It’s Us Against Them

01. M. Ward - "Get to the Table on Time" (Transfiguration of Vincent)

02. Islands - "Creeper" (Arm's Way)

03. The New Pornographers - "My Rights Versus Yours" (Challengers)

04. The Epochs - "Opposite Sides" (The Epochs)

05. Wilco - "What Light" (Sky Blue Sky)

06. Okkervil River - "Westfall" (Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See)

07. The Wrens - "Everyone Chooses Sides" (Meadowlands)

08. The Tasteful Nudes - "The Jig is Up" (The Soul of the New Machine)

09. We Were Promised Jetpacks - "Quiet Little Voices" (We Were Promised Jetpacks)

10. Weezer - "Trouble Maker" (Pork and Beans)

11. The Wipers - "Misfit" (Is This Real?)

12. Junior Boys - "The Equalizer" (So This is Goodbye)

BONUS TRACK: 13. LCD Soundsystem - "Us Vs Them" (Sound Of Silver)

The sound of druggy sex on sexy drugs

Some of these songs may not be super obvious, but definitely my preferences to listen to while high and/or horny.

01. Louie DeVito - "Fuck on Cocaine" (Unknown)
02. Bettie Serveert - "Lover I Don't Have to Love" (Attagirl)
03. Emanuel - "Make Tonight" (Soundtrack to a Headrush)
04. Incubus- "Here in My Room" (A Crow Left of Murder)
05. Massive Attack - "Angel" (Mezzanine)
06. Escape the Fate - "Cellar Door" (Dying is Your Latest Fashion)
07. Mindless Self Indulgence - "Tight" (Tight)
08. Infected Mushroom - "XTC In My Mind" (Trance Europa)
09. The Medic Droid - "Fer Sure" (What's Your Medium)
10. Peaches- "Fuck the Pain Away" (The Teaches of Peaches)
11. Natalie Portman's Shaved Head - "Beard Lust" (Glistening Pleasure)
12. Pendulum - "Coma" (Unknown)
13. Portishead - "Biscuit" (Dummy)

You’ve moved on – yadda yadda. Now here’s a mix to show you I’m doing better than you.

I've made many of these recently. Since I'm a bipolar betty, I thought you might appreciate that I mixed up some "Fuck You, I'm so much better" songs, with some "We would have been good for each other..." (And with the choice of Pink: Who cares? It is the new quintessential breakup song.)

01. Rilo Kiley- "Breakin' Up" (Under the Blacklight)
02. Tegan and Sara- "Call It Off" (The Con)
03. Pink- "So What?" (Funhouse)
04. Acceptance- "Over You" (Phantoms)
05. Belle & Sebastian- "I'm a Cuckoo" (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)
06. Ben Folds Five- "Song For the Dumped" (Whatever and Ever Amen)
07. Jenny Owen Youngs- "Fuck Was I" (Batten the Hatches)
08. Mika- "My Interpretation" (Life in Cartoon Motion)
09. Robert Plant and Allison Krauss- "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" (Raising Sand)
10. Tyler Hilton- "Missing You" (Friends with Benefits)

I really believe we could get on pretty well in real life. Don’t be afraid. Will you please, please

Lovelorn pop ahoy...

01. Lykke Li - "Little Bit" (Youth Novels)
02. Regina Spektor - "Fidelity" (Begin To Hope)
03. Go Sailor - "Together Forever In Love" (Go Sailor)
04. Devendra Banhart - "Michigan State" (Oh Me Oh My... the Way the Day Goes By the Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs of the Christmas Spirit)
05. Tullycraft - "The Last Song" (Disenchanted Hearts Unite)
06. Sufjan Stevens - "To Be Alone With You" (Seven Swans)
07. Emiliana Torrini - "If You Go Away" (To Be Free Pt.1)
08. Those Dancing Days - "Actionman" (In Our Space Hero Suits)
09. Belle and Sebastian - "Dear Catastrophe Waitress" (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)
10. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - "Our Hell" (Knives Don't Have Your Back)
11. Seabear - "Libraries" (The Ghost That Carried Us Away)
12. My Little Aiport - "You Don't Wanna Be My Girlfriend, Phoebe" (The Ok Thing To Do On Sunday Afternoon is to Toddle in the Zoo)

I love you ‘cause I have to.

Love predicated on necessity in one way or another

01. Northstar - "Pollyanna" (Pollyanna)
02. Senses Fail - "Blackout" (Life Is Not A Waiting Room)
03. P.O.S. - "Bleeding Hearts Club (MPLS Chapter) ft. Slug" (Audition)
04. Bloc Party - "Trojan Horse" (Intimacy)
05. Adele - "Cold Shoulder" (19)
06. The Arcade Fire - "No Cars Go" (Neon Bible)
07. Motion City Soundtrack - "My Favorite Accident" (I Am The Movie)
08. Taking Back Sunday - "Make Damn Sure" (Louder Now: Part One)
09. The Honorary Title - "Everything I Once Had" (Anything Else But the Truth)
10. Atmosphere - "F*ck You Lucy" (God Loves Ugly)
11. Lostprophets - "And She Told Me To Leave" (The Fake Sound Of Progress)
12. Aesop Rock - "Fumes" (None Shall Pass)

Compiled by: zebrajones

I'm not sure if you mean this as an apathetic parent or as somebody stuck with a significant other who doesn't quite butter their bread anymore, so I decided to go with the latter.
01. Dr. Dog - "The Man Who Was Wrong" (p a s s e d a w a y)
02. Noah and the Whale - "Mary" (Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down)
03. Man Man - "Van Helsing Boombox" (Six Demon Bag)
04. Tapes 'n Tapes - "Cowbell" (The Loon)
05. The Kooks - "She Moves In Her Own Way" (Inside In/Inside Out)
06. The True Shotty - "Meant to Be" (
07. Deadboy and the Elephant - "Evil Friend" (We Are Night Sky)

I never knew having an affair would be so much work.

01. Ryan Adams and Kim Richey - "Come Pick Me Up" (Heartbreaker)

02. Apache Dancers - "I Can't Talk To Her" (War Stories)

03. Joan Armatrading - "Weakness in Me" (Walk Under Ladders)

04. The Artful Dodger - "Woman Trouble" (Re-Rewind)

05. Bats and Mice - "Worst Comes To Worst" (Believe It Mammals)

06. Camera Obscura - "Tears For Affairs" (Let's Get Out of This Country)

07. The Cardigans - "My Favourite Game" (Gran Turismo)

08. Elvis Costello - "Different Finger" (Trust)

09. Cowboy Junkies - "Lonely Sinking Feeling" (Lay It Down)

10. Julie Doiron - "Oh These Walls" (Heart and Crime)

11. Drunk With Joy - "The Beginning" (Sound Living)

12. Bob Dylan - "Where Are You Tonight (Journey Through Dark Heat)?" (Street Legal)

13. The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Dark End of the Street" (The Gilded Palace of Sin)

14. George Harrison - "Behind That Locked Door" (All Things Must Pass)

15. David Lindley - "Your Old Lady" (El Rayo-X)

16. Buddy and Julie Miller - "I Can't Get Over You" (Midnight and Lonesome)

17. Moth - "Burning Down My Sanity" (Provisions, Fiction and Gear)

18. Harry Nilsson - "You're Breaking My Heart" (Son of Schmilsson)

19. The Raconteurs - "Call It a Day" (Broken Boy Soldiers)

20. Ramones - "I Just Want To Have Something To Do" (Road to Ruin)

21. Jimmy Reed - "Baby What You Want Me To Do" (12 String Guitar Blues)

22. The Smithereens - "Beauty and Sadness" (Beauty and Sadness EP)

Songs for easing the pain of [college] rejections.

01. Tilly & The Wall - "Bad Education" (Album)
02. Death Cab For Cutie - "Talking Bird" (Narrow Stairs)
03. Of Montreal - "The Repudiated Immortals" (The Sunlandic Twins)
04. My Morning Jacket - "Look At You" (Evil Urges)
05. Born Ruffians - "Little Garcon" (Red, Yellow & Blue)
06. Devendra Banhart - "My Dearest Friend" (Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon)
07. The New Pornographers - "Adventures In Solitude" (Challengers)
08. LCD Soundsystem - "Great Release" (LCD Soundsystem [Disc 1)
09. Dr. Dog - "The Way The Lazy Do" (We All Belong)
10. Grizzly Bear - "Easier" (Yellow House)
11. The Strokes - "Between Love & Hate" (Room On Fire)
12. Steven Malkmus & The Jicks - "Out Of Reaches" (Real Emotional Trash)
13. Death Cab For Cutie - "Someday You Will Be Loved" (Plans)
14. French Kicks - "With The Fishes" (Swimming)
15. Sufjan Stevens - "That Dress Looks Nice On You" (Seven Swans)
16. Danielson - "Cast It At The Setting Sail" (Sails)

Songs to wrap around yourself like a security blanket

I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but these are my songs for snuggling under a warm blanket on a cool, lonely Sunday. I guess they are sentimental and security blanket-ish for me.

01. The Apples In Stereo - "Energy" (New Magnetic Wonder)

02. Band of Horses - "Is There A Ghost" (Cease To Begin)
03. The Beatles - "Here Comes The Sun" (Abbey Road)
04. Belle & Sebastian - "Piazza, New York Catcher" (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)
05. Bob Dylan - "Like A Rolling Stone" (The Essential Bob Dylan)
06. The Decemberists - "The Crane Wife 3" (The Crane Wife)
07. Fleet Foxes - "White Winter Hymnal" (Fleet Foxes)
08. The Format - "A Mess To Be Made" (Interventions and Lullabies)
09. Imogen Heap - "Hide And Seak" (Speak For Yourself)
10. Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins - "Handle With Care" (Rabbit Fur Coat)
11. The Last Shadow Puppets - "Standing Next to Me" (The Age of the Understatement)
12. Laura Gibson - "Hands in Pockets" (If You Come to Greet Me)
13. Laura Marling - "Tap At My Window" (Alas, I Cannot Swim)
14. Modest Mouse - "Gravity Rides Everything" (The Moon and Antarctica)

15. Oasis - "Champagne Supernova" ((What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
16. The Shins - "Phantom Limb" (Wincing The Night Away)
17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Cheated Hearts" (Show Your Bones)

I broke your heart a long time ago and now I am sorry.

01. Sufjan Stevens- "Casimir Pulaski Day" (Illinoise)
02. William Fitzsimmons- "If You Would Come Back Home" (The Sparrow
and the Crow)
03. The Weepies- "World Spins Madly On" (Say I Am You)
04. Coldplay- "The Scientist" (A Rush of Blood to the Head)
05. Joanna Newsom- "Sadie" (The Milk-Eyed Mender)
06. Kimya Dawson- "Tire Swing" (Remember That I Love You)
07. Lisa Loeb- "Stay (I Missed You)" (The Purple Tape)
08. Devendra Banhart- "The Charles C. Leary" (The Black Babies)
09. Kimya Dawson- "I Miss You" (Remember That I Love You)
10. Tegan and Sara- "Soil, Soil" (The Con)
11. Snow Patrol- "The Finish Line" (Eyes Open)
12. Bruce Springsteen- "Long Walk Home" (Magic)

Songs I’d like to wake up next to.

This mixtape was specially designed for lazy mornings. The afterglow. Rumpled sheets. Bodies glistening with fresh sweat. Hope you enjoy it.

01. Arve Henriksen - "Parallel Action" (Chiaroscuro)
02. Kings of Convenience - "Weight of My Words (Four Tet Remix)"(Versus)
03. Tape - "Moth Wings" (Luminarium)
04. Patrick Watson - "Sleeping Beauty" (Close to Paradise)
05. Box Tops - "Neon Rainbow" (Neon Rainbow)
06. Slade - "If This World Were Mine" (Beginnings)
07. Nine Horses - "The Librarian" (Snow borne sorrow)
08. Low & Piano Magic - "Sleep at the Bottom" (Sleep at the Bottom)
09. Beth Gibbons - Romance (Out of Season)
10. Velvet Underground - "Sunday Morning" (VU and Nico)

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