A mix tape for the night time when you’ve been outside with friends all day and you’re relaxing on a

The 'climax' to this mix is definitely the Mogwai song. If it's a starry night, there's absolutely no song that will describe the night better. I also added some nostalgia (Beatles, Brand New, Filter) because it fits the theme of summer/friends well. Finished with "Time" because it's probably the most adequate closer to an album like this

01. The Shins - "New Slang" (Oh, Inverted World)

02. Brett Dennen - "Ain't No Reason" (So Much More)

03. Explosions in the Sky - "A Song for our Fathers" (How Strange, Innocence)

04. Of Montreal - "Oslo in the Summertime" (The Sunlandic Twins)

05. Brand New - "Soco Amaretto Lime" (Your Favorite Weapon)

06. Filter - "Take a Picture" - (Title of Record)

07. The Beatles - "In My Life" (Rubber Soul)

08. Radiohead - "Subterranean Homesick Alien (OK Computer)

09. Mogwai - "New Paths to Helicon, Part 1" (Government Commissions)

10. Smashing Pumpkins - "1979" (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)

11. Zero 7 - "In the Waiting Line" (Simple Things)

12. Pink Floyd - "Time" (Dark Side of the Moon)

dancing in the dark on repeat only does so much; can you capture the feeling in other tunes?

01. Arcade Fire - "Keep That Car Running" (Neon Bible)
02 The Flaming Lips - "It Overtakes Me, The Stars are So Big, I am So Small, Do I Stand a Chance?" (At War With The Mystics)
03. The Smiths - "Cemetry Gates" (The Queen Is Dead)
04. Wolf Parade - "Fancy Claps" (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
05. John Lennon - "Nobody Told Me" (The Very Best of....)
06. Mark Ronson - "Stop Me (Feat. Daniel Merriweather)" (Version)
07. Michael Jackson - "Smooth Criminal" (Bad)
08. My Bloody Valentine - "Only Shallow" (Loveless)
09. Of Montreal - "A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger" (Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?)
10. Paul Simon - "You Can Call Me Al" (Graceland)
11. The Shins - "Red Rabbits" (Wincing The Night Away)
12. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps" (Fever to Tell)
13. Bruce Springsteen - "Working on the Highway" (Born In The U.S.A)

Watching the sun set for the very last time.

01. R.E.M. - "Find The River" (Automatic For The People)
02. The Verve - "Velvet Morning" (Urban Hymes)
03. Cowboy Junkies - "River Waltz" (Rarities, B-Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes
04. Townes Van Zandt - "Flyin' Shoes" (Flyin' Shoes)
05. Marah - "Leaving" (Float Away - Deconstructed)
06. Juliana Hatfield - "Hole In The Sky" (Made In China)
07. Butch Walker - "State Line" (Letters)
08. Ryan Adams and The Cardinals - "Friends" (Cold Roses)
09. Buffalo Tom - "Scottish Windows" (Smitten)
10. Bright Eyes - "If The Brakeman Turns My Way" (Cassadaga)
11. The Long Winters - "Hindsight" (Putting The Days To Bed)
12. George Harrison - "Art of Dying" (All Things Must Pass)
13. Jeff Buckley - "Eternal Life" (Grace)
14. Tom Waits - "Earth Died Screaming" (Bone Machine)

15. Elvis Presley - "My Way" (This Is Elvis)

i am so high and all i want to do is listen to cool instrumental noises for the next four hours

It's not four hours long, so just stick it on repeat.

01. Sonic Youth - "Intro" (Bad Moon Rising)

02. Black Flag - "The Process of Weeding Out" (The Process of Weeding Out)

03. !!! - "Instinct" (Gold Standard Labs Remix Series Volume 2)

04. Explosions in the Sky - "With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We
Slept" (Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall
Live Forever)

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

06. Glider - "After the Flight" (Sand From Water EP)

07. Candies - "Our System" (Leaving Our Homes)

08. Modest Mouse - "Custom Concern (Instrumental)" (Moon & Antarctica Bonus

09. Miles Davis - "Bitches Brew" (Bitches Brew)

10. Out Hud - "The L Train is a Swell Train and I Don't Wanna Hear You
Indies Complain" (S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D)

songs that are about love, yet don’t mention love even once.

Ok, Ryan Adam's "Come Pick Me Up" includes a line about 'an old love letter," but not tech. about love

01. The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Hot Burrito No. 1" (The Gilded Palace Of Sin)
02. R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion" (Out Of Time)
03. Buffalo Tom - "Frozen Lake" (Let Me Come Over)
04. Ash - "Shining Light" (Free All Angels)
05. Brandi Carlile - "The Story" (The Story)
06. Ryan Adams - "Come Pick Me Up" (Heartbreaker)
07. Butch Walker - "Mixtape" (Letters)
08. Nickel Creek - "When You Come Back Down" (Nickel Creek)
09. Glen Phillips - "Easier" (Winter Pays For Summer)
10. The Pipettes - "Sex" (We Are The Pipettes)
11. Paul Westerberg - "Runaway Wind" (14 Songs)
12. Marah - "The Apartment" (If You Didn't Laugh, You'd Cry)

songs that willl finally convince me that i, too, can dance in public

If two separate MJ songs don't do it, nothing will.

