I love it when they shriek & howl

My favorite screamers.

01. The Stooges - “T.V. Eye” (Fun House)
02. Sex Pistols - “No Fun” (Kiss This)
03. Siouxsie and the Banshees - “Metal Postcard (Mittageisen)” (The Scream)
04. X-Ray Spex - “Oh Bondage Up Yours!” (Germfree Adolescents)
05. The Birthday Party - “Dead Joe” (Junkyard)
06. Pixies - “Tame” (Doolittle)
07. The Jesus Lizard - “Seasick” (Goat)
08. Bikini Kill - “New Radio” (The Singles)
09. Nirvana - “Milk It” (In Utero)
10. Babes In Toyland - “Handsome and Gretel” (Fontanelle)
11. Pavement - “Unfair” (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
12. Drive Like Jehu - “Here Come the Rome Plows” (Yank Crime)
13. Red Aunts - “Detroit Valentine” (#1 Chicken)
14. Sleater-Kinney - “Entertain” (The Woods)
15. Screaming Females - “It All Means Nothing” (Ugly)

Me & my friends are being messed around by an estate agent. He’s lied to us & now is refusing to give us the keys, despite us having signed the contract & paid. We either need an angry playlist or a playlist that reminds us that there is love in the world

I feel your pain! Just coming to the end of a year-long contract with the estate agents/landlord/house from hell. I offer you both a playlist for your anger management (Side A) and one for making you feel ok about people again (Side B).

Side A:
01. Bjork - “Pluto” (Homogenic)
02. Verdi - “Dies irae” (Messa da Requiem)
03. ESG - “Erase You” (ESG)
04. The Walkmen - “The Rat” (Bow + Arrows)
05. Sharon Van Etten - “Serpents” (Tramp)
06. Shellac - “Prayer To God” (1000 Hurts)
07. Rod Lee - “Dance My Pain Away” (…and all the pieces matter, Five Years of Music from The Wire)
08. Betty Hutton - “Old Man Mose” (Jealous)
09. Colin Stetson - “Judges” (New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges)
10. Joni Mitchell - “The Sire of Sorrow (Job’s Sad Song)” (Turbulent Indigo)

Side B:
01. Julianna Barwick - “Dancing With Friends” (Sanguine)
02. Opus III - “It’s A Fine Day” (Mind Fruit)
03. Maria Minerva - “I Don’t Wanna Be Discovered (Will Happiness Find Me?)” (Will Happiness Find Me?)
04. Bjork - “All is Full of Love” (Homogenic)
05. Eric Whitacre - “Lux Aurumque” (Light & Gold)
06. Rhosyn - “Glass” (Elbow Of Capture)
07. The Beach Boys - “Hang On To Your Ego” (Pet Sounds)
08. Michael Hurley - “Be Kind To Me” (Armchair Boogie)
09. Morcheeba - “Fear and Love” (Big Calm)
10. Super Best Friends Club - “Yes You Are” (Super Best Friends Club)

Got a new job as a tour guide driving an electric golf cart in Atlanta, Ga

01. Real Estate - “Kinder Blumen” (Days)
02. Grass Giraffes - “Back Stories” (Transportation EP)
03. Mac DeMarco - “Freaking out the Neighborhood” (2)
04. Rogue Wave - “Everyday” (Buddy Holly Cover)
05. Camera Obscura - “Let’s Get Out of This Country” (Let’s Get Out of This Country)
06. Rubblebucket - “Come Out of A Lady” (Omega La La)
07. Matthew Dear - “Deserter” (Asa Breed)
08. Rooney - “Sleep Song” (The Chumscrubber Original Soundtrack)
09. Animal Collective - “Banshee Beat” (Feels)
10. Fever Ray - “When I Grow Up” (Fever Ray)
11. Grizzly Bear -“Deep Sea Diver” (Horn of Plenty)
12. Yo La Tengo - “Blue Line Swinger” (Electr-o-Pura)
13. Parquets Courts - “Stoned and Starving” (Light Up Gold)
14. LCD Soundsystem - “Losing My Edge” (LCD Soundsystem)

I’m over you, now get over me ‘cause I don’t care anymore.

