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i fainted in the metropolitan museum of art

01. Gil Scott-Heron - “New York is Killing Me” (I’m New Here)
02. The Rolling Stones - “Paint It, Black” (Aftermath)
03. James Brown - “Down and Out in New York City” (Black Caesar)
04. The Band - “When I Paint My Masterpiece” (Cahoots)
05. Richard Julian - “Slow New York” (Slow New York)
06. Chet Baker - “I Fall In Love Too Easily” (Moonlight Magic)
07. Rambling Jack Elliot - “Falling Down Blues” (A Stranger Here)
08. Titus Andronicus - “Upon Viewing Brueghel’s “Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus”” (The Airing of Grievances)


01. Matt & Kim - “Block After Block” (Sidewalks)
02. Two Door Cinema Club - “I Can Talk” (Tourist History)
03. David Bowie - “Let’s Spend The Night Together” (Aladdin Sane)
04. Jaguar Love - “Highways of Gold” (Take Me To The Sea)
05. We Are Standard - “On The Floor” (3.000V - 40.000W)
06. !!! - “Heart of Hearts (Radio Edit)” (Heart of Hearts - Single)
07. Lindstrøm & Christabelle - “Lovesick” (Real Life Is No Cool)
08. Jaydiohead - “99 Anthems” (Jaydiohead)
09. N.A.S.A - “Spacious Thoughts (feat. Tom Waits & Kool Keith)” (The Spirit Of Apollo)
10. Atmosphere - “Lyndale Avenue User’s Manual” (Sad Clown Bad Fall)
11. Death Cab For Cutie - “Summer Skin” (Plans)
12. My Brightest Diamond - “Pluto’s Moon (Son Lux Remix)” (Shark Remixes Vol. 2)
13. Sigur Rós - “Saeglopur” (Takk…)
14. The Bluetones - “Sleazy Bed Track” (Return To The Last Chance Saloon)
15. Metric - “On A Slow Night” (Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?)
16. Arcade Fire - “In The Backseat” (Funeral)
17. Architecture In Helsinki - “Souvenirs” (Fingers Crossed)

I want to run away and join the circus.

I’ll join you.

01. Echo & The Bunnymen - “Bring On The Dancing Horses” (Ballyhoo)
02. Jakob Dylan - “We Don’t Live Here Anymore” (Women & Country)
03. Bruce Springsteen - “Born To Run” (Greatest Hits)
04. The Magnetic Fields - “Born on a Train” (The Charm of The Highway Strip)
05. Modest Mouse - “The World At Large” (Good News for People Who Love Bad News)
06. Coast - “Take A Walk Outside” (The Coast)
07. The Commitments - “Destination Anywhere” (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
08. Bob Seger - “Roll Me Away” (Armageddon)
09. Joel Plaskett - “Drifter Raus” (Three)
10. The Decemberists - “My Mother Was A Chinese Trapese Artist” (Five Songs)

Songs to get me out of bed

A bunch of songs to get you out from under the covers, and off to kick the day’s ass. Short and sweet.

01. The Hold Steady - “Constructive Summer” (Stay Positive)
02. Fountains of Wayne - “Maureen” (Out of State Plates)
03. Go Betty Go - “I’m From LA” (Nothing is More)
04. Selby Tigers - “Droid” (Charm City)
05. Fyfe Dangerfield - “When You Walk Into the Room” (Fly Yellow Moon)
06. The Clash - “Rudie Can’t Fail” (London Calling)
07. Atmosphere - “It Goes” (Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP’s)
08. Broken Social Scene - “Water in Hell” (Forgiveness Rock Record)

Songs that will make you say WOW

I took “Songs that will make you say WOW” to mean songs that will make you forget about yourself for awhile.

Most of these are pretty melancholy, but I tried to put some more upbeat ones in here too. There’s a disproportionate amount of Canadian content in here and for that I apologize.

