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09 March 2011 @ 09:45 pm
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I thought I'd do a big post with mixtapes I've made over the past two years. My original post with mixtapes is here.



About: I made this mixtape for winter of 2008/2009. It's not winter holiday themed, but just about the season of winter in general.

Tracklisting:
1. Sleepmakeswaves - It's Dark, It's Cold, It's Winter
2. Joshua Radin - Winter
3. Bright Eyes- If Winter Ends
4. AFI - Love Like Winter
5. Arcade Fire - Winter for a Year
6. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Out in the Cold
7. Sarah McLachlan - Song for a Winter's Night
8. Death Cab for Cutie - Blacking Out the Friction
9. Acceptance - In the Cold
10. Eisley - The Winter Song
11. This Day & Age - Winter Winter Spring
12. Chin Chin Up - Water Planes in Snow
13. Mia Doi Todd - The Last Night of Winter
14. Imogen Heap - Not Now, But Soon

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About: The theme of this mix is heroes. It focuses on the theme of saving someone or wanting to be saved.

Tracklisting:
1. Cartel - Save Us
2. Mates of State - Help Help
3. Straylight Run - Who Will Save Us Now
4. Dntel - In Which Our Hero is Put Under a Spell
5. As Tall as Lions - Break Blossom
6. Metric - Help I'm Alive
7. Waking Ashland - I Am For You (Don't Give Up)
8. Mogwai - Helps Both Way
9. Broken Social Scene - It's All Gonna Break
10. Dashboard Confessional - Vindicated
11. Regina Spektor - Better

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About: The theme of this mix is paradise.

Tracklisting:
1. The Starting Line - Playing Favorites
2. The Academy Is... Summer Hair = Forever Young
3. Mew - Hawaii
4. The Matches - Wake the Sun
5. Imogen Heap - Daylight Robbery
6. Waking Ashland - Silhouettes
7. Sailmaker - Summer Song
8. As Tall as Lions - Silhouettes / Silhouetting
9. Hellogoodbye - Two Weeks in Hawaii
10. Jewel - Goodbye Alice in Wonderland
11. Mae - Summertime
12. Dashboard Confessional - So Long, So Long

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About: The theme for this mix is dancing naked. I used songs I thought were fun, about dance or songs that made me want to dance.

Tracklisting:
1. Head Automatica - Dance Party Plus
2. Broken Social Scene - Windsurfing Nation
3. Relient K - Manic Monday
4. Young Love - Discotech
5. The Starting Line - I'm Real
6. The Black Keys - Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You
7. Panic! At the Disco - Time to Dance (Demo)
8. CSS - Off the Hook
9. Reggie and the Full Effect - Laura's Australian Dance Party
10. Metric - Stadium Love
11. Hot Hot Heat - Touch Me, Touch Me
12. Taking Back Sunday - Sink Into Me
13. Regina Spektor - Dance Theme of the 80's
14. Teddybears - Different Sound (Feat. Malte)
15. Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place
16. Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
17. Mates of State - Ha Ha

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About: This is a Q&A themed mix. Half the mix are song titles that are questions and the rest of the songs are answers to those questions in song titles.

Tracklisting:
1. Elton John - Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
2. Bob Dylan - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
3. Copeland - May I Have This Dance?
4. The Black Keys - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You
5. Blue October - What's On Your Mind?
6. Brighten - Love On My Mind
7. This Providence - ...But What Will they Say?
8. Cartel - Say Anything (Else)
9. Fall Out Boy - Don't You Know Who You Think I Am?
10. Mogwai - I Know You Are But What Am I
11. Chin Up Chin Up - Why is My Sleeping BAg a Ghetto Muppet?
12. John Ralston - Ghetto Tested
13. Alicia Keys - Why Do I Feel So Sad?
14. fun. At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used to Be)
15. Alkaline Trio - Do You Wanna Know?
16. Mates of State - I Know and I Said Forget It

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About: The prompt for this mix was "A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession." I wanted to do songs mostly about the feeling of getting something out or writing something down. Because the prompt said "guilty conscience", I tried to include songs about guilt, but feeling sorry and wanting to make things better.

Tracklisting:
1. Cartel - The Minstrel's Prayer
2. This Providence – To Kill This
3. The Whitest Boy Alive – Keep a Secret
4. Straylight Run – Mistakes We Knew We Were Making
5. Sunny Day Real Estate – Song About an Angel
6. Feist - So Sorry
7. Motion City Soundtrack – Hold Me Down
8. Maroon 5 - Tangled
9. Dashboard Confessional - The End of an Anchor
10. Battlescars – Punchline
11. Radiohead – House of Cards
12. Interpol - NYC

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About: This is a mix of some cover songs I was enjoying at the time.

