Saaf

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Member Since: 11/6/2002
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AOTM MMVII

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TV On the Radio  Wolf Like Me  buy on itunes
Modest Mouse  Dashboard  buy on itunes
Peter Bjorn and John  Young Folks  buy on itunes
The Cure  Just Like Heaven  buy on itunes
Camera Obscura  Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken  buy on itunes
The Blow  Parentheses  buy on itunes
Amy Winehouse  Rehab  buy on itunes
Arcade Fire  Keep the Car Running  buy on itunes
The Shins  Phantom Limb  buy on itunes
Beirut  Postcards From Italy  buy on itunes
Neutral Milk Hotel  In the Aeroplane Over the Sea  buy on itunes
Bright Eyes  First Day of My Life  buy on itunes
Big Star  Thirteen  buy on itunes
Death Cab for Cutie  I Will Follow You Into the Dark  buy on itunes
The Shins  New Slang  buy on itunes
Regina Spektor  Fidelity  buy on itunes
Sufjan Stevens  Chicago  buy on itunes
Arcade Fire  Intervention  buy on itunes
Joy Division  Love Will Tear Us Apart  buy on itunes
The Smiths  There is a Light that Never Goes Out  buy on itunes

Comment:

Hello, fellow mixers! It's time for another recap of the year that was. Although the quantity of mixes continues to decline, the quality of the top songs improved this year, at least to these ears.

The top twenty-one song renditions from 2007 are listed below with the 2006 positions in parentheses.

1. (87) 46 TV ON RADIO: Wolf Like Me
2. (18) 41 SUFJAN STEVENS: Chicago
3. (--) 39 PETER BJORN AND JOHN: Young Folks
4. (--) 38 ARCADE FIRE: Keep The Car Running
4. ( 9) 38 NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
4. (12) 38 SHINS: New Slang
7. (55) 36 BEIRUT: Postcards From Italy
7. (12) 36 BRIGHT EYES: First Day Of My Life
9. (21) 35 REGINA SPEKTOR: Fidelity
10. ( 3) 34 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE: I Will Follow You Into The Dark
11. (--) 33 MODEST MOUSE: Dashboard
11. (--) 33 SHINS: Phantom Limb
13. (42) 32 CURE: Just Like Heaven
14. ( 9) 30 JOY DIVISION: Love Will Tear Us Apart
15. (--) 28 ARCADE FIRE: Intervention
15. (79) 28 BIG STAR: Thirteen
15. (48) 28 SMITHS: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
18. (--) 27 AMY WINEHOUSE: Rehab
18. (--) 27 BLOW: Parentheses
18. (54) 27 CAMERA OBSCURA: Lloyd I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken
18. (24) 27 SMITHS: Asleep

You can find the full lists for 2007 and all previous years at Mfooz Central.

Mix 'em great in '08!
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French Connection
Date: 1/13/2008
Hardly a duff track amongst this lot mon ami. Track 19 does my head in but 19/20 can't be bad.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 1/13/2008
This is definitely an interesting enterprise that you keep up each year, good sir. It never fails to be educational.
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Barrydali
Date: 1/13/2008
Ah yes, I've been waiting for this. I don't think I've ever used a single track from this (might be wrong) Does that make me unhip? or hip? Bah, I don't care anyways. Thanks for doing this again although 2007 leads to a blank page on the site. Oh well patience is a virtue...
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hemizen
Date: 1/13/2008
Thank you very much for the stats.
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gabechouinard
Date: 1/13/2008
Very cool of you to do this. On the other hand, none of these are songs I've used or considered using (and to be honest, that Death Cab For Cutie song makes me sort of ill, so there's that), so like Barry I'm either hip or unhip. I'm OK with either, really.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 1/13/2008
i was looking forward to this, thanks for the stats - & at least 3/4 of this list is excellent - my favorites are the smiths, camera obscura, shins, NMH & joy division
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lanhamyodel
Date: 1/13/2008
Thanks for these interesting stats. I'm so unhip or hip that I not only never have used any of these songs on my mixes, but also never even have heard almost half of them. :-)
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tornadoZ
Date: 1/13/2008
don't think I contributed to the AotM Greatest Hits list, but I do have a few of those in my collection, so looks like I've got hips. happy to see "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" surged into the top 20 this year, and that the Joy Division tune is still holding strong after all these years. I love statistics, Saaf, so thanks for hooking me up! onward into 2008...
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noiseboy
Date: 1/13/2008
I've been waiting eagerly for this mix to pop up!! Thanks for 'em!!
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RetroJoe
Date: 1/13/2008
I've been waiting to see how I stacked up in 2007. As usual, none of the songs from my mixes appear on the top AOTM picks of the year. But, I was glad to see that I tied for 6th place for the number of total posts for the year. Thanks for the work that goes into your recaps!
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Mixxer
Date: 1/13/2008
Hey, I even used a couple of these top 20 in mixes this year.
Always a treat to check out the statistics, and many thanks to you for crunching the numbers.


