June 30, 2015

150th Anniversary: Best Of 2004-2015

I am proud to celebrate I have created 150 playlists/CD mixes/mixtapes in 23 years. That's an average of six and a half per year since 1992! That total does not even count the (literally) unnumbered mixes I've made for birthday presents, party favors, Christmas presents, Yankee Swap items and other special occasion mixes. How should I commemorate this milestone? I last celebrated a milestone in 2004 when I reached my 100th playlist, so I've selected 80 minutes' worth of my favorite songs that appeared over the last decade on playlists #101 through #149. These 18 songs are a pretty good distillation of what I've listened to over the last 10 years.
  1. How'd You Like That: The Kooks [136]
  2. One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley's Boyfriend): Wilco [143]
  3. Carried Away: Passion Pit [144]
  4. Calamity Song: The Decemberists [135]
  5. Coming of Age: Foster the People [148]
  6. Gold on the Ceiling: The Black Keys [140]
  7. Hey Julie: Fountains Of Wayne [142]
  8. Jesusland: Ben Folds [112]
  9. Thirty-One Today: Aimee Mann [142]
  10. Paper Planes: M.I.A. [121]
  11. People Got A Lotta Nerve: Neko Case [122]
  12. Rumor Has It: Adele [133]
  13. Smile: Lily Allen [114]
  14. Such Great Heights: The Postal Service [103]
  15. Teenage Dream: Glee TV Soundtrack [128]
  16. Tik Tok: Ke$ha [126]
  17. Turn It Around: Lucius [147]
  18. Use It: The New Pornographers [107]