Friday Mix Tape: 10 Love Songs For New York City

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“New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down,” is not just the title (with liberties) of a misguided ensemble film circa 2009. It is one of the defining anthems of the late, great LCD Soundsystem, New York’s seminal electro rock band of the same era. Last week I had the pleasure of seeing, “Shut Up and Play the Hits,” a documentary chronicling the band’s final epic show at Madison Square Garden in 2011. The film is a love letter to the band and the city that helped shape its music.

Spread the love in New York this weekend with our latest Friday Morning Mixtape:

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LCD Soundsystem: “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”

PJ Harvey: “Good Fortune”

Jay-Z ft. Santogold: “Brooklyn Go Hard”

Nellie McKay: “Manhattan Avenue”

Serge Gainsbourg: “New York, USA”

Simon & Garfunkel: “The Only Living Boy in New York”

Beastie Boys: “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn”

Grace Jones: “The Apple is Stretching”

Ben E. King: “Spanish Harlem”

Boogie Down Productions: “South Bronx”