Sunday, January 20

AFTERMATH

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the AFTERMATH mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 HAZY SHADE OF WINTER the bangles
02 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY sparks
03 POP GUN erin mccarley
04 THE GRANDFATHER PLAN maia
05 DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL my heart belongs to cecilia winter
06 L’AMOUR EST ETERNEL cali
07 HEARD THE NEWS guards
08 SPECTATOR & PUPIL violens
09 CAVALIER shovels and rope
10 WINTERSUN brendan perry
11 THE ONE twin shadow
12 TEENAGE veronica falls
13 ALONE TOGETHER by the sea
14 TILL THINGS FALL APART madrid
15 DARK PARTS perfume genius
16 MERCY sugarplum fairies
17 LITTLE VESSELS the lighthouse and the whaler
18 BITTERSWEET sin cos tan
19 LIGHT AND EASY amanda jenssen
20 IN THIS SHIRT the irrepressibles
21 WINTER KILLS yaz

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Monday, January 7

BEST OF 2012 (PART 1)

Of the 345 songs that appeared on the 16 "regular" P of A mixes of 2012, here follow the 39 that most successfully insinuated themselves into my oft-soporific, oft-sentimental, oft-sodden subconscious.  That they appeared here once means that I liked them; that they appear here twice means that I've officially gone all Sally-Field-ass-over-Oscar-speech for them.  In other words, over the course of one short year, these once-bashful tracks have grown from giddy Gidgets to noble Norma Raes, and I'm proud as punch to present them to you in all their newly-uncocooned beauty.

Oh, and... just to be clear... neither the songs nor the mixes are listed in order of preference, merely arranged in what I hope will make for a smooth-yet-varied listening experience.  Also, not all tracks are, technically, from the year 2012.  My mixes would sooner contain a Miley Cyrus song than be confined by calendars.

Left-click [HERE] or [HEREto download the BEST OF 2012 (PART 1) mix.

Go [HERE] for the BEST OF 2011 (PART 1) mix.
Go [HERE] for the BEST OF 2011 (PART 2) mix.

Go [HERE] for the BEST OF 2010 (PART 1) mix.
Go [HERE] for the BEST OF 2010 (PART 2) mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 MYTH beach house
02 TEENAGE ICON the vaccines
03 RUN blonds
04 NEEDLES & PINS life in film
05 ARROW ravens & chimes
06 LAND OR SEA sleeping at last
07 ALL THE GIRLS caracol
08 TEDDY’S NOOK nils olav
09 MALE VERSION OF ME gabby young and other animals
10 TRUE MEN jon derosa
11 ALL THE ROWBOATS regina spektor
12 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW gotye
13 I GOT NOTHING dum dum girls
14 LIFE’S A BEACH django django
15 ALL KINDS OF GUNS tilly and the wall
16 BIRMINGHAM shovels and rope
17 GENERATIONS LOST solander
18 MELODY DEAN amanda palmer & the grand theft orchestra
19 DIFFERENT PULSES asaf avidan
20 WE RIDE THE OUTSKIRTS FOREVER the afternoons

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BEST OF 2012 (PART 2)

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BEST OF 2012 (PART 2) mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 TAKE US ALIVE other lives
02 BORN TO LOSE jenny owen youngs
03 THE WIND THAT MOVES THE CLOUDS my heart belongs to cecilia winter
04 ZONES wintersleep
05 CONFESSIONS OF A MILF viv albertine
06 FEATHERS fanfarlo
07 ART AND A WIFE rah rah
08 AN ARTIST’S SONG lost in the trees
09 BREATHING UNDERWATER metric
10 ELEVEN A.M. bears
11 DANCE WITH THE DEVIL the tiger & me
12 ROBOTS dan mangan
13 TRYING TO FORGET rebekah delgado
14 SHOW ME THE PLACE leonard cohen
15 EMMYLOU first aid kit
16 ROLAND, I FEEL YOU get well soon
17 THAT GIRL noisettes
18 TO BE YOUNG two wounded birds
19 ARROW the irrepressibles

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Tuesday, January 1

'12's 10

[Alas, no new mixes for you just yet, fine folks.  But be ye not impatient: Mixes ye shall have, forthrightly.  But, first, if I may be permitted this most desultory of diversions....  In recent weeks, in sorting through and summing up and making sense of my various aural enjoyments of 2012, it occurred to me that it might not be altogether inappropriate to fashion a list of my favorite albums from this past year.  This would be that list -- vertically-arranged (for ease of scroll) and with cover art, flag-of-origin, and previously-unseen-on-Plague-of-Angels MP3 track accompanying.  If you should feel the desire -- if you can find the time -- you'd be doing yourself a service to research them further....]

1.

SWEET SWEET LIES
The Hare, the Hound & the Tortoise


[MP3] "Valentine"


2.

EUGENE McGUINNESS
The Invitation to the Voyage



[MP3] "Sugarplum"


3.

FIRST AID KIT
The Lion's Roar



[MP3] "The Lion's Roar"


4.

SEA WOLF
Old World Romance



[MP3] "Dear Fellow Traveller"


5.

ASAF AVIDAN
Different Pulses



[MP3] "A Choice & a Gun"


6.

TWO WOUNDED BIRDS
s/t



[MP3] "Night Patrol"


7.

Marry a Stranger


[MP3] "Statue"


8.

IMPERIAL TEEN
Feel the Sound



[MP3] "No Matter What You Say"


9.

Star Map


[MP3] "Reconsider King"


10.

Let Go


[MP3] "Parallel Lives"

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