Music to play over bad ‘80s cartoons to make them seem arty

It's hard to determine what someone finds 'arty,' so this is my best attempt (keyword, attempt) at doing exactly that for you. Enjoy!
01. Four Tet - "Hands" (Rounds)
02. A Boy Named Thor - "Pie and Broken Hearts" (Yesterday's Song)
03. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Calypso Part One" (Invent Yourself a Shortcake)
04. Deerhoof - "All Rise" (Bibidi Babidi Boo)
05. Karl Blau - "Ode to Ocean" (Beneath Waves)
06. God is an Astronaut - "The End of the Beginning" (The End of the Beginning)
07. Donovan - "The Observation" (Mellow Yellow / Wear Your Love Like Heaven)
08. Japanther - "Critical" (Dump the Body In Rikki Lake)
09. Four Tet - "She Moves She" (Rounds)
10. Grizzly Bear - "Campfire" (Horn of Plenty)
11. Imogen Heap - "Hide and Seek" (Speak for Yourself)
12. Her Space Holiday - "Gravity Fails Us" (Audio Astronomy)
13. Jandek - "No Slow Ones" (Telegraph Melts)
14. Lightning Bolt - "Crown of Storms" (Wonderful Rainbow)
15. Animal Collective - "Bees" (Feels)

The soundtrack to the worst haircut you’ve ever had

01. Big D and the Kids Table- "Dirt Lip" (Good Luck)
02. Eels- "Dog Faced Boy" (Souljacker)
03. Pavement- "Cut Your Hair" (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
04. Eef Barzelay- "Boy Ghost" (Rocket Science Original Soundtrack)
05. Weezer- "Buddy Holly" (Weezer)
06. The Aquabats- "Pizza Day" (Myths & Legends)
07. Of Montreal- "Suffer for Fashion" (Hissing Fauna, Are You The
08. Klaxons- "The Bouncer" (Xan Valleys EP)
09. Monty Python- "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" (Monty
Python Sings)

we’re in love. i know it. you know it. now tell me before i have to tell you.

01. Mates of State - "Like U Crazy" (Bring It Back)
02. The Decemberists - "July, July" (Castaways And Cutouts)
03. The Choir Practice - "Running On" (The Choir Practice)
04. Iron & Wine - "Bird Stealing Bread" (The Creek Drank the Cradle)
05. The Postal Service - "Brand New Colony" (Give Up)
06. Beirut - "Postcards From Italy" (Gulag Orkestar)
07. The Zombies - "The Way I Feel Inside" (Begin Here)
08. Damien Rice - "Delicate" (O)
09. Sufjan Stevens - "The Dress Looks Nice On You" (Seven Swans)
10. Regina Spektor - "Us" (Soviet Kitsch)
11. Jens Lekman - "Maple Leaves" (When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog)
12. Mirah - "Sweepstakes Prize" (You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This)
13. Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - "Noodles" (#3)
14. The Free Design - "Love You" (Kites Are Fun: The Best of the Free Design)
15. The Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize" (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots)

Compiled by: PennyDreadfuls

01. Jens Lekman - "Maple Leaves" (Maple Leaves EP)
02. 1990's - "See You At The Lights" (Cookies)
03. Beulah - "If We Can Land A Man On The Moon, Then Surely I Can Win Your Heart" (When Your Heartstrings Break)
04. Clientele - "We Could Walk Together" (Suburban Light)
05. The Free Design - "Love You" (Sing for Very Important People)
06. American Analog Set - "Know By Heart" (Know By Heart)
07. Hawksley Workman - "Striptease" (Last Night We Were: The Delicious Wolves)
08. The Notwist - "Consequence" (Neon Golden)
09. New Order - "Age Of Consent" (Power, Corruption, And Lies)
10. Grizzly Bear - "On A Neck, On A Spit" (Yellow House)
11. Voxtrot - "The Start Of Something" (Raised By Wolves)
12. Belle & Sebastian - "I'm A Cuckoo" (I'm a Cuckoo EP)
13. Beck - "Think I'm In Love" (The Information)
14. Brett Dennen - "Desert Sunrise" (Brett Dennen: Self-Titled)
15. Yo La Tengo - "Center Of Gravity" (I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One)
16. M. Ward - "I'll Be Yr Bird" (Transistor Radio)
17. Bobby Birdman - "Gone Beyond" (Unknown)
18. Tunng - "Code Breaker" (Mother's Daugher And Other Songs)

two decades old and you still can’t figure out how to set the time on the VCR correctly.

01. Adam Green - "Frozen in Time" (Friends of Mine)
02. Ben Folds - "Still Fighting It" (Rockin' The Suburbs)
03. Beck- "Loser" (Mellow Gold)
04. Le Tigre - "Get Off The Internet" (From The Desk of Mr. Lady)
05. Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle" (Bleed American)
06. Blink 182 - "Dammit" (Dude Ranch)
07. Old 97's - "Nineteen" (Fight Songs)
08. Hootie and the Blowfish - "Time" (Cracked Rear View)
09. Northstar - "Two Zero Two" (Pollyanna)
10. The Beach Boys - "Don't Worry, Baby" ( Shut Down Volume 2)

Songs to reference when I need to bluff that I am hip.

note from bat: I think I covered everything here. The electronic (Boards of Canada, M83), the foreign (Zazen Boys), the older (Nick Cave), the newer (65 days of static), the avant garde (Battles) and the simple (Tegan and Sara).

