For a frame of reference, Dec 2012 was the last time I used iTunes with any sort of regularity. It's a whole lot of Bon Iver and lite rap.
  1. Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz) - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Yikes. I was really into this because we got to see the pre-edited video and I thought I was cool AF.
  2. Call me on Broken Glass (Rostam Mash-Up) - Annie Lennox / Carly Rae Jepsen
    A recommendation from my roommate Peter. Still one of my favorite mashups of all time. So danceable.
  3. Rani Mukerji - Blue Scholars
    I was REALLY into Seattle hip hop.
  4. I Knew You Were Trouble (Johnny Danger Bootleg) - Taylor Swift
    This was the soundtrack to my grad school application writing sessions.
  5. Dream In Blue - The Stray Birds
    This was from an NPR Heavy Rotation playlist. Thought it accurately described my love life at the time. Listened to on repeat WAY too much. Also wanted to play violin like this so badly. Fave lyric: "I left home on account of wine making me believe you're mine, I gave my time"
  6. Somebody - Jukebox the Ghost
    Think this was a free iTunes download of the day and I thought it sounded like The Killers.
  7. Towers - Bon Iver
    Obviously was into this album hard. Fall 2012 was a pretty melancholy time in my life and I was jammmmmming to this shit.
  8. Michicant - Bon Iver
  9. Minnesota, WI - Bon Iver
  10. Freaks and Geeks - Childish Gambino
    All of Childish Gambino's mix tapes were on a solid heavy rotation from 2011-2012. Fave lyric: "My clique should be canceled, Freaks And Geeks" #RIPFreaksandGeeks
  11. Digital Thug - DJ Moondance
    One of my fav mashups to run to. Also dance to in my roommate Maren's room while we were pre-gaming. Fave lyric: "Last night I had a dream about you, in this dream I'm dancing all beside you"
  12. The Old Style (ft. DJ Plain Ol' Bill) - Atmosphere
    Did a lot of Internet research to find this song after I heard a clip of it on a mashup cd I got at a hip hop music festival in Minnesota (again, yikes). Fave lyric: "Now give me $15 for the shirt and go tell your friends on your swim team I'm a jerk"
  13. Hinnom, TX - Bon Iver
  14. Holocene - Bon Iver
  15. Sour Life - Cam'ron ft. Vado
    Saw this on a playlist of Gregg Gillis' favorite songs of the moment - I rapped along to this while driving at least a few times a week. Fave lyric: "Can't lie to you girl, girl I hate your nails"
  16. Wastin' Time Ain't A Thing - DJ Moondance
    From The Crash Album (Jay Z/Dave Matthews Band). I listened to this when I wanted to pretend I was living my fantasy of driving fast cars and making it rain. Fave lyric: "Said she loved my necklace, started relaxing, now that's what the fuck I call a chain reaction"
  17. State I'm In - Jared Evan
    Another Seattle guy. I think. Solid running song.
  18. Tommy Chong - Blue Scholars
    Guess I was trying to be cool by association, since I've never actually smoked weed.
  19. Perth - Bon Iver
  20. Wash - Bon Iver
  21. Bitch Look At Me Now - Childish Gambino
    Learned who Charlie Parker was from this song. Fave lyric: "Imma try to make my street cred stack up, I mean I'm rapping over Grizzly Bear, what the fuck"
  22. Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert) - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  23. Will Do (XXXChange Dancehall Mix) - TV On The Radio
    Dancehall remixes of anything always get me. Fave lyric: "I think we're compatible, I see that you think I'm wrong"
  24. Calgary - Bon Iver
  25. Lisbon, OH - Bon Iver