Everyone, Just… Pretend to be Normal.

In my mind, the mix follows this path: love and good intentions, debauchery, subtle and then violent robot takeover, humanist revolution, and finally learning how to be at peace with the world and yourself.
01. Yo La Tengo - "Sugarcube" (I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One)
02. Beck - "Mixed Bizness" (Midnite Vultures)
03. Battles - "Atlas" (Mirrored)
04. Flight of the Conchords - "Robots" (FotC)
05. DeVotchKa - "How It Ends" (How It Ends)
06. The Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 1" (YBtPR)
07. Sigur Ros - "Gobbledigook" (Med Sum I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust)
08. Sufjan Stevens - "All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace!" (Greetings From Michigan The Great Lakes State)
09. Lykke Li - "Dance, Dance, Dance" (Youth Novels)
10. TV on the Radio - "Golden Age" (Dear Science,)
11. Panda Bear - "Comfy In Nautica" (Person Pitch)
12. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Holland, 1945" (In The Aeroplane Over the Sea)
13. The Flaming Lips - "She Don't Use Jelly" (Transmissions From the Satellite Heart)
14. Smog - "Held" (Knock Knock)
15. Nick Drake - "Road" (Pink Moon)
16. Rick James - "Super Freak" (Street Songs & Throwin' Down)

I need to stop listening to Merriweather Post Pavilion before I get Animal Collective fatigue

After I exhausted Merriweather Post Pavillion, I went on a huge Animal Collective kick, listening to all their full-lengths in order. It was awesome, and I recommend it. But if you want to avoid Animal Collective fatigue, these songs'll hopefully purify you. They're designed to cleanse your sonic palette, so they're not very in-your-face. If you want something in your face, watch a Jack Black movie

01. Thanksgiving - "Welcome" (Welcome Nowhere)
02. Castanets - "I'll Fly Away" (City of Refuge)
03. Can - "Vitamin C" (Ege Bamyasi)
04. John Fahey - "In A Persian Market" (Old Fashioned Love)
05. Sam Cooke - "Mean Old World" (Night Beat)
06. Evangelista - "The Blue Room" (Hello Voyager)
07. Daniel Johnston - "Held the Hand" (1990)
08. Milton Nascimento - "Dos Cruces" (Clube da Esquina)
09. Gastr Del Sol - "Rebecca Sylvester" (Upgrade & Afterlife)
10. Akron/Family - "Shoes" (Akron/Family)

I don’t know where I’m going, I just know I need to go.

I know exactly what you mean. Whatever you're running from, Godspeed.

01. Sibylle Baier - "Tonight" (Colour Green)

02. Elliott Smith - "Angeles" (Either/Or)

03. Sonic Youth - "Shadow Of A Doubt" (EVOL)

04. Cat Stevens - "Trouble" (Mona Bone Jakon)

05. Daniel Johnston - "I Had Lost My Mind" (Don't Be Scared)

06. Feist - "I Feel It All" (The Reminder)

07. Joy Division - "Disorder" (Unknown Pleasures)

08. Modest Mouse - "Make Everyone Happy-Mechanical" (This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About)

09. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Two-Headed Boy, Part Two" (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)

10. Leonard Cohen - "Suzanne" (Songs Of Leonard Cohen)

11. Bob Dylan - "Girl From The North Country" (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan)

12. Joan Baez - "Silver Dagger" (Joan Baez)

Compiled by: Andrew

For all the times when keeping still seems like the worst thing to do.

01. The Snake The Cross The Crown - "Gypsy Melodies" (Cotton Teeth)
02. Alkaline Trio - "My Standard Break From Life" (Remains)
03. Atom and His Package -"I Am Downright Amazed at What I Can Destroy With Just a Hammer". (Attention! Blah Blah Blah)
04. Bob Dylan - "Like a Rolling Stone" (Highway 61 Revisited)
05. Say Hi To Your Mom - "Blah Blah Blah" (Impeccable Blahs)
06. Bright Eyes - "If the Brakeman Turns My Way" (Cassadaga)
07. The Good Life - "You Don't Feel Like Home To Me" (Help Wanted Nights)
08. Rogue Wave - "California" (Descended From Vultures)
09. Nightmare of You - "The Days Go By Oh So Slow" (Nightmare of You)
10. Thrice - "Moving Mountains" (The Alchemy Index-Earth)
11. Neutral Milk Hotel - "The King of Carrot Flowers (Parts 1+2)" (In An Aeroplane Over the Sea)
12. M. Ward - "Chinese Translation" (Post-War)
13. The Snake The Cross The Crown - "Maps" (Cotton Teeth)

Compiled by: dirtgardener

Maybe, possibly, a little bit country at times. Sorry.