01. Sly and the Family Stone - "I Want To Take You Higher" (Greatest Hts)
02. Tom Tom Club - "The Genius of Love" (Tom Tom Club)
03. Jackson 5- "Dancing Machine" (The Ultimate Collection)
04. Sam Cooke - "Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha" (Portrait of a Legend)
05. Kurtis Blow - "The Breaks" (Kurtis Blow)
06. Wilson Pickett - "Soul Dance Number Three" (Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits)
07. New Order - "Temptation" (Trainspotting)
08. Stevie Wonder - "I Was Made to Love Her" (Stevie Wonder: Greatest Hits)
09. T.Rex - "I Love to Boogie" (Great Hits 1972-1977)
10. Michael Jackson - "Remember the Time" (Essential Michael Jackson)
11. Buddy Holly - "Rave On" (Buddy Holly)

Spring is in the air and my unit is in bloom

I hope that you can give this to someone... and find what you are looking for.

01. Mates of State - "Like U Crazy" (Bring It Back)
02. Jamiroquai - "Falling" (Synchronized)
03. Feist - "One Evening" (Let It Die)
04. M. Ward - "Let's Dance" (Transfiguration of Vincent)
05. Daft Punk - "Something About Us" (Discovery)
06. Bob Marley - "Turn Your Lights Down Low" (Exodus)
07. The Postal Service - "Grow Old With Me" (Make Some Noise EP)
08. Jack Johnson - "Better Together" (In Between Dreams)
09. Incubus - "Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)" (S.C.I.E.N.C.E)
10. Pablo- "This Will Be Our Year" (Half The Time)
11. Air - "Playground Love" (Virgin Suicides Soundtrack)
12. Robin Thicke - "Lost Without U" (The Evolution of Robin Thicke)
13. The Turtles - "Happy Together" (Happy Together)
14. The American Analog Set - "The Only One" (Know By Heart)
15. Paul McCartney - "This Never Happened Before" (The Lake House Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Vlad The Impaler In Love

this is my first mixtape for TMT. It's kind of a mix of songs that I felt were explicitly appropriate or that just struck me as creepy. Enjoy.

01. Gwar- "Vlad The Impaler" (Scumdogs of the Universe)
02. Queens Of The Stone Age- "Tension Head" (Rated R)
03. Desert Sessions- "Dead In Love" (Desert Sessions Vol. 9 & 10)
04. Calexico- "Black Heart" (feast of wire)
05. Creedence Clearwater Revival- "Bad Moon Rising" (Chronicle)
06. Talking Heads- "Psycho Killer" (77)
07. Eagles Of Death Metal- "Stuck In The Metal" (Peace Love Death Metal)
08. Massive Attack- "Angel" (Mezzanine)
09. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds- "Lovely Creature" (Murder Ballads)
10. The Avalanches- "Frontier Psychiatrist" (Since I Left You)
11. RJD2- "The Horror" (Dead Ringer or The Horror EP)
12. UNKLE- "Bloodstain" (Psyence Fiction)
13. Tom Waits- "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" (Blood Money)

Bonus/Alternative Tracks
QOTSA- Mosquito Song- Songs For The Deaf

Desert Sessions- Covered In Punk's Blood- Desert Sessions Vol. 9 & 10

Talking Heads- Swamp- Speaking In Tongues

i’m so bored at work

This will help you get over the mid work day hump.

01. Suburban Legends- "Come Back Home" (Dance Like Nobody's Watching)
02. Jamiroquai - "Canned Heat" (Synkronized)
03. The Fiery Furnaces- "South Is Only a Home" (Gallowsbird's Bark)
04. Head Automatica - "Nowhere Fast" (Popaganda)
05. Amon Duul - "Archangel Thunderbird" (Yeti)
06. Cake - "I Will Survive" (Album)
07. Heavens - "Patent Pending" (Patent Pending)
08. The Films - "Black Shoes" (The Films-EP)
09. Hellogoodbye - "Here (In Your Arms)" (Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!)
10. The Academy Is... - "Slow Down" (Almost Here)
11. Kerrier District - "Ce Porte" (Kerrier District 2)
12. Mika - "Relax, Take It Easy" (Life In Cartoon Motion)
13. Young Love - "Discotech" (To Young To Fight It)
14. Deltron 3030 - "Things You Can Do" (Deltron 3030)
15. Sublime - "Santeria" (Sublime)

Pitchfork’s Twee as Fuck mix tape was way lame-o. Oh mighty tmt, show me the way to twee goodness.

Note from Deanna: You have NO IDEA how long I was waiting for someone
to request something like this :]!

01. Tullycraft - "Twee" (Beat Surf Fun)
02. The Shermans - "Adulthood for Beginners" (Happiness is Toy Shaped)
03. Heavenly - "C is the Heavenly Option" (Le Jardin De Heavenly)
04. All Girl Summer Fun Band - "Video Game Heart" (2)
05. Tiger Trap - "You and Me" (Tiger Trap)
06. Honeybunch - "Hey Blue Sky" (Time Trials 1987-1995)
07. Lois - "Valentine" (Butterfly Kiss)
08. Beat Happening - "Not A Care In The World" (Music To Climb The
Apple Tree By)
09. The Lucksmiths - "Guess How Much I Love You" (A Good Kind of Nervous)
10. Tender Trap - "Talk in Song" (Film Molecules)
11. Marine Research - "At the Lost and Found" (Sounds From the Gulf Stream)
12. Rocketship - "I'm Lost Without You Here" (A Certain Smile, A
Certain Sad)
13. Bunnygrunt - "Tadpole" (Action Pants!)
14. Talulah Gosh - "Don't Go Away" (Backwash)

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