Dan Snaith, aka Caribou has already given us a lot in the past year, primarily his new album Our Love, which was one of our favorite albums of 2014. But today, Snaith just dropped one whopper of a mixtape on YouTube. He calls it “The Longest Mixtape,” and it has 1,000 songs. Yes, you read that correctly: 1,000 songs. YouTube’s coding only shows 100 songs at a time, so you have to “Click More” to see the full list, but it’s a diverse and sprawling set of music that features Madvillain, Liquid Liquid, Isaac Hayes, Clipse, Brandy, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Hall & Oates, Junior Boys, Theo Parrish, Steve Reid, Terry Riley, Goblin, Aphex Twin, Burial, Can, Faust, Neu!, Silver Apples, Brian Eno and way too many more to mention.
Here’s a note Snaith shared about the mix:
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,
Listen to a portion of the mixtape below.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.