Indie Songs To Listen To In The Car With The Top Down

01. The Most Serene Republic - "Jazz Ordinaire" (Phages EP)
02. The Strokes - "The Modern Age" (Is This It)
03. Broken Social Scene - "Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)" (Broken Social Scene)
04. Modest Mouse - "Gravity Rides Everything" (The Moon & Antarctic)

05. The Cure - "Boys Don't Cry" (Disintegration)

06. Violent Femmes - "Blister In The Sun" (Violent Femmes)

07. Grizzly Bear - "Easier" (Yellow House)

Songs that will turn the most cold-hearted critic into a romantic.

01. The Battle Royale - "Scream Scream" (Wake Up, Thunderbabe)
02. Bright Eyes - "Pull My Hair" (Letting Off the Happiness)
03. Muse - "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"
04. The Poison Control Center - "Glory Us" (A Collage of Impressions)
05. The Good Life - "Keely Aimee" (Help Wanted Nights)
06. Lightspeed Champion - "Galaxy of the Lost" (Falling Off the Lavender Bridge)
07. Ben Kweller - "Thirteen" (Ben Kweller)
08. Old 97s - "Question" (Satellite Rides)
09. Wilco - "Hate it Here" (Sky Blue Sky)
10. William Elliot Whitmore - "When Push Comes to Love"

I’m completely tactless, and I haven’t shown you that side of me yet, but I want you to know about i

01. Adam Green - "No Legs" (Friends of Mine)
02. Crass - "Banned From the Roxy" (Feeding of the 5000)
03. Pre - "Dude Fuk" (Epic Fits)
04 . Kathleen Edwards- "Sure as Shit" (Asking for Flowers)
05. The Locust- "Spitting In the Face of Fools as a Source of Nutrition" (Flight of the Wounded Locust)
06. Lightning Bolt - "Captain Caveman" (Hypermagic Mountain)
07. The Faint - "Erection" (Wet from Birth)
08. The Groove Armada - "The Things That We Could Share" (Soundboy Rock)
09. EMC - "Don't Give Up On Us" (The Show)
10. My Morning Jacket - "Off the Record" (Z)

I want my life to be in colors again. Right now it’s black and white. Actually, it’s grey.

01. Deodato - "Rhapsody in Blue" (Deodato 2)
02. Counting Crows - "Big Yellow Taxi" (Films About Ghosts: The Best Of Counting Crows)
03. Taking Back Sunday - "My Blue Heaven" (Louder Now)
04. Billy Talent - "Red Flag" (Billy Talent II)
05. Alkaline Trio - "Blue Carolina" (Good Mourning)
06. Coldplay - "Yellow" (Yellow)
07. Ben Folds - "Golden Slumbers" (I Am Sam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture)
08. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth" (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
09. Fiona Apple - "Red Red Red" (Extraordinary Machine)
10. Goldfinger - "99 Red Balloons" (The Best Of Goldfinger)
11. Gorillaz - "O Green World" (Demon Days)
12. Icehouse - "Electric Blue" (Man of Colours)
13. The National - "Green Gloves" (Boxer)
14. R.E.M. - "Orange Crush" (In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003)
15. The Photo Atlas - "Red Orange Yellow" (No, Not Me, Never)
16. Relient K - "In Love With The 80's (Pink Tux to the Prom)" (Two Lefts Don't Make A Right... But Three Do)
17. Say Anything - "Yellow Cat (Slash) Red Cat" (...Is A Real Boy)
18. The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid" (Get Behind Me Satan)

Complied by: MJP

Come on, it's summertime! You need a mixtape to cheer yourself up! Here, I'll lend you mine.

01. The Chills - "Kaleidoscope World" (Kaleidoscope World)
02. Pavement - "Range Life" (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
03. The Lodger - "The Good Old Days" (Life is Sweet)
04. The Junction - "Components of Four" (s/t)
05. Sloan - "500 Up" (Smeared)
06. Plastic Bertrand - "Ça Plane Pour Moi" (Ça Plane Pour Moi)
07. Bella - "Give It a Night" (No One Will Know)
08. The dB's - "Black and White" (Stands for Decibels)
09. Dinosaur Jr - "Feel the Pain" (Without a Sound)
10. No Age - "Everybody's Down" (Weirdo Rippers)
11. The Jolts - "Can't Figure It Out" (Jinx)
12. Cut Copy - "Bright Neon Payphone" (Bright Like Neon Love)
13. Julie Ocean - "#1 Song" (Julie Ocean)
14. The Decemberists - "Sixteen Military Wives" (Picaresque)
15. Service Group - "Summer Sunn" (Principals of Electronic Circuitry)

Songs That Belong Inside a Fortune Cookie II

There's always that one line that just makes the song worth it. Also, would you mind not watching me for a while? Thanks

01. Brett Dennen - "Ain't No Reason" (So Much More)
02. Damien Rice - "Older Chests" (O)
03. Bright Eyes - "Bowl of Oranges" (Lifted, Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground)
04. Cloud Cult - "The Deaf Girl's Song" (The Meaning of 8)
05. The National - "Start A War" (Boxer)
06. The Beatles - "Let It Be" (Let It Be)
07. The Thrills - "You Can't Fool Old Friends With Limousines" (Let's Bottle Bohemia)
08. The Magic Numbers - "Take A Chance" (Those The Brokes)
09. Jamie Lidell - "Little Bit of Feel Good" (Jim)
10. The Hold Steady - "Stuck Between Stations" (Boys and Girls in America)
11. Interpol - "Untitled" (Turn On The Bright Lights)
12. Modest Mouse - "The World At Large" (Good News For People Who Love Bad News)
13. Rilo Kiley - "More Adventurous" (More Adventurous)
14. Beirut - "Postcards from Italy" (Gulag Orkestar)
15. Eels - "P.S. You Rock My World" (Electro-Shock Blues)

BONUS TRACK. Boy Least Likely To - "God Takes Care of the Little Things" (The Best Party Ever)

Songs to make my dad shut up about how Iggy Pop was the last great hard rocker.

