Finally, the Mixed Bag 1 Finale
NMH Mix1 from Shane at Near Mint Heroes
Liked: Jet- Move On, Spoon- Stay Don't Go, OK Go-Get Over It (they sound like Cracker to me, not sure why, best song on the disc by far), Cake-End of the Movie (reminded me of my Dad), International Noise Conspiracy-Smash It Up, Mooney Suzuki-Everything's Gone Wrong (I've heard this somewhere before...), Rock and Roll Soldiers-Funny Little Feeling (these guys kick ass), Enter the Haggis-Another Round (so not what I thought it would be), G Love and Special Sauce-Gimme Some Lovin (I've heard this before, in fact, I have the album somewhere, G Love rules).
Okay stuff: Death Cab fo Cutie-New Year (good opening, just didn't love it as much as I probably should have after that intro), New Pornographers-The Body Says No, Ryan Adams-1974, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club-In Like the Rose (love the intro though), The Sea and Cake-Soft and Sleep, My Morning Jacket-Sooner, Iron and Wine-Such Great Heights, Whiskeytown-Jacksonville Skyline.
Disliked: Absolutely nothing. Wow. Good job Shane.
Ringwood Ragemix from Ken at Ringwood
Liked: Garbage-Metal Heart, Monster Magnet-Unbroken (I used to listen to these guys, just one album tho, not sure which), Eagles of Death Metal-Speaking in Tongues (not exactly death metal, catchy though), Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds-The Curse of Millhaven, Too Much Joy-Theme Song.
Okay Stuff: Queen of the Stone Age: Burn the Witch, Desert Sessions-I Wanna Make It Wit Chu, Supergrass-Brecon Beacons, Rev. Horton Heat-Baby I'm Drunk (I generally have mixed emotions about the Rev.), Elastica-How He Wrote Elastica Man, Gorillaz-New Genious(Brother).
Disliked: ...And you Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead-Will You Smile Again? (started out great, lost interest about two minutes in), Tomahawk-Harelip, Bill hick-Rush Limbaugh (at least a minute too long, and interrupts the flow), Burden Brothers-Beautiful (abbreviated cuz I'm lazy).
Mix23 from MercuryX23
Liked: Jamie Cullum-Twentysomething, Giant Sand-King of the Road, William Shatner-Common People, Spiritualized-Do It All Over Again.
Okay stuff: Grant-Lee Phillips-See America, Mercury Rev-Opus 40, Devotchka-Queen of the Surface Streets, The Flaming Lips-Lightning Strikes the Postman, Radiohead-A Wolf at the Door, Grandaddy-El Caminos in the West, The Olivia Tremor Control-Hideaway, Nuetral Milk Honey-Ghost.
Disliked: Cafe Tacuba-Eres, Aloha-They See Rocks, Built to Spill-Carry the Zero, The Arcade Fire-Neighborhood #3 (Power Out), Elliott Smith-Distorted Reality (abbreviated, apologies), Home-Chicago.
Liked: Liam Lynch-United States of Whatever, Cake-Sheep Go To Heaven, PJ Olssen-Whistle Song (I know this tune from the starburst commercial, nice to have it), Sneaker Pimp-Six Undrground, Cornershop-Brimful of Asha (N. Cook remix, and I've loved this song for the longest time, nice to have it), Falling For the First Time-Barnaked Ladies, Carbon Leaf-On Any Given Day, Ewan McGregor/Jose Feliciano/Jacek Kormen-El Tango de Roxanne (Moulin Rouge Sndtrk), David Carter-Southern Cross
Okay Stuff: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes-Don't Leave Me This Way, (?)Girl Named Michelle(?), Lix Phair-Polyester Bride, Mercury Rev-Spiders, Southern Culture on the Skids-Camel Walk, Morrissey-Suedehead
Disliked: Misfits-Patient Boy, Sweet Beauty Break (couldn't understand it), Nick Drake-Pink Moon
I think that does it for round one folks. I hope I didn't get all "Lefty" on anyone and FORGET THEM!!!!
I kid because I love.