Monday, May 15, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/05/15 - Daphne Music Vol. 011

Daphne Music Vol. 011

01 Moana OST - Where You Are
02 John K. Samson - Fellow Traveller
03 Hairspray OST - I Can Hear the Bells
04 Annie (2014) OST - It's The Hard-Knock Life (Quvenzhané Wallis, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan-Smith & Amanda Troya)
05 Best Coast - Fine Without You
06 Zola Jesus - Sea Talk
07 Moana OST - You're Welcome (Jordan Fisher, Lin-Manuel Miranda Version)
08 Annie (2014) OST - The City's Yours (Jamie Foxx & Quvenzhané Wallis)
09 Choir! Choir! Choir! - Cyndi Lauper's True Colo(u)rs
10 Dixie Chicks - Lullaby
11 Hairspray OST - I Know Where I've Been (Queen Latifah)
12 Zola Jesus - Fall Back (Version)
13 Moana OST - How Far I'll Go (Alessia Cara Version)
14 Best Coast - Feeling Ok
15 Zola Jesus - Sea Talk (Version)
16 John K. Samson - Requests

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

MP3 blog 2016/05/09
Das Racist x Sufjan Stevens - The Child With the Star On His Head
Dusky - Careless
Dusky - Skin Deep
Jóhann Jóhannsson - A Deal With Chaos
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Good Night, Day
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - Friends Of Yours; Escape Iron Basis (Big Trouble In Little China OST)
Run The Jewels - A Report To The Shareholders; Kill Your Masters
Run The Jewels - Legend Has It
Shamir - Darker
Shamir - Hot Mess
Tame Impala - Let It Happen
Tame Impala - New Person Same Old Mistakes
Tame Impala - Yes Im Changing

Monday, May 1, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/05/01
Birdy Nam Nam - Hammerhead
Birdy Nam Nam - Looking@Me
Bleeding Heart Narrative - Grey Eyes Is Glass
Bleeding Heart Narrative - Howl The Darkness Bright
Fear of Men - Descent
Fear of Men - Tephra
Romare - Motherless Child
Romare - Prison Blues
Romare - Taste of Honey (From the City)
Romare - Work Song
Romare - Your Love (You Give Me Fever)
Rvivr - Rain Down
Shabazz Palaces - Forerunner Foray
Shabazz Palaces - They Come in Gold
Sterling Fox - Holy

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/04/19
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Habits
Daveed Diggs - Go Boi
Daveed Diggs - Jes Grew
John Zorn & Thurston Moore - For Derek and Evan
John Zorn & Thurston Moore - Her Sheets
Piano Magic - I Came to Your Party Dressed As a Shadow
Piano Magic - I Didn't Get Where I Am Today
Piano Magic - Paulette
Piano Magic - Vacancies
Plastikman - Gak (Gaiser's Oozing Through Windsor Tunnel Remix)
Plastikman - I Don't Know (Kazuya Nagaya Remix)
Tender Defender - Hello Dirt
Worriers - Life During Peacetime
Worriers - Plans
Worriers - They, Them, Theirs

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/03/29
Chico Correa & Electronic Band - Eu Pisei Na Pedra
Jamie xx - Loud Places (John Talabot's Loud Synths Reconstruction)
Janitor Scum - Shopping Cart (Live on CJSW)
Marina Rosenfeld & Warrior Queen - Hard Love
Musica Ficta - Dead (They Might Be Giants cover)
Ned Rothenberg - Terrace and Fold
Phlex - Stay Shady
Sharon Van Etten - Afraid of Nothing (Live at St. Pancras Old Church, London)
Sharon Van Etten - Tarifa (Live at St. Pancras Old Church, London)
The Green Kingdom - Pineloops3
Trust - Joyland
Weaves - Shithole

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MP3 blog 2016/03/21
Alva Noto - Anthem Berlin
Aun - Middle Earth
Aun - Radiation
Blue Hawaii - Ghosten (Kyle Hall Re-Imagine)
Blue Hawaii - Sweet Tooth ($ Edit)
MS MR - Painted
MS MR - Wrong Victory
Oren Ambarchi - Quixotism Part 5
Tacocat - Men Explain Things to Me
Worriers - Cruel Optimist
Worriers - Never Were
Worriers - Passion
Young Galaxy - Body
Young Galaxy - We're No Good
Young Galaxy - Wear Out The Ground

