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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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Yeah x 3 + (Animals)

yeah-yeah-yeah-animalYeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero (Animal Collective Remix)

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This one’s for you New York

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So at the end of this week, i’ll pack up my records, take the pictures off the wall and move myself to Philadelphia. It’s been a good run in New York and I’m gonna miss it. But don’t fret, I’ll be back.  But I wanted to put up a little mix that reminds me of my time here before the rest of the week consumes me.

There were the ups and downs, epic nights and defeated ones. But I loved every minute of it.

More adventures on the way.

Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal [from the Fleet Foxes LP]

Cat Power – New York, New York [from the Black Sessions]

Jens Lekman – A Sweet Summer Night on Hammer Hill [from the Oh You’re so Silent Jens LP]

The Beach Boys – I’m Waiting for the Day [from the Pet Sounds LP]

Bruce Springsteen – Badlands [from the Darkness On the Edge of Town LP]

LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends [from the Sound of Silver LP]

The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting for the Man [from the Velvet Underground & Nico LP]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Baby I’m Afraid [from the Fever to Tell LP]

The Walkmen – In the New Year [from the You and Me LP]

LCD Soundsystem – New York I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down [from the Sound of Silver LP]

Bruce Springsteen – Jungleland [from the Born to Run LP]

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Dance til you’re dead!

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Hot new Yeah Yeah Yeahs from forthcoming third album It’s Blitz!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

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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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