I would like to stay happy for more than three week intervals. My PMDD is ruining my summer already.

As a man with Seasonal Affective Disorder, I can relate to 1/12 of your mood shifts. (EDIT: after looking up PMDD symptoms on Wikipedia, maybe not) Music that swings with you: happiness in every mood. Rap game Circadian rhythms.

I: WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME AND WHY

01. Animal Collective - “Fickle Cycle” (Grass EP)
02. The Beatles - “Helter Skelter” (The White Album)
03. The White Stripes - “I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself” (Elephant)
04. Pixies - “Where Is My Mind?” (Surfer Rosa)
05. Jonny Greenwood - “Future Markets” (There Will Be Blood Sountrack)
06. Dizzee Rascal - “Round We Go” (Boy In Da Corner)
07. The Black Keys - “Psychotic Girl” (Attack & Release)
08. Gang Gang Dance - “MindKilla” (Adult Goth)
09. D’Angelo - “Feel Like Makin’ Love” (Voodoo)
10. Joy Division - “She’s Lost Control” (Unknown Pleasures)
11. The Sugarcubes - “Fucking in Rhythm and Sorrow” (Life’s Too Good)
12. Radiohead - “Myxomatosis (Judge, Jury, and Executioner)” (Hail to the Thief)
13. Kate Bush - “Rubberband Girl” (The Red Shoes)

II. FUCK YOU THE WORLD IS A TERRIBLE PLACE

14. The Knife - “One Hit” (Silent Shout)
15. Dick Dale - “Misirlou Twist” (Surfer’s Choice)
16. The Rolling Stones - “Paint It Black” (Aftermath)
17. ZS - “Don’t Touch Me” (New Slaves)
18. Joanna Newsom - “Go Long” (Have One On Me)
19. Robyn - “Don’t Fucking Tell Me What to Do” (Body Talk)

III. ok i can get through this right?

20. Meredith Monk - “The Tale” (Dolmen Music)
21. My Bloody Valentine - “new you” (m b v)
22. Joni Mitchell - “Help Me” (Court and Spark)
23. Sufjan Stevens - “I Want to Be Well” (Age of Adz)
24. Erykah Badu - “Out My Mind, Just in Time” (New Amerykah, Part 2 (Return of the Ankh))
25. Neko Case - “I’m an Animal” (Middle Cyclone)
26. Bruce Springsteen - “No Surrender” (Born in the U.S.A.)
27. Madvillain - “Great Day Today” (Madvillainy)

IV. QUIETLY OPTIMISTIC ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH THIS MIXTAPE IS SUPPOSED TO PUT ME IN AN ECSTATIC MOOD

28. Björk - “It’s Oh So Quiet” (Post)
29. Amon Tobin - “One Day In My Garden” (Bricolage)
30. Avril Lavigne - “What the Hell” (What the Hell Single)
31. Kanye West and Beyoncé - “See Me Now” (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)
32. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - “Candy Candy” (Pamyu Pamyu Revolution)
33. Crystal Castles - “Love and Caring” (2008)
34. Sean Cullen - “Shitstorm” (I Am A Human Man)
35. Major Lazer - “Keep it Goin’ Louder” (Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do)
36. White Denim - “All Consolation” (Fits)
37. Cut Copy - “Feel the Love” (In Ghost Colors)
38. Panda Bear - “Surfer’s Hymn” (Tomboy)
39. Outkast - “Hey Ya” (Speakerboxxx/The Love Below)

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