WARMER MIXTAPES #140 | by Dan Kanopka, Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind and Andy Ross of OK Go1. Neko Case | This Tornado Loves You
This song uses amazing prarie-land summer storm imagery to portray jealous unrequited love. The thought that you could be so violent for a love in your life is strangely exhilarating.
2. Deadmau5 | Strobe (Club Edit)
In my opinion, Deadmau5 is one of the leaders in progressive house/dance. This track is a perfect example of subtly and growth in a house track. He's the Maestro.
3. James Gang | Funk #49
Loved this song in my teens, but didn't realize how kind of totally awesome it was until recently. Joe Walsh was lead singer of the James Gang - after they broke up, he joined The Eagles.
4. Peter Bjorn And John | Nothing To Worry About
I discovered this song through the amazing video for it. It's a day in the life of middle-aged Japanese rockabilly dude, and his rockabilly gang dancing 50's do-wop in the park in Harajuku - amazing.
5. Roberta Flack | Killing Me Softly With His Song
My mother had the LP of this record. When I was a little boy I used to think it was my mother singing on the record - it still brings back those memories.
6. Sade | It's Only Love That Gets You Through
Off the Lovers Rock album - It was difficult to pick one song off this album - there isn't a single bad song on it. This love song hits a pure tone not many love song can.
7. The Beatles | Taxman
First track off Revolver - I think a true testament to the fact that Ringo was a bad-ass drummer - one of the best.
8. Mastodon | Blood And Thunder
One of the most satisfying heavy metal riffs ever.
9. Bill Frisell | Good Dog, Happy Man
Country-jazz guitar virtuoso creates an amazing mood. A great song to have playing when driving a winding forrest road.
10. John Lennon | Watching The Wheels
I've always loved this song - but not until recently felt the strength in the lyrics. As I get older I relate closely to his resolve - I appreciate this sense of powerlessness.
+11. Elton John | Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Nigel Olsen, Elton's drummer, a master of the power ballad feel and fills that last 16 beats nails it on this track. The drums never really get much attention in this song, and they really should.