I realized too late that you are worthwhile, now you can’t really see me.

01. Okay - “Only” (Huggable Dust)
02. Bob Dylan - “All I Really Want To Do” (Another Side of Bob Dylan)
03. Rilo Kiley - “Sword” (The Initial Friend E.P.)
04. Madeline - “To Hell and Back” (The Slow Bang)
05. Yo La Tengo - “The Whole of the Law” (Painful)
06. Sparklehorse - “Sick of Goodbyes” (Good Morning Spider)
07. St. Vincent - “All My Stars Are Aligned” (Marry Me)
08. Sharon Van Etten - “I Wish I Knew” (Because I Was In Love)
09. Peter and the Wolf - “Scarlett and Grey” (The Ivori Palms)
10. Otis Redding - “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)” (Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul)

Why aren’t we dating…?

I ask myself the same question, and when in doubt occasionally these songs cheer me up or sober me up. I hope this mix makes you realize that if you want something you have to go get it!

01. The Blow - “How Naked Are We Gonna Get” (The Concussive Caress)
02. She & Him - “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?” (Volume 1)
03. Imogen Heap - ” Goodnight and Go” (Speak For Yourself)
04. Ingrid Michaelson - “Can’t Help Falling In Love” (Be Ok)
05. Augustana - “Fire” (Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt)
06. The Shangri-La’s - “Right Now And Not Later” (Shangri-Las 65!)
07. Sufjan Stevens - “To Be Alone With You” (Seven Swans)
08. Iron & Wine - “Each Coming Night” (Our Endless Numbered Days)
09. The Morning Benders - “Excuses” (Big Echo)
10. Noah And The Whale - “5 Years Time” (Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down)
11. Sleigh Bells - “Rill Rill” (Treats)
12. Teen Daze - “Let’s Fall Asleep Together” (Beach Dreams)
13. Sean Nicholas Savage - “Can’t Get My Mind Off You” (Trippple Midnight Karma)
14. Ben Lee - “Catch My Disease” (Awake Is The New Sleep)
15. Kids of 88 - “Everybody Knows” (Sugar Pills)

I didn’t want to be a criminal… I wanted to be a pirate!

01. ZOX - “Ode to the Mountain Pirates”
02. Modest Mouse - “What People are Made of”
03. Animal Collective - “The Purple Bottle”
04. Arctic Monkeys - “Fluorescent Adolescent”
05. Beastie Boys - “Brass Monkey”
06. Beck - “Que Onda Guero”
07. Blink-182 - “Shut Up”
08. David Bowie - “I’m Afraid of Americans”
09. David Bowie - “Rebel Rebel”
10. Eminem - “Criminal”
11. Gorillaz - “Pirate Jet”
12. Led Zeppelin - “The Ocean”

songs for a boi who writes all his mails in a piss-off antedeluvian LOTR lover fashion.

01. Jason Webley - “There’s Not a Step We Can Take that Does Not Bring Us Closer” (The Cost of Living)
02. Helen Hobson - “The Day I Stop Loving You” (Hobson’s Choice)
03. Gogol Bordello - “Supertheory of Supereverything” (Super Taranta!)
04. Mythica - “Tolkien’s Fever” (Vicarious)
05. Dwarves - “Throw that World Again” (The Dwarves Are Young and Good Looking)

A Math Rock Playlist

I decided on 12 tracks because it’s one bar of 7/8 and a bar of 5/8. 12 is also divisible by 3,4,6, and 2.

01. Slint - “Breadcrumb Trail” (Spiderland)
02. Don Caballero - “For Respect” (For Respect)
03. Rumah Sakit - “Be Careful with That Fax Machine” (s/t)
04. June of 44 - “Sharks and Sailors” (Sharks and Sailors)
05. Chavez - “Pentagram Ring’ (Gone Glimmering)
06. Roday - “Jungle Jim” (Rusty)
07. Sleeping People - “Johnny Depp” (s/t)
08. Storm and Stress - “We Write Threnodies. We Write With Explosions” (s/t)
09. Shipping News - “Books on Trains” (Save Everything)
10. Creta Bourzia - “Pittsburgh Platter” (1002)
11. Don Caballero - “Stupid Puma” (2)
12. Slint -“Good Morning Captain” (Spiderland)

Music I can break a wall with

01. Shai Hulud - “Misanthropy Pure” (Misanthropy Pure)
02. Walls Of Jericho - “There’s No I In Fuck You” (The Bound Feed The Gagged )
03. In Flames - “Take This Life” (Come Clarity)
04. Children Of Bodom - “In Your Face” (Are You Dead Yet?)
05. Misery Signals - “The Failsafe” (Mirrors)
06. Scarlet - “The Separation Of” (This Was Always Meant To Fall Apart)
07. Threat Signal - “Through My Eyes” (Vigilance)
08. Misery Index - “Traitors” (Traitors)
09. Misery Index - “The Great Depression” (Means Dead)
10. Dying Fetus - “We Are Your Enemy” (Killing On Adrenaline)
11. Baphomet - “Streaks Of Blood” (The Dead Shall Inherit)
12. Bestial Mockery - “Tyrant Of Hells Land” (Gospel Of The Insane)

I like porn, but I hate that bow-chika-wahh-wahh music. Let’s put that fucker on mute and play some real sex music.

