Indie West Coast vs Indie East Coast

01. The Decemberists- "Leslie Anne Levine"(Castaways and Cutouts)
02. Jenny Lewis- "You Are What You Love"(Rabbit Fur Coat)
03. Death Cab For Cutie- "Bend To Squares"(Something About Airplanes)
04. Minus the Bear- "Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse"(Highly Refined Pirates)
05. Mirah- "Don't Die On Me"(C'mon Miracle)
06. Rilo Kiley- "Pictures of Success"(Take Offs and Landings
07. Modest Mouse- "Trailer Trash"(The Lonesome Crowded West)
08. The Helio Sequence- "Back To This"(Keep Your Eyes Ahead)
09. Fleet Foxes- "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song"(Fleet Foxes)
10. Elliott Smith- "Fear City"(New Moon)

01. Asobi Seksu- "It's Too Late"(Asobi Seksu)
02. Neutral Milk Hotel- "Holland, 1945"(In The Aeroplane Over the Sea)
03. Ted Leo- "Counting Down the Hours"(Shake the Sheets)
04. Yo La Tengo- "Tears Are In Your Eyes"(And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out)
05. Superchunk- "100,000 Fireflies"(The Question Is How Fast EP)
06. Cat Power- "Faces"(Myra Lee)
07. Mice Parade- "Ende"(Bem-Vinda Vontade)
08. Sebadoh- "Kath"(III)
09. The National- "Beautiful Head"(The National)
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- "Phenomena"(Show Your Bones)

Songs for your best friend who lives in France, where he is hungry and cold.

01. Her Space Holiday - "The World Will Deem Us Dangerous" (XOXO Panda and the New Revival)

02. Autolux - "Sugarless" (Future Perfect)

03. Herman Dune - "Whatever Burns The Best Baby" (Not On Top)

04. Lou Reed - "I'm So Free" (Transformer)

05. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - "Patio Song" ( Barafundle)

06. Port O'Brien - "I Woke Up Today" (The Wind and the Swell)

07. Rolling Stones - "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (Let It Bleed)

08. The Dodos - "Winter" (Visiter)

09. The Essex Green - "Rue De Lis" (Cannibal Sea)

10. The Honeydrips - "Here Comes The Future" (Here Comes The Future)

Songs for a Dusty Western Dystopia

Bad blood, it got your mare...

01. Ennio Morricone - "Abolicio" (Queimada)
02. The Tallest Man On Earth - "It Will Follow the Rain" (s/t EP)
03. Earth - "Rise to Glory" (The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull)
04. John Jacob Niles - "The Maid Freed From the Gallows" (Child Ballads)
05. Child Readers - "Nothing Out Living Flowers" (Memory and Fantasy)
06. Raccoo-oo-oon - "Call Out Your Friends" (Is Night People)
07. Om - "Pilgrimage" (Pilgrimage)
08. Thee Silver Mt. Reveries - "There's a River in the Valley Made of Melting Snow" (Pretty Little Lightening Paw)
09. The Music Tapes - "Schedevka" (Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes)
10. Bob Dylan - "The Ballad of Hollis Brown" (The Times They Are A-Changin')

Compiled by: Conor

1. The White Stripes - "Conquest" (Icky Thump)

2. The Beatles - "Come Together" (Abbey Road)

3. The Strokes - "Reptilia" (Room On Fire)

4. Beck - "Devil's Haircut" (Odelay!)

5. Bob Dylan - "Shelter From The Storm" (Blood On The Tracks)

6. The Stooges - "Search and Destroy" (Raw Power)

7. Johnny Cash - "God's Gonna Cut You Down" (American V)

8. Led Zeppelin - "Black Dog" (Led Zeppelin IV)

9. The Velvet Underground - "There She Goes Again" (The Velvet Underground & Nico)

10. The Ventures - "Walk Don't Run" (Walk Don't Run)

Compiled by: moonshiner

01. Cat Power - "Lord Help the Poor & Needy" (Jukebox)
02. M. Ward - "Right in the Head" (Post-War)
03. Alela Diane - "Tired Feet" (The Pirate's Gospel)
04. Billy Bragg & Wilco - "Eisler on the Go" (Mermaid Avenue)
05. Bright Eyes - "Middleman" (Cassadaga)
06. Willy Mason - "Sold My Soul" (Where the Humans Eat)
07. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - "Ramblin' Man" (Ballad of the Broken Seas)
08. Marissa Nadler - "Dying Breed" (Songs III: Bird on the Water)
09. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "The Seedling" (The Letting Go)
10. The Mountain Goats - "Dilaudid" (The Sunset Tree)
11. David Dondero - "Laying Low in Eli, Nevada" (South of the South)
12. Jana Hunter - "Have You Got My Money" (Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom)
13. Castanets - "I'll Fly Away" (City of Refuge)

Compiled by: neilan316

Should be listened to while driving through a sandstorm in your spray-painted dune buggy.

