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2010 Mixtape Tracklist+ Paz and Jop 2010

Village Voice's annual survey of more than 1,500 music critics is in.
Kanye won. Read Pazz + Jop 2010. Here's my picks.

To those of you who asked for and received a mixtape, here's the tracklisting, thanks for listening:

1) "All I Want"
LCD Soundsystem
This Is Happening

2) "Little Girl" (feat. Julian Casablancas)
Dark Night of the Soul

3) "Sorrow"
The National
High Violet

4) "It Takes A Muscle"

5) "Diplomat's Son"
Vampire Weekend

6) "Alley Cats"
Hot Chip
One Life Stand

7) "Anyone's Ghost"
The National
High Violet

8) "Going Through Changes"

9) "Power"
Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

10) "Hearts of Love"
Sleep Forever

11) "Born Free"

12) "Triggernometry"
Bill Elm and Woody Jackson
Red Dead Redemption Original Soundtrack

13) "Ten Cent Pistol"
The Black Keys

14) "Far Away"
Jose Gonzalez
Red Dead Redemption Original Soundtrack

15) "Do The Astral Plane"
Flying Lotus

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