Monday, January 1, 2007

Best of 2006: The Mix + New Radio Hour

So, Happy New Year I guess and happy one year anniversary for New and Used Records. I've learned a few things this holiday weekend - one being that going out New Years Night as opposed to New Years Eve is a much better option. Also I learned that - based on the signs I saw them holding during Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve - people who brave the cold of New York's Time Square waiting for the ball to drop happen to "love dick." All learning experiences aside, I've spent much of the past few days reflecting on the year that was. Hillary and I recorded a new episode of the Radio Hour playing some of our favorite songs from the past year, while discussing some of the best moments in pop culture; listen to it here. We've also compiled for you this awesome mix cd, featuring some of the year's best songs. We hope you enjoy it.

01). "Standing On My Own Again," Graham Coxon

02). "When I Wake," the Changes
(Buy Today is Tonight at iTunes).

03). "Mothers, Sisters, Daughters and Wives," Voxtrot
(Buy Mothers, Sisters, Daughters and Wives EP at iTunes).

04). "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above," CSS
(Buy Cansei de Ser Sexy at iTunes).

05). "We Are the Ones," the Coup
(Buy Pick a Bigger Weapon at iTunes).

06). "Dogwood Rust," Comets on Fire
(Buy Avatar at iTunes).

07). "The Sun Comes Through," Kelley Stoltz
(Buy Below the Branches at iTunes).

08). "The Funeral," Band of Horses
(Buy Everything All the Time at iTunes).

09). "Stadiums and Shrines II," Sunset Rubdown
(Buy Shut Up I Am Dreaming at iTunes or eMusic).

10). "Skinny Boy," Amy Millan
(Buy Honey From the Tombs at eMusic).

11). "Nature of the Experiment," Tokyo Police Club
(Buy A Lesson in Crime at iTunes or eMusic).

12). "Standing in the Way of Control," The Gossip
(Buy Standing in the Way of Control at iTunes).

13). "When You Wasn't Famous," the Streets
(Buy The Hardest Way to Make An Easy Living at iTunes).

14). "Here's Your Future," the Thermals
(Buy The Body, the Blood, the Machine at iTunes.

15). "You're the Kind of Girl," Mixel Pixel
(Buy Music For Plants at iTunes or eMusic).

16). "The Greatest," Cat Power
(Buy The Greatest at iTunes).

17). "Postcards From Italy," Beirut
(Buy Gulag Orkestar at iTunes).

18). "You Can Never Hold Back Spring," Tom Waits
(Buy Orphans at iTunes).

19). "Star Witness," Neko Case
(Buy Fox Confessor Brings the Flood at iTunes).

20). "Busted," Vetiver
(Buy To Find Me Gone at iTunes).

21). "The Party's Over," Baldwin Brothers featuring Mark Lanegan
(Buy Return of the Golden Rhodes at iTunes).


Allison said...

I love that track from The Changes, so unbelievably catchy. You have put together another fine list here, I'm off to listen you your radio hour now!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That is a lovely list. I do love Amy Millan's track Skinny Boy (the anthem to indie kids everywhere!)

I'm looking forward to relaxing with your podcast later today.

"love dick" hahahaha

Pixie said...

Happy New year Will :)

Allison said...

I love when both you and Hilary do the radio hour, you're both excellent hosts. Thanks for the song dedication, I would have happily shared a song with Barb though :)

It was nice to listen to all those songs in one episode too. Everyone's lists have made me really excited for what is coming up in 2007. And congrats on the first N&UR concert! I can only imagine what everyone's posts will read like one year from now.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yay, I finally got a chance to listen! What a fine podcast. I'm also a real fan of having both Hillary and Will together - you guys have such a nice chemistry.

And thanks for the song! So glad I didn't have to share with Allison.
Skinny Boy is actually one of my fav new songs.

You guys are doing great stuff.