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ISO50 Playlist 10 is up! We hope you enjoy this selection, if you like what you hear, let us know in the comments. List your favorite track on the playlist and you’ll be entered to win a signed copy of the (sold out) 12″ Vinyl + MP3 of Tycho’s Coastal Brake. Be sure to include a valid email address so we can contact you (email is not publicly visible).

Older playlists are available in the archive.

ISO50 Playlist 10 – Compiled By Aarnio & Tycho

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Track Listing

Belle & Sebastian – Didn’t See It Coming
Working For A Nuclear Free City – Quiet Place
Deerhunter – Desire Lines
Tapes ‘n Tapes – Conquest
The Helio Sequence – Back to This
Film School – P.S.
Yo La Tengo – Beach Party Tonight
Minks – Ophelia
Benoit Pioulard – Tower
The Walkmen – Woe Is Me (NPR World Cafe Session)
Junip – Rope and Summit
Kisses – People Can Do The Most Amazing Things
Mark McGuire – Brain Storm (for Erin)
Stewart Walker – Benstrumental
Atlas Sound – Spring Break
Matthew Dear – More Surgery
The Radio Dept. – David (Rice Twins remix)
Lovelock – Pino Grigio
Seams – Hung Markets
Bloc Party – Tulips (Club Version)
Anoraak – Above Your Head
Oriol – Coconut Coast
The Field – Caroline
Games – Everything Is Working
Gonjasufi – Candylane (Bibio Remix)
Soft Powers – just like tropica-L
DJ Shadow – Erase You [Count alt mix]
The Dining Rooms – Costi Ti Amo
Peter Broderick – Pulling the Rain

187 Comments Leave A Comment

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Erik says:

November 1, 2010 at 3:32 am

I’ll have to list “People Can Do the Most Amazing Things” by Kisses as my favorite on this playlist, really can’t get that song out of my head. Games and Oriol are really close runner-ups though.

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Steven Cornfield says:

November 1, 2010 at 3:38 am

Have you ever thought of an ISO50 playlist iphone app? make it happen.

And my favorite song on this playlist might be Bloc Party’s Tulips…even though…they’re all super good.

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Vlospa says:

November 1, 2010 at 5:00 am

Its all good! but i prefer dj shadow’s erase you (count alt’s mix) i’m a sucker for drums :)

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Damion says:

November 1, 2010 at 5:38 am

My favorite track off this Playlist-10 is The Helio Sequence – Back to This. Not only is this a great track but their whole album deserves a good listen.

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Jonathan Matos says:

November 1, 2010 at 6:49 am

this is tough. i really like this playlist. i’m gonna go with Film School-P.S. i haven’t heard it in a while and i’ve fallen in love all over again.

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Kieran Ahmed says:

November 1, 2010 at 7:57 am

I like.
There’s a few here that are amazing like ‘Working for a Nuclear City.’

But I’ll have to say Seams as i saw him supporting Toro Y moi in Cardiff and both were outstanding live.

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Kieran Ahmed says:

November 1, 2010 at 7:57 am

There’s a few here that are amazing like ‘Working for a Nuclear City.’

But I’ll have to say Seams as i saw him supporting Toro Y moi in Cardiff and both were outstanding live.

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Neil Martin says:

November 1, 2010 at 8:11 am

Im definitely gonna have to say Lovelock – Pino Grigio. Never heard these guys before today, so thank you for introducing me!

Neil

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dmkellman says:

November 1, 2010 at 8:12 am

I really wish there was a way of listening to your playlists on my iPhone since it’s my primary gateway to the Internet. I don’t have home Internet to save money.

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Alexander says:

November 1, 2010 at 8:15 am

Some really good track on that playlist, hard to pick a favorite. I always been a big fan of The Field, but i gotta say that the Matthew Dear track is just amazing! My pic of the list, really loving the ambient texture in the background!

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Nthn says:

November 1, 2010 at 8:18 am

I always enjoy finding new music here. Thanks for sharing.

