Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sextodecimo of the Dragon  

It's the year of the Dragon and this is my soundtrack for it (well, at least the first half). I feel like I'm cheating a little bit by putting three tracks straight from the Soundtrack of the film Drive here, but consider it props to one of the best soundtracks of the year that was disqualified from being nominated for an Oscar simply because the Academy doesn't understand contemporary electronic composition. The phrase "The Academy" always seems like a stand-in for the standard quo. You can picture a cadre of decrepit old men, of broken bodies and dusty minds, sitting arm in arm, locked in opposition to the new. It's as if they were the progenitors of saying, "Young people today! Their clothes are outrageous and their music is stupid." I'd like to thank the Academy for reminding me of the resilience of stubbornness.

Download the playlist here (97 MB) - if you're using iTunes, import the playlist which is included as an XML file.

Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller of Sleigh Bells. Okay, so I only included this picture because how great Alexis Krauss looks. Read the New York Times Magazine article before their meteoric rise.

Track List

Bonus Track: Mother and Son - Nichols & May
Limehouse Blues - Charlie Byrd
Sweet City Woman - Stampeders
Best Love (feat. Paul McCartney) - Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
La Mer (El Mar) - Julio Iglesias
Tease Me - Lianne La Havas
Memphis - Joe Jackson
Sleep of the Just - The Costello Show Feat. The Attractions
Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington
Cub (Keep Shelly in Athens remix) - Solar Bears
Same Dream China - Gold Panda
Little Fluffy Clouds - The Orb
Tick of the Clock - The Chromatics
Under Your Spell - Desire Under
A Real Hero - College (Featuring Electric Youth)
Comeback Kid - Sleigh Bells
Midnight City - M83

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