Tracklisting:
1. Fall Out Boy - Roxanne (The Police)
2. Mae - March of the Pigs (Nine Inch Nails)
3. The Early November - The Power of Love (Jennifer Rush)
4. Taking Back Sunday - You Wreck Me (Tom Petty)
5. Motion City Soundtrack - Truth Hits Everybody (The Police)
6. Placebo - Where is My Mind? (Pixies)
7. Punchline - Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston)
8. Decemberists - Ask (The Smiths)
9. Anberlin - Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode)
10. The Honorary Title - Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan)
11. Afghan Whigs - Creep (TLC)
12. Goldspot - Float On (Modest Mouse)
13. Maroon 5 - The Way You Look Tonight (Fred Astaire)
14. Brian Bonz - Superconnected (Broken Social Scene)
15. Copeland - You Are My Sunshine

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About: The theme for this mix is science. The name “Cymatics” refers to the study of visible sound and vibration. I thought the name fit well with the theme because it is the scientific study of sound. The artwork is an example of a cymatic wave.

Tracklisting:
1. Coldplay – Speed of Sound
2. Interpol – Rest My Chemistry
3. Muse – Con-Science
4. Brandston – You Do the Science
5. Figurine – New Mate
6. Thom Yorke – Atoms for Peace
7. Sufjan Steven – Dear Mr Supercomputer
8. Stars – Sad Robot
9. Death Cab for Cutie – A Lack of Color

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About: These were just some songs I was enjoying at the time. The mix title comes from the last song.

Tracklisting:
1. Mates of State - My Only Offer
2. The Antlers - Two
3. Metric - Waves
4. The Honorary Title - Anything Else But the Truth
5. Copeland - On the Safest Ledge
6. Mae - Futuro (Live)
7. fun. - Walking the Dog
8. Maria Taylor - Song Beneath the Song
9. Sigur Ros - Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
10. Keane - Playing Along

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About: This is a Christmas mix I made for 2009.

Tracklisting:
1. Maria Taylor - White Christmas
2. Eisley - The Winter Song
3. The Almost - Little Drummer Boy
4. The Maine - Ho Ho Hopefully
5. Joni Mitchell - River
6. The Killers - A Great Big Sled
7. The Format - Holly Jolly Christmas
8. Death Cab for Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
9. Fall Out Boy - Yule Shoot Your Eye Out
10. Punchline - Icicles
11. The Academy Is... - Winter Passing
12. The Honorary Title - City on Christmas
13. Stars - Fairytale of New York
14. Daphne Loves Derby - Have Yourself a Merry Little Chrismtas
15. Underoath/The Starting Line - Yule Be Sorry
16. Gone by Dalight - Tell Me, Is it Christmas?
17. Aaron Marsh - What Child is This?
18. As Tall as Lions - It's Only Christmas
19. The Long Winters - Christmas With You is Best
20. Acceptance - So This is Christmas

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About: This mixtape is for "Best of the Decade" (2000-2010). I chose two of my favorite songs from each year.

Tracklisting:
1.) U2 - Beautiful Day
2.) Motion City Soundtrack - Sunday Warning
3.) Dashboard Confessional - Screaming Infidelities
4.) Figurine - Heartfelt
5.) Interpol - NYC
6.) Taking Back Sunday - Cute Without the 'E' (Cut from the Team)
7.) Death Cab for Cutie - Death Of An Interior Decorator
8.) Mogwai - Kids Will Be Skeletons
9.) Straylight Run - Existentialism On Prom Night
10.) Tegan and Sara - I Know I Know I Know
11.) Fall Out Boy - Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner
12.) Mae - Anything
13.) Sigur Ros - Hoppípolla
14.) The Format - Snails
15.) As Tall as Lions - Love, Love, Love (Love, Love)
16.) Metric - Soft Rock Star (Jimmy Vs. Joe Mix)
17.) Envy on the Coast - The Gift Of Paralysis
18.) Copeland - On The Safest Ledge
19.) Mates of State - You Are Free
20.) Regina Spektor - Time Is All Around
21.) We Shot the Moon - The Bright Side

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About: The theme for this mix is the zoo and includes animal related songs.

Tracklisting:
1. Socratic - Relevant Elephant
2. Sunny Day Real Estate - Red Elephant
3. Thrice - The Lion and the Wolf
4. TV on the Radio - Wolf Life Me
5. Hush Sound - Lion's Roar
6. Minature Tigers - Giraffe
7. Lifetime - 25 Cent Giraffes
8. Portugal. The Man - How the Leopard Got Its Spots
9. The Format - Swans (Live)
10. Feist - Sealion
11. The Smashing Pumpkins - Rhinocerous
12. Modest Mouse - The Whale Song
13. The Antlers - Bear
14. Black Bear - Black Bear
15. The Boy Least Likely To - My Tiger My Heart
16. Sufjan Stevens - Year of the Tiger
17. Her Space Holiday - Sleepy Tigers
18. Elliott Smith - New Monkey
19. Alicia keys - Caged Bird
20. Iron & Wine - Flightless Bird, American Mouth
21. Deas Vail - Birds
22. The Beatles - Blackbird

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About: This is mix about heartbreak I made for Valentine's Day in 2010.

