The Last 12 Songs that Made Phil Elverum Cry (excluding “The Moon”)

Phli Elverum's tears can cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried, except possibly during these songs:
01. Björk - "Undo" (Vespertine)
02. Thanksgiving - "Welcome" (Welcome Nowhere)
03. Karl Blau - "Ode to Ocean" (Beneath Waves)
04. Beat Happening - "Indian Summer" (Jamboree)
05. Elevator Through - "Foggy Sea" (Elevator Through)
06. Sade - "Slave Song" (Lovers Rock)
07. Eric's Trip - "Sand" (Songs About Chris EP)
08. The Moools - "Bonchi No Natsu" (Yoyo A Go Go 1999)
09. Julie Doiron - "Don't Ask" (Desormais)
10. Jim O'Rourke - "Women Of The World" (Eureka)

Songs by Sexy Bearded Men

01. Bon Iver - "Skinny Love" (For Emma, Forever Ago)

02. Ray LaMontagne - "Empty" (Till the Sun Turns Black)

03. Devendra Banhart - "I Feel Just Like a Child" (Cripple Crow)

04. Iron & Wine - "Evening on the Ground" (Woman King)

05. My Morning Jacket - "One Big Holiday" (It Still Moves)

06. TV on the Radio - "Wolf Like Me" (Return to Cookie Mountain)

07. Band of Horses - "Ode to LRC" (Cease to Begin)

08. Joe Purdy - "Easier" (Paris in the Rain)

09. Badly Drawn Boy - "The Time of Times" (Born in the UK)

10. Tyler Ramsey - "A Long Dream" (A Long Dream About Swimming Across the Sea)

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Beards! they're SPLENDID.

01. Natalie Portman's Shaved Head - "Beard Lust" (Secret Crush Ep)

02. Les Savy Fav - "ROME" (ROME Written Upside Down)

03. Akron/Family - "Don't be Afraid, You're Already Dead" (Love is Simple)

04. MewithoutYou - "Silencer" (A-->B Life)

05. Man Man - "Top Drawer" (Rabbit Habits)

06. Why? - "Vowels, Pt. 2" (Alopecia)

07. Devendra Banhart - "This is the Way" (Rejoicing in the Hands)

08. Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene) - "Safety Bricks" (Spirit If..)

09. Beach House - "Wedding Bell" (Devotion)

10. Okay - "My" (Huggable Dust)

11. Yeasayer - "Forgiveness" (All Hour Cymbols)

Why can’t you listen to anything better than Radiohead?

Songs that a Radiohead fan might like.

01. Mice Parade - "Pursuant to the Vibe" (Mokoondi)
02. Abbie Huxley - "Pop [R.E.D.]" (Pop [R.E.D.])
03. My Morning Jacket - "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 2" (Evil Urges)
04. Mogwai - "I Know You Are but What Am I?" (Happy Songs for Happy People)
05. Menomena - "Evil Bee" (Friend and Foe)
06. Number Girl - "Num-Ami-Dabutz" (Num-Heavy Metallic)
07. The Flaming Lips - "She Don't Use Jelly" (Transmissions from the Satellite Heart)
08. Deerhoof - "Believe E.S.P." (Friend Opportunity)
09. Joan of Arc - "Questioning Benjamin Franklin's Ghost" (Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain)
10. Aloha - "You've Escaped" (Here Comes Everyone)
11. Aphex Twin - "Come to Daddy (Pappy Mix Version)" (Come to Daddy)
12. LCD Soundsystem - "Someone Great" (Sound of Silver)
13. Dirty Three - "Everything's Fucked" (Dirty Three)
14. The Album Leaf - "Over the Pond" (In a Safe Place)
15. Japancakes - "Theme for a Film" (Belmondo)

