April 24, 2011 1

This Is All I Know

By in Mix CDs

See the full tracklist over at my Mix CDs site

Everyone I know is very passionate & defensive over their music, but over the past year I’ve been noticing just *how* passionate they are. More so than favorite books or movies, people seem to really go to the mat for what they listen to. Is it because music is more tightly integrated into other aspects of people’s lives? (You can listen to music while cleaning or running; it’s tougher to do those while also reading a book) Or is it because songs are more quickly digested — it’s easier to find a 3-minute song that you completely connect with rather than a 2-hour movie or play? And also because you can put on a song to transform your mood over the course of a few minutes, rather than a few hours? I’m not entirely sure, but I’ve been pondering it (and am interested in other people’s interpretations … )

In any case, here are some of my, personal, favorite songs from 2010 (not everything was necessary released in 2010, but that’s when I heard it for the first time). There’s some pop, r&b, and electronic; a lot of danceable tunes (I’ve always had a bias towards interesting instrumentation over interesting lyrics) ; even a tiny bit of folk and hip-hop. There aren’t any scores in here — although there are 2 songs from Glee and a remix of the “sounds” from Up — as I’m saving those for an upcoming Soundtrack Sampler. This is a pretty good summation of my musical taste, but if anyone *else* feels particularly passionate about anything here, I’d love to hear it!

Listen Now! via 8tracks.com

DOWNLOAD DISC 1 | 19 tracks, MP3, 121 MB ZIP file
DOWNLOAD DISC 2 | 19 tracks, MP3, 115 MB ZIP file
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One Response to “This Is All I Know”

  1. THP says:

    OH YAY MIXTAPES!!

    I’m excited to listen.

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