Best friends forever my ass.

I’ve had to make a mix like this for myself at one point in my life (over a girl; dumb!), so I couldn’t tell whether this felt more like a “fuck you, old friend” kind of list, or almost a break-up mix. It is strange how similar the feelings are. I went with one of each!

Mix 1 - “Fuck You, Old Friend”

01. The Walkmen - “The Rat” (Bows & Arrows)
02. Health - “Die Slow” (Get Color)
03. The Wrens - “Everyone Choose Sides” (The Meadowlands)
04. Wire - “I Don’t Understand” (Read & Burn 1 EP)
05. Big Black - “Bad Penny” (Songs About Fucking)
06. Spoon - “Revenge!” (30 Gallon Tank +3 Single)
07. Cursive - “Some Read-Handed Slight of Hand” (The Ugly Organ)
08. The Thermals - “I Don’t Believe You” (Personal Life)
09. Three Mile Pilot - “Ruin” (Another Desert, Another Sea)
10. Yeasayer - “O.N.E.” (Odd Blood)

Mix 2 - “I’m Sorry, and I Miss You”

01. Depeche Mode - “Never Let Me Down Again” (Music for the Masses)
02. Sufjan Stevens - “I Walked” (The Age of Adz)
03. The Faint - “I Treat You Wrong” (Faciination)
04. Metric - “Help, I’m Alive (acoustic)” (Fantasies Bonus Disc)
05. The Mountain Goats - “Pigs That Ran Straightaway Into The Water, Triumph Of” (We Shall All Be Healed)
06. Spoon - “Out Go the Lights” (Transference)
07. Gang of Four - “We Live as We Dream, Alone” (Return the Gift)
08. The Cure - “To Wish Impossible Things” (Wish)
09. Of Montreal - “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?)
10. El Perro Del Mar - “God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get)” (Look! It’s El Perro Del Mar)

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