Hear the ’90s in 66 minutes

Last fall, two friends joined forces to create the ultimate ’90s mix of “super deluxe hits, under-appreciated album cuts and the utter weirdness that passed for major label singles in the 1990s.” The result, DJ Nick Catchdubs and Mr. Ducker’s Radio Friendly Unit Shifter, is an infectious and fun nostalgia trip — hello again, L7, Butthole Surfers, Sublime and Pavement! (download it for free HERE). The next logical step was obvious: a sequel.

Radio Friendly Unit Shifter ’09 goes even deeper into what, in retrospect, was a very good decade for alternative music. Remember songs like Marcy Playground’s “Sex and Candy,” Elastica’s “Connection,” or Superdrag’s “Sucked Out”? They’re all here, as well as other forgotten favorites from the likes of Weezer, P.J. Harvey, Cake, the Pixies, and Nada Surf. The 36-song playlist flows seamlessly along, taking you back to those heady days of Seattle angst and un-ironic music festivals. The best part, considering this is 2009? It’s free.

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