Here are my favorites:

✓ Caroline -The Field
✓ Pulling the Rain -Peter Broderick
✓ Hung Markets -Seams
✓ Above Your Head -Anoraak
✓ Pino Grigio -Lovelock
✓ Tower -Benoit Pioulard
✓ Benstrumental -Stewart Walker
✓ Yo La Tengo -Summer Sun

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Mattzilla says:

November 1, 2010 at 8:24 am

“Spring Break” by Atlas Sound

it is refreshing track after a weekend long of bad club music.

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Nate says:

November 1, 2010 at 8:44 am

I remember hearing Tapes N’ Tapes’ Conquest for the first time, and I immediately loved it. Although all the selections are great, really!

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Erica Dawn Young says:

November 1, 2010 at 8:45 am

The Walkmen – Woe Is Me
The Helio Sequence – Back to This
Anoraak – Above Your Head
Gonjasufi – Candylane (Bibio Remix)
^ hell yes

:) every playlist you guys make is always like a breath of fresh air i know most of the songs just happy its put together like so <3

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Gwhit says:

November 1, 2010 at 9:16 am

The whole list is ace. For me though, it’s Bloc Party. They were the first band I ever saw live, and that song will forever bring back memoires.

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nick says:

November 1, 2010 at 9:25 am

Great playlist!
I really can’t choose one favorite, but Yo La Tengo’s “Beach Party Tonight” is really doing it for me right now.

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Matthias Georg says:

November 1, 2010 at 9:39 am

bloc party is my outstanding favourite! i just listen to this song and wanna see mountains growing!

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Omer says:

November 1, 2010 at 9:49 am

Thanks for putting a new and awesome playlist together.

My favorite track is going to be “Woe Is Me (NPR World Cafe Session)” by The Walkmen. I’m glad that you’ve added one of my all time favorite bands to a playlist.

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Kjell-Roger says:

November 1, 2010 at 10:03 am

Definitely Mark McGuire – Brain Storm for me, I’ve been hooked!

Deerhunter on a strong runner up.

Lovely playlist, it’s gonna (like it’s predeccesors) get me through alot of days at work.

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Pat Zimmer says:

November 1, 2010 at 10:43 am

I’m going to have to go with Working For a Nuclear Free City. Businessmen and Ghosts is probably my favorite album of all time but I never see them get any love.

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Russ says:

November 1, 2010 at 11:14 am

I’ve got to say that I’m a big fan of ‘Above Your Head’ by Anoraak.

Thanks for the playlists! They’re awesome!

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LV says:

November 1, 2010 at 11:15 am

Peter Broderick!! finally, I’ve waiting for him to be on a playlist!
Olafur Arnalds on the next one, perhaps?

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Ken says:

November 1, 2010 at 11:44 am

Ride on. Great Playlist. Gonna go with Tapes n Tapes. It was a good one to start my monday morning to. Thanks!

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Lyndon says:

November 1, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I saw Rope and Summit on there and promised myself I wouldn’t choose it, but that’s exactly what I’m going to do. An aside, did you guys get my email a while back?

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Esa Laukkanen says:

November 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I´m currently listening to Benoit Pioulard´s track and so far everything´s been great:-) But to pick one track from the playlist I love the most, it has to be “People Can Do The Most Amazing Things” by Kisses – what an amazing track & album!

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HUGO says:

November 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm

la gente puede hacer cosas asombrosas! como besarse entre ellos.
playlist 10 its awesome!!
kisses to everybody. : J

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Bryn says:

November 1, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Favourite tracks would have to be
Kisses “People Can Do The Most Amazing Of Things” and
Peter Broderick’s “Pulling The Rain”

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Nick says:

November 1, 2010 at 1:49 pm

It’s a tie between The Helio Sequence – Back to This, and Bloc Party – Tulips (Club Version) which is actually the Minotaur Shock Remix.

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Mkaio says:

November 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Love the playlists!!! And my fave from this one is Mark McGuire’s “Brain Storm (For Erin)”. Loved it!

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Ace says:

November 1, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Hard to decide, I might have said Kisses, but I think my latest most favorite would have to be Mark McGuire. Been on repeat for ages.

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TL and The Renaissance says:

November 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I listened to all tracks. I enjoyed all of them but I think I really dig Minks – OPHELIA. I love the smooth track and it kinda has a hint of 80′s. Also the chorus is awesome! Nice playlist!

