I spent a good part of yesterday making compilations of stuff from albums I'm taping over. Why keep five dubbed tapes that you'll never want to play in their entirety when you can make a 90min tape that thrills you out of the best songs?
1) Everybody who is bummed by the new Cure single (and you should be), should do themselves a favor and find the song "Contact" by Pop Unknown (found on their 2002 album The August Division). Beautiful Disintegration-style dreaminess with an emo-pop undertow that's bracingly effective.
2) Listening to Fugazi is pretty exciting anyhow, but listening to Fugazi being dubbed at high speed while chugging from a two liter of soda is one pleasantly rattling experience. My kind of "trance" music.