Doug's 2010 Mix

I don't know why I didn't have this idea before, but in 2010 I decided to make a mix of some of my favorite music of the year. Have a listen:

When I made my first pass through selecting songs for the mix, I came up with about 2 hours of music, but I decided to whittle it down to under 80 minutes fit onto a single CD-R. But then, of course, I decided to assemble the "outtakes" into a second mix, and filled it out to close to 80 minutes to fill another CD-R:

You can download both mixes, plus a set of labels you can print, cut out, and insert into a 2-CD jewel case, as one big zip file.

Also, here's my list of top ten albums of 2010:

  1. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
  2. Junip - Fields
  3. Ghost Box Orchestra - The Only Light On
  4. MMOSS - i
  5. Major Stars - Return to Form
  6. Retribution Gospel Choir - 2
  7. Moon Duo - Escape
  8. School of Seven Bells - Disconnect From Desire
  9. Serena-Maneesh - S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor
  10. Noveller - Desert Fires

MMOSS and Noveller aren't represented on my mixes because... I forgot them! I had listened to the MMOSS album on Bandcamp but for some reason hadn't downloaded it when I made the mixes; and when I copied the Noveller album (also available on Bandcamp) from CD to my computer, for some reason it didn't fill in the "year" field, so the tracks didn't turn up when I searched. But I would probably have included MMOSS - Grow Down, MMOSS - Come What May, and Noveller - Almost Alright. So you can consider them outtakes from the outtakes.

Doug Orleans <>