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/03/14
Atari Teenage Riot - J1M1 (Farthest South Remix)
Atom TM - Streuung Tiefebene
B. Dolan - Lazarus
B. Dolan - Run The Machine
Big Knife Little Knife - Anarchist Calisthenics
Deepa Zaildar - Faridkot
Jamil Zacharia - Day of Hope
Matt Jencik - Dead Comet Flyby
Matt Jencik - The Future Door
Matt Jencik - Wanna Be Along Right Now
Nils Frahm & Oïlafur Arnalds - Stare A1
Nils Frahm & Oïlafur Arnalds - Stare A2
Nils Frahm & Oïlafur Arnalds - Stare A2 (Max Cooper Remix)
Of Nature - Sad House
Of Nature - Stare - Elle Sourit

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/03/01
Clipping - Baby Don't Sleep
Earl Sweatshirt - Inside
Earl Sweatshirt - Wool ft Vince Staples
Kid Koala & Emiliana Torrini - Nightfall (Pale Blue)
Mika Vainio - Cranes
Mika Vainio - Load
Mika Vainio - Sub-atlantic
Mika Vainio - Wreck
Nicolas Jaar - Swim
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Fool Forever
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Nobody Dies
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Slash_Burn
Towkio - God In Me ft Leather Corduroys
Towkio - Heaven Only Knows ft Chance The Rapper, Lido & Eryn Allen Kane

Thursday, February 23, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/02/23
Alex Coulton - Recall
Alex Coulton - Wiretap
Anxiety - Delayed
Frankie Cosmos - If I Had a Dog
Prefuse 73 - Ages Upon Ages Upon You
Prefuse 73 - Still Pretending
Prefuse 73 - What They Got
Pup - Sleep in the Heat
Tanya Tagaq - Aorta
Tanya Tagaq - Retribution
Tanya Tagaq - Summoning
Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith - A Divine Courage
Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith - Labyrinths

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/02/15 - Daphne Music Vol 010

Daphne Music Vol. 010!!!

01 Moana OST - We Know The Way (Opetaia Foa'i & Lin-Manuel Miranda)
02 CHVRCHES - Bury It ft Hayley Williams of Paramore
03 Annie (2014) OST - I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here (Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne & Stephanie Kurtzuba)
04 Singin' In The Rain OST - Good Morning (Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Donal O'Connor)
05 Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me
06 The Cure - The Love Cats
07 Jackson 5 - ABC
08 CHVRCHES - Never Ending Circles
09 Moana OST - How Far I'll Go (Auli'i Cravalho)
10 Annie OST - You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile
11 Annie (2014) OST - Who Am I (Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz & Quvenzhané Wallis)
12 Carly Rae Jepsen - Favourite Colour
13 CHVRCHES - Playing Dead
14 Meghan Trainor - Me Too
15 Singin' In The Rain OST - Singin' In The Rain (Gene Kelly)
16 Frozen OST - Let It Go (Idina Menzel)
17 Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
18 Moana OST - Know Who You Are (Auli'i Cravalho, Vai Mahina, Olivia Foa'i, Opetaia Foa'i, Matthew Ineleo)
19 Annie (2014) OST - I Don't Need Anything But You (Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis & Rose Byrne)

Be sure to click here for the 9 other mixtapes!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/02/14
Health - Crusher
Heliocentrics - Black Sky
Loscil - Hemlock
Neil Young - Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot cover)
Niki & The Dove - Miami Beach
Nosaj Thing - 2K
Nosaj Thing - Erase
Nosaj Thing - Light #5
The Hold Steady - American Music (Violent Femmes cover)
The Hold Steady - Cheyenne Sunrise
The Hold Steady - Girls Like Status
The Hold Steady - Two Handed Handshake
The Hold Steady - You Gotta Dance (With Who You Came With)
The Mynabirds - Say Something
Tycho - Montana (Christopher Willits Remix)
Tycho - See (Beacon Remix)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/02/08
C.Diab - Sittin On a Plane, Lookin at Some Clouds
Dinosaur Jr. - Goin Down
Dinosaur Jr. - Knocked Around
Dinosaur Jr. - Left-Right
Fabio Orsi - Treffen Am Café Chagall
Furious Pig - I Don't Like Your Face
Jason Isbell - The Life You Chose
Jason Isbell - To a Band That I Loved
Roedelius Schneider - Anderer
Roedelius Schneider - Hohner Omen
Them Are Us Too - 694 MI
Them Are Us Too - Marilyn
Them Are Us Too - The Problem with Redheads
Trypta - Lighter Than Air ft Sleepwreck & Candace Marie
Whitehorse - Tame As The Wild Ones

