Happy Sunday! Been a busy weekend here in Tsuruland as we made the big move to Our (new) Society and I’ve been quite busy straightening out the bugs and killing off the kinks… Oh wait, strike that, reverse it. With the lags, the ads, and the impending doom, it was time for our own home, and she’s all pretty, the smell of paint still whispering around in the air, come sign up and check it out.
Anyway, with any good move, you need great music to help you pack all those boxes and carry them down the three flights of metaphorical stairs, right? What better way to do this than with one of key Society member center52 and his wonderful mixtape of great songs of 2008 from albums that didn’t quite make his top list, caled The Playlist Of The Reject, how apropro, eh?
Simply an incredible mix of lost gems from last year and another great look back, but why let me jibber-on, when center52 said it quite eloquently:
“When i was going through my playlists and libraries to get all set to make my year’s end top 10 albums list, i noticed that many of my most played individual songs didn’t come from albums that i was considering for my top 10. In other words, i had a lot of songs that i played the shit out of, from albums that, for one reason or another, didn’t make the cut for me. I figured i’d start a thread in the Basement and see if anyone else had a similar situation, when it occurred to me that sharing these songs through a mixtape might be better.
“The title comes from a poster that i saw once, in the art building of my undergrad institution. It was for an exhibit called “Gallery of the Rejected,” put together by students whose work wasn’t accepted for the official University year-end show. Obviously, their artwork was no less incredible, and the concept has apparently stuck with me for several years.
“Also, for this playlist, in part to keep it to a decent (1 “disc”) length, i tried to stick mainly to songs from albums that, in one way or another, seemed to have sort of been overlooked (either because they mostly sucked, or just kind of slipped under the radar). For example, although Wolf Parade’s record just missed my top 10, and i absolutely loved the song “Language City,” it didn’t seem to fit into my vision of what this playlist should be.
“Aaanyway, without further ado (please excuse the preceding excess of ado), the track listing and link. Hope you enjoy!
I do and you will too! Thank you so much center52, another wonderful Society Member Mixtape! And now it’s your turn to enjoy as the…
01 The Helio Sequence – Hallelujah
02 Say Hi – Northwestern Girls
03 Throw Me The Statue – About To Walk
04 Broken Social Scene Presents Brendan Canning – Churches Under The Stairs
05 Keane – Spiralling
06 Cut Copy – Feel The Love
07 Jukebox The Ghost – Good Day
08 The War On Drugs – Taking The Farm
09 The Republic Tigers – Buildings & Mountains
10 The Mountain Goats – Sax Rohmer #1
11 Counting Crows – Cowboys
12 Joseph Arthur and the Lonely Astronauts – Look Into the Sky
13 Ray LaMontagne – You Are The Best Thing
14 Amos Lee – Won’t Let Me Go
15 Chris Walla – Geometry
16 Destroyer – Dark Leaves Form A Thread
17 The Weepies – All Good Things
18 Joshua Morrison – Home