I remember when I used to have time to make monthly mixes of new music… My new hobby is awesome and quite a bit of fun, and I still have time to listen to new releases. Not that M’bar’s tastes are the same as mine, but at least he likes Belle & Sebastian.
Meanwhile, 2009 has been a great year for new releases. If 2008 was a bit of a classic rock revival, then 2009 seems to be a bit more experimentally oriented. Of course it could be more about my bias than anything else.
One of the albums that came out of nowhere to jump up very high on the Honig Family playlist is Vetiver‘s Tight Knit, which is somehow fast enough for me, and yet mellow enough for the rest of the family.
The Great Tracks of 2009 Thus Far playlist contains a two of recent favorites (Franz Ferdinand and Lily Allen) plus a bunch of throwbacks: Pet Shop Boys, Chris Isaak, Depeche Mode and Robyn Hitchcock all with strong releases this year. The playlist also features quite a few bands making their first appearance like Iran, Late of the Pier and Biship Allen.
And of course the off-the-wall remake of “It Takes Two”…
Here’s the listing, and hopefully the 8tracks mix (above) is working for you:
The Fear by Lily Allen from the album It’s Not Me, It’s You
Two Takes It feat Carmen Castro (Original Mix) by Mr Oizo from the album Lambs Anger
Like A Hitman Like A Dancer by A.C. Newman from the album Get Guilty
Wrong by Depeche Mode from the album Sounds Of The Universe
Katherine Kiss Me by Franz Ferdinand from the album Tonight Franz Ferdinand
Airport ‘99 by Iran from the album Dissolver
Random Firl by Late Of The Pier from the album Fantasy Black Channel
Intricate Things by Robyn Hitchcock from the album Goodnight Oslo
Everyday by Vetiver from the album Tight Knit
More Of This by Vetiver from the album Tight Knit
Oklahoma by Bishop Allen from the album Grrr…
The Ancient Commonsense of Things by Bishop Allen from the album Grrr…
Drugs by Black Lips from the album 200 Million Thousand
We Let Her Down by Chris Isaak from the album Mr.Lucky (Deluxe version)
Ulysses by Franz Ferdinand from the album Tonight Franz Ferdinand
Who’d Have Known by Lily Allen from the album It’s Not Me, It’s You
Pandemonium by Pet Shop Boys from the album Yes
Sometimes by The Rifles from the album The Great Escape
The Passover by The Soundtrack Of Our Lives from the album Communion