Tracklisting:
1. Fall Out Boy - My Heart Is The Worst Kind Of Weapon
2. Taking Back Sunday - Cute Without the 'E' (Cut from the Team)
3. Anberlin - Breaking
4. The Good Life - Lovers Need Lawyers
5. Matchbook Romance - Playing for Keeps
6. Motion City Soundtrack - My Favorite Accident
7. The All-American Rejects - Swing, Swing
8. The Early November - I Want To Hear You Sad
9. Punchline - Castaway
10. The Used - All That I've Got
11. Grade - Seamless

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About: This is the acoustic version of the previous heartbreak mix. The acoustic gives it a kind of different mood.

Tracklisting:
1. Fall Out Boy - My Heart Is The Worst Kind Of Weapon (acoustic)
2. Taking Back Sunday - Cute Without the 'E' (acoustic)
3. Anberlin - Breaking (acoustic)
4. The Good Life - Lovers Need Lawyers (acoustic)
5. Matchbook Romance - Playing for Keeps (acoustic)
6. Motion City Soundtrack - My Favorite Accident (acoustic)
7. The All-American Rejects - Swing, Swing (acoustic)
8. The Early November - I Want To Hear You Sad (acoustic)
9. Punchline - Castaway (acoustic)
10. The Used - All That I've Got (acoustic)
11. Grade - Seamless (acoustic)

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About: This mixtape is made for the book "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger. While I was reading "The Time Traveler's Wife", there were a couple songs I listened to that I thought really fit with the plot so I decided to make a full mix.

Tracklisting:
1. Eisley - Brightly Wound
2. Lydia - Fate
3. My Morning Jacket - Librarian
4. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago (acoustic)
5. John Vanderslice - Time Travel is Lonely
6. The Scene Aesthetic - Dear Time Traveler,
7. Fall Out Boy - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover)
8. As Tall as Lions - Dancing In The Rearview
9. Mychael Danna - I Don't Feel Alone Anymore
10. Sunny Day Real Estate - Every Shining Time You Arrive
11. Ingrid Michaelson - Breakable
12. Regina Spektor - Time is All Around
13. Sleeping at Last - Umbrellas

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About: This is a mix with the theme "songs you need to hear". Instead of just choosing my favorite songs, I started off by looking at my "Loved Tracks" on my Lat FM charts. I usually will heart a song if I'm listening to it and it really hits me - maybe it just really emotionally effects me that time or it does something I haven't heard in other songs. This is a mix I made from my loved tracks.

Tracklisting:
1. Mogwai - With Portfolio
2. Broken Social Scene - KC Accidental
3. Metric - Black Sheep
4. Dntel - In Which Our Hero Is Put Under a Spell
5. The Album Leaf - Eastern Glow
6. A Great Big Piles of Leaves - The Size of Dinosaurs
7. As Tall as Lions - Why We Cry at Movies
8. The Cure - Where The Birds Always Sings
9. Sigur Ros - Ara batur
10. Copeland - On the Safest Ledge
11. Jimmy Eat World - Anderson Mesa
12. Midtown - So Long as We Keep Our Bodies Numb We're Safe
13. Sleeping at Last - Umbrellas
14. Straylight Run - Existentialism on Prom Night
15. Mae - Seasons

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About: The theme for the mixtape was to pick one instrument and make a mix out of that. I chose the keyboard/piano.

Tracklisting:
1.) Yann Tiersen - Comptine d'Un Autre Été
2.) Waking Ashland - Counting the Stars
3.) Acceptance - Different (Piano Version)
4.) Something Corporate - Konstantine
5.) Copeland - Testing the Strong Ones (Piano Version)
6.) Elton John - Tiny Dancer
7.) Muse - Butterflies and Hurricanes
8.) Ben Folds - Protection
9.) Mae - Sun (Acoustic)
10.) Straylight Run - Existentialism On Prom Night
11.) Eluvium - Prelude for Time Feelers

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About: This mixtape is about intensity. I chose songs that build up or have something intense about them

Tracklisting:
1. Muse - United States Of Eurasia (+ Collateral Damage)
2. Bloc Party - Song for Clay (Disappear Here)
3. M83 - Don't Save Us From The Flames
4. Lydia - ...When The Ghosts Make Love Again
5. Mogwai - Christmas Steps
6. Sunny Day Real Estate - One
7. Sigur Ros - Ára bátur
8. Jimmy Eat World - Anderson Mesa
9. Broken Social Scene - 7/4 (Shoreline)
10. Explosions in the Sky - Time Stops

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About: The theme for this mix is games.

