|Chriso's April Mixtape|
This is my early April mixtape. It isn't technically a tape at all since it's a digital playlist, which also means it doesn't have to adhere to the confines of the 80 minute compact disc. If I had my own radio show this is what I would play, and my audience of no one would love it.
"The Girl From Ipanema" - Killer song. The female vocals in this are pretty special.
"Pannonica" - beautiful song.
"Something In The Way of Things (In Town)" - I'd play either this or 'Water'. This one is quite literally poetry set to music.
Never For Ever
"Delius" - drum machines and uncoventional song structures. I'd play either this or "Wuthering Heights".
Court and Spark
"Help Me" - this song is just amazing.
"Swordsman" - the vibe on this is just ridiculous. So dark. Really cool production. I'd play either this or "Gold".
"Aqueous Transmission" - pure meditation.
"So Sorry" - just really like the vocals.
From A Basement On The Hill
"King's Crossing" - this is a powerful song, even more so when you take into account what ended up happening to Elliott Smith. And that whole 'gimme one good reason not to do it' line...
|12||A Tribe Called Quest|
"Electric Relaxation" or "The Chase, Part 2". The vibe is just unreal.
Houses of the Holy
"No Quarter" - best song. Either this or "The Rain Song".
"Right" - kick ass blue eyed soul.
Mingus Ah Um
"Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" - for some reason this gives me the mental image of an old detective looking frustrated at a nearly empty bar.
"Moonshiner" - trying to keep a laidback vibe happening. Cat Power is new to me but her voice is majestically spiffing.
Another Green World
"Becalmed" - Eno's solo work is new to me as well, but I've loved what he did with Bowie for years.
Blood On The Tracks
"Idiot Wind" - because it's one of the best songs I've ever heard. I originally wanted to put "North Country Blues" off The Times They Are A-Changin' but I can't get the artwork to...work. When people mention folk, that's the sound that pops into my head.
"Hidden Place" - I like that ascending melody leading into the chorus.
Sunday At the Village Vanguard
"Gloria's Step (Take 2)" - this guy's style is just phenomenal. Three piece band and they're so tight it's ridiculous. Live album too, which I generally don't listen to all that often.
|21||At the Drive-In|
Relationship of Command
"Non-Zero Possibility" - one of my all time cherished albums. Chose this track because any of the others would stand out like dogs bollocks. Still a great track though.
"The Suburbs" - I really really love this song.
Merriweather Post Pavilion
"Guys Eyes" - I do feel this album is a tad overrated but still well worth my time. I like how there's essentially no lead and backing vocals here. Just a shitload of vocals. That's how I see it anyway.
"Hoppipolla" - this is the sound of people being happy.
"Astral Travelling" - another really sweet Fender Rhodes based jazz song.