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Last week, Big Sean beat out Lana Del Rey as the top vote getter for your favorite song of the week. In this week's edition of In the Mixtape, we give you stuff you might've missed, top songs from Metric, M83, Gotye, The Shins, and Grand Puba, and a look ahead at upcoming events in the world of music. Click to read, listen, and vote.
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Whether you're hosting a party or pre-gaming before hitting up the club, you need to bust out some tune-age. By now, most people are tired of hearing Party Anthem, so why not drop a ball of supremely unique beats and tracks from the peeps at RCRD LBL? Their NYE playlist features joints from Wild Light, The John Henrys, Class Actress, Doldrums, Atlas Sound, and The Internet (great band name). There's no better way to guarantee a kiss at midnight. Send a one finger salute to '11 after the jump.
With the twilight of 2011 upon us, it's our job as internet gurus to take a look at some of the best and funniest from the past year. Obviously there are a bunch of submissions to go through, so I thought it was imperative that we set some groundrules. The first (and possibly most important) was the removal of anything Rebecca Black. Secondly, no political campaign videos were admitted because those are generally created (read: schemed) to go viral. The best viral videos of 2011, nailed it? Let us know in the comment section.
With '11 leaving us in couple days, RCRD LBL has released its four-part playlist of their 100 most downloaded songs of the year. Featured artists include Chromeo, Cold War Kids, Lykke Li, Kanye West, Sleigh Bells, Foster The People, Fleet Foxes, Lana Del Rey, and more. Take a listen to the top 10 tracks after the jump then head over to RCRD LBL to see the rest of the list and download all tracks.
2011 was a great year for music. Multiple genres - from indie rock to rap to pop to country - all had huge years. We saw the emergence of brand new power players (Adele, LMFAO), consistency from the staples (Kayne West, Rihanna, Lady Antebellum, Foo Fighters), solid debuts from important breakthrough artists, (Foster the People, Frank Ocean) and quality sophomore releases from breaking stars (Bon Iver, Drake). We got introduced to Spotify and the cloud. Music even brought an influx of reality TV shows all geared towards finding the next best thing in music (X-Factor, The Voice, American Idol). Click through to see Al Jones' Top 30 Songs of 2011.
Chiddy Bang's "Ray Charles" won top honors in our last SOTW poll, beating out Chris Brown's "All Back". Beating might not be the best choice of words when "Chris Brown" is in the same sentence. Anyway, this week's nominations include jams from Avicii, Flo Rida, Wilco, Bon Iver, and The Band Perry. What? Country? We know, it's scary. Check out which tracks made the cut then vote for your favorite after the jump-off.
If you're a rapper who likes to make it rain or addicted to the smell of baby wipes, dim lighting, and flowery-smelling lotions (i.e. me), you just can't enough of the strip club. A lot of dudes think it's just one big wallet-draining cock tease, but those of us with ingenuity know to wear silk or stain shorts without underwear when receiving a lap dance. Still, with the economy sucking dong, we long for the days when, as N.E.R.D. put it, "You can get this lap dance here for free". Well, now it's come true with RCRD LBL's Lap Dance playlist. Check it out then download all the tracks for free after the jump.
If you're sick of listening to the play-by-play commentary during the NFL games or the sound of your aunt's voice is making your brain leak or your Friendsgiving could use a soundtrack, we've got just the (cranberry) jams for you! The rad crew at RCRDLBL has compiled two Thanksgiving-themed playlists for your jive turkey @ss - The Good and the Bad. No ugly, though - we've got plenty of that goin' on the TV. Baste your brains with thick beats after the jump.
Last week, we had a tie between And It Spread by The Avett Brothers and Drake's Crew Love. Just goes to show how diverse our listening palate's are at COED. In this week's edition of Al Jones' SOTW, we feature tracks from Janelle Monae, Wild Flag, Chris Brown, Chiddy Bang, and Blitzen Trapper. Take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Thanksgiving is all about football, feasting, and family. But, if you're in the 18-34 age demo, this time of year is also your high school's homecoming. You'll usually rage your face off on Blackout Wednesday, gnaw on some hair of the dog at your high school's homecoming football game against your bitter rivals, stuff your grill that night, pass out, then marvel at all the @ssholes losing their minds on Black Friday while you prep your 'puter for Cyber Monday. To get you amped for the plethora of parties bound to go down this week, we've put together playlists comprised of the past decade's most popular songs by graduating class. Check out each class's suggested playlist after the jump.