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/02/01
AlunaGeorge - Mean What I Mean ft Leikeli47 & Dreezy (Todd Edwards Remix)
B. Burroughs - Li[v]es Like Waves
Clipping - Mouth ft Black Mushroom & Chinaka Hodge
Clipping - Something They Don't Know ft SB The Moor, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle
Helios - Sonora Lac
The Acorn - Sleepwalking
The Antlers - Doppelganger
The Antlers - Parade
The Antlers - Surrender
Towkio - Break You Off
Towkio - Clean Up ft Chance The Rapper
Towkio - Free Your Mind ft Donnie Trumpet
Vince Staples - Loco ft Kilo Kish
Vince Staples - War Ready

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/01/24
Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman - Environmental Studies
Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman - So Strange Here
Against Me! - FuckMyLife666 (acoustic)
Aphex Twin - Bonus EMT Beats
Aphex Twin - Oberheim Blacet1b
Chvrches - Empty Threat (Big Wild Remix)
Ficture - Ants
Hot Chip - Need You Now
Hot Chip - Started Right
John K. Samson - Capital
John K. Samson - Requests
Loren Mazzacane Connors & Suzanne Langille - Crying Low
Steven R. Smith & Dirk Serries - Hymn in C
They Might Be Giants - 9 Secret Steps

Thursday, January 19, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/01/19
A Tribe Called Quest - Conrad Tokyo
A Tribe Called Quest - Dis Generation
A Tribe Called Quest - Solid Wall of Sound
Ali The Great - Fruit Bitten Fly
Dan Telfer - Madness
Lorn - Debris
Lorn - Karma
Run The Jewels - Talk To Me
The Caretaker - An autumnal equinox
The Caretaker - Childishly fresh eyes
The Caretaker - Things that are beautiful and transient
The Mountain Goats - Going Back to California
Xiu Xiu- Don't Cha (The Pussycat Dolls cover)
Xiu Xiu - Yo Yo Bye Bye
Young Galaxy - In Fire
Zola Jesus - Avalanche (Slow)
Zola Jesus - Fall Back (version)
Zola Jesus - Vessel (version)

Friday, January 13, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/01/13
Andrew Bird - Lit from Underneath
Andrew Bird - Pulaski at Night
Chelsea Wolfe - Sick
Chelsea Wolfe - They'll Clap When You're Gone
Clever Austin - Ocean Cloud
Hundred Waters - Innocent
Hundred Waters - Murmurs (Brandt Brauer Frick Remix)
Hundred Waters - Show Me Love (Nicole Miglis Acoustic)
Juice Box - Conspiracy
Juice Box - Rat Therapy
Loscil - City Hospital
Loscil - Endless Falls
Mr. Oizo - Solid ft Marilyn Manson

Friday, January 6, 2017

MP3 blog 2016/1/6
Against Me! - True Trans Soul Rebel (acoustic)
Art Bears - Three Bear Rooms (Chris Cutler rework)
Art Bears - Tranne Lacrimae (Bar Tears) (Ossatura rework)
Charles Bradley - Electric Victim Of Love
Concord Dawn - Havok
Eraldo Bernocchi and Shinkiro - Hikari
Jai Paul - Baby Beats
Jai Paul - Str8 Outta Mumbai
John K. Samson - 17th Street Treatment Centre
John K. Samson - Virtute at Rest
Naviger - Dolly Cassette
Naviger - Nervous System
Wye Oak - Better (For Esther)
Wye Oak - If You Should See
Wye Oak - Too Right
Xiu Xiu - Asleep (Acoustic)
Xiu Xiu - Don Diasco (Acoustic)

Friday, December 16, 2016

CPI - dark mix 2003

Here's a special holiday gift for everyone:  I was cleaning up and found an old backup disc that had a WAV file titled "dark mix" from 2003, so here it is for you.  13 years ago I recorded this mishmash of breakbeats and experimental sounds, with dashes of noise and speedcore.

It's a bit overblown, it's got a bit of line noise, it's a bit rough, but it's also kind of lovely to discover something I haven't heard in over a decade.

