Class of 2005

Our favourite songs. One per year.


Side A
(curated by Jon)

6. The Mountain Goats – "This Year"

Composing an optimistic song that doesn't sound "gay" is no small feat, much less composing one about being trapped in an abusive household as a minor. John Darnielle adroitly spins what could easily be a Korn song into buoyant, populist emo.

"I am gonna make it through this year if it kills me" – who can't relate?

Besides Eli Manning, of course. He's unstoppable.


Side B
(curated by DJ Ben)

6. R. Kelly – "Trapped in the Closet"

—are you serious?
—absolutely

Diddy may have invented the remix, but Robert Sylvester Kelly invented a genre. It's hard not to, at the very least, credit him with trying something new. I mean, Jesus, this is a 22-chapter performance art epic.

I'm sure he'll find a way to top this in the new decade.

Jon: "Trapped in the Closet 3D."

"Trapped in The Room"!


Side A
1. Radiohead – "The National Anthem"
2. Finch – "What It Is to Burn (Demo)"
3. Spoon – "Stay Don't Go"
4. The Mars Volta – "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt"
5. Ratatat – "Seventeen Years"
6. The Mountain Goats – "This Year"
7. 2006
8. 2007
9. 2008
10. 2009

Side B
1. Outkast – "B.O.B."
2. Gob – "I Hear You Calling"
3. Justin Timberlake – "Cry Me a River"
4. The White Stripes – "Seven Nation Army"
5. Franz Ferdinand – "Take Me Out"
6. R. Kelly – "Trapped in the Closet"
7. 2006
8. 2007
9. 2008
10. 2009

#decademixtape

5 Comments

  1. vladmir 30 Nov 09 at 19:05

    i can't agree with the r kelly choice.

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  2. Adam 30 Nov 09 at 21:25

    The more you post, the more I realize there isn't going to be any metal on this mixtape. Shame. At least it's not full of Fleet Foxes.

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  3. Aaron 30 Nov 09 at 22:06

    I have to applaud Ben's courage with that choice but yeah… I feel like that's going to be a polarizing entry. R Kelly may have been trying something different, but remember… different isn't always good. That's what living in America and listening to pop music is all about anyway – hating things that are different.

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  4. hugo, seth and amy 01 Dec 09 at 04:53

    really !?!??!

    !!!?!?!?!!!? <———

    "I'M OUT." -someone on seinfeld

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  5. Ben 01 Dec 09 at 10:51

    Have you listened to "Trapped in the Closet"?

    It's original and completely ridiculous. It's interesting. It's absolutely polarizing and something that no major label artist has ever had the balls to do. No rock opera like "Tommy" tackled material like "Trapped" did.

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