I want songs that make it seem like Jeff Mangum is sad that I lost a girl

01. Jeff Mangum - “Engine” (Live at Jittery Joe’s)
02. Neutral Milk Hotel - “A Baby For Pree” (On Avery Island)
03. Neutral Milk Hotel - “King of Carrot Flowers pt 1” (In The Aeroplane Over the Sea)
04. Olivia Tremor Control - “I Have Been Floated” (Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. 1)
05. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Holland, 1945” (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)
06. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Naomi” (On Avery Island)
07. Major Organ and The Adding Machine - “Madam Truffle” (Major Organ and the Adding Machine)
08. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Ghost” (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)
09. Jeff Mangum - “I Love How You Love Me” (Live at Jittery Joe’s)
10. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone” (On Avery Island)
11. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Oh Comely” (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)
12. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Two Headed Boy Pt. 2” (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)

Songs that go na na na

With one exception for fabulous “la la la” Icelandic goodness.

01. Wilson Pickett - “Land of 1000 Dances” (The Exciting Wilson Pickett)
02. Steam - “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” (Steam)
03. Regina Spektor - “Your Honor” (Soviet Kitsch)
04. Blink-182 - “All the Small Things” (Enema of the State)
05. Kaiser Chiefs - “Na Na Na Na Naa” (Yours Truly, Angry Mob)
06. The Beatles - “Hey Jude” (Hey Jude)
07. Sigur Rós - “Gobbledigook” (Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust)
08. Journey - “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’” (Evolution)

Mixtape for the indie dyke in love

01. Patti Smith - “Gloria” (Horses)
02. Bikini Kill - “Rebel Girl” (The CD Version Of The First Two Records)
03. The Butchies - “Send Me You” (Make Yr Life)
03. Sleater-Kinney - “Buy Her Candy” (Dig Me Out)
04. Team Dresch - “She’s Amazing” (Personal Best)
05. Jill Sobule - “I Kissed A Girl” (Jill Sobule)
06. Tender Forever - “Make Out” (The Soft And The Hardcore)
07. SoKo - “Take My Heart” (Not Sokute)
08. Le Tigre - “Eau D’Bedroom Dancing” (Le Tigre)
09. The Blow - “Come On Petunia” (Poor Aim: Love Songs)
10. Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - “Crimson and Clover” (I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll)

I’m suburban white and upper-middle class… fuck this

01. Marvina Reynolds - “Little Boxes” (Ear To The Ground)
02. The Descendents - “Suburban Home” (Milo Goes To College”
03. Crass - “Systematic Death” (Penis Envy)
04. The Max Levine Ensemble - “Time Magazine” (Chach, Cops, and Donuts)
05. Bikini Kill - “White Boy” (The CD Version Of The First Two Records)
06. Mischief Brew - “Children Play With Matches” (Songs From Under The Sink)
07. Dead Kennedys - “Stealing People’s Mail” (Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables)
08. The Cramps - “People Ain’t No Good” (A Date With Elvis)
09. Black Flag - “American Waste” (The First Four Years)
10. Pulp - “Common People” (Different Class)

The Sexiest Music of 2000-2010

This might be more love-sick stuff, so I’m not sure what that says about me, but these songs sure made me want to do it.

01. The xx - “VCR” (The xx)
02. Beach House - “Holy Dances” (Devotion)
03. Animal Collective - “Bluish” (Merriweather Post Pavillion)
04. Calla - “Don’t Hold Your Breath” (Televise)
05. Air - “Universal Traveler” (Talkie Walkie)
06. Feist - “I Feel It All” (The Reminder)
07. Grizzly Bear - “Cheerleader” (Veckatimest)
08. Home Video - “Gas Tank” (No Certain Night or Morning)
09. The Bird and the Bee - “Again & Again” (The Bird and the Bee)
10. Memory Tapes “Swimming Field” (Seek Magic)
11. Neko Case - “Tightly” (Blacklisted)
12. Nourallah Brothers - “I’ll Be Around” (Self-Titled)
13. The Ravonettes - “Aly Walk With Me” (Lust Lust Lust)
14. Sun Kil Moon - “Carry Me Ohio” (Ghosts of the Great Highway)

Songs To Accompany Winter Walks

Meandering walks to nowhere, that is.

