As I wrote in January 2016, I started making year-end mixes back in 2004 as a way to avoid spending a ton of money on Christmas presents and to share some of my favorite new-to-me music with my pals. As the years went on, though, and my mode of consuming new music changed quite a bit, I started secretly thinking that I’d call it quits after 10 years. A decade’s worth of mixes seemed like a more than respectable project.
But, well, see, the one thing that doesn’t really change is the fact that I love music. So, I just keep on making these year-end mixes! And I’m pleased to finally have them all archived in one place, here, for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!