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dan’s.top.tracks.2012 {0}

I’m way overdue on posting this but better late than never. Enjoy!
 
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001. St. Lucia – All Eyes On You
002. Savoir Adore – Dreamers
003. Tanlines – All Of Me
004. Santigold – Disparate Youth
005. Gemini Club – Nothing But History
006. Tennis – Origins
007. Wild Cub – Thunder Clatter
008. Miike Snow – Paddling Out
009. Kimbra – Cameo Lover
010. Hot Chip – Look At Where We Are
011. Gemini Club – By Surprise
012. Sleigh Bells – Comeback Kid
013. CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share
014. Van She – Idea Of Happiness
015. The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
016. St. Lucia – We Got It Wrong (Lenno Remix)
017. Passion Pit – Constant Conversations
018. Ghost Beach – Miracle
019. Yeasayer – Henrietta
020. Twin Shadow – Five Seconds
021. Mark Foster, Kimbra and A-Trak – Warrior
022. Stepdad – Pick & Choose
023. Trails and Ways – Sure Thing
024. Walk the Moon – Tightrope
025. Imagine Dragons – It’s Time (Penguin Prison Remix)
026. Rhye – The Fall
027. Dan Croll – From Nowhere
028. Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing
029. Purity Ring – Fineshrine
030. AVAN LAVA – It’s Never Over
031. Noosa – Walk On By
032. Rick Ross – 3 Kings
033. The xx – Chained
034. St. Lucia – Before The Dive
035. Tennis – Petition
036. Kendrick Lamar – The Recipe
037. Electric Guest – This Head I Hold
038. Crystal Fighters – At Home (Passion Pit Remix)
039. Two Door Cinema Club – Handshake
040. Beat Connection – Palace Garden, 4am
041. Zee Avi – Concrete Wall (RAC Remix)
042. The Knocks – Learn To Fly
043. Poolside – Why You Wanna
044. Stepdad – Must Land Running
045. The Hint – Plus One Minus One (Le Youth Remix)
046. Hot Chip – Flutes
047. Trails and Ways – Border Crosser
048. Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing
049. Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You
050. Papa – I Am the Lion King
051. Jagwar Ma – Come Save Me
052. Wild Nothing – Nocturne
053. The Presets – Fall
054. Grimes – Oblivion
055. Tanlines – Brothers
056. Van She – Tears
057. Killer Mike – Untitled
058. Lancelot – We Can Dance (Goldroom Remix)
059. Disaster In The Universe – Beach House
060. Bearstronaut – Birds of Prey
061. Alex Winston – Sister Wife
062. Twin Shadow – Beg for the Night
063. Miike Snow – Pretender
064. Minus The Bear – Lies and Eyes
065. Purity Ring – Amenamy
066. Japandroids – Fire’s Highway
067. Yeasayer – Reagan’s Skeleton
068. Crystal Castles – Affection
069. Roosevelt – Soleil
070. Kanye West – Clique
071. Passion Pit – Cry Like A Ghost
072. Madeon – Icarus
073. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Tapes & Money
074. Ellie Goulding – Anything Could Happen
075. John Talabot – Destiny
076. Bahamas – Caught Me Thinkin
077. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
078. Faded Paper Figures – Piledrive
079. Major Lazer – Get Free
080. Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
081. Holy Ghost! – It Gets Dark
082. Atlas Genius – Symptoms
083. Geographer – Lover’s Game
084. Pinback – A Request
085. The Lumineers – Ho Hey
086. Frank Ocean – Lost
087. Sea Wolf – Old Friend
088. Friendly Fires – Hurting (Tensnake Remix)
089. Trails and Ways – Nunca
090. Pacific Air – Roses
091. Conner Youngblood – Australia
092. Miniature Tigers – Female Doctor
093. Tesla Boy – Split
094. Icona Pop – I Love It (Cobra Starship Remix)
095. AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It
096. Usher – Climax
097. The Shins – Simple Song
098. Royal Teeth – Wild
099. POP ETC – Halfway to Heaven
100. Two Door Cinema Club – Sun
101. Viceroy (feat. Ghost Beach) – While We’re In Love
102. Alabama Shakes – Hang Loose
103. Cat Power – Ruin
104. M.I.A. – Bad Girls
105. Icona Pop – Good For You
106. Stars – Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It
107. The Wanted – Glad You Came
108. NZCA/LINES – Atoms & Axes
109. Dwntwn – Look the Other Way
110. Jessie Ware – Sweet Talk
111. Strange Talk – Cast Away
112. Blondfire – Where The Kids Are
113. Haim – Don’t Save Me
114. Bloc Party – Octopus
115. Yukon Blonde – Iron Fist
116. Vacationer – Good As New
117. Ellie Goulding – Only You
118. Rusko – Somebody To Love
119. JJAMZ – Heartbeat
120. Chairlift – I Belong In Your Arms
121. Curren$y – Capitol
122. Disclosure – Latch
123. Nero – Must Be The Feeling
124. Bear In Heaven – The Reflection Of You
125. Divine Fits – Would That Not Be Nice
 
