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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hi guys, I used to post on here a few years back, and have returned, yay.

I just wanted your ideas... not because I'm lazy but because I'm interested in finding some good new music.

My bf is away studying in New Zealand for a few months, and I want to make him a mix c.d. (how times have changed), no theme, e.g. not a c.d. of love songs or anything, but just great songs, they can be soppy or romantic, or not!

If you have any suggestions, or any favourtie songs let me know. :thumb:

Thanks in advance!:wave:

Naomi xxxx

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    And what genre(s) of music are we talking about here?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    anything really... though hard rock/metal or anything extreme is probably out. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What songs do you both like? What bands does he like? What might remind you both of the other/the relationship?

    It doesn't have to be romantic as such - very few people appreciate a gift of Phil Collins, Bryan Adams and REO Speedwagon's greatest hits - but it may as well be meaningful (otherwise why not just buy him Now 163! or whatever number they're at - who's counting?)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    JaffaCakes wrote: »
    anything really... though hard rock/metal or anything extreme is probably out. :)
    Damn. Probably not a good idea to include The Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up", then. :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's quite hard to tell you without knowing what your taste in music is, but here are some of my favourite albums since the start of the century, plus my favourite tracks:

    Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise (Chigaco, They Are Night Zombies!!).
    Bright Eyes - Cassadaga (If the Brakeman Turns My Way, Four Winds).
    Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism (Title and Registration, Transatlanticism, We Looked Like Giants, Lightness, A Lack of Color).
    The Shins - Oh, Inverted World (New Slang, Caring Is Creepy).
    The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow (Mine's Not a High Horse, Gone for Good).
    Radiohead - In Rainbows (Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, Reckoner, Nude).
    Battles - Mirrored (Tonto, Atlas).
    M.I.A. - Kala (Paper Planes, Come Around, Bamboo Banga).
    Air - Talkie Walkie (Cherry Blossom Girl, Alone In Kyoto, Universal Traveler, Surfing On A Rocket).
    Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs - Fever To Tell (Maps, Y Control).
    Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs - Show Your Bones (Gold Lion).
    The Decemberists - Picaresque (We Both Go Down Together).
    The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (The Island, Yankee Bayonet, Summersong, O Valencia).
    The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Fight Test, One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1, Do You Realize??).
    The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (Race For The Prize, Waitin' for a Superman, Suddenly Everything Has Changed, The Gash, Feeling Yourself Disintegrate).
    The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics (Free Radicals, The Sound of Failure , Pompeii am Götterdämmerung, The W.A.N.D.).
    Mogwai - Happy Songs For Happy People (Hunted By A Freak)
    Gogol Bordello - Voi-La Intruder (Mussolini vs. Stalin, Nomadic Chronicle, Start Wearing Purple).
    Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself (Goodnight and Go, Hide and Seek, Just for Now, Speeding Cars).
    Arcade Fire - Funeral (Rebellion, Power Out).
    Sigur Ros - () (Tracks 4 and 6 - none of the tracks on this album have names).
    Sigur Ros - Ágætis Byrjun (Svefn-g-englar).
    Sigur Ros - Takk (Hoppípolla, Sæglópur).

    If you're not into indie or alternative music, then ignore everything I've just written.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ah well, one surprise track would probably be ok... :cool:

    But I remember a post on here a while back, where everyone posted their favourite song... and we ended up with a really good, though random, collection of songs...

    xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    B.J. Thomas- Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
    From the Musical Anything Goes - You're the Top (:blush: )
    Feist - 1234
    Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl (:D )
    Johnny Cash & June Carter - Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man
    The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
    The La's - There She Goes
    Lou Reed - Satellite of Love
    Moby - Porcelain
    Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    Over The Rhine - Trouble

    Et voila!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nice, Hyacinth Girl :) I love Johnny & June songs on CDs for loved ones.

    Songs that I put on various CDs to various boyfriends have included...