I tried to pack in as much resignation and exasperation as possible, just for you. (◡‿◡✿)

01. Grizzly Bear - “Knife” (Yellow House)
02. of Montreal - “My Darling I’ve Forgotten” (The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy)
03. The Morning Benders - “Cold War” (Big Echo)
04. San Cisco - “Awkward” (Awkward EP)
05. Ben Folds - “You Don’t Know me (ft. Regina Spektor)” (Way to Normal)
06. Townes Van Zandt - “Nothin” (Sunshine Boy)
07. Norah Jones - “Happy Pills” (Little Broken Hearts)
08. The Shins - “A Call to Apathy” (Chutes Too Narrow)
09. Discovery - “It’s Not My Fault (It’s My Fault)” (LP)

Driving in the middle of nowhere. It’s 3AM, and it seems like the sun will never come out again.

01. Armand Hammer - “Black Ark” (Race Music)
02. Dälek - “Forever Close My Eyes” (From Filthy Tongues Of Gods And Griots)
03. Godflesh - “Avalanche Mastersong” (Godflesh Ep)
04. Death Grips - “Lost Boys” (The Money Store)
05. Pye Corner Audio - “Black Mist” (The Outer Church Va)
06. Black Thread - “Blossom Cascade”
07. Ninos Du Brasil - “Novos Mistèrios” (Idem)
08. Charly García - “Despertar De Mambo” (Pubis Angelical)
09. Invisible - “Los Libros De La Buena Memoria” (El Jardín De Los Presentes)
10. Pescado Rabioso - “Cementerio Club” (Artaud)
11. Johnny Cash - “Dark As A Dungeon” (Unearthed)
12. Penguin Cafe Orchestra - “The Sound Of Someone You Love Who’s Going Away And It Doesn’t Matter” (Music From The Penguin Cafe)
13. John Coltrane & Duke Ellington - “In A Sentimental Mood” (John Coltrane & Duke Ellington)
14. Novos Baianos - “Acabou Chorare” (Acabou Chorare)
15. M O O N - “Crystals” (Hotline Miami Ost)
16. Grimes - “Go”

I fall in love too easily, I fall in love too fast

As a stranger, no one knows your situation like you. There is something to be said for holding onto your life cards. Life and Love are gambles. It’s all about holding out until it feels right. If it’s going to happen, it will. Most of the best relationships in my life happened when I wasn’t even looking. Guard your heart and know when to walk away. That’s why I chose “The Gambler” as the last song. It’s absolutely perfect.

01. Indigo Girls - “Closer to Fine” (Indigo Girls)
02. ALL - “She’s My Ex” (Allroys Revenge)
03. Ween - “Tried and True” (Quebec)
04. Whitney Houston - “How Will I Know” - (Greatest Hits)
05. Pixies - “Gouge Away” - (The best of the Pixies)
06. Phil Collins - “Easy Lover” (The Very Best Of)
07. Jenny Owen Youngs - “Here is A Heart” - (Transmitter Failure)
08. Fruit Bats - “When You Love Somebody” (Mouthfuls)
09. The Format - “Snails” (Dog Problems)
10. Blitzen Trapper - “Love the Way You Walk Away” - (American Goldwing)
11. Cat Power - “Metal Heart” - (Jukebox)
12. Natalie Merchant - “Carnival” (Tigerlily)
13. The Rolling Stones - “Shattered” (Some Girls)
14. Tegan and Sara - “I Was A Fool” (Heartthrob)
15. Tom Petty - “Listen to her Heart” (Greatest Hits)
16. Whitley - “More than Life” (The submarine)
17. Kings of Leon - “Head To Toe” (four Kicks 7”)
18. The Raconteurs - “Together” (Broken Boy Soldiers)
19. Kenny Rogers - “The Gambler” (21 Number One’s)

You’ve just been handed a turnip carved into the shape of a hippo and a map to a hidden suitcase filled with $10 million by a stout albino Aboriginal man. He reads his instructions in Swedish and mimes that he is swimming. Glory is within reach.

