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Caribou drops 1000-song mixtape

14 January 2015, 18:00 | Written by Laurence Day

Caribou's Dan Snaith has unveiled a gift to us all (as in everyone, not just Best Fit) for making the past few years so enjoyable; what is this gift? An enormous 1000-song mixtape. If you listened to it constantly it'd take you probably close to three days to listen.

Snaith has also provided a bit of an explanation for the monster mixtape via YouTube:

"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,

There really is something for everyone in this tape. It features everyone, from Nina Simone to Four Tet, and from Brandy to Jai Paul. It's eclectic to say the least.

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