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Put a Spell On You, Night Time is the Right Time
    The Ramones - Baby, I Love You
    The Earlies - Wayward Song
    Tom Waits - Downtown Train
    Nick Drake - Northern Sky
    The Stone Roses - All Across the Sands, I Wanna Be Adored, Sally Cinnamon, Waterfall
    Milli Small - My Boy Lollipop
    Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan - You Are My Sunshine
    Joni Mitchell - Night Ride Home
    The Cure - Caterpillar
    Get World - Paul Robeson
    Supertramp - Give a Little Bit
    Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
    Tom Waits - Icecream Man
    AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
    Guided By Voices - I Am a Tree
    Belle & Sebastian - If You Find Yourself Caught in Love
    Mercury Rev - Vermillion, Tides of the Moon
    Joni Mitchell - The Cactus Tree
    Johnny Cash & June Carter - Time's a-Wastin' (I :heart: it)
    The Beatles - Here, There and Everywhere, If I Fell
    Bob Dylan - Love Minus Zero, When the Deal Goes Down
    Yo La Tengo - You Can Have it All
    Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers to Cross
    Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
    The Kinks - You Really Got Me, Days
    Leonard Cohen - Dance Me To The End of Love, I'm Your Man
    Otis Redding - My Lover's Prayer
    Jets to Brazil - Sweet Avenue
    Barenaked Ladies - If I Had a Million Dollars
    Van Morrison - Into the Mystic, Moondance
    The Saw Doctors - Red Cortina
    Radiohead - Nobody Does It Better (Live)
    Frank Sinatra - Witchcraft
    Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me
    Ella Fitzgerald - Night and Day
    The Decemberists - Red Right Ankle
    Crowded House - Fall at Your Feet
    Jim Noir - The Only Way
    Johnny Cash - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
    Beach Boys - Fun, Fun, Fun
    Shea Seger - Always
    The Police - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
    Petra Haden - God Only Knows
    Oasis - Stand By Me, Songbird
    Latyrx - Lady Don't Tek No
    Mike Berry & The Outlaws - My Baby Doll
    Mercury Rev - Hi-Speed Boats
    Blur - Tender
    The Banana Splits - I Enjoy Being a Boy
    A Band of Bees - I Love You
    I Am Kloot - Twist
    De La Soul - Simply
    Bob Dylan - You Angel You
    De La Soul - Talkin' 'bout Hey Love
    Townes Van Zandt - I'll Be Here in the Morning
    The Stylistics - Betcha by Golly, Wow
    The Roches Damned Old Dog
    Kristin Hersh - Flipside
    Throwing Muses - Civil Disobedience
    Richard Cheese - Feeling This
    Cake - Where Would I Be?
    The Beatles - Blue Jay Way
    Andy Williams - Happy Heart
    Leonard Cohen - Lady Midnight
    Clem Snide - Your favorite music
    The Beta Band - Squares
    Eels - p.s. you rock my world
    The Juliana Theory - The Closest Thing
    The Moldy Peaches - Nothing Came Out
    Neutral Milk Hotel - The King of Carrot Flowers pt. 1
    Nick Drake - Summertime
    Sparklehorse - London
    Reggie and the Full Effect - Another Runaway Song
    The Cure - The 13th
    Tom Waits - Picture in a Frame
    The Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma
    Time Spent Driving - Silhouettes and Pictures
    The Breeders - Drivin' on 9
    Kristin Hersh - Silica
    PJ Harvey - Send His Love to Me
    Weezer - Holiday
    Looper Mondo - 77
    Elton John - Tiny Dancer
    Alice in Chains - Would
    Rolling Stones - Bitch
    Peter Gabriel - Salisbury Hill
    Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
    The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
    Chris Cornell - Seasons
    Bob Dylan - The Times they Are A-Changin'
    Counting Crows - Mr Jones
    Bruce Springsteen - Secret Garden
    Pearl Jam - Breath
    Led Zepplin - Stairway to Heaven
    Stillwater - Love Comes and Goes
    The Beatles - All Together Now
    Talking Heads - Thank You for Sending Me an Angel
    Talking Heads - Stay Hungry
    The Breeders - Do You Love Me Now?
    Adam Green - Times are Bad
    Beck - Atmospheric Conditions
    Cat Power - Wild is the Wind, Color and the Kids
    Billie Holiday - He's Funny that Way
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    briggi wrote: »
    Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan - You Are My Sunshine
    AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
    The Kinks - You Really Got Me, Days
    Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
    The Police - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
    Bob Dylan - You Angel You
    Alice in Chains - Would
    The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
    Bob Dylan - The Times they Are A-Changin'
    Counting Crows - Mr Jones
    Led Zepp[e]lin - Stairway to Heaven

    All of the above :heart:.

    Also, also by Zep - The Lemon Song, I Can't Quit You Baby and (because it is PURE awesome RAH music) Communication Breakdown.

    ANDANDAND Jimi Hendrix - Angel, because it's actually gorgeous.

    I may think of more later.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You guys are awesome, thank you! xx - sorry for the change of display name, i found my old account!
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