01. Arthur Verocai - “No Boca Do Sol” (Arthur Verocai)
02. Jay-Z - “Feelin’ It” (Reasonable Doubt)
03. Dâm-Funk - “LAtrifying” (Toeachizown)
04. Minus The Bear - “My Time” (Omni)
05. The Other People Place - “Let Me Be Me” (Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe)
06. Tortoise - “Eden 2” (Standards)
07. Freddie Gibbs - “Heaven Can Wait” - (Cold Day In Hell)
08. Boris - “My Neighbor Satan” (Smile)
09. µ-Ziq - “Mountain Island Boner” (Chewed Corners)
10. Quasimoto - “The Front” (Yessir Whatever)
11. Miles Davis - “On The Corner(Take 4)” (The Complete On The Corner Sessions - Disc 1)


I like the idea of coming to a mix from a single word. What other kinds of things can we do with that format?

01. Slowdive - “Good Day Sunshine” (Souvlaki”
02. Teebs - “You’ve Changed” (Ardour)
03. Laraaji - “The Dance #2” (Ambient 3: Day of Radiance)
04. Blue States - “Arion” (Nothing Changes Under The Sun)
05. Boards of Canada - “Amo Bishop Roden” (In A Beautiful Place Out in the Country)
06. Fennesz - “Badminton Girl” (Endless Summer)
07. Nujabes - “Luv [Sic] Pt. 2 (Instrumental)” (Luv [Sic] Session)
08. Susumu Yokota - “Blue Sky and Yellow Sunflower (Symbol)
09. Gas - “Pop 4” (Pop)
10. Hailu Mergia - “Shilela” (Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shenmonmuanaye)
11. Segue - “Westcoast Trail” (Pacifica)

Sweet Alternative Rock

Never judge a book by its dust jacket. On the surface, “Sweet Alternative Rock” would appear to be an odd choice for me, considering I am a rap musician by trade, but I was fortunate enough to have a killer collage radio station to listen to in high school, back when collage radio was “a thing.” Ah, the sickly sweet aroma of nostalgia…

Side A:
01. Material Issue - “Valarie Loves Me”
02. The Pixies - “Caribou”
03. Cocteau Twins - “Blue Bell Knoll”
04. Mercury Rev - “Continuous Trucks and Thunder Under a Mother’s Smile”
05. They Might Be Giants - “Anna Ng”
06. The Soft Boys - “I wanna Destroy You”
07. Dinosaur Jr - “Sideways”
08. Frank Black - “Los Angeles”
09. Guided By Voices - “Hot Freaks”
10. The Breeders - “Happiness Is A Warm Gun”

Side B:
01. My Bloody Valentine - “Only Shallow”
02. The Jesus And Mary Chain - “Reverence”
03. The Glove - “Mouth To Mouth”
04. Joy Division - “Transmission”
05. The Stone Roses - “I Wanna Be Adored”
06. Sonic Youth - “Tunic (Song For Karen)”
07. Folk Implosion - “Jenny’s Theme”
08. Slint - “Good Morning Captain”
09. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Oh Comely”
10. Nirvana - “Endless Nameless”

Ethereal, cloud gazing, rhythmic pulses, not dreary

01. Oneohtrix Point Never - “Actual Air”
02. Lotus Plaza - “Black Buzz”
03. Slowdive - “Crazy For You”
04. Koreless - “4d”
05. Jon Hopkins - “Form By Firelight”
06. Darkside - “Golden Arrow”
07. Actress - “Jardin”
08. Atlas Sound - “Parallax”

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