I want my roommate to be afraid of how indie I am.

Blast this to get back at the people who won't stop playing Fall Out Boy and Taylor Swift. Your roommate will definitely have a newfound respect (or fear) for (of) you.

01. Crystal Castles - "Air War" (Crystal Castles)

02. The Moldy Peaches - "Lucky Number Nine" (The Moldy Peaches)

03. Hercules And Love Affair - "Time Will" (Hercules And Love Affair)

04. Tullycraft - "Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend Is Too Stupid To Know About" (The Singles)

05. Why? - "Yo Yo Bye Bye" (Elephant Eyelash)

06. Belle & Sebastian - "We Rule the School" (Tigermilk)

07. Architecture in Helsinki - "Hold Music" (Places Like This)

08. Devendra Banhart - "Poughkeepsie" (Rejoicing in the Hands)

09. Los Campesinos! - "Knee Deep at ATP" (Hold On Now, Youngster...)

10. The Mountain Goats - "Alpha Incipiens" (Zopilote Machine)

11. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Pree Sisters Swallowing A Donkey's Eye" (On Avery Island)

12. Of Montreal - "Faberge Falls For Shuggie" (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?)

13. Okkervil River - "For Real" (Black Sheep Boy)

14. Sunset Rubdown - "Snake's Got A Leg III" (Shut Up I'm Dreaming)

15. The Unicorns - "Jellybones" (Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?)

16. Jeffrey Lewis - "Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror" (City & Eastern Songs)

Songs for chicks high off redline doing the electric slide on the sidewalk in front of some bitch’s

I made sure to do a mini-electric slide to each song. It works, even if it's terrifying.

01. Of Montreal - "Gronlandic Edit" (Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?)

02. Chromeo - "Rage" (She's In Control)

03. Calvin Harris - "Acceptable In The 80s" (I Created Disco)

04. The Rapture - "Whoo! Alright-Yeah...Uh Huh" (Pieces Of The People We Love)

05. MGMT - "Electric Feel" (Oracular Spectacular)

06. Natalie Portman's Shaved Head - "Iceage Babeland" (Glistening Pleasure)

07. LCD Soundsystem - "Disco Infiltrator" (LCD Soundsystem)

08. Cut Copy - "Eternity One Night Only" (In Ghost Colours)

09. Le Tigre - "Deceptacon" (Le Tigre)

10. Cansei de Ser Sexy - "Superafim" (Cansei de Ser Sexy)

11. Adam Tensta - "My Cool" (It's A Tensta Thing)

Soundtrack to my British invasion.

Side A:

01. The Who - "The Kids Are Alright" (The Who Sings My Generation)

02. The Small Faces - "Lazy Sunday" (Odgens' Nut Gone Flake)

03. The Animals - "Memphis Tennessee" (The Animals)

04. The Kinks - "Something Better Beginning" (Kinds Kinks)

05. The Rolling Stones - "Under My Thumb" (Aftermath)

Side B:

06. Elvis Costello - "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea" (This Year's Model)

07. The Jam - "In the City" (In the City)

08. The Smiths - "London" (Louder than Bombs)

09. Blur - "Magic America" (Parklife)

Everyone, Just… Pretend to be Normal.

In my mind, the mix follows this path: love and good intentions, debauchery, subtle and then violent robot takeover, humanist revolution, and finally learning how to be at peace with the world and yourself.
01. Yo La Tengo - "Sugarcube" (I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One)
02. Beck - "Mixed Bizness" (Midnite Vultures)
03. Battles - "Atlas" (Mirrored)
04. Flight of the Conchords - "Robots" (FotC)
05. DeVotchKa - "How It Ends" (How It Ends)
06. The Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 1" (YBtPR)
07. Sigur Ros - "Gobbledigook" (Med Sum I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust)
08. Sufjan Stevens - "All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace!" (Greetings From Michigan The Great Lakes State)
09. Lykke Li - "Dance, Dance, Dance" (Youth Novels)
10. TV on the Radio - "Golden Age" (Dear Science,)
11. Panda Bear - "Comfy In Nautica" (Person Pitch)
12. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Holland, 1945" (In The Aeroplane Over the Sea)
13. The Flaming Lips - "She Don't Use Jelly" (Transmissions From the Satellite Heart)
14. Smog - "Held" (Knock Knock)
15. Nick Drake - "Road" (Pink Moon)
16. Rick James - "Super Freak" (Street Songs & Throwin' Down)

