machine superintelligences from the future are transmitting on our frequency through the vacuum of s

Note from valdemar: this is a freaky party.

01. Ulver - "The Future Sound of Music" (Perdition City)
02. Numbers - "Driving Song(Crash remix)" (Death)
03. Jim O'Rourke - "And I'm Singing" (I'm Happy, And I'm Singing, And a 1,2,3,4)
04. Goodiepal - "Icon Dub" (Narc Beacon)
05. Xiu Xiu - "Pink City" (A Promise)
06. Steve Reich and Pat Metheny - "04 Electric Counterpoint: Fast" (Different Trains /Electric Counterpoint)
07. Four Tet - "Spirit Fingers" (Rounds)
08. Praxis - "Crash Victim/Black Science Navigator" (Transmutation (Mutatis Mutantis))
09. Juana Molina - "Filter Tags" (Tres Cosas)
10. Under Byen - "Syng Hvide Nat" (Kyst)

songs to keep me company while I wait for him. cause thats what I do. wait for him.

note from charlotte: if he makes you wait around, he's probably not worth waiting for. but i'm sorry. anyway, this tape takes you from patiently waiting to questioning to rebelling.

01. Ben Kweller - "Lizzy" (Sha Sha)
02. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - "Timorous Me" (The Tyranny of Distance)
03. The Beatles - "Fixing A Hole" (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
04. Of Montreal - "October Is Eternal" (The Sunlandic Twins)
05. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - "Pangea" (Broom)
06. Franz Ferdinand - "Come On Home" (Franz Ferdinand)
07. Jack Johnson - "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing" (In Between Dreams)
08. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "The Waiting" (Hard Promises)
09. Ben Folds - "Annie Waits" (Rockin' The Suburbs)
10. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - "How Long Do I have To Wait For You?" (Naturally)
11. The White Stripes - "I Can't Wait" (White Blood Cells)

bonus track (in case the waiting stops):
12. Pixies - "Here Comes Your Man" (Doolittle)

bonus track (in case the waiting stops & you wake up):
13. Reel Big Fish - "Where Have You Been?" (Cheer Up!)

Songs to eat cereal to


01. Mike Doughty - "Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well" (Haughty Melodic)
02. Sebadoh - "License to Confuse" (Sebadoh)
03. Rooftop Singers - "Walk Right In" (The Best of Rooftop Singers)
04. Violent Femmes - "Please Do Not Go" (s/t)
05. Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Crosstown Traffic" (Electric Ladyland)
06. Beck - "Electric Music and the Summer People" (B Side Collection: Stray Blues)
07. Troy Gregory - "Bannanas N' Dynamite" (Laura)
08. The High Water Marks - "Queen of Verlaine" (Songs About the Ocean)
09. Blur - "Coffee and TV" (13)
10. Cornershop - "Topknot" (The Rough Trade Field Guide to Music Vol. 1)
11. Black Grape - "Shake Your Money" (It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah)

A mix for starting out on your own and instead of the cool, independent, I-can-do-whatever-I-want” l

note from m@: Songs to remind you of how far you've come.

01. Belle & Sebastian - "If You're Feeling Sinister" (If You're Feeling Sinister)
02. Tegan & Sara - "Where Does The Good Go?" (So Jealous)
03. The Get-Up Kids - "Overdue" (On A Wire)
04. Ben Folds Five - "Song for the Dumped" (Whatever and Ever Amen)
05. Weezer - "Undone-The Sweater Song" (Weezer)
06. Air - "Highschool Lover" (Virgin Suicides)
07. The Decemberists - "Shiny" (5 Songs)
08. Sloan - "Everything You've Done Is Wrong" (One Chord to Another)
09. Iron & Wine - "Sunset Soon Forgotten" (Our Endless Numbered Days)
10. John Mayer - "Kid-A [cover]" (Bigger Than My Body)

songs to piss off pitchforkmedia.

note from Jordon: All these songs were on albums that got below a rating of 5 from pitchfork. Many were even ranked below a 2. I figured that the fact that nobody agrees with them would piss them off most.

