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Dreamsicle Bomb – Best Songs Of 2012

Dreamsicle Bomb – Best Of 2012 from almostaghost on 8tracks Radio.

Here’s a mix of some of my favorite 2012 songs. A lot of overlap with my top album list, obviously, but there’s some other things too.

Also I’ll note, I’m pretty sure Big Boi’s album would have made my list and near the top, it’s awesome, but it didn’t come out in time. Artists, release your albums before mid-December, thanks.

Anyway, year over, now it’s 2013.

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AlmostAGhost’s Top Albums Of 2012: #6. David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant

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David Byrne & St. Vincent made the nerdiest album of the year, which if you know anything of Byrne and Annie Clark is hardly a surprise. They created an idea first–horns!–and built off that, together. From what I’ve read, they traded lyrics back and forth too, finishing and adding lines, a true partnership. That said, a lot of the words do sound Byrne-esque, in how they effortlessly go from minutiae (watching TV, valentines, dinner party) to bigger ideas (“the forest awakes,” “outside space and time,” etc.).

There are a few songs on here which sound very much like their respective solo work, but when they do songs like “Why” or “Lazarus” where they go back and forth, it’s as good as anything they’ve done alone. They actually don’t “duet” much, which allows both their talents through. The ideas here are plentiful and thoughtful, which is exactly how you could describe David Byrne and St. Vincent individually.

Actually these are the toughest albums to write coherently about; this is just a bunch of ramble ideas I’ve had while listening. But albums like Love This Giant have a mystery to them, something that will keep revealing itself over time.

David Byrne & St. Vincent “Optimist”

David Byrne & St. Vincent “Lazarus”

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Life In Mixtape Form #70

Life In Mixtape Form #70 from almostaghost on 8tracks Radio.

Dedicated to the Higgs Boson particle

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September 2012

September 2012 from almostaghost on 8tracks Radio.

My monthly mix of 2012 music–a week early because I’m going out of town. Fortunately, still a lot of good stuff I checked out, though I found this mix a little odd somehow. Had trouble laying it out in a way I was totally happy with.

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Life In Mixtape Form #26

End of the month coming soon! New songs-of-the-day mix coming now!

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AlmostAGhost’s May 2011 mix

What cool new music has arisen this year of 2011, you wonder to yourself. Click this mix and find out! A wide-ranging collection of tracks this month, from classical cello loops to beautiful female voices to fast krautrock-style jams. Enjoy!

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