Drowning out the little voices of self-doubt

Cheer up, kid! Life isn't so bad, honest! Here are some happy pop songs to shush those little voices.

01. Those Dancing Days - "In Our Space Hero Suits" (In Our Space Hero Suits)
02. Annemarie - "Bubblegum I See" (ABC on TV)
03. Architecture In Helsinki - "That Beep" (That Beep)
04. Kimya Dawson - "I Like Giants" (Remember That I Love You)
05. Bonne Idée - "It Will Be Back" (Bonne Klée)
06. Lucy & The Caterpillar - "Beans on Toast" (Lucy' Opinion)
07. Seabear - "Arms" (The Ghost That Carried Us Away)
08. Oh, Atoms - "Sugar Mouse" (You Can't See The Stars From Here)
09. Hjaltalín - "Traffic Music" (Sleepdrunk Sessions)
10. Gregory & The Hawk - Coco (In Your Dreams)
11. Brilliant At Breakfast - "Strawberry V" (Demo)

AMERICA: A map using music.

01. Cat Power - "American Flag" (Moon Pix)

02. Elliott Smith - "L.A." (Figure 8)

03. The Lucksmiths - "The Chapter in Your Life Entitled San Francisco" (Warmer Corners)

04. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - "Jeane, if You're Ever in Portland" (Twinkle Echo)

05. M. Ward - "Four Hours in Washington" (Transistor Radio)

06. Math and Physics Club - "Cold As Minnesota" (Math and Physics Club)

07. Wilco - "Via Chicago" (Summerteeth)

08. Sufjan Stevens - "Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore!
Reconsider!)" (Greetings from Michigan, the Great Lake State)
09. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Ohio" (So Far)

10. Death Cab for Cutie - "Lowell, MA" (We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes)

11. The Walkmen - "Lost in Boston" (A Hundred Miles Off)

12. Interpol - "NYC" (Turn on the Bright Lights)

13. Modest Mouse - "Florida" (We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank)

14. Bob Dylan - "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" (Blonde on Blonde)

15. Ben Kweller - "Commerce, TX" (Sha Sha)

16. Okkervil River - "Kansas City" (Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See)

Guitar freakouts that beautifully gel with the song to create one marvelous form of cacophonous beau

I actually don't like Wilco, but I do like guitar freakouts, especially ones that beautifully gel with blahblahblah -- point is: they fucking rock. Intros, outros, solos, who knows. I wanna thrash around in my room and have to keep from punching the wall ‘n' shit. RIGHT?!
01. Bardo Pond - "Montana Sacra II" (Ticket Crystals)
02. Pterodactyl - "Esses" (Pterodactyl)
03. Band of Gypsys - "Stone Free" (Live at the Fillmore East)
04. Gang of Four - "Anthrax" (Entertainment!)
05. The Who - "Young Man Blues" (Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970)
06. Dirty Three - "I Remember a Time When Once You Used To Love Me" (Horse Stories)
07. Sonic Youth - "Madonna, Sean, And Me / Expressway to Yr. Skull" (EVOL)
08. Built to Spill - "I Would Hurt a Fly" (Perfect from Now On)
09. Fugazi - "Glue Man" (13 Songs)
10. The Velvet Underground - "Venus in Furs" (The Velvet Underground and Nico)

I’m convinced that we really dont hate each other. I blame it on the sexual tension. So lets do the

I've got the goods for you. The mix also has some good songs for just, you know, doing your thAng.

01. Of Montreal - "Gallery Piece" (Skeletal Lamping)
02. Animal Collective - "Summertime Clothes" (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
03. Art Brut - "Good Weekend" (Bang Bang Rock and Roll)
04. Black Kids - "Listen to Your Body Tonight" (Party Traumatic)
05. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - "Young Shields" (Etiquette)
06. BARR - "Was I? Are You?" (Summary)
07. Jay Reatard - "I Know A Place" (I Know A Place "7)
08. King Khan & His Shrines - "69 Faces of Love" (What Is?!)
09. Modest Mouse - "Convienient Parking" (Lonesome Crowded West)
10. Violent Femmes - "Add It Up" (Violent Femmes)
11. Turbo Fruits - "The Run Around" (Turbo Fruits)

Corny makes me uncomfortable, but I love you.

Because we all know that cliches are too good to be true, tell them how you actually feel.

01. Kimya Dawson - "My Rollercoaster" (Remember That I Love You)
02. Animal Collective - "The Softest Voice" (Sung Tongs)
03. Heiruspecs - "Heartsprings" (A Tiger Dancing)
04. Band of Horses - "No One's Gonna Love You" (Cease to Begin)
05. Ben Kweller - "Sundress" (Ben Kweller)
06. Dispatch - "Walk With You" (Silent Steeples)
07. Eisley - "Just Like We Do" (Room Noises)
08. Of Montreal - "Tim I Wish You Were Born A Girl" (Cherry Peel)
09. Tegan & Sara - "Living Room" (If It Was You)
10. Tenacious D - "Dude, I Totally Miss You" (Pick of Destiny)
11. Why? - "These Few Presidents" (Alopecia)

Compiled by: Elzee

Love songs that are sweet but not saccharine -- the best sort!

