So, yeah, that took a bit longer than
I you would have liked. Sorry, you guys. Anyway, here we go: your 2015 WGOM Summer1 Mix:*
|3.||Pedestrian At Best||Courtney Barnett|
|4.||Shut Up And Dance||WALK THE MOON|
|5.||Turbo Killer||Carpenter Brut|
|6.||Harlem Roses||Vinny Chase ft. Kid Art|
|9.||Nothing To Say||Black Diet|
|10.||Valerie||Mark Ronson Ft. Amy Winehouse|
|11.||Tongues||Joywave Tongues Ft. KOPPS|
|12.||King Kunta||Kendrick Lamar|
|13.||Ain't Gonna Drown||Elle King|
|14.||Let The Good Times roll||JD McPherson|
|15.||I Miss Your Bones||Hospitality|
|16.||Pink Slime||La Luz|
|17.||I Wanna Get Better||Bleachers|
|19.||Blood Hands||Royal Blood|
|20.||Like No Other||EULA|
|21.||Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)||Father John Misty|
|22.||Living The Dream||Sturgill Simpson|
|23.||Hold Back The River||James Bay|
|24.||When I'm Blind||Built To Spill|
*The methodology was pretty simple: The first pick on everyone's list got in, and after that, all other submissions went into a general pool. The selection process ended up being fairly impartial as by the time I finally got to listening to the songs, I had no idea who had submitted what3. Anyway, I went through the general pool a few times and rated4 each song5. All songs submitted totaled a bit over 2 hours; I figured an hour and a half was plenty. The lowest rated supplemental songs based on the flawed perceptions of the curator were redacted until the 90 minute threshold had been reached. From that point, songs were organized in a hopefully aesthetically pleasing sonic arrangement6.
1 AMR claimed summer was already over. The (un)official end to summer is Labor Day weekend. Duh2.
2 Actually, is that a foregone thing? I don't remember school starting before then, but spooks' kids are already going back? Is that crazy?
3 The list I gathered at the time of submission didn't note submitters, only which songs were automatically included. In addition, I pretty much listen to zero commercial radio, nor do I come across "contemporary" music in daily life, so if any of these songs are actually popular, I have no idea.
4 I guess I'd describe that my ratings process, as it applies to the theme of "Summer Mix", had a critical standard on par with the definitions of such intangibles as "MVP" or "pornography".
5 Ratings were tweaked as further listens warranted.
6 I'd like to think the flow is halfway decent.
Oh yeah, post yer 10s below.