People need to stop telling me to lighten the fuck up

01. Caribou - “Odessa” (Swim)
02. The Antlers - “I Don’t Want Love” (Burst Apart)
03. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - “When I Open My Eyes” (It’s a Corporate World)
04. Deerhunter - “Helicopter” (Halcyon Digest)
05. Future Islands - “Seize a Shark” (Wave Like Home)
06. The National - “Mistaken For Strangers” (Boxer)
07. Of Montreal - “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?)
08. Peter, Bjorn, and John - “Lay It Down” (Living Thing)
09. The XX - “Crystalised” (XX)
10. The Smiths - “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” (Singles)
11. Sebadoh - “Spoiled” (III)
12. Radiohead - “Lucky” (OK Computer)
13. Lou Reed - “The Bed” (Berlin)
14. Joy Division - “She’s Lost Control” (Unknown Pleasures)
15. Frightened Rabbit - “Backwards Walk” (Midnight Organ Fight)

People who compile mix tapes on this website are morons who don’t know anything about music

The antithesis of every mix ever published on this site.

01. Willie Dunn - “The Ballad of Crowfoot” (Akwesasne Notes)
02. Louis Deppe - “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” (Black and White Piano)
03. Harry McClintock - “Ain’t We Crazy” (Barefoot Boy With Boots On)
04. Frankie Laine - “Cry of the Wild Goose” (Frankie Laine ‘49)
05. Shirley Collins - “Bonny Kate” (Anthems in Eden)
06. Riley Puckett - “Short Life of Trouble” (Pioneer 1)
07. Dolores del Rio - “Ramona” (Stars of the Silver Screen)
08. Otis Rush - “I Can’t Quit You Baby” (Introduction To …)
09. Lorrain Walton - “If You’re a Viper” (Flashbacks)
10. Rudy Vallee’s Connecticut Yankees - “Just an Echo in the Valley” (The Voice That Had Them Fainting)
11. Louis Prima - “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead” (The Wildest!)
12. Frank Crumit - “Ukulele Lady” (Frank Crumit #2)
13. Lowell Blanchard and the Valley Trio - “Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb” (Atomic Cafe)
14. Henry Burr - “I Don’t Know Where I’m Going But I’m On My Way” (Henry Burr & the Peerless Quartet)

Depressed for no reason. Don’t like it

These songs make me feel better when I feel like shit.

01. The Middle East - “Blood” (The Recordings of The Middle East - EP)
02. Washed Out - “Amor Fati” (Within and Without)
03. Talking Heads - “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” (Speaking In Tongues)
04. The 6th’s - “Falling Out Of Love (With You)” (Wasp’s Nests)
05. Friendly Fires - “Hawaiian Air” (Pala)
06. Japandroids - “Sovereignty” (Post-Nothing)
07. Fang Island - “Daisy” (Fang Island)
08. Fucked Up - “Queen of Hearts” (David Comes To Life)
09. Belle & Sebastian - “Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying” (If You’re Feeling Sinister)
10. Girls - “The Oh So Protective One” (Broken Dreams Club)
11. Camera Obscura - “Let Me Go Home” (Underachievers Please Try Harder)

Songs for my existential crisis

01. Jon Brion - “Monday” (I Heart Huckabees OST)
02. Curtis Mayfield - “Think (Instrumental)” (Super Fly OST)
03. Louis Armstrong - “Lawd, You Made The Night Too Long” (Stardust)
04. Guided by Voices - “Echos Myron” (Bee Thousand)
05. U.N.P.O.C. - “Amsterdam” (Fifth Column)
06. Sonic Youth - “Candle” (Daydream Nation)
07. Isao Tomita - “Gardens In The Rain (Estampes)” (Snowflakes Are Dancing)
08. The Shaggs - “Why Do I Feel?” (Philosophy of the World)
09. Autechre - “Bine” (Confield)
10. The Avalanches - “Electricity” (Since I Left You)

My boyfriend passed away, he was in love with the sky.

01. Bluehorses - “Skyclad” (Skyclad)
02. REM - “Nightswimming” (Automatic For The People)
03. Pink Floyd - “Astronomy Domine” (Piper At The Gates Of Dawn)
04. The Clouds - “Hieronymus” (Penny Century)
05. Augie March - “Sunset Studies” (Sunset Studies)
06. David Bowie - “Life On Mars?” (Hunky Dory)
07. Ron Grainer - “Doctor Who Theme” (Doctor Who- The Music)
08. Morton Subotnick - “Silver Apples Of The Moon” (Silver Apples Of The Moon)
09. Silver Apples - “Starlight Noodle” (The Garden)
10. Black Tape For A Blue Girl - “Halo Star” (Halo Star)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - “One Rainy Wish” (Axis: Bold As Love)
12. Cream - “Sunshine Of Your Love” (Disraeli Gears)
13. Black Sabbath - “Hole In The Sky” (Sabotage)
14. Soundgarden - “Black Hole Sun” (Superunknown)
15. Radiohead - “Black Star” (The Bends)

On a scale of 1 to 10, what color is your pyramid?

01. Hot Chip - “Alley Cats” (One Life Stand)
02. Blood Diamonds (feat. Grimes) - “Phone Sex” (Single)
03. Caribou - “Odessa” (Swim)
04. Crystal Castles - “Baptism” (II)
05. Matias Aguayo - “Rollerskate” (Ay Ay Ay)
06. SBTRKT - “Wildfire” (SBTRKT)
07. Tame Impala - “Sundown Syndrome” (Sundown Syndrome EP)
08. Born Gold - “Decimate Everything” (Bodysongs)
09. Icona Pop - “I Love It” (Iconic EP)
10. Tanlines - “Brothers” (Mixed Emotions)

You probably should not be allowed to make mix tapes anymore.

But it’s better on cassette.

01. Shellac - “Didn’t We Deserve a Look at You the Way You Really Are” (Terraform)
02. Aphex Twin - “VENTOLIN (Video Version.)” (…I Care Because You Do)
03. James Chance and the Contortions - “Dish It Out” (No New York)
04. Dynospectrum - “Brief Interlude” (The Dynospectrum)
05. Thurston Moore - “Free Noise Among Friends” (Trees Outside the Academy)
06. Eric Copeland - “Mouthhole” (Hermaphrodite)
07. Volcano Choir - “Cool Knowledge” (Unmap)
08. Ugly Casanova - “Bee Sting” (Sharpen Your Teeth)
09. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - “Sleep” (Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven)
10. Hella - “The D. Elkan” (Hold Your Horse Is)

I Want To Stop Masturbating

01. Kevin Drumm - “Samson’s Cold Minotaurs” (Land of Lurches)
02. SFHHH - “Fake Stress Neoroptera Grub” (SFHHH)
03. Ruins - “0’33”” (