Tag Archives: the xx

(365) Days of Favorites//4.29.22

Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis
When I was dead broke, man, I couldn’t picture this
50-inch screen, money-green leather sofa
Got two rides, a limousine with a chauffeur
Phone bill about two G’s flat
No need to worry, my accountant handles that
And my whole crew is loungin’
Celebratin’ every day, no more public housin’
Thinkin’ back on my one-room shack
Now my mom pimps a Ac’ with minks on her back
And she loves to show me off of course
Smiles every time my face is up in The Source
We used to fuss when the landlord dissed us
No heat, wonder why Christmas missed us
Birthdays was the worst days
Now we sip Champagne when we thirsty
Uh, damn right, I like the life I live
‘Cause I went from negative to positive

Biggie x The xx – A Juicy Intro [from the notorious xx] // wait what mashup

Biggie // The xx // wait what

#365days2022

[revisited] 2009

I spend a fair amount of time digging for new music, but I always go back to my favorites. One year in particular is always on repeat and seeing as how we’re now ten years removed, it’s about time I gave praise where praise is due.

To put it bluntly, 2009 was an epic year of music. It’s the year I’ve revisited most frequently since I started compiling my year end lists – (31) Days of Good. I honestly can’t think of another year that includes so many of my favorite records. Records I still listen  to on a regular basis. Records I don’t think i’ll ever stop enjoying. Hell, records I don’t think I could live without. Records like Mew’s No More Stories Are Told Today…, The Antler’s Hospice, Karen O and The Kids’ Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack, Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, Japandroids’ Post-Nothing, Future Islands’ Feathers & Hallways, St. Vincent’s Actor, Passion Pit’s Manners, Telekinesis’ Telekinesis!, Mos Def’s The Ecstatic, Discovery’s LP, and The xx’s xx.

This is such a small sample of incredible releases and I can go on-and-on listing my favorites. But records aren’t meant to be read, they are meant to be heard. So if you’re unfamiliar with one of greatest years of modern music, I’ve got your covered. Take a spin down memory lane with my (31) Days of Good//2009 playlist below and check back throughout the year as I revisit more favorites.

(31) Days of Good//12.31.17

Merrymaking
mer·ry·mak·ing
/ˈmerēˌmākiNG/
noun
1. The process of enjoying oneself with others, especially by dancing and drinking.

2.

BØRNS – Faded Heart [single]
[bornsmusic.com]

 

3.

Generationals – Turning The Screw [single]
[generationals.com]

 

4.

Charli XCX – Boys [single]
[charlixcx.tumblr.com]

 

5.

♩ Miguel – Pineapple Skies [from War & Leisure]

[officialmiguel.com]

 

6.

The xx – Dangerous [from I See You]
[thexx.info]

 

7.

RAC – No One Has To Know (feat. Joywave) [from EGO]
[rac.fm]

 

Happy New Year everyone. See you next year…

Fin.

 

#31days2017

(31) Days of Good//12.30.17

My favorite remixes of 2017…

 

Arcade Fire – Everything Now (Todo Ya) – Remix por Bomba Estéreo [single]
[everythingnow.com] + [bombaestereoayo.com]

 

The Naked And Famous – Rotten (Space Above Remix) [single]
[thenakedandfamous.com] + [facebook.com/spaceabovemusic]

 

Francis and the Lights – May I Have This Dance (Remix) (feat. Chance the Rapper) [single]
[francisandthelights.com] + [chanceraps.com]

 

Lo Moon – Loveless (Hudson Mohawke Remix) [single]
[lomoonofficial.com] + [hudsonmohawke.com]

 

Kero Kero Bonito – Fish Bowl (Frankie Cosmos Remix) [single]
[kerokerobonito.com] + [frankiecosmosband.com]

 

Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) (Martin Solveig Remix) [from Skin: The Remixes]
[flumemusic.com] + [martinsolveig.com]

 

Mr Little Jeans – Stiches (Bullion Remix) [single]
[mrlittlejeansmusic.com] + [soundcloud.com/bullionness]

 

The xx – On Hold (Jamie xx remix) [single]
[thexx.info] + [jamiexx.com]

 

Khalid – Young Dumb & Broke REMIX (feat. Rae Sremmurd & Lil Yachty) [single]
[khalidofficial.com]

 

#31days2017

Favorite LPs//2017

I’m only ranking my top 5 this year With that said, you’ll still find more of my favorites listed after my top 5. I hope you enjoy my selections and find a few new favorites to add to yours. Cheers.

5 – Run The Jewels//Run the Jewels 3

Call Ticketron
[runthejewels.com]

 

4 – LCD Soundsystem//american dream

oh baby
[lcdsoundsystem.com]

 

3 – The xx//I See You

On Hold
[thexx.info]

 

2 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein//Stranger Things 2

Eulogy
[survive.bandcamp.com]

 

1 – Future Islands//The Far Field

Ran
[future-islands.com]

 

The rest of my favorites (in alphabetical order)…

Alvvays//Antisocialites

Dreams Tonite
[alvvays.com]

 

Arcade Fire//Everything Now

Everything Now
[everythingnow.com]

 

Cigarettes After Sex//Cigarettes After Sex

Apocalypse
[cigarettesaftersex.com]

 

Cults//Offering

Offering
[cultscultscults.com]

 

David Bazan//Care

Lazerbeams
[davidbazan.com]

 

Gordi//Reservoir

Heaven I Know
[gordimusic.com]

 

Gorillaz//Humanz

Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
[gorillaz.com]

 

Hazel English//Just Give In / Never Going Home

Fix
[hazelenglish.com]

 

Jay Som//Everybody Works

1 Billion Dogs
[jaysom.bandcamp.com]

 

Julien Baker//Turn Out the Lights

Appointments
[julienbaker.bandcamp.com]

 

Kendrick Lamar//DAMN.

HUMBLE.
[kendricklamar.com]

 

Lana Del Rey//Lust For Life

Love
[lanadelrey.com]

 

Mura Masa//Mura Masa

Blu (feat. Damon Albarn)
[muramasa.me]

 

Sound of Ceres//The Twin

Humaniora
[soundofceres.com]

 

St. Vincent//MASSEDUCTION

Hang On Me
[ilovestvincent.com]

 

Sufjan Stevens • Nico Muhly • Bryce Dessner • James McAlister//Planetarium

Mercury
[planetariumalbum.com]

 

Swells//What Are You Gonna Do?


[facebook.com/swellsnoho]

 

Sylvan Esso//What Now

Just Dancing
[sylvanesso.com]

 

Tom Adams//Silence

Come On, Dreamer
[tomadams.eu]

 

White Reaper//The World’s Best American Band

Judy French
[whitereaperusa.com]

 

#31days2017