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dan’s.top.tracks.2011 {1}

What I really love about music is how it has the rare ability to transport you back to the exact time, place, and feeling you had when you first heard it. Just think about that for a second. Isn’t it funny how a mere snippet of a song from the past can trigger memories as vivid as the day they were captured? Researchers refer to this moment as a “music-evoked autobiographical memory.” It’s really amazing.
 
Every year around this time, the potency of this phenomenon hits me like a tidal wave as I work to compile and rank my top tracks of the year. And I’m so grateful, because, while 2011 may be over, the memories are forever memorialized in the songs that served as my mental soundtrack of the past 12 months. Below are those songs. Hope you enjoy listening as much I have. Cheers to 2012.
 
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001. M83 – Midnight City
002. Walk the Moon – Anna Sun
003. Friendly Fires – Live Those Days Tonight
004. Foster The People – Helena Beat
005. Cut Copy – Blink and You’ll Miss A Revolution
006. Holy Ghost! – Some Children
007. Bag Raiders – Sunlight
008. Martin Solveig – The Night Out
009. Active Child – Hanging On
010. Little Dragon – Ritual Union
011. Washed Out – Amor Fati
012. Body Language – Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix)
013. Friendly Fires – Hurting
014. The Drums – What You Were
015. U.S. Royalty – Monte Carlo
016. Foster The People – Houdini
017. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream
018. The Naked and Famous – Punching In A Dream
019. Oh Land – Sun Of A Gun
020. The Magician – I Don’t Know What to Do
021. Penguin Prison – Golden Train
022. Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle
023. Friendly Fires – Show Me Lights
024. Adele – Rolling In The Deep
025. Washed Out – Eyes Be Closed
026. Bon Iver – Holocene
027. Avicii – Levels
028. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love?
029. YACHT – Shangri-La
030. Bombay Bicycle Club – Lights Out, Words Gone
031. Tahiti 80 – Easy
032. Cut Copy – Pharaohs & Pyramids
033. Memory Tapes – Today Is Our Life
034. Scattered Trees – Four Days Straight
035. Polarsets – Leave Argentina
036. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
037. Neon Indian – Polish Girl
038. Holy Ghost! – Wait and See
039. Cold War Kids – Royal Blue
040. Smith Westerns – Weekend
041. Peter Bjorn and John – Second Chance
042. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
043. The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness
044. Bon Iver – Towers
045. The Shoes – Stay The Same
046. Drake – Headlines
047. Saint Motel – Puzzle Pieces
048. Alexander – Truth
049. Cults – Never Saw The Point
050. Housse de Racket – Roman
051. Radiohead – Lotus Flower
052. Toro Y Moi – Still Sound
053. Cut Copy – Corner Of The Sky
054. Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out
055. Phantogram – Don’t Move
056. Metronomy – Everything Goes My Way
057. The Wombats – Jump Into The Fog
058. Wolf Gang – Stay and Defend
059. Strange Talk – We Can Pretend
060. Princeton – To The Alps
061. Bag Raiders – Not Over
062. Foster The People – Call It What You Want
063. Atlas Genius – Trojans
064. Big Wave Riders – It’s Funny Things Aren’t Gonna Change
065. Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Pull Out My Insides
066. TV On The Radio – Second Song
067. Capital Cities – Safe and Sound
068. New Navy – Zimbabwe
069. The Knocks – Brightside
070. Beat Connection – Space Vacation
071. Calvin Harris – Feel So Close
072. Twin Shadow – Changes
073. Rihanna – We Found Love
074. SBTRKT – Pharaohs
075. Architecture In Helsinki – Contact High
076. Monarchy – I Won’t Let Go (Bag Raiders Remix)
077. Rihanna – Talk That Talk
078. The Strokes – Taken For A Fool
079. Young Empires – Enter Through The Sun
080. Alex Clare – Too Close
081. MillionYoung – Easy Now
082. Yuck – Get Away
083. Toro Y Moi – New Beat
084. Real Estate – It’s Real
085. Friendly Fires – Blue Cassette
086. Oregon Bike Trails – High School Lover
087. Tahiti 80 – Gate 33
088. Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane
089. Peter Bjorn and John – Dig A Little Deeper
090. Frank Ocean – Novacane
091. The Head and The Heart – Couer d’Alene
092. Fleet Foxes – Battery Kinzie
093. The Rapture – It Takes Time To Be A Man
094. Wye Oak – Civilian
095. Brothertiger – Evening Glow
096. James Blake – Limit To Your Love
097. The Decemberists – Down By The Water
098. Beach Fossils – Adversity
099. Mitzi – All I Heard (12″ Mix)
100. Generationals – Ten Twenty Ten
 