Tracklisting:
1.) Anarbor - Let the Games Begin
2.) Buddy Holly - Learning the Game
3.) Cursive - The Game of Who Needs Who the Worst
4.) Snow Patrol - Spitting Games
5.) Sunny Day Real Estate - Guitar and Video Games
6.) Cute Is What We Aim For - Loser
7.) Mychael Danna - The Winner Is
8.) Brand New - I Will Play My Game Beneath The Spin Light
9.) Figurine - Our Game (Is Over)
10.) Elliott Smith - Brand New Game

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About: This is a Halloween themed mix for 2010.

Tracklisting:
1. Imogen Heap - Getting Scared
2. Copeland - Control Freak
3. Alkaline Trio - Your Neck
4. My Chemical Romance - Vampires Will Never Hurt You
5. Forgive Durden - I've Got A Witch Mad At Me And You Might Get Into Trouble
6. Hidden in Plain View - Shamans Witches Magic
7. Dntel - Fear of Corners
8. Armor for Sleep - Phantoms Now
9. Lydia - ...Ha Yeah It Got Pretty Bad
10. Lydia - I've Never Seen a Witch
11. Muse - Thoughts of a Dying Athiest
12. Between the Trees - Scarecrow
13. The Matches - Between Halloweens

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About: This is a mix I made for Christmas 2010. The theme was Christmas, but I wanted to make it a sort of dark Christmas mix about feeling lonely during the winter holiday season.

Tracklisting:
1. The Honorary Title - The City on Christmas
2. Fall Out Boy - Yule Shoot Your Eye Out
3. Punchline - Icicles
4. Keane - Snowed Under
5. Death Cab for Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
6. The Academy Is... - Winter Passing
8. Daphne Loves Derby - Christmas Lights
9. Mew - She Came Home for Christmas

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About: I made this mixtape for the new year in 2011. It's an optimistic mix about starting over.

Tracklisting:
1.) Dear and the Headlights - Grace
2.) Socratic - Relevant Elephant
3.) Sunny Day Real Estate - Every Shining Time You Arrive
4.) Death Cab for Cutie - Start Again
5.) Grade - Second Chance at First Place
6.) Acceptance - Different
7.) Midtown - Whole New World
8.) Ace Enders - New Guitar
9.) Ben Jorgensen - Changed My Mind
10.) Joshua Radin - Brand New Day

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About: This is a mix about weather.

Tracklisting:
1.) The Matches - Wake the Sun
2.) Lights - February Air (Acoustic)
3.) The Cure - Snow in Summer
4.) Elliott Smith - Angel in the Snow
5.) Keane - Snowed Under
6.) Hidden in Plain View - Twenty Below
7.) Fall Out Boy - Calm Before the Storm
8.) Ace Enders - Rain
9.) Boys Like Girls - Thunder
10.) Bloc Party - Storm & Stress
11.) Enya - Storms in Africa
12.) Armor for Sleep - Raindrops
13.) Death Cab for Cutie - No Sunlight
14.) Acceptance - In the Cold
15.) Daphne Loves Derby - Patterns and How They Change The Visible World
16.) Brand New - The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot
17.) Regina Spektor - 20 Years of Snow

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About: This is mix I made for Valentine's Day in 2011.

Tracklisting:
1. Bloc Party - This Modern Love
2. Stars - Look Up
3. Locksley - My Kind of Lover
4. Dear and the Headlight - I Just Do
5. Imogen Heap - I Am in Love With You
6. The Get Up Kids - Valentine
7. Rustic Overtones feat. Imogen Heap - Valentine's Day Massacre
8. The Starting Line - Need to Love
9. Alkaline Trio - Every Thug Needs a Lady
10. Thursday - A Hole in the World
11. Bjork - All is Full of Love
12. Death Cab for Cutie - Someday You Will Be Loved
13. Dashboard Confessional - Carve Your Heart Out Yourself
14. Huey Lewis and the News - Power of Love

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bella_svetlanabella_svetlana on March 10th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
Amazing post! I'm not taking anything now but I love these and might come back. =]
Megs: Billie loves musicthemegs on March 10th, 2011 04:11 am (UTC)
Your mixes are seriously amazing. ♥
marinnayje on October 31st, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

haileyohoq on November 3rd, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
Very happy I found your site. Will note it and return for more info.