This one is another playlist from the book Love is a Mix Tape, by Rob Sheffield. Have you read it yet? What are you waiting for? It's available on Kindle so you can have it in your hands almost instantaneously if e books are your thing.
I was intrigued by this mix, because Sheffield made it to play while he washed the dishes. I like to listen to music while cleaning, but I tend to go for roots music or hip hop. He made this tape in the spring of 1992, when he was settling into a domestic routine with his new wife. I was in the eighth grade at the time. We had a CD player, but CDs were still so expensive that I still got a lot of music the old fashioned way, by recording it off of the radio. I think that in the spring of 92 I owned three CDs: Nevermind, Dangerous, and Ten. Sheffield's mix has a lot of songs I would have recorded off of top 40 radio. I love a fellow music lover who has a deep and unabashed love for pop.
So I tried this one out while cleaning the kitchen, and it really is a great soundtrack for chores. There were a few songs I couldn't find on Grooveshark, but the overall mood is definitely intact.