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Swish Blog Artists of the Year Playlist Mix

December 17, 2005

So here it is my one and only piece of end-of-year listing. Each of the tracks on the playlist mix which you can download below has featured on a previous instalment of The Swish Blog's mixes this year; they are my favourite tracks of the year by, in my opinion, the year's best artists.

Not too complicated then: download it below by right-clicking and saving-as the appropriate link, plug in your headphones, and enjoy 'The Swish Blog End of Year Megamix', as I'm calling it in my own head.

The Swish Blog End Of Year Megamix
High Quality (160kbps) 55MB | Low Quality (64kbps) 22MB
(Please right click and save-as)

Scene Damage - Test Icicles {00.00}
Band of the year in my opinion, although if you've ever read this blog before you'd already know that. Scene Damage seems to have disappeared from their live sets and to my dismay was absent from the album, but about this time last year it was the track which helped me realise they were something special...

She's Not Leaving - The Research {3:30}
The guy wears a silly hat with badges on it, one of the girls is fat and the other is skinny.

All In My Head - Good Shoes {5:14}
Good Shoes are my favourite band that I've never seen live (although I'm discounting Girls Aloud because although I’ve never been to one of their concerts I have seen them at the Disney Kids Awards and Pollwinners Party), but it doesn't matter cos I put my very own Good Shoes concerts on every morning in the shower – I do all the hits: Morden, Never Meant To Hurt You, Small Town Girl and this one – and I reckon I'm as good as they are, if not better.

Madame Geneva - Greyhound Green {7.22}
Greyhound Green have a link entitled 'Other Stuff' on their website, which if clicked transports you into a magical world where goblins and elves rule.

London Sky Tonight - The Bridge Gang {9.54}
Oof. Everybody is bigging these up for next year, mainly off the back of this song, which I suppose took on extra meaning a last week when that big black oil cloud came overhead.

Downing Street Kindling - Larrikin Love {12.12}
I'm personally a bit embarrassed about how much I love Larrikin Love, especially after I publicly wrote on this blog at the beginning of March that they were bloody awful. I was wrong.

From The Ritz To The Rubble - Arctic Monkeys {14.52}
Music story of the year without a doubt, let’s just hope the backlash isn’t too strong because they seem to deserve all the praise they are receiving.

Wait (The Whisper Song) - Ying Yang Twins {18.05}
This is the only song by the Ying Yang Twins that I've ever heard but it’s been in my head all year, usually when I have my trousers around my ankles.

Pioneers - Mystery Jets {21.06}
At the start of the year Bloc Party finally fulfilled their potential which everybody has been harking on about for the past 3 years, half way through the year Mystery Jets covered Pioneers for some b-side or other, now Mystery Jets have the excitement and potential, and all the harking.

First And Foremost - Action Plan {24.48}
I still haven't decided whether Action Plan are a quiet band, or a noisy band. Can someone tell me please?

After The Fact - Jeremy Warmsley {28.13}
Not only responsible for bringing braces back into fashion, Jeremy also wrote Nizlopi's Christmas-#1-contender The JCB Song.

The Hypnotist's Son - Emmy The Great {31.00}
Emmy once sat on a sofa with no cushions. It hurt.

Loop Duplicate My Heart - Suburban Kids With Biblical Names {36.02}
This song was on a playlist mix in October where I accidentally called it Spår 02, when in fact it's called Loop Duplicate My Heart. I don't know how I did that.

Nine - ¡Forward, Russia! {39.07}
Was this song released this year? It should have been. It’s about Hemingway and the Nile or something.

Too Close For Comfort - McFly {42.52}
McFly win every accolade that I haven't already distributed to the other 14 artists. And they like man-sex with each other.

 Posted by Chris at December 17, 2005 11:52 PM |  Category: Mixes


 Nicole says:

Nice tracklist. :) *now downloading*

December 18, 2005 10:10 PM
 Nilina says:

You haven't heard shake it like a salt shaker?

December 18, 2005 10:56 PM
 Chris says:

Thanks Nicole..

and Nilina i'm guessing you mean YYT, and no I haven't.. is it an optimo favourite?

December 19, 2005 10:20 AM
 Adam says:

Very nice blog, just found it for the first time, thats a really good mix too, you don't see too many with Test-Icicles and McFly. If anyone is looking for some more UK bands head over to http://tommyshots.blogspot.com if you get a moment

December 19, 2005 10:31 AM
 chris greyhound says:

One dodgy link and you get accused of being some sort of pixie fancier.... what is the world coming to??

cheers anyway! x

December 28, 2005 11:35 AM
 Nilina says:

Can we cry some collective tears right now for Test Icicles!?! They were supposed to wait until April!!! I was coming to terms with the last time I'd see them would be in Portland Oregon and they've gone and canceled it! Flickr will now be sparred the pics I had arranged with Sam to take of them at a high school. Oh I'm upset

February 22, 2006 03:19 PM
 Jus Me says:

Can't seem to download, but then again I am a little late, any help "could not locate remote server"?

March 19, 2006 10:26 PM
 Jeni says:

Glad to see you saw sense and changed your mind about Larrikin love - they are amazing!

April 3, 2006 01:12 AM
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