A mix tape to make me happy! :)

Upbeat, fun and cheesy. These songs always make me happy. :)

01. Blind Melon - “No Rain” (Blind Melon)
02. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - “40 Day Dream” (Up From Below)
03. Florence and the Machine - “Rabbit Heart” (Lungs)
04. MGMT - “Electric Feel” (Oracular Spectacular)
05. Phil Collins - “Don’t Lose My Number” (No Jacket Required)
06. Portugal the Man - “The Sun” (The Satanic Satanist)
07. Telekinesis - “Coast of Carolina” (Telekinesis!)
08. The Four Tops - “I Can’t Help Myself” (Four Tops’ Second Album)
09. Fitz and the Tantrums - “We Don’t Gotta Work it Out” (Pickin’ Up the Pieces)


01. Born Ruffians - “I Need A Life” (Red, Yellow & Blue)
02. Broken Bells - “The High Road” (Broken Bells)
03. Eliza Doolittle - “Skinny Genes” (Eliza Doolittle)
04. Matt & Kim - “Daylight” (Grand)
05. Beirut - “Elephant Gun” (Lon Gisland)
06. Fanfarlo - “Harold T Wilkind, Or How To Wait For A Very Long Time” (Reservoir)
07. Talking Heads - “Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town” (Talking Heads ‘77)
08. Hungry Kids Of Hungary - “Wristwatch” (Escapades)
09. My Federation - “What Gods Are These” (Don’t Wanna Die)
10. Built To Spill - “Conventional Wisdom” (You In Reverse)

Songs to listen to driving down the road to the beach with the windows rolled down on the last day of summer vacation

01. Shy Child - “Summer” (Summer - EP)
02. Tullycraft - “Wild Bikini” (Beat Surf Fun)
03. Matt Pond PA - “Summer (Butcher Two)” (Emblems)
04. Beach Fossils - “Daydream” (Beach Fossils)
05. Best Coast - “Summer Mood” (Crazy For You)
06. The Field Mice - “Emma’s House” (Snowball+Singles)
07. Girls - “Laura” (Album)
08. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - “Stay Alive” (The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart)
09. The Rural Alberta Advantage - “In The Summertime” (Hometowns)
10. Stars - “First Five Times” (Set Yourself On Fire)
11. Talulah Gosh! - “Talulah Gosh” (Backwash)

Im 17, and moving from a very small town in Minnesota to Los Angeles all alone. Help me create a soundtrack to this experience.

Let’s think of this as more of a “Don’t forget about where you came from” mix than an “I’m leaving and never coming back”-type mix. All the artists are either from Minnesota, or have big Minnesota ties. As Slug would say, “Follow the dream doesn’t mean leave the love, roam if you must, but come when you’ve seen enough.”

01. Selby Tigers - “Sidewalk” (Charm City)
02. Husker Du - “Something I Learned Today” (Zen Arcade)
03. The Trashmen - “Surfin’ Bird” (Surfin’ Bird)
04. Prince - “When You Were Mine” (Dirty Mind)
05. The Replacements - “Kiss Me On the Bus” (Tim)
06. P.O.S. - “Meth-head vs. McNugget” (Ipecac Neat)
07. Dessa - “Dixon’s Girl” (A Badly Broken Code)
08. The Jayhawks - “The Man Who Loved Life” (Sound Of Lies)
09. The Baseball Project - “Don’t Call Them Twinkies” (Vol. 2: High And Inside)
10. Bob Dylan - “All Along The Watchtower” (John Wesley Harding)
11. Communist Daughter - “Not The Kid” (Soundtrack To The End)
12. Bash & Pop - “Friday Night Is Killing Me” (Friday Night Is Killing Me)
13. Soul Asylum - “Misery (Live)” (After the Flood: Live From the Grand Forks Prom)
14. Cloud Cult - “That Man Jumped Out The Window” (Advice From The Happy Hippopotamus)
15. Low - “Lust” (The Curtain Hits The Cast)
16. Haley Bonar - “Tiger Boy” (Big Star)
17. Semisonic - “Singing In My Sleep” (Feeling Strangely Free)
18. Motion City Soundtrack - “Perfect Teeth” (I Am The Movie)
19. The Hold Steady - “First Night” (Boys And Girls In America)
20. Atmosphere - “Always Coming Back Home To You” (Seven’s Travels)

Underrated Beatles Songs

01. The Beatles - “It’s All Too Much” (Yellow Submarine)
02. The Beatles - “And Your Bird Can Sing” (Revolver)
03. The Beatles - “Piggies” (The White Album)
04. The Beatles - “Don’t Bother Me” (With The Beatles)
05. The Beatles - “Yes It Is”
06. The Beatles - “The Night Before” (Help!)
07. The Beatles - “I’m Down” (Help!)
08. The Beatles - “Cry Baby Cry” (The White Album)
09. The Beatles - “Hey Bulldog” (Yellow Submarine)
10. The Beatles - “Dear Prudence” (The White Album)
11. The Beatles - “I Will” (The White Album)
12. The Beatles - “Wait” (Rubber Soul)
13. The Beatles - “Anna” (Go to Him)” (Please Please Me)
14. The Beatles - “Tomorrow Never Knows” (Revolver)
15. The Beatles - “Golden Slumbers” (Abbey Road)