I love Iggy, but he's not that br00tal. Hard rock seems like a misnomer. Here are some songs to distract him.

01. The Beastie Boys - "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" (Liscened to Ill)

02. Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Nevermind)

03. The Pixies - "Bone Machine" (Surfer Rosa)

04. The Manic Street Preachers - "Faster" (the Holy Bible)

05. The Blood Brothers - "Laser Life" (Young Machetes)

06. Les Savy Fav - "The Year Before 2000" (Lets Stay Friends)

07. Refused - "New Noise" (The Shape of Punk to Come)

Songs to listen to when you are horny as hell.

01. Muscles - "Sweaty" (Guns Babes Lemonade)
02. MSTRKRFT - "Easy Love" (The Looks)
03. Spank Rock - "Backyard Betty" (YoYoYoYoYo)
04. Yo Majesty - "Monkey" (Yo)
05. Princess Superstar - "Coochie Coo" (My Machine)
06. Peaches - "Sex" (Teaches of Peaches)
07. Yelle - "Mon Meilleur Ami" (Pop-Up)
08. Amanda Blank and XXXchange - "Get it Now" (Get it Now)
09. Bangers & Cash - "PU$$Y" (Spank Rock and Benny Blanco Are... Bangers & Cash)
10. Does It Offend You, Yeah? - "Let's Make Out" (You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into)
11. Scratch Massive - "Girls On Top" (Time)
12. Death From Above 1979 - "Sexy Results" (You're a Woman, I'm a Machine)
13. Jeff Buckley - "Your Flesh Is So Nice" (Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk)

Songs To Listen To While Reading “House Of Leaves” To Make It Either More Terrifying Or Less Terrify

I had an unfortunate iPod Shuffle Moment with a Will Cullen Hart sound collage while reading the book; nothing's creeped me out more before or since.

01. The Olivia Tremor Control - "The Bark and Below It" (Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. 1)
02. The Books - "If Not Now, Whenever" (Lost and Safe)
03. The Beatles - "Revolution 9" (The White Album)
04. The Pop Group - "Strange Sea" (Y)
05. Skeletons - "Push 'im Out" (Lucas)
06. Wire - "The Other Window" (154)
07. Virgin Prunes - "Red Nettles" (C81)
08. This Heat - "Triumph" (Deceit)
09. William Basinski - "D|P 2.1" (The Disintegration Loops Vol. 1)

Songs That Make Looking Out the Window on a Bus Trip More Entertaining Than Anything on Television

01. Bright Eyes - "Road To Joy" (I'm Wide Awake It's Morning)

02. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Holland, 1945" (In An Aeroplane Over The Sea)

03. Ugly Casanova - "Things I Don't Remember" (Sharpen Your Teeth)

04. The Unicorns - "Sea Ghost" (Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?)

05. Wilco - "Forget The Flowers" (Being There)

06. Beirut - "Postcards From Italy" (Gulag Orkestar)

07. Olivia Tremor Control - "No Growing" (Dusk At Cubist Castle)

08. Beck - "I've Seen The Land Beyond" (One Foot In The Grave)

09. Marcy Playground - "The Vampires of New York" (Marcy Playground)

10. Headlights - "TV" (Kill Them With Kindness)

11. Dredg - "Same Lo' Road" (El Cielo)

12. Cake - "Shadow Stabbing" (Comfort Eagle)

13. Radiohead - "Idioteque" (Kid A)

14. Rufus Wainwright - "April Fools" (Rufus Wainwright)

15. Modest Mouse - "Truckers Atlas" (The Lonesome Crowded West)

Songs to listen to on a vision quest through the desert of new mexico

Think sprawling empty western landscape, with drone and spaced out fuzz to match.

01. Unwound - "We Invent You" (Leaves Turn Inside You)

02. Four Tet - "Glue of the World" (Pause)

03. The Drift - "Invisible Cities" (Noumena)

04. Chicago Underground Duo - "Funeral of Dreams" (In Praise of Shadows)

05. Beirut - "The Gulag Orkestar" (Gulag Orkestar)

06. Fridge - "Lost Time" (The Sun)

07. Early Day Miners - "Return of the Native" (Offshore)

08. Do Make Say Think - "All of This is True" (Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead)

09. Windsor for the Derby - "2" (Calm Hades Float)

10. Grails - "Soft Temple" (Burning Off Impurities)

11. Century of Aeroplanes - "Hurdling Through the Midwest" (Travel in Any Direction)

12. Boards of Canada - "Dayvan Cowboy" (The Campfire Headphase)

13. Stars of the Lid - "A Meaningful Moment Through a Meaningl(ess) Process" (And Their Refinement of the Decline)

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