By the way you have a little bug that treats ampersand as different from the word "and," and thus gives separate counts for (as an example) "Tiily and Wall" and "Tilly & Wall."

But I definitely love the stats.
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doowad
Date: 1/13/2008
What they all said, thanks for pulling this together, it is like heroin for the music addicts that we are. Here's to an upswing in 2008...
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mahdishain
Date: 1/13/2008
the highlight of the aotm year. let me add my thanks to the clamor. anyone have any thoughts about the steep decline? i am having more fun than ever here. my new years resolution is to post more mixes.
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KathrynandRupert
Date: 1/14/2008
This really appeals to me. Will be checking out your other lists.
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G-Sphere
Date: 1/14/2008
Thanks again for the stats. Always look forward to these. About the posting decline... I'm guilty. In past years I posted 40 to 70 mixes but have really slacked off the past couple of years. I mentioned in another post that I thought my decline had something to do with spending too much time managing my collection rather than doing what I really like which of course is making mixes. My new years resolution therefore is to double my mix posting output for this year.
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 1/14/2008
Interesting stats...many thanks for compiling them!
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blasikin
Date: 1/14/2008
This is very interesting stuff, thanks for sharing! I had no idea I had joined long after the site's heyday. I'd like to think though that people are putting more time into fewer mixes.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 1/14/2008
Was really looking forward to this, actually used 3 of these tunes on mixes last year. Thanks for doing this.
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Mesh
Date: 1/14/2008
Really interesting. Although none of these songs appeared on any of my '07 mixes, it is nice to see strong showings from some of my old standards from mixes of old.
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sammyg123
Date: 1/14/2008
Many, many thanks for compiling these end of year stats Saaf, it's certainly appreciated by us all. The resulting mix is pretty decent - but it's the effortyou yourself puts in that should be applauded..
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highanddriving
Date: 1/15/2008
"SUFJAN STEVENS: Chicago"

I put ALL the versions of this track on one mix... hahaha
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>toxotronic<
Date: 1/15/2008
thanks for the stats, always fun to check them out!
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dope43
Date: 1/15/2008
As a statistics junkie, I just have to say Fantastic Job! Thanks!
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Dead Man
Date: 1/16/2008
I always look forward to this one.
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Salman1
Date: 1/16/2008
Much respect for putting this all together, Saaf. Didn't know that that Camera Obscura track was so popular around these parts.
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Mike Eternity
Date: 1/18/2008
I look forward to this every year, Saaf, thank you again. Great to see that NMH just won't go away - through this list is exactly how I first discovered them so long ago. And hey, I almost made the top 20 this year! I thought I'd be a lot lower considering the decline in my submissions. Just not enough time anymore, unfortunately. But it's a great memory lane trip to be reminded of everyone who helped make this site so terrific for another year. Keep it up guys, I'm honored to be remotely in your company!
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Moe
Date: 2/7/2008
I never commented on this? Damn. I'm such a loser. Once again, the AOTM community and I look forward to your year in review. Always interesting to see what the kids are listening to, and what songs continue to show up in the top 20 and beyond. Would Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith be in the top 10 if AOTM was around in 1973? Who's going to be there in 2018? Now if we could only get you to post more of your own mixes!

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