Back in March, I put together a mixtape with songs from my favorite albums that had been released in the first few months of the year.  Since then, quite a few more albums have been released that I’ve fallen in love with, so I figured it was high time to share another “favorites of 2011, so far” mixtape with you. Many of these songs would also make a great addition to any 4th of July weekend playlist you might be putting together. Enjoy!

Poly Styrene – Thrash City from Generation Indigo
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears – You Been Lyin’ from Scandalous
Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise from Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
Chiddy Bang – Dancing with the DJ (Remix) from Peanut Butter and Swelly Mix Tape
Tim & Jean – I Can Show You from Like What
FM Belfast – New Year from Don’t Want to Sleep
You, You’re Awesome – For You, Right Here from Good Point, Whoever Said That
James Pants – A Little Bit Closer from James Pants
Junior Boys – You’ll Improve Me from It’s All True
Givers – Up Up Up from In Light
Cults – Most Wanted from Cults
Generationals – You Say It, Too from Actor-Caster
The Voluntary Butler Scheme – D.O.P.L. from The Chevruel EP
Thao & Mirah – Rubies and Rocks from Thao & Mirah
Marissa Nadler – Puppet Master from Marissa Nadler
Acrylics – Molly’s Vertigo from Lives & Treasure
Telekinesis – Please Ask for Help from 12 Desperate Straight Lines
Man Man – Piranhas Club from Life Fantastic
Raphael Saadiq – Movin’ Down the Line from Stone Rollin’
Jill Scott –  So In Love from The Light Of The Sun

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Kelly Stitzel

After shutting down her own blog, Looking at Them, in mid-2008, Kelly migrated over to Popdose, bringing with her Soundtrack Saturday, the most popular column from her old site. Kelly makes a living as a fashion and marketing copywriter, which takes up a lot of her time. However, when she is able to write about things that have nothing to do with her day job, she contributes reviews and musings on music, film and a variety of other topics. In addition to Soundtrack Saturday, columns she's written include Filminism and Pulling Rank.

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