a mix for when you catch your ex using all the music you introduced her to with her new girlfriend

note: hope this helps you not care anymore!

01. Of Montreal - "She's a Rejector" (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?)
02. Iron and Wine and Calexico - "History of Lovers" (In the Reins)
03. Tegan and Sara - "You Wouldn't Like Me" (So Jealous)
04. The Cars - "My Best Friend's Girl" (Self Titled)
05. The Specials - "Little Bitch" (Self Titled Reissue)
06. Blonde Redhead - "This Is Not" (Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons)
07. David Bowie - "Queen Bitch" (Hunky Dory)
08. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Y Control" (Fever to tell)
09. Antony & The Johnsons - "The Lake" (The Lake EP)
10. The Constantines - "Goodbye Baby & Amen" (Shine a Light)
11. Broken Social Scene - "Her Disappearing Theme" (EP To Be You and Me)

I’m having trouble finding good, real, folk music that isn’t old Appalachian dudes playing the same

Note: Nothing personal against whoever did the other tape, but he/she hit upon one of my biggest pet peeves: beards and acoustic guitars do not necessarily folk music make. Folk music is, as the name suggests, music of the people -- it is inextricably connected to the geography and culture of the musicians who birth it, while (in America, anyway) simultaneously drawing on stories and forms that can be traced back to the middle ages. It deals in the base fears and hopes that lurk in our collective consciousness, in what is gloriously, bitterly, shockingly human. It is a rich and complex music, and can not just cooked up by some kids in Brooklyn with a banjo. Usually.

Side A: Traditionals, many of which can be found in one form or another on the Anthology of American Folk Music, a wonderful collection of said old Appalachian dudes.

01. Neko Case - "John Saw That Number" (Fox Confessor Brings the Flood)
02. Baird, Espvall, and Krauss - "Babry Ellen" (Leaves From Off the Tree)
03. Nickel Creek - "House Carpenter" (This Side)
04. Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire - "Fatal Flower Garden" (The Swimming Hour)
05. The Fiery Furnaces - "Single Again" (EP)
06. The Clash - "Wrong 'Em Boyo" (London Calling)
07. Cat Power - "Moonshiner" (Moon Pix)
08. Okkervil River - "Omie Wise" (Julie Doiron/Okkervil River split)
09. Rev. F.W. McGee - "Fifty Miles of Elbow Room" (Anthology of American Folk Music)

Side B: (Relatively) recent originals that apply traditional concepts in new ways

01. Pajo - "Mary of the Wild Moor" (Pajo)
02. Page France - "Chariot" (Hello, Dear Wind)
03. David Thomas Broughton - "Unmarked Grave" (The Complete Guide to Insufficiency)
04. Jim White - "The Wound That Never Heals" (No Such Place)
05. Leonard Cohen - "Joan of Arc" (Songs of Love and Hate)
06. Simon and Garfunkel - "A Church is Burning" (Live in New York, 1967)
07. Eef Barzelay - "Ballad of Bitter Honey" (Bitter Honey)
08. Johnny Cash - "Long Black Veil" (Orange Blossom Special)
09. Bob Dylan - "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan)

A tribute to the color blue.

Double points for title & album on the last track! Also, I apologize for #19.

01. The Microphones/Mt. Eerie - "Blue Light" (Live at The Luminaire, London, UK)
02. Kimya Dawson - "Blue Like Nevermind" (Hidden Vagenda)
03. Adventurers - "Yellows/Blues" (Unknown Album)
04. Truckers Memorial - "Blue Rooms" (S/T)
05. Boards of Canada - "Turquoise Hexagon Sun" (Music Has The Right To Children)
06. Charlie Patton - "Down the Dirt Road Blues" (Founder of the Delta Blues)
07. Joanna Newsom - "This Side Of The Blue" (The Milk-Eyed Mender)
08. Roy Orbison - "Blue Bayou" (In Dreams)
09. Manu Chao - "Les Yeux Turquoises" (Sibérie m'était contéee )
10. Bob Dylan - "Tangled Up In Blue"(Best Of)
11. Calexico - "Bisbee Blue" (Garden Ruins)
12. New Order - "Blue Monday" (Substance)
13. Sonic Youth - "Turquoise Boy" (Rather Ripped)
14. Prince & The Revolution - "Computer Blue" (Purple Rain)
15. Near Castlegar - "Sweet Kryptonic Blue" (In January)
16. Leonard Cohen - "Famous Blue Raincoat" (Songs of Love and Hate)
17. The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid" (Get Behind Me Satan)
18. Make-up - "Blue Is Beautiful" (I Want Some)
19. Eiffel 65 - "I'm Blue" (S/T)
20. Nina Simone - "Mood Indigo" (Little Girl Blue)

