Songs that will turn the most cold-hearted critic into a romantic.

01. The Battle Royale - "Scream Scream" (Wake Up, Thunderbabe)
02. Bright Eyes - "Pull My Hair" (Letting Off the Happiness)
03. Muse - "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"
04. The Poison Control Center - "Glory Us" (A Collage of Impressions)
05. The Good Life - "Keely Aimee" (Help Wanted Nights)
06. Lightspeed Champion - "Galaxy of the Lost" (Falling Off the Lavender Bridge)
07. Ben Kweller - "Thirteen" (Ben Kweller)
08. Old 97s - "Question" (Satellite Rides)
09. Wilco - "Hate it Here" (Sky Blue Sky)
10. William Elliot Whitmore - "When Push Comes to Love"

I’m completely tactless, and I haven’t shown you that side of me yet, but I want you to know about i

01. Adam Green - "No Legs" (Friends of Mine)
02. Crass - "Banned From the Roxy" (Feeding of the 5000)
03. Pre - "Dude Fuk" (Epic Fits)
04 . Kathleen Edwards- "Sure as Shit" (Asking for Flowers)
05. The Locust- "Spitting In the Face of Fools as a Source of Nutrition" (Flight of the Wounded Locust)
06. Lightning Bolt - "Captain Caveman" (Hypermagic Mountain)
07. The Faint - "Erection" (Wet from Birth)
08. The Groove Armada - "The Things That We Could Share" (Soundboy Rock)
09. EMC - "Don't Give Up On Us" (The Show)
10. My Morning Jacket - "Off the Record" (Z)

I want my life to be in colors again. Right now it’s black and white. Actually, it’s grey.

01. Deodato - "Rhapsody in Blue" (Deodato 2)
02. Counting Crows - "Big Yellow Taxi" (Films About Ghosts: The Best Of Counting Crows)
03. Taking Back Sunday - "My Blue Heaven" (Louder Now)
04. Billy Talent - "Red Flag" (Billy Talent II)
05. Alkaline Trio - "Blue Carolina" (Good Mourning)
06. Coldplay - "Yellow" (Yellow)
07. Ben Folds - "Golden Slumbers" (I Am Sam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture)
08. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth" (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
09. Fiona Apple - "Red Red Red" (Extraordinary Machine)
10. Goldfinger - "99 Red Balloons" (The Best Of Goldfinger)
11. Gorillaz - "O Green World" (Demon Days)
12. Icehouse - "Electric Blue" (Man of Colours)
13. The National - "Green Gloves" (Boxer)
14. R.E.M. - "Orange Crush" (In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003)
15. The Photo Atlas - "Red Orange Yellow" (No, Not Me, Never)
16. Relient K - "In Love With The 80's (Pink Tux to the Prom)" (Two Lefts Don't Make A Right... But Three Do)
17. Say Anything - "Yellow Cat (Slash) Red Cat" (...Is A Real Boy)
18. The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid" (Get Behind Me Satan)

Complied by: MJP

Come on, it's summertime! You need a mixtape to cheer yourself up! Here, I'll lend you mine.

01. The Chills - "Kaleidoscope World" (Kaleidoscope World)
02. Pavement - "Range Life" (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
03. The Lodger - "The Good Old Days" (Life is Sweet)
04. The Junction - "Components of Four" (s/t)
05. Sloan - "500 Up" (Smeared)
06. Plastic Bertrand - "Ça Plane Pour Moi" (Ça Plane Pour Moi)
07. Bella - "Give It a Night" (No One Will Know)
08. The dB's - "Black and White" (Stands for Decibels)
09. Dinosaur Jr - "Feel the Pain" (Without a Sound)
10. No Age - "Everybody's Down" (Weirdo Rippers)
11. The Jolts - "Can't Figure It Out" (Jinx)
12. Cut Copy - "Bright Neon Payphone" (Bright Like Neon Love)
13. Julie Ocean - "#1 Song" (Julie Ocean)
14. The Decemberists - "Sixteen Military Wives" (Picaresque)
15. Service Group - "Summer Sunn" (Principals of Electronic Circuitry)

Songs That Belong Inside a Fortune Cookie II

There's always that one line that just makes the song worth it. Also, would you mind not watching me for a while? Thanks

01. Brett Dennen - "Ain't No Reason" (So Much More)
02. Damien Rice - "Older Chests" (O)
03. Bright Eyes - "Bowl of Oranges" (Lifted, Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground)
04. Cloud Cult - "The Deaf Girl's Song" (The Meaning of 8)
05. The National - "Start A War" (Boxer)
06. The Beatles - "Let It Be" (Let It Be)
07. The Thrills - "You Can't Fool Old Friends With Limousines" (Let's Bottle Bohemia)
08. The Magic Numbers - "Take A Chance" (Those The Brokes)
09. Jamie Lidell - "Little Bit of Feel Good" (Jim)
10. The Hold Steady - "Stuck Between Stations" (Boys and Girls in America)
11. Interpol - "Untitled" (Turn On The Bright Lights)
12. Modest Mouse - "The World At Large" (Good News For People Who Love Bad News)
13. Rilo Kiley - "More Adventurous" (More Adventurous)
14. Beirut - "Postcards from Italy" (Gulag Orkestar)
15. Eels - "P.S. You Rock My World" (Electro-Shock Blues)

BONUS TRACK. Boy Least Likely To - "God Takes Care of the Little Things" (The Best Party Ever)

Songs to make my dad shut up about how Iggy Pop was the last great hard rocker.

