A Mix of Underappreciated Basslines

Note: I highly appreciate the basslines in these songs. They're not necessarily sophisticated ones, just simple catchy ones that practically hold the song together

01. Death Cab For Cutie - "Summer Skin" (Plans)
02. Stars - "Don't Be Afraid to Sing" (Heart)
03. The Dandy Warhols - "We Used to Be Friends" (Welcome to The Monkey House - AD)
04. Tokyo Police Club - "Citizens of Tomorrow" (A Lesson in Crime)
05. Arctic Monkeys - "When the Sun Goes Down" (Beneath the
Boardwalk)
06. LCD Soundsystem - "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House" (LCD Soundsystem)
07. Tegan and Sara - "Back In Your Head" (The Con)
08. Stars - "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" (Set Yourself On Fire)
09. The Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)

A Mix of Underappreciated Basslines

Note: I highly appreciate the basslines in these songs. They're not necessarily sophisticated ones, just simple catchy ones that practically hold the song together

01. Death Cab For Cutie - "Summer Skin" (Plans)
02. Stars - "Don't Be Afraid to Sing" (Heart)
03. The Dandy Warhols - "We Used to Be Friends" (Welcome to The Monkey House - AD)
04. Tokyo Police Club - "Citizens of Tomorrow" (A Lesson in Crime)
05. Arctic Monkeys - "When the Sun Goes Down" (Beneath the
Boardwalk)
06. LCD Soundsystem - "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House" (LCD Soundsystem)
07. Tegan and Sara - "Back In Your Head" (The Con)
08. Stars - "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" (Set Yourself On Fire)
09. The Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)

Songs to fill the awkward (and sometimes dreadful) silences between a couple who have had an argumen

Comment: the last song on the list is the perfect song for your subject in my opinion.

1. Matt Pond PA - "In The Aeroplane Over the Sea" (Winter Songs EP)
2. Moldy Peaches - "Anything Else But You" (Juno Soundtrack)
3. Aqueduct - "The Suggestion Box" (I Sold Gold)
4. Velvet Underground - "I'm Sticking With You" (VU)
5. Bon Iver - "Skinny Love" (For Emma, Forever Ago)
6. Yo La Tengo - "Our Way To Fall" (And then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out)
7. Tegan and Sara - "I Know I Know I Know" (So Jealous)
8. Tegan and Sara - "Back In Your Head" (The Con)
9. Tegan and Sara - "Where Does the Good Go" (So Jealous)

You are so fun you should be a ride at Disneyland.

01. Of Montreal - "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse" (Hissing Fauna, Are
You the Destroyer?)

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

03. The Wombats - "Let's Dance to Joy Division" (A Guide to Love, Loss, and
Desperation)

04. The Features - "Blow It Out" (Exhibit A)

05. Justice- "D.A.N.C.E." (Cross)

06. Mika- "Love Today" (Life in Cartoon Motion)

07. Morningwood- "Nth Degree" (Morning Wood)

08. The Fratelli's - "Flathead" (Costello Music)

09. Motion City Soundtrack- "It Had To Be You" (Even If It Kills Me)

10. Ima Robot- "Creeps Me Out" (Monument to the Masses)

11. Hellogoodbye- "Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn" (Hellogoodbye- EP)

12. Stefy- "Fool For Love" (John Tucker Must Die Soundtrack)

What??? Songs with Question Marks in the Title.

01. Architecture in Helsinki - "What's In Store?" (In Case We Die)
02. The Pipettes - "Why Did You Stay?" (We Are the Pipettes)
03. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "Is This Love?" (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
04. She & Him - "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?" (Volume One)
05. BARR - "Was I? Are You?" (Summary)
06. Bright Eyes - "You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will." (Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground)
07. Rosie Thomas - "Why Waste More Time?" (These Friends of Mine)
08. Midtown - "Is It Me? Is It True?" (Forget What You Know)
09. Tindersticks - "Can We Start Again?" (Simple Pleasure)
10. Spoon - "Was It You?" (Gimme Fiction)
11. The Explorers Club - "Do You Love Me?" (Freedom Wind)
12. Minus the Bear - "Hey! Is that a Ninja Up There?" (They Make Beer Commercials Like This)
13. Ezra Furman & the Harpoons - "How Long, Diana?" (Banging Down the Doors)
14. Ben Lee - "What Would Jay-Z Do?" (Ripe)
15. The Low Miffs - "Where Are Your Songs Now?" (The Low Miffs)
16. Nada Surf - "What Is Your Secret?" (The Weight is a Gift)

Compiled by: blackswan

01. Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize??" (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots)
02. Explosions in the Sky- "What Do You Go Home To?" (All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone)
03. The Apples In Stereo - "Can You Feel It?" (New Magnetic Wonder)
04. Bat For Lashes - "What's a Girl To Do?" (Fur and Gold)
05. She & Him - "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?" (Volume One)
06. Radiohead- "You And Whose Army?" (Amnesiac)
07. Les Savy Fav - "What Would Wolves Do?" (Let's Stay Friends)
08. Belle & Sebastian - "Is It Wicked Not To Care?" (The Boy With The Arab Strap)
09. Architecture in Helsinki -"Wha'ts In Store?" (In Case We Die)
10. Imogen Heap- "Have You Got It In You?" (Speak For Yourself)
11. Antoy & The Johnsons - "What Can I Do?" (I Am A Bird Now)
12. The Strokes - "What Ever Happened??" (Room On Fire)

