Baa Mix

An Aural Alternative: Baa Mix 88

Ah, yes, fall in California, a time of endless raking, ridiculous drinks, and an overuse of sweaters in weather that doesn’t really merit it. And yet I still love it. Mostly because fall is when all the BEST albums come out.

Looking at this now, I realize that it’s a bit dude-heavy. Sorry. I also left off Glass Animals, tho I do like their new one. But you all know about that album, judging from the number of people who have mentioned it to me, so hopefully you don’t mind.

If you listen to one song–War, by Nas.

  1. Nas Feat Raye: War (I mean, it’s Nas, what else do you want.)
  2. Kings of Leon: Waste a Moment  (Caleb’s voice aaaaaaaa *dies*)
  3. 888: Crucial Mistakes (Great Video. Very early-2010s anthem rock, but I like.)
  4. Colter Wall: Sleeping on the Blacktop  (Nobody says “moon” like Colter Wall)
  5. Grouplove: Good Morning (Why is everything they do so great? Total Laia song.)
  6. Atlas Genius: A Perfect End 
  7. Atlas Genius: Molecules
  8. Tkay: Carry on (feat Killer Mike)
  9. Garbage: Push It  (Ok, this is a 20-year old song, and I blame Jay Kristoff for getting the 90s back into my head, but whatever, Shirley was Queen before everyone else and this has aged so well. Video is really weeeird. )
  10. Taking Back Sunday: Tidal Wave  (V. old school TBS)
  11. Snow Patrol: Mysterious Ways cover (One of my very old favorites, particularly while I was writing AEITA, but it’s popping up again for Book 3. I might like this one better than the original b/c it’s so much sexier. From 3:08 on is perfection…)
  12. Lecrae & Leon Bridges: On My Own (Yessss)
  13. Rag’n’Bone Man: Human  (Got this from the trailer for 13th.)
  14. Sylvan Esso: Radio  (This song is utterly ridiculous and yet strangely catchy.)
  15. Daughter: Numbers (*Swoons* )
  16. Dirty Heads: Sound of Change (Very addictive, this one.)
  17. Silversun Pickups: Nightlight
  18. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Fire Escape (Also very Anthem-y, but Andrew is a F-ing badass, so that’s cool.)
  19. Yelawolf: Daylight  (The hook on this, dayum)
  20. Judah & The Lion: Take It All Back (This one grew on me.)
  21. The Lumineers: Angela (This one definitely builds to something, but it’s worth the wait.)
  22. Anthony Green: You’ll Be Fine (I loved this song, so I watched the video, which was meh. Then at 1:56, it changed and suddenly I related to it about 1000 times more. Probably like 4 people will agree with me, but that’s ok.)
  23. Circa Survive: Drain You (Nirvana Cover)
  24. OneRepublic: Kids  (Not loving the new album, but this is solid)
  25. Martin Phipps & BBC National Orchestra of Wales (War & Peace): Andrei  (Ugggh, this part of the miniseries was SO SAD so naturally I found the soundtrack.)
  26. Chris Stapleton: Outlaw State of Mind  (Currently my Book 3 Theme song ha ha ha)

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