Im 17, and moving from a very small town in Minnesota to Los Angeles all alone. Help me create a soundtrack to this experience.

Let’s think of this as more of a “Don’t forget about where you came from” mix than an “I’m leaving and never coming back”-type mix. All the artists are either from Minnesota, or have big Minnesota ties. As Slug would say, “Follow the dream doesn’t mean leave the love, roam if you must, but come when you’ve seen enough.”

01. Selby Tigers - “Sidewalk” (Charm City)
02. Husker Du - “Something I Learned Today” (Zen Arcade)
03. The Trashmen - “Surfin’ Bird” (Surfin’ Bird)
04. Prince - “When You Were Mine” (Dirty Mind)
05. The Replacements - “Kiss Me On the Bus” (Tim)
06. P.O.S. - “Meth-head vs. McNugget” (Ipecac Neat)
07. Dessa - “Dixon’s Girl” (A Badly Broken Code)
08. The Jayhawks - “The Man Who Loved Life” (Sound Of Lies)
09. The Baseball Project - “Don’t Call Them Twinkies” (Vol. 2: High And Inside)
10. Bob Dylan - “All Along The Watchtower” (John Wesley Harding)
11. Communist Daughter - “Not The Kid” (Soundtrack To The End)
12. Bash & Pop - “Friday Night Is Killing Me” (Friday Night Is Killing Me)
13. Soul Asylum - “Misery (Live)” (After the Flood: Live From the Grand Forks Prom)
14. Cloud Cult - “That Man Jumped Out The Window” (Advice From The Happy Hippopotamus)
15. Low - “Lust” (The Curtain Hits The Cast)
16. Haley Bonar - “Tiger Boy” (Big Star)
17. Semisonic - “Singing In My Sleep” (Feeling Strangely Free)
18. Motion City Soundtrack - “Perfect Teeth” (I Am The Movie)
19. The Hold Steady - “First Night” (Boys And Girls In America)
20. Atmosphere - “Always Coming Back Home To You” (Seven’s Travels)

Mix Tapes

Here’s the deal: Send us a thought, phrase, question, quotation, or whatever else, and if one of our mix tape robots fancies your suggestion, the crazy set of circuits might just make a mix tape out of it — well, at least a tracklisting for a mix tape out of it. Request a mix here, and help us compile mixes here.

Newsfeed