It’s that time of year again – yes, fall, autumn, whatever you call it. It’s the best time of year.

01. White Denim - “Street Joy” (D)
02. William Elliott Whitmore - “Everything Gets Gone” (Field Songs)
03. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - “Skeletons” (It’s A Corporate World)
04. Aunt Martha - “Steal Back” (The Abandoned Bedroom Sessions)
05. Bowerbirds - “In Our Talons” (Hymns For A Dark Horse)
06. Ivan & Alyosha - “You’re On To Something” (The Verse, The Chorus)
07. The Cave Singers - “Cold Eye” (Invitation Songs)
08. The Magnetic Fields - “Dancing In Your Eyes” (The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees)
09. Bob Dylan - “Alberta #1” (Self Portrait)
10. Pepper Rabbit - “Harvest Moon” (Beauregard)
11. Deer Tick - “Mange” (The Black Dirt Sessions)
12. Mirah - “Apples In The Trees” (Advisory Committee)
13. Brown Bird - “Severed Soul” (The Devil Dancing)
14. T.V. On the Radio - “Will Do” (Nine Types of Light)
15. Scattered Trees - “Four Days Straight” (Sympathy)
16. U.S. Royalty - “Give Up The Ghost” (Mirrors)
17. Langhorne Slim - “Lord” (Electric Love Letter EP)
18. James Vincent McMorrow - “The Sparrow and the Wolf” (Early In the Morning)
19. Delta Spirit- “St. Francis” (History From Below)
20. Pablo - “Designed” (Designed Limited Edition 7”)
21. Nathan Xander - “Trial By Fire” (The Fear)

Songs for an Autumn Evening Stroll Around the City

Autumn night strolls call for dreamy music.

01. Explosions in the Sky - “Your Hand In Mine” (The Earth Is Not A Cold, Dead Place)
02. Tallest Man On Earth - “Where I Thought I Met the Angels” (King Of Spain)
03. Paul Simon - “Leaves That Are Green” (The Paul Simon Songbook)
04. Thexx - “Night Time” (xx)
05. Barn Owl - “Pale Star” (Lost In The Glare)
06. Bon Iver - “Minnesota, WI” (Bon Iver)
07. The Milk Carton Kids - “Michigan” (Prologue)
08. Beirut - “East Harlem” (The Rip Tide)

I’m moving alone to California this Fall

Let me personally welcome you to California. You’ll fall in love out here if you stay near the coast. But they say California is a recipe for a black hole, so I suggest you put your best shoes on.

Good luck my friend.

01. The Kooks - “Seaside” (Inside In Inside Out)
02. The Drums - “Down by the Water” (The Drums EP)
03. The Middle East- “Blood” (The Recordings of the Middle East)
04. The Airborne Toxic Event - “The Girls In Their Summer Dresses” (The Airborne Toxic Event EP)
05. Beach House - “Walk In The Park” (Teen Dream)
06. The National - “All The Wine” (Alligator)
07. Elliott Smith - “A Fond Farewell” (From A Basement On The Hill)
08. SNOWMINE - “Let Me In” (Laminate Pet Animal)
09. Architecture in Helsinki - “Heart It Races (As Played by Dr. Dog)” (Heart It Races”
10. My Morning Jacket - “Wonderful (The Way I Feel)” (Circuital)
11. Pinback - “Good To Sea” (Autumn of the Seraphs)
12. The Decemberists - “Summersong” (The Crane Wife)
13. Rilo Kiley - “Pictures Of Success” (Takeoffs and Landings)
14. Bon Iver - “Beach Baby” (Blood Bank)
15. Death Cab For Cutie - “Army Corps Of Architects” (You Can Play These Songs With Chords)
16. Broken Social Scene - “Swimmers” (Broken Social Scene)
17. Wild Sweet Orange - “Shiny Big Buildings” (The Birmingham Tapes”
18. Best Coast - “No One Like You” (The Only Place)
19. Stars of Track and Field - “With You” (You Came Here For Sunset Last Year)
20. Phantom Planet - “California” (The Guest)

Songs that catch the new fall chill coming through my window

I decided that you want to lure the chill in and catch it in a jar, so these songs are chilled out and fresh.

01. The Magnetic Fields - “Love Is Lighter Than Air” (Get Lost)
02. Animal Collective - “Winter’s Love” (Sung Tongs)
03. Anaïs Mitchell - “Lover’s Desire” (Hadestown)
04. Bon Iver - “Holocene” (Bon Iver)
05. M83 - “Skin Of The Night” (Saturdays=Youth)
06. Snakadaktal - “Chimera” (TBA)
07. Dungen - “Festival” (Ta Det Lungnt)
08. Songs: Ohia - “Hot Black Silk” (Magnolia Electric Company)
09. Ladyhawke - “Dusk Til Dawn” (Ladyhawke)
10. Lior - “Autumn Flow” - (Lior)
11. Mount Kimbie - “Adriatic” (Crooks & Lovers)
12. Sigur Rós - “Gobbledigook” (með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust)
13. Miami Horror - “I Look To You” (Miami Horror)

