A mix tape to kindly tell my friend he needs to stop playing Spore and get outside for some s

This mix is sort of like a 12-step program, from the song titles to the lyrics to the way the songs make you feel like you can get up off that couch and conquer the world. (The real world, that is). Hope this helps him!

01. Built To Spill - "Bad Light" (Keep It Like A Secret)
02. Born Ruffians - "I Need A Life" (Red, Yellow & Blue)
03. The Polyphonic Spree - "Have A Day (Beginning Stages Of...)
04. Modest Mouse - "Styrofoam Boots/ It's All Nice On Ice, Alright" (The Lonesome Crowded West)
05. Maserati - "The World Outside" (Inventions for the New Season)
06. Broken Social Scene - "Looks Just Like The Sun" (You Forgot It In People)
07. Oh No! Oh My! - "Walk In The Park" (Oh No! Oh My!)
08. Grandaddy - "The Warming Sun" (Sumday)
09. Polaris - "Summerbaby" - (Music From "The Adventures Of Pete & Pete")
10. The Flaming Lips - "All We Have Is Now" (Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)
11. Dr. Dog - "My Old Ways" (We All Belong)
12. The Shivers - "New Direction" (Phone Calls)

Songs for people who say ‘I love you’ in unintelligible ways

01. Bloc Party - "This Modern Love" (Silent Alarm)

02. Bright Eyes -"Puella Quam Amo Est Pulchra" (A Collection of Songs)

03. Julie Doiron - "Le Jeune Amoureuse" (Desormais)

04. American Music Club - "Another Morning" (Love Songs For Patriots)

05. Guillemots - "Made-up Love Song #43" (Through The Windowpane)

06. The Mountain Goats - "Going to Georgia" (Zopilote Machine)

07. Joanna Newsom - "Bridges and Balloons" (Yarn and Glue [EP])

08. The Weakerthans - "My Favourite Chords" (Left and Leaving)

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

10. Built to Spill - "Car" (There's Nothing Wrong With Love)

11. Backseat Goodbye - "Tables and Chairs" (Rain Rain Go Away)

12. Say Anything - "A Walk Through Hell"- Menorah/Majora [EP])

13. American Analog Set - "Aaron and Maria" (Know By Heart)

14. The Velvet Underground - "Pale Blue Eyes" (The Velvet Underground & Nico)

15. The Elected - "Would You Come With Me?" (Sun, Sun, Sun)

Compiled by: misanthropologist

01. Stars – "What I'm Trying to Say" (Set Yourself on Fire)
02. Voxtrot – "The Start of Something" (Raised by Wolves EP)
03. The Wrens – "13 Months in 6 Minutes" (The Meadowlands)
04. Los Campesinos! – "My Year In Lists" (Hold On Now, Youngster)
05. The Decemberists – "Of Angels and Angles" (Picaresque)
06. Barenaked Ladies – "Enid" (Greatest Hits)
07. The Fratellis – "For The Girl" (Costello Music)
08. Jeffrey Lewis – "Don't Be Upset" (City & Eastern Songs)
09. The New Pornographers – "Failsafe" (Challengers)
10. The Dresden Dolls – "Boston" (No, Virginia)
11. Dr. Horrible – "My Freeze Ray" (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)

A mix to go along with achieving Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

let's break this down.

Physiological (food, water, shelter, oxygen)

01. Wolf Parade - "Dinner Bells" (Apologies To The Queen Mary)
02. Mirah - "Cold, Cold Water" (Advisory Committee)
03. Deerhunter - "Cover Me Slowly" (Microcastle)
04. Sunburned Hand Of Man - "The Air Itself" (No Magic Man)
05. Broken Social Scene - "Stomach Song" (Feel Good Lost)

Safety/Security

06. Mount Eerie - "Do Not Be Afraid, You Will Be In The World (live)" (Mount Eerie/The Love of Everything)
07. The Go! Team - "We Just Can't Be Defeated" (Are You Ready For More EP)
08. The Flaming Lips - "Fight Test" (Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)
09. Thunderbirds Are Now! - "Better Safe Than Safari" (Justamustache)
10. The Republic Tigers - "Fight Song" (Keep Color)

Love/Belonging

11. Blonde Redhead - "Loved Despite Great Faults" (Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons)
12. The Soft Boys - "Kingdom Of Love" (Underwater Moonlight)
13. The Chap - "I Am Oozing Emotion" (HAM)
14. Death From Above 1979 - "My Love Is Shared" (Heads Up EP)
15. Thanksgiving - "(You Belong To The) Blood" (Cave Days And Moments)
16. The Go-Betweens - "Born To A Family" (Oceans Apart)

Esteem

17. Deerhoof - "The Perfect Me" (Friend Opportunity)
18. Gloria Lynne - "If You Don't Get It Yourself" (Off The Beaten Track: Heavy Jazz & Raw Soul)
19. Johnny Cash - "A Satisfied Mind" (Kill Bill Vol. 2)
20. Islands - "Where There's A Will, There's A Whalebone" (Return To The Sea)
21. Manitoba - "Kid You'll Move Mountains" (Up In Flames)

Self-Actualization

22. State Bird - "I Saw The Light" (Mostly Ghostly)
23. Akron/Family - "Gone Beyond" (Meek Warrior)
24. Black Forest/Black Sea - "Beautiful Here" (Black Forest/Black Sea)
25. Icy Demons - "This Is It!" (Tears Of A Clone)
26. Joy Division - "Insight" (Unknown Pleasures)
27. Klaxons - "Atlantis To Interzone (Crystal Castles Remix)" (Xan Valleys EP)
28. Mi and L'au - "Philosopher" (Mi And L'au)

We, the readers of TMT, hate this music.

A while ago in a [news story->http://tinymixtapes.com/Judge-Sentences-Noise-Violaters-to], I requested TMT readers to tell me which music they'd least like to be forced to listen to for an hour straight. The overwhelming sentiment seems to be that Nickelback, mentioned in eight submissions, would be the worst punishment. I couldn't agree more.

Side One: Warming Up

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

02. Times New Viking - "Teen Drama" (Rip It Off)

03. Annie Lennox - "No More I Love Yous" (Medusa)

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

05. Melt Banana - "Lost Parts Stinging Me So Cold" (Cell-Scape)

06. Los Campesinos! - "You! Me! Dancing!" (Hold On Now Youngster)

07. Avril Lavigne - "In My World" (Let Go)

Side Two: Ripping Off Ears

08. Nickelback - "How You Remind Me" (Silver Side Up)

09. The Deftones - "Change (In the House of Flies)" (White Pony)

10. Insane Clown Posse - "Great Milenko" (The Great Milenko)

11. Coldplay - "Speed of Sound" (X&Y)

12. DJ Casper - "Cha Cha Slide" (Cha Cha Slide)

13. Hannah Montana - "Nobody's Perfect" (Meet Miley Cyrus)

14. Vampire Weekend - "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" (Vampire Weekend)

15. Creed - "My Own Prison" (My Own Prison)

16. Nickelback - "If Everyone Cared" (All the Right Reasons)

A mix that says “come back here and go on tiny adventures with me” and also “let’s laugh and talk ag

Tiny Adventures? Afternoons of hanging upsidedown? Couches? All right up my alley.

Side A: Tiny Adventures

01. Harry Gregson-Williams - "Starry Night" (Shrek)
02. M. Ward - "Chinese Translation" (Post-War)
03. Andrew Bird - "Weather Systems" (Weather Systems)
04. Coldplay - "Don't Panic" (Parachutes)
05. Patrick Wolf - "The Magic Position" (The Magic Position)
05. Final Fantasy - "Adventure.exe" (Has A Good Home)

Side B: That Afternoon

06. The Maccabees - "Toothpaste Kisses" (Colour It In)
07. Iron & Wine - "Naked As We Came" (Our Endless Numbered Days)
08. Cat Power - "Sea of Love" (The Covers Record)
09. Sufjan Stevens - "To Be Alone With You" (Seven Swans)
10. Elliott Smith - "Say Yes" (Either/Or)

Songs the Keebler Elves would make if they were a band.

01. Architecture in Helsinki - "It's 5!" (In Case We Die)
02. Manitoba - "Crayon" (Up In Flames)
03. Broadcast - "Where Youth And Laughter Go" (Future Crayon)
04. Gingerbread Patriots - "A Story of Peeple" (Wax Lips And Hummingbirds)
05. The Go! Team - "Get It Together" (Thunder Lightning Strike)
06. Of Montreal - "A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger" (Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?)
07. Islands - "Jogging Gorgeous Summer" (Return To The Sea)
08. Matthew Friedberger - "The Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co. Resignation Letter" (Winter Women)
09. Yo La Tengo - "Beanbag Chair" (I'm Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass)
10. The Walkmen - "We've Been Had" (The Walkmen)
11. Y.A.C.H.T. - "Vacationland Guitaroo" (MEGA)
12. Beulah - "Sunday Under Glass" (When Your Heartstrings Break)
13. Jens Lekman - "Run Away With Me" (USA October 2005 EP)
14. The Fiery Furnaces - "Sing For Me" ("EP")
15. The Unicorns - "I Was Born (A Unicorn)" (Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?)

(Return Of The) Make me a five-song introduction to the music scene in your city. If I wanted to sta

Bands that play pretty regularly in Portland, OR

01. Tragedy- "The Ending Fight" (Can We Call This Life 7'' EP)
02. Mirah- "Cold Cold Water" (Advisory Committee)
03. Menomena- "Wet and Rusting" (Friend And Foe)
04. The Thermals- "Here's to Your Future" (The Body, The Blood, The Machine)
05. The Decemberists- "Red Right Ankle" (Her Majesty the Decemberists)

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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 areas of Minnesota other 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 found on MySpace. And except Meredith Fierke, they can also 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: dorkmuffin

I'm a little late to jump on the bandwagon, but I figured I'd go with people currently performing in Philly. There's a decent (but not terribly comprehensive) cross-section of genres here (though hip-hop is sadly missing).

01. Drink Up Buttercup - "Gods and Gentlemen" (Born and Thrown on a Hook)
02. Dr Dog - "The Rabbit, the Bat, and the Reindeer" (Fate)
03. Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer - "Death or Radio" (Schematics)
04. The Low Budgets - "Craft Fair" (Leave Us A Loan)
05. Paint it Black - "Exit Wounds" (Paradise)

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Compiled by: whitetieyoudie

New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

01. Full of Fancy - "Hot Tub" (Sweet Baby Jesus)
02. Screaming Females - "Limbs" (What if Someone is Watching Their T.V.?)
03. Little Lungs - "Atlantic Bridge" (Hoist Me Up! 7")

04. The Measure [SA] - "The Moment You Said Yes" (Old Crow 7")
05. The Hunchback - "Werse Houses" (Pray For Scars)

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Compiled by: saradactyl

Welcome to Des Moines/Iowa City.

01. The Poison Control Center - "Make Love a Star" (A Collage of Impressions)

02. Christopher the Conquered - "The Wolf Shall Lie Down" (I Guess That's What We're Dying For..)

03. Escape the Floodwater - "Snake Train" (Whiskey Will Fix It)

04. William Elliott Whitmore - "When Push Comes to Love" (Ashes to Dust)

05. Death Ships - "Maybe Arkansas" (untitled)

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Compiled by: billybass

Nashville, TN

01. Silver Jews - "Tennessee" (Bright Flight)
02. Caitlin Rose - "Docket" (Dead Flowers EP)
03. Eff Barzelay - "Lose Big" (Lose Big)
04. Old Crow Medicine Show - "Highway Halo" (Tennessee Pusher)
05. Gillian Welsh - "I Dream a Highway" (Time (The Revelator))

I want my roommate to be afraid of how indie I am.

Blast this to get back at the people who won't stop playing Fall Out Boy and Taylor Swift. Your roommate will definitely have a newfound respect (or fear) for (of) you.

01. Crystal Castles - "Air War" (Crystal Castles)

02. The Moldy Peaches - "Lucky Number Nine" (The Moldy Peaches)

03. Hercules And Love Affair - "Time Will" (Hercules And Love Affair)

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

05. Why? - "Yo Yo Bye Bye" (Elephant Eyelash)

06. Belle & Sebastian - "We Rule the School" (Tigermilk)

07. Architecture in Helsinki - "Hold Music" (Places Like This)

08. Devendra Banhart - "Poughkeepsie" (Rejoicing in the Hands)

09. Los Campesinos! - "Knee Deep at ATP" (Hold On Now, Youngster...)

10. The Mountain Goats - "Alpha Incipiens" (Zopilote Machine)

11. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Pree Sisters Swallowing A Donkey's Eye" (On Avery Island)

12. Of Montreal - "Faberge Falls For Shuggie" (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?)

13. Okkervil River - "For Real" (Black Sheep Boy)

14. Sunset Rubdown - "Snake's Got A Leg III" (Shut Up I'm Dreaming)

15. The Unicorns - "Jellybones" (Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?)

16. Jeffrey Lewis - "Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror" (City & Eastern Songs)

Songs for chicks high off redline doing the electric slide on the sidewalk in front of some bitch’s

I made sure to do a mini-electric slide to each song. It works, even if it's terrifying.

01. Of Montreal - "Gronlandic Edit" (Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?)

02. Chromeo - "Rage" (She's In Control)

03. Calvin Harris - "Acceptable In The 80s" (I Created Disco)

04. The Rapture - "Whoo! Alright-Yeah...Uh Huh" (Pieces Of The People We Love)

05. MGMT - "Electric Feel" (Oracular Spectacular)

06. Natalie Portman's Shaved Head - "Iceage Babeland" (Glistening Pleasure)

07. LCD Soundsystem - "Disco Infiltrator" (LCD Soundsystem)

08. Cut Copy - "Eternity One Night Only" (In Ghost Colours)

09. Le Tigre - "Deceptacon" (Le Tigre)

10. Cansei de Ser Sexy - "Superafim" (Cansei de Ser Sexy)

11. Adam Tensta - "My Cool" (It's A Tensta Thing)

Soundtrack to my British invasion.

Side A:

01. The Who - "The Kids Are Alright" (The Who Sings My Generation)

02. The Small Faces - "Lazy Sunday" (Odgens' Nut Gone Flake)

03. The Animals - "Memphis Tennessee" (The Animals)

04. The Kinks - "Something Better Beginning" (Kinds Kinks)

05. The Rolling Stones - "Under My Thumb" (Aftermath)

Side B:

06. Elvis Costello - "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea" (This Year's Model)

07. The Jam - "In the City" (In the City)

08. The Smiths - "London" (Louder than Bombs)

09. Blur - "Magic America" (Parklife)

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