I am from outside of Chicago, but spent much of my time in the city in my formative years. I decided to move away this Spring. I have intensely mixed feelings about that, but I miss Illinois and Chicago like crazy. I know what it’s like to go to Chicago with mixed feelings and not knowing what to expect anymore.
Some love for Chicago artists but not exclusively. I could make a Chicago-themed mixtape without that Wilco song, but I’d be kidding myself, you, and Dads everywhere. I hope your move goes well!
01. Shabazz Palaces - “Are you… Can you… Were you (Felt)” (Black Up)
02. Bobby Conn - “Never Get Ahead” (Bobby Conn)
03. PJ Harvey - “Dry” (Rid of Me)
04. The Smashing Pumpkins - “Obscured” (Pisces Iscariot)
05. Slum Village - “Fall N Love” (Fantastic, Vol. 2)
06. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - “Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)” (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
07. Boris - “Flood II” (Flood)
08. Tortoise - “I Set My Face to the Hillside” (TNT)
09. Broken Social Scene - “Mossbraker” (Feel Good Lost)
10. Beck - “Jackass” (Odelay)
11. Wilco - “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)
12. Julianna Barwick - “Envelop” (The Magic Place)