Mixtape Mondays | 2016 Wrapped Up

Monday, December 26, 2016 3 Comments A+ a-

This is the last post of 2016. The first full on year of this blog, so I better make it count. When Spotify dropped me that link with the title Your 2016 in music I was awfully skeptical. 

Although I am to some degree a weird cross between Monica from Friends and Hermione Granger - so annoyingly organised and irritatingly methodical (I am also terrible at "selling myself", as you can read) - when it comes to my relationship with music and how eager I am to listen to new stuff, I am, for lack of a better word, a whore. With standards, but a whore.

Top 3 artists in this year's playlist, 3 snaps from the blog: Dan Owen, Seafret and Will Joseph Cook

I will often throw myself into a very intense one day relationship with a song, which there and then will mean the world to me, and I will listen to it on repeat until I am over it, done, ready to move on onto the next one. So, in my head, this playlist would be absolutely all over the place. The songs would have no sort of connection, thus no appeal to me - or anyone, matter of fact.

Very surprised I was indeed that despite having listened to 1361 artists and 3236 unique tracks in one year, topping the list there was Sinking Ship, by Seafret - a song which pretty much sums up how I felt throughout the year.

Mixtape Mondays | 2016 Wrapped Up

Similarly, the other tracks which followed - instead of a schizophrenic catalogue of 300 and something tunes I had a one night stand with and played it on repeat, until I fell asleep - would them as well also portray not only emotions and estates of mind, but tell the story of what this year has been to me, narrate the ups and downs, bring up memories of gigs, chats, heartbreaks, challenges, achievements, adventures and moments of joy and laughter.

The artists are mostly well known to you because I think, without exception, they've all featured here at least once: Will Joseph Cook, Dan Owen, Vance Joy, Nothing But Thieves, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Flyte, Palace, Isaac Gracie, Kaleo, Damien Rice, Tom Odell, Russian Red, Kate Nash, The Fratellis, Arctic Monkeys, James Bay, Mumford & Sons, Travis, Radiohead to name but a few...

I thought of editing this playlist and taking the odd Brazilian song out or wiping a bad memory which I did not need reminding, but then I thought again against it. So you have the uncut, 101 tracks, 6 hours 19 minutes long version of what my - and PMM's - year has been like. Here is to an even crazier, random but oh so very well filled with music 2017 to all of us! Happy New Year!


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