01. The Blow - "Parentheses" (Paper Television)
02. Born Ruffians - "Little Garçon" (Red Yellow & Blue)
03. Islands - "Jogging Gorgeous Summer" (Return to the Sea)
04. Scout Niblett - "Do You Wanna Be Buried With My People" (This Fool Can Die Now)
05. Beirut - "Postcards from Italy" (Gulag Orkestar)
06. Sunset Rubdown - "Us Ones In Between" (Shut Up I Am Dreaming)
07. Stars - "Heart" (Heart)
08. The Postal Service - "Brand New Colony" (Give Up)
09. Sufjan Stevens - "For the Widows In Paradise, For the Fatherless In Ypsilanti" (Michigan)
10. Mirah - "Sweepstakes Prize" (You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This)
11. The Decemberists - "Red Right Ankle" (Her Majesty the Decemberists)
12. The Velvet Underground & Nico - "I'll Be Your Mirror" (Andy Warhol)
13. Her Space Holiday - "Sleepy Tigers" (Sleepy Tigers EP)
14. Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)
15. Wolf Parade - "I'll Believe In Anything" (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
16. Final Fantasy - "Adventure.exe" (Has A Good Home)

Songs for when an extreme right wing regime is democratically deposed

01. The Clash - "Clampdown" (London Calling)

02. Green Day - "Holiday" (American Idiot)

03. Bob Dylan - "The Times, They Are A Changin'" (The Times They Are A-Changin')

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

05. T-Rex - "Children of the Revolution" (Children of the Revolution)

06. U2 - "Pride (In The Name of Love)" (The Unforgettable Fire)

07. Adam & The Ants - "Kings of The Wild Frontier" (Kings of the Wild Frontier)

08. The Who - "Won't Get Fooled Again" (Who's Next)

Soundtrack to Working in a Cadaver Lab and Thinking That Dead Stuff is Neat!

01. Alice Cooper - "I Love The Dead" (Billion Dollar Babies)

02. The Birthday Party - "Release The Bats" (Junkyard)

03. Siouxsie & The Banshees - "Night Shift" (Juju)

04. Bauhaus - "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (Crackle)

05. Nomeansno - "Body Bag" (The People's Choice)

06. Misfits - "Spinal Remains" (Static Age)

07. Iggy Pop - "Sister Midnight" (The Idiot)

08. Pixies - "Dead" (Dolittle)

09. The Cramps - "Sunglasses After Dark" (Songs The Lord Taught Us)

At you Sir, I shake my tiny fist!

01. Artic Monkeys – "Riot Van" (Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not)
02. Blonde Rehead – "Equus" (Misery Is A Butterfly)
03. Brandston – "Friend or Faux" (Hello, Control)
04. Dirty Pretty Things – "The Enemy" (2006 Waterloo To Anywhere)
05. Dr Manhattan – "Gunpowder: A Ballet" (Dr Manhattan)
06. Explosions In the Sky – "Catastrophe And the Cure" (All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone)
07. The Go! Team – "Grip Like a Vice" (Proof of Youth)
08. Hard-Fi – "I Shall Overcome" (Once Upon A Time In the West)
09. Hot Hot Heat – "No, Not Now" (Make up the Breakdown)
10. Los Campesinos! – "Don't Tell Me To Do The Math(s)" (Hold On Now, Youngster…)
11. She Wants Revenge – "Tear You Apart" (She Wants Revenge)
12. Tracy And the Plastics – "Ain't Never Gonna Die" (Muscler's Guide to Videonics)

Great songs by mediocre artists

I'm sure that a lot of people reading this will say, "_____ isn't mediocre they're great!" So, I just stuck to my own guns on what I think makes an artist mediocre. Also, Joe Strummer is great -- it's hard to deny the importance of The Clash -- but The Mescaleros on the other hand weren't so hot.

01. Supertramp - "Crime of the Century" (Crime of the Century)
02. Blue October - "Congratulations" (Foiled)
03. Coldplay - "Don't Panic" (Parachutes)
04. The Glands - "When I Laugh" (The Glands)
05. Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - "Minstrel Boy" (Global A Go-Go)
06. John Butler Trio - "Thou Shalt Not Steal" (Grand National)
07. O.A.R. - "Toy Store" (The Wanderer)
08. The Wallflowers - "Three Marlenas" (Bringing Down the Horse)
09. Son Volt - "Tear-Stained Eye" (Trace)
10. Rusted Root - "Send Me on My Way" (When I Woke)
11. RJD2 - "Ghostwriter" (Deadringer)

I wish I was taller

01. Skee-Lo - "I Wish" (I Wish)
02. Skee-Lo - "I Wish" (I Wish)
03. Skee-Lo - "I Wish" (I Wish)
04. Skee-Lo - "I Wish" (I Wish)
05. Skee-Lo - "I Wish" (I Wish)
06. Skee-Lo - "I Wish" (I Wish)
07. Skee-Lo - "I Wish" (I Wish)
08. Skee-Lo - "I Wish" (I Wish)
09. Skee-Lo - "I Wish" (I Wish)
10. Skee-Lo - "I Wish" (I Wish)
11. Skee-Lo - "I Wish" (I Wish)
12. Skee-Lo - "I Wish" (I Wish)

Compiled by: Corder

My boyfriend is 5'3," so i definitely understand where you are coming from. He told me he had a hard time when he was single for a while -- he blamed it on his height and wanted to give up and go back into the army... blah blah blah. If it is the girl thing bothering you, then just know that there are always short girls who don't want to date tall guys. Hope you like the mix. None of these songs are meant to be offensive; some are just to help you laugh about the situation.... after all, it's not a big deal.

01. Travis- "As You Are" (The Man Who)
02. Jack Johnson- "Posters" (In Between Dreams)
03. Pickelet- "Size Matters" (Pickelet)
04. The Postal Service- "Such Great Heights" (Give Up)
05. Incubus- "Make Yourself" (Make Yourself)
06. Sister Hazel- "Change Your Mind" (Fortress)
07. Ben Kweller- "In Other Words" (Sha Sha)
08. Bob Paluzzi- "Taller Than Trees" (Taller Than Trees)
09. Skee-lo- "I Wish" (I Wish)
10. Eddie Vedder- "Rise" (Into The Wild Soundtrack)
11. The Wailin' Jennys- "Ten Mile Stilts" (40 Days)

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