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dan’s.indie.mix on Spotify! {2}

Hey everyone — I’m now working to publish all past, present, and future monthly mixtapes (plus many other playlists) on Spotify!

I’ve already pushed a few mixes to my public profile, so feel free to check back often and subscribe as you please. And as we approach the end of 2011, I invite you to kick things off by revisiting the classics of yesteryear with my favorite jams of 2010.

DAN’S.TOP.TRACKS.2010 (link will open in Spotify)

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DIM’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 {2}

For my totally cliché Most Anticipated Albums list, I picked the 25 most important or enticing releases to watch out for in 2011. Have fun!

MillionYoung: Replicants
Release date: Jan. 11 [Old Flame]

The Smith Westerns: Dye It Blonde
Release date: Jan. 18 [Fat Possum]

Tennis: Cape Dory
Release date: Jan. 18 [Fat Possum]

The Decemberists: The King Is Dead
Release date: Jan. 18 [Capitol]

Iron and Wine: Kiss Each Other Clean
Release date: Jan. 25 [Sub Pop]

Destroyer: Kaputt
Release date: Jan. 25 [Merge]

The Go! Team: Rolling Blackouts
Release date: Jan. 31 [Memphis Industries]

Hercules & Love Affair: Blue Songs
Release date: Jan. 31 [Moshi Moshi]

James Blake: James Blake
Release date: Feb. 7 [Atlas/Universal]

Cut Copy: Zonoscope
Release date: Feb. 8 [Modular]

Mogwai: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Release date: Feb. 15 [Sub Pop]

Drive-By Truckers: Go-Go Boots
Release date: Feb. 15 [ATO]

Toro Y Moi: Underneath The Pine
Release date: Feb. 22 [Carpark]

Dr. Dre: Detox
Release date: February 2011 [Aftermath]

Pains of Being Pure of Heart: Belong
Release date: March 2011 [Slumberland]

The Strokes: Title TBA
Release date: Spring 2011 [RCA]

Radiohead: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Label TBA?]

The Avalanches: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Modular]

Santigold: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Downtown]

Death Cab For Cutie: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Atlantic]

My Morning Jacket: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [ATO]

M83: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Mute]

Panda Bear: Tomboy
Release date: TBA [Paw Tracks]

Battles: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Warp]

Kanye West & Jay-Z: Watch The Throne
Release date: TBA [Label TBA]

The Top 50 Albums of 2010: 1-25

The Top 50 Albums of 2010: 1-25 {0}

Auld lang syne…
—Dan

1: Yeasayer – “Odd Blood”
2: Two Door Cinema Club – “Tourist History”
3: Miami Horror – “Illumination”
4: LCD Soundsystem – “This Is Happening”
5: Arcade Fire – “The Suburbs”
6: Monarchy – “Monarchy”
7: Hot Chip – “One Life Stand”
8: The Drums – “The Drums”
9: Kanye West – “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
10: Holy Ghost! – “Static On The Wire”
11: Matt & Kim – “Sidewalks”
12: Vampire Weekend – “Contra”
13: Deerhunter – “Halcyon Digest”
14: Bag Raiders – “Bag Raiders”
15: Surfer Blood – “Astro Coast”
16: Teen Daze – “Four More Years”
17: Delphic – “Acolyte”
18: Girl Talk“All Day”
19: Toro Y Moi – “Causers Of This”
20: Tokyo Police Club – “Champ”
21: The Roots – “How I Got Over”
22: Ginger Ninja – “Wicked Map”
23: Chromeo – “Business Casual”
24: The Radio Dept. – “Clinging To a Scheme”
25: The Black Keys – “Brothers”

 
From the Archives:
Check out my Top Albums from 2009 over at saynoradio.com.