In today's world of electronic music, it's refreshing to know that not everyone is obsessed with making the next dubstep or Dutch house single. Some, like A-Trak, even still use *gasp* real turntables for their performances. In my opinion, this shows not only real talent, but also a dedication to the idea behind the DJ being a musician. As you can tell from his brand-new mix, the vinyl goes hand-in-hand with his funky fresh style of dance music. Don't worry, you don't need to be able to rock the tables yourself, A-Trak's uploaded his new mix for you to download. Check out his new mix from Fool's Gold Radio after the jump.
Who's ready for a fresh new round of Songs of the Week? Last week, we saw T.I. watch the throne with Hova and 'Ye with his remix of "N****s In Paris." We need a new king though, so that's why we need you to vote! This week, we got tracks from Nicki Minaj, Tupac favorite Bruce Hornsby, James Morrison, Ghostface Killah, and Passion Pit. Check out which songs made the cut then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Midterms were a couple weeks ago. You either rocked the sh*t or sh*t the bed. With the holidays right around the corner, you've either taken your foot off the pedal and are coasting or you're freaking the f*ck out. We don't advise you do either of those things, so to get your mind right the rad party rockers at RCRD LBL have assembled this "Studying Sucks" playlist. From Moby declaring a "Study War" to Class Actress trying to "Keep You" focused to The Game taking a non-traditional kind of test, there is something for everyone here. So, plug in and silence the voices in your head with these concentracks (concentration + tracks) after the jump.
The rad dudes and dudettes at RCRD LBL have come through again, this time supplying you with "Chillers" from Creep, Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross, Chairlift, The Field and "Thrillers" from Hussle Club, Atari Teenage Riot and... Britney Spears?!? Shave your heads, kiddies, because this spooktacular mixtape will have all the party people boo-ing in a good way. Let us know which is your favorite track in the comments. Many thanks to RCRD LBL for the downloads! Click the link to check it out.
We're about to enter the fourth quarter for music and should be seeing a lot new releases coming out soon. Coldplay, Drake, Florence + the Machine, and Rihanna are all releasing some new cuts, some of which have been included on a very hot Songs of the Week. Last week, Pretty Lights really got it going with their song "Finally Moving". This week, we feature songs by Rihanna, Phantogram, Coldplay, Kanye, Hova, TI, and Metric. Check out which ones made the cut then vote for your favorite after the jump! Get involved. Every vote counts.
The CMJ ("College Music Journal") Music Marathon is an annual event where selected bands and artists play at various clubs throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. This year's edition started yesterday, October 18th, and runs through 10/22. We thought we'd give you a preview (for those in the area) or a taste of what you're missing with this CMJ 2011 Playlist provided by our brohams at RCRD LBL, that includes tracks from Teen Daze, Caveman, PUJOL, North Highlands, Trash Talk, Widowspeak, EMA, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Class Actress, Oneohtrix Point Never, Mr. Dream, Guards and Friends. Check it out after the jump. Then crank that sh*t up to 99%!
Last week, J. Cole's "Mr. Nice Watch" featuring Jay-Z CRUSHED the competition in our poll, snatching away 86% of the total vote. This week's edition features tracks from Radiohead, Tinie Tempah, One Republic, Maroon 5, and T-Pain - HOLLA ATCHA BOY! Check out the mega-gigawatts after the jump, son! (And don't forget to vote for your favorite joint in our poll at the bottom).
Empire of the Sun took control of your music world last week with their song "Walking on a Dream." This week's Songs of the Week features tracks from Radical Face, St. Vincent, Foster the People, J. Cole, and Mayer Hawthorne. Check out which joints made the cut and DON'T FORGET TO VOTE for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, Beyonce's "Love on Top" topped Florence + The Machine's Hurricane and The Game's Nation. This week's edition of SOTW features tracks from artists who played this year’s Austin City Limits (ACL) festival - Coldplay, Empire of the Sun, Cults, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Young the Giant. Take a listen then vote for your favorite in our poll after the jump.
Lady Gaga stole the show last week away from Little Dragon with her song "You and I." This week's Songs of the Week feature tracks from Florence + the Machine, the Game, David Guetta, Beyonce, and Mark Ronson. Check out which songs made the cut, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Bad Meets Evil burned up the competition with "Lighters" feat. Bruno Mars. This week's contenders are Drake, Bombay Bicycle Club, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Lady Gaga, and Little Dragon. Check out which joints made the list, then vote on your favorite after the jump.
