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Life In Mixtape Form #79

Life In Mixtape Form #79 from almostaghost on 8tracks Radio.

A quick break from the countdown for a mix of some songs, a strange mix of classic old stuff and some decent newer stuff and that’s how these mixes should be, I think.

- almostaghost

Life In Mixtape Form #57

Life In Mixtape Form #57 from almostaghost on 8tracks.

These 8 days flew by! Highlighted by a Laura Marling concert, which was phenomenal. It was my third time seeing her, but the first time it was really her element. First time, she was opening for another artist; second time, Coachella. This one was in a tiny outdoor amphitheatre, and it was quite perfect. Her voice, her songs, her sweet shy English charm. Her songs have grown on me quite a lot, her last album took a lot of time to burrow into my brain and realize just how stunning they are. She keeps growing and getting better, and I felt like I was seeing Joni Mitchell or someone at that sort of level. If she’s not there, she will be. Soon.

- almostaghost

Life In Mixtape Form #45

Life In Mixtape Form #45 from almostaghost on 8tracks.

Last eight days seemed both completely jammed AND entirely uneventful. How does that happen?

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Life In Mixtape Form #36

Life In Mixtape Form #36 from almostaghost on 8tracks.

Onwards, 8 more days, 8 more songs. These, I must say, are some great songs. 🙂 Also, got tickets to Coachella again this year, so expect a lot of info/thoughts about artists in the line-up out of me for the next couple of months.

- almostaghost

2011 – Wrap-up and Mix

^ first, a mix. It’s not ALL songs from my top 20 albums either. I do like other things too. 🙂

And had a couple of requests for an extended list, so here it is. A few that narrowly missed the top-20 just came out, and if I’d had them longer and given them more of a chance, they could’ve climbed up. Artists, next time, release your albums before November, kthxbye!

1. Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest
2. The Antlers – Burst Apart
3. Radiohead – The King Of Limbs
4. The Kills – Blood Pressures
5. Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow
6. The War On Drugs – Slave Ambient
7. Lia Ices – Grown Unknown
8. Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver
9. The Black Keys – El Camino
10. Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
11. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
12. Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
13. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
14. Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts
15. Eleanor Friedberger – Last Summer
16. Cut Copy – Zonoscope
17. Disappears – Guider
18. Youth Lagoon – The Year Of Hibernation
19. Vetiver – The Errant Charm
20. Bjork – Biophilia
21. Death Cab For Cutie – Codes And Keys
22. Sophie Zelmani – Soul
23. Little Dragon – Ritual Union
24. Gudrid Handottir – Beyond The Grey
25. My Morning Jacket – Circuital
26. Radical Face – The Family Tree: The Roots
27. Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean
28. Tom Waits – Bad As Me
29. Feist – Metals
30. Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know
31. Anna Ternheim – The Night Visitor
32. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Hysterical
33. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
34. R.E.M. – Collapse Into Now
35. Rachel Goodrich – Rachel Goodrich
36. Bell X1 – Bloodless Coup
37. Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
38. Wilco – The Whole Love
39. Wire – Red Barked Tree
40. Marketa Irglova – Anar
41. Marissa Nadler – Marissa Nadler
42. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne
43. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Mirror Traffic
44. Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
45. Release The Sunbird – Come Back To Us
46. CANT – Dreams Come True
47. Babette Hayward – You Might Be Somebody
48. The Roots – Undun
49. Wild Flag – Wild Flag
50. Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What
51. Thea Gilmore – John Wesley Harding
52. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
53. Blood Orange – Coastal Grooves
54. The Black Belles – The Black Belles
55. Alela Diane – Alela Diane & Wild Divine
56. Snoop Dogg – Doggumentary
57. Washed Out – Within And Without
58. Ringo DeathStarr – Colour Trip
59. Pterodactyl Plains – In The Air
60. Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials

that’s enough; all 60 of these I do like! You can listen to my 20 favorites on my Spotify playlist. Add me on there!

Thanks for reading. Thanks for following along. Thanks for talking about music, making recommendations, and sharing stuff with me. On to 2012!

- almostaghost

Life In Mixtape Form #30

In case you’re new here, my LIMF series is thus: every night, I pick a song-of-the-day that means something to me, I feel like sharing, represents the day somehow. After eight days, I have eight songs, and thus can share them in a mix on 8tracks. Reflection via music!

- almostaghost

October 2011 mix

My monthly mix of all new 2011 tracks is ready to go. I had a ton of tracks lined up for this one, almost 2 hours of music, but I ended up cutting it back to the usual length for these mixes (around an hour). Lost some good stuff, but that’s how it goes sometimes. 🙂 (Also, that’s a picture of Alexander Hamilton; I used it because I’ve been reading his biography.)

- almostaghost

Life In Mixtape Form #19

What, 8 days already? End of the month too, so the new music mix will also be posted in an hour or two. 🙂

- almostaghost

Life In Mixtape Form #9

Not sure why, but this week’s LIMF mix ended up consisting of a number of the legends of the musical game. Not necessarily their most famous (or even best) songs, but they are certainly undeniable.

- almostaghost