12 reasons why you never pick my requests

01. Yo La Tengo - "Sometimes I Don't Get You" (I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass)
02. B.B. King - "Bad Luck" (The Fabulous B.B. King)
03. Mark Ronson - "Diversion" (Version)
04. Devendra Banhart - "There's Always Something Happening" (Big Change: Songs for FINCA)
05. The Replacements - "I Hate Music" (Sorry Ma! Forgot to Take Out the Trash!)
06. Sonic Youth - "Pattern Recognition" (Sonic Nurse)
07. The Walkmen - "It Should Take a While" (Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone)
08. My Bloody Valentine - "Soon" (Loveless)
09. Modest Mouse - "Dramamine" (This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About)
10. The Apples In Stereo - "Same Old Drag" (New Magnetic Wonder)
11. Moby - "Summer" (Play & Play: B Sides)
12. Beck - "It's All In Your Mind" (Sea Change)

Songs to distract my cat when I have to drive her in my car (she is distracted by bird calls, but ha

01. The Beatles - "Blackbird" (The Beatles (The White Album))
02. Feist - "The Park" (The Reminder)
03. M. Ward - "Transfiguration #1" (Transfiguration of Vincent)
04. Silver Mount Zion - "This Gentle Hearts, Like Shot Bird's Fallen." (Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward)
05. Robert Charlebois - "Dolorès" (Lindberg)
06. The Tom Fun Orchestra - "When You Were Mine" (You Will Land With A Thud)
07. The Shins - "A Comet Appears" (Wincing the Night Away)

Best Cover Songs

I love love love good covers.

01. We Are Scientists - "Hoppipolla" (Crap Attack)
02. John Mayer - "Kid A"
03. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - "D.A.N.C.E"
04. Muse - "Can't Take My Eyes Off You (You're Just Too Good To Be True"
05. Klaxons - "No Diggity"
06. The Young Knives - "Kids In America"
07. Mr Hudson and the Library - "On The Street Where You Live"
08. Divine Comedy - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
09. Nirvana - "The Man Who Sold The World"
10. Bright Eyes - "Devil Town" (Noise Floor)
11. The Postal Service - "Against All Odds"
12. Babyshambles - "Love You But You're Green" (The Blinding EP)
13. Rufus Wainwright - "Hallelujah"
14. Joe Strummer - "Redemption Song"
15. Franz Ferdinand - "All Your Friends"

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01. Goldfinger - "99 Red Balloons" (Stomping Ground)
02. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - "Nothing Compares 2 U" (Take A Break)
03. Cake - "I Will Survive" (Fashion Nugget)
04. The White Stripes - "Conquest" (Icky Thump)
05. Richard Thompson - "Kiss" (1000 Years Of Popular Music)
06. R.E.M. - "Wall Of Death" (E-Bow The Letter single)
07. Keb Mo' - "Folsom Prison Blues" (Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Music of Johnny Cash)
08. Joan Osborne - "Man In The Long Black Coat" (Relish)
09. Rogue Wave - "Everyday" (Stubbs The Zombie soundtrack)
10. Jenny Lewis feat. the Watson Twins - "Handle With Care" (Rabbit Fur Coat)
11. Aimee Mann feat. Michael Penn - "Two Of Us" (I Am Sam soundtrack)
12. Sufjan Stevens - "What Goes On" (This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute To The Beatles' Rubber Soul)
13. Iron & Wine - "Waitin' For A Superman" (Yeti compliation #2)
14. Johnny Cash - "Hurt" (American IV - The Man Comes Around)
15. Ben Folds - "Tiny Dancer" (Ben Folds Live)

Songs for Coming Back Home to Minneapolis…

Welcome home, Grim!
01. The Plastic Constellations - "Back It Up Now" (Plastic Constellations)
02. STNNNG - "My Golden Oldie" (Dignified Sissy)
03. Selby Tigers - "Jump Suits " (Charm City)
04. No Doctors - "Yerba Buena" (Origin & Tectonics)
05. Cock ESP - "Panicsville Sunday" (Last Train to Cocksville)
06. Vampire Hands - "Aaroo, Piano" (Freedom From)
07. Devillock - "These Graves" (PACrec/Troniks)
08. Michael Yonkers - "My House" (Microminiature Love)
09. MC/VL - "The Guarantee" (Stance)
10. The Replacements - "We're Comin' Out" (Let It Be)
11. Hüsker Dü - "Chartered Trips" (Zen Arcade)
12. Bob Dylan - "On the Road Again" (Bringing It All Back Home)

