Mixtapes 2011

Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot ring in the New Year with their annual Mixtapes. They've compiled the Best Songs of 2011 to give you the perfect year-end soundtrack. They also speak with New York Times reporter Ben Sisario about the year's biggest music news story.

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Of all the music news stories of the year-breaking album sales, label consolidation, streaming services-the one word that kept coming up again and again was "cloud." To help them look back at this year's biggest industry development, Jim and Greg have invited on New York Times reporter Ben Sisario. The three talk about streaming services like Spotify, the battle between iTunes, Google and Amazon, and whether or not the big labels have finally caught up to the times.

The Best Songs of 2011 - Mixtapes

As 2011 comes to a close, it’s a great time to think about the songs that defined the year. Jim and Greg have compiled their favorite songs into mixtapes. During the show you’ll hear a small selection, but luckily you can stream both mixes in their entirety. And you can make your own.

Happy New Year from Sound Opinions!

Greg Kot's 2011 Mixtape: "End of Time"

  1. The Beastie BoysOK
  2. White MysteryBirthday
  3. Eleventh Dream DaySatellite
  4. Raphael SaadiqStone Rollin’
  5. Sons & DaughtersRose Red
  6. CaveWUJ
  7. Smith WesternsWeekend
  8. The FeeliesWhen You Know
  9. Nick LoweTil The Real Thing Comes Along
  10. Van HuntFalls (Violet)
  11. SerengetiCalifornia
  12. Danger Mouse and Daniele LuppiThe Matador Has Fallen
  13. Lupe FiascoBeautiful Lasers
  14. Paul SimonThe Afterlife
  15. The RootsThe Other Side
  16. Lindsey BuckinghamEnd Of Time

Launch Greg’s Mixtape

Jim DeRogatis’ 2011 Mixtape

  1. Bruno MarsThe Lazy Song
  2. WilcoOne Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend)
  3. The Smoking PopesI’ve Got Mono
  4. The DecemberistsCalamity Song
  5. The Go! TeamT.O.R.N.A.D.O.
  6. Le ButcherettesDress Off
  7. TV on the RadioSecond Song
  8. Kate BushMisty
  9. The Drive-By TruckersThe Thanksgiving Filter
  10. Mannequin MenWake Up Dead
  11. Neon IndianPolish Girl
  12. Shabazz PalacesAn echo from the hosts that profess infinitum
  13. Washed OutAmor Fati
  14. Das RacistHappy Rappy
  15. Beastie BoysNonstop Disco Powerpack

Launch Jim’s Mixtape

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