Here's my tracklist and some thoughts on it.
The cover image is a screenshot I took in The Last of Us. My wife said it looked like an album cover, so now it is one.
01. Aya Higuchi — Waltz no. 19 - op. posth: A minor
This is a Musopen recording of a piece composed by Frédéric Chopin. Musopen makes public-domain recordings of classical music. (Classical music is pretty much all in the public domain by now, but recordings are still, by default, owned by the musicians who recorded them. So Musopen pays people to make recordings and then place them in the public domain.)
02. Mastodon — Naked Burn
I bought this Mastodon album (Leviathan) because the first track has a single guest verse from Neil Fallon of Clutch. It was a good decision. This song typifies what I think of when I think of metal music: high-intensity songs about mythology with heavy guitar sounds.
(By the way, I think this is the first Stripcreator swap where I haven't included a Clutch song.)
03. Jurassic 5 — Jurass Finish First
I learned about J5 from a Stripcreator swap, indirectly -- dcom gave us a Roots Manuva track with Chali 2na as a guest. Chali 2na is the deeper of the two voices on this track. In fact, Chali 2na is probably the deepest voice on every track he's ever been on.
04. B.B.Rights — Funky Radio
This is from the Jet Set Radio soundtrack. The sequel, Jet Set Radio Future, is a better game, in my opinion, but the original Jet Set Radio (for the Dreamcast; called Jet Grind Radio in the US) has one of the best video game soundtracks ever.
05. Spin Doctors — Yo Mama's a Pajama
If this song has any kind of deeper meaning, it's news to me.
06. anima — Goodbye Overseas
Anima are French, from what I gather. I don't know why their lyrics are in English. I don't know much about them, actually, but I stumbled across this album (Broken Lands) and thought it was some pretty good punk rock.
07. Blackalicious — Supreme People
If you want more Blackalicious, I highly recommend The Craft, the album this is from. I was originally going to include Side to Side, a really fun song about clubbing with two guest MCs, but decided to switch to this track after I used some lines from it as the titles of my CC675 entries.
08. SoulEye — pushing onwards
From PPPPPP, the soundtrack to the indie video game VVVVVV. If you like platformers and haven't played this game, you should.
09. Jazz de Paris — Somebody Loves Me
My brother bought this CD from some random guy on the streets of Paris and it didn't exactly come with liner notes, so the artist name may not be accurate. I looked up the song and it turns out it's a George Gershwin jazz standard from the '20s. Normally I hate Gershwin so I'm going to give the credit to the performer for making me like this song.
Anyone else think it's weird that in three years we're not going to be able to say "the '20s" to refer to the Jazz Age anymore?
10. Mega Ran feat. KadeshFlow — Church
I know I put two Mega Ran songs in the last swap, but what can I say -- this is what I've been listening to. At least this one has a new guest MC. Also, this track is a Patreon exclusive, so you're in an elite club now. (There's a version of it on his latest album, with SisQó instead of KadeshFlow, but it's just not as good.)
11. Mindless Self Indulgence — Tom Sawyer
Now that I know umfum likes Rush, I figure he'll either love this track or hate it, and I'm okay with either.
12. Carolina Chocolate Drops — Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine
A kazoo solo, talk of jelly rolls and putting people in line -- what more could you ask for in a love song?
13. Darren Korb — Brusher Patrol
From the Bastion soundtrack. Supergiant Games have been putting out some really interesting stuff, but I don't think they've yet surpassed their first game.
14. Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox — I'm Not The Only One
PMJ record modern (roughly, '80s and later) songs in older (roughly, '20s to '50s) popular musical styles. I recommend watching videos or seeing them live because the costumes and dancing are part of the act. This is a cover of a Sam Smith song and honestly, I don't even know who Sam Smith is.
15. Klopfenpop — Duck and Cover
I don't really know much about this guy, but he posted this track on /r/nerdcore and I liked it. When I decided to add it to this list, back in August, I had no idea it would seem so relevant to current events.
The what mentioned above is total fiction. Please don't take it seriously!