01. Rosa - "Wiskey" (I Mississippi You)

02. Belle & Sebastian - "Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying" (If You're Feeling Sinister)

03. Nana Grizol - "Many Places to Call Home" (Nana Grizol)

04.The John Butler Trio - "Bound to Ramble" (Sunrise Over Sea)

05. Steel Train - "Road Song" (Twilight Tales from the Prairies of the Sun)

06. The Arcade Fire - "Born on a Train" (Accidents, the B-Sides Compilation)

07. Ryan Adams - "Dear Chicago" (Demolition)

08. The Decemberists - "The Engine Driver" (Picaresque)

09. Chad VanGaalen - "Somewhere I Know There Is Nothing" (Infiniheart)

10. Wreckless Eric - "Whole Wide World" (Whole Wide World)

11. Paul Baribeau - "Thunder Road" (25)

I’m using this to tell you that I love you because I’m 15 and too immature to just say it.

I'm also 15, and I know how hard it can be to tell someone how much they mean to you. Hopefully, these songs will convey the message perfectly

01. Said the Whale - "The Light Is You" (Howe Sounds/Talking Abalonia)
02. Regina Spektor - "Samson" (Begin to Hope)
03. The Get Up Kids - "I'll Catch You" (Something to Write Home About)
04. Iron & Wine - "Such Great Heights" (Such Great Heights - EP)
05. Damien Rice - "Delicate" (O)
06. Ben Folds - "The Luckiest" (Rockin' the Suburbs)
07. Coheed & Cambria - "Wake Up" (Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV Vol. 1 - From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness)
08. Death Cab for Cutie - "Passenger Seat" (Transatlanticism)
09. Blue October - "18th Floor Balcony" (Foiled)
10. The Postal Service - "Grow Old With Me" (Instant Karma: the Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur)

Songs that feel like theme music while walking down the street

When I walk around, I like to feel like I'm in a bubble filled with perfect theme beats. I hope this does it for you.

01. Rock Kills Kid - "I Turn My Camera On" (The O.C. Mix 6 - Covering
Our Tracks) [Please don't throw this one out for being on the OC. Great
02. Eels - "Love of the Loveless" (Shootenanny!)
03. Vampire Weekend - "Oxford Comma" (Vampire Weekend)
04. Death Cab For Cutie - "Title and Registration"
05. The Southland - "Miles" (Influence of Geography)
06. Stars - "Heart" (Heart)
07. Royksopp - "Remind Me" (Melody A.M.)
08. Eels - "Fresh Feeling" (Souljacker)
09. Cafe Del Mar - "Time is the Enemy" (The Best 2002 CD 1)
10. Handsome Boy Modeling School & Jack Johnson - "Breakdown" (White
11. Her Space Holiday - "Tech Romance" (The Young Machines)
12. Black Kids - "I Wanna Be Your Limousine" (Partie Trauatic)
13. Lupe Fiasco - "Daydreamin" (Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor)
14. Phantom Planet - "Do the Panic" (Raise the Dead)
15. Telepopmusik - "Breathe" (Genetic World)
16. Under the Influence of Giants - "Meaningless Love" (Under the
Influence of Giants)
17. Band of Horses - "The Funeral" (Everything All The Time)

I can’t wait to be single again and meet someone with more money than you.

01. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- "Sealings" (Spider Man Three Soundtrack)
02. This Town Needs Guns- "Lemur" (Animals)
03. Incubus- "Nice to Know You" (Morning View)
04. The Who- "Man With the Money" (A Quick One)
05. Kyle Williams- "My Bidness" (?)
06. Circa Survive- "Act Appalled" (Juturna)
07. Gwen Stefani- "Rich Girl" (Love Angel Music Baby)
08. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- "Y Control" (Fever to Tell)
09. The Strokes- "Vision of Division" (First Impressions of Earth)
10. Circa Survive- "We're All Thieves" (Juturna)
11. The Rolling Stones- "Satisfaction" (Out of Our Heads)

College no longer feels like summer camp.

01. Yo La Tengo- "The Summer" (Fakebook)
02. The Strokes- "Is This It?" (Is This It?)
03. The Replacements- "Fuck School" (Stink EP)
04. Yeasayer- "Wait For the Summer" (All Hour Symbols)
05. The Wrens- "This Is Not What You Had Planned" (Meadowlands)
06. Ornette Coleman- "Focus On Sanity" (The shape Of Jazz To Come)
07. Songs:Ohia- "Just Be Simple" (Magnolia Electric Co.)
08. Postal Service- "This Place Is A Prison" (Give Up)
09. Lovage- "Everyone Has A Summer" (Lovage: Music To Make Love To
Your Old Lady By)
10. Brian Eno- "On Some Faraway Beach" (Here Come The Warm Jets)
11. Neko Case- "Hold On Hold On" (The Fox Confessor Brings The Flood)
12. Aberfeldy- "Summer's Gone" (Young Forever)
13. Weezer- "Holiday" (Weezer)

