2010 (TOP 10)

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Check out Quiet Color’s staff picks for the ten best albums of the year. We’ve provided you with some thoughts (after the jump) on each record that made the QC cut, plus a “best of” mixtape for you to jam to. Enjoy!



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I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.

Groucho Marx

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by kevin diamond

Planet Queen (Acoustic Version) – T. Rex
Marilyn’s Grave – Nothing People
Caeser – Ty Segall
Marathon – Tennis
End Times – Weekend
Sitting Here – Slow Animal
Summer’s Gonna Be My Girl – The Go
Guiyome – Konono No. 1
Summer of Panic – Hanoi Janes
Fishage – Beaters
Dream Talkin – Family Trees
Stumbling 22nd St. – Moon Duo
Runway, Houses, City, Clouds – Tame Impala
Hey, Now I’m Movin’ – Kurt Vile
Minato No Yoko Yokohama Yokusuka – Downtown Boogie Woogie Band



by fast eddie

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To cause the face to appear in a mass of flame make use of the following: mix together thoroughly petroleum, lard, mutton tallow and quick lime. Distill this over a charcoal fire, and the liquid which results can be burned on the face without harm.

Harry Houdini

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Enjoy the new (lovely) mixtape inspired by raucous travels to Austin and love filled journeys to Mexico and beyond. Here’s a classic E. E. Cummings excerpt to kick us off:

i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

Excerpt from “i carry your heart with me” by E. E. Cummings

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QC MIXTAPE VOL. 67 (FEB 18 – MAR 10)

by bmac

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“Most orgies that you go to, I have found, most of it is sad. All that wildness, all those laughs were like the shining silver and gold paper on packages, but there was nothing inside. “

“Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity. “

Sammy Davis Jr.

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QC MIXTAPE VOL. 66 (FEB 4 – 17)

by bmac

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“Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men’s reality. Weird heroes and mold-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of ‘the rat race’ is not yet final.”

Hunter S. Thompson

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by bmac

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Grand. There’s a word I really hate. It’s a phony. I could puke every time I hear it.”

J.D. Salinger (RIP)

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QC MIXTAPE VOL. 64 (DEC 14 – JAN 19)

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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi

Our first mixtape of 2010 is a MONSTER.  Get over a month’s worth of music in in a single glorious click – mixtape 64.zip.