Posted by: Jeff | April 20, 2010

Tuesday Mixtape I (Monday Mixtape VII)

Otherwise known as the late Monday Mixtape VII.  If you like vocals that are rich with a lot of emotion, this mixtape is for you.  Click on the title to download.  Click on the link below to buy the album.

Bat for Lashes – Glass

The buildup in this track is pretty immense, and the vocals of Natasha Khan are equally lush.  Love those drums.

Buy here.

Florence + The Machine – Cosmic Love

Florence has a booming voice, but it can be a bit pitchy sometimes and she has a tendency to over-sing.  The sharp instrumentation and delicate harps offset this a little bit, making this a pretty effective belter.

Buy here.

Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill

Kate Bush is the woman Florence and Natasha Khan try to be.  One of the most haunting vocal performances ever, propelled forward by those drums.

Buy here.

Radiohead – House Of Cards

The prettiest Radiohead track on record.  Thom Yorke’s vocals are haunting, as if delivered by a ghost of a memory.

Buy here.

Joanna Newsom – Swansea

Newsom’s voice is divisive, but she fills her lyrics with a lot of emotion.  A singer-songwriter for the hipster generation.

Buy here.

The Antlers – Kettering

Frontman Peter Silberman wrote the album Hospice about the experience of meeting a patient in the Sloan Kettering Cancer Ward, falling in love with her, caring for her, and ultimately watching her die.  Listen to this song knowing that.

Buy here.


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