The first 5 songs you think about when you hear “Germany”

Most people would think of Nico or Nena. I think of Dead Kennedys. Go figure.

01. Kraftwerk - “Autobahn” (Autobahn)
02. Lou Reed - “Berlin” (Berlin)
03. Iggy Pop - “Nightclubbing” (The Idiot)
04. Dead Kennedys - “California Über Alles” (Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables)
05. Sex Pistols - “Holidays In The Sun” (Kiss This)

I want songs that make it seem like Jeff Mangum is sad that I lost a girl

01. Jeff Mangum - “Engine” (Live at Jittery Joe’s)
02. Neutral Milk Hotel - “A Baby For Pree” (On Avery Island)
03. Neutral Milk Hotel - “King of Carrot Flowers pt 1” (In The Aeroplane Over the Sea)
04. Olivia Tremor Control - “I Have Been Floated” (Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. 1)
05. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Holland, 1945” (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)
06. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Naomi” (On Avery Island)
07. Major Organ and The Adding Machine - “Madam Truffle” (Major Organ and the Adding Machine)
08. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Ghost” (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)
09. Jeff Mangum - “I Love How You Love Me” (Live at Jittery Joe’s)
10. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone” (On Avery Island)
11. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Oh Comely” (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)
12. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Two Headed Boy Pt. 2” (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)

Songs that go na na na

With one exception for fabulous “la la la” Icelandic goodness.

01. Wilson Pickett - “Land of 1000 Dances” (The Exciting Wilson Pickett)
02. Steam - “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” (Steam)
03. Regina Spektor - “Your Honor” (Soviet Kitsch)
04. Blink-182 - “All the Small Things” (Enema of the State)
05. Kaiser Chiefs - “Na Na Na Na Naa” (Yours Truly, Angry Mob)
06. The Beatles - “Hey Jude” (Hey Jude)
07. Sigur Rós - “Gobbledigook” (Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust)
08. Journey - “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’” (Evolution)

Mixtape for the indie dyke in love

01. Patti Smith - “Gloria” (Horses)
02. Bikini Kill - “Rebel Girl” (The CD Version Of The First Two Records)
03. The Butchies - “Send Me You” (Make Yr Life)
03. Sleater-Kinney - “Buy Her Candy” (Dig Me Out)
04. Team Dresch - “She’s Amazing” (Personal Best)
05. Jill Sobule - “I Kissed A Girl” (Jill Sobule)
06. Tender Forever - “Make Out” (The Soft And The Hardcore)
07. SoKo - “Take My Heart” (Not Sokute)
08. Le Tigre - “Eau D’Bedroom Dancing” (Le Tigre)
09. The Blow - “Come On Petunia” (Poor Aim: Love Songs)
10. Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - “Crimson and Clover” (I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll)

I’m suburban white and upper-middle class… fuck this

01. Marvina Reynolds - “Little Boxes” (Ear To The Ground)
02. The Descendents - “Suburban Home” (Milo Goes To College”
03. Crass - “Systematic Death” (Penis Envy)
04. The Max Levine Ensemble - “Time Magazine” (Chach, Cops, and Donuts)
05. Bikini Kill - “White Boy” (The CD Version Of The First Two Records)
06. Mischief Brew - “Children Play With Matches” (Songs From Under The Sink)
07. Dead Kennedys - “Stealing People’s Mail” (Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables)
08. The Cramps - “People Ain’t No Good” (A Date With Elvis)
09. Black Flag - “American Waste” (The First Four Years)
10. Pulp - “Common People” (Different Class)

The Sexiest Music of 2000-2010

This might be more love-sick stuff, so I’m not sure what that says about me, but these songs sure made me want to do it.

01. The xx - “VCR” (The xx)
02. Beach House - “Holy Dances” (Devotion)
03. Animal Collective - “Bluish” (Merriweather Post Pavillion)
04. Calla - “Don’t Hold Your Breath” (Televise)
05. Air - “Universal Traveler” (Talkie Walkie)
06. Feist - “I Feel It All” (The Reminder)
07. Grizzly Bear - “Cheerleader” (Veckatimest)
08. Home Video - “Gas Tank” (No Certain Night or Morning)
09. The Bird and the Bee - “Again & Again” (The Bird and the Bee)
10. Memory Tapes “Swimming Field” (Seek Magic)
11. Neko Case - “Tightly” (Blacklisted)
12. Nourallah Brothers - “I’ll Be Around” (Self-Titled)
13. The Ravonettes - “Aly Walk With Me” (Lust Lust Lust)
14. Sun Kil Moon - “Carry Me Ohio” (Ghosts of the Great Highway)

Songs To Accompany Winter Walks

Meandering walks to nowhere, that is.

01. The xx - “Intro” (XX)
02. Sigur Rós - “Untitled 4” (())
03. iTAL tEK - “Restless Tundra (feat. Anneka)” (Midnight Colour)
04. Four Tet - “Circling” (There is Love in You)
05. How to Dress Well - “Ready for the World” (Love Remains)
06. Mount Kimbie - “Ruby” (Crooks and Lovers)
07. Ladytron - “Beauty*2” (Witching Hour)
08. The Knife - “Marble House” (Silent Shout)
09. Broken Social Scene - “Far Out” (Lo-Fi for the Dividing Nights)

Kyootest Indie Songs Having To Do With Love

01. Devendra Banhart - “Lover” (Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon)
02. The Gerbils - “Sunshine Soul” (Are You Sleepy)
03. Dressy Bessy - “If You Should Try To Kiss Her” (Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons)
04. The Essex Green - “Julia” (The Long Goodbye)
05. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci - “Patio Song” (Barafundle)
06. Pavement - “I Love Perth” (Pacific Trim EP)
07. The Apples in Stereo - “She’s Just Like Me/Taking Time” (Fun Trick Noisemaker)
08. of Montreal - “A Dreamy Day of Daydreaming of You” (Coquelicot Asleep In The Poppies)
09. Eels - “In My Dreams” (Hombre Lobo)
10. Wilco - “I’m Always in Love” (Summerteeth)
11. Beulah - “If We Can Land A Man On The Moon, Surely I Can Win Your Heart” (When Your Heartstrings Break)

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Okay, we’re over. Can we still have sex, though?

01. Dom - “Living in America” (Sun Bronzed Greek Gods)
02. Beck - “Elevator Music” (The Information)
03. Eagles of Death Metal - “Keep Your Head Up” (Death By Sexy)
04. Can - “Halleluhwah” (Tago Mago)
05. Deerhoof - “Believe E.S.P.” (Friend Opportunity)
06. Radiohead - “Nude” (In Rainbows)
07. Placebo - “Post Blue” (Meds)
08. Frightened Rabbit - “The Twist” (Midnight Organ Fight)
09. Girls - “Substance” (Broken Dreams Club)
10. Best Coast - “When I’m With You” (Crazy for You)

I just agreed to drive home for Christmas with my roommate who I hate. I can’t stand her after 5 minutes; let’s see what happens after 13 hours.

01. Fuck Buttons - “Oylmpians”
02. Philip Glass - “Opening”
03. Broken Social Scene - “Pacific Theme”
04. The Avalanches - “Frontier Psychiatrist”
05. The Arcade Fire - “(Antichrist Television Blues)”
06. Panda Bear - “Good Girl / Carrots”
07. Animal Collective - “Banshee Beat”
08. The Microphones - “Where Lies My Tarp?”
09. Modest Mouse - “Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset”
10. Wolf Parade - “I’ll Believe in Anything”
11. David Bowie - “Oh! You Pretty Thing”

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