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Monday, June 04, 2007

Mark Ronson Tells You What To Listen To

It's not enough that he has his hands twidling knobs (wow, did I really just type that?) on all of our favorite UK hits, or the fact that he's got his own awesome album, Version coming out--no, no, nooow Mark Ronson has to dictate what music is worthy enough for his ears. But what great ears they are...

Ronson teamed up with Hard Rock Cafe to make the first in what will be a series of mixes curated by Ronson. He chose everything from the bouncy brit-pop of Kaisers Chiefs, the pint-size (bite-size?) PJ Harvey infused cover of "Wicked Game" by Giant Drag to... Buckcherry? We'll forgive him the one grievance. Maybe he's being ironic? Regardless, it's a great selection of songs that I have been mixed expertly by Ronson pal DJ Doug Grayson, and the best part is that you can download the entire thing right here:

Mark Ronson Presents Hard Rock Vol.1

And if you want to know what you're downloading, here is the tracklisting:

1. “Black Tambourine” - BECK
2. “I Like the Way” – BODY ROCKERS
3. “Everyday I Love You Less and Less” – KAISER CHIEFS
4. “To Be Young” – RYAN ADAMS
5. “Take Your Mama” – SCISSOR SISTERS
6. “Island in the Sun” - WEEZER
7. “Dimension” - WOLFMOTHER
8. “Destination Diamonds” – DIAMOND NIGHTS
9. “Black Betty” - SPIDERBAIT
11. “June Gloom” – THE LIKE
12. “Tropical Moonlight” - DOMINO
13. “Wicked Game” – GIANT DRAG
14. “Lit Up” - BUCKCHERRY

If you're like me and can't just own digital files and need the whole package, you can buy the CD exclusively from Hard Rock Cafe & Casino locations, and from the Hard Rock e-store here.

To boot, a dollar of every album sold will go to benefit "Water For Life," a Jay-Z baked charity that works towards bringing clean drinking water throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Handsome, talented and cares about the world. Sigh.

x, LA Broad

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