songs for when you’re coloring a map, like in third grade, but you’re 21 and in college

01. I Heart Hiroshima – "Candy Cut" (Cut in Colour)

02. Of Montreal – "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse" (Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?)

03. The Flaming Lips – "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt.1 (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots)

04. Love is All – "Felt Tip" (Nine Times That Same Song)

05. Tapes n' Tapes – "The Illiad" (The Loon)

06. Mew – "Special" (And the Glass Handed Kites)

07. Thee More Shallows – "Knight at the Night School" (Book of Bad Breaks)

08. The Ponys – "Turn the Lights" (Turn the Lights Out)

09. Death Cab for Cutie – "Bend to Squares" (Something About Airplanes)

10. Dinosaur Jr – "Lightning Bulb" (Beyond)

11. Elliott Smith – "2-45AM" (Either-Or)

12. Air – "Playground Love" (Playground Love)

13. Islands – "Rough Gem" (Return to the Sea)

14. Architecture in Helsinki – "The Owls Go" (Fingers Crossed)

15. New Order – "Age of Consent" (Power, Corruption & Lies)

16. Fields – "You Don't Need the Song" (Everything Last Winter)

Songs to play on the bus ride home after a highly successful first date

01. Andrew W.K. - "Victory Strikes Again" (The Wolf)
02. The Specials - "(Dawning of a) New Era" (Self-Titled)
03. DEVO - "Gates of Steel" (E-Z Listening Disc)
04. The Magnetic Fields - "Long-Forgotten Fairytale" (69 Love Songs vol.2)
05. Sly and the Family Stone - "I Want to Take You Higher" (Stand!)
06. The Jackson 5 - "I'm the One You Need" (ABC)
07. Ghostland Observatory - "Vibrate" (Paparazzi Lightning)
08. Wire - "Feeling Called Love" (Pink Flag)
09. Tom Petty - "Wildflowers" (Wildflowers)
10. The Zombies - "The Way I Feel Inside" (I Love You)
11. Lou Reed - "Goodnight Ladies" (Transformer)

Songs That Make You Feel Infinite

note: use mix tape to stop time responsibily

01. Ben Gibbard - "You Remind Me of Home" (Album)
02. New Buffalo - "Recovery" (The Last Beautiful Day)
03. Feist - "I Feel It All" (The Reminder)
04. Lovage - "Lifeboat" (Music to Make Love to Your Old)
05. Yeah Yeah Yeah's - "Maps" (Fever to Tell)
06. Explosions In The Sky - "First Breath After a Coma" (The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place)
07. Cat Power - "The Greatest" (The Greatest)
08. The Decemberists - "The Crane Wife 3" (The Crane Wife)
09. Death Cab for Cutie - "Transatlanticism" (Transatlanticism)
10. The White Stripes - "Take, Take, Take" (Get Behind Me Satan)
11. Mirah - "Don't Die In Me" (C'mon Miracle)
12. Iron and Wine - "Sodom, South Georgia" (Our Endless Numbered Days)
13. Johnny Cash - "I Hung My Head" (Sting Cover)
14. Sufjan Stevens - "Decatur, Or a Round of Applause for Your Step-Mother" (Come On Feel The Illinoise!)

Tasty noise please.

