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Episode 92 – Top 21 Albums of 2016

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Episode 92 - Top 21 Albums of 2016

Above is a collage of all 21 albums artwork. (Artwork – D.Hixon)

2016 was a weird, surreal, and at times beautiful year. It side swiped us with the loss of Demigods who couldn’t escape Death’s undefeated grip. Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen – they’ll never share the same air as you again – and that’s a damn shame.

And now, history will remember 2016 for the the election – whose aftershocks have me cow eyed and slow to speak in the weeks since that fateful Tuesday. I’m scared, sad, and sullen with what it means – but 2016 was more than one day in November, and the music that was released leading up to the results hinted at where we are now. Good art is often ahead of the curve.

Politics and uncertain fate aside – below are my 21 favorite albums of 2016. Aside from the opening sequence, the entire set was done  live in the Mojo – and per every mix I put out – I hope you discover something new you love.

As for 2017….the weird and surreal will morph into something different, and the music will as well, and that I can’t wait for. Keep your head up Unexcused Brethren – Visions pertain to the future, and our actions today must make that bright despite the dark in our current eyes.

Per always, thank you for the support – Peace & Love. ~Mint Pillow

Samiyam – Animals Have Feelings
“paddle boat”
Stones Throw Records


Terry Malts – Lost At The Party
“When The Nighttime Comes”
Slumberland Records


Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
“No Woman”
Secretly Canadian


Tony Molina – Confront The Truth
“See Me Fall”
Slumberland Records


Woods – City Sun Eater In The River Of Light
“Sun City Creeps”
Woodsist Records


White Night – Weird Night
“Dr. Bellows”
Burger Records


Wilco – Schmilco
“Normal American Kids”
Wilco.net


The Avalanches – Wildflower
“If I Was A Folkstar”
XL Recordings


Aphex Twin – Cheetah EP
“2X202-ST5”
Warp Records


A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
“Melatonin”
okayplayer.


Angel Olsen – My Woman
“Shut Up Kiss Me”
Secretly Canadian


Oh Boland – Spilt Milk
“Doctoring”
Volar Records


Real Numbers – Wordless Wonder
“This Happy Sadness”
Slumberland Records


Nice As Fuck – Nice As Fuck
“Door”
JennyLewis.com


Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
“Decks Dark”
amoonshapedpool.com


Mozes And The Firstborn – Great Pile Of Nothing
“Till The Feeling’s Gone”
Burger Records


Cool Ghouls – Animal Races
“Time Capsule”
Empty Cellar Records


Morgan Delt – Phase Zero
“I Don’t Wanna See What’s Happening Outside”
Sub-Pop Records


Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial
“(Joe Gets Kicked Out of School for Using) Drugs With Friends (But Says This Isn’t a Problem)”
Matador Records


Gap Dream – This Is Gap Dream
“Modern Rhythms”
Burger Records


Mndsgn – Body Wash
“Cosmic Perspective”
Stones Throw Records

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Episode 89 – Election Year 2016 Mix (Gold Must Die)

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Episode 89 – Election Year 2016 Mix (Gold Must Die)

Episode 89 – Election Year 2016 Mix (Gold Must Die)

This election season & violent Summer has seen the shadows of ugly shine a dark light on how slow progress is – and as the mirror reflects back with a face of de-evolution – we sit cow faced while hate steals the headlines & votes.

I couldn’t ask for anyone better than Gold Must Die to do a guest podcast to capture the anxiety, fear, and sorrow that dances off of satellites as we flick and like our privacy & dignity away. Hope still lives though, and Gold Must Die helps expose the shadow back into light.

More sounds from Gold Must Die on Soundcloud

1. The Gentle People – Journey (Aphex Twin Care Mix) Excerpt
2. Cage The Elephant – It’s Always Something
3. Son Lux – You Don’t Know Me
4. Vince Staples – Birds and Bees
5. Sufjan Stevens – Impossible Soul (Stupid Man Excerpt)
6. Fifty Grand – Oh Well
7. Glass Animals – Wyrd
8. Clouddead – Dead Dogs Two (Boards Of Canada Mix)
9. Modeselktor feat Thom Yorke – Shipwreck
10. Radiohead – 33.3 Recurring (GMD Industrial Complex Mix)
11. Gil-Scott Heron – Work For Peace
12. Meat Beat Manifesto – STS 2006 (High Priest Anti Pop Consortium Mix)
13. Beck – Wow
14. M.I.A. Warriors
15. Lesser of Two Evils / Kids Show Interlude (Gold Must Die MashMix)
16. Economy – Underneath Me
17. Yasiin Bey – Niggas In Poorest (Gold Must Die Mix)
18. Saul Williams – Black History Month
19. DJ Vadim + Street Poet Monte Smith (a.k.a. King Poetic) – Bathe In Bleach
20. U.N.K.L.E. – Lonely Soul
21. Blur – The Universal
22. Jocelyn Pook – Masked Ball Eyes (Gold Must Die Secret Society Mix feat. Dead Famous) 

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Top 21 Albums of 2011: Episode 42 – Year of Illumination

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Top 21 Albums of 2011: Episode 42 – Year of Illumination

Top 21 Albums of 2011: Episode 42 – Year of Illumination (Artwork – D. Hixon)