Please note the "unlisted" tag on this post.  I have tagged the random mixes I've put up on the blog that DO NOT APPEAR on
Also there is another technically "unlisted" mix hidden on the page  at

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


It's that most insufferable time of the year! I'm back with another 2 CDs of vaguely holiday related music for all of your celebrations, laments, hangovers, and meltdowns.
And this is how we always do it:  All of the past years are also all available, so here we have 19 discs of alternative holiday classics, all gift wrapped and ready for your cat to fuck with while you're not looking.


ATOM - A Glimpse of James' Jingle Socks
BadBadNotGood - Skating (Vince Guaraldi Trio cover)
Band Practice - A New Heart From Santa
Dead Hot - Santa Claus Is Coming In Gas Form
DMA and Oreo Jones - Xmas Woes
Galaxies - Blue Christmas
George & Jonathan - The Best Christmas
King Coleman - Blue Grey Christmas
King Crimson - Silent Night (Frippertronics)
Lake Island - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Rufus Thomas - I'll Be Your Santa Baby
Slow Club - It's Christmas And You're Boring Me
Sufjan Stevens - Auld Lang Syne
Sufjan Stevens - Christmas Woman
The Hold Steady - Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You
The Kaisers -  Merry Christmas Loop Lu
The Residents - Jingle Bells

Bad Religion - Father Christmas
Bossy Love - Christmas Rapping
Castles - You Know It's Christmas
Divide and Kreate - Little Breakbeat Boy (Peggy Lee vs breaks)
dj BC - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (DMX vs Burl Ives)
Doctor Octoroc - Little Drummer Nemo
Jim Guthrie - I'm Coming Home (This Christmas)
John Zorn - Santa's Workshop
Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends - Christmas Spirit
Loren Connors - Christmas Day
Lou Rawls - Christmas Will Really Be Christmas
Polyphonic Spree - Carol Of The Drum (Little Drummer Boy)
Slow Club - Silent Night
Sufjan Stevens - Barcarola (You Must Be A Christmas Tree)
Sufjan Stevens - We Need A Little Christmas
The Dumps - Pokey The Toxic Tennenbaum
The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact - White Christmas

Get all of the years with these handy dandy links:

