Ok so ! I'll review my received mixtape too I guess. Already feel like I am late with this
First of all: my mixtape maker didn't delete all the data off the songs or didn't give any specific order of the songs. This was kind of dissapointing as the surprise element was completely ruined. I just dragged the song into my music player and hopefully it fell in the order you wanted it to.
Because there was no given order, I'll make my own and already put the title names with so that me mixtape maker knows what songs I'm talking about.
Song 1 (Beach Sequence - U2)
Lovely almost instrumental song. It's like a dreamy and a down to earth song mixed together. Simple piano throughout, but still very lovely and soothing. Great song.
Song 2 (White Lies - Paul Van Dyk)
I'm really not the techno person. Did listen to it a few times, but it didn't really get to me.
Song 3 (You And Me - Dave Matthews Band)
Heard of this band before but never tried listening to them. More my style of music then the 2 before: this one was very rythmic, acoustic guitar, calm and nice voice. More upbeat chorus. Nice song.
Song 4 (The Lady With The Spinning Head - U2)
Unmistakeable U2. Didn't hear this one before though. But it's just a typical U2 song which means 'nice but nothing exceptional' for me.
Song 5 (Rock 'n Roll Train - ACDC)
I'm usually not an ACDC fan, but for some reason it didn't bother me this time. It actually fits this tape perfectly. A nice flow into some harder stuff, I still prefer the calmer stuff. You didn't convince me of their epicness
Song 6 (Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band)
I like this song better thant the other song of them on the tape. It's actually spot on my style of music. I can see myselistening to this song very often. Guitars, nice rythm, lyrics that aren't too melow, passionate singer. Greaat song !
Song 7 ( Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie)
have to say that David Bowie has been a sranger to me music-wise. Untill now !
I know that this must be his most famous song, and I understand why. It'sn ot bad at all. Thank you for broadening my music-cultural knowledge. I can finally talk about David Bowie at parties now
Song 8 (Two Tickets To Paradise - Eddie Money)
I absolutely looooove this kind of retro 80's music. Great guitar riffs and no-nonsense lyrics. This one is a keeper.
Song 9 (Kaze Wo Atsumete - Happy End)
Talking about nonsense, didn't understand a word he sang, but! Lovely dreamy music. Really like the song. I can see myself listening to it in the park or on the bus, not these dull lazy moments.
Song 10 (Porcelain - Moby)
Moby ! Such a classic, you can do no wrong with this song. soo nice and dreamy !
Song 11 (We Are All Made Of Stars)
Already knew this song. Another great one by Moby, but not my favourite tough.
Song 12 (For An Angel - Paul Van Dyk)
Again, not my type of music. It'll be impossible to ever make me really like this, but I've heard worse.
Song 13 (Smart Kid - Porcupine Tree)
I love the soothing intro, then the quiet and calm guitar. Great ay to start a song, grabs your attention immediatly. I'd love for the song to go on so calm the entire time, but it sometimes explodes into some rougher music. But it fits the song perfectly.
All in all: too bad that the song titles were still there. I think it influenced my listening behaviour a little, even if that is not intended. Also, I didn't really discover new bands by listening to this mixtape, but that's probably because there were quite a few artists represented twice on the tape.
But musical-wise I can't really complain. A lot of classics on there some of which I never heard before or wouldn't try listening to them if it wasn't for the tape. Also, it was nice to hear all these different genres together. So thanks to my mixtape maker for broadening my music knowledge and taste!