01. Björk - “Charlene” (Isobel - Single)
02. Handsome Boy Modeling School & Cat Power - “I’ve Been Thinking” (White People)
03. Jem - “Come On Closer” (Finally Woken)
04. Lovage - “Strangers On A Train” (Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By)
05. The Glitch Mob - “Between Two Points (feat. Swan)” - (Drink The Sea)
06. Hindi Zahra - “Kiss And Thrills” (Handmade)
07. Adanowsky - “You Are The One (feat. Devendra Banhart)” (Amador)
08. Air - “Playground Love (With Gordon Tracks)” (The Virgin Suicides)
09. Bonobo - “The Keeper (feat. Andreya Triana)” (Black Sands)
10. Elysian Fields - “Shooting Stars” (Dreams That Breathe Your Name)
11. Gonjasufi - “Duet” (A Sufi And A Killer)
12. Portishead - “Numb” (Dummy)

An eight-hour road trip with my dad who likes country when I like classic rock

This’ll get you started:

01. Drive-By Truckers - “Rebels” (The Fine Print)
02. Levon Helm- “Dance Me Down Easy” (American Son)
03. Lynyrd Skynyrd - “T is for Texas” (One More From the Road)
04. Marty Robbins - “Devil Woman” (Devil Woman)
05. Dwight Yoakam - “Guitars, Cadillacs” (Just Lookin’ For a Hit)
06. Murder By Death - “Spring Break 1899” (Red of Tooth and Claw)
07. Neil Young - “From Hank to Hendrix (unplugged)” (Unplugged)
08. Old 97’s - “Mama Tried” (Hitchhike to Rhome)
09. Keb Mo - “Folsom Prison Blues” (Kindrid Spirits: A Tribute to Johnny Cash)
10. Steve Earle - “Hardin Wouldn’t Run” (Kindrid Spirits)
11. Jason Isbell - “Shotgun Wedding” (Sirens of the Ditch)
12. Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson - “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” (VH1 Storytellers)
13. Dierks Bentley - “Somewhere in Mississippi” (Somewhere in Mississippi)
14. The Rolling Stones - “Dear Doctor/Factory Girl” (Beggar’s Banquet)
15. The Band - “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (live)” (The Last Waltz)
16. Molly Hatchet - “Sweet Dixie” (No Guts… No Glory)
17. Elton John - “Country Comfort” (Tumbleweed Connection)
18. Ween - “You Were the Fool” (12 Golden Country Hits)
19. Kris Kristofferson - “Me and Bobby McGee” (Kristofferson)
20. Jerry Jeff Walker - “I Spent All My Money Lovin’ You” (Contrary to Ordinary)
21. Delbert McClinton - “Mama’s Little Baby” (Acquired Taste)

SCIENCE…? SCIENCE FICTION!

I interpreted this as you wanting some science-fiction-y songs. These will not disappoint.

01. Me First & The Gimmie Gimmies - “Science Fiction Double Feature” (Rocky Horror Punk Rock Show)
02. Jonathan Coulton - “Chiron Beta Prime” (Thing a Week Two)
03. Styx - “Mr. Roboto” (Kilroy Was Here)
04. Thomas Dolby - “She Blinded Me with Science” (The Golden Age of Wireless)
05. Oingo Boingo - “Weird Science” (Dead Man’s Party)
06. David Bowie - “Space Oddity” (Space Oddity)
07. Blue Öyster Cult - “Take Me Away” (The Revölution by Night)
08. Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives - “Tatooine” (Second & Eighteen)
09. Zlad - “Electronik Supersonik” (N/A)

I want some dubstep that will destroy my sound system

01. Bratkilla - “The Way is Shut”
02. NiT GrIt - “The Awakening”
03. Tomba - “Choke on Coke”
04. DZ - “Down”
05. Ellie Goulding - “Lights (Eyes Remix)”
06. Datsik - “Gizmo”
07. Downlink - “Ignition”
08. Doctor P - “Big Boss” (CoryD Mix)
09. Skrillex - “Slats Slats Slats”
10. Bar 9 - “Piano Tune”
11. Morgan Page - “Longest Road” (Evidence N Rekka Remix)

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