Secrets from our American dreams

Previously on Adam Riff™ (2009):

Our favourite songs. One per year.


After dropping our 2014 audio mixes, I roped Ben into revisiting our decade mixtape half a decade later and expanding it into a 21st century mixtape.

To recap:

Side A (curated by Jon)
1. Radiohead – "The National Anthem" [2000]
2. Finch – "What It Is to Burn (Demo)" [2001]
3. Spoon – "Stay Don't Go" [2002]
4. The Mars Volta – "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt"
5. Ratatat – "Seventeen Years"
6. The Mountain Goats – "This Year"
7. DragonForce – "Through the Fire and Flames"
8. Frank Turner – "The Real Damage"
9. T.I. – "Whatever You Like"
10. So Many Dynamos – "New Bones" [2009]

Side B (curated by Ben)
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. TV on the Radio – "Wolf Like Me"
8. UGK feat. Outkast – "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)"
9. MGMT – "Time to Pretend"
10. Passion Pit – "The Reeling"

In retrospect, I'm not sure why I selected "Whatever You Like." I mean, I dug it and still do, but track 9 [2008] is unquestionably The Wonder Years – "You're Not Salinger. Get Over It."

9. T.I. – "Whatever You Like"
9. The Wonder Years – "You're Not Salinger. Get Over It."


The additions:

Class of 2010

Jon
11. Jamie Lidell – "Your Sweet Boom"
A funk soul revelation.

Ben
11. LCD Soundsystem – "Dance Yrself Clean"


Class of 2011

Jon
12. M83 – "Midnight City"

Ben
12. M83 – "Midnight City"

Hey now!


Class of 2012

Jon
13. Jai Paul – "Jasmine (Demo)"
The first time I heard this song, I knew it would be my favourite song of the year.

Ben
13. Bruno Mars – "Locked Out of Heaven"


Class of 2013

Jon
14. CHVRCHES – "The Mother We Share"
No song really jumped out at me in 2013. I have returned to this one the most, though. It's like soaking in a warm digital bath.

Ben
14. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – "Get Lucky"


Class of 2014

Jon
15. CFO$ – "Worlds Apart"
Life-affirming.

Ben
15. Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – "I Got You"


So.

Side A (curated by Jon)
1. Radiohead – "The National Anthem" [2000]
2. Finch – "What It Is to Burn (Demo)" [2001]
3. Spoon – "Stay Don't Go" [2002]
4. The Mars Volta – "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt"
5. Ratatat – "Seventeen Years"
6. The Mountain Goats – "This Year"
7. DragonForce – "Through the Fire and Flames"
8. Frank Turner – "The Real Damage"
9. The Wonder Years – "You're Not Salinger. Get Over It."
10. So Many Dynamos – "New Bones"
11. Jamie Lidell – "Your Sweet Boom"
12. M83 – "Midnight City"
13. Jai Paul – "Jasmine (Demo)"
14. CHVRCHES – "The Mother We Share"
15. CFO$ – "Worlds Apart" [2014]

Side B (curated by Ben)
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. TV on the Radio – "Wolf Like Me"
8. UGK feat. Outkast – "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)"
9. MGMT – "Time to Pretend"
10. Passion Pit – "The Reeling"
11. LCD Soundsystem – "Dance Yrself Clean"
12. M83 – "Midnight City"
13. Bruno Mars – "Locked Out of Heaven"
14. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – "Get Lucky"
15. Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – "I Got You"

See you in five years?

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