And if you demand to see the track lists in each, here ya go scroogemcdoofus:
Calexico - Gift X-change
Cap'N Jazz - Winter Wonderland
David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy & Peace On Earth (Full Version)
God Is My Co-Pilot - Marshmallow World
John Denver - Noel, Christmas Eve, 1913
John Denver & The Muppets - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Melt-Banana - White Christmas
Merzbow - Silent Night
Poxy Boggards - Santa Dog (The Residents cover)
Run DMC - Christmas In Hollis
Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Let's Boogey To The Elf Dance!
Sufjan Stevens - Only At Christmas Time
Tes La Rok - Santa Claus Is Lost
The Muppets - Christmas is Coming
The Residents - Seasoned Greetings
They Might Be Giants - Christmas Cards
They Might Be Giants - Feast Of Lights
William S. Burroughs & Kurt Cobain - The Priest They Called Him
A Band Called Quinn - Its Christmas Time
A plus D - Give Da Jew Girl Toys
Big D and the Kids Table - A Wicked Hardcore Christmas
Bright Eyes - Little Drummer Boy
Dar Williams - The Christians And The Pagans
DJ Flack - Hanukkah In Dub
Frieder Butzmann - Stille Nacht Goes Disco
Hybrid Kids - Deck The Halls (excerpt)
John Denver & The Muppets - Twelve Days of Christmas
Ludacris - Ludacrismas
Mojochronic - Whoville (Won't Get Yuled Again)
Monty Python - Christmas in Heaven
nullsleep - silent night
Sam Flanagan - Frosty DMC
Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her - Here Comes Santa Claus
Secret Chiefs 3 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
The Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Rock Steady Drew Happy Hollabass Mix)
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
The Raveonettes - Christmas In Cleveland
Treacherous Three - Xmas Rap
Wham - Last Christmas
Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (A Shrift Remix)
Brak - 12 Days of Christmas
Bright Eyes - White Christmas
Coil - Christmas Is Now Drawing Near
David Hasselhoff - Joy to the World
Dean Martin - Baby, It's Cold Outside
Death Cab For Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
DJ BC - You Shook Me All Noel
Doctor Octoroc - Have Yourself a Final Little Fantasy
Duke Ellington - Jingle Bells (Robbie Hardkiss Remix)
Eazy-E - Merry Muthafuckin' Xmas
Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Frightened Rabbit - It's Xmas So We'll Stop
John Denver & The Muppets - Deck The Halls
Paddy Roberts - Merry Christmas You Suckers
Pizzicato Five - Silent Night
Ren and Stimpy - Cat Hairballs
Sex Pistols - Jingle Bells
Skindred - Jungle Bells
Stevie Wonder - The Little Drummer Boy
The Berlin Symphony Orchestra - The Nutcracker Suite (Baz Kuts Breaks Mix)
The Long Blondes - Christmas Is Cancelled
The Muppets - One More Sleep 'Til Christmas
The Simpsons - Jingle Bells
Tittsworth - Titts'mas Time (2007 Edit)
Weird Al Yankovic - The Night Santa Went Crazy
Atmosphere - If I Was Santa Claus
Bing Crosby - Happy Holidays (Beef Wellington Remix)
Circlesquare - Untitled (For Christmas)
Dean Martin - Jingle Bells (Dan The Automator Remix)
DJ John - The Christmas Massacre of Charlie Brown
Fats Waller & His Rhythm - Swingin' Them Jingle Bells
Frieder Butzmann - White Christmas
Hard Call Xmas - My Christmas Bells
In Memory - The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Jill Sobule - Jesus Was A Dreidel Spinner
John Denver & The Muppets - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
King Of Pants - Alala Falala Hasselhoff
Lou Rawls - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (awayTEAM Remix)
Michael Palmer - Happy Merry Christmas
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - This Time Of Year
Milly & Silly - Getting Down For Xmas
Rick Potts - Santa's Assasins
Sonic Youth - Santa Doesn't Cop Out on Dope
Stars - Fairytale Of New York
The Bloody Beetroots - Little Stars
The Harlem Children's Chorus - Black Christmas
The Nat King Cole Trio - All I Want For Christmas (MJ Cole Remix)
The Soul Saints Orchestra - Santa's Got A Bag Of Soul
The Walkmen - No Christmas While I'm Talkin
Ween - Silent Night
Atom and His Package - What WE Do on Christmas
Bing Crosby - White Christmas (Kaskade Remix)
Bosque Brown - Silent Night
Bright Eyes - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Charles Brown - Merry Christmas Baby (MNO Remix)
Chris Garneau - It's Almost Christmas
Culturcide - Depressed Christmas
Daz Dillinger - Christmas In the Hood
Doctor Octoroc - Icarus! the Angels Sing
Doctor Octoroc - Ryu, the Red Nosed Ninja
Dolly Parton & Cast - Hard Candy Christmas (The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas OST)
Electric Jungle - Funky Funky Christmas
Hybrid Kids - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
James Brown - Funky Christmas
Lee Perry and Sandra Robinson - Merry Christmas Happy New Year
Lisa Hannigan - Silent Night (Damien Rice hidden track)
Matisyahu - Miracle (youtube rip)
Nat King Cole - Chestnuts Roasting (V_VM Remix)
Parenthetical Girls - Carol Of The Season
Parenthetical Girls - Festive Friends (Forever)
Star Wars Christmas Album - Christmas in the Stars
Star Wars Christmas Album - What Can You Get a Wookie for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb)
The Found Sound Orchestra - Holiday Jangle
The Residents - Jingle Bells
Vandals - Oi To The World
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Skating (A Charlie Brown Christmas OST)
Afrika Bambaataa - Deck the Halls
Annie Lennox - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Baron Zen - My Lovely Christmas
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires - Winter Wonderland
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Cold White Christmas
Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls - Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die)
Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
DYM - Little Drummer Boy
Glee Cast - Baby It's Cold Outside
Mavado, Flexxx & Savage - Gully Christmas
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - This Time
Sufjan Stevens - Do You See What I See
Sufjan Stevens - Put The Lights On The Tree
Swastika Girls - Tinseltown
Swastika Girls - When It's Time For Christmas
The Black On White Affair - Auld Lang Syne
The Cathedral Brass - Joy To The World (Mocean Worker Remix)
The Deer Tracks - Christmas Fire
The Jon Matthy Quartet - The World is Waiting for Misery and Suffering Forever
The Moog Machine - Deck the Halls
The Moog Machine - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
William S. Burroughs & The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - The Junky's Christmas
Anamanaguchi - All I Want 4 Xmas Is U
Anima, Floyd & Zoot - The Man with the Bag
Basia Bulat - You Are A Gift
Blondie & Fab Five Freddie - Yuletide Throwndown (Christmas Rapture)
