Finally there’s no one left in the world. It’s snowing and I’m walking in the city.

01. The Naked and Famous - “Punching In A Dream (Does it Offend You Yeah! Remix)” (Passive Me Aggressive You)
02. Pink Floyd - “Careful With That Axe, Eugene” (Relics)
03. A Place To Bury Strangers- “Ocean” (A Place To Bury Strangers)
04. Idle Warship - “Screamin’ feat. MC Chris” (Mick Boogie Party Robot)
05. Tones On Tail - “Go! (club Mix)” (Everything!)
06. CocoRosie - “Rainbowarriors” (The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn)
07. David Lynch - “Ghost of Love” (INLAND EMPIRE (Motion Picture Soundtrack))
08. John Lennon - “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)” (Lennon Legend)
09. Thom Yorke - “Black Swan” (The Eraser)
10. Morphine - “You’re an Artist” (The Mod Squad Soundtrack)

I need a different song to wake up to in the morning for each day of the week. I love dream pop and twee

MON: Belle & Sebastian - “Expectations” (Tigermilk)
TUE: Neon Indian - “(AM)” (Psychic Chasms)
WED: The Vaselines - “Teenage Superstars” (Dying For It EP)
THU: Washed Out - “Feel It All Around” (Feel It All Around)
FRI: Teengirl Fantasy - “Portofino” (Portofino/New Image Everyday)
SAT: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “Come Saturday” (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart)
SUN: Beach House - “You Came To Me” (Devotion)

I hope these songs give you good vibes each and every day!

I hope this mix makes you feel horrible

01. The Smiths - “Unhappy Birthday” - (Strangeways Here We Come)
02. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - “Animal Midnight” (Pig Lib)
03. The White Stripes - “I’m Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman” (White Blood Cells)
04. Arctic Monkeys - “Do Me a Favour” (Favourite Worst Nightmare)
05. Elvis Costello - “I Hope You’re Happy Now” (Blood and Chocolate)
06. Bob Dylan - “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan)

Bonus Track: Lily Allen - “Smile” (Alright Still)

songs that fuel relentless self-pity

01. The Zita Swoon - “People Are Like Slamming Doors” (Life=A Sexy Sanctuary)
02. Lady & Bird - “The Word Is Grey” (La Ballade Of)
03. Marianne Faithfull - “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” (Strange Weather)
04. Billie Holiday - “Yesterdays” (Verve Jazz Masters 12: Billie Holiday)
05. Ute Lemper - “The Part You Throw Away” (Punishing Kiss)
06. Antony and the Johnsons - “Hope There’s Someone” (I Am A Bird Now)
07. Nico - “These Days” (Chelsea Girl)
08. Leonard Cohen - “Avalanche” (Songs Of Love And Hate)
09. Elliott Smith - “Miss Misery (Early Version)” (New Moon)
10. John Cale - “Dying On The Vine” (Fragments Of A Rainy Season)
11. Tom Waits - “Trampled Rose” (Real Gone)
12. Karen Dalton - “Katie Cruel” (In My Own Time)

Songs for Tambourine Hands

An hour’s worth of hip-slipping ditties.

01. The Beatles - “Wait” (Rubber Soul)
02. Sonny & Cher - “I Got You Babe” (Groundhog Day)
03. Blitzen Trapper - “Ballad of Bird Love” (Furr)
04. DeVotchKa - “Til the End of Time” (Little Miss Sunshine)
05. The Minders - “I’ve Been Wondering” (Horray for Tuesday)
06. The Chocolate Watchband - “Let’s Talk About Girls” (Nuggets: Original Artifacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968)
07. The Partridge Family - “I Can Feel Your Heartbeat” (Come On Get Happy!)
08. Jonathan Fire*Eater - “These Little Monkeys” (Wolf Songs for Lambs)
09. The Monkeys - “Last Train to Clarksville” (The Monkeys)
10. Okkervil River - “Lost Coastlines” (The Stand Ins)
11. Françoise Hardy - “This Little Heart” (Les Chansons D’amour)
12. Beck - “Black Tambourine” (Guero)
13. The Stooges - “Gimme Danger” (Raw Power)
14. The Kills - “Wait” (Keep On Your Mean Side)
15. Cato Salsa Experience - “M.F.” (A Good Tip for a Good Time)
16. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - “Servo” (Tepid Peppermint Wonderland: A Retrospective)
17. Dressy Bessy - “Just Once More” (Dressy Bessy)
18. Built to Spill - “Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss” (Ancient Melodies of the Future)
19. The Warlocks - “Baby Blue” (Phoenix Album)

morose/love pop songs about longing for the love of your life who’s just shot you down…

