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This mix is about your favorite song, but better.
Why it’s Pretentious: Look, if you’re gonna be pretentious, you better have a lot of alternate versions of songs lying around. You better collect unreleased Smiths demos and bootlegs. You better yell “when you kiss me— I sing it back” when you’re listening to “Sweetness” by Jimmy Eat World and change the entire ending of ”Round Here” by the Counting Crows during your weekly ironic karaoke. You better refer to “Mathletics” as “Neu Funk Aum,” a double whammy since Foals didn’t even release either version on a full-length. Takin’ things to the next level, you know? Anyway, this is a mix of songs that sound better than their actual releases. Respect.
Tracklisting and downloads after the jump.
This mix is by Tiffany and is about teacups and lost love, seemingly.
Why It’s Pretentious: Since I didn’t post anything yesterday — I gotta take some days off, you guys — here’s a two-parter for you. ”We were two kids acting tough, then we grew up / Well, me not so much” pretty much sums up this blog’s arrested development and the mix highlights some of my favorite artists from high school and college. (“My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” by Her Space Holiday remains one of my favorite songs of all time.) But what I really like is the flow: pretty delicate with a few yearning bursts of energy here and there. Good for welcoming wandering thoughts about lost loves… when you should be writing a paper.
Stream 1&2 via 8tracks.
21. one day, a moment, a love
This mix is about time travel, and also my 21st birthday.
Why It’s Pretentious: Uh. In case you don’t follow me on Twitter, I just want to let you know that it’s my birthday. Turning 21. On 11/11/11. So. You know. EVERYONE JUST PLAN ON ME BEING REALLY OBNOXIOUSLY EXCITED TODAY. Anyway, I made this mix in freshmen year of college. I realized I’d hit 21 on my “My Life In Song” series, so I decided to make a birthday mix for my future 21 year old self. Past self did a pretty good job; it’s short yet uplifting and starts with Ke$ha. Just like me.
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Tracklisting and more downloads after the jump.
24. All I Want To Know Is: How Low Can You Go?
This mix is about the sound of laser beams and fog machines.
Why It’s Pretentious: Every spring, a series of things happen that always surprises me despite its consistency: my bank account plummets, my mom’s birthday comes out of nowhere, and I develop an addiction to electro remixes and mash ups. This mix is about the cheeriest of those events and features all of my favorite reworks from the end of freshman year. These were the days when I still loved
Lady Winehouse Amy Gaga Lady Gaga. The days when I could recite all of the words to one of America’s most heartfelt sonnets, “Ice Cream Paint Job.” The days when I choreographed a dance to Sonicc’s remix “Bad Girls” inspired by puppeteers and performed it in the dorm elevators every afternoon.
It’s honestly a wonder that I have any friends, you guys.
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Tracklisting after the jump.