Compiled by: ElementsOfStyle

01. The Buzzcocks - "Whatever Happened To?" (I Don't Mind The Buzzcocks)
02. Pulp - "Do You Remember The First Time?" (His 'n' Hers)
03. Minutemen - "Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth?" (Double Nickels On The Dime)
04. Husker Du - "Could You Be The One?" (Warehouse: Songs and Stories)
05. Coffinberry - "What Do You Want to Do?" (From Now On Now)
06. David Bowie - "Life on Mars?" (The Singles 1969-1993)
07. Hot Snakes - "Why Does It Hurt?" (Suicide Invoice)
08. Jawbreaker - "Do You Still Hate Me?" (24 Hour Revenge Therapy)
09. Les Savy Fav - "What Would Wolves Do?" (Let's Stay Friends)
10. Dillinger Four - "Q. How Many Punks Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?" (Versus God)
11. Jerome's Dream - "Double Who? Double You!" (Completed: 1997-2001)
12. Syndicate - "Did Somebody Say Sheep?" (The Seemingly Hopeless State of Affairs)

Compiled by: twiggywasamustang

01. Guillemots - "Who Left The Lights Off, Baby?" (From the Cliffs-EP)
02. British Sea Power - "How Will I Ever Find My Way Home?" (Open Season)
03. They Might Be Giants - "Where Do They Make Balloons?" (No!)
04. Cake - "Is This Love?" (Motorcade of Generosity)
05. Radiohead - "How Do You?" (Pablo Honey)
06. Streetlight Manifesto - "Would You Be Impressed?" (Somewhere In The Between)
07. Barenaked Ladies - "Who Needs Sleep?" (Stunt)
08. Ben Lee - "How Can That Be?" (Grandpaw Would)
09. Elvis Costello - "Daddy Can I Turn This?" (When I Was Cruel)
10. The Mighty Might Bosstones - "Where'd You Go?" (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Live from the Middle East)

Songs For When You’re Sick With Bad Choices

note from blueflower: It was hard to decide between an angry mix or a depressing one. I went with the depressing one, so don't expect this to cheer you up any

01. Little Birdy - "Relapse" (Big Big Love)
02. John Mayer Trio - "Gravity" (Continuum)
03. Joshua Radin - "Winter" (We Were Here)
04. The Strokes - "Is This It" (Is This It)
05. Snow Patrol - "Make This Go On Forever" (Eyes Open)
06. Rilo Kiley - "Glendora" (Rilo Kiley)
07. Regina Spektor - "Somedays" (Soviet Kitsch)
08. The Radio Dept. - "I Don't Like It Like This" (Marie Antionette Soundtrack)

A mixtape to tell my mama how much I love her

01. Eisley- "Golly Sandra" (Room Noises)

02. Social Distortion- "Mommy's Little Monster" (Mommy's Little Monster)
03. Christina Aguilera - "Oh Mother" (Back To Basics)
04. The Beatles - "From Me To You" (With The Beatles)
05. Ani DiFranco - "This Bouquet" (Not A Pretty Girl)
06. The Decemberists - "16 Military Wives" (Picaresque)
07. Devendra Banhart- "I Feel Just Like A Child" (Cripple Crow)
08. The Veronicas- "Mother Mother" (The Secret Life Of The Veronicas)
09. Escape The Fate- "The Day I Left The Womb" (Dying Is Your Latest Fashion)

Songs to promote pretentiousness.

note from SMCSMD: I guess this makes us both assholes

01. Boris - "Sukuriin no Onna" (Pink)

02. Sun City Girls - "Esoterica Of Abyssynia" (Torch Of The Mystics)

03. Warsaw - "At A Later Date" (The Warsaw Demo)

04. Suicide - "Frankie Teardrop" (The First Album)

05. Pavement - "Trigger Cut/Wounded-Kite At: 17" (Slanted And Enchanted)

06. The Jesus And Mary Chain - "My Little Underground" (Psychocandy)

07. Gang Of Four - "Ether" (Entertainment!)

08. Teenage Jesus And The Jerks - "I Woke Up Dreaming" (Everything)

09. Swans - "Laugh" (Swans)

10. My Bloody Valentine - "Only Shallow" (Loveless)

11. MARS - "Puerto Rican Ghost" (No New York)

12. Young Marble Giants - "Brand New Life" (Colossal Youth)

13. Quintron & Miss Pussycat - "Swamp Buggy Badass" (Swamp Tech)

14. Archers Of Loaf - "Telepathic Traffic" (Harnessed In Slums)

15. Sonic Youth - "The World Looks Red" (Confusion Is Sex)

You and I have never met, and at the risk of sounding creepy, I wanted to let you know that I love y

