i get a kick out of songs with some scientific merit (esp astronomy!). i admit my nerd-dom with plea


01. Laura Veirs - "Galaxies" (Year Of Meteors)
02. Yo La Tengo - "Center Of Gravity" (I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One)
03. Yann Tiersen + Neil Hannon - "Life On Mars" (Black Session)
04. Air - "Venus" (Talkie Walkie)
05. Paul Simon - "St. Judy's Comet" (1964-1993)
06. Sia - "Moon" (Colour The Small One)
07. The Blow - "The Moon Is There, I am Here" (Bonus Album)
08. Mirah - "The Sun" (College Park Is Always Ready To Party)
09. Supreme Beings Of Leisure - "Last Girl On Earth" (S/T)
10. Stars - "Theme From The Stars" (A Lot Of Little Lies For The Sake Of One Big Truth)
11. Jason Webley - "Constellation Prize" (Against The Night)
12. Jeff Buckley - "Murder Suicide Meteor Slave" (Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk)
13. Oingo Boingo - "Weird Science" (Best O' Boingo)

depressing songs to play at the porn store i work at, so customers forget they’re horny and go home


01. Iron & Wine - "The Sea and the Rhythm" (The Sea and the Rhythm [EP])
02. Air - "Alone in Kyoto" (Talkie Walkie)
03. Domotic - "There May Be a Tiger" (Ask For Tiger)
04. Cocorosie - "Lyla" (La Maison De Mon Reve)
05. Bjork - "Desired Constellation" (Medغlla)
06. The Books - "A Little Longing Goes Away" (Lost and Safe)
07. Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet - "Ghosts of Things To Come" (Requiem For a Dream Sountrack)
08. Architecture in Helsinki - "Where You've Been Hiding" (Fingers Crossed)
09. The Album Leaf - "Twenty Two Fourteen" (In a Safe Place)
10. The Microphones - "The Moon" (The Glow Pt. 2) or (Song Islands) - for an acoustic version
11. Xiu Xiu - "Little Panda McElroy (B)" (Fabulous Muscles)
12. Sufjan Stevens - "Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid)" (Greetings From Michigan, the Great Lake State)
13. Jon Brion - "Theme" (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Soundtrack)

bonus track (for when they're driven away):
14. Rusty Santos - "I Am Loner" (Outside Versus In)

compiled by: Jess

01. Mi and L'Au - "Boxer" (Mi and L'Au)
02. Blur - "No Distance Left To Run" (13)
03. Okkervil River - "A Favor" (Sleep and Wake-Up Songs)
04. Bob Dylan - "It Ain't Me Babe" (Another Side Of Bob Dylan)
05. The Beatles - "For No One" (Revolver)
06. Elliott Smith - "Everything Reminds Me Of Her" (Figure 8)
07. Magnolia Electric Co. - "Hard To Love A Man" (What Comes After The Blues)
08. Belle and Sebastian - "The Boy Done Wrong Again" (If You're Feeling Sinister)
09. Bright Eyes - "Something Vague" (Fevers And Mirrors)
10. David Thomas Broughton - "Unmarked Grave" (The Complete Guide To Insufficiency)
11. Leonard Cohen - "Is This What You Wanted?" (New Skin For The Old Ceremony)
12. Angels of Light - "Come For My Woman" (Akron/Family & Angels of Light)

Compiled by: valdemar

note from valdemar: If the "When her blood is BROOOOOOOOOOOWWWNNNN!!!" sequence in Horsey doesn't scare them off I don't know what will.

01. Tori Amos - "Me and a Gun" (Little Earthquakes)
02. Low - "Embrace" (Things We Lost in the Fire)
03. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "Wolf Among Wolves" (Master and Everyone)
04. The The - "The Whisperers" (Naked Self)
05. Rachel's - "Last Things Last" (Systems/Layers)
06. Miranda Sex Garden - "Serial Angels" (Fairytales About Slavery)
07. The Black Heart Procession - "The Letter" (The Spell)
08. Magnolia Electric Co. - "Hard to Love a Man" (What Comes After the Blues)
09. Morphine - "The Saddest Song" (Good)
10. Feist - "When I Was A Young Girl" (Let it Die)
11. Current 93 - "Horsey" (Cats Drunk On Copper: Live at the Union Chapel)

Compiled by: TS Hamtramck
01. Gram Parsons - "That's the Bag I'm In" (Another Side of This Life)
02. Nick Lowe - "I'm a Mess" (The Convincer)
03. Roxy Music - "End of the Line" (Siren)
04. Willie Nelson - "Permanently Lonely" (Crazy: The Demo Sessions)
05. Homesick For Space - "Across This Barren Sea" (Unison)
06. John Fahey - "Dry Bones in the Valley" (Americana Masters: John Fahey)
07. Calexico/Iron and Wine - "Dead Man's Will" (In the Reins)
08. Nina Simone - "Strange Fruit" (Pastel Blues)
09. Antony and the Johnsons - "You Are My Sister" (I Am a Bird)
10. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Helpless" (Deja Vu)
11. Aimee Mann - "Wise Up" (Original Soundtrack: Magnolia)
12. Louis Armstrong - "What a Wonderful World" (The Definitive Collection)

songs that remind you of hiding even now what really matters cos’ you might get busted.

