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lauren mix 5-2, review CDs

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I was recently finishing a mix CD for Lauren Owens to tide her over in her Peace Corps music vacuum. I had too much music for one CD and too little for two, so I quickly added some more for the second CD and sent it off. I’ve been listening to it the past few days and it is seriously good. It starts with some softer acoustic-like indie stuff, then transitions to indie rock, then to classic indie rock (mid-90s), then to indie pop, then to some (melodic) hip hop and finishing with an old-timey field recording.

Here’s the list:

  1. Red House Painters “Michigan” from Old Ramon
  2. Mark Kozelek “Metropol 47” from Rock ‘N’ Roll Singer
  3. Detachment Kit “Ricochet” from Of This Blood…
  4. Modest Mouse “The World at Large” from Good News for …
  5. Seam “Something’s Burning” from The Problem with Me
  6. Sebadoh “Magnet’s Coil” from Bakesale
  7. Superchunk “100,000 Fireflies” from Incidental Music 1991-1995
  8. Belle and Sebastian “Expectations” from Tigermilk
  9. Magnetic Fields “All My Little Words” from 69 Love Songs
  10. Beulah “Emma Blowgun’s Last Stand” from When Your Heart Strings Break
  11. Polyphonic Spree “One Man Show” from Together We’re Heavy
  12. Outkast (Big Boi) “Unhappy” from Speakerboxxx
  13. Flobots “Onomatopoeia” from Onomatopoeia
  14. Flobots “The Last Straw, Pt. 2000” from Onomatopoeia
  15. The Alabama Sacred Harp Singers “Hallelujah/ Amazing Grace” from Southern Journey Vol. 10, And Glory Shone Around – More All Day Singing from the Sacred Harp

I also got 7 CDs from KZSU to review; the goal is to finish them by the end of the weekend. Some really good ones from first listen:

  • Guided by Voices Half Smiles of the Decomposed [Matador]
  • American Music Club Love Songs for Patriots [Merge]
  • Jens Lekman When I Said I Wanted to be Your Dog [Secretly Canadian]
  • Adem Homesongs [Domino]
  • The Mendoza Line Fortune [Bar None]
  • Elizabeth Cotten Shake Sugaree [Smithsonian Folkways]
  • The Late BP Helium Amok [Orange Twin]

I’ll probably get small sample reviews of each up here when I finish them.

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