01. Saturday Looks Good to Me - "Girl's Distracted" (Every Night)
02. Oh No! Oh My! - "Oh Be One" (Between the Devil and the Sea)
03. The Modern Lovers - "I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms" (The Modern Lovers)
04. The Thompson Twins - "If You Were Here" (Sixteen Candles OMS)
05. Sondre Lerche - "My Hands are Shaking" (Dan In Real Life OMS)
06. Sambassadeur - "Do You See Me" (Between the Lines EP)
07. The Secret Stars - "Wait" (Wait / Riot Kill 7")
08. The 6ths - "You You You You You" (Pieces of April OMS)
09. Loveninjas - "Meet Me Here" (Secret of the Loveninjas)
10. The Rentals - "The Love I'm Searching For" (Return of the Rentals)
11. Françoise Hardy ft. Iggy Pop- "I'll Be Seeing You" (Clair Obscur)
12. Tullycraft - "Glitter and Twang" (Beat Surf Sun)
13. Jens Lekman - "Kanske Ar Jag Kar I Dig" (Night Falls Over Kortedala)
14. Goldenboy - "Kittens of Lust" (Blue Swan Orchestra)
15. Beat Happening - "Tiger Trap" (You Turn Me On)

Compiled by: crackosaurs

01. The Books- "A True Story of a Story of True Love" (The Lemon of Pink)
02. Bright Eyes- "Puella Quam Amo Est Pulchra" (A Collection of Songs Written & Recorded 1995-1997)
03. Ariel Pink- "Among Dreams" (The Doldrums)
04. Mirah- "Words Cannot Describe" (You Think It's Like This, But Really It's Like This)
05. Adam Green- "Who's Your Boyfriend?" (Gemstones)
06. Devotchka- "Something Stupid" (Curse Your Little Heart)
07. Devendra Banhart- "A Ribbon" (Nino Rojo)
08. Sufjan Stevens- "To Be Alone With You" (Seven Swans)
09. The Flaming Lips- "Do You Realize?" (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots)

Compiled by: Blackfoliage

01. Masters of the Hemisphere - "All Your Winning Numbers" (Protest A Dark Anniversary)
02. Yo La Tengo - "Season of the Shark" (Summer Sun)
03. The Clientele - "Here Comes The Phantom" (God Save the Clientele)
04. Jonathan Richman - "Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow" (Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow)
05. The Sunshine Fix - "Digging To China" (Age of the Sun)
06. The Gerbils - "Crayon Box" (Are You Sleepy)
07. Jens Lekman - "Rocky Dennis' Farewell Song" (Oh You're So Silent Jens)
08. The Zombies - "A Rose for Emily" (Odessey & Oracle)
09. The Olivia Tremor Control - "Marking Time" (Music From An Unrealized Film Script: Dusk At Cubist Castle)
10. Devendra Banhart - "Queen Bee" (Cripple Crow)
11. Belle & Sebastian - "Winter Wooskie" (Push Barman To Open Old Wounds)
12. The Sixths - "As You Turn To Go" (Hyacinths & Thistles)

It’s not going to happen, but you can still paint me naked.

01. The Alkaline Trio - "Clavicle" (Goddamnit)
02. Amy Ray - "Covered for You" (Prom)
03. Ani DiFranco - "Falling is Like This" (Out of Range)
04. Annie Lennox - "Walking on Broken Glass" (Diva)
05. Don Henley - "Boys of Summer" (So Long, Astoria)
06. Azure Ray - "The Drinks We Drank Last Night" (Hold On Love)
07. Beck - "Loser" (Mellow Gold)
08. Ben Folds Five - "Brick" (Whatever and Ever Amen)
09. The Black Crowes - "Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye" (Greatest Hits)
10. Bon Jovi - "I Will Love You Always" (Crossroads)
11. Bonnie Raitt - "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Luck of The Draw)
12. Broken Social Scene - "Anthems for a Seventeen Year old Girl" (You Forgot it in People)
13. Camera Obscura - "Your Picture" (Underachievers Please Try Harder)

Compiled by: munecodebatman


note from munecodebatman:
maybe this mix is a little sympathetic to the whoever you're giving the proverbial cake to have but not eat... unless you mean paint a picture of you, in which case it's almost completely irrelevant.

01. The Mooney Suzuki - "Naked Lady" (Alive & Amplified)
02. Regina Spektor - "Sailor Song" (Soviet Kitsch)
03. Robert Johnson - "Love in Vain" (M.S. Presents the Blues)
04. Soul Coughing - "Paint" (Irresistible Bliss)
05. Animal Collective - "Good Lovin Outside" (Sung Tongs)
06. Tool - "Jerk Off (live)" (Opiate)
07. The Arcade Fire - "My Body is a Cage" (Neon Bible)
08. 2pac - "Temptations" (Me Against the World)
09. Weezer - "Tired of Sex" (Pinkerton)
10. Jeff Buckley - "Your Flesh is So Nice" (Sketches (for My Sweetheart the Drunk))
11. James Brown- "What Kind of Fool Am I?" (Soul on Top)

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