01. Boards of Canada - "Roygbiv" (Music Has The Right To Children)
02. M83 - "Night" (M83)
03. Battles - "Atlas" (Mirrored)
04. Zazen Boys - "Himitsu Girl's Top Secret" (Himitsu Girl's Top Secret)
05. Sigur Ros - "Unititled 3/Samskeyti" ( ( ) )
06. Nick Cave - "Beth's Sleepy River" (And The Ass Saw The Angel)
07. Tegan and Sara - "The Con" (The Con)
08. The Books - "Von Digt For Kloppervok" (Lost and Safe)
09. 65 days of static - "Radio Protector" (One Time For All Time)

subject: love, the kind you clean up with a mop and bucket

note from meghan: I noticed a lot of these are about breaking up and what not, but there's always the tinge of being hopelessly in this perpetual state of hardcore love, then a pretty song at the end for those days you couldn't love each other more. Enjoy, this one breaks my heart a little.

01. Clint Mansell - "Summer Overture" (Requiem for a Dream Soundtrack)
02.Chris Isaak-"Wicked Game" (Wicked Game)
03. Regina Spektor-"Ode to Divorce" (Soviet Kitsch)
04. Stars-"The Big Fight" (Set Yourself on Fire)
05. Camera Obscura-"Country Mile" (Let's Get Out of This Country)
06. Jeff Buckley- "Lover, You Should've Come Over" (Grace)
07. The Magnetic Fields-"I Don't Want to Get Over You" ( 69 Love Songs, Volume III)
08. Brand New-"Me v. Maradona v. Elvis" (Deja Entendu)
09. Gregory and the Hawk-"I'm Your Puppet" (In Your Dreams)
10. Rilo Kiley-"More Adventurous" (Wedding Crashers Soundtrack)
11. Tilly and the Wall-"Love Song" (Bottoms of Barrels)

Songs to worship false idols to.

01. Garbage - "Wicked Ways" (Version 2.0)

02. Depeche Mode - "Personal Jesus" (Violator)

03. Ozzie Osbourne - "War Pigs" (Just Say Ozzie)

04. Archive - "So Few Words" (Londonium)

05. Beck - "Devil Got My Woman" (Odelay)

06. The Distillers - "Drain The Blood" (Coral Fang)

07. The Fiery Furnaces - "In My Little Thatched Hut" (Blueberry Boat)

08. Fugazi - "Waiting Room" (13 Songs)

09. Moby - "Southside" (Play)

10. Sonic Youth - "100%" (Dirty)

11. Radiohead - "Karma Police" (OK Computer)

Guilty pleasures that would easily call into question my sexuality.

note from lovesmesumcake: Don't let your mom catch you with this tape, or you're gonna have some esplainin' to do.

01. Mika - "Lollipop" (Life in Cartoon Motion)

02. Patrick Wolf - "The Magic Position" (The Magic Position)

03. Air - "Sexy Boy" (Moon Safari)

04. Liars - "It Fit When I Was A Kid" (Drum's Not Dead)

05. Gravy Train!!!! - "You Made Me Gay" (The Menz EP)

06. Bloc Party - "I Still Remember" (A Weekend In The City)

07. Electric Six - "Gay Bar" (Fire)

08. Of Montreal - "Suffer For Fashion" (Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?)

09. Scissor Sisters - "Filthy/Gorgeous" (Scissor Sisters)

10. Olivia Newton-John - "Physical" (Physical)

11. Weather Girls - "It's Raining Men" (Success)

12. Queen - "Don't Stop Me Now" (Jazz)

Jams for a high school television crew that cant play songs with profanities and wants to get things

01. The Arcade Fire- "Wake Up" (Funeral)

02. Walking Away- "Catch 22" (Keasbey Nights)

03. Spoon- "The Underdog" (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)

04. LCD Soundsystem- "North American Scum" (Sounds of Silver)

05. Devotchka- "The Enemy Guns" (How It Ends)

06. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah- "Is This Love?" (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)

07. Phantom Planet- "Anthem" (Phantom Planet Was Here)

08. The Clash- "London Calling" (London Calling)

09. The Ramones- "Rock 'n' Roll High School" (Loud Fast)

10. Bandits of the Accoustic Revolution- "Here's to Life" (A Call to Arms EP)

11. Hot Chip- "And I Was a Boy From School" (The Warning)

12. Postal Service- "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" (Give Up)

13. Moby- "Extreme Ways" (18)

Songs to worship false idols to

01. Fugazi - "Arpeggiator" (End Hits)
02. The Mars Volta - "This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed" (Deloused in the Comatorium
03. The Pixies - "Monkey Gone to Heaven" (Doolittle)
04. The Flaming Lips - "Race For the Prize (Remix)" (The Soft Bulletin)
05. The Polyphonic Spree - "It's the Sun (KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic Version)" (Soldier Girl Single)
06. Animal Collective - "Native Belle" (Here Comes the Indian)
07. Q and Not U - "So Many Animal Calls" (Different Damage)
08. Man Man - "Banana Ghost" (Six Demon Bag)
09. Cat Power - "Peking Saint" (Moon Pix)
10. Liars - "Grown Men Don't Fall In The River, Just Like That" (Fins To Make Us More Fish-Like [EP]
11. Sigur Rós - "Með Blóðnasir" (Takk...)
12. DeVotchKa - "How It Ends" (How It Ends)

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