01. M83 - “I Guess I’m Floating” (Before The Dawn Heals Us)
02. Buck 65 - “Gee Whiz” (20 Odd Years)
03. Dan Mangan - “Tragic Turn of Events/Move Pen Move” (Roboteering EP) [I didn’t know what to do with my life after I heard this song]
04. The Antlers - “Two” (Hospice)
05. Los Campesinos! - “The Sea Is A Good Place To Think of The Future” (Romance is Boring)
06. LCD Soundsystem - “All My Friends” (Sound of Silver)
07. Kate Bush - “Running Up That Hill” (Hounds of Love) [The Placebo version is also quite good]
08. Foals - “Spanish Sahara” (Total Life Forever)
09. Islands - “I Feel Evil (Creeping In)” (Arm’s Way)
10. Stars - “The Beginning After The End” (In Our Bedroom After The War)
11. The Hold Steady - “Killer Parties” (Almost Killed Me)
12. The Walkmen - “The Rat” (Bows & Arrows)
13. The Rapture - “Pieces Of The People We Love” (Pieces Of The People We Love)
14. Johnny Cash - “One (U2 Cover)” (American III: Solitary Man)
15. The National - “Lucky You” (The Virginia EP)
16. Fink - “See It All” (Sort Of Revolution)
17. The Rural Alberta Advantage - “Two Lovers” (Departing)
18. Joel Plaskett - “Lazy Bones” (Three)
19. Noah & The Whale - “Blue Skies” (The First Days of Spring)
20. Great Lake Swimmers - “Unison Falling Into Harmony” (Lost Channels)

More songs about water.

01. John Hiatt - “Feels Like Rain” (Slow Turning)
02. Bob Dylan - “Buckets of Rain” (Blood on the Tracks)
03. The Beach Boys - “Surf’s Up” (Smile)
04. Mule - “Drown” (Mule)
05. Alice in Chains - “Rain When I Die” (Dirt)
06. Paul Brady - “The Lakes of Pontchartrain” (The Liberty Tapes)
07. Steve Goodman - “Blue Umbrella” (Jessie’s Jigs and Other Favorites)
07. Sam Cooke - “Jesus Gave Me Water” (Portrait of a Legend)
08. Elton John - “Madman Across the Water” (Madman Across the Water)

I want you, no I dont… wait, maybe I do, not sure, I can’t make up my mind…

I made this mix for my sister to summarize her eight year roller coaster on/off relationship with the love of her life.

01. Jack’s Mannequin - “The Mixed Tape” (Everything in Transit)
02. Kim Taylor - “Days Like This” (The Greatest Story)
03. Ingrid Michaelson - “The Way I Am” (Girls and Boys)
04. Adele - “Someone Like You” (21)
05. Civil Twilight - “Letters from the Sky” (Civil Twilight)
06. Jimmy Eat World - “Mixtape” (Invented)
07. Erin McCarley - Pitter-Pat (Love, Save the Empty)
08. Mumford and Sons - “Little Lion Man” (Mumford and Sons)
09. Alanis Morissette - “Not as We” (Flavors of Entanglement)
10. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - “Things I Never Needed” (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)
11. Sugarland - “Wishing” (Love on the Inside)
12. Trespassers William - “Lie in the Sound” (Different Stars)
13. Jason Mraz - “A Beautiful Mess” (We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.)
14. Train - “Marry Me” (Save Me San Francisco)

Beats For Beating Off

01. Divinyls - “I Touch Myself” (Divinyls)
02. The Vapors - “Turning Japanese” (New Clear Days)
03. Generation X - “Dancing With Myself” (Kiss Me Deadly)
04. Madonna - “Justify My Love” (The Immaculate Collection)
05. Brandon T. Jackson - “I Love Tha Pussy” (Tropic Thunder soundtrack)
06. Chuck Berry - “My Ding-a-Ling” (The London Chuck Berry Sessions)

We’re on different continents. That hurts like fuck.

01. Nick Drake - “Place to be” (Pink Moon)
02. Nico - “These Days” (Chelsea Girl)
03. Bob Dylan - “I Want You” (Blonde on Blonde)
04. Avey Tare - “Laughing Hieroglyphic” (Down There)
05. Wilco - “Radio Cure” (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)
06. At the Drive-In - “Hourglass” (In/Casino/Out)
07. Slint - “Good Morning Captain” (Spiderland)
08. The Microphones - “I Felt Your Shape” (The Glow, Pt. 2)
09. American Football - “Stay Home” (American Football)

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