My 10-year CD

Here’s the social CD that I didn’t get round to making. I’ve also added it to the Dropbox. Thanks to all of you who’ve introduced me to wonderful new music over the last decade. This list could have been many times longer.


The Tammys – Eqyptian Shumba

Songs about ancient history. I remember hearing this and thinking it was pretty much the best record I’d ever heard ever.

Katzenjammer – A Bar In Amsterdam

I’m sure there’s someone on here who’s really into them… My eternal thanks, severin.

Akala – Comedy History Tragedy

Not sure who put this in the Dropbox during Poetry week, but I had to drop a lot of hints before it finally got nominated (and inevitably A-listed) on my first Guru stint, RRSA Shakespeare.

Animal Collective – My Girls

An ejaydee (great to meet you) Festive ’Spill pick, according to the file path.

Jens Lekman – Maple Leaves

Definitely remember saneshane writing about this one – and plenty of other Jens Lekman – and being intrigued. Among the many Swedish artists I’ve been introduced to through RR.

Ooberman – Shorley Wall

I remember this being nominated and enthusiastically donded by RRers whose taste I trusted (GarethI and ToffeeBoy I think?) back when people had just started including YouTube links. Listened, loved it, have unsuccessfully nominated it for countless topics since.

Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out Of This Country

The sort of band would probably pair me up with, but I’d never heard of them until someone (tracyk?) nominated this song.

Frida Hyvonen – Jesus Was A Crossmaker

Lambretinha picked this for the Festive ’Spill in 2009, while ElDerino chose another of her songs. I’ve been smitten ever since.

Anna von Hausswolff – Track of Time

Handpicked Nordic noir from Fuel.

Jesca Hoop – Murder of Birds

Shoegazer and saneshane’s albums of the month posts were a goldmine of new music, and discoveries like this one.

Hem – So. Central Rain

The much-missed mark68 was keen on this gorgeous cover. Anyone know what’s happened to him?

Midlake – Roscoe

It’s funny to think now that in the early days of RR nobody, except the guru, actually physically listened to the playlist. But sometimes after reading the write-up you had to go and track down a song: like this one.

Peter Broderick – With The Notes In My Ears

Another discovery via shoegazer. I highly recommend a visit to

Los Campesinos! – This Is How You Spell “Hahaha, We Destroyed The Hopes And Dreams Of A Generation Of Faux-Romantics”

Best song title ever. Not sure who’s responsible for this one.

Nellie McKay – Ding Dong

Regularly nominated by steenbeck back in the day. Infectious and subversive songwriting.

The Pipettes – Pull Shapes

Dorian Lynskey had this down as one of his tracks of the year in my first year of RR. Pop perfection.

Sol Seppy – Enter One

Who did this come from? Shane? I think I first heard it for whispering songs.

King Creosote – And The Racket They Made

Couldn’t be without the Blimpy-endorsed Festive ’Spill stalwart KC, and this DarceysDad favourite.



8 thoughts on “My 10-year CD

    • That’s good to hear. I miss racing him to nominate Animals That Swim.

      Enjoying your playlist at the moment Georgina – track listing please!

  1. As well as the KC already mentioned, the Sol Seppy & Hem selections would also make it into any long list I made of tunes I’m grateful to RR for the introduction to. Cheers, Barney; I’ll listen asap.

  2. Another fine addition to my collection of playlists from the RRegulars. Gets a bit irritating in places for my tastes (The Tammys and Akala both got skipped on the second playthrough), but plenty in there both old and new [to me] that I liked.
    Thanks, barbryn.

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