Jim & Greg’s Best of 2006 Mixtapes

As every music fan knows, making the perfect mixtape is no easy task. Jim and Greg have thought long and hard about the art of mix-making, and this week on the show, they’ll play their compilations of the best songs of 2006.

Jim and Greg’s 2006 Year-End Mixtapes
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Greg’s Mixtape: A Curse I Cannot Lift

  1. Lindsey Buckingham, I Am Waiting. A cover of a relatively obscure Rolling Stones track from Aftermath sets the mood of sunrise expectation and apprehension. I am waiting ... waiting for someone to come out of somewhere.
  2. Midlake, Roscoe. An echo from Lindsey Buckingham’s past? The sound is mid-’70s Fleetwood Mac: dusky folk-rock. I can imagine Christine McVie doing a perfect cover of this song. The song is set in 1891, like a dream about a more innocent time.
  3. The Decemberists, The Crane Wife 3. Still in the past, still dreaming, but the innocence turns to despair.
  4. Dirty on Purpose, Car No-Drive. Wake up. Morning rush hour. This song sounds like it’s pouring from the windows of a passing subway train. We’re going somewhere...
  5. Rhymefest, Bullet. To Iraq. Turn on the TV, and we see young recruits wondering how they ended up in a desert in the Middle East fighting a war they don’t understand.
  6. Serena-Maneesh, Drain Cosmetics. A sandstorm of guitars.
  7. Secret Machines, Lightning Blue Eyes. Then tunneling out, and into the sunlight where I felt awake, I was way out.
  8. Parts and Labor, A Great Divide. A call to arms, a dividing line in the mix, day becomes night.
  9. TV on the Radio, Wolf Like Me. Silhouettes dash against the moon— Got a curse I cannot lift.
  10. The Roots, In the Music. A sinister night vibe, as low-riders slink through skyscraper canyons.
  11. Nelly Furtado, Maneater. Where all sorts of nightcrawlers roam ...
  12. Justin Timberlake, What Goes Around/Comes Around. And a reckoning goes down— I can’t believe it’s ending this way.
  13. Van Hunt, If I Take You Home. The night winds down, uneasy partners match up...
  14. Love is All, Make Out Fall Out Make Up. The hangover aftermath— I think I’ll spend all day in bed.
  15. Gnarls Barkley, Gone Daddy Gone. Love is gone away.
  16. John Legend, Show Me. A morning prayer for guidance.
  17. Beyoncé, Irreplaceable. And she’s ready to move on, a new day begins...

Jim’s Mixtape: Just Crazy About 2006

  1. Gnarls Barkley, Crazy
  2. Tapes ‘N Tapes, Crazy Eights
  3. Arctic Monkeys, I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
  4. Veruca Salt, So Weird
  5. Fergie, London Bridge
  6. Justin Timberlake, Love Stoned/I Think She Knows Interlude
  7. Kelis, ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off
  8. My Chemical Romance, Teenagers
  9. Grandaddy, Disconnecty
  10. Mission of Burma, Nancy Reagan’s Head
  11. Jenny Lewis, Rabbit Fur Coat

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