Nothing makes a movie stand out more than having a good soundtrack. Music can have a major impact on the mood of a scene and the flow of an entire movie. Music is an intricate component of a film, so it’s important to hit on all cylinders by matching the right piece of music to help trigger emotion from its viewer. I was excited to take a trip down memory lane, but when I was asked to write this piece I realized there was a huge collection of films to go through making up this list. Somehow, some way I have narrowed down the list to 20 classic soundtracks that I know you'll enjoy. Check out our list of best soundtracks then make sure to vote for your favorite after the jump!
A storm's comin'. At least, if you're on the East Coast it is. As Irene roars its way up the east coast there are potentially millions of people who will be affected over the weekend. New Jersey governor Chris Christie has already warned beachgoers to not make the trip to the shore and multiple shore-lined towns have issued mandatory evacuations. Many of you will be having Hurricane themed parties so we decided to create a Hurricane Irene playlist for you to enjoy. Check it out then submit any songs we forgot in the comments section after the jump.
Welcome to another round of Songs of the Week. Our reigning champion is The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and "The Adventures of Maggie Rain Dance," but we need to crown a new winner. This week's contestants feature tracks from the Gorillaz, Frank Ocean, Dispatch, Bad Meets Evil, and Coldplay. Check out which joints made the list then vote on your favorite after the jump!
COED Nation, you decided that "Otis" was your favorite song last week but we've got a brand new bag of goodies for you to try out. This week, we take a look at Lil Wayne, Hot Rod, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kreayshawn, and Common with a lil' help from Nas. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, you decided that "You Know I'm No Good" was your favorite track by the late Amy Winehouse, hauling in 33% of the vote. This week, we check out Jamaica, Incubus, The Joy Formidable, Raekwon, and Andre 3000. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.
Last week, "Mojo So Dope" by Kid Cudi crushed the competish, hauling in 69$ of the vote to earn the honor of being your favorite song of the week. This week, we pay tribute to Amy Winehouse with five of her best songs as picked by our music man Al Jones. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.
There's no better energizer than music. It has the ability to take us to places we didn't even know we could reach. It's emotional, enticing, motivational, electrifying, and infuriating. When athletes are about to engage in competition, they often use music as a source of inspiration to pump them up before entering combat. The next time you faced with a seemingly impossible challenge or need a good soundtrack for your own @ss-whooping, we've got a list of 20 fight songs that will help get you in the mood for mayhem. Check 'em out then vote for the best in our poll after the jump.
Last week, Nelly's "Country Grammar" captured the crown for Song of the Week barely edging out Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help From My Friends" and A Tribe Called Quest's "Bugging Out". This week's featured songs come from Ghost Town DJs, Chris Brown, tUnE-yArDs, Kid Cudi, and Robyn, See which tracks made the cut and vote for your favorite after the jump!
SPIN's August issue pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind and the icing on the cake is a tribute album called, "Newermind", which features some of their favorite contemporary artists cover Nevermind's 13 songs in their original order. Two of Kurt Cobain's personal faves -- the Meat Puppets and the Vaselines, both of whom Nirvana famously covered during their MTV Unplugged taping -- joined the effort. You'll find the complete album tracklist along with a link to download the album for free after the jump.
The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival took place this past weekend at Union Park in Chicago. Passes for the event sold out in one day. The lineup included Animal Collective, Curren$y, Das Racist, Guided by Voices, DJ Shadow, Fleet Foxes, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Deerhunter, Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All, TV on the Radio, Superchunk and many more. If you couldn't make it to the show, no worries, we got you. Check out pics from the event and take a listen to our 2011 Pitchfork playlist after the jump.
Last week, the Boss squeaked by with "Jungleland" taking just 33% of your votes. This week, we feature tracks from A Tribe Called Quest, Big Sean, Nelly, Company of Thieves, and Joe Cocker. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Everybody wants to be a rock star. Unfortunately, some people (*cough* actors *cough*) become really famous, get delusional, and suddenly believe they have musical talent. And because they bring instant name recognition, actors can get albums made. This is not a good thing. Check out our list of actors who tried to sing, but failed after the jump.
July 11th is Cheer Up The Lonely Day. Originally, I was going to pull a bunch of pics of people,...
