There were a few “oh, this one needs to go first/last” and a few tough decisions to keep it from being lopsided, but I think it worked out well!

The hyperlinks are to the YouTube videos, which will open in a new window.  Hope you enjoy listening!

Tape 1, Side 1
1. Radiohead, “Burn the Witch”
2. Hooverphonic, “I Like the Way I Dance”
3. Pixies, “Um Chagga Lagga”
4. Bastille, “Good Grief”
5. Jagwar Ma, “O B 1”
6. The Temper Trap, “Thick As Thieves”
7. Massive Attack, “Take It There”
8. Nothing But Thieves, “Trip Switch”
9. The Shelters, “Rebel Heart”
10. Nothing, “Eaten By Worms”
11. Garbage, “So We Can Stay Alive”

Tape 1, Side 2
1. Bon Iver, “33 ‘GOD'”
2. School of Seven Bells, “Ablaze”
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Dark Necessities”
4. Dog Party, “‘Til You’re Mine”
5. The National, “Morning Dew”
6. DJ Shadow, “Nobody Speak”
7. Grandaddy, “Way We Won’t”
8. Nice As Fuck, “Door”
9. Green Day, “Bang Bang”
10. Portishead, “S.O.S.”
11. Shearwater, “Stray Light at Clouds Hill”

Tape 2, Side 1
1. Shearwater, “Filaments”
2. The Growlers, “I’ll Be Around”
3. Jimmy Eat World, “Sure and Certain”
4. Dirty Dishes, “All of Me”
5. The Stone Roses, “All for One”
6. Bloc Party, “The Love Within”
7. Against Me!, “333”
8. Radiohead, “Daydreaming”
9. Yuck, “Stranger Things”
10. Cheap Trick, “When I Wake Up Tomorrow”

Tape 2, Side 2
1. The Avalanches, “Subways”
2. Banks & Steelz, “Giant”
3. Lush, “Out of Control”
4. Beach Slang, “Punks in a Disco Bar”
5. Paul Draper, “Feeling My Heart Run Slow”
6. The 1975, “Somebody Else”
7. Warpaint, “New Song”
8. The XX, “On Hold”
9. Blink-182, “Bored to Death”
10. Sleigh Bells, “It’s Just Us Now”
11. Phish, “Home”

Tape 3, Side 1
1. The Naked and Famous, “Higher”
2. Animal Collective, “FloriDada”
3. K Flay, “Blood in the Cut”
4. David Bowie, “Blackstar”
5. Capital Cities, “Vowels”
6. Dog Party, “Enough”
7. Cosima, “Girls Who Get Ready”
8. The Struts, “Kiss This”
9. Hooverphonic, “Deep Forest”
10. Two Door Cinema Club, “Bad Decisions”
11. The Divine Comedy, “How Can You Leave Me On My Own”

Tape 3, Side 2
1. Lucius, “Born Again Teen”
2. Bowling for Soup, ‘Don’t Be a Dick”
3. Garbage, “Empty”
4. Jorja Smith, “Blue Lights”
5. The Tragically Hip, “Tired As Fuck”
6. The Radio Dept, “Swedish Guns”
7. Beck, “Wow”
8. Fitz & the Tantrums, “HandClap”
9. Japandroids, “Near to the Wild Heart of Life”
10. Phantogram, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”
11. Radiohead, “True Love Waits”

Tape 4, Side 1
1. The 1975, “Love Me”
2. Sylvan Esso, “Radio”
3. Phantogram, “Take Me Home”
4. M83, “Go!”
5. American Football, “I Need a Drink (Or Two Or Three)”
6. Minor Victories, “Scattered Ashes (Song for Richard)”
7. The Avalanches, “Frankie Sinatra”
8. Radiohead, “The Numbers”
9. Big Jesus, “Lock & Key”
10. Paper Lights, “Pixelated Skies”

Tape 4, Side 2
1. Bwana, “The Capsule’s Pride (Bikes)”
2. Wire, “Nocturnal Koreans”
3. Angel Olson, “Shut Up Kiss Me”
4. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “First World Problem”
5. The Head and the Heart, “All We Ever Knew”
6. Blink-182, “She’s Out of Her Mind”
7. The Wedding Present, “Bear”
8. Little Green Cars, “The Song They Play Every Night”
9. Shearwater, “Quiet Americans”
10. David Bowie, “Lazarus”
11. Ra Ra Riot, “Water”

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