01. Paul Baribeau- "Wishlist" (Yikes Baribeau)
02. Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine- "No Phone Smithsonian" (Emotional Facism)
03. Superhopper- "Eye of the Tiger Applies to Everything" (Party Killers)
04. This Bike Is A Pipebomb- "The Star Song" (A Dance Party With...)
05. Mischief Brew- "Thanks Bastards!" (Songs From Under the Sink)
06. Mewithoutyou- "Paper Hanger" (Catch Us For the Foxes)
07. The Hold Steady- "Stuck Between Stations" (Boys and Girls in America)
08. Harley Poe- "Homocidal Maniac" (In the Dark)
09. Hanalei- "M.L.K. You're Okay" (Parts and Accesories)
10. Fred Thomas- "Turbulence" (I Heard The Angels Sing)
11. Defiance, Ohio- "Oh, Susquehanna!" (The Great Depression)
12. Piebald- "Strangers" (Accidental Gentlemen)

I need a mix for a train hopping vagabond.

To freedom, and all that comes with it.

01. Evan Greer - "Ballad of the Tundra" (The Frampton Sessions)
02. Mike Alviano - "Onward" (The Vagabond songs)
03. Elliott Smith - "The Biggest Lie" (Elliott Smith)
04. The world/inferno friendship society- "Open Air" (Friends and Enemies)
05. Belle & Sebastian - "Piazza, New York Catcher" (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)
06. Gogol Bordello - "Immigrant Punk" (Gypsy Punks)
07. Ghost Mice - "England" (Europe)
08. Xiu Xiu - "Fast Car" (A Promise)
09. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Engine" (Beauty)
10. The Fruit Bats - "Traveler's Song" (Spelled In Bones)
11. Mischief Brew - "Nomad's Revolt" (Smash The Windows)
12. Xavier Rudd - "The Native Eye" (Live in Canada)
13. Bob Dylan - "Desolation Row" (Highway 61 Revisited)
14. This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb - "Trains and Cops" (Front Seat Solidarity)
15. Tom Frampton - "(Another song about) Mexico" (Making Folk A Threat Again: Volume 1)
16. The Weakerthans - "Left and Leaving" (Left and Leaving")
17. Defiance, Ohio! - "Road Signs Always Look Better Looking Over Your Shoulder" (Share What Ya' Got)

If the house was on fire, I’d save you last.

01. The Mountain Goats - "No Children" (Tallahassee)

02. Slightly Stoopid - "Fire Shot" (Acoustic Roots: Live and Direct)

03. Cowboy Mouth - "Light It On Fire" (Are You With Me)

04. Nirvana - "Lake of Fire" (MTV Unplugged in New York)... sorry Meat

05. Talking Heads - "Burning Down the House" (Stop Making Sense: Special
New Addition)

06. Bad Religion - "Let It Burn" (The New America)

07. Alkaline Trio - "Burn" (Crimson)

08. Queens of the Stone Age - "Burn the Witch" (Lullabies to Paralyze)

09. And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - "The Rest Will Follow"
(Worlds Apart)

10. Grateful Dead - "Fire on the Mountain" (Shakedown Street)

we have tricked a homophobic future investment banker into thinking my male friend desperately wants

01. The Buzzcocks - "Why Can't I Touch It?" (Singles Going Steady)

02. Pansy Division - "He Whipped My Ass in Tennis (Then I Fucked His Ass in Bed)" (Total Entertainment!)

03. The Caesars - "Jerk It Out" (39 Minutes of Bliss In an Otherwise Meaningless World)

04. CSS - "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above" (Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above [Single])

05. Ladytron - "Flicking Your Switch" (Light & Magic)

06. Interpol - "Hands Away" (Turn on the Bright Lights)

07. Nine Inch Nails - "Closer" (The Downward Spiral)

08. The Halo Benders - "Don't Touch My Bikini" (God Don't Make No Junk)

09. New Order - "Blue Monday" (Power, Corruption & Lies)

10. Soft Cell - "Tainted Love" (Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret)

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