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The Tracks We Wore Out

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Pitchfork just (somewhat prematurely) released their list of the top 500 tracks of the decade as part of their ongoing P2K: The Decade in Music series. But I guess someone had to kick off the end of the decade lists that are sure to start permeating our lives starting now. Regardless, it’s quite a feat for anyone to take on. When these things do inevitable come around, I love to turn them into playlists for my own bizarre entertainment. You see, I love lists, of any kind really. And these are my favorite kind. So I thought I’d take my playlist of Pitchfork’s top 50 tracks of the decade and put them up here. I’m sure someone will come along and put up all 500 somewhere, but that level of obsessiveness is for another fool to deal with. Enjoy.

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Rooty LP (2001)

Romeo

49

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Illinoise LP (2005)

Chicago

48

Picture 24Panda Bear

Person Pitch LP (2006)

Bros

47

Picture 23Burial

Untrue LP (2007)

Archangel

46

Picture 22Robyn ft. Kleerup

Self Titled LP (2007)

With Every Heartbeat

45

Picture 15Hot Chip

The Warning LP (2005)

Over and Over

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They’re Better Live

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I’m making this list of shows I want to see in the coming months. I’m sure I’ll only make like half of them, but I can dream. If anyone else wants to join in the orgy that is live music in the spring/summer, holla at me. I’m always down.

Shows and music below the link…

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Object/Song: 12

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TV on the Radio – Stork and Owl (Gang Gang Dance Remix)

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Phrom Philly

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So I’m in Philly now… It’s been a hectic week but I’m about settled in. Blog updates should be more regular from now on. Thought I’d drop some funky sounds on you for my first ‘from Philly’ post… enjoy.

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Inspiration Information [from the Dark was the Night LP]

Stevie Wonder – Don’t You Worry Bout a Thing [from the Innervisions LP]

TV on the Radio – Golden Age [from the Dear Science LP]

A Tribe Called Quest – Like It Like That [from The Love Movement LP]

Sebastian Tellier – Kilometer (A Trak remix)

DJ/Rupture – Mirage: Quest Brooklyn Anthem [from the Uproot LP]

T Rex – Lean Woman Blues [from the Electric Warrior LP]

Spoon – The Underdog [from the Ga Ga Ga Ga LP]

Derrick Harriott – Let Me Down Easy [from the Jonny Greenwood is the Controller LP]

And check out this old Petula Clark video… old school dope.

Don’t sleep in the subway Dan!

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good deeds

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There’s two pretty excellent charity comps out recently. Dark Was the Night (A Red Hot Compilation) amassed quite a collection of exclusives tracks by the likes of Grizzly Bear, The Arcade Fire, Yeasayer, Spoon, Feist, Bon Iver, Cat Power, Sharon Jones, The National, etc. Sales benefit the Red Hot Organization which is a charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV and AIDS. The Album is being released by 4AD.

Grizzly Bear & Feist – Service Bell

Spoon – Well-Alright

Yeasayer – Tightrope

The second comp is a bit more interesting. The War Child Organization asked some of the most revered artist in the last centure of music to pick one of their classics and a current band to cover it. Some of the resulting pairings are inspired:

Bruce Springsteen’s Atlantic City – The Hold Steady

David Bowie’s Heroes – TV on the Radio

Stevie Wonder’s Superstition – Estelle

The Ramones’ Sheena is a Punk Rocker – The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The proceeds from this album go to work with children affected by war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda and is being released by EMI.

Both are worthy causes for you to drop some cash on and get some great music in return. Just a thought.

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