I need to stop listening to Merriweather Post Pavilion before I get Animal Collective fatigue

After I exhausted Merriweather Post Pavillion, I went on a huge Animal Collective kick, listening to all their full-lengths in order. It was awesome, and I recommend it. But if you want to avoid Animal Collective fatigue, these songs'll hopefully purify you. They're designed to cleanse your sonic palette, so they're not very in-your-face. If you want something in your face, watch a Jack Black movie

01. Thanksgiving - "Welcome" (Welcome Nowhere)
02. Castanets - "I'll Fly Away" (City of Refuge)
03. Can - "Vitamin C" (Ege Bamyasi)
04. John Fahey - "In A Persian Market" (Old Fashioned Love)
05. Sam Cooke - "Mean Old World" (Night Beat)
06. Evangelista - "The Blue Room" (Hello Voyager)
07. Daniel Johnston - "Held the Hand" (1990)
08. Milton Nascimento - "Dos Cruces" (Clube da Esquina)
09. Gastr Del Sol - "Rebecca Sylvester" (Upgrade & Afterlife)
10. Akron/Family - "Shoes" (Akron/Family)

I don’t know where I’m going, I just know I need to go.

I know exactly what you mean. Whatever you're running from, Godspeed.

01. Sibylle Baier - "Tonight" (Colour Green)

02. Elliott Smith - "Angeles" (Either/Or)

03. Sonic Youth - "Shadow Of A Doubt" (EVOL)

04. Cat Stevens - "Trouble" (Mona Bone Jakon)

05. Daniel Johnston - "I Had Lost My Mind" (Don't Be Scared)

06. Feist - "I Feel It All" (The Reminder)

07. Joy Division - "Disorder" (Unknown Pleasures)

08. Modest Mouse - "Make Everyone Happy-Mechanical" (This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About)

09. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Two-Headed Boy, Part Two" (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)

10. Leonard Cohen - "Suzanne" (Songs Of Leonard Cohen)

11. Bob Dylan - "Girl From The North Country" (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan)

12. Joan Baez - "Silver Dagger" (Joan Baez)

Compiled by: Andrew

For all the times when keeping still seems like the worst thing to do.

01. The Snake The Cross The Crown - "Gypsy Melodies" (Cotton Teeth)
02. Alkaline Trio - "My Standard Break From Life" (Remains)
03. Atom and His Package -"I Am Downright Amazed at What I Can Destroy With Just a Hammer". (Attention! Blah Blah Blah)
04. Bob Dylan - "Like a Rolling Stone" (Highway 61 Revisited)
05. Say Hi To Your Mom - "Blah Blah Blah" (Impeccable Blahs)
06. Bright Eyes - "If the Brakeman Turns My Way" (Cassadaga)
07. The Good Life - "You Don't Feel Like Home To Me" (Help Wanted Nights)
08. Rogue Wave - "California" (Descended From Vultures)
09. Nightmare of You - "The Days Go By Oh So Slow" (Nightmare of You)
10. Thrice - "Moving Mountains" (The Alchemy Index-Earth)
11. Neutral Milk Hotel - "The King of Carrot Flowers (Parts 1+2)" (In An Aeroplane Over the Sea)
12. M. Ward - "Chinese Translation" (Post-War)
13. The Snake The Cross The Crown - "Maps" (Cotton Teeth)

Compiled by: dirtgardener

Maybe, possibly, a little bit country at times. Sorry.

01. Rosa - "Wiskey" (I Mississippi You)

02. Belle & Sebastian - "Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying" (If You're Feeling Sinister)

03. Nana Grizol - "Many Places to Call Home" (Nana Grizol)

04.The John Butler Trio - "Bound to Ramble" (Sunrise Over Sea)

05. Steel Train - "Road Song" (Twilight Tales from the Prairies of the Sun)

06. The Arcade Fire - "Born on a Train" (Accidents, the B-Sides Compilation)

07. Ryan Adams - "Dear Chicago" (Demolition)

08. The Decemberists - "The Engine Driver" (Picaresque)

09. Chad VanGaalen - "Somewhere I Know There Is Nothing" (Infiniheart)

10. Wreckless Eric - "Whole Wide World" (Whole Wide World)

11. Paul Baribeau - "Thunder Road" (25)

I’m using this to tell you that I love you because I’m 15 and too immature to just say it.

I'm also 15, and I know how hard it can be to tell someone how much they mean to you. Hopefully, these songs will convey the message perfectly

01. Said the Whale - "The Light Is You" (Howe Sounds/Talking Abalonia)
02. Regina Spektor - "Samson" (Begin to Hope)
03. The Get Up Kids - "I'll Catch You" (Something to Write Home About)
04. Iron & Wine - "Such Great Heights" (Such Great Heights - EP)
05. Damien Rice - "Delicate" (O)
06. Ben Folds - "The Luckiest" (Rockin' the Suburbs)
07. Coheed & Cambria - "Wake Up" (Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV Vol. 1 - From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness)
08. Death Cab for Cutie - "Passenger Seat" (Transatlanticism)
09. Blue October - "18th Floor Balcony" (Foiled)
10. The Postal Service - "Grow Old With Me" (Instant Karma: the Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur)

Songs that feel like theme music while walking down the street

When I walk around, I like to feel like I'm in a bubble filled with perfect theme beats. I hope this does it for you.

01. Rock Kills Kid - "I Turn My Camera On" (The O.C. Mix 6 - Covering
Our Tracks) [Please don't throw this one out for being on the OC. Great
02. Eels - "Love of the Loveless" (Shootenanny!)
03. Vampire Weekend - "Oxford Comma" (Vampire Weekend)
04. Death Cab For Cutie - "Title and Registration"
05. The Southland - "Miles" (Influence of Geography)
06. Stars - "Heart" (Heart)
07. Royksopp - "Remind Me" (Melody A.M.)
08. Eels - "Fresh Feeling" (Souljacker)
09. Cafe Del Mar - "Time is the Enemy" (The Best 2002 CD 1)
10. Handsome Boy Modeling School & Jack Johnson - "Breakdown" (White
11. Her Space Holiday - "Tech Romance" (The Young Machines)
12. Black Kids - "I Wanna Be Your Limousine" (Partie Trauatic)
13. Lupe Fiasco - "Daydreamin" (Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor)
14. Phantom Planet - "Do the Panic" (Raise the Dead)
15. Telepopmusik - "Breathe" (Genetic World)
16. Under the Influence of Giants - "Meaningless Love" (Under the
Influence of Giants)
17. Band of Horses - "The Funeral" (Everything All The Time)

I can’t wait to be single again and meet someone with more money than you.

01. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- "Sealings" (Spider Man Three Soundtrack)
02. This Town Needs Guns- "Lemur" (Animals)
03. Incubus- "Nice to Know You" (Morning View)
04. The Who- "Man With the Money" (A Quick One)
05. Kyle Williams- "My Bidness" (?)
06. Circa Survive- "Act Appalled" (Juturna)
07. Gwen Stefani- "Rich Girl" (Love Angel Music Baby)
08. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- "Y Control" (Fever to Tell)
09. The Strokes- "Vision of Division" (First Impressions of Earth)
10. Circa Survive- "We're All Thieves" (Juturna)
11. The Rolling Stones- "Satisfaction" (Out of Our Heads)

College no longer feels like summer camp.

01. Yo La Tengo- "The Summer" (Fakebook)
02. The Strokes- "Is This It?" (Is This It?)
03. The Replacements- "Fuck School" (Stink EP)
04. Yeasayer- "Wait For the Summer" (All Hour Symbols)
05. The Wrens- "This Is Not What You Had Planned" (Meadowlands)
06. Ornette Coleman- "Focus On Sanity" (The shape Of Jazz To Come)
07. Songs:Ohia- "Just Be Simple" (Magnolia Electric Co.)
08. Postal Service- "This Place Is A Prison" (Give Up)
09. Lovage- "Everyone Has A Summer" (Lovage: Music To Make Love To
Your Old Lady By)
10. Brian Eno- "On Some Faraway Beach" (Here Come The Warm Jets)
11. Neko Case- "Hold On Hold On" (The Fox Confessor Brings The Flood)
12. Aberfeldy- "Summer's Gone" (Young Forever)
13. Weezer- "Holiday" (Weezer)

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