I already forget how I used to feel about you…

So, as a newbie Robot, I chose this mix tape because I knew a Joel, well several Joel's... However, there is one particular Joel who I miss dearly. We did not know each other long, but it was brief and powerful. Anywho, he was a drummer in a punk rock band -- he liked Turbonegro and GWAR... We are gonna start off heavy, okay? Mostly heavy...

Side A

01. Black Flag - "Depression" (Everything Went Black)

02. X - "Johnny Hit and Run Paulene" (Los Angeles)

03. Year Long Disaster - "It Ain't Luck" (Self-Titled)

04. Cancer Bats - "French Immersion" (Birthing the Giant)

05. Bush - "Machinehead" (Sixteen Stone)

06. Falling Sickness - "Sleeping It Off" (Because the World Has Failed Us Both)

07. Tegan and Sara - "Back In Your Head" (The Con)

08. The Black Keys - "Have Love, Will Travel" (Thickfreakness)

09. Robert Jonson - "Hellhound" (King of the Delta Blues Singers)

Side B

01. M.I.A - "Paper Planes" (Kala)

02. Nekromantix - "Who Killed the Cheerleader?" (Return of the Loving Dead)

03. Sam Sparro - "Cottonmouth" (Self-Titled)

04. Hercules and the Love Affair - "True/False Fake/Real" (Self-Titled)

05. Martina Topley-Bird - "Sandpaper Kisses' (Quixotic)

06. River City Tanlines - "Modern Friction" (Modern Friction -Single)

07. The Pogues - "Love You 'Til the End" (Pogue Mahone)

It’s Us Against Them

01. M. Ward - "Get to the Table on Time" (Transfiguration of Vincent)

02. Islands - "Creeper" (Arm's Way)

03. The New Pornographers - "My Rights Versus Yours" (Challengers)

04. The Epochs - "Opposite Sides" (The Epochs)

05. Wilco - "What Light" (Sky Blue Sky)

06. Okkervil River - "Westfall" (Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See)

07. The Wrens - "Everyone Chooses Sides" (Meadowlands)

08. The Tasteful Nudes - "The Jig is Up" (The Soul of the New Machine)

09. We Were Promised Jetpacks - "Quiet Little Voices" (We Were Promised Jetpacks)

10. Weezer - "Trouble Maker" (Pork and Beans)

11. The Wipers - "Misfit" (Is This Real?)

12. Junior Boys - "The Equalizer" (So This is Goodbye)

BONUS TRACK: 13. LCD Soundsystem - "Us Vs Them" (Sound Of Silver)

The sound of druggy sex on sexy drugs

Some of these songs may not be super obvious, but definitely my preferences to listen to while high and/or horny.

01. Louie DeVito - "Fuck on Cocaine" (Unknown)
02. Bettie Serveert - "Lover I Don't Have to Love" (Attagirl)
03. Emanuel - "Make Tonight" (Soundtrack to a Headrush)
04. Incubus- "Here in My Room" (A Crow Left of Murder)
05. Massive Attack - "Angel" (Mezzanine)
06. Escape the Fate - "Cellar Door" (Dying is Your Latest Fashion)
07. Mindless Self Indulgence - "Tight" (Tight)
08. Infected Mushroom - "XTC In My Mind" (Trance Europa)
09. The Medic Droid - "Fer Sure" (What's Your Medium)
10. Peaches- "Fuck the Pain Away" (The Teaches of Peaches)
11. Natalie Portman's Shaved Head - "Beard Lust" (Glistening Pleasure)
12. Pendulum - "Coma" (Unknown)
13. Portishead - "Biscuit" (Dummy)

You’ve moved on – yadda yadda. Now here’s a mix to show you I’m doing better than you.

I've made many of these recently. Since I'm a bipolar betty, I thought you might appreciate that I mixed up some "Fuck You, I'm so much better" songs, with some "We would have been good for each other..." (And with the choice of Pink: Who cares? It is the new quintessential breakup song.)

