Caribou Assembles ‘The Longest Mixtape’ to Thank Fans
It's got 1,000 songs, so yeah, the name makes sense
Everybody likes a good mixtape, especially if said mix is assembled by a great artist. Good thing then that Caribou — a.k.a. Dan Snaith — has built what he calls “The Longest Mixtape — 1000 Songs for You,” i.e., 1,000 songs he really likes. He’s got some Can, Wire, Kanye West, Placebo, Missy Elliott, Arthur Russell, the Byrds, Kraftwerk, Broadcast, Lightning Bolt, and loads more. Just keep in mind that YouTube only lists 200 tracks in the embed, so if you want to hear all 1,000 songs, you’ll need to scroll through the actual list, which you can find here.
Adding a note to preface the mixtape, Snaith instructed listeners about how exactly to approach this behemoth:
NOTE: PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS PLAYLIST ON SHUFFLE.
The last few years of my life have been incredible, thanks in large part to all of you – so I’ve been thinking of how to say thank you.
As you can imagine, music has been a central love of my life since I was a teenager and over the years I’ve been introduced to a lot that has stayed with me. I’ve collected the majority of that music here – and I thought sharing it with you seemed like one way I could say thanks.
I’m sure some things are under-represented or over-represented, but roughly speaking this is a musical history of my life. Of course a lot of this music has come to me through my friends – thank you to Koushik, Kieran, Jeremy, Gary, Brandon, Jason, Sam, Ketan, Ryan, Toby and many others…
Also, please share music with me that you think I would like but is not included here, in the hope this becomes a dialogue rather than a monologue.
I suggest you listen to this on shuffle as I made no attempt to sequence these tracks – I just entered them as I browsed along the shelves in my record collection. If you see dead links or duplicate songs please tweet me @caribouband.
I hope you find something to enjoy here. Thanks,
Aw, Dan. We love you too.