I am going on a road trip to Wales from England with my friend. We would like to listen to music whilst in the car.

I don’t drive, so I’m just guessing what’s decent driving music.

01. Guided By Voices - “Alright” (Alien Lanes)
02. Catatonia - “Londinium” (Equally Cursed And Blessed)
03. PJ Harvey - “The Last Living Rose” (Let England Shake)
04. Black Mountain - “Let Spirits Ride” (Wilderness Heart)
05. Guided By Voices - “Motor Away” (Alien Lanes)
06. Euros Childs - “Spin That Girl Around” (unreleased, so converted a youtube video to mp3 http://www.listentoyoutube.com/download.php?video=dVgBvJyoG_Y [low quality])
07. Explosions In The Sky - “Trembling Hands” (Take Care, Take Care, Take Care)
08. The Flaming Lips - “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 2” (Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)
09. Deerhoof - “Midnight Motorcycle Mystery” (The Runners Four)
10. My Bloody Valentine - “(When You Wake) You’re Still In A Dream” (Isn’t Anything)
11. The Go! Team - “Buy Nothing Day” (Rolling Blackouts)
12. Mogwai - “San Pedro” (Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will)
13. Muse - “Starlight” (Black Holes & Revelations)
14. The Fall - “Bury Pts. 1 + 3” (Your Future Our Clutter)
15. tUnE-yArDs - “Gangsta” (w h o k i l l)
16. Deerhoof - “Secret Mobilization” (Deerhoof vs. Evil)
17. Do Make Say Think - “Do” (Other Truths)
18. British Sea Power - “We Are Sound (Extended Version)” (Valhalla Dancehall Alternative Versions And Demos, or the one on Valhalla Dancehall if you can’t get that)
19. Manic Street Preachers - “The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever” (Postcards From A Young Man)
20. Deerhoof - “Wrong Time Capsule” (The Runners Four)
21. The Flaming Lips - “Silver Trembling Hands” (Embryonic)
22. Anna Calvi - “Suzanne & I” (Anna Calvi)
23. Manic Street Preachers - “Don’t Be Evil” (Postcards From A Young Man)
24. Guided By Voices - “Blimps Go 90” (Alien Lanes)
25. Grandaddy - “A.M. 180” (Under The Western Freeway)
26. Mogwai - “Helicon 1” (Ten Rapid)

I want to walk home instead of taking the bus.

This playlist will inspire at its outset, interrogate at its midpoint, and console during its tragic and inescapable conclusion.

01. Elephant’s Memory - “Takin’ A Walk” (Elephant’s Memory)
02. King Tee - “Played Like A Piano” (At Your Own Risk)
03. Bob van Asperen - “Concerto d-moll BWV 1059 - 2” (Concertos For Solo Harpsichord)
04. Ghost Office - “Xylitol” (Unreleased)
05. SebastiAn - “Victimo” (Steak OST)
06. Scott Walker - “The Old Man’s Back Again (Dedicated To The Neo-Stalinist Regime)” (SCOTT 4)
07. Rhymefest - “Devil’s Pie” (Blue Collar)
08. Blind Blake - “Walkin’ Across The Country” (All The Published Sides, Volume #3: 1928)
09. Budos Band - “Chicago Falcon” (The Budos Band II)
10. Peg Leg Sam Jackson - “Walking Cane” (Appalachian Blues)
11. Mwana Talitambula - “The Child Will Never Walk” (Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda”

I’m Taking An Epic Dump On Top Of The Rocky Mountains

01. Queen - “Don’t Stop Me Now” (Jazz)
02. The Who - “I Can See For Miles” (The Who Sell Out)
03. Louis Armstrong - “What A Wonderful World” (Louis Armstrong All Time Hits)
04. Michael Jackson - “This Is It” (This Is It)
05. Led Zeppelin - “Over The Hills and Far Away” (Houses of the Holy)
06. Kanye West - “Power” (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)
07. Tommy Roe - “Dizzy” (Dizzy)

Songs to leave town to

sweet freedom.

01. Fleet Foxes - “Ragged Wood” (Ragged Wood)
02. Tokyo Police Club - “Graves” (Elephant Shell)
03. Pinback - “Fortress” (Summer in Abaddon)
04. Wolfmother - “Vagabond” (Wolfmother)
05. Local Natives - “Eyes Wide” (Gorilla Manor)
06. The Cloud Room - “Waterfall” (The Cloud Room)
07. Circa Survive - “Strange Terrain” (Blue Sky Noise)
08. Smith Westerns - “Weekend” (
09. Local Natives - “Eyes Wide” (Gorilla Manor)
10. The Cloud Room - “Waterfall” (The Cloud Room)
11. Circa Survive - “Strange Terrain” (Blue Sky Noise)
12. GUARDS - “Sail it Slow” (GUARDS ep)
13. Wavves - “Take on the World” (King of the Beach)
14. Hot Hot Heat - “Middle of Nowhere” (Elevator)

Road Trip With My Best Friend, Mom.

01. Harry Nilsson - “Everybody’s Talkin’” (Midnight Cowboy Soundtrack)
02. Canned Heat - “Going Up The Country (Living The Blues)
03. Anthony Green - “Dear Child (I’ve Been Dying To Reach You)” (Avalon)
04. Bright Eyes - “Another Traveling Song” (I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning)
05. The Wallflowers - “I’m Looking Through You” (I Am Sam Soundtrack)
06. Peter and the Wolf - “Safe Travels” (Lightness)
07. The Box Tops - “The Letter” (Neon Rainbow)
08. Tom Petty - “It’ll All Work Out” (Let Me Up, I’ve Had Enough)
09. Pearl Jam - “Just Breathe” (The Fixer)
10. Bob Dylan - “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan)
11. Elton John - “My Father’s Gun” (Tumbleweed Connection)
12. Stars - “Heart” (Heart)
13. Thunderclap Newman - “Something In The Air” (Hollywood Dream)
14. Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - “Silver and Gold” (Streetcore)

Songs for driving home in the middle of the night

(Side A is softer music to coincide with the kind of thoughts that middle-of-the-night driving tends to invoke. See also: most of Bob Dylan’s work. Side B is energetic or loud stuff to keep you awake when you start falling asleep.)

