I started this blog in January 2015. But I really started it, as the longform, playlist-curating juggernaut that it is today (sarcasm) , in July 2015. Here is a one year anniversary mixtape with all 818 songs that were put into my Monthly Mixtape during the last 12 months.
Just for fun, here are a few things I’ve noticed about my listening habits and music in general over the course of these last 12 months.
Most songs with the same title: Tie: “Dust” (3) and “Ceremony” (3)
Favorite sound: I’m not surprised, just a little disappointed. I still have the same affinity for jangly, Real Estate-esque guitar-driven indie songs. Not sure when I’ll shake this preference, but I’m beginning to feel a bit exhausted by just how beach-y and chill most of my music is.
Most appearances on the playlist: Tie: Car Seat Headrest (5) and Yung (5)
Most under-appreciated album: There are ton of great albums that got very little recognition in the last year, but I’m going to throw out This is for the Time by Blah Blah Blah, simply because it came out on New Year’s Eve and will probably fall between the cracks come list season.
Biggest regret: Definitely the complete absence of Kanye on the playlist. Though I partially blame him and Tidal for that.
Favorite find: Yuni Wa.
And now, just for fun, here are 10 songs that I really love from the last 12 months – songs that I probably haven’t mentioned in previous lists or blog posts, (well, except this one) but make an appearance on the anniversary playlist.
- Yuni Wa – “Ay Shawty”
- Blah Blah Blah – “I’ve Been so Down”
- E1sbar – “Visions”
- Fake Laugh – “Tell me why”
- The Frights – “Afraid of the Dark”
- Golden Daze – “Lean in”
- Sales – “Jamz”
- Summer Salt – “Going Native”
- Young Rival – “Interior Light”
- The Mantles – “Lately”