In the early days of iTunes, its celebrity playlists erred on the side of wackness because there just wasn't enough music from which to choose. It was like, "I love the Ramones and Run-DMC!" But now that iTunes offers basically every album ever printed, bands such as TV On The Radio can hook up a proper mix. No super-stunners on there, but the stretch from Satie to Liars to Cat Stevens is totally ready for the white glove treatment. Not to mention, Destiny's Child rubbing shoulders with Public Enemy is some kind of wonderful. The lesson for the overly ambitious high school mixtaper: it's about taste, not obscurity. We're not sure which TVOTRer made the mix or wrote the accompanying notes ("If more Christian music sounded like this, I would join the 700 Club."), but feel free to revisit our Kyp Malone feature from F37. For the non-iTuned, check the playlist for the mix after the jump.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, "How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?"
Danielson Famile, "The Lord's Rest"
Prince, "If I Was Your Girlfriend"
Björk, "Possibly Maybe (Lucy Mix)"
Roots Manuva, "Witness (1 Hope)"
Sly & The Family Stone, "In Time"
Buddy Guy, "Baby Please Don't Leave Me"
Edan, "Rock And Roll (featuring Dagha)"
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, "Blue Pepper (Far East of the Blues)"
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, "3 Gymnopédies: No. 1"
Liars, "Drum Gets a Glimpse"
Cat Stevens, "Trouble"
Lungfish, "Shed the World"
Daniel Higgs, "Living In the Kingdom of Death"
Roscoe Holcomb, "Omie Wise"
Nina Simone, "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair"
Serge Gainsbourg, "Ballade de Melody Nelson"
Cat Stevens, "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out"
Destiny's Child, "Survivor"
Public Enemy, "Welcome to the Terrordome"
Bo Diddley, "Who Do You Love?"
They Might Be Giants, "Birdhouse in Your Soul"
Lauryn Hill, "Everything Is Everything"
Gillian Welch, "Revelator"
Depeche Mode, "Strangelove"
The Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
Jolie Holland, "Stubborn Beast"
Ohsees, "The Gilded C**t"
Charlemagne Palestine, David Coulter & Jean Marie Mathoul, "Schlongo!!! Daluvdrone Revisited, No. 2"
Feathers, "Past the Moon"