I fucked up and lost you ,now i need to get used to

I love the fact that we can talk about everything and anything!

01. King Crimson - “Elephant Talk” (Discipline)
02. Tortoise - “Speakeasy” (Standards)
03. The Velvet Underground - “Candy Says” (The Velvet Underground)
04. Trans Am - “Talk to You All Night” (The Red Line)
05. Harmonia - “Walky-Talky”
06. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - “Talking All The Time” (FF>>)
07. Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos - “In Your Talk” (A Child’s Guide to Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos)
08. Pink Floyd - “Speak To Me / Breathe” (Dark Side of the Moon)
09. Akron/Family - “Say What You Want To” (ST II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT)
10. Talk Talk - “Talk Talk” (Party’s Over)
11. Brian Eno - “Dead Finks Don’t Talk” (Here Come the Warm Jets)

I’ve always wanted to beat up my dad, but now he is old and nice.

Dads make me think of southern rock, I guess. I tried to capture the gamut of emotions without getting too scattershot. I trimmed a lot of songs and I think I would up with this sort of eclectic grouping in part because they all sound kinda wizened.

01. Muddy Waters - “Why Are People Like That” (Woodstock Album)
02. Kris Kristofferson - “The Pilgrim - Chapter 33” (The Silver Tongued Devil and I)
03. Gordon Lightfoot - “Is There Anyone Home” (Sundown)
04. Murder by Death - “Piece by Piece” (Good Morning, Magpie)
05. Jackson Browne - “You Love The Thunder” (Running on Empty)
06. Otis Redding - “I’m A Changed Man” (Love Man)
07. Drive-by Truckers - “Outfit” (Decoration Day)
08. Creedence Clearwater Revival - “Long As I Can See The Light” (Cosmo’s Factory)
09. Levon Helm - “Wide River to Cross” (Dirt Farmer)
10. William Elliot Whitmore - “There’s Hope For You” (Animals in the Dark)

Take me through an entire human life.


01. Dead Can Dance - “The Promised Womb” (Aion)
02. Sigur Ros - “Festival” (med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust)
03. The Mars Volta - “Cicatriz ESP” (De-loused In The Comatorium)


04. Bjork - “Violently Happy” (Debut)
05. Angelo Branduardi - “Vanita Di Vanita” (The Platinum Collection)
06. Yann Tiersen - “Les Jours Heureux” (Le Phare)


07. Big Star - “Thirteen” (#1 Record)
08. Arcade Fire - “My body Is A Cage” (Neon Bible)
09. Scala & Kolacny Brothers - “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (On The Rocks)

Early Adulthood/University Years:

10. The Beatles - “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” (Rubber Soul)
11. Beck - “Loser” (Mellow Gold)
12. Devendra Banhart - “I Feel Like A Child” (Cripple Crow)

Adulthood/Working life:

13. Kraftwerk - “The Robots” (The Man Machine)
14. The Flaming Lips - “Powerless” (Embryonic)
15. Wolf Parade - “California Dreamer” (At Mount Zoomer)

Middle Age/Marriage:

16. Marc Almond - “Yesterday When I Was Young” (Absinthe: The French Album)
17. Bod Dylan - “Things Have Changed” (The Essential)
18. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - “Whatever Happened To My Rock’n’Roll” (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)

Old Age:

19. Grinderman - “No Pussy Blues” (Grinderman)
20. Johnny Cash & Bonnie Prince Billy - “I See A Darkness” (American Recordings III: Solitary Man)
21. Tom Waits - “How’s It Gonna End” (Real Gone)


22. Antony - “If It Be Your Will” (I’m Your Man: Soundtrack)
23. Jacques Brel - “Le Moribond” (Les Flamandes)
24. Patti Smith - “Ghost Dance” (Easter)

Guilty Pleasures (be honest with yourself)

The whole truth and nothing but the truth.

01. Britney Spears - “Toxic” (In The Zone)
02. Christina Aguilera - “Genie In A Bottle” (Christina Aguilera)
03. New Kids On The Block - “Step By Step” (Step By Step)
04. Samantha Fox - “Touch Me” (Touch Me)
05. Take That - “Relight My Fire” (Everything Changes)
06. Miami Sound Machine - “Conga” (Primitive Love)
07. Kaoma - “Lambada” (World Beat)
08. Natalia Oreiro - “Tu Veneno” (Tu Veneno)
09. Army Of Lovers - La Plage De Saint Tropez” (The Gods Of Earth And Heaven)
10. Ace of Base - “All That She Wants” (The Sign)
11. Roxette - “Listen To Your Heart” (Look Sharp!)
12. Dingo - “Levoton Tuhkimo” (Nimeni On Dingo)
13. Lionel Richie - “Hello” (Can’t Slow Down)
14. Chris de Burgh - “Lady In Red” (Into The Light)
15. Scorpions - “No One Like You” (Blackout)
16. Alice Cooper - “Poison” (Trash)
17. Ozzy Osbourne & Lita Ford - “If I Close My Eyes” (Lita)