Songs to listen to when you’re sitting in an airport terminal, waiting for the plane that will take

01. Monks - "Blast Off" (Black Monk Time)
02. Low - "Take Your Time" (Drums and Guns)
03. Slowdive - "Here She Comes" (Souvlaki)
04. Electric Light Orchestra - "Shine a Little Love" (Discovery)
05. Roxy Music - "Chance Meeting" (Roxy Music)
06. Britt Daniel - "Let the Distance Bring Us Together" (Home, Vol. 4)
07. Rosebuds - "Warm Where You Lay" (Birds Make Good Neighbors)
08. XTC - "Life Begins at the Hop" (Drums and Wires)
09. My Bloody Valentine - "Cupid Come" (Isn't Anything)
10. The Magnetic Fields - "You're My Only Home" (69 Love Songs, Pt. 2)
11. Swirlies - "Wait Forever" (Blonder Tongue Audio Baton)


Compiled by: mixiemissy

I tried to mix a little bit of excitement with a little bit of bittersweet.

01. Josh Ritter - "Bright Smile" (Hello Starling)
02. Joshua Radin - "They Bring Me To You" (Simple Times)
03. Jon Brion - "Strings That Tie To You" (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
04. Devendra Banhart - "Soon is Good" (Oh Me, Oh My...)
05. The Kooks - "Do You Love Me Still?" (Inside In/Inside Out)
06. Augustana - "Coffee and Cigarettes" (All the Stars and Boulevards)
07. Jason Reeves - "The World Is A Hard Thing To Move" (Makeshift Aircraft)
08. Elton John - "Border Song" (Elton John)
09. Fruit Bats - "When U Love Somebody" (Mouthfuls)
10. Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'" (Journey: Greatest Hits)
11. Tim Myers - "The Lucky Ones" (The Lucky Ones - Single)
12. Joe Purdy - "Lovers Side of Town" (Joe Purdy)


Complied by: JustAnotherRobot
01. The Mae Shi - "Lamb and Lion" (HLLLYH)
02. Explosions in the Sky - "Your hand in Mine" (The earth is not a
cold dead place)
03. Bell and Sebastian - "Get me Away From Here; I'm Dying" (If your
feeling sinister)
04. Broken Social Scene - "lover's Spit" (You Forgot it in the people)
05. Lovedrug - "Thieving" (Everything starts where it ends)
06. The Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize?" (Yoshimi Battle the Pink Robots)
07. Animal Collective - "Summertime Cloths" (Meriweather Post Pavilion)
08. Daft Punk - "Something About Us" (Discovery)
09. Pink Floyd - "Wish You Were Here" (Wish you were here)

I broke your heart a long time ago and now I am sorry. (round 2)

01. Bright Eyes - "A Celebration Upon Completion" (A Collection of Songs)

02. Windsor For Derby - "Melody of a Fallen Tree" (Marie Antoinette Soundtrack)

03. Death Cab for Cutie - "Title and Registration" (Transatlanticism)

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

05. Iron & Wine - "The Trapeze Swinger" (In Good Company Soundtrack)

06. Bon Iver - "Wisconsin" (For Emma, Forever Ago- Bonus Track)

07. American Analog Se t- "Aaron and Maria" (Know By Heart)

08. Built to Spill - "Reasons" (There's Nothing Wrong With Love)

09. The Good Life - "Needy (Acoustic)" (Album of the Year Acoustic Demos)

10. The Radio Dept. - "I Don't Like it Like This" (Pulling Our Weight EP)

11. The Weakerthans - "Left and Leaving" (Left and Leaving)

12. Stars - "Life Effect" (Heart)

13. Joanna Newsom - "What We Have Known" (Yarn and Glue EP)

14. The Real Tuesday Weld - "Last Words" (Last Words EP)

My shower is in my kitchen? Welcome to New York.

Welcome to New York, indeed. Think of all the great music that has come out of that city.
Maybe you can listen to this when you make some salad while getting clean.

01. Liars - "Drum Gets a Glimpse" (Drum's Not Dead)
02. TV on the Radio - "Crying" (Dear Science)
03. These Are Powers - "Nubians On Franklin Ave" (Terrific Season)
04. Interpol - "NYC" (Turn on the Bright Lights)
05. Lou Reed- "Vicious" (Transformer)
06. The Walkmen - "138th Street" (Bows + Arrows)
07. The Strokes - "What Ever Happened?" (Room On Fire)
08. Talking Heads - "Cities" (Fear of Music)
09. Animal Collective - "Did You See The Words" (Feels)
10. Television - "Friction" (Marquee Moon)
11. LCD Soundsystem - "New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down" (Sound of Silver)

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