Sitting alone, Smoking a bowl, Relaxing

01. Morcheeba - “Post Houmous” (Who Can You Trust?)
02. Bonobo - “Black Sands” (Black Sands)
03. Beats Antique - “The Lantern” (Tribal Derivations)
04. Wax Tailor - “Que Sera” (Tales Of The Forgotten Melodies)
05. Bookworm - “Let’s Jumble” (Lab Coat Presents “Hi”)
06. edIT - “Dex” (Crying Over Pros For No Reason)
07. Emancipator - “When I Go” (Soon It Will Be Cold Enough)
08. Adriano Celentano - “Do Dap” (Yuppi Du)
09. Nightmares On Wax - “You Wish” (In A Space Outta Sound)
10. Portishead - “Wandering Star” (Dummy)
11. Pretty Lights - “Try To Remember” (Taking up Your Precious Time)
12. Air - “La Femme D’Argent” (Moon Safari)

I don’t like you, but I still feel empty when you’re not around.

I know the feeling. Here’s a few songs I enjoy — some to wallow in the missing-you feelings, and some for the gosh-you-were-bad-for-me-thus-the-I-don’t-need-you feelings.

01. Deb Talan - “Cherry Trees” (Sincerely)
02. John Paul White - “Can’t Get It Out Of My Head” (ELO Cover)
03. Kate Nash - “Nicest Thing” (Made Of Bricks)
04. Amy Winehouse - “Tears Dry On Their Own” (Back To Black)
05. The National - “Wasp Nest” (Cherry Tree)
06. The Weepies - “Please Speak Well Of Me” (Be My Thrill)
07. Tegan & Sara - “Take Me Anywhere” (So Jealous)
08. The Perishers - “Trouble Sleeping” (Let There Be Morning)
09. James Blake - “Wilhelm Scream” (James Blake)
10. Kings of Leon - “Cold Desert” (Only By The Night)
11. Ingrid Michaelson - “Ribbons” (Human Again)
12. Broken Social Scene - “Backyards” (Beehives)
13. Bob Dylan - “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan)

This is a library, but don’t be quiet.

01. My Bloody Valentine - “Only Shallow” (Loveless)
02. Dirty Little Rabbits - “You Say” (Dirty Little Rabbits)
03. Pixies - “Tame” (Doolittle)
04. Marnie Stern - “Grapefruit” (In Advance Of The Broken Arm)
05. The Flaming Lips - “Worm Mountain” (Embryonic)
06. Blonde Redhead - “Suimasen” (In An Expression Of The Inexpressible)
07. The Black Keys - “Modern Times” (Magic Potion)
08. Q And Not U - “Hooray For Humans” (No Kill No Beep Beep)
09. Deerhoof - “My Purple Past” (Offend Maggie)

The love of your life left, and your heart is so broken that you’re dead inside and feel indifferent to life.

“All these tears have fucked my sight/ The skin around my eyes is soft, like the skin of my cock when I’m erect/ I remember you used to say you liked that/ But John said, having a bird is like having a job/ You don’t want to leave one until you’ve got another one set up/ But sometimes, under certain work conditions, you’d be better off on the Old King Cole.”
– Arab Strap, “Birds”

What we both need at the moment is a good mope for a while. But not too long — you’ll be okay soon.

01. Flim - “Noch Hässlich” (Ohne Titel 1916)
02. Elliott Smith - “Everything Reminds Me Of Her” (Figure 8)
03. Elliott Smith - “Everything Means Nothing To Me” (Figure 8)
03. Supergrass - “Late In The Day” (In It For The Money)
04. Joan As Police Woman - “Real Life” (Real Life)
05. Roy Orbison - “Crying” (Crying)
06. Katatonia - “Nightmares By The Sea” (Tonight’s Decision)
07. Mogwai - New Paths To Helicon Pt. I (Government Commissions)
08. Richard Hawley - “Darling Wait For Me” (Coles Corner)
09. Arab Strap - “Turbulence” (The Red Thread)
10. Low - “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” (A Lifetime Of Temporary Relief)
11. Low - “Nothing But Heart” (C’Mon)
12. Cocteau Twins - “Carolyn’s Fingers” (Blue Bell Knoll)
13. Richard Hawley - “Last Orders” (Coles Corner)

Music For Dead Malls

01. The Dirty Projectors - “To The Mall” (New Attitude)
02. Ben Folds - “Rent A Cop” (Super D)
03. Beck - “Debra” (Midnite Vultures)
04. Le Tigre - “Hot Topic” (Le Tigre)
05. of Montreal - “Christmas Isn’t Safe For Animals” (Christmas Two)
06. M83 - “Gone” (Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts)

The past six or so mix tapes contained the word “fuck.” Give me some nice clean songs.

01. Ellie Goulding - “Believe Me” (Lights)
02. Foster The People - “Chin Music For The Unsuspecting Hero” (Torches)
03. Matt & Kim “Good For Great” (Sidewalks)
04. The Naked And Famous - “Punching In A Dream” (Passive Me, Aggressive You)
05. Ghostland Observatory - “The Band Marches On” (Robotique Majestique)
06. Avicci - “Silhouettes” (Silhouettes)
07. Marina & The Diamonds - “Living Dead” (Electra Heart)
08. The Killers - “Sweet Talk” (Saw Dust)
09. thenewno2 - “Crazy Tuesday” (You Are Here)
10. Anthony Green - “Only Love” (Beautiful Things)

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