01. Desert Sessions - "Cowards Way Out" (Volume I-II)
02. Apples in Stereo - "The Oasis" (The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone)
03. Carissa's Wierd - "Farewell to All These Rotten Teeth" (Songs About Leaving)
04. Beck - "Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997" (Mellow Gold)
05. Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah - "Blue Turning Gray" (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
06. Iron & Wine and Calexico - "Red Dust" (In The Reins)
07. The Devil Makes Three - "The Bullet" (The Devil Makes Three)
08. Ray Lamontagne - "Narrow Escape" (Trouble)
09. Grandaddy - "El Caminos in the West" (Sumday)

Drowning out the little voices of self-doubt

Cheer up, kid! Life isn't so bad, honest! Here are some happy pop songs to shush those little voices.

01. Those Dancing Days - "In Our Space Hero Suits" (In Our Space Hero Suits)
02. Annemarie - "Bubblegum I See" (ABC on TV)
03. Architecture In Helsinki - "That Beep" (That Beep)
04. Kimya Dawson - "I Like Giants" (Remember That I Love You)
05. Bonne Idée - "It Will Be Back" (Bonne Klée)
06. Lucy & The Caterpillar - "Beans on Toast" (Lucy' Opinion)
07. Seabear - "Arms" (The Ghost That Carried Us Away)
08. Oh, Atoms - "Sugar Mouse" (You Can't See The Stars From Here)
09. Hjaltalín - "Traffic Music" (Sleepdrunk Sessions)
10. Gregory & The Hawk - Coco (In Your Dreams)
11. Brilliant At Breakfast - "Strawberry V" (Demo)

AMERICA: A map using music.

01. Cat Power - "American Flag" (Moon Pix)

02. Elliott Smith - "L.A." (Figure 8)

03. The Lucksmiths - "The Chapter in Your Life Entitled San Francisco" (Warmer Corners)

04. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - "Jeane, if You're Ever in Portland" (Twinkle Echo)

05. M. Ward - "Four Hours in Washington" (Transistor Radio)

06. Math and Physics Club - "Cold As Minnesota" (Math and Physics Club)

07. Wilco - "Via Chicago" (Summerteeth)

08. Sufjan Stevens - "Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore!
Reconsider!)" (Greetings from Michigan, the Great Lake State)
09. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Ohio" (So Far)

10. Death Cab for Cutie - "Lowell, MA" (We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes)

11. The Walkmen - "Lost in Boston" (A Hundred Miles Off)

12. Interpol - "NYC" (Turn on the Bright Lights)

13. Modest Mouse - "Florida" (We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank)

14. Bob Dylan - "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" (Blonde on Blonde)

15. Ben Kweller - "Commerce, TX" (Sha Sha)

16. Okkervil River - "Kansas City" (Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See)

Guitar freakouts that beautifully gel with the song to create one marvelous form of cacophonous beau

I actually don't like Wilco, but I do like guitar freakouts, especially ones that beautifully gel with blahblahblah -- point is: they fucking rock. Intros, outros, solos, who knows. I wanna thrash around in my room and have to keep from punching the wall ‘n' shit. RIGHT?!
01. Bardo Pond - "Montana Sacra II" (Ticket Crystals)
02. Pterodactyl - "Esses" (Pterodactyl)
03. Band of Gypsys - "Stone Free" (Live at the Fillmore East)
04. Gang of Four - "Anthrax" (Entertainment!)
05. The Who - "Young Man Blues" (Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970)
06. Dirty Three - "I Remember a Time When Once You Used To Love Me" (Horse Stories)
07. Sonic Youth - "Madonna, Sean, And Me / Expressway to Yr. Skull" (EVOL)
08. Built to Spill - "I Would Hurt a Fly" (Perfect from Now On)
09. Fugazi - "Glue Man" (13 Songs)
10. The Velvet Underground - "Venus in Furs" (The Velvet Underground and Nico)

I’m convinced that we really dont hate each other. I blame it on the sexual tension. So lets do the

I've got the goods for you. The mix also has some good songs for just, you know, doing your thAng.

