Mix-Tape Monday: “8Tracks, c’est les autres*”

One of the great pleasures of using 8Tracks to put together my mixes is the constant availability of interesting, handcrafted mixes.  I come across far more mixes than I had ever imagined, and so many of them are awesome.  And since I can search by meta tag, it’s often easy to find one that suits my mood.  So, for today’s Mix-Tape Monday, I thought I would highlight some of the great music I’ve been coming across in my wander through the site.  And hey, if they’re not your cup of tea, then throw together a mix to show us what is…

So, let’s get this show on the road.  Follow me to see and hear some of my recent favorites from 8Tracks’ wide selection of user-created mixes…


“Years later, he realized her SleepPlaylist was the most perfect SleepPlaylist ever created. It was the one which his 100’s of seemingly perfect SleepPlaylists always hoped to be. Somehow she had it right this whole time…” “Songs intended to make my best friend smile. They worked for her, hopefully they will for you too. =) Twelve tracks including music by Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver and Elliott Smith.”
“These are the songs that @RVRB and @fuelfriends will be listening to while we eat homemade cookies and drive the hours to the sweet musical haven of Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The first ten songs are from Fuel/Friends, the second ten are from Reverb. These songs are a little rootsy, some about travel, many about summer, and most about love.” “Fifteen tracks including music by Bon Iver, Iron & Wine and The National.”
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“Self explanatory.” “think happy thoughts :)”
“tracks to keep the bitter wind from flinging snow on your cheeks. when november sings, ears are covered as though from crow caws, until these songs slide down her throat and make her voice sweet again. it’s a pick-me-up mix, a love letter to happiness and sunshine, a homage to the lovely miracle of music piped into our ears as we walk on city streets. 14 tracks. sea oleena, tunng, owen pallett.” “So late it’s early. Too tired to sleep. Eleven tracks from artists including Radiohead, Air and The Album Leaf”

You can browse through the rest of my “Liked” mixes by visiting my profile, and you can also explore 8tracks here. Enjoy, and let me know if you make something great!

*Apologies to Sartre for the paraphrase of his famous line “L’enfer, c’est les autres” (“Hell is other people”) I’m sure the good-natured fella wouldn’t have minded…

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