Brian can be a rather smug owl at times, and one of his favourite tricks is introducing people to fantastic music and then taking the credit for its wonderousness as though he’d written it or something. Here at FFS we’re powerless to stop him. This week he’s put together a selection of tracks from some of his favourite albums old and new.
Despite Brian’s pomposity there’s no denying the songs — and the albums they’re taken from — are fantastic. Just don’t tell him you think so. He does tend to go on.
Here it is, right here, go on click: Brian’s Mixtape #13: Openings and inroads
There are links to the albums too. Each and every one is worth your time, we promise.
Isobell Campbell and Mark Lanegan – Ramblin’ Man from Ballad of the Broken Seas (2006)
Cate Le Bon – It’s Not The End from Me Oh My (2009)
Eels – It’s A Motherfucker from Daisies of the Galaxy (2000)
The Band – The Weight from Music From Big Pink (1968)
The Decemberists – 16 Military Wives from ‘Picaresque’ (2005)
Zoey Van Goey – We Don’t Have That Kind of Bread from The Cage Was Unlocked All Along (2009)
Pickin’ On – Those To Come from The Bluegrass Tribute To The Shins (2007)
The Divine Comedy – Come Home Billy Bird from Absent Friends (2004)
Sufjan Stevens – That Dress Looks Nice On You from Seven Swans (2004)
Parenthetical Girls – Windmills of Your Mind from Entanglements (2008)
Brian’s been doing playlists for ages now. Although it seems like only yesterday that he put his first one together for the folk at Trash Aesthetics. Because of that, there’s a right backlog to get through. If you’ve not started yet, Brian respectfully suggests you get a-cracking.
Brian’s Mixtape #1: Salad and Twilight
Brian’s Mixtape #2: Pick of the Scmercuries
Brian’s Mixtape #3: Imitation and Flattery
Brian’s Mixtape #4: Conkers and Blusters
Brian’s Mixtape #5: heroes and villains
Brian’s Mixtape #6: Birthdays and Remembrances
Brian’s mixtape #7: End of the Road
Brian’s Mixtape #8: From A to B
Brian’s Mixtape #9: Yellow Bird Project
Brian’s Mixtape #10: Nymphs and Harpies
Brian’s Mixtape #11: With a Little Help from Dolly