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


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)

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

Warning:last song may send an "I want to get back with you" message

01. Ray LaMontagne - "Empty" (Till the Sun Turns Black)

02. Kevin Drew - "When It Begins" (Spirit If...)

03. Deer Tick - "Art Isn't Real (City Of Sin)" (War Elephant)

Compiled by: Defenestrate99

He sounds like a total douchebag. May these songs ruin him.

01. Jacob Golden - "Revenge Songs" (Revenge Songs)
02. Jon Brion - "Ruin My Day" (Meaningless)
03. Fiona Apple - "Never is a Promise" (Tidal)

Songs to show my little brother that being “popular” in high school doesn’t mean shit. He’s cooler A

I'm a boy in high school who isn't popular and knows it doesn't mean shit, and I learned that great attitude from my older sister!
01. Masters of Hemisphere - "Rules of Life" (Protest A Dark Anniversary)
02. Beat Happening - "Teenage Caveman" (You Turn Me On)
03. The Pastels - "World of Possibilities" (Mobile Safari
04. The Ramones - "Beat On The Brat" (The Ramones)
05. Sebadoh - "Violet Execution" (III)
06. Teenage Fanclub - "Star Sign" (Bandwagonesque)
07. Yo La Tengo - "The Lie and How We Told It" (I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One)
08. Casper & The Cookies - "Hey Mr. Superstar" (The Optimist's Club)
09. Jay Reatard - "Blood Visions" (Blood Visions)
10. The Apples In Stereo - "Green Machine" (Fun Trick Noisemaker)
11. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "In This Home On Ice" (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
12. Elf Power - "Simon (The Bird With The Candy Bar Head)" (A Dream In Sound)

Songs For Feeling Small And Defenseless

I hope you feel better Raechel. I have felt this way too

01. BellX1 - "Bad Skin Day" (Flock)

02. Brand New - "Tautou" (Deja Entendu)

03. Bright Eyes - "Lime Tree" (Cassadaga)

04. Cat Power - "Rockets" (Myra Lee)

05. Coldplay - "For You" (Without Parachutes)

06. Death Cab For Cutie - "Passenger Seat" (Transatlanticism)

07. Dispatch - "Mayday" (Silent Steeples)

08. Windsor For the Derby - "Mellody of a Fallen Tree" (Marie Antoinette Soundtrack)

09. Explosions In The Sky - "Your Hand In Mine (Goodbye)" (Friday Night Lights Soundtrack)

10. Fruit Bats - "Seaweed" (Mouthfuls)

11. Great Northern - "Babies" (Trading Twilight For Daylight)

12. Iron And Wine - "Upward Over The Mountain" (The Creek Drank The Cradle)

13. Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins - "Happy" (Rabbit Fur Coat)

14. Jim Noir - "Ships And Clouds" (Jim Noir)

15. John Mayer - "Quiet" (Inside Wants Out)

16. Kings of Convenience - "Parallel Lines" (Kings of Convenience)

17. Nirvana - "All Apologies" (Unplugged In New York)

18. Paper Rival - "Bluebird" (Dialog)

19. The Postal Service - "This Place Is A Prison" (Give Up)

20. The Radio Department - "I Don't Like It Like This" (Marie Antoinette Soundtrack)

21. Radiohead - "Pyramid Song" (Amnesiac)

22. Rilo Kiley - "85" (Intial Friend (Second Pressing))

23. The Shins - "Black Wave" (Wincing The Night Away)

24. Sufjan Stevens - "Chicago" (Illinoise)

25. Louis Armstrong - "What A Wonderful World" (Greatest Hits)

Songs That Go Nicely With Cigarettes Pt. II

I smoke on my roof. This is what I listen to during those moments

01. Cat Power - "The Moon" (The Greatest)
02. Death Cab For Cutie - "Passenger Seat" (Transatlanticism)
03. Devendra Banhart - "Quadate Luna" (Cripple Crow)
04. Copeland - "California" (Beneath Medicine Tree)
05. Kings Of Leon - "On Call" (Because Of The Times)
06. Yeah Yeah Yeah's - "Cheated Hearts" (Show Your Bones)
07. The Decemberists - "Oceanside" (5 Songs)
08. Failure - "Stuck On You" (Fantastic Planet)
09. Jeff Buckley - "Lover, You Should Have Come Over" (Grace)

Compiled by: akamarie

This mix is a little "sunday morning rain," and a little "remembering how to breathe."
01. The Velvet Underground - "Sunday Morning" (The Velvet Underground & Nico)

02. The Microphones/Mt. Eerie - "You'll Be In The Air" (The Glow Pt. 2)

03. Bright Eyes - "How Many Lights Do You See" (A Collection of Songs)

04. Death Cab For Cutie - "Steadier Footing" (The Photo Album)

05. The Weepies - "World Spins Madly On" (Say I Am You)

06. KaiserCartel - "Okay" (March 4th)

07. Alexi Murdoch - "Breathe" (Time Without Consequence)

08. Joanna Newsom - "This Side Of The Blue" (The Milk Eyed Mender)

09. Elliott Smith - "Twilight" (From A Basement On A Hill)

10. Modest Mouse - "Whenever You Breathe Out, I Breathe In (Positive/Negative)" (Building Nothing Out Of Something)

11. Iron & Wine - "Woman King" (Woman King [EP])

12. The Decemberists - "Bridges and Balloons (Joanna Newsom Cover)" (Picaresquities[EP])

My mother is in her late 40s and dresses like a 21-year-old bimbo. To make it worse, my name is Sta

Dear Stacey,

I will not include that song. You deserve better than that.



01. Say Hi To Your Mom - "Let's Talk About Spaceships" (Numbers & Mumbles)
02. The Pale Pacific - "Your Parents House" (Urgency)
03. Hot Hot Heat - "Shame On You" (Elevator)
04. The Lemonheads - "Mrs. Robinson" (It's a Shame About Ray)
05. Jay Farrar - "Damn Shame" (Sebatstopol)
06. Danzig - "Mother" (Danzig)
07. Old Canes - "Face It" (Early MOrning Hymns)
08. Ben Folds - "Annie Waits" (Rockin' The Suburbs)
09. We Shot The Moon - "Upon Waking She Found Herself A Cougar" (Fear and Love)
10. Mates of States - "Everyone Needs an Editor" (My Solo Project)
11. David Bowie - "Queen Bitch" (Hunky Dory)
12. Shout Out Louds - "You Are Dreaming" (Our Ill Wills)

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