I'm glad I did. Fix Your Face Vol. 2: Coachella '09 is quite unlike anything I've ever heard before. The album starts off with the opening notes of Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle", which is then given a dance beat before segueing into The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby", which is backed up by a grooving drumbeat. All of this happens in the first 90 seconds of the first track, at which point I began to understand what the term "mixtape" means in this context - basically, the 50-minute album is a continuous mix of songs spanning multiple genres and eras. I listened to it while I was putting out my garbage last night, and on many occasions I had to stop and marvel at what these guys have done. Anyone can make a mixtape with songs like The Mamas and The Papas' "California Dreamin'", The Who's "Baba O'Riley", and Metallica's "Enter Sandman"; to do it so seamlessly, with songs flowing into, out of, and over one another makes this a true work of art that anyone who considers themselves a lover of music should hear.
The extremely wide range of music featured on this mixtape means that anyone who listens to it is sure to come out of it with their own list of highlights. There are songs on here that I love, some I've hated, and some I'd never heard before, but I love the way that they all work together. If there are any moments that stand out to you as being particularly noteworthy, please leave a comment so we can all check it out. Happy listening!