i left my hometown a year ago too indie for my own good, now i’m back and i’ve become the only crust punk on the block. songs to make me forget how bad this place sucks that bridge the gap between the two genres

awesome punk songs that aren’t green day

An introduction course to punk with no Green Day to be found.

01. The Undertones - “Teenage Kicks” (The Undertones)
02. Iggy & the Stooges - “Search And Destroy” (Raw Power)
03. The Clash - “Career Opportunities” (The Clash)
04. The Ramones - “Judy Is A Punk Rocker” (The Ramones)
05. The Sex Pistols - “Anarchy In The U.K.” (Nevermind the Bollocks…)
06. Gang of Four - “I Found That Essence Rare” (Entertainment!)
07. Wire - “12XU” (Pink Flag)
08. X - “Your Phone’s Off The Hook, But You’re Not” (Los Angeles)
09. No Age - “Ripped Knees” (Nouns)
10. The Buzzcocks - “Ever Fallen In Love?” (Singles Going Steady)
11. The Velvet Underground - “Sister Ray” (White Light/White Heat)

A Mixtape That Doesn’t Have Any Goddamn Loveless Tracks On It

01. Polyrock - “No Love Lost” (Polyrock)
02. Talking Heads - “I’m Not In Love (More Songs About Buildings and Food)
03. Spoon - “Is Love Forever?” (Transference)
04. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - “Is This Love?” (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
05. A Sunny Day In Glasgow - “Calling It Love Isn’t Love (Don’t Fall In Love)” (Autumn, Again)
06. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - “You Don’t Love Me” (Beware)
07. The Magnetic Fields - “No One Will Ever Love You” (69 Love Songs)
08. The National - “Terrible Love” (High Violet)
09. Tom Waits - “I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You” (Closing Time)
10. Daniel Johnston - “Dead Lover’s Twisted Heart” (Yip/Jump Music)

My fanatical Christian companion has deleted all of his secular music. Please, songs to return him to his worldly ways!

Here’s something for him to think about.

01. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - “City Of Refuge” (Tender Prey)
02. mewithoutYou - “Gentlemen” ([A–>B] Life)
03. Hüsker Dü - “Charity, Chastity, Prudence, and Hope” (Warehouse: Songs and Stories)
04. Pixies - “Levitate Me” (Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim)
05. NoMeansNo - “One Fine Day” (Dance Of The Headless Bourgeoisie)
06. Black Sabbath - “After Forever” (Master Of Reality)
07. Arcade Fire - “Neon Bible” (Neon Bible)
08. Queensryche - “Heaven On Their Minds” (Take Cover)
09. The Vaselines - “Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam” (Dying For It)
10. Belle & Sebastian - “If You’re Feeling Sinister” (If You’re Feeling Sinister)

Stop Being a Gentlemen and Fuck Me.

I know exactly the situation. Fuck society for making sex way more complicated than it needs to be.

01. Garbage - “Sex is Not the Enemy” (Bleed Like Me)
02. Emilie Autumn - “Gentlemen Aren’t Nice” (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun/Bohemian Rhapsody Double Featured)
03. Curve - “Fait Accompli” (Doppelgänger)
04. Cherry Bikini - “Just Fuck Me” (Cherry Bikini)
05. Braniac - “Sexual Frustration” (Bonsai Superstar)
06. Phyllis Hyman - “We Should Be Lovers” (Goddess of Love)

Bonus: Seether - “FMLYHM (Fuck Me Like You Hate Me)” (Negative Spaces) - If he continues to play the “gentleman” thing and you are pissed off about it.

Songs to listen to when my paper is due in two hours.

In the terminal stages of paper writing, you need kinetic, stimulating tunes in a major key (to keep things optimistic) that aren’t attention-grabbing enough to distract you from the task at hand.

This is two hours of music that eases you into a working mindset before picking up intensity at the one-hour mark to drive you through those last few paragraphs.

