I’ve cut my foot and the floor’s full of salt.

01. Air - "High School Lover" (The Virgin Suicides OST)
02. Martha Wainwright - "Bye Bye Blackbird" (Factory EP)
03. The Beatles - "Yesterday" (Help!)
04. The Bravery - "The Ocean" (The Sun And The Moon)
05. The Velvet Underground - "I'm Waiting For The Man" (The Velvet Underground & Nico)
06. Pagoda - "The Happy Song" (House Of Worship)
07. The Hush Sound - "You Are The Moon" (Like Vines)
08. Bright Eyes - "Arienette" (Fevers And Mirrors)
09. Gregory And The Hawk - "Season Poem" (In Your Dreams)
10. Marie Laforêt - "Les Jeux Interdits"
11. Cat Power - "Blue" (Jukebox)
12. Arcade Fire - "My Body Is A Cage" (Neon Bible)
13. And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - "Will You Smile Again" (Worlds Apart)

I need three songs to send my exboyfriend in a package containing his sweatshirt and a piece of art

01. Amiel - "Lovesong" (Audio Out)
02. Basia Bulat - "Sugar and Spice" (Basia Bulat)
03. The Research - "Lonely Hearts Still Beat the Same" (Breaking Up)

Yes, it was me. I threw the burrito at your windshield AGAIN.

01. Tilly and the Wall - "Pot Kettle Black" (o)
02. Pretty Girls Make Graves - "If You Hate Your Friends, You're Not Alone" (Good Health)
03. The Blood Brothers - "Spit Shine Your Black Clouds" (Young Machetes)
04. Alkaline Trio - "Cringe" (Goddammit)
05. The Glad Version - "Ambulance" (Make Islands)
06. Of Montreal - "Suffer for Fashion" (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?)
07. Fishboy - "Halftime at the Proper Name Spelling Bee" (Albatross)
08. The Faint - "Agenda Suicide" (Danse Macabre)
09. The Ramones - "We Want the Airwaves" (Mania)
10. Against me! - "Baby, I'm an Anarchist" (Reinventing Axl Rose)

A mix tape for wondering if TMT is fucking serious about Neutral Milk Hotel

Yes, we are.

01. Neutral Milk Hotel - "King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1" (In The Aeroplane Over the Sea)

02. Beck - "Hell Yes" (Guero)

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

04. Tullycraft- "Pop Songs Your Boyfriend Is Too Stupid To Know About" (The Singles)

05. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Everything Is" (Everything Is EP)

06. Von Hemmling - "China Star (Wild Hemmling)

07. Neutral Milk Hotel - Gardenhead (On Avery Island)

08. The Olivia Tremor Control - "Define a Transparent Dream" (Music from the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk At Cubist Castle)

09.Neutral Milk Hotel - "Naomi" (On Avery Island)

10. Of Montreal - "Dustin Hoffman's Wife Comes Home" (Early Four Track Recordings)

12. Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)

13. Circulatory System - "Waves of Bark and Light" (Circulatory System)

13. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Untitled" (In The Aeroplane Over the Sea)

I Need More Pretty Girl Voices Songs

I guess it depends on your idea of pretty...

01. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - "White Corolla" (CFTPA/Donkeys split 7")
02. The Girl Guides - "Motor Away" (myspace.com/thegirlguides)
03. Guther - "Who Was First" (Sundet)
04. The Aislers Set - "Army Street" (Terrible Things Happen)
05. Yo La Tengo - "Little Eyes" (Summer Sun)
06. Blonde Redhead - "Odiata Per Le Sue Virtu" (Melodie Citronique ep)
07. Broken Social Scene - "Backyards" (Bee Hives)
08. Rainer Maria - "Broken Radio" (Look Now Look Again)
09. Lemuria - "Bugbear" (Your Living Room's All Over Me)
10. Deerhoof - "Lemon & Little Lemon" (The Runners Four)
11. The Shaggs - "That Little Sports Car" (The Shaggs)

Compiled by: bluesweaterreddress

I know some of these aren't necessarily new (Regina Spektor, Jenny Lewis) but they deserve to be on the list nonetheless.

01. Basia Bulat - "Birds of Paradise" (Oh, My Darling)
02. Cat Power - "The Greatest" (The Greatest)
03. El Perro del Mar - "Here Comes That Feeling" (El Perro del Mar)
04. Emily Loizeau- "(Je suis) Jalouse" ((Je suis) Jalouse)
05. Emily Wells - "Mt. Washington" (Beautiful Sleepyhead and the Laughing Yaks)
06. Frida Hyvönen - "I Drive My Friend" (Until Death Comes)
07. Jenny Lewis - "Run Devil Run" (Rabbit Fur Coat)
08. Lykke Li - "Tonight" (Youth Novels)
09. Nicole Atkins - "Neptune City" (Neptune City)
10. Olivia Ruiz - "La femme chocolat" (La femme chocolat)
11. The Pipettes - "Because It's Not Love (But It's Still a Feeling)" (We Are the Pipettes)
12. Regina Spektor - "Us" (Soviet Kitsch)
13. She & Him - "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?" (Volume One)
14. St. Vincent - "Marry Me" (Marry Me)
15. Tanya Donelly - "Heart of Gold" (Cinnamon Girl)
16. The Watson Twins - "Just Like Heaven" (Fire Songs)

Compiled by: ostalgie

01. Russian Red - "Cigarettes" (I Love Your Glasses)

02. Paper Bird - "None Of The Above" (Cryptozoology)

03. RF & Lili De La Mora - "Through The Trees" (Eleven Continents)

04. Múm - "Green Grass Of Tunnel" (Finally We Are No One)

05. Islaja - "Palaa Aurinkoon" (Palaa Aurinkoon)

06. Gustav - "Genua" (Rettet Die Wale)

07. To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie - "The Patron" (The Patron)

08. Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew - "Aging Faces/Losing Places" (Spirit It...)

