Make me a five-song introduction to the music scene in your city. If I wanted to start going to show

Compiled by: Gillybird86

As much as I love Mason Jennings, I tried to stay away from the more widely popular bands/artists. Though these bands/artists come from more areas of Minnesota than just Minneapolis and St Paul, that is where I'd say the "music scene is" and where most of them play. All of these bands can be discovered on MySpace. And all of them, except Meredith Fierke, can be found on iTunes. Meredith has one album out, but has only just recently released it.

01. Cloud Cult - "Bobby's Spacesuit" (Advice From The Happy Hippo)
02. Skittish - "Phantom's Toast (Tragedy Of The Commons)
03. Meredith Fierke - "Train's Song" (The Procession)
04. The Plagiarists -"Lonely Love" (Literal Scene)
05. Roma di Luna - "Plenty" (Find Your Way Home)

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Compiled by: makemeone

Welcome to Montreal.

01. Wolf Parade - "Grounds for Divorce" (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
02. Arcade Fire - "Black Mirror" (Neon Bible)
03. Islands - "Rough Gem" (Return to the Sea)
04. Stars - "Your Ex-Lover is Dead" (Set Yourself on Fire)
05. Handsome Furs - "Handsome Furs Hate This City" (Plague Park)

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Compiled by: Enginedriver

It's hard to make a mix tape for a place like Athens, GA without including R.E.M., Elephant 6, The B-52's, or any of the other big names, but the hardest part about this is trying to remove my bias and include bands that me or my friends are not affiliated with. But that is what makes Athens great; most people (minus the fraternities) are making music here, and a lot of it is good. If you ever come to this mecca eat at Weaver D's and then walk around downtown, you'll hear something you like

01. Cinemechanica - "Brain Tarp" (Martial Arts)
02. Dark Meat- "Angle of Meth" (Universal Indians)
03. Allison Weiss- "The End" (Allison Weiss & the Way She Likes It)
04. Ham 1- "I Wave Back" (The Underground Stream)
05. Iron Hero- "We Should Run While We Have the Chance" (Safe as Houses)

Songs that Reference Cigarettes

Because smoking a jay is unacceptable, fags do the trick.

01. Ben Lee - "Cigarettes Will Kill You" (Breathing Tornados)
02. The Doors - "Soul Kitchen" (In Concert)
03. Patsy Cline - "Three cigarettes in an ashtray" (Crazy Dreams Disc 1)
04. Sublime - "What I Got" (Gold:Remastered)
06. The Jam - "Eton Rifles" (Setting Sons)
07. Elliot Smith - "Condor Ave" (Roman Candle)
08. Oasis - "Cigarettes and Alcohol" (Definitely Maybe)
09. Brownsville Station - "Smokin' in the Boy's Room" (Yeah)

Complied by: MotherSuperior

01. Arctic Monkeys - "Cigarette Smoke" (?)

02. Alanis Morissette - "Hand in My Pocket" (Jagged Little Pill)

03. Oasis - "Cigarettes and Alcohol" (Definitely Maybe)

04. The Beatles - "I'm So Tired" (White Album)

05. Sublime - "What I Got" (Sublime)

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

07. David Bowie - "Rock n' Roll Suicide" (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars)

08. Le Tigre - "This Island" (This Island)

09. Matt Costa - "Cigarette Eyes" (Unfamiliar Faces)

10. Dirty Pretty Things - "If You Love a Woman" (Waterloo to Anywhere)

11. Action Action - "Let's Never Go To Sleep" (Don't Cut Your Fabrics to This Year's Fashions)

The songs no one listens to on albums that everyone knows.

01. The Beatles - "Here Comes the Sun" (Abbey Road)

02. Daft Punk - "Face to Face" (Discovery)

03. David Bowie - "Life on Mars" (Best of Bowie)

04. Muse - "Invincible" (Black Holes and Revalations)

05. Boston - "Cool The Engines" (Boston: Greatest Hits)

06. Pink Floyd - "Us and Them" (Dark Side of the Moon)

07. Barenaked Ladies - "Aluminum" (Everything to Everyone)

08. Green Day - "Redundant" (Nimrod)

09. Bon Jovi - "Let it Rock" (Slippery When Wet)

There’s something repulsive about alphabet soup.

01. Yellowcard - "A.W.O.L." (One For the Kids)

02. Animal Collective - "Bees" (Feels)

03. Letters to Cleo - "I See" (Aurora Gory Alice)

04. Nicotine - "L.S.D." (Pleeeeeeez! Who Are You?)

05. Lil' Wayne - "F*** You" (500 Degreez)

06. Joe Jackson - "Jamie G." (Laughter & Lust)

07. Tool - "H." (Aenima)

08. Kidneythieves - "K" (Trickster)

09. The Cure - "M" (Seventeen Seconds)

10. Cream – "NSU" (Live Cream)

11. Mothers of Invention - "WPLJ" (Burnt Weeny Sandwich)

12. Cartel - "Q" (Chroma)

13. Faith No More - "RV" (Angel Dust)

14. Blue Oyster Cult - "E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)" (Agents of Fortune)

15. Coldplay - "X&Y" (X&Y)

16. Mindless Self Indulgence - "Z" (Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy)

I already forget how I used to feel about you…

So, as a newbie Robot, I chose this mix tape because I knew a Joel, well several Joel's... However, there is one particular Joel who I miss dearly. We did not know each other long, but it was brief and powerful. Anywho, he was a drummer in a punk rock band -- he liked Turbonegro and GWAR... We are gonna start off heavy, okay? Mostly heavy...

Side A

01. Black Flag - "Depression" (Everything Went Black)

02. X - "Johnny Hit and Run Paulene" (Los Angeles)

03. Year Long Disaster - "It Ain't Luck" (Self-Titled)

04. Cancer Bats - "French Immersion" (Birthing the Giant)

05. Bush - "Machinehead" (Sixteen Stone)

06. Falling Sickness - "Sleeping It Off" (Because the World Has Failed Us Both)

07. Tegan and Sara - "Back In Your Head" (The Con)

08. The Black Keys - "Have Love, Will Travel" (Thickfreakness)

09. Robert Jonson - "Hellhound" (King of the Delta Blues Singers)

Side B

01. M.I.A - "Paper Planes" (Kala)

02. Nekromantix - "Who Killed the Cheerleader?" (Return of the Loving Dead)

03. Sam Sparro - "Cottonmouth" (Self-Titled)

04. Hercules and the Love Affair - "True/False Fake/Real" (Self-Titled)

05. Martina Topley-Bird - "Sandpaper Kisses' (Quixotic)

06. River City Tanlines - "Modern Friction" (Modern Friction -Single)

07. The Pogues - "Love You 'Til the End" (Pogue Mahone)

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)
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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" (myspace.com/shottty)
07. Deadboy and the Elephant - "Evil Friend" (We Are Night Sky)

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