R.I.P. The Mix Tape

“The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don’t wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules.” –Rob Gordon (or Nick Hornby depending on your perspective), High Fidelity

Even before seeing High Fidelity, I knew the rules to mix tape making. Owners of “Music to Listen to Vol. 1