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Last year around this time, I posted this:

Anyone interested in doing another CD mix swap, consisting of the best music we acquired in 2006? A friend and I just swapped our "best of '06" mixes, based not on original release dates, but on the stuff we bought/got in the last calendar year. Neither of us buy many brand-spanking-new releases, so the format worked well for us. (Some of the songs I got from past A&F swaps made the cut.)

Does anyone care to revive the format, but with the best music we acquired in 2007? Same rules apply. If you're interested, post a message here in the next couple of weeks - let's say, by Jan. 10. Then I'll pull names and pair people up, and we can swap addresses by PM.

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I'm in and welcome back Mark. I haven't seen you around in awhile.

Thanks, Kyle, I haven't been around in awhile, but had to come out of the woodworks to troll for some good music from you guys. Actually 2007 was a pretty good music acquisition year for me, and I cleaned up at Christmas! (a bunch of gift CDs, plus some swap mixes, and a couple of gift cards)

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I'd like to do it again.

belated merry Christmas, and happy new year to you all.

Last year around this time, I posted this:

Anyone interested in doing another CD mix swap, consisting of the best music we acquired in 2006? A friend and I just swapped our "best of '06" mixes, based not on original release dates, but on the stuff we bought/got in the last calendar year. Neither of us buy many brand-spanking-new releases, so the format worked well for us. (Some of the songs I got from past A&F swaps made the cut.)

Does anyone care to revive the format, but with the best music we acquired in 2007? Same rules apply. If you're interested, post a message here in the next couple of weeks - let's say, by Jan. 10. Then I'll pull names and pair people up, and we can swap addresses by PM.

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Count me in.

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I'm in too.

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I'm with you too.

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FWIW, here's the mix I'll be sending out.

http://opuszine.com/blog/entry/my_2007_mix/

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I'm making two CDs--whoever pulls my name from the hat gets both!

One is just some of my favorite tunes FROM 2007. The tracklist is below. The other, which is still in the works, will music that makes me think of frigid, snow-layered fields. Much of the stuff on that CD will be music I first HEARD in 2007, though not necessary released that year.

So here's the Jason's Favorites from 2007 list:

1. "Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe," Okkervil River

2. "Intervention," Arcade Fire

3. "Mistaken for Strangers," the National

4. "Parker's Mood," Joe Henry

5. "Over There," Terrence Blanchard

6. "Heinrich Maneuver," Interpol

7. "Real Long Distance," Josh Ritter

8. "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb," Spoon

9. "I Know You Won't," Carrie Underwood

10. "All I Need," Radiohead

11. "You Can't Fail Me Now," Joe Henry

12. "Gravity," Buffalo Tom

13. "Plasticities," Andrew Bird

14. "Just Don't Leave Town," Dolorean

15. "Title Track," Okkervil River

16. "Windowsill," Arcade Fire

17. "Reunion Tour," the Weakerthans

18. "On and On and On," Wilco

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I'm totally in, cos the CD I got from Anders last year was real cool, and I've got a few of the albums from it as a result.

Whoever gets me is going to get a very '07 acquisitions thing, as the handful of 2007 releases I've bought are ones that I assume most people here have heard, like Arcade Fire, Wilco, and Radiohead.

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For those interested, I've just posted what will be the first half of the mix CD I send to somebody in this thread. You can see it here (skip the first two or three paragraphs to get right to it).

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Nice to see Crepusculum getting some love.

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It would be a bit inconvenient for all involved if I participated in this from Bolivia, but here are my top songs of 2007 with elaboration and download here.

Mary Onettes - Pleasure Songs

Bruce Springsteen - Girls in their Summer Clothes

The National - Fake Empire

The New Pornographers - Failsafe

Angels of Light - Black River Song

Aesop Rock - Coffee

Midlake - Roscoe

Andrew Bird - Imitosis

Radiohead - Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

100dBs - Poppa Large in the US

Blackball False, Truth! - Knives Chau Luvs LCD

M.I.A. - Paper Planes

Yeasayer - 2080

Stars - Take me to the Riot

Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running

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Here's the list of songs for the Best of 2007 mix CD I put together. I posted some additional thoughts on these selections on my blog.

1. You! Me! Dancing! - Los Campanesinos

2. Running Away - Polyphonic Spree

3. You Got Your Cherry Bomb

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Giving this thread a bump before deadline on Thursday. Good to see we've got a nice turnout with an even dozen. (unless Holy Moly wants in, but then we'll have to stipulate he sends his CD within the calendar year :) )

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Here are the matchups; please PM your partners with name, address, etc.:

Crow & Texas Sara

Mark & smooth death

Ben Johnson & Joel C

Anders & opus

Jason P. & Kyle

Matt Conner & The Trout

Holy Moly, I didn't see your post until after drawing names, but yeah, reissues do count. Any '07 acquisitions count, they don't have to be new releases.

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Jason's mix is all finished and ready to go. It just needs to be dropped into the mail and fly east. For the record it was a bit difficult to come up with songs for this mix. There is a considerate overlap in our record collections. So hopefully Jason it is not all old news for you.

The tracklist:

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Kyle's list is tweaked too. Looks like we're not putting the same stuff on, despite extremely similar tastes! This baby'll be west coast-bound in a few days.

1. "Don't Make Me a Target," by Spoon (from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)

2. "Intervention," by the Arcade Fire (from Neon Bible)

3. "Mistaken for Strangers," by the National (from Boxer)

4. "Heinrich Manuever," by Interpol (from Our Love to Admire)

5. "Parker's Mood," by Joe Henry (from Civilians)

6. "Over There," by Terrence Blanchard (from A Tale of God's Will (Requiem for Katrina))

7. "Lies," by Glen Hansard (from Once movie soundtrack)

8. "Real Long Distance," by Josh Ritter (from the Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter)

9. "I Know You Won't," by Carrie Underwood (from Carnival Ride)

10. "All I Need," by Radiohead (from In Rainbows)

11. "Our Song," by Joe Henry (from Civilians)

12. "Lost Downtown," by Buffalo Tom (from Three Easy Pieces)

13. "Plasticities," by Andrew Bird (from Armchair Apocrypha)

14. "In Love With the Doubt," by Dolorean (from You Can't Win)

15. "Title Track," by Okkervil River (from the Stage Names)

16. "Ocean of Noise," by the Arcade Fire (from Neon Bible)

17. "Reunion Tour," by the Weakerthans (from Reunion Tour)

18. "On and On and On," by Wilco (from Sky Blue Sky)

I'll admit -- it's a very 'typical' year-end list. But hey! That doesn't mean it's any less enjoyable.

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