I’m having trouble finding good, real, folk music that isn’t old Appalachian dudes playing the same

01.Iron & Wine – "On Your Wings" (Our Endless Numbered Days)

02.Espers – "Mansfield and Cyclops" (Espers II)

03.Midlake – "Kingfish Pies" (Bamnan & Slivercork)

04.Beirut – "Brandenburg" (Gulag Orkestar)

05.Daylight's for the Birds – "Worlds Away" (Trouble Everywhere)

06.Sparklehorse – "Apple Bed" (It's A Wonderful Life)

07.Beach House – "Childhood" (Beach House)

08.Grizzly Bear – "Central and Remote" (Yellow House)

09.Brightblack Morning Light – "A River Could Be Loved" (Brightblack Morning Light)

10.The Album Leaf – "September Song" (An Orchestrated Rise to Fall)

Songs to Lose Your Sense of Identity To

Hey, enjoy.

01. Mogwai - "Summer [Priority version]" (Young Team)

02. Cocoa Tea - "Over the Years" (Tune In)

03. Marvin Gaye - "Sparrow" (Here, My Dear)

03. Edan - "Torture Chamber" (Beauty and the Beat)

04. AFX - "Canticle Drawl" (Analord 01)

05. Bark Psychosis - "Absent Friend" (Hex)

06. The Dead C - "Voodoo Spell" (The White House)

07. The Auteurs - "Unsolved Child Murder" (After Murder Park)

08. Hood - "L. Fading Hills" (Outside Closer)

09. Four Tet - "As Serious As Your Life" (Rounds)

10. Eno - "Little Fishes" (Another Green World)

11. The Zombies - "Time of the Season" (Odyssey and Oracle)

12. Hot Chip - "And I Was a Boy from School" (The Warning)

13. John Lucien - "Rashida" (Rashida)

14. Faust - "I've Got My Car and My TV, Pt. 1" (Faust So Far)

a mix for feeling miserable on your birthday.

These wont make you any happier....

note from trillian: Ooh! "The News From Your Bed" by Bishop Allen is about everyone forgetting your birthday, and has snazzy piano to boot

01. Belle & Sebastian - "Nice Day For A Sulk" (Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant)
02. Swan Lake - "All Fires" (Beast Moans)
03. Modest Mouse - "Styrofoam Boots/ It's All Nice On Ice, Alright" (The Lonesome Crowded West)
04. The Smiths - "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" (Meat Is Murder)
05. LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends" (Sound Of Silver)
06. The Dismemberment Plan - "You Are Invited" (Emergency & I)
07. Bob Dylan - "One More Cup Of Coffee" (Desire)
08. Of Montreal - "No Conclusion" (Icons, Abstract Thee [EP])
09. Johnny Cash - "If You Could Read My Mind" (American V)
10. Bright Eyes - "Feb 15th" (A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997)
11. The Velvet Underground - "All Tommorows Parties" (The Velvet Underground and Nico)

Songs for the egg-shaped oval guy in zoloft commercials

These songs are for that sad, little, "egg-shaped oval guy" and anyone else who may feel round, sad, or drawn towards drugs to feel better

01. The Boy Least Likely To - "If You Wanna Be Happy" (The Best Party Ever)

02. The (International) Noise Conspiracy - "T.I.M.E.B.O.M.B." (The First Conspiracy)

03. 2Pac - "Picture Me Rollin'" (All Eyez on Me)

04. Motion City Soundtrack - "Modern Chemistry" (I Am The Movie)

05. The Ataris - "You Need a Hug" (End Is Forever)

06. Nirvana - "Lithium" (Nirvana)

07. The Verve - "The Drugs Don't Work" (Urban Hymns)

08. Common Rider - "Small Pebble" (Hopelessly Devoted To You Vol. 6)

09. The Flaming Lips - "Slow Nerve Action" (Transmissions From The Satellite Heart)

10. Kill Creek - "Serotonin" (Colors of Home)

11. Jimmy Eat World - "Drugs or Me" (Futures)

12. Modest Moust - "Dramamine" (This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About)

13. Denali - "Prozac" (Denali)

14. Neil Young - "Depression Blues" (Lucky Thirteen)

15. Rocky Votolato - "Uppers Aren't Necessary" (Makers)

Music To Listen To When Bill Pullman Watches You Masturbate

I think of this as a mix for someone who is initially horrified and disgusted that Bill Pullman is watching them masturbate, but slowly comes to accept -- perhaps even enjoy? -- it.

01. Nirvana - "Intro" (From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah)
02. Merzbow w/Gore Beyond Necropsy - "Pussy Poking Disorder Chaos Anarchy" (Rectal Anarchy)
03. Swans - "Raping a Slave" (Young God)
04. Nurse With Wound - "Gusset Typing" (She and Me Fall Together in Free Death)
05. Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio - "Hear the Sound of a Black Flame Rising" (Apocalips)
06. Coil - "How to Destroy Angels (A Ritual for the Accumulation of Male Sexual Energy)" (Unnatural History)
07. Soft Cell - "Sex Dwarf" (Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret)
08. Sweet Stuff - "Freaky (To You)" (California Soul)
09. Marvin Gaye - "You Sure Love to Ball" (Let's Get it On)

let’s just stay celibate.