01. Rilo Kiley - "Pictures Of Success" (Takeoffs & Landings)
02. Metric - "Poster of a Girl" (Live It Out)
03. The Fiery Furnaces - "The Wayward Granddaughter" (Rehearsing My Choir)
04. Tegan & Sara - "Walking With A Ghost" (So Jealous)
05. Coldplay - "Fix You" (X&Y)
06. Badly Drawn Boy - "Year Of The Rat" (One Plus One is One)
07. Pedro The Lion - "Transcontinental" (Pedro The Lion's Achilles Heel)
08. Mum - "Weeping Rock, Rock" (Summer Make Good)
09. Matt Pond PA - "Jefferson" (The Green Fury)
10. Eels - "Restraining Order Blues" (Shootenanny!)
11. Nada Surf - "Inside Of Love" (Let Go)
12. The Velvet Teen - "Death" (Out Of The Fierce Parade)
13. Beachwood Sparks - "Drinkswater" (Make The Cowboy Robots Cry)
14. Stereophonics - "Dakota" (Language. Sex. Violence. Other?)
15. Kings Of Leon - "Soft" (Aha Shake Heartbreak)

i once met this boy when i was 10 years old and i fell in love with him. i havent seen him since the

Compiled by: Cropulis
01. Stars - "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" (Set Yourself On Fire)
02. Dusty Springfield - "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty in Memphis)
03. Johnny Cash - "Ring of Fire" (The Essential Johnny Cash)
04. Blood, Sweat & Tears - "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" (Greatest Hits)
05. Mama Cass Elliot - "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (Dream a Little Dream of Me)
06. Jefferson Airplane - "Comin' Back To Me" (Surrealistic Pillow)
07. Built To Spill - "Twin Falls" (There's Nothing Wrong With Love)
08. The Flaming Lips - "The Sound of Failure/ It's Dark ... Is It Always This Dark?" (At War With The Mystics
09. Rilo Kiley - "Rest of My Life" (Take Offs and Landings)
10. Of Montreal - "Requiem For O.M.M.2" (The Sunlandic Twins)
11. Beck - "Beautiful Way" (Midnite Vultures)
12. Beat Happening - "Bewitched" (Jamboree)
13. Southern Culture on the Skids - "Wish I Was in Love" (For Lovers Only)
14. R.E.M. - "You Are The Everything" (Green)
15. Silver Jews - "Honk If You're Lonely" (American Water)
16. Dire Straits - "Tunnel of Love" (Money For Nothing)

Compiled by: Cropulis

01. Portishead- "Sour Times" (Dummy)
02. The Decemberists- "From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea)" (Picaresque)
03. Beck- "Ship in a Bottle" (Sea Change Import)
04. Sufjan Stevens- "A Good Man is Hard to Find" (Seven Swans)
05. Peter Gabriel- "Modern Love" (Peter Gabriel)
06. The Zombies- "A Rose For Emily" (Odyssey and Oracle)
07. Roxy Music- "More Than This" (Avalon)
08. Stevie Wonder- "Lookin' For Another Pure Love" (Talking Book)
09. XTC- "The Disappointed" (Nonsuch)
10. Doug Martsch- "Impossible" (Now You Know)
11. Elton John- "Love Song" (Tumbleweed Connection)
12. Pink Floyd- "If" (Atom Heart Mother)
13. David Bowie- "Soul Love" (The Rise and Fall of Zigy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars)
14. Jeff Buckley- "Morning Theft" (Sketches for my Sweetheart the Drunk)
15. The Arcade Fire- "The Backseat" (Funeral)
16. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole- "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" (Meet Joe Black Soundtrack... yes the movie is lame, but this song is perfect)

Songs to show that I don’t like people, but I don’t want to be alone, I’m having a nervous breakdown