01. Of Montreal - "Gallery Piece" (Skeletal Lamping)
02. Animal Collective - "Summertime Clothes" (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
03. Art Brut - "Good Weekend" (Bang Bang Rock and Roll)
04. Black Kids - "Listen to Your Body Tonight" (Party Traumatic)
05. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - "Young Shields" (Etiquette)
06. BARR - "Was I? Are You?" (Summary)
07. Jay Reatard - "I Know A Place" (I Know A Place "7)
08. King Khan & His Shrines - "69 Faces of Love" (What Is?!)
09. Modest Mouse - "Convienient Parking" (Lonesome Crowded West)
10. Violent Femmes - "Add It Up" (Violent Femmes)
11. Turbo Fruits - "The Run Around" (Turbo Fruits)

Corny makes me uncomfortable, but I love you.

Because we all know that cliches are too good to be true, tell them how you actually feel.

01. Kimya Dawson - "My Rollercoaster" (Remember That I Love You)
02. Animal Collective - "The Softest Voice" (Sung Tongs)
03. Heiruspecs - "Heartsprings" (A Tiger Dancing)
04. Band of Horses - "No One's Gonna Love You" (Cease to Begin)
05. Ben Kweller - "Sundress" (Ben Kweller)
06. Dispatch - "Walk With You" (Silent Steeples)
07. Eisley - "Just Like We Do" (Room Noises)
08. Of Montreal - "Tim I Wish You Were Born A Girl" (Cherry Peel)
09. Tegan & Sara - "Living Room" (If It Was You)
10. Tenacious D - "Dude, I Totally Miss You" (Pick of Destiny)
11. Why? - "These Few Presidents" (Alopecia)

Compiled by: Elzee

Love songs that are sweet but not saccharine -- the best sort!

01. The Blow - "Parentheses" (Paper Television)
02. Born Ruffians - "Little Garçon" (Red Yellow & Blue)
03. Islands - "Jogging Gorgeous Summer" (Return to the Sea)
04. Scout Niblett - "Do You Wanna Be Buried With My People" (This Fool Can Die Now)
05. Beirut - "Postcards from Italy" (Gulag Orkestar)
06. Sunset Rubdown - "Us Ones In Between" (Shut Up I Am Dreaming)
07. Stars - "Heart" (Heart)
08. The Postal Service - "Brand New Colony" (Give Up)
09. Sufjan Stevens - "For the Widows In Paradise, For the Fatherless In Ypsilanti" (Michigan)
10. Mirah - "Sweepstakes Prize" (You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This)
11. The Decemberists - "Red Right Ankle" (Her Majesty the Decemberists)
12. The Velvet Underground & Nico - "I'll Be Your Mirror" (Andy Warhol)
13. Her Space Holiday - "Sleepy Tigers" (Sleepy Tigers EP)
14. Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)
15. Wolf Parade - "I'll Believe In Anything" (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
16. Final Fantasy - "Adventure.exe" (Has A Good Home)

Songs for when an extreme right wing regime is democratically deposed

01. The Clash - "Clampdown" (London Calling)

02. Green Day - "Holiday" (American Idiot)

03. Bob Dylan - "The Times, They Are A Changin'" (The Times They Are A-Changin')

04. Stars - "Take Me To The Riot" (In Our Bedroom After The War)

05. T-Rex - "Children of the Revolution" (Children of the Revolution)

06. U2 - "Pride (In The Name of Love)" (The Unforgettable Fire)

07. Adam & The Ants - "Kings of The Wild Frontier" (Kings of the Wild Frontier)

08. The Who - "Won't Get Fooled Again" (Who's Next)

Soundtrack to Working in a Cadaver Lab and Thinking That Dead Stuff is Neat!

01. Alice Cooper - "I Love The Dead" (Billion Dollar Babies)

02. The Birthday Party - "Release The Bats" (Junkyard)

03. Siouxsie & The Banshees - "Night Shift" (Juju)

04. Bauhaus - "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (Crackle)

05. Nomeansno - "Body Bag" (The People's Choice)

06. Misfits - "Spinal Remains" (Static Age)

07. Iggy Pop - "Sister Midnight" (The Idiot)

08. Pixies - "Dead" (Dolittle)

09. The Cramps - "Sunglasses After Dark" (Songs The Lord Taught Us)

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