The Top 50 Albums of 2010: 26-50

The Top 50 Albums of 2010: 26-50 {0}

Time to close out 2010 with my picks for the year’s Top 50 Albums. Please feel free to express your strong disagreement in my selections; just remember that “taste in music” is implicitly subjective and there can be no factually wrong or right preference. (All you haters just got GOT!!)

Anyway, I hope that everyone enjoys the holiday season! Let’s keep it going with the Top Albums of 2010: #26-50:

26: Foals – “Total Life Forever”
27: Beach House – “Teen Dream”
28: Delorean“Subiza”
29: Big Boi – “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty”
30: Broken Bells – “Broken Bells”
31: LexiconDon – “Pink + Blue”
32: Interpol“Interpol”
33: Kisses – “The Heart of the Nightlife”
34: Broken Social Scene – “Foregiveness Rock Records”
35: Ra Ra Riot – “The Orchard”
36: The National – “High Violet”
37: Steve Mason – “Boys Outside”
38: Grum – “Heartbeats”
39: Drake – “Thank Me Later”
40: Spoon – “Transference”
41: Parades – “Foreign Tapes”
42: Shy Child – “Liquid Love”
43: Ellie Goulding – “Lights”
44: Robyn – “Body Talk, Part 1″
45: Gorillaz – “Plastic Beach”
46: Hey Champ – “Star”
47: Tanlines – “Settings”
48: Gypsy & The Cat – “Gilgamesh”
49: Ratatat – “LP4″
50: Kele – “The Boxer”

 

The Top 75 Tracks of 2010: 1-25

The Top 75 Tracks of 2010: 1-25 {0}

You can also stream the Top 25 of 2010 at the MIXTAPES page.
Enjoy! —Dan

1: Yeasayer – ONE
2: Miami Horror – “Sometimes”
3: Two Door Cinema Club – “What You Know”
4: Holy Ghost! – “I Know, I Hear”
5: Kanye West – “All Of The Lights”
6: Parades – “Past Lives”
7: Late Of The Pier – “Best In The Class”
8: LCD Soundsystem – “Dance Yrself Clean”
9: Deerhunter – “Desire Lines”
10: Tokyo Police Club – “Bambi”
11: Bag Raiders – “Way Back Home”
12: The Black Keys – “The Only One”
13: The Radio Dept. – “Heaven’s On Fire”
14: Matt & Kim – “Block After Block”
15: Yeasayer – “Madder Red”
16: LexiconDon – “December Sunset”
17: Arcade Fire – “The Suburbs”
18: Two Door Cinema Club – “Kids”
19: Miami Horror – “Holidays”
20: The Apples In Stereo – “Dance Floor”
21: Tanlines – “Real Life (Basic Needs Remix)”
22: Delphic – “Halcyon”
23: Teen Daze – “No Regrets”
24: The Wombats – “Tokyo”
25: Hot Chip – “I Feel Better”

 
From the Archives:
Check out my Top 75 Tracks from 2009 at the PROJECTS page.

The Top 75 Tracks of 2010: 26-50

The Top 75 Tracks of 2010: 26-50 {0}

Moving right along…

26: Penguin Prison – “The Worse It Gets”
27: Foals – “Total Life Forever”
28: Strange Talk – “Climbing Walls”
29: Vampire Weekend – “Giving Up The Gun”
30: Toro Y Moi – “Low Shoulder”
31: The Drums – “It Will All End In Tears”
32: Visitor – “Los Feeling (The Chase Remix)”
33: Maximum Balloon – “Tiger”
34: Gypsy & The Cat – “Jona Vark”
35: Young Empires – “Rain of Gold”
36: Shy Child – “The Beatles”
37: Beach House – “10 Mile Stereo”
38: MillionYoung – “Desperate Measures”
39: Monarchy – “Maybe I’m Crazy”
40: Stepdad – “My Leather, My Fur, My Nails”
41: Ellie Goulding – “Salt Skin”
42: Broken Bells – “The Mall and The Misery”
43: Ra Ra Riot – “You And I Know”
44: Interpol – “Summer Well”
45: Arcade Fire – “Sprawl II”
46: Faded Paper Figures – “The Cold Wars”
47: The Roots – “Radio Daze”
48: Tesla Boy – “Liberating Soul”
49: The Naked And Famous – “Young Blood”
50: Ginger Ninja – “Bone Will Break Metal”