Music For The Headphones On My Girlfriend’s Belly. I Want My Kid to Know How Beautiful This Wo

It was weird... a lot of these songs I imagined with a photo, video montage in my head

01. Bright Eyes – "First Day of My Life" (I'm Wide Awake It's Morning)
02. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole – "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (Alone in IZ World)
03. Andy Williams – "Rain Drops are Falling on My Head" (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/Get Together With Andy Williams)
04. Bob Dylan – "Forever Young" (Essential Bob Dylan)
05. Colin Hay – "Beautiful World" (Going Somewhere)
06. Elvis Presley – "I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')" (Elvis Presley)
07. Feist – "Mushaboom" (Let It Die)
08. Louis Armstrong – "What a Beautiful World" (What a Wonderful World)
09. Green – "Livin' for You" (Livin' for You)
10. Jim Henson – "Rainbow Connection" (The Muppet Movie)… What baby wouldn't like a song by the Muppets?
11. Nada Surf – "Always Love" (The Weight is a Gift)
12. John Cale – "Hallelujah" (I'm Your Fan)
13. Nina Simone – "My Baby Just Cares for Me" (Nina Simone: Anthology)

Something to play over the loud speaker at the children’s museum where I work.

01. They Might Be Giants - "Infinity" (Here Come The 123s)
02. Barenaked Ladies - "Curious" (Snack Time)
03. Peter Himmelman - "Have You Ever Really Looked At An Egg?" (My Green Kite)
04. Father Goose - "Flying Machine" (It's a Bam Bam Diddly)
05. Jack Johnson - "The 3 R's" (Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies for the Film Curious George)
06. Lisa Loeb - "Catch the Moon" (Catch the Moon)
07. Peter, Paul and Mary - "The Marvelous Toy" (Peter, Paul and Mommy)
08. Dan Zanes - "Hey Little Red Bird" (House Party)
09. Johnny Cash - "Dinosaur Song" (The Johnny Cash Children's Album)
10. Raffi - "Baby Beluga" (Baby Beluga)
11. Charlotte Diamond - "Sasquatch" (10 Carrot Diamond)
12. Elizabeth Mitchell - "Three Little Birds" (You Are My Little Bird)
13. Renee & Jeremy - "Miracle" (It's A Big World)
14. Woody Guthrie - "One Day Old" (Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child)

What’s “Indie” Music?

"The first rule of Fight Club is -- you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is - you DO NOT talk about Fight Club."

01. Camera Obscura- "Razzle Dazzle" (Let's Get Out Of This Country)

02. The Helio Sequence- "So Stop!" (Love and Distance)

03. The Epochs- "Mouths To Feed" (The Epochs)

04. Wilco- "War On War" (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)

05. Broken Social Scene- "Swimmers" (Broken Social Scene)

06. Stars- "Take Me To The Riot" (In Our Bedroom After The War)

07. Modest Mouse- "Spitting Venom" (We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank)

08. Cut Copy- "Lights And Music" (In Ghost Colours)

09. The Heavy- "Coleen" (Vengeance)

10. Man Plus- "My Kind Of People" (Please Don't Throw Up)

11. Sea Wolf- "The Cold, The Dark, And The Silence" (Leave In The River)

12. Nada Surf- "See These Bones" (Lucky)

13. Deer Tick- "Diamond Rings 2007" (War Elephant)

14. Jose Gonzalez- "Heart Beats" (Veneer)

15. Band Of Horses- "The Funeral" (Everything All The Time)

16. Ray LaMontagne- "Empty" (Till The Sun Turns Black)

17. Le Loup- "We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!" (The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly)

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