01. Fridge - “Cut Up Piano and Xylophone” (Happiness)
02. Neu! – “isi” (Neu! ’75)
03. Sigur Rós - “Unitled [Track 3]” ( () )
04. Jim O’Rourke – “94 The Long Way” (Bad Timing)
05. Brian Eno – “The Big Ship” (Another Green World)
06. Citay – “Moonburn” (Little Kingdom)
07. Gastr Del Sol – “Bauchredner” (Camofleur)
08. Múm - “There Is A Number Of Small Things” (Yesterday Was Dramatic Today Is OK)
09. Braids – “Little Hand” (Native Speaker)
10. Ratatat – “Cherry” (Ratatat)
11. Aphex Twin – “Xtal” (Selected Ambient Works 85-92)
12. Mogwai - “2 Rights Make 1 Wrong” (Rock Action)
13. Dan Deacon - “Surprise Stefani” (Bromst)
14. John Zorn - “Rendering” (Filmworks XXI: Belle de Nature/The New Rijksmuseum)
15. Tortoise - “The Equator” (TNT)
16. Cave - “High, I Am” (Psychic Psummer)
17. Jaga Jazzist - “Day / Another Day” (The Stix)
18. Steve Reich - “Section V” (Music for 18 Musicians)
19. Squarepusher - “Beep Street” (Hard Normal Daddy)
20. Mark McGuire – “Brain Storm” [For Erin] (Living With Yourself)
21. Meat Puppets – “Magic Toy Missing” (Meat Puppets II)

Songs that will convince my friend to dump his girlfriend, because he just doesn’t get it.

01. Captain Beefheart - “Ella Guru” (Trout Mask Replica)
02. Type O Negative - “Unsuccessfully Coping With The Natural Beauty Of Infidelity”(Slow, Deep And Hard)
03. Frank Zappa - “Teenage Prostitute” (Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch)
04. Carcass - “Manifestation On Verrucose Urethra” (Reek Of Putrefaction)
05. Sonic Youth - “(She’s In A) Bad Mood” (Confusion Is Sex)

I just turned 20, but I feel 15 and want to waste these next few years skateboarding

01. Teenage Bottle Rocket - “Skate Or Die” (They Came From The Shadows)
02. The Holy Mess - “Easy On The Pepsi, Fuller” (Dismount)
03. The Fucking Cops - “Paycheck” (Demos)
04. The Swingin Utters - “Nowhere Fast” (Juvenile Product of the Working Class)
05. The Broadways - “15 Minutes” (Broken Van)
07. Dear Landlord - “High Fives” (Dream Homes)
08. The Copyrights - “Kids Of The BlackHole” (Make Sound)
09. Beastie Boys - “Root Down” (Ill Communication)


This particular mix-tape takes a brief look at the history of Dubstep: from the dark, sub-bass sounds of the early dubsteppers (Skream, DMZ, Kode 9, etc.) to the “filthy” tracks dominating the scene today. Also, two drumstep (Tracks 10 and 11) songs were thrown in for good measure. Hope you enjoy!

01. Skream - “Midnight Request Line” (Skream)
02. Digital Mystikz - “Haunted” (Haunted/Anti War Dub)
03. Kode9 & The Spaceape - “9 Samurai” (Memories of the Future)
04. Shackleton - “Naked” (Soundboy Punishments)
05. Appleblim & Peverlist - “Circling” (Soundboy’s Gravestone Gets Desecrated By Vandals, Vol. 1)
06. Major Lazer - “Hold the Line (Skream Remix)” (Blow Your Head: Diplo Presents Dubstep)
07. Propa Tingz - “Babylon’s Scared (16bit Remix)” (Babylon’s Scared)
08. Jakes - “Rock Tha Bells” (Rock Tha Bells/Warafce)
09. Excision & Downlink - “Heavy Artillery” (Heavy Artillery/Reploid)
10. Depone - “Dramazon” (The Arcane/Dramazon - Single)
11. Kanji Kinetic - “New Era” (New Era - EP)

I’m 24, cute, funny, smart, and lonely. What the heck?

01. Sunset Rundown - “Idiot Heart” (Dragonslayer)
02. The Smiths - “Accept Yourself” (Hatful of Hollow)
03. The Mice - “Rescue You Too” (For Almost Ever Scooter)
04. Straightjacket Fits - “Brittle” (No Alternative)
05. Now It’s Overhead - “Wonderful Scar” (Now It’s Overhead)
06. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - “Young Shields” (Etiquette)
07. Aimee Mann - “It’s Not Safe” (I’m With Stupid)
08. Helium - “I’ll Get You, I Mean It” (Pirate Prude)
09. The Smiths - “You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby” (Louder Than Bombs)

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