I’m 34 tomorrow but mentally I am 12.

01. Martina McBride - “This One’s for the Girls” (Martina)
02. Dar Williams - “Teen for God” (My Better Self)
03. Melissa Ferrick - “Welcome to My Life” (Valentine Heartache)
04. Ani Di Franco - “My IQ” (Puddle Dive)
05. Jason Michael Carrol - “Growing Up is Getting Old” (Growing Up is Getting Old)
06. Emily Jane White - “Time On Your Side” (Dark Undercoat)
07. Drew Blackard - “Just a Day in Your Life” (Just a Day in Your Life)
08. Vixy and Tony - “Thirteen” (Thirteen)
09. Escape Key - “The Girl That’s Never Been” (Shadowbeast)
10. Joanna Newsom - “Sprout and the Bean” (The Milk-Eyed Mender)
11. Kelly Flint - “Story In Your Eyes” (Drive All Night)
12. Joan Baez - “Forever Young” (From Every Stage (Live))

Bad songs from otherwise great albums that everybody puts up with

01. The Beatles - “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” (Abbey Road)
02. Wilco - “Kamera” (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)
03. Television - “Guiding Light” (Marquee Moon)
04. Talking Heads - “Listening Wind” (Remain in Light)
05. Pink Floyd - “Have A Cigar” (Wish You Were Here)
06. Neil Young - “Round and Round” (It Won’t Be Long)
07. My Bloody Valentine - “I Only Said” (Loveless)
08. Pavement - “Stop Breathing” (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
10. Joy Division - “Candidate” (Unknown Pleasures)

I Think You Might Be an Alien. But I still like you.

01. Jason Lytle - “Yours Truly, The Commuter” (Yours Truly, The Commuter)
02. Radiohead - “Subterranean Homesick Alien” (OK Computer)
03. Music Tapes - “Aliens” (1st Imaginary Symphony for Nomad)
04. Velvet Underground - “Some Kinda Love” (Velvet Underground)
05. Cass Mccombs - “So Damn Pure” (Dropping the Writ)
06. Pedro The Lion - “The Longer I Lay Here” (It’s Hard To Find A Friend)
07. Cap’n Jazz - “Ooh I Do Love You” - (Anthology)

Songs For My Hipster Friend Who Doesn’t Know She’s a Hipster

01. Animal Collective - ” ” (Entire Discography)
02. Grizzly Bear - ” ” (Entire Discography)
03. Arbitrary Band From The 1980’s - ” ” (Ironic Guilty Pleasure)
04. Your Friend’s Shitty Williamsburg Synth-Pop Side Project - “i promise; it is! better live.” (Bullshit)

songs to make the most fearful person lion-hearted.

Guaranteed to warm your heart and make you feel like a badass at the same time.

01. Panda Bear - “Slow Motion” (Tomboy)
02. Slightly Stoopid - “Blood of My Blood” (Chronichitis)
03. Wax Tailor - “Que Sera” (Tales of the Forgotten Melodies)
04. Bill Withers - “Use Me” (American Beauty Soundtrack)
05. TV on the Radio - “Say You Do” (OK Calculator)
06. Kings of Leon - “Closer” (Only By the Night)
07. MGMT - “Electric Feel” (Oracular Spectacular)
08. Architeq - “Birds of Prey (Fulgeance Emotronical Mix)” (Birds of Prey Versions)
09. Smashing Pumpkins - “Love” (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness: Dawn to Dusk)
10. Ratatat - “Grape Juice City” (LP4)
11. Kaki King - “Montreal” (Dreaming of Revenge)
12. Pretty Lights - “The Time Has Come” (Filling Up the City Skies)
13. The Beta Band - “Squares” (Six Feet Under Soundtrack Volume I)
14. Interpol - “Evil” (Antics)
15. Say Anything - “Alive With the Glory of Love” (Say Anything is a Real Boy)
16. Gogol Bordello - “Wonderlust King” (Super Taranta!)
17. Violent Femmes - “Kiss Off” (Add It Up)