Note from Jordon: the first side is to inspire you to hide everything. The second side is for listening to during the process of hiding yourself and/or your stuff.

SIDE A: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
01. The Beatles - "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" (Help!)
02. Kings Of Convenience - "Summer On The Westhill" (Quiet Is The New Loud)
03. Imogen Heap - "Hide And Seek" (Speak For Yourself)
04. Cat Power - "Troubled Waters" (The Covers Record)
05. The Shins - "The Past And Pending" (Of, Inverted World)
06. Badly Drawn Boy - "Life Turned Upside Down" (One Plus One is One)
07. Nina Simone - "End Of The Line" (Pastel Blues - Let It All Out)
08. Broken Spindles - "Move Away" (Lagniappe)
09. The Polyphonic Spree - "Move Away And Shine" (Thumbsucker OST)

SIDE B: On The Road To Findout
01. Cat Stevens - "One The Road To Findout" (Tea For The Tillerman)
02. The Decemberists - "The Legionnaire" (Cast Aways And Cutouts)
03. Whispertown 2000 - "On The Move" (Livin' In A Dream)
04. Now It's Overhead - "Turn & Go" (Fall Back Open)
05. Rilo Kiley - "I Love LA" (Rilo Rarities)
06. Aqueduct - "Suggestion Box, The" (I Sold Gold)
07. Wilco - "Outta Mind (Outta Sight)" (Being There)
08. The Subways - "No Good-byes" (Young For Eternity)

FUCK TACO BELL

01. Beck- "Satan Gave Me A Taco" (Stereopathetic Soul Manure)
02. Primus- "Shake Hands With Beef" (The Brown Album)
03. King Crimson- "Cat Food" (In the Wake of Posiedon)
04. Syd Barret- "Late Night" (The Madcap Laughs)
05. Nine Inch Nails- "Burn" (Downward Spiral Deluxe)
06. Adrian Belew- "Madness" (Side One)
07. Electric Six- "Danger! High Voltage" (Fire)
08. Nirvana- "Stay Away" (Nevermind)
09. Soundgarden- "Blow Up the Outside World" (Down on the Upside)
10. Neil Young- "Wrecking Ball" (Freedom)
11. The Who- "We Close Tonight" (Odds and Sods)

Songs for the guy who has the worst gas in the world, but you love him anyway.

Note from claymsu: I give you a rock opera, to tell the world your story of despair, loyalty and triumph....

First, he revels in his stink:
01. Mason Williams - "Classical Gas" (The Mason Williams Phonograph Record)
02. The J. Giles Band - "Love Stinks" (Love Stinks)
03. AC/DC - "Thunderstruck" (The Razor's Edge)
04. The Stooges - "Search & Destroy" (Raw Power)
05. The Prodigy - "Breathe" (The Fat Of The Land)

Then, she addresses the issue:
06. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts- "I Hate Myself For Loving You" (Up Your Alley)
07. Belinda Carlisle - "I Get Weak" (Heaven on Earth)
08. Aimee Mann - "Save Me" (Magnolia - Original Soundtrack)

He lovingly explains to her:
09. Bright Eyes - "Let's Not Shit Ourselves (To Love and To Be Loved)" (Lifted or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground)
10. Elvis Costello - "Accidents Will Happen" (Armed Forces)
11. Bob Dylan - "I Shall Be Released" (The Essential Bob Dylan)

She learns to accept it, which leads to embracing it:
12. New Order - "World (The Price of Love)" (Republic)
13. Oasis - "Go Let it Out" (Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants)
14. Garbage - "Push It" (Version 2.0)
15. Public Enemy feat. Antrhax - "Bring the Noise" (Attack Of The Killer B's)

and they lived happily ever after...

16. The White Stripes - "Your Southern Can Is Mine" (De Stijl)

machine superintelligences from the future are transmitting on our frequency through the vacuum of s

Note from valdemar: this is a freaky party.