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pakendo says:

November 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Hi! Thanks for the playlist!! My favourite track is Peter Broderik – Pulling The Rain. It’s the perfect soundtrack for today.

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rent says:

November 1, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I haven’t heard that Bloc Party song in so long. Pretty sure I have it on vinyl somewhere.

Favorite song – The Dining Rooms: Cosi Ti Amo …you guys snuck that in there. Great choice.

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Emanuel says:

November 1, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I went through the entire list, while working on a visual piece for tomorrow’s meeting in uni and the tracks were very pleasant to listen to, not distracting at all. I have to agree Pakendo, Pulling the Rain does it for me as well.. as I type this I’m on iTunes, checking mr. Broderick’s music.
Thanks for sharing.

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Andrew McGahey says:

November 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Soooooooo much good stuff here but my personal favorite of the moment is “Hung Markets” from Seams.

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DΛNΙΣL says:

November 1, 2010 at 7:03 pm

thus far, my fav is The Helio Sequence – Back to This; but things may change after a few hundred more listens………

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Bas says:

November 1, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Liking the coherent vibe of this selection.
For me, Stewart Walker’s Benstrumental talked nicely to my soul.
Cheers.

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Maria says:

November 1, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I reallly love this play list!!!! So good!!!

U must listen to Bon Iver and his song For Emma,For Ever Ago… I hope u enjoy it!

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Dawson Jones says:

November 1, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Never heard the deerhunter track before, and i have to say the deerhunter track. Desire Lines.

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Charissa says:

November 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm

My favorite has to be Working for a Nuclear Free City-Quiet Place, not because it’s the first on the list, but because it’s definitely one of the more beautiful songs I’ve heard in a while.
It was a hard pick, though. This is a great playlist.

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Neil says:

November 1, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Great playlist, just cycled it a few times whilst working on a project. Tuff to pick a favorite, but I really lent towards The Field – Caroline. Most of my art is done to soft beats like this, which remind me a lot of the Tycho jams. Easy to lose myself through it, all good tracks though!

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Asa B. says:

November 2, 2010 at 12:36 am

I actually have been listening to WFNFC for at least a year or two. A great band, and you hit the nail on the head with my favorite “Quite Place”.

But there were many more I was happy to hear. This playlist seems a bit more fitting to ISO50 right now. There needed to be some kind of change.

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J.P. says:

November 2, 2010 at 1:11 am

Peter Broderick – Pulling the Rain.

[mostly because I'm a piano geek. This set, more than any other, has no single standout tracks that I wanted to play over and over; rather there were simply no bad tracks. I want to play the whole set over and over.]

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how says:

November 2, 2010 at 1:47 am

thanks for the playlist holmes! i am convinced that new music exposure somehow bends the fabric of time and speeds up the work day for designers. really like working for a nuclear free city, deerhunter, and of course the dining rooms.

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Dan P.M. Harris says:

November 2, 2010 at 1:58 am

I have loved finding new music on this site for over three years now. So much, that I was inspired recently to start a website and share music with my friends in a similar fashion.
However, I must share that I came across a new experience with this recent play list: there is a song on there that I’ve been treasuring for a couple years now. Like I said, I am typically introduced to new music on this site, which is always the fun. And I’m usually thinking JEEZE why haven’t I heard this sooner? But to hear a track so close to the heart on someone else’s play list really hit the spot today.
So today I choose ‘Back to This’ by Helio Sequence. Loved the album ‘Keep Your Eyes Ahead’. While on a road trip to California in the spring of ’09, I will always remember driving out of Las Vegas and onto that desert highway with ‘Back to This’ on our playlist, while the colors at dusk faded into the night. One of those moments where the song will always remind me of the scenery, and the scenery will always remind me of the song.

Thank you for sharing music again!

-Dan P.M. Harris

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Mirko says:

November 2, 2010 at 2:41 am

I really like “Working For A Nuclear Free City – Quiet Place”. But the entire tracklist is very good!!!

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Cornelius says:

November 2, 2010 at 4:39 am

nice selection folks. I can’t help it but the Dining Rooms track Costi Ti Amo gets me every time. That break and sample are super catchy!