The Foo Fighter's "Walk" whooped the competition last week snatching away 65% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from Bruce and the E Street Band, The National, Big Sean, Gym Class Heroes, and Foster the People. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Bad Meets Evil's "Fastlane" smoked the competition last week snatching away 74% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from the Beyonce, Coldplay, Common, The Head and the Heart, and the Foo Fighters. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Pitbull's "Hey Baby" smoked the competition last week snatching away 63% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from the Temper Trap, Lil Wayne, Looking Glass, Ke$ha, and Bad Meets Evil. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Getting laid is, hands down, the best thing in the world. The only way you can do better than getting your rocks off is having an awesome soundtrack to accompany it. A great band helps to set the tone for your boning and gives you an auditory cue for when to pick up the pace or slacken off. Check out our list of 10 bands and artists to crank up the next time you hook up after the hump... we mean, jump.
Leave your glass slippers at home this weekend because you'll need your dancing shoes for this ball. Saturday June 18th is the inaugural Governors Ball, an awesome festival set up by Founders Entertainment. I've never been to the Ball before (no one has, it's the first ever) but I know that it's going to be massive. Check the ingredients and tell me if you feel any differently: Take New York City, add another island, non-stop music, two stages, a lineup that has something for everyone, and beer pong - which I will be winning quickly because I want to watch the shows. If you haven't bought your ticket yet, let us show you why you should. Check out our full preview after the jump.
Last week, Sublime's "Summertime" beat out DJ Khaled's "On One" to earn Song of the Week honors. This week, we feature tracks from Stevie Wonder, the Civil Wars, Chris Brown, Pitbull, and Bon Iver. Read why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last night, the Mavs avenged their '06 Finals loss to the Heat with a decisive Game 6 victory over the Big Three in Miami for their first NBA title. It seems everyone and their Delonte West-banging mother rooted agaisnt the cHeat, painting Lebron, D-Wade, and Bosh like immature, taunting, childish, crybaby super villains. We feel Twitter is always a good measuring stick / barometer for public reaction, so it's no surprise that #heatlockerroomplaylist is trending. People are more pumped to see the Heat lose than the Mavs win. We sifted through the piles of suggestions to come up with the best of the best. Take a listen then suggest your own in the comments section below our partner links after the jump shot.
Bonnaroo 2011 kicked off yesterday, so to celebrate another stellar festival in Manchester, Tennessee, our amigos at RCRD LBL have delivered onto us their Bonnaroo 2011 playlist. From massive headliners such as Lil Wayne and Arcade Fire to indie favorites like Sleigh Bells, Wavves and Deerhunter, they've prepared this special Bonnaroo playlist from their catalog that includes exclusive remixes, fan favorites and everything in between to fully experience the festival's deep bill. Check out 24 awesome tracks after the jump.
Last week, Radiohead's High and Dry beat out Adele's Someone Like You to earn Song of the Week honors. This week features tracks from Sublime, DJ Khaled, Foster the People, Jim Jones, and Danger Mouse. Read why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Last week, Cam'Ron's "Down and Out" featuring Kanye West swept the polls, snatching away close to 80% of the total vote for your favorite song of the week. This week, we have tracks from Pharoahe Monch, Elbow, Zero 7, Beyonce, and Dave Matthews Band. Check 'em out then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Esquire released their summer playlist of 30 songs every man should listen to this summer. Of the 30 there were a lot of newcomers and up-and-comers mixed in with jams from slightly more recognizable groups. While the suggestions are pretty solid, we felt there are 10 more noteworthy tracks that deserve a spot on your iPod. Check 'em out after the jump and let us know if WE forgot any in the comments section.
TV On the Radio's "Will Do" was your favorite song last week, earning 60% of the total vote. With only 2 more weeks left until Memorial Day Weekend, this week's featured songs will definitely get you in the summer spirit. We have tracks from My Morning Jacket, Glen Hansard, Frank Ocean (no relation to Billy), The Naked and the Famous, and ... Cam'Ron? You bet! Check out which songs made the list and vote for your favorite in our poll at the bottom of the post after the jump!
Last week, Death Cab For Cutie's "You Are Not A Tourist" tied with the Beastie Boys "Make Some Noise" for favorite song of the week. This week, music man Al Jones navigates the turbulence brought on by Osama Bin Laden's death, the Lakers exit from the playoffs, and the NFL Lockout with some tricked out tracks and jubilant jams from Jessie J, TV on the Radio, MNDR, Mary J. Blige, and Theophilus London. Check 'em out and vote for your favorite after the jump!