Bootsy Collins - N-Yo-City
Eurythmics - Winter Wonderland
James Brown - Go Power At Christmas Time
John Zorn - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Lord Beginner - Christmas Morning The Rum Had Me Yawning (1939)
MCM - Chris Kringle Is A Black Man
Ohbijou - Last Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Wait Another Year
Paul Simon - Getting Ready For Christmas Day
Salem - King Night
Slow Club - Christmas TV
Star Wars Christmas Album - R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Sufjan Stevens - I Saw Three Ships
The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Go Tell It On The Mountain ft Tom Waits
The Superions - Fruitcake (YACHT Remix)
Tom Waits - New Year's Eve
Vince Guaraldi - O, Tannenbaum (A Charlie Brown Christmas OST)
2.3 Children - Santa's Just An Anagram For Satan
Big Bird & The Swedish Chef - The Christmas Song
Billy Elliot OST - Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher
Bootsy Collins - Chestnutz (The Christmas Song)
De La Soul - Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa (Full Mix)
Electric Amish - Christmas Time In Amish Land
Goldfrapp - Winter Wonderland
John Zorn & Mike Patton - The Christmas Song
Johnny Cash - O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Live Wire - Gift Card
No Fixed Abode & Son Of Kick - Xmas Dubmas
Okkervil River - Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Flowers For Albion
Sleepy Rebels - California Christmas
Slow Club - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Little Drummer Boy ft Michael Franti
The Executor - Christmas Is A Joyful Day (1937)
The Residents - Mr. Skull's New Year's Eve Song
Tom Waits - Silent Night
Venture Brothers (21, 24 & The Mighty Monarch) - Hard Candy Christmas (Dolly Parton cover)
(Charles)Book&Record featuring Tada! - Black Christmas
Apollo Zero - Do You Hear Rainbows I Hear
Beat Happening - Christmas
Bishop Allen - You'll Never Find My Christmas
BogTroTTeR - Nutcracker
Bootsy Collins - Happy Holidaze
Butcher Claus - A Sprig of Holly On the Electric Turbine
Camera Obscura - The Blizzard
Can - Silent Night
Clyde Lasley & the Cadillac Baby Specials - Santa Came Home Drunk
Danny Elfman - The Nightmare Before Christmas Theme
Doctor Octoroc - 8 Days of Master Robots
Doctor Octoroc - Bubbles We Have Heard On Bobble
Dressy Bessy - Mister Kringle's
Electric Mayhem Band - 'Zat You, Santa Claus
Elf Elf & Dok-Im - My Christmas Bells
Ferrante and Teicher - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (prepared pianos, 1955)
Frightened Rabbit - Boxing Night
Hey Rosetta! - Carry Me Home
Horsepower & Teki Latex - All I Want For Christmas Is Techno
John Zorn - Christmas Time Is Here
John Zorn - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Louis Armstrong & Velma Middleton - Baby, It's Cold Outside (Mulato Beach Remix)
Low - Blue Christmas
Low - Santa's Coming Over
Mr. Kinetik & Tony Styxx - Cool Like Jack
Neko Case - Christmas Card From a Hooker In Minneapolis (Tom Waits cover)
Nicky Da B - Xmas In The Room
Oscar Peterson - Jingle Bells
Otis Redding - White Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Christmas Past
People Like Us - Jingle Joy (Live at Christian Marclay's Sounds of Christmas, Tate Modern)
Qualities (Sun Ra) - It's Christmas Time (45 Version)
Ren & Stimpy - Fleck The Walls
Star Wars Christmas Album - Sleigh Ride
Sufjan Stevens - O Come O Come Emmanuel
Swastika Girls - Last Christmas
The Flaming Lips - White Christmas (Demo For Tom Waits)
The Moog Machine - Jingle Bells
The Moog Machine - The First Noel
The Muppets - Christmas Scat
The Mynabirds - All I Want is Truth (for Christmas)
The Quad City DJ's, 69 Boyz and K-Nock - What I Want For Christmas
The Qualities (Sun Ra) - Happy New Year To You (1956)
The Sesame Street Muppets - The Night Before Christmas
Twisted Sister - Oh Come All Ye Faithful
VVm - Erald Hark Angel
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - All I Want For Christmas
2.3 Children - Christmas In The City
Archers Of Loaf - Assassination On X-Mas Eve
Bessie Smith - At The Christmas Ball
Boy George & Antony Hagerty - Happy Christmas, War Is Over (John Lennon cover)
Busdriver - Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires - Silver Bells
Coldcut - Christmas Break
Current 93 - Happy Birthday Pigface Christus
Cynthia Dall - Christmas (California)
Disco Four - He's Santa Clause
Dolly Parton - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Fat Daddy - Fat Daddy
Gruff Rhys - Post Apocalypse Christmas
Harmony Korine - Sweet Night (Trash Humpers OST)
James Brown - Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
Kitty Pryde - Implants & Yankee Candles
Matthew And The Atlas - Fairytale Of New York (Pogues cover)
Mojo Nixon - Christmas Christmas
Napoleon IIIrd - Deck The Halls
Nathan Fake - Xmas Rush (Dub)
Pansy Division - Homo Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Post-Christmas Time
Parenthetical Girls - Thank God It's Not Christmas
Plastic Operator - Happy Holidays
Prato - Falalalalala Christmas
Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Ronight) (UK Single Version)
Run The Jewels - A Christmas Fucking Miracle
Scott Walker - The Day the _Conducator_ Died (An Xmas Song)
Sky Ferreira - Omanko
Sleeping At Last - Snow
Smith & Burrows - When The Thames Froze
Sweet Tee - Let The Jingle Bells Rock
Swing Republic - Boogie Woogie Santa
Tea Ugly - Hanukah
The Coctails - First Snowfall
The Dickies - Silent Night
The Flaming Lips with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Atlas Eets Christmas
The Yobs - C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
Thee X-Karollerz - Sado-Claus Iz Kumming
Venture Brothers (The Monarch and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch) - Baby It's Cold In Here
VVM - Santa Claws is Conning Your Town
Yo La Tengo - Rock N Roll Santa
Andrew and the North American Grizzly - Let The Snow Fall
Buzz Fuzz - .....and a Wappie New Year
Choir! Choir! Choir! with Tim Baker - Carry Me Home (Hey Rosetta) (live)
Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
Doctor Octoroc - Kraid, Rest Ye Merry Mother Brain
Drew Grow & the Pastors' Wives - Tennessee Christmas (Alabama)
Grandmaster O - Santa Cut
James Chance & the Contortions - Christmas With Satan
Korean Children's Choir - Jingle Bells (1954)
Lead Belly - Christmas Is A-Coming
Pimpdaddysupreme - How KimYe Ruined Christmas
Polyphonic Spree - Silver Bells ft School Of Seven Bells
Sinead O'Connor - Silent Night Holy Night
Sloppy Seconds - Hooray For Santa Claus (Theme From Santa Claus Conquers The Martians)
Sufjan Stevens - Up on the Housetop
T. Mills & Blackbear - Coldest Winter
Terravita - Rock The Carol Of The Bells
The Qualities (Sun Ra) - It's Christmas Time
The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping

ATOM - Hark The Snow King's Marshmellows
Belle & Sebastian - Are You Coming Over For Christmas
Bessie Smith - At The Christmas Ball
Caitlin Rose with Keegan DeWitt - You Never Come Home For Christmas
Character 6 - Als Hij Komt
Cold Chillin' Juice Crew - Cold Chillin' Christmas
D.veloped - Holidays With D.veloped
Harry Simeone Chorale - Little Drummer Boy Ish (Diggz Edit)
Hey Rosetta - New Year Song
JD McDonald - Boogaloo Santa Claus
John Zorn - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Remute - Jingle Bells (Cowbell Mania Mix)
Slow Club - Christmas Thanks For Nothing
Sufjan Stevens - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
The Killers - Don't Shoot Me Santa
The Oh Hellos - Mvmt IV, Every Bell On Earth Will Ring
The Prophet - Sick Christmas
The Scallions & Adam Rabin - Winter Wonderland (done with The Residents Eskimo album)

Branches - O Holy Night
Busy Boys - Funky Fresh X-Mas
Chuck Berry - Merry Christmas Baby
Death Cab for Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Deer Tick - Christmas All Summer Long
Doctor Octoroc - Joy To Commando
Gen Ken - You Could Even Say It Glows
Grandmaster O - Goodnight Alvin
John Zorn - Winter Wonderland
Kate Bush - Home For Christmas
Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin'
Lenny Dee & Ralphie Dee - Brooklyn X-Mas
Polyphonic Spree - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Sufjan Stevens - Angels We Have Heard On High
The Fall - (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
The Ventures - Sleigh Ride
Thunderskank & Trufix - Merry Christmas
Tiny Tim - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Tuxedomoon - Weinachts Rap
Sufjan Stevens - Christmas Unicorn
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Joy to the World_Bells
Doctor Octoroc - Super Jingle Bros.
Violent Femmes - Happy New Year Next Year
Wild Billy Childish & the Musicians of the British Empire - Comanche (Link Wray's Christmas)
Happy Fangs - All I Want for Christmas Is Halloween
Kansas City Kitty - Christmas Morning Blues
mojochronic - Lou Christmas (Without You) (The Velvet Underground vs Straight No Chaser v Staples Singers vs Salzburg Children's Choir)
Big Dee Irwin And Little Eva - I Wish You A Merry Christmas
MC Globe - Twas the Night Before Christmas
Sufjan Stevens - Christmas in the Room
The Be Good Tanyas - Rudy
Dave McPherson - Merry Ex-Mrs
Sufjan Stevens - Angels We Have Heard On High
The Hulls - Christmas Time On the Picket Line
Yuzima - Sleigh Ride
Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Oh Christmas Tree_Ghosts

