The 2014 mix is here!

2014rockMy mix is here, just six days after year’s end. I’m not bragging, I’m just saying that the promptness and alacrity are nothing short of historic.

This was a great year for music and consequently this is the strongest mix in several years, at least in my humble opinion. You can download it directly from my Dropbox account. If you’re into bittorrent, you can get the torrent file here.

A few notes:

1. As always, if you would like a copy on CD, I will send you one free of charge. I enjoy making them for the rapidly shrinking group of people who still listen to CDs. It’s the ideal way to hear the mix: high-quality lossless files, in the proper order, preferably while driving on a long highway. Just email me your address and I’ll mail you one. Really!

2. I say this every year, but I’ll say it again: please listen to the mix in order at least once. It’s meant to be played as an album.

3. If you buy the tracks from iTunes or listen to them on Spotify, you won’t have the same experience. I’ve edited just about all these files in some small way, ditched some skits and outros and trailing silences, to help them flow together better.

4. If you’d like a lossless (FLAC) version of the mix, I can get you one.

Spread the word! Here’s the playlist:

realish mix 2014

side one
1.01 sturgill simpson: a little light
1.02 hozier: jackie and wilson
1.03 shad: fam jam (fe sum immigrins)
1.04 the family crest: love don’t go
1.05 alvvays: archie, marry me
1.06 strand of oaks: for me
1.07 alt-j: left hand free
1.08 duck sauce: it’s you
1.09 jenny lewis: just one of the guys
1.10 miranda lambert: bathroom sink
1.11 frankie cosmos: buses splash with rain
1.12 diarrhea planet: babyhead
1.13 pharrell williams: come get it babe
1.14 the new pornographers: brill bruisers
1.15 cory branan: all the rivers in colorado
1.16 ex hex: hot and cold
1.17 chromeo: play the fool
1.18 ty segall: feel
1.19 manchester orchestra: choose you
1.20 vince staples: nate
1.21 tune-yards: real thing
1.22 temples: the golden throne
1.23 woods: moving to the left

side two
2.01 sturgill simpson: just let go
2.02 nikki lane (w/ dan auerbach): love’s on fire
2.03 the war on drugs: red eyes
2.04 bahamas: bitter memories
2.05 sylvan esso: coffee
2.06 courtney barnett: avant gardener
2.07 ray lamontagne: supernova
2.08 first aid kit: my silver lining
2.09 nick hakim: i don’t know
2.10 sharon van etten: i know
2.11 ages and ages: divisionary (do the right thing)
2.12 cibo matto: deja vu
2.13 bleachers: reckless love
2.14 conor oberst: governor’s ball
2.15 the ghost of a saber tooth tiger: xanadu
2.16 field report: marigolden
2.17 open mike eagle: very much money (ice king dream)
2.18 wild child: crazy bird
2.19 d’angelo and the vanguard: the door
2.20 doug paisley: what’s up is down

  • El Rey

    David – Loving this mix of yours. Thanks so much for pulling it all together. I’ve done a similar Best of [year] album-based summary via PDF for a a few years, but love the blog and dropbox format. Happily listening in your prescribed order and discovering some great new music. You have good taste, my man.

  • Clijn

    Thank you so much! I’ve been looking forward to listen to your 2014 mix.

  • Aki

    Awesome … something I look forward to every year (even have it calendared!). And yes it’s an early surprise this year … thank you!

  • Billie Dance

    Just stopping by to see if you’re doing a 2015 mix…I sure hope so 🙂