01. Azure Ray - "November" (November EP)
02. Bright Eyes - "Lua" (I'm Wide Awake It's Morning)
03. The Submarines - "Darkest Things" (Declare a New State!)
04. Cat Power - "Hate" (The Greatest)
05. Jack Johnson - "In Between Dreams)
06. Wilco - "Why Would You Wanna Live?" (Being There)
07. Julie Doiron - "The Surgery is Over" (Heart & Crime)
08. Gary Jules - "Mad World" (Donnie Darko OST)
09. Rilo Kiley - "A Better Son/Daughter" (The Execution of All Things)
10. The Smiths - "Asleep" (Louder Than Bombs)

my boyfriend died. it’s been almost 3 months and i still cry in my closet.

Note from Goghaway: It's been a couple of years for me, and I still cry on my roof sometimes. A slew of well-meaning relatives and friends are all probably telling what you should be feeling right now, or even telling you what you are feeling. Seriously, take your time.

Here's what I felt at the time: overwhelming, expansive grief; dullness like I'd been lost, living outside of myself and wandering aimlessly; guilt and rebelliousness when I started to grow into a new life and leave some things behind; and eventually, joy that I could still love and remember him. I hope that this helps and I am so, so sorry for your loss

01. The Weepies - "World Spins Madly On"- The Weepies (Say I Am You)
02. Sufjan Stevens - "I Can't Even Lift My Head" (To Spirit Back to the Mews)
03. Ryan Adams - "Please Do Not Let Me Go" (Love is Hell)
04. Colin Hay - "I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You" (Going Somewhere)
05. Death Cab For Cutie - "Transatlanticism" (Transatlanticism)
06. Little Children Jump - "Cathedrals" (Magazine)
07. Joseph Arthur - "In the Sun" (Come to Where I'm From)
08. Ben Folds - "Still Fighting It" (Rockin' the Suburbs)
09. Jorge Calderon And Jennifer Warnes - "Keep Me in Your Heart" (Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon)

Something to leave on “repeat” to keep my dog company during the day while I’m at work.

01. Bauhaus - "Hair of the Dog" (Mask)
02. The Cure - "Shake Dog Shake" (The Top)
03. David Bowie - "Diamond Dogs" (Diamond Dogs)
04. Manic Street Preachers - "Damn Dog" (Album)
05. Dead Kennedys - "Dog Bite" (Plastic Surgery Disasters/In God We Trust, Inc.)
06. The Stooges - "I Wanna Be Your Dog" (The Stooges)
07. Belle and Sebastian - "Dog on Wheels (Dog on Wheels EP)

Bonus Track: The Ramones - "Howlin' at the Moon" (Ramones Mania)

songs for dogs to poop along to

01. The Strokes - "Is This It?" (Is This It)
02. The White Stripes - "Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground" (White Blood Cells)
03. Hugh Masekela - "Grazing In The Grass" (The Promise Of A Future)
04. The Mamas & The Papas - "Go Where You Wanna Go" (If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears)
05. Talking Heads - "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" (Speaking In Tongues)
06. The Go! Team - "Bottle Rocket" (Thunder, Lightning, Strike)
07. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - "Relax" (Welcome To The Pleasuredome)
08. Grandaddy - "Stray Dog And The Chocolate Shake" (Sumday)
09. Caesars - "Jerk It Out" (39 Minutes Of Bliss [In An Otherwise Meaningless World])
10. Burt Bachrach - "Any Day Now" (Make It Easy On Yourself)
11. They Might Be Giants - "They Might Be Giants" (Flood)
12. Siouxie & The Banshees - "Peek-A-Boo" (Peepshow)
13. Ce Ce Penison - "Finally" (Finally)
14. The Stranglers - "Golden Brown" (La Folie)
15. Modest Mouse - "Bury Me With It" (Good News For People Who Love Bad News)
16. The Left Banke - "Walk Away Renee" (Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina)
17. Triumph The Insult Comic Dog - "Together In Pooping" (Come Poop With Me)

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