I’m sleeping with my roommate, still not his girlfriend

01. Alex Bach - “Worthless” (Miles to Go)
02. Rilo Kiley - “Portions for Foxes” (More Adventurous)
03. Heather Nova - “Blood of Me” (Siren)
04. Jewel - “Near You Always” (Pieces of You)
05. Annie Lennox “Waiting in Vain” (Medusa)
06. Tori Amos - “Leather” (Little Earthquakes)
07. Aimee Allen - “I’m Not Your Girlfriend” (Revolution)
08. The Buzzcocks - “Ever Fallen In Love” (Singles Going Steady)
09. Amy MacDonald - “A Wish For Something More” (This Is The Life)
10. The Cardigans - “My Favourite Game” (Gran Turismo)

get me through March.

Some jams to help you sulk a little bit… and then get ready for the springtime.

01. The Microphones - “I Want Wind to Blow” (The Glow pt. 2)
02. Deerhunter - “Agoraphobia” (Microcastle)
03. Galaxie 500 - “Snowstorm” (On Fire)
04. Lou Reed - “Caroline Says II” (Berlin)
05. The Smiths - “Stretch Out and Wait” (Louder than Bombs)
06. Belle and Sebastian - “Fox in the Snow” (If You’re Feeling Sinister)
07. Bon Iver - “Skinny Love” (For Emma, Forever Ago)
08. Iron and Wine - “Faded From the Winter” (The Creek Drank the Cradle)
09. Kurt Vile - “Blackberry Song” (Childish Prodigy)
10. Animal Collective - “Winter’s Love” (Sung Tongs)
11. Beirut - “Scenic World (EP Version)” (Lon Gisland EP)
12. Wolf Parade - “Shine a Light” (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
13. The Jesus and Mary Chain - “April Skies” (Darklands)

Holy shit, how many sad white-people breakup mixes can you guys publish?

01. Sharon Van Etten - “Much More Than That” (Because I Was In Love)

note from trillian: These are mix-tapes by the people, for the people and apparently the people are sad and love indie pop. If that bothers you, make a mix that is loud and ethnic and happy. I will be delighted to post it.

My boyfriend never wants to grow up, but I want my PhD.

Think of it this way: I am sure you’d rather become “Dr. ” than “Mrs. ". However, I hope you don't mean that getting a PhD certifies you as a grown-up.

01. Tony Dize - “El Doctorado” (La Melodía de la Calle)
02. Ambassador - “Thesis Pieces” (The Thesis)
03. Canibus - “Master Thesis” (MiClub-The Curriculum)
04. Jedi Mind Tricks - “onetwothree” (The Psycho-social, Chemical, Biological, and Electro-Magnetic Manipulation of Human Consciousness)
05. CanBe - “Posgraduate Theme” (Pluck)
06. Dar Williams - “The Pointless, Yet Poignant, Crisis of a College Co-Ed” (Mortal City)
07. Tullycraft - “The Lonely Life of a UFO Researcher” (Every Scene Needs a Center)
08. Todd Aissup - “Theory” (Facts and Figures)

Can we eventually start dating sometime soon? I really like you.

I (unfortunately) find myself in the same position as you very often and I wish you the best. Most of these songs describe a yearning one feels for something more. Others depict simply being there for the other person and waiting patiently.

01. Favorite Sons - “The Tall Grass” (Down Beside Your Beauty)
02. Chapterhouse - “If You Want Me” (Whirlpool)
03. The Ocean Blue - “Just Let Me Know” (The Ocean Blue)
04. Blur - “She’s So High” (Leisure)
05. David J - “I’ll Be Your Chauffeur {Original Version}” (Songs from Another Season)
06. The Wedding Present - “This Boy Can Wait” (Tommy)
07. Best Coast - “Something in the Way” (Something in the Way EP)
08. Weezer - “Only in Dreams” (Weezer)

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