Titus Andronicus - Auld Lang Syne
Sufjan Stevens - Do You Hear What I Hear
Slow Club - All Alone At Christmas
mojochronic - Rudolph's Red Nose (Sage The Gemini vs Gene Autry vs The Derric Johnson Vocal Orchestra)
The Grubby Mitts - Come on Home For Christmas
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Silent Night_Our Prayer
Good Lovelies - Under The Tree
Leroy Carr - Christmas in Jail, Ain't That a Pain
Fleshtones - Super Rock Santa
Sufjan Stevens - Lumberjack ChristmasNo One Can Save You From Christmases Past
Mary Harris - Happy New Year Blues
The Student Teachers - Christmas Weather
Doctor Octoroc - O Come, All Ye Vampires
MC Globe - Jingle Bells
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Deck the Halls_Omega is the Alpha
Sufjan Stevens - Carol of St. Benjamin The Bearded One
Stormy Weather - Christmas Time Is Coming (A Street Carol)
The Cabana Kids - Little Drummer Boy
dj BC - Cold Chillin with Stevie (Stevie Wonder vs Juice Crew Allstars vs Harry Potter vs Bob and Doug MacKenzie)

Monday, December 12, 2016


In 2016 I listened to a lot less music than prior years.  Well, check that, I actually listened to less NEW 2016 music.  I probably listened to only a slightly bit less in total, as my priorities tended to shift towards family, pinball, work, etc.

With that concession, I want to say these are my favourite albums that I heard in 2016.  Go check these out and buy them.


A Tribe Called Red - Indian City ft Northern Voice
A Tribe Called Red - R.E.D. ft Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear
Anohni - Drone Bomb Me
Anohni - Hopelessness
beaunoise - Leaving
beaunoise - Novem.major
Beyoncé - Formation
Beyoncé- Hold Up
Califone - Easter82
Califone - Tripped on your Cape
Daniel Schmidt - And the Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn
Daniel Schmidt - In My Arms, Many Flowers
Frightened Rabbit - An Otherwise Disappointing Life
Frightened Rabbit - I Wish I Was Sober
Mykki Blanco - Highschool Never Ends ft Woodkid
Mykki Blanco - My Nene
Radiohead - Burn The Witch
Radiohead - Identikit
Rae Spoon - I Hear Them Calling
Rae Spoon - Wrestles With Death
White Lung - Below
White Lung - Kiss Me When I Bleed

DOWNLOAD CPI'S BEST OF 2016 (tracks from best albums AND the singles included)


I focus on albums that are good as a whole experience, from start to finish.  My focus in the past few years has been finding satisfying albums that demand your attention as a whole experience.
But there is still lots of good stuff that I heard that I want to point to, so here is a list of "singles".  Tracks from 2016 that exist standalone, or maybe the album as a whole didn't make my top selections.
But if you like any of the tracks here, do go check out those albums.

Aesop Rock - Rings
Andy Stott - New Romantic
Basia Bulat - In The Name Of
Beth Orton - Snow
Black Mountain - Mothers Of The Sun
Braids - Joni
Chance The Rapper - Angels
Christian Löffler - Lost
Ian William Craig - Lost on Tim, Part 2
Kaytranada - Lite Spots
Kings Quest - Tourniquet
Sam Shalabi & Stefan Christoff - 2016-05-17 live at 2 Monk Street, Ottawa (2016)
Scott Walker - Opening (The Childhood of a Leader OST)
Son Lux - You Don't Own Me ft Hanna Benn
Young Thug - Harambe