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Mix Tape: I’ll never grow up

by Andrew McNeill September 4, 2012
Mix Tape: I’ll never grow up

Last week, we tried to prolong summer with 20 tracks that celebrated the fun and relaxation of the season – all the while ignoring the onslaught of schoolwork on the horizon. I’m sad to report, however, that despite all of our efforts, the dreaded first day of classes has come. So for this week, we’re going to change tacks and welcome the semester by distilling the essence of Montreal’s back-to-school atmosphere: feeling young.

Each side brings a different approach to youth, in order to reflect Concordia’s sizable groups of new and mature students. Side A represents youth from the perspective of those in the thick of it, with artists as young as 19 and no older than 23 at time of recording. Side B is more reflective, with tracks by artists in their late 20’s and 30’s looking back on what it is to be young. Enjoy it while you can!


Side A: Young hearts

1. “Fate” – Young Man – Vol.1

2. “Barely Legal” – The Strokes – Is This It

3. “(She’s) Sexy + 17” – Stray Cats – Rant N’ Rave with the Stray Cats

4. “Sex Beat” – The Gun Club – Fire of Love

5. “Bastards of Young” – The Replacements –Tim 

6. “Thirteen” – Big Star – #1 Record 

7. “Cello Song” – Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left 

8. “The Way Young Lovers Do” – Van Morrison – Astral Weeks 

9. “HiiiPower” – Kendrick Lamar – Section 80 

10. “Oliver James” – Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes 


Side B: Young at heart

11. “Teen Age Riot” – Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation

12. “Doused” – DIIV – Oshin 

13. “A New England” – Billy Bragg – Life’s A Riot with Spy vs Spy 

14. “All My Friends” – LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver

15. “Pink Bullets” – The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow 

16. “Summer Skin” – Death Cab for Cutie – Plans 

17. “Always” – Blink-182 – Blink-182  

18. “Die Like A Rockstar” – Danny Brown – XXX

19. “It” – Rich Aucoin – We’re All Dying To Live

20. “Drunk Teenagers” – Joel Plaskett Emergency – Ashtray Rock


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