I love Iggy, but he's not that br00tal. Hard rock seems like a misnomer. Here are some songs to distract him.

01. The Beastie Boys - "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" (Liscened to Ill)

02. Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Nevermind)

03. The Pixies - "Bone Machine" (Surfer Rosa)

04. The Manic Street Preachers - "Faster" (the Holy Bible)

05. The Blood Brothers - "Laser Life" (Young Machetes)

06. Les Savy Fav - "The Year Before 2000" (Lets Stay Friends)

07. Refused - "New Noise" (The Shape of Punk to Come)

Songs to listen to when you are horny as hell.

01. Muscles - "Sweaty" (Guns Babes Lemonade)
02. MSTRKRFT - "Easy Love" (The Looks)
03. Spank Rock - "Backyard Betty" (YoYoYoYoYo)
04. Yo Majesty - "Monkey" (Yo)
05. Princess Superstar - "Coochie Coo" (My Machine)
06. Peaches - "Sex" (Teaches of Peaches)
07. Yelle - "Mon Meilleur Ami" (Pop-Up)
08. Amanda Blank and XXXchange - "Get it Now" (Get it Now)
09. Bangers & Cash - "PU$$Y" (Spank Rock and Benny Blanco Are... Bangers & Cash)
10. Does It Offend You, Yeah? - "Let's Make Out" (You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into)
11. Scratch Massive - "Girls On Top" (Time)
12. Death From Above 1979 - "Sexy Results" (You're a Woman, I'm a Machine)
13. Jeff Buckley - "Your Flesh Is So Nice" (Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk)

Songs To Listen To While Reading “House Of Leaves” To Make It Either More Terrifying Or Less Terrify

I had an unfortunate iPod Shuffle Moment with a Will Cullen Hart sound collage while reading the book; nothing's creeped me out more before or since.

01. The Olivia Tremor Control - "The Bark and Below It" (Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. 1)
02. The Books - "If Not Now, Whenever" (Lost and Safe)
03. The Beatles - "Revolution 9" (The White Album)
04. The Pop Group - "Strange Sea" (Y)
05. Skeletons - "Push 'im Out" (Lucas)
06. Wire - "The Other Window" (154)
07. Virgin Prunes - "Red Nettles" (C81)
08. This Heat - "Triumph" (Deceit)
09. William Basinski - "D|P 2.1" (The Disintegration Loops Vol. 1)

Songs That Make Looking Out the Window on a Bus Trip More Entertaining Than Anything on Television

01. Bright Eyes - "Road To Joy" (I'm Wide Awake It's Morning)

02. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Holland, 1945" (In An Aeroplane Over The Sea)

03. Ugly Casanova - "Things I Don't Remember" (Sharpen Your Teeth)

04. The Unicorns - "Sea Ghost" (Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?)

05. Wilco - "Forget The Flowers" (Being There)

06. Beirut - "Postcards From Italy" (Gulag Orkestar)

07. Olivia Tremor Control - "No Growing" (Dusk At Cubist Castle)

08. Beck - "I've Seen The Land Beyond" (One Foot In The Grave)

09. Marcy Playground - "The Vampires of New York" (Marcy Playground)

10. Headlights - "TV" (Kill Them With Kindness)

11. Dredg - "Same Lo' Road" (El Cielo)

12. Cake - "Shadow Stabbing" (Comfort Eagle)

13. Radiohead - "Idioteque" (Kid A)

14. Rufus Wainwright - "April Fools" (Rufus Wainwright)

15. Modest Mouse - "Truckers Atlas" (The Lonesome Crowded West)

Songs to listen to on a vision quest through the desert of new mexico

Think sprawling empty western landscape, with drone and spaced out fuzz to match.

01. Unwound - "We Invent You" (Leaves Turn Inside You)

02. Four Tet - "Glue of the World" (Pause)

03. The Drift - "Invisible Cities" (Noumena)

04. Chicago Underground Duo - "Funeral of Dreams" (In Praise of Shadows)

05. Beirut - "The Gulag Orkestar" (Gulag Orkestar)

06. Fridge - "Lost Time" (The Sun)

07. Early Day Miners - "Return of the Native" (Offshore)

08. Do Make Say Think - "All of This is True" (Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead)

09. Windsor for the Derby - "2" (Calm Hades Float)

10. Grails - "Soft Temple" (Burning Off Impurities)

11. Century of Aeroplanes - "Hurdling Through the Midwest" (Travel in Any Direction)

12. Boards of Canada - "Dayvan Cowboy" (The Campfire Headphase)

13. Stars of the Lid - "A Meaningful Moment Through a Meaningl(ess) Process" (And Their Refinement of the Decline)

Songs robots listen to when they’re alone

Who says robots can't party when we're not exploiting their labor? They're not moping about, that's for sure

01. Mu - "Jealous Kids" (Afro Finger and Gel)
02. Au - "rr vs. d" (Verbs)
03. Hella - "Mind Over Butter" (Chirpin' Hard)
04. Dan Deacon - "Okie Dokie" (Spiderman of the Rings)
05. Max Tundra - "Gondry" (Mastered by the Guy at Exchange)
06. DJ Scotch Egg - "WWWWW" (Drumized)
07. Annie - "Just" (Anniemal)
08. Autechre - "Ipacial Section" (Untilted)
09. M.I.A. - "Pull Up The People" (Arular)
10. Matmos - "Exciter Lamp" (Supreme Balloon)
11. Neon Hunk - Beefmastor (Smarmymob)
12. Erykah Badu - "Me" (New Amerykah, Pt 1: 4th World War)

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