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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.
1Stan Getz

"The Girl From Ipanema" - Killer song. The female vocals in this are pretty special.
2Sonny Rollins
Saxophone Colossus

"Strode Rode"
3Thelonious Monk
Brilliant Corners

"Pannonica" - beautiful song.
4The Roots

"Something In The Way of Things (In Town)" - I'd play either this or 'Water'. This one is quite literally poetry set to music.
5Kate Bush
Never For Ever

"Delius" - drum machines and uncoventional song structures. I'd play either this or "Wuthering Heights".
6Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

"Help Me" - this song is just amazing.
Liquid Swords

"Swordsman" - the vibe on this is just ridiculous. So dark. Really cool production. I'd play either this or "Gold".
Morning View

"Aqueous Transmission" - pure meditation.
The Reminder

"So Sorry" - just really like the vocals.
10Elliott Smith
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...
11Deltron 3030
Deltron 3030

"Positive Contact"
12A Tribe Called Quest
Midnight Marauders

"Electric Relaxation" or "The Chase, Part 2". The vibe is just unreal.
13Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

"No Quarter" - best song. Either this or "The Rain Song".
14David Bowie
Young Americans

"Right" - kick ass blue eyed soul.
15Charles Mingus
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.
16Cat Power
Moon Pix

"Moonshiner" - trying to keep a laidback vibe happening. Cat Power is new to me but her voice is majestically spiffing.
17Brian Eno
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.
18Bob Dylan
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 When people mention folk, that's the sound that pops into my head.

"Hidden Place" - I like that ascending melody leading into the chorus.
20Bill Evans
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.
21At 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.
22Arcade Fire
The Suburbs

"The Suburbs" - I really really love this song.
23Animal Collective
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.
24Sigur Ros

"Hoppipolla" - this is the sound of people being happy.
25Pharoah Sanders

"Astral Travelling" - another really sweet Fender Rhodes based jazz song.
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