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July 12, 2006

Mix CD - Refresher

I know I've gone on about this before but I can't help but bring it up again. With the posting of the new mix CD, Montreal Too Hardcore 4 I thought I should go over the rules that I think everyone should keep in mind when putting a disc together.

Mix CD Rules

1. Never include the same artist more than once - If you're making a greatest hits comp that's fine but why not listen to the CD if you're going to put on 3 of the same artist on the cd.

2. Never use a lead off track as your lead off track - Someone might not know it a mixed CD and people are going to be disappointed if the second track is not the same as the album they have.

3. Don't include songs that reference a year and then say we're going to party like it's that year.

4. Don't include bands that reference themselves in their own songs.

5. If you're going to include a track that's getting played relentlessly on the radio do everyone a favour and find a different version. Either acoustic, live, or remix will do.

Posted by hypnobee at July 12, 2006 6:00 AM