If you pre-ordered your copy of Merriweather Post Pavilion from Rough Trade, you would've received a "strictly limited, rare and exclusive mix cd, mixed by animal collective just for rough traders," consisting of 8 uniformly awesome tracks that presumably influenced or inspired the band in some way. The eclectic mix features selections from two of my top 3 records of '08 -- Erykah Badu's heartfelt J Dilla tribute "Telephone," and Grouper's "Stuck" -- along with a handful of jams I was mostly unfamiliar with, including a tight new(ish) track from dubstep luminary Kode 9, and a song from Osamu Kitajima's amazing, out-of-print 1971 album (released under the decidedly Anglo-sounding pseudonym Justin Heathcliff), which was only released in Japan and is definitely worth seeking out.

Get Animal Collective's exclusive Rough Trade mix here, and check the full tracklist after the jump...



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Animal Collective Rough Trade Mix tracklisting:

Ralph Lundsten :: Alpha Ralpha Boulevard
Le Orme :: I Miei Sogni
Justin Heathcliff :: Life
Grouper :: Stuck
Sand :: May Rain
Vladislav Delay :: Raamat
Kode 9 vs LD :: Bad
Erykah Badu :: Telephone