And here we are, at long last, to the final of my annual mixes. Thankfully for you, gentle reader, the next one is just three short months away. Looking at it now, I can say with some confidence that there will be some surprises on there, unless something very strange happens between now and the end of the year (and given the year I’ve had, chances are probably good).
Anyway, this mix is a good one, and features the return of an old favorite, as well as the return of an old, old favorite (pre-dating the mixes for the most part). It also has a nice flow, given how it begins and how it ends, which is kind of a nice bit of symbolism for this last entry.
“Rays of Pinion” by Baroness
“Jaguar Pirates” by Jaguar Love
“Being Here” by the Stills
“Everybody Get Dangerous” by Weezer
“Ice on the Wing” by Nada Surf
“Long Division” by Death Cab For Cutie
“For the Birds” by What Made Milwaukee Famous
“Tearing Up the Oxygen” by Martime
“A-Punk” by Vampire Weekend
“Supernatural Superserious” by R.E.M.
“Ghost Under Rocks” by Ra Ra Riot
“Lilacs” by Matt Costa
“No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses
“Light for the Deadvine” by People In Planes
“Development” by Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip
“No Lucifer” by British Sea Power
“Salute Your Solution” by the Raconteurs
“The Standard” by Self-Evident
“All Nightmare Long” by Metallica
I spent seven months of that year without a job, so I had a pretty deep backlog of music to listen to (as I had nothing else to do but sit at my desk, listening to music and looking for employment). I actually had some much music to listen to in 2008, that I can guarantee that a few of the tracks on my “Best of 2009” mix will be from albums that came out last year and I just never got around to until this year.
Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed this stroll down nostalgia lane with me. Don’t you worry your pretty little heads — I have a whole new series of columns set to go in the very near future, which only a few of you will read, and even fewer will actually understand or appreciate, they will just be that specific.