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Kurt says:

November 2, 2010 at 5:06 am

The Walkmen with that retro surf guitar and snare drum are a great sound. Perfect for a small club performance with a beer in hand tapping your toe. Great plalist. Thank you.

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Mike.J says:

November 2, 2010 at 5:10 am

Introducing an “Buy this list” button would save me a great deal of time.

“Cough, Wink”

Regards.

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Marcus says:

November 2, 2010 at 8:15 am

Listening to PL10 since yesterday and my favorite is changing by the hour.

Right now: DJ Shadow – Erase You [Count alt mix]

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John Dyer says:

November 2, 2010 at 8:17 am

Mark McGuire – Brain Storm (For Erin)

Was listening to the playlist while coding this morning at work and when this song came on, I stopped and listened from start to finish. Then went to amazon to purchase the album ‘Living with Yourself.’ This is a brilliant track.

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Ohlin says:

November 2, 2010 at 9:01 am

Tough to pick a favorite, but I’d go with that Count Alt mix of DJ Shadow’s Erase You as my favorite out of this fantastic playlist.

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Kyle says:

November 2, 2010 at 9:12 am

Gonjasufi – Candylane (Bibio Remix)

As per usual, you have posted music that fits the needs of my morning perfectly. Thanks again.

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Mads says:

November 2, 2010 at 9:13 am

Wow, what a playlist. Lots of new favourites here!
Right now i think my favourite is Gonjasufi – Candylane (bibio mix)

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Will says:

November 2, 2010 at 10:14 am

Atlas Sound – Spring Break!

Very trippy stuff, great for those long late night Photoshop sessions.

You guys always find the coolest music – thanks for the inspiration!

-Will

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Dave says:

November 2, 2010 at 10:34 am

Anoraak – Above Your Head

That ‘Reading Rainbow’ synth is outstanding.
I’ve loved Anoraak since ‘Nightdrive with You’ and this track really shows how much he’s improving.
Thanks for turning me onto it.

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BTW says:

November 2, 2010 at 10:50 am

This is excellent. Thank you. I could have picked any number of these tracks as my favorite but I’m going to go with Bloc Party b/c I had somehow overlooked this particular mix of “Tulips” and it’s an instant classic.

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Nick says:

November 2, 2010 at 10:51 am

Tapes n Tapes – Conquest

DRUUUHHHHHHMMMMMMZ! Aiya!

I haven’t listened to Tapes n Tapes in ages and suddenly I remember why they are so awesome!

Such a great mix!

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Brad says:

November 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Benoit Pioulard – Tower

Love his work. “Tower” is so fluid and light. Very playful and creates a great atmosphere.

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Jarson says:

November 2, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I’m guessing Scott contributed the DJ Shadow track…I’ve never really been super into DJ Shadow…but damn. This is fucking great.

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yulien says:

November 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm

listen to the playlist for 3 times in a row to carefully select and give other music chances. but in the end, still pick mark mcguire – brain storm (for erin) as my fav. first thought, best thought. haha!

2. working for a nuclear free city – quiet place

tht’s it.

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Blake Barton says:

November 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Easy. I love that Soft Powers track “Just Like Tropica-L”. They were my jam this summer. They gave away so much free music! Looking forward to a full length (and hopefully better designed album art).

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Gman says:

November 2, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Peter Broderick – Pulling the Rain

I like this song because the way the artist plays the piano is very strong, but has very smooth transitions. Its very well done and is something i like to listen to on a snowy day in the near future.

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BambiEyez says:

November 2, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Great playlist as per usual!
have to say the stand-outs for me are:

Kisses – People Can Do The Most Amazing Things
Lovelock – Pino Grigio

love everything about this site, keep up the amazing work!

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Ashraf Ali says:

November 3, 2010 at 8:15 am

How do you not love Anoraak’s Above Your Head? Vocals might not always be smooth but the mix definitely blends smoothly with my ears titillating with pleasure.

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Jon Yablonski says:

November 3, 2010 at 11:23 am

Been hearing ‘Deerhunter-Desire LInes’ over and over in my head since hearing it! Definitely gets my vote.

