The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix

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In preparation for the 2009 South by Southwest music festival (March 18-21), NPR Music's spent weeks sampling songs by more than 1,000 of the acts in attendance. Some of the music induced swooning, some of it induced sleepiness, and some of it made us want to pry out our eardrums and swallow them for safe keeping. (We're looking at you, Gaybomb.) Arranged alphabetically by artist, the 100 songs in this ridiculously bountiful — but by no means definitive — mix all passed a simple litmus test, summed up in six simple words: "Yeah, I'd listen to that again." To hear the stream, click here.

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Advisory: This mix contains explicit language and subject matter not suitable for all ages.

"Any More," Aaron Thomas [MP3 Available]

"Sometime Around Midnight," The Airborne Toxic Event

"Don't Be Afraid You're Already Dead," Akron/Family

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"Fitz and the Dizzyspells," Andrew Bird

"Mango Tree," Angus & Julia Stone [MP3 Available]

"No Prescription," Arms & Legs [MP3 Available]

"These Flowers of Ours," The Asteroid #4

"St. Joseph's," The Avett Brothers

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"Ram," Azeda Booth

"Gila," Beach House [MP3 Available]

"Return to Me," Beep Beep

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"Go On, Say It," Blind Pilot [MP3 Available]

"Furr," Blitzen Trapper

"Lakeside," BLK JKS

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"This Town," Bosque Brown [MP3 Available]

"Forest Whitiker," Brother Ali

"My Maudlin Career," Camera Obscura

"Vanorapa," Chiwoniso [MP3 Available]

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"Home in the Woods," Cory Chisel

"My Last Mistake," Dan Auerbach

"Thou Shalt Always Kill," Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip

"Pink Sabbath," Dananananaykroyd [MP3 Available]

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"The Rat," Dead Confederate [MP3 Available]

"The Rake's Song," The Decemberists

"Trashcan," Delta Spirit

"No One Does It Like You," Department of Eagles

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"Knotty Pine," Dirty Projectors (+ David Byrne)

"Pity Dance," DM Stith [MP3 Available]

"Lassoo," The Duke Spirit

"Face Down in the Right Town," Earlimart [MP3 Available]

"Crown of Age," The Ettes

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"The Birth and Death of the Day," Explosions in the Sky

"Bugalu," Garotas Suecas

"Low Is a Height," Great Northern

"Knife," Grizzly Bear

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"Fee Da Da Dee," The Guggenheim Grotto [MP3 Available]

"Big Star," Haley Bonar [MP3 Available]

"Weightless Again," The Handsome Family [MP3 Available]

"Get Your Head Around It," Headlights

"The Mountain," Heartless Bastards

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"Fangela," Here We Go Magic featuring Luke Temple [MP3 Available]

"Sequestered in Memphis," The Hold Steady

"My 45," Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs

"Curs in the Weeds," Horse Feathers [MP3 Available]

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"Bricks," Hurray for the Riff Raff [MP3 Available]

"Oh My God," Ida Maria

"Flying Thru Canyons," Jason Lytle

"Kiss Me Again," Jessica Lea Mayfield

"Top of the Bottom," John Wesley Harding

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"Drivin' Down the Block," Kidz in the Hall

"Dreamer," K'naan

"Spirited," Laura Gibson [MP3 Available]

"I'm a Fly," Laura Marling

"Lovers Who Uncover," The Little Ones

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"Airport Surroundings," Loney, Dear

"Charlie Darwin," The Low Anthem [MP3 Available]

"Broken One," Luke Doucet

"Never Had Nobody Like You," M. Ward

"Run to Your Grave," The Mae Shi

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"Make No Plans," Marching Band [MP3 Available]

"Turn Your Pretty Name Around," Mark Olson & Gary Louris [MP3 Available]

"Just Ain't Gonna Work Out," Mayer Hawthorne and The County

"Tell Me It Ain't So," Micah P. Hinson

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"Gone Are the Days," Mirah

"Burning Pile," Mother Mother

"Roll Away Your Stone," Mumford & Sons

"Dragonhide," My Latest Novel [MP3 Available]

"The Cavendish," Nellie McKay [MP3 Available]

"Teen Creeps," No Age

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"Lost Coastlines," Okkervil River

"Savion Glover," P.O.S.

"Come Saturday," The Pains of Being Pure at Heart [MP3 Available]

"Sleepyhead," Passion Pit [MP3 Available]

"Spare Parts," Peggy Sue [MP3 Available]

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"Reasons to Quit," Phosphorescent

"Mold the Gold," Pink Nasty [MP3 Available]

"Silence," PJ Harvey

"Snowblind," +/- (Plus/Minus)

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"Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came From an Angel)," Ponytail

"Can You Tell," Ra Ra Riot [MP3 Available]

"The Painting," Rocco DeLuca & The Burden

"Heal Yourself," Ruthie Foster

"Even Born Again," Sarah Jaffe

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"Northwestern Girls," Say Hi [MP3 Available]

"Iamundernodisguise," School of Seven Bells

"Rooks," Shearwater

"Now, Now," St. Vincent

"The Gardener," The Tallest Man on Earth

"Coast of Carolina," Telekinesis

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"Bag of Hammers," Thao with the Get Down Stay Down [MP3 Available]

"Birds Fly Away," Theresa Andersson

"Now We Can See," The Thermals

"Honor Amongst Thieves," These United States [MP3 Available]

"Kind of a Girl," Tinted Windows

"The Young and Free," Tom Brosseau

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"Chicago," The Uglysuit

"NeverEnds," Vijay Kishore [MP3 Available]

"Soft & Warm," Voxtrot

"Devil's Crayon," Wild Beasts

"Handkerchiefs," Winterpills

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