Tuesday, October 13

The CDP Worldwide Mix-Tape Trade #6 Wrap Party (Part 7).

Today's Mix-Tape Review - Brian.

The Skinny - In just a little over a dozen mainstream, hard-rocking tracks, Brian manages to confuse and entertain the hell out of me.

The Presentation - The CD had 'Celia's Mix' written on it (it was made for my wife), with a subtext reading 'Best Title Ever,' leading to an arrow pointing back up to 'Celia's Mix.' And you know something? It was.

The Breakdown - I don't know Brian personally, but I'm beginning to surmise that he has a wickedly bizarre sense of humor. After all, this is the same guy that created such an awesome '90's Flashback' Mix-Tape the last time around, despite being incredibly young for the better part of said decade. Surely, that Mix was done with at least a certain amount of guilty pleasure-fueled irony, right? Well, tongue-in-cheek or otherwise, it became the Mix I listened to the most from Trade #5.

Dead Star - Muse
Welcome To The Jungle - Guns 'N Roses
Around The World - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Zero - Smashing Pumpkins
Alive And Amplified - The Mooney Suzuki
I'm A Loner, Dottie, A Rebel - The Get Up Kids
Shake That - Eminem
Something In Your Mouth - Nickelback
Siva - The Smashing Pumpkins
Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Love Me Electric
Hella Nervous - Gravy Train!!!
Everlong (Live) - Foo Fighters

(Note: The last two songs were unable to be burned onto iTunes due to a disc error.)

I also love the inability to predict the direction of this Mix. After mainstream favorites Muse, Guns & Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, you're sent 180 degrees with The Get Up Kids, The Mooney Suzuki and Love Me Electric. After I gave it a chance, I dug it.

Thanks so much for your Mix, Brian. Sound off in the comments section and enjoy your day; more reviews tomorrow. What is your current favorite 'mainstream' song as of right now?

I have had bad luck ripping discs with iTunes. I like Max and generally (but not always) use that instead of iTunes. It works great when iTunes fails. Even if there are large scratches on the disc.
This will sound completely snobbish, but I really don't know what's "mainstream" anymore. I took a quick look at the Billboard Hot 100, and while I know almost all of the names there I couldn't place any of the songs other than the new Shakira song. So I suppose I'll have to say "She Wolf" is my current favorite, but even that's a bit of a cheat since I've really only listened to the download on my computer and I got that from an indie music blog (Kyle's I'm Just Sayin' Is All). I guess I really don't listen to pop radio or watch MTV/VH1 anymore, and consequently my knowledge is several years out of date. That makes me feel real old, because I couldn't tell you if I even like Lil Wayne or not...
Oh man, total bummer that the Gravy Train!!! track didn't work for you. That band is just all kinds of (good) crazy.

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