01. Ulver - "The Future Sound of Music" (Perdition City)
02. Numbers - "Driving Song(Crash remix)" (Death)
03. Jim O'Rourke - "And I'm Singing" (I'm Happy, And I'm Singing, And a 1,2,3,4)
04. Goodiepal - "Icon Dub" (Narc Beacon)
05. Xiu Xiu - "Pink City" (A Promise)
06. Steve Reich and Pat Metheny - "04 Electric Counterpoint: Fast" (Different Trains /Electric Counterpoint)
07. Four Tet - "Spirit Fingers" (Rounds)
08. Praxis - "Crash Victim/Black Science Navigator" (Transmutation (Mutatis Mutantis))
09. Juana Molina - "Filter Tags" (Tres Cosas)
10. Under Byen - "Syng Hvide Nat" (Kyst)

songs to keep me company while I wait for him. cause thats what I do. wait for him.

note from charlotte: if he makes you wait around, he's probably not worth waiting for. but i'm sorry. anyway, this tape takes you from patiently waiting to questioning to rebelling.

01. Ben Kweller - "Lizzy" (Sha Sha)
02. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - "Timorous Me" (The Tyranny of Distance)
03. The Beatles - "Fixing A Hole" (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
04. Of Montreal - "October Is Eternal" (The Sunlandic Twins)
05. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - "Pangea" (Broom)
06. Franz Ferdinand - "Come On Home" (Franz Ferdinand)
07. Jack Johnson - "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing" (In Between Dreams)
08. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "The Waiting" (Hard Promises)
09. Ben Folds - "Annie Waits" (Rockin' The Suburbs)
10. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - "How Long Do I have To Wait For You?" (Naturally)
11. The White Stripes - "I Can't Wait" (White Blood Cells)

bonus track (in case the waiting stops):
12. Pixies - "Here Comes Your Man" (Doolittle)

bonus track (in case the waiting stops & you wake up):
13. Reel Big Fish - "Where Have You Been?" (Cheer Up!)

Songs to eat cereal to


01. Mike Doughty - "Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well" (Haughty Melodic)
02. Sebadoh - "License to Confuse" (Sebadoh)
03. Rooftop Singers - "Walk Right In" (The Best of Rooftop Singers)
04. Violent Femmes - "Please Do Not Go" (s/t)
05. Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Crosstown Traffic" (Electric Ladyland)
06. Beck - "Electric Music and the Summer People" (B Side Collection: Stray Blues)
07. Troy Gregory - "Bannanas N' Dynamite" (Laura)
08. The High Water Marks - "Queen of Verlaine" (Songs About the Ocean)
09. Blur - "Coffee and TV" (13)
10. Cornershop - "Topknot" (The Rough Trade Field Guide to Music Vol. 1)
11. Black Grape - "Shake Your Money" (It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah)

A mix for starting out on your own and instead of the cool, independent, I-can-do-whatever-I-want” l

note from m@: Songs to remind you of how far you've come.

01. Belle & Sebastian - "If You're Feeling Sinister" (If You're Feeling Sinister)
02. Tegan & Sara - "Where Does The Good Go?" (So Jealous)
03. The Get-Up Kids - "Overdue" (On A Wire)
04. Ben Folds Five - "Song for the Dumped" (Whatever and Ever Amen)
05. Weezer - "Undone-The Sweater Song" (Weezer)
06. Air - "Highschool Lover" (Virgin Suicides)
07. The Decemberists - "Shiny" (5 Songs)
08. Sloan - "Everything You've Done Is Wrong" (One Chord to Another)
09. Iron & Wine - "Sunset Soon Forgotten" (Our Endless Numbered Days)
10. John Mayer - "Kid-A [cover]" (Bigger Than My Body)

songs to piss off pitchforkmedia.

note from Jordon: All these songs were on albums that got below a rating of 5 from pitchfork. Many were even ranked below a 2. I figured that the fact that nobody agrees with them would piss them off most.

01. Rilo Kiley - "Pictures Of Success" (Takeoffs & Landings)
02. Metric - "Poster of a Girl" (Live It Out)
03. The Fiery Furnaces - "The Wayward Granddaughter" (Rehearsing My Choir)
04. Tegan & Sara - "Walking With A Ghost" (So Jealous)
05. Coldplay - "Fix You" (X&Y)
06. Badly Drawn Boy - "Year Of The Rat" (One Plus One is One)
07. Pedro The Lion - "Transcontinental" (Pedro The Lion's Achilles Heel)
08. Mum - "Weeping Rock, Rock" (Summer Make Good)
09. Matt Pond PA - "Jefferson" (The Green Fury)
10. Eels - "Restraining Order Blues" (Shootenanny!)
11. Nada Surf - "Inside Of Love" (Let Go)
12. The Velvet Teen - "Death" (Out Of The Fierce Parade)
13. Beachwood Sparks - "Drinkswater" (Make The Cowboy Robots Cry)
14. Stereophonics - "Dakota" (Language. Sex. Violence. Other?)
15. Kings Of Leon - "Soft" (Aha Shake Heartbreak)

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