01. Zita Swoon - “Hot Hotter Hottest” (Life = A Sexy Sanctuary)
02. The 6ths - “All Dressed Up In Dreams” (Wasps’ Nests)
03. Serge Gainsbourg - “L’anamour” (Comic Strip)
04. Of Montreal - “A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger” (Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer)
05. Pulp - “Death II” (Separations)
06. Kleerup feat. Marit Bergman - “3 am” (Kleerup)
07. The Gossip - “Four Letter Word” (Music For Men)
08. The Smithereens - “Behind The Wall Of Sleep” (Especially For You)
09. Jeff Buckley - “Forget Her” (Grace/ Legacy Edition)
10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - “I Let Love In” (Let Love In)
11. The Smiths - “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” (Strangeways Here We Come)
12. Jay-Jay Johansson - “She Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (The Long Term Physical Effects Are Not Yet Known)
13. The Divine Comedy - “Songs Of Love” (Casanova)
14. Belle & Sebastian - “Piazza, New York Catcher” (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)

A mixtape of songs by different artists that sound so similar that the mix could be mistaken for an album by a single artist.

01. Kings of Convenience - “Cayman Islands” (Riot on an Empty Street)
02. Xavier Rudd - “Little Chief” (To Let)
03. Okkervil River - “Savannah Smiles” (The Stage Names)
04. Wintersleep - “Avalanche” (Wintersleep)
05. Eddie Vedder - “Society” (Into the Wild)
06. Dan Mangan - “Unnatural Progression” (Postcards and Daydreaming)
07. Jose Gonzales” - Cycling Trivialities” (In Our Nature)
08. The Tragically Hip - “Wheat Kings” (Fully Completely)

It is 3 in the afternoon, the sun is gone, the sky is gloomy, and it is about to rain.

This might be the kind of thing you would listen to if you were driving on some lonesome highway where you could see the horizon for miles. You’d drive right into the thunderstorm — which you could see brewing from afar — then cranking this up and going with it. It’s a bit moody, but hey — rain is depressing.

01. Neil Young - “See The Sky About To Rain” (On The Beach)
02. Neon Indian - “Terminally Chill” (Psychic Chasms)
03. Yo La Tengo - “You Can Have It All” (And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out)
04. Galaxie 500 - “Blue Thunder” (On Fire)
05. Caribou - “Melody Day” (Andorra)
06. Broken Social Scene - “Superconnected” (Broken Social Scene)
07. Violent Femmes - “I Hear The Rain” (Hallowed Ground)
08. Queens of the Stone Age - “The Sky Is Fallin’” (Songs For The Deaf)
09. Dungen - “Ta Det Lugnt” (Ta Det Lugnt)
10. The Beta Band - “Inner Meet Me” (The Three E.P.’S)
11. The Byrds - “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better” (Greatest Hits)
12. Uncle Tupelo - “Sandusky” (March 16-20 1992)
13. My Morning Jacket - “Golden” (It Still Moves)
14. Credence Clearwater Revisited - “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” (Chronicle, Vol. 1)

Songs for a Modern Incarnation of Lady Brett Ashley

01. The Bird and the Bee - “Maneater” (Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates)
02. The Like - “Fair Game” (Release Me)
03. Anya Marina - “Whatever You Like” (Whatever You Like [Digital 45])
04. Metric - “Poster of a Girl” (Live It Out)
05. The Blow - “Pile of Gold” (Paper Television)
06. Jenny Owen Youngs - “Secrets” (Transmitter Failure)
07. Dntel - “Roll On” (Dumb Luck)
08. Regina Spektor - “One More Time With Feeling” (Far)

As a biology major, I mostly only listen to music while studying. So give me some good music to keep me focused.

01. Jim O’Rourke - “94 The Long Way” (Bad Timing)
02. Kraftwerk - “Tanzmusik” (Ralf and Florian)
03. Steve Reich - “Electric Counterpoint” (Different Trains)
04. Cave - “Hunt Like Devil” (Hunt Like Devil)
05. The Books - “Tokyo” (The Lemon of Pink)
06. Battles - “B+T” (EP C / B EP)
07. Adem - “Gamera” (Takes)
08. Loose Fur - “An Ecumenial Manner” (Loose Fur)
09. Cluster - “Hollywood” (Zuckerzeit)
10. El Ten Eleven - “Marriage Is The New Going Steady” (It’s Still Like A Secret)
11. Neu - “Fur Immer” (2)
12. John Fahey - “John Henry” (The Legend of Blind Joe Death)
13. Can - “Bel Air” (Future Days)
14. Mark McGuire - “Along The Coral Reef” (Tidings/Amethyst Waves)
15. Mogwai - “Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home” (Young Team)

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