01. Rilo Kiley- "Breakin' Up" (Under the Blacklight)
02. Tegan and Sara- "Call It Off" (The Con)
03. Pink- "So What?" (Funhouse)
04. Acceptance- "Over You" (Phantoms)
05. Belle & Sebastian- "I'm a Cuckoo" (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)
06. Ben Folds Five- "Song For the Dumped" (Whatever and Ever Amen)
07. Jenny Owen Youngs- "Fuck Was I" (Batten the Hatches)
08. Mika- "My Interpretation" (Life in Cartoon Motion)
09. Robert Plant and Allison Krauss- "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" (Raising Sand)
10. Tyler Hilton- "Missing You" (Friends with Benefits)

I really believe we could get on pretty well in real life. Don’t be afraid. Will you please, please

Lovelorn pop ahoy...

01. Lykke Li - "Little Bit" (Youth Novels)
02. Regina Spektor - "Fidelity" (Begin To Hope)
03. Go Sailor - "Together Forever In Love" (Go Sailor)
04. Devendra Banhart - "Michigan State" (Oh Me Oh My... the Way the Day Goes By the Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs of the Christmas Spirit)
05. Tullycraft - "The Last Song" (Disenchanted Hearts Unite)
06. Sufjan Stevens - "To Be Alone With You" (Seven Swans)
07. Emiliana Torrini - "If You Go Away" (To Be Free Pt.1)
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08. Those Dancing Days - "Actionman" (In Our Space Hero Suits)
09. Belle and Sebastian - "Dear Catastrophe Waitress" (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)
10. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - "Our Hell" (Knives Don't Have Your Back)
11. Seabear - "Libraries" (The Ghost That Carried Us Away)
12. My Little Aiport - "You Don't Wanna Be My Girlfriend, Phoebe" (The Ok Thing To Do On Sunday Afternoon is to Toddle in the Zoo)

I love you ‘cause I have to.

Love predicated on necessity in one way or another

01. Northstar - "Pollyanna" (Pollyanna)
02. Senses Fail - "Blackout" (Life Is Not A Waiting Room)
03. P.O.S. - "Bleeding Hearts Club (MPLS Chapter) ft. Slug" (Audition)
04. Bloc Party - "Trojan Horse" (Intimacy)
05. Adele - "Cold Shoulder" (19)
06. The Arcade Fire - "No Cars Go" (Neon Bible)
07. Motion City Soundtrack - "My Favorite Accident" (I Am The Movie)
08. Taking Back Sunday - "Make Damn Sure" (Louder Now: Part One)
09. The Honorary Title - "Everything I Once Had" (Anything Else But the Truth)
10. Atmosphere - "F*ck You Lucy" (God Loves Ugly)
11. Lostprophets - "And She Told Me To Leave" (The Fake Sound Of Progress)
12. Aesop Rock - "Fumes" (None Shall Pass)

Compiled by: zebrajones

I'm not sure if you mean this as an apathetic parent or as somebody stuck with a significant other who doesn't quite butter their bread anymore, so I decided to go with the latter.
01. Dr. Dog - "The Man Who Was Wrong" (p a s s e d a w a y)
02. Noah and the Whale - "Mary" (Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down)
03. Man Man - "Van Helsing Boombox" (Six Demon Bag)
04. Tapes 'n Tapes - "Cowbell" (The Loon)
05. The Kooks - "She Moves In Her Own Way" (Inside In/Inside Out)
06. The True Shotty - "Meant to Be" (myspace.com/shottty)
07. Deadboy and the Elephant - "Evil Friend" (We Are Night Sky)

I never knew having an affair would be so much work.

