Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix for 2010

In preparation for the 2010 South by Southwest music festival (March 17-20), NPR Music's staff has spent weeks sampling songs by more than 1,000 of the acts in attendance. Some reaffirmed our pre-existing love, a few came out of nowhere to stake at least a momentary claim on our affections, and many made us want to superglue our index fingers into our respective ear canals. The 100 songs in this ridiculously bountiful — but by no means definitive — six-and-a-half-hour mix all passed a simple litmus test, summed up in six simple words: "Yeah, I'd listen to that again."

Check out the list right here (yours "truly" is at #34 on the list):