21. White Denim – “At the Farm” – D
20. Real Estate – “It’s Real” – Days
19. Porcelain Raft – “Tip of Your Tongue”  – Gone Blind – EP
18. Wise Blood – “Fantasize (Intro)” – These Wings
17. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “No One Is (As I Are Be)” – Mirror Traffic (LA Guns)
16. Neon Indian – “Suns Irrupt” – Era Extraña
15. Caveman – “Old Friend” – CoCo Beware
14. Radiohead – “Morning Mr Magpie” – The King Of Limbs
13. Wilco – “I Might” – The Whole Love
12. Atlas Sound – “Mona Lisa” – Parallax
11. Washed Out – “Echoes” – Within and Without
10. Bibio – “Light Seep” – Mind Bokeh
9. Yuck – “The Wall” – Yuck
8. The Cave Singers – “Falls” – No Witch
7. Beach Fossils – “What a Pleasure” – What a Pleasure – EP
6. Hard Mix – “Memories” – Defaults
5. Cut Copy – “Need You Now” – Zonoscope
4. Toro y Moi – “Good Hold” – Underneath the Pine
3. The War On Drugs – “Best Night” – Slave Ambient
2. WU LYF – “Summas Bliss” – Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
1. Kurt Vile – “Puppet To The Man”  – Smoke Ring For My Halo

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Episode 27 – Optimism On the Edge

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Episode 27 - Optimism On the Edge

Episode 27 – Optimism On the Edge (Artwork – D. Hixon)

Simply put, Episode 26 was a highly emotional podcast to put together. While appearing upbeat, it was kind of a hopeful bummer for me. So for this cast I tackled the foe of optimism, and hopefully came out swimming, with a smile and a wink.

1. John Updike Interview
2. Y▲CHT -Psychic City (See Mystery Lights – 2009)
3. Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer (Psychic Chasms – 2009)
4. The xx – Heart Skipped a Beat (The xx – 2009)
5. Deerhunter – Strange Lights (Cryptograms – 2006)
6. Radiohead – These Are My Twisted Words (These Are My Twisted Words – 2009)
7. Wilco – Unlikely Japan (You Never Know 7” – 2009)
8. JJ – Ecstasy (JJ N 2 – 2009)
9. The Flaming Lips – Silver Trembling Hands
10. Here We Go Magic – I Just Want To See You Underwater (Here We Go Magic – 2009)
11. Junior Boys – What It’s For (Begone Dull Care – 2009)
12. The Smiths – The Night Has Opened My Eyes (Louder Than Bombs – 1987)

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Episode 6 – Oh Lord, Won’t You Buy Me

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Episode 6 - Oh Lord, Won't You Buy Me

Episode 6 – Oh Lord, Won’t You Buy Me (Artwork – D. Hixon)

1. Janis Joplin – Mercedes Benz (Pearl – 1970)
2. Thom Yorke New York Times Interview
3. Radiohead – Down Is The New Up (In Rainbows – 2007)
4. Soldier – Us Placers (Can’t Tell Nothing – 2007)
5. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks (Baltimore – Real Emotional Trash – 2008)
6. The Replacements – Can’t Hardly Wait (Pleased To Meet Me – 1988)
7. Mission of Bruma – Academy Fight Song (Academy Fight Song – 1981)
8. Ben Gibbard – Thriller (Live – 2002)
9. The Raconteurs w/Pete Townsend – Seeker (Attic Jam – 2007)
10. Nada Surf – There Is A Light (KEXP Acoustic Session – 2006)
11. The Rolling Stones – Factory Girl (Beggars Banquet – 1968)
12. Whiskeytown – Factory Girl (Faithless Street – 1995)
13. Blur – Good Song (Think Tank – 2003)

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Episode 2 – Top 12 Albums of 2007

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Episode 2 - Top 12 Albums of 2007

Episode 2 – Top 12 Albums of 2007 (Artwork -D. Hixon)

12. U.N.K.L.E. – Hold My Hand (War Stories – 2007)
11. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Satan Said Dance (Some Loud Thunder – 2007)
10. Queens of the Stone Age – Sick Sick Sick (Era Vulgaris – 2007)
9. Arcade Fire – The Well and the Lighthouse (Neon Bible – 2007)
8. Battles – Atlas (Mirrored – 2007)
7. The White Stripes – Catch Hell Blues (Icky Thump – 2007)
6. The Shins – Split Needles (Wincing The Night Away – 2007)
5. Pela – Song Writes Self (Anytown Graffiti – 2007)
4. The National – Apartment Story (Boxer – 2007)
3. Wilco – You Are My Face (Sky Blue Sky – 2007)
2. Thurston Moore – Silver > Blue (Trees Outside The Academy – 2007)
1. Radiohead – Nude (In Rainbows – 2007)

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Episode 1 – Back In The Mix

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Episode 1 - Back In The Mix

Episode 1 – Back In The Mix (Artwork – D. Hixon)

1. Pela – 7th & 17th (Anytown Graffiti – 2007)
2. Chuck Ragan – The Boat (Feast or Famine – 2007)
3. Morphine – In Spite Of Me (Cure For Pain – 1993)
4. Paul Westerberg – Hide N Seekin (Eventually – 1996)
5. The National – Squalor Victoria (Boxer – 2007)
6. Morrissey – My Love Life (At KROQ – 1991)
7. Wilco – Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard (Enhanced EP – 2003)
8. Bob Dylan – From A Buik 6 (Highway 61 Revisited – 1965)
9. Yo La Tengo – Sugarcube (I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One – 1997)
10 . Sloan – I Am the Cancer (Smeared – 1992)
11. The Soft Boys – I Wanna Destroy You (Underwater Moonlight – 1980)
12. Queens of the Stone Age – Make It Wit Chu (Era Vulgaris – 2007)
13. Radiohead – Reckoner (In Rainbows – 2007)
14. The Battles – Race : Out (Mirrored – 2007)

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