01. Ryan Adams and Kim Richey - "Come Pick Me Up" (Heartbreaker)

02. Apache Dancers - "I Can't Talk To Her" (War Stories)

03. Joan Armatrading - "Weakness in Me" (Walk Under Ladders)

04. The Artful Dodger - "Woman Trouble" (Re-Rewind)

05. Bats and Mice - "Worst Comes To Worst" (Believe It Mammals)

06. Camera Obscura - "Tears For Affairs" (Let's Get Out of This Country)

07. The Cardigans - "My Favourite Game" (Gran Turismo)

08. Elvis Costello - "Different Finger" (Trust)

09. Cowboy Junkies - "Lonely Sinking Feeling" (Lay It Down)

10. Julie Doiron - "Oh These Walls" (Heart and Crime)

11. Drunk With Joy - "The Beginning" (Sound Living)

12. Bob Dylan - "Where Are You Tonight (Journey Through Dark Heat)?" (Street Legal)

13. The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Dark End of the Street" (The Gilded Palace of Sin)

14. George Harrison - "Behind That Locked Door" (All Things Must Pass)

15. David Lindley - "Your Old Lady" (El Rayo-X)

16. Buddy and Julie Miller - "I Can't Get Over You" (Midnight and Lonesome)

17. Moth - "Burning Down My Sanity" (Provisions, Fiction and Gear)

18. Harry Nilsson - "You're Breaking My Heart" (Son of Schmilsson)

19. The Raconteurs - "Call It a Day" (Broken Boy Soldiers)

20. Ramones - "I Just Want To Have Something To Do" (Road to Ruin)

21. Jimmy Reed - "Baby What You Want Me To Do" (12 String Guitar Blues)

22. The Smithereens - "Beauty and Sadness" (Beauty and Sadness EP)

Songs for easing the pain of [college] rejections.

01. Tilly & The Wall - "Bad Education" (Album)
02. Death Cab For Cutie - "Talking Bird" (Narrow Stairs)
03. Of Montreal - "The Repudiated Immortals" (The Sunlandic Twins)
04. My Morning Jacket - "Look At You" (Evil Urges)
05. Born Ruffians - "Little Garcon" (Red, Yellow & Blue)
06. Devendra Banhart - "My Dearest Friend" (Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon)
07. The New Pornographers - "Adventures In Solitude" (Challengers)
08. LCD Soundsystem - "Great Release" (LCD Soundsystem [Disc 1)
09. Dr. Dog - "The Way The Lazy Do" (We All Belong)
10. Grizzly Bear - "Easier" (Yellow House)
11. The Strokes - "Between Love & Hate" (Room On Fire)
12. Steven Malkmus & The Jicks - "Out Of Reaches" (Real Emotional Trash)
13. Death Cab For Cutie - "Someday You Will Be Loved" (Plans)
14. French Kicks - "With The Fishes" (Swimming)
15. Sufjan Stevens - "That Dress Looks Nice On You" (Seven Swans)
16. Danielson - "Cast It At The Setting Sail" (Sails)

Songs to wrap around yourself like a security blanket

I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but these are my songs for snuggling under a warm blanket on a cool, lonely Sunday. I guess they are sentimental and security blanket-ish for me.

01. The Apples In Stereo - "Energy" (New Magnetic Wonder)

02. Band of Horses - "Is There A Ghost" (Cease To Begin)
03. The Beatles - "Here Comes The Sun" (Abbey Road)
04. Belle & Sebastian - "Piazza, New York Catcher" (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)
05. Bob Dylan - "Like A Rolling Stone" (The Essential Bob Dylan)
06. The Decemberists - "The Crane Wife 3" (The Crane Wife)
07. Fleet Foxes - "White Winter Hymnal" (Fleet Foxes)
08. The Format - "A Mess To Be Made" (Interventions and Lullabies)
09. Imogen Heap - "Hide And Seak" (Speak For Yourself)
10. Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins - "Handle With Care" (Rabbit Fur Coat)
11. The Last Shadow Puppets - "Standing Next to Me" (The Age of the Understatement)
12. Laura Gibson - "Hands in Pockets" (If You Come to Greet Me)
13. Laura Marling - "Tap At My Window" (Alas, I Cannot Swim)
14. Modest Mouse - "Gravity Rides Everything" (The Moon and Antarctica)

15. Oasis - "Champagne Supernova" ((What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
16. The Shins - "Phantom Limb" (Wincing The Night Away)
17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Cheated Hearts" (Show Your Bones)

I broke your heart a long time ago and now I am sorry.

01. Sufjan Stevens- "Casimir Pulaski Day" (Illinoise)
02. William Fitzsimmons- "If You Would Come Back Home" (The Sparrow
and the Crow)
03. The Weepies- "World Spins Madly On" (Say I Am You)
04. Coldplay- "The Scientist" (A Rush of Blood to the Head)
05. Joanna Newsom- "Sadie" (The Milk-Eyed Mender)
06. Kimya Dawson- "Tire Swing" (Remember That I Love You)
07. Lisa Loeb- "Stay (I Missed You)" (The Purple Tape)
08. Devendra Banhart- "The Charles C. Leary" (The Black Babies)
09. Kimya Dawson- "I Miss You" (Remember That I Love You)
10. Tegan and Sara- "Soil, Soil" (The Con)
11. Snow Patrol- "The Finish Line" (Eyes Open)
12. Bruce Springsteen- "Long Walk Home" (Magic)

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