This is the year-end mix CD I give out to friends as presents. Fits on one disc. Don't tell the RIAA. Fleet Foxes, "White Winter Hymnal"

The Whigs, "Right Hand on My Heart"

King Khan & the Shrines, "Land of the Freak"

My Morning Jacket, "I'm Amazed"

Lupe Fiasco, "Go Go Gadget Flow"

Land of Talk, "Some Are Lakes"

Adele, "Make You Feel My Love"

Weezer, "Troublemaker"

MGMT, "Electric Feel"

Vampire Weekend, "Oxford Comma"

Hayes Carll, "She Left Me for Jesus"

DeVotchKa, "Along the Way"

TV on the Radio, "Family Tree"

Irvin Mayfield & Ellis Marsalis, "Mo Betta Blues"

The Walkmen, "In the New Year"

Black Crowes, "Movin' on Down the Line"

Alejandro Escovedo, "Always a Friend"

Magnetic Fields, "Drive on, Driver"

The Hold Steady, "Constructive Summer"