The ultimate mashup? 56 songs of 2013 in 10 minutes

When a new year arrives, there’s always a tendency to revisit the year that’s ending.  There’s all sorts of ways to do this, from the fun to the serious, but I think Robin Skouteris‘ mashup, featuring more than 50 pop songs from 2013, not only shows the tenor of pop music this year, but expertly blends songs that don’t on the surface seem like they should match together. Continue reading

Christmas Present 2012: A recap

Christmas Present

Merry Christmas!  For the past month I’ve compiled selections in the inaugural year of the Christmas Present project; across 10 entries more than 20 songs have been selected for a different kind of holiday playlist.  Here, I recap them in the final hours of Christmas Day, and next year we’ll add more to the list. Continue reading