Thursday, September 9, 2010

What You Should Have Heard #27

My Mix CDs

I’ve got a lot of music but limited space to hold it in, especially in my car. So I’ve gone the old tried-and-true way of making mix CDs to have access to as many bands as possible while driving. I’m going slightly old-school since I’m a bit backwards and have no iPod.

Most of the songs will be more upbeat, with probably only the occasional ballad or slower song included. I like to sing in the car, and the more upbeat songs are more fun to sing.

I’ll be going in alpha-numeric order with these, so if you’re wanting to argue with me about what Weezer songs should be included, you’re going to be waiting for a while.

My only limitations are that I use 80 min. discs, and I’m only going to use one disc per band/artist. I will make exceptions for only my most favorite bands with huge playlists (Foo Fighters and Self, off the top of my head), but I’d really like to boil everything down to just one disc.

Here’s the list guide:

Track # - Song Name - Album Name [Artist if album is by a different artist]

Breaking Benjamin Mix CD

  1. I Will Not Bow – Dear Agony
  2. The Diary of Jane – Phobia
  3. Breath – Phobia
  4. Until the End – Phobia
  5. Topless – Phobia
  6. Had Enough – Phobia
  7. Wish I May – Saturate
  8. Medicate – Saturate
  9. Polyamorous – Saturate
  10. Skin – Saturate
  11. Natural Life – Saturate
  12. Water – Saturate
  13. Home – Saturate
  14. Sugarcoat – Saturate
  15. Blow Me Away – So Cold EP
  16. So Cold – We Are Not Alone
  17. Follow – We Are Not Alone
  18. Firefly – We Are Not Alone
  19. Break My Fall – We Are Not Alone
  20. Sooner or Later – We Are Not Alone
  21. Breakdown – We Are Not Alone
  22. Away – We Are Not Alone
I don’t really have much to write about Breaking Benjamin. I think a lot of their stuff sounds the same, but I like it. Simple as that. These guys aren’t the best around, but the lead singer has an interesting voice, and I like the music.

I’ll tell you what, though, with everything kind of sounding the same, it was a bit difficult to cut this down to an 80-minute CD. The first cut clocked in at 115 minutes and 32 tracks. I could have added a couple more, I guess, and made this a double disc, but that seems a little much for this band.

To illustrate how similar the songs are, Breaking Benjamin has a track included on the Halo 2 video game. As I was going through each song on the first cut to see what I could get rid of, I couldn’t remember which song was included on the game. They ALL could have been it.

Here’s “The Diary of Jane” from Phobia.

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