Thanks for posting these playlist guys — I recommend this blog all the time!
_ j

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j says:

November 3, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Junip- Rope and summit. I love how the vibe of the album, fields, relates to the artwork. Currently spinning on the deck…

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Mark says:

November 4, 2010 at 5:14 am

I was hoping for a new playlist … and lo, my wish came true!

Great work Scott & Aarnio, thanks!

Favorite this time is The Radio Dept. track … dunno why, maybe just my mood ;-)

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Ramune (every.seven) says:

November 4, 2010 at 7:59 am

I can hardly pick one favorite, so here are three:

Benoit Pioulard – Tower (who was absolutely lovely Monday night in Brooklyn)
Kisses – People Can Do The Most Amazing Things
Deerhunter – Desire Lines

Thank you once again for a great playlist, I always look forward to these.

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Brendan says:

November 4, 2010 at 9:24 am

The playlist is beautiful. You guys never fail.

Even though you’ve introduced me to countless new tunes, some brilliant artists, there’s a crazy nostalgia in hearing the Bloc Party – Tulips (Remix) and remembering how that was my JAM freshman year in high school.

It was a great addition to cap off the Silent Alarm Remixed album, and is a great piece in PL10.

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MICHALCHITOS says:

November 4, 2010 at 5:29 pm

amazing playlist!
listen it almost everyday!
architects can’t live without such music!

to me mostly loved:

Mark McGuire – Brain Storm (for Erin)

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Max G says:

November 6, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I really am digging the Matthew Dear track! I look forward to every one of these playlists, they are amazing.

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Benzie says:

November 6, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I met Seams at a show a few weeks ago and bought his new EP on cassette (not out digitally for a few more weeks I think). I managed to get number 1 of 20! Beautiful music, beautiful cassette.

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Philip Brun Del Re says:

November 6, 2010 at 7:21 pm

So much standout music on the mix/blog, keep up the hard work, it really pays off for all of us.

I really love the endless vibe of the atlas sound “spring break” track.

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Alex says:

November 7, 2010 at 11:38 pm

It’s tough to decide between “More Surgery”, “P.S.”, and the remix of “David”, the whole playlist is very good, as usual!

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Seth says:

November 9, 2010 at 6:24 am

Loving that Gonjasufi track. Made me go and buy the CD. Loving the yoga infused scraggly voice and beachy retro beats.

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Wietse says:

November 9, 2010 at 9:53 am

It’s probably my speakers but the bass in Working For A Nuclear Free City – Quiet Place is terrible!

My personal favorite is
Gonjasufi – Candylane (Bibio Remix)

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Miroslav says:

November 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I’d have to say Marc Mcguire’s – Brain is harmonizing with my brainwaves these days. Thanks for another playlist, it’s always my go-to for new music. A pleasure.

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MMC says:

November 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Awesome playlist as usual.

It’s a coin-flip for me between Deerhunter and The Walkmen, my two favorite releases this year. I’ll go with the Walkmen since it’s not on the album and a new listen.

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Rose Duby says:

November 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm

The Dining Rooms – Costi Ti Amo would have to be my favorite, but the entire playlist is perfect. Your compilations are wonderfully chosen and well assorted. Do go on! I’ve been listening to your playlist for a little over a year now and I hardly tire myself. Voilà!

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PPLL says:

November 10, 2010 at 6:23 am

Secoond Track: QUIET PLACE – working for a nuclear free city

Oh dear its great!

greetings from Munich

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Manuel says:

November 22, 2010 at 10:33 am

I stay with Anoraak – above your head, very moody, makes you keep the hope in a black day,

Somehow it reminds me tycho, for the sounds and composition, it had to be in the playlist.

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Sara says:

November 22, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Spectacular, best Play List yet. My pick is Film School, P.S.

Thank you so much for introducing me to so much new music!

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Steven says:

November 30, 2010 at 11:05 pm

As is almost the unanimous case, all the tracks range from fantastic to utterly sublime. However, it is Matthew Dear’s ‘More Surgery’ that is hitting all the right spots in my ears.

Thanks for the rad playlist!