Side A.
01. Just Joans - “What Do We Do Now” (Hey, Boy… You’re Oh So Sensitive)
02. No More Kings - “About Schroeder” (No More Kings)
03. Snow Patrol - “Make This Go On Forever” (The Planets Bend Between Us)
04. A Fine Frenzy - “Almost Lover” (One Cell In The Sea)
05. The Delgados - “Make Your Move” (The Great Eastern)
06. K’s Choice - “Already There” (Almost Happy)
07. Vienna Teng - “Passage” (Warm Strangers)
08. Ally Kerr - “The Sore Feet Song” (Calling Out To You)
09. Straylight Run - “Existentialism On Prom Night” (Straylight Run )
10. Sia - “Breathe Me” (Colour the Small One)

Side B.
01. Alkaline Trio - “Private Eye” (From Here To Infirmary)
02. Calvin Harris - “Colours” (I Created Disco)
03. Harvey Danger - “Cream and Bastards Rise” (Little By Little)
04. Lights - “Lions!” (The Listening)
05. Ludo - “Love Me Dead” (You’re Awful, I Love You)
06. Hellogoodbye - “Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn” (Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!)
07. Say Anything - “She Won’t Follow You” (Say Anything)
08. Crystal Castles - “Courtship Dating” (Crystal Castles)
09. Talking Heads - “Take Me To The River” (More Songs About Buildings And Food)
10. Silbermond - “Blaue Augen” (Nichts Passiert)

Music for mountains

Music for staring at holy mountains in southern India.

01. Grizzly Bear - “Southern Point” (Vectamist)
02. Deaf Center - “White Lake” (Pale Ravine)
03. Boards Of Canada - “You Could Feel The Sky” (Geogaddi)
04. Lone - “Sharpest View Of The Sun” (Cluster Dreams)
05. Colleen - “Floating In The Clearest Night” (The Golden Morning Breaks)
06. Jaco Pastorius- “Portrait Of Tracy” (Jaco)
07. GSY!BE - “Moya” (Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada)
08. Rachels - “Anytime Soon” (Systems/Layers)
09. Clint Mansell - “Death Is The Road To Awe” (The Fountain OST)
10. Lightning Bolt - “Dracula Mountain” (Wonderful Rainbow)

Covers which change the meaning of their originals

01. Johnny Cash - “Hurt” (American IV: The Man Comes Around)
02. k.d. lang - “Hallelujah” (Hymns of the 49th Parallel)
03. Rebecca Loebe - “Come As You Are” (Come As You Are: [The Voice Performance - Single])
04. Rosie Thomas - “The One I Love” (These Friends of Mine)
05. Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried - “Slipping Through My Fingers” (Mamma Mia! soundtrack)
06. Dia Frampton - “Losing My Religion” (Losing My Religion [The Voice Performance - Single])
07. Johnny Cash - “I Won’t Back Down” (American III: Solitary Man)
08. Marilyn Manson - “This Is Halloween” (Nightmare Revisited)
09. Mike Tompkins - “Only Girl (feat. Shad)” (Only Girl [feat. Shad] - Single)
10. Gary Jules - “Mad World” (Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets)

Songs Played to Confuse Guests at a Party

01. Zweizz & Joey Hopkins - “Smash, Politics, Gag” (Zweizz & Joey Hopkins)
02. ZZ Top - “Velcro Fly” (Afterburner)
03. Nidingr - “The Watch-Towers Of The Universe” (Sorrow Infinite And Darkness)
04. Prince - “Darling Nikki” (Purple Rain)
05. Stina Nordenstam - “Purple Rain” (People Are Strange)
06. Fleurety - “Exterminators” (Department Of Apocalyptic Affairs)
07. Of Montreal - “Oslo In The Summertime” (Sunlandic Twins)
08. Cornelis Vreeswijk - “Turistens Klagan” (Guldkorn från Mäster Cees memoarer)
09. Bjørn Svin - “Mer Strøm” (Mer Strøm)
10. The Hollies feat. Peter Sellers - “After The Fox” (Celebration Of Sellers)
11. Ensemble96 Sings Knut Nystedt - “Immortal Bach” (Immortal Nystedt)
12. The Out Islanders - “Beyond The Reef” (Polynesian Fantasies)
13. Aphrodite’s Child - “The Four Horsemen” (666)

something summery to make me forget how shit and cold winter is

01. Beastie Boys - “Jimmy James” (Check Your Head)

02. J-Live - “The Lyricist” (All Of The Above)

03. Baths - “Animals” (Cerulean)

04. Daft Punk - “Face To Face” (Dicovery)
05. Cosmic Revenge - “Memories (Beat Connection Remix)” (Memories)
06. The Gerbils - “Sunshine Soul” (Are You Sleepy?)
07. Beat Connection - “Sunburn” (Surf Noir EP)
08. Violent Femmes - “American Music” (Add It Up 1981 - 1993)
09. INXS - “Don’t Change” (The Best Of INXS)
10. The Young Evils - “A Just Built Beaming Light” (Enchanted Chapel)
11. Liz Phair - “Johnny Sunshine” (Exile in Guyville)
12. Panda Bear - “Slow Motion” (Tomboy)
13. The Beach Boys - “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Pet Sounds)
14. Phoenix - “Love Like A Sunsest, Pt. 2” (Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix)


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