SIDE A: GIRLS

01. Rilo Kiley - "Science vs. Romance" (Take Offs and Landings)

02. Sleater Kinney - "Modern Girl" (The Woods)

03.Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "A Date with the Night" (Fever to Tell)

04. Neko Case - "That Teenage Feeling" (Fox Confessor Brings the Flood)

05. The Fiery Furnaces - "Single Again" (Single Again)

06. The Donnas - "All Messed Up" (Spend the Night)

07. Aimee Mann - "One is the Lonliest Number" (Magnolia OST)

08. Amy Millan - "Hard Hearted" (Honey From the Tombs)

SIDE B: BOYS

01. Badly Drawn Boy - "Something to Talk About" (About a Boy OST)

02. Elvis Costello - "Acciednts Will Happen"

03. Spoon - "Don't Let it Get You Down" (Kill the Moonlight)

04. Franz Ferdinand - "Michael" (Demos)

05. Radiohead - "Creep" (OK, Computer)

06.Gin Blossoms - "Breakfast at Tiffany's " (New Miserable Exerience)

07.Interpol - "Stella was a driver and she's always down" (Turn on the Bright Lights)

08. Elliot Smith - "Say Yes" (Either, Or)

Compiled by: Hannahsaurus Rex
01. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Song Against Sex" (On Avery Island)
02. Adam Green - "We're Not Supposed to be Lovers" (Friends of Mine)
03. Josh Rouse - "Givin' It Up" (Subtitulo)
04. The Magnetic Fields - "I Can't Touch You Anymore" (69 Love Songs Disc 3)
05. The Hidden Cameras - "Music Is My Boyfriend" (Missiauga Goddam)
06. The Ladies and Gentlemen - "Stay" (?)
Bonus: A good reason to..

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

It’s All Marshmallows And Ponies Until Someone Gets Hurt

I have interpreted this as a request for happy, upbeat songs whose lyrics are actually kind of sad or dark

01. Islands - "Rough Gem" (Return to the Sea)
02. the Pipettes - "Sex" (We Are the Pipettes)
03. Love Is All - "Aging Had Never Been His Friend" (Nine Times That Same Song)
04. the Decemberists - "Sixteen Military Wives" (Picaresque)
05. Arcade Fire - "Rebellion (Lies)" (Funeral)
06. I'm From Barcelona - "Chicken Pox" (Let Me Introduce My Friends)
07. the Postal Service - "We Will Become Silhouettes" (Give Up)
08. Architecture in Helsinki - "Heart It Races" (Places Like This)
09. Belle & Sebastian - "Step Into My Office, Baby" (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)
10. Olivia Tremor Control - "Memories Of Jacquelyn 1906" (Dusk at Cubist Castle)

A tribute to my childhood blanket

A soundtrack that follows the rips and tears and the slow, even stitches of love.

01. Chikita Violentia - "Laydown" (The Stars and Suns Sessions)
02. Badly Drawn Boy - "Easy Love" (One Plus One Is One)
03. Scout Niblett - "Just What I Needed" (Just Do It/Dinosaur Egg)
04. Montag feat. Final Fantasy - "Softness I Forgot Your Name" (Going Places)
05. Big A little a - "Thirteen" (gAame)
06. The Clientele - "Somebody Changed" (God Save the Clientele)
07. The Meligrove Band - "Ages & Stages" (Planets Conspire)
08. Jim Bryson - "Don't Fail Me Now" (Where the Bungalows Roam)
09. Bob Dylan - "Abandoned Love" (Biograph)
10. Minus Story - "Stitch Me Up" (My Ion Truss)
11. Lullaby for the Working Class - "Good Morning" (Blanket Warm)
12. Jonas Bonnetta - "Rejoice" (Farewell to Harmony)

A mix for when you’ve finally found someone on your wavelength

I tried to pick songs that were obvious ("Waves" ...duh) and some not so obvious but that made you feel good while being alone on cloud nine

01. Marion Black - "Who Knows"

02. The Weakerthans - "The Reasons" (Reconstruction Site)

03. The Elected - "Waves" (Me First)

04. This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb - "This Is What I Want." (Front Seat Solidarity)

05. Against Me! - "Tonight We're Gonna Give It 35%" (The Disco Before The Breakdown)

06. The Unicorns - "Let's Get Known" (Who Will Our Hair When We're Gone)

07. Braid - "Milwaukee Sky Rocket" (Frame and Canvas)

08. Belle & Sebastian - "Funny Little Frog" (The Life Pursuit)

09. Okkervil River - "Seas Too Far To Reach" (Down the River of Golden Dreams)

10. Azure Ray - "The Drinks We Drank Last Night" (Hold On Love)

11. Shout Out Louds - "Oh, Sweetheart" (Howl Howl Gaff Gaff)

12. Apples In Stereo - "Where We Meet" (Velocity of Sound)

13. Jets To Brazil - "The Frequency" (Perfecting Loneliness)

14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps" (Fever To Tell)

15. Piebald - "The Stalker" (We Are The Only Friends We Have)

Songs to repel the oncoming robot apocalypse

01. You Say Party We Say Die - "Apocalypse Meow" (Dankswad)

02. The Weakerthanks - "Reconstruction Site" (Reconstruction Site)

03. The White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army" (Elephant)

04. Clinic - "Distortions" (Walking with Thee)

05. Daft Punk - "Technologic" (Human After All)

06. Duchess Says - "Cut Up" (Budgie Laboratories)

07. The Go Team - "the Power is On!" (The Power is On!)

08. New Order - "Krafty" (Best Of)

09. Grand Master Flash - "Don't Push Me 'Cause I'm Close" (?)

10. The Robot Ate Me - "Genocide Ball" (On Vaccation Part2)

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