Music for the perfect entry at a party

01. Boris - “Pink” (Pink)
02. Ghostface Killah - “One” (Supreme Clientele)
03. Fugazi - “Waiting Room” (13 Songs)
04. Crystal Castles - “Celestica” (II)
05. The Fall - “I Am Damo Suzuki” (This Nation’s Saving Grace)
06. The-Dream - “Walkin’ On The Moon” (Love VS Money)
07. The Jesus Lizard - “Monkey Trick” (Goat)
08. Boards of Canada - “Roygbiv” (Music Has the Right to Children)
09. Harvey Milk - “Motown” (Life… The Best Game in Town)
10. Justice - “Genesis” (†)
11. Das Racist - “All Tan Everything” (Sit Down, Man)
12. Radiohead - “Everything In Its Right Place” (Kid A)
13. Arcade Fire - “Wake Up” (Funeral)

YOU broke up with ME. Now why the fuck won’t you leave me alone, you ignorant bitch?

01. The Walkmen -“The Rat” (Bows and Arrows)
02. Okkervil River - “Song of Our So Called Friend” (Black Sheep Boy)
03. Vivian Girls - “Can’t Get Over You” (Everything Goes Wrong)
04. The Black Keys - “Psychotic Girl” (Attack & Release)
05. The Dutchess & The Duke - “I Don’t Feel Anything (Sunset/Sunrise)
06. Jay Reatard - “Don’t Let Him Come Back” (Singles 06-07)
07. Leadbelly - “You Can’t Lose Me, Charlie” (Leadbelly)
08. Los Campesinos - “Documented Emotional Breakdown #1” (We Are Beautiful We Are Doomed)
09. PJ Harvey - “Who the Fuck?” (uh huh her)
10. The Rolling Stones - “Under My Thumb” (Aftermath)
11. Dr. Dre - “Bitches Ain’t Shit” (The Chronic)

i want songs by strong, beautiful women that will make me feel like a strong, beautiful woman, and not just the girl that got dumped. again.

This may be a well chewed chestnut by now, but in my opinion Eleanor Roosevelt was one strong, beautiful woman who got it right: “Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” She also served hot dogs at the White House!

01. Ani DiFranco - “Not a Pretty Girl” (Not a Pretty Girl)
02. Joan Jett - “Shout” (Joan Jett)
03. Robyn - “Konichiwa Bitches” (Robyn)
04. Adele - “Rolling in the Deep” (21)
05. Dixie Chicks - “Not Ready to Make Nice” (Taking the Long Way)
06. Ani DiFranco - “Willing to Fight” (Living in Clip)
07. Brandi Carlile - “My Song” (The Story)
08. Court Yard Hounds - “The Coast” (The Coast)
09. Lissie - “Cuckoo” (Catching a Tiger)
10. Patty Griffin - “No Bad News” (Children Running Through)
11. Macy Gray - “Beauty in the World” (The Sellout)

A dark wave mix for a black heart

Sometimes the divisions between the goth sub-genres are really confusing. I have participated in lengthy debates as to what precisely is apocalyptic folk, why goths cringe at any allusion to heavy metal and what the fuck one means when one says one likes electronic body music… Who knows if these songs will meet your personal qualifications for dark wave, but they are without question fit for a black heart.

01. Joy Division - “Decades” (Closer)
02. The Cure - “Kyoto Song” (The Head On The Door)
03. The Glove - “Mouth To Mouth” (Blue Sunshine)
04. Siouxsie & The Banshees - “Melt!” (Twice Upon A Time: The Singles)
05. The Associates - “Breakfast” (Perhaps)
06. The Sisters Of Mercy - “Bury Me Deep” (Enter The Sisters)
07. Dead Can Dance - “Don’t Fade Away” (Toward The Within)
08. Backworld - “Heaven’s Gate” (Isles Of The Blest)
09. Current 93 feat. Antony - “The Beautiful Dancing Dust” (Black Ships Ate The Sky)
10. Wolfsheim - “Annie” (No Happy View)
11. Deine Lakaien - “Love Me To The End” (Live)
12. Bauhaus - “She’s In Parties” (Burning From The Inside)
13. Einsturzende Neubauten - “Die Bifindlichkeit Des Landes” (Silence Is Sexy)
14. Diary of Dreams - “Amok” (Freak Perfume)
15. Clan of Xymox - “Jasmine And Rose” (Best Of)
16. The Cruxshadows - “Deception” (Vampire: The Masquerade Soundtrack)
17. London After Midnight - “Psycho Magnet” (Psycho Magnet)

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