01. The xx - “Intro” (XX)
02. Sigur Rós - “Untitled 4” (())
03. iTAL tEK - “Restless Tundra (feat. Anneka)” (Midnight Colour)
04. Four Tet - “Circling” (There is Love in You)
05. How to Dress Well - “Ready for the World” (Love Remains)
06. Mount Kimbie - “Ruby” (Crooks and Lovers)
07. Ladytron - “Beauty*2” (Witching Hour)
08. The Knife - “Marble House” (Silent Shout)
09. Broken Social Scene - “Far Out” (Lo-Fi for the Dividing Nights)

Kyootest Indie Songs Having To Do With Love

01. Devendra Banhart - “Lover” (Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon)
02. The Gerbils - “Sunshine Soul” (Are You Sleepy)
03. Dressy Bessy - “If You Should Try To Kiss Her” (Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons)
04. The Essex Green - “Julia” (The Long Goodbye)
05. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci - “Patio Song” (Barafundle)
06. Pavement - “I Love Perth” (Pacific Trim EP)
07. The Apples in Stereo - “She’s Just Like Me/Taking Time” (Fun Trick Noisemaker)
08. of Montreal - “A Dreamy Day of Daydreaming of You” (Coquelicot Asleep In The Poppies)
09. Eels - “In My Dreams” (Hombre Lobo)
10. Wilco - “I’m Always in Love” (Summerteeth)
11. Beulah - “If We Can Land A Man On The Moon, Surely I Can Win Your Heart” (When Your Heartstrings Break)

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Okay, we’re over. Can we still have sex, though?

01. Dom - “Living in America” (Sun Bronzed Greek Gods)
02. Beck - “Elevator Music” (The Information)
03. Eagles of Death Metal - “Keep Your Head Up” (Death By Sexy)
04. Can - “Halleluhwah” (Tago Mago)
05. Deerhoof - “Believe E.S.P.” (Friend Opportunity)
06. Radiohead - “Nude” (In Rainbows)
07. Placebo - “Post Blue” (Meds)
08. Frightened Rabbit - “The Twist” (Midnight Organ Fight)
09. Girls - “Substance” (Broken Dreams Club)
10. Best Coast - “When I’m With You” (Crazy for You)

I just agreed to drive home for Christmas with my roommate who I hate. I can’t stand her after 5 minutes; let’s see what happens after 13 hours.

01. Fuck Buttons - “Oylmpians”
02. Philip Glass - “Opening”
03. Broken Social Scene - “Pacific Theme”
04. The Avalanches - “Frontier Psychiatrist”
05. The Arcade Fire - “(Antichrist Television Blues)”
06. Panda Bear - “Good Girl / Carrots”
07. Animal Collective - “Banshee Beat”
08. The Microphones - “Where Lies My Tarp?”
09. Modest Mouse - “Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset”
10. Wolf Parade - “I’ll Believe in Anything”
11. David Bowie - “Oh! You Pretty Thing”

Songs for someone who keeps hearing about Chillwave but hasn’t actually heard anything beyond Panda Bear or Ariel Pink

By all means obvious, but this should get you started. The problem with chillwave is that it’s an ill-defined term that’s been thrown around a lot over the last few years. Party on.

01. Small Black - “Bad Lover” (Small Black EP)
02. Ducktails - “Mirror Image” (Mirror Image)
03. Washed Out - “New Theory” (Life Of Leisure)
04. Neon Indian - “Should Have Taken Acid With You” (Psychic Chasms)
05. Blackbird Blackbird - “Hawaii” (Summer Heart)
06. Lotus Plaza - “Sunday Night” (The Floodlight Collective)
07. Memoryhouse - “To The Lighthouse” (The Years)
08. Blind Man’s Colour - “Heavy Cloud Hustle” (Season Dreaming)
09. Toro Y Moi - “Leave Everywhere” (Leave Everywhere)

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