I Hate My Bitchy Roommate and I Need Loud Songs That Will Annoy Her =]

01. Bloodhound Gang - “Bad Touch” (Hooray for Boobies)
02. Autoerotique - “Gladiator (Steve Aoki ft. Dj AM Remix)”
03. Benni Bennassi - “Satisfaction” (Hypnotica)
04. Rebecca Black - “Friday”
05. Cee Lo Green - “Fuck You” (The Lady Killer)
06. Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone - “Ridin’ Dirty” (Ridin’ Dirty)
07. The Chemical Brothers - “Do It Again” (We Are The Night)
08. Crystal Castles - “Xxzxcuzx Me” (Crystal Castles)
09. The Dandy Warhols - “Horse Pills” (Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia)
10. Dirty Phonics - “French Fuck” (Dirty Phonics)
11. Emmure - “10 Signs You Should Leave” (Goodbye To The Gallows)
12. Hadouken! - “M.A.D” (For the Masses)
13. Hugo - “99 Problems” (Old Tyme Religion)
14. Pendulum - “Blood Sugar” (Hold Your Colour)

My friend thinks that the best songs for oppressed outsiders are by Lady Gaga. Please, please, PLEASE help me prove her wrong with a tape full of anthems for the alienated (that don’t suck)!

01. X Ray Spex - “Oh Bondage! Up Yours” (Germ Free Adolescents)
02. The Zombies - “Friends Of Mine” (Odessey and Oracle)
03. Laurie Anderson - “Big Science” (Big Science)
04. Bob Dylan - “Maggie’s Farm” (Bringin It All Back Home)
05. The Avalanches - “Frontier Psychiatry” (Since I Left You)
06. Titus Andronics - “Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, NJ” (The Airing of Grievances)
07. Smog - “Bathysphere” (Wild Love)
08. Howling Bells - “Let’s Be Kids” (Radio Wars)
09. Bjork - “Earth Intruders” (Volta)
10. Morrissey - “To Me You Are a Work of Art” (Ringleader of the Tormentors)
11. The Beach Boys - “I Know there’s an answer” (Pet Sounds)
12. T. Rex - “Ballrooms Of Mars” (The Slider)

Break up with her or quit making love-tapes for me! I have the biggest crush on you, but will not let you cheat on your gf.

Stay strong.

01. Rilo Kiley - “‘85” (Rilo Kiley)
02. Matt Costa - “Oh Dear” (Songs We Sing)
03. The Weepies - “Can’t Go Back Now” (Hideaway)
04. He is We - “Blame it On The Rain” (My Forever)
05. Meiko - “Boys With Girlfriends” (Meiko)
06. Schuyler Fisk - “Hello” (The Good Stuff)
07. Ingrid Michaelson - “Breakable” (Girls and Boys)
08. Noah and the Whale - “Second Lover” (Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down)
09. Ryan Adams - “Come Pick Me Up” (Heartbreaker)
10. KT Tunstall - “Another Place to Fall” (Eye to the Telescope)
11. Erin McCarley - “Blue Suitcase” (Love, Save the Empty)
12. Ben Howard - “Keep Your Head Up” (These Waters)

pregnancy blues

There are a lot of reasons to have the pregnancy blues… these songs represent just some of them.

01. Adam Ant - “Goody Two Shoes” (Friend or Foe)
02. Kings of Leon - “Knocked Up” (Because of the Times)
03. Queen - “Fat Bottomed Girls” (Jazz)
04. Blue October - “Been Down” (Approaching Normal)
05. Arcade Fire - “The Suburbs” (The Suburbs)
06. Black Lips - “Bad Kids” (Good Bad Not Evil)
07. The Fray - “Enough For Now” (The Fray)
08. Joni Mitchell - “Trouble Child” (Court and Spark)
09. Lisa Loeb - “Do You Sleep?” (Tails)
10. Nikka Costa - “So Have I For You” (Everybody Got Their Something)
11. Passion Pit - “Sleepyhead” (Chunk of Change)
12. Regina Spektor - “Braille” (11:11)

Singer-songwriter music for someone striving for a life of solitude in the mountains

For sitting alone on your porch, guitar in hand, surrounded on all sides by mountains and wilderness.

01. Jarrod Gorbel - “How Long” (Ten Years Older)
02. Wilco - “Sky Blue Sky” (Sky Blue Sky)
03. Iron & Wine - “Resurrection Fern” (The Shepherd’s Dog)
04. Bright Eyes - “Lua” (I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning)
05. Azure Ray - “Displaced” (Azure Ray)
06. Elliott Smith - “Angel In The Snow” (New Moon)
07. Good Old War - “My Own Sinking Ship” (Good Old War)
08. Maritime - “The Window Is The Door” (Maritime)
09. Northstar - “Two Zero Two” (Pollyanna)
10. The Morning Benders - “When We’re Apart” (Talking Through Tin Cans)
11. Cassino - “American Low” (Sounds Of Salvation)

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