09. Samara Lubelski - "Ego Blossoms" (Parallel Suns)

10. Lykke Li - "Dance Dance Dance" (Youth Novels)

A mix so “folk” that if one were to plant it, grass would grow.

Some of them aren't super folky, but grass would grow from all of them.

01. Devendra Banhart - "Lazy Butterfly" (Cripple Crow)
02. Mason Jennings - "Gentlest Hammer" (Boneclouds)
03. Whispertown 2000 - "I Think You Should Know" (Livin' in A Dream)
04. Bob Dylan - "Simple Twist of Fate" (Blood on the Tracks)
05. Damien Rice - "The Animals Were Gone" (9)
06. Elliott Smith - "Whatever" (New Moon)
07. Joanna Newsom - "The Sprout and The Bean" (The Milk-Eyed Mender)
08. David Wong - "Marigolds" (July With Fireworks)
09. Belle & Sebastian - "Judy and the Dream of Horses" (If You're Feeling Sinister)
10. Neutral Milk Hotel - "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)

Songs That Belong Inside a Fortune Cookie III

01. Headlights – "Signs Point To Yes (But Outlook Not So Good)" (Kill Them With Kindness)
02. Starts – "Today Will Be Better, I Swear!" (In Our Bedroom After the War)
03. The Elected – "Don't Get Your Hopes Up" (Me First)
04. Jeffrey Lewis – "Don't Let The Record Label Take You Out To Lunch" (It's The Ones Who've Cracked That The Light Shines Through)
05. Silver Jews – "We Could Be Looking for the Same Thing" (Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea)
06. Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins – "You Are What You Love" (Rabbit Fur Coat)
07. Suburban Kids With Biblical Names – "Do It All Or Don't Do It At All" (#1)
08. Matthew Good – "True Love Will Find You In the End" (Hospital Music)
09. Spoon – "Stay Don't Go" (Kill the Moonlight)
10. Owen – "One Of These Days" (At Home With Owen)
11. Cold War Kids – "God, Make Up Your Mind" (Robbers & Cowards)

Metaphors for Big Dicks

Nice.

01. Rancid - "Time Bomb" (And Out Come The Wolves)
02. Band of Horses - "Our Swords" (Everything All the Time)
03. Manfred Mann - "The Mighty Quinn" (The Mighty Quinn)
04. Beirut - "Elephant Gun" (Elephant Gun)
05. Gogol Bordello - "Start Wearing Purple" (Gypsy Punk)
06. Chris Bathgate - "Serpentine" (A Cork Tale Wake)
07. The Moore Brothers - "The Puppet" (On & Out)
08. Jay Farrar - "Voodoo Candle" (Sebastopol)
09. Fountains of Wayne - "Supercollider" (Welcome Interstate Managers)
10. Foo Fighters - "Everlong" (The Color and the Shape)
11. Styx - "Mr. Roboto" (Kilroy Was Here)
12. Willie Nelson - "Red Headed Stranger" (Red Headed Stranger)
13. Sammy Davis, Jr.- "The Candy Man" (Mr. Bojangles)

Songs with literary references to play in the independent book store where I work

Hi Book Nerd. A lot of these should be obvious. For some of the more obscure ones, I added a note. The last song was more of a thematic thing. I eschewed the whole Led Zepplin/Lord of the Rings tie-in, as (from an indie bookstore customer perspective) I would never shop at your bookstore if I had to listen to "The Battle of Evermore" and "Misty Mountain Hop" on loop. Hope that's ok.

01. Radiohead - "Paranoid Android" (OK, Computer) - a la Hitchhiker's Guide
02. The Great Outdoors - "Chekhov and I" (Food, Booze, and Entertainment)
03. The Smiths - "Cemetery Gates" (The Queen is Dead)
04. Kate Bush - "Wuthering Heights" (The Kick Inside)
05. Kris Delmhorst - "Galuppi Baldessare" (Strange Conversation) - from an album based entirely on Robert Browning poems
06. The Police - "Don't Stand So Close To Me" (Zenyatta Mondatta)
07. Throw Me The Statue - "Lolita" (About to Walk)
08. Noah and the Whale - "Jocasta" (Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down) - Jocasta was the mother of Oedipus. Counts, right?
09. The Decemberists - "Billy Liar" (Her Majesty the Decemberists)
10. Margot & The Nuclear So & So's - "Bookworm" (The Daytrotter Sessions EP)

Songs to watch the sun come up to as you drink your coffee and wonder why the girl you had sex with

01. Devendra Banhart - "Pumpkin Seeds" (Oh Me Oh My)
02. The Avett Brothers - "When I Drink" (The Gleam EP)
03. Bob Dylan - "One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)" (Blonde On Blonde)
04. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - "Never Become Emotionally Attached To Man, Woman, Beast, or Child" (We Are The Radio Mini Album)
05. Daniel Johnston - "Life In Vain" (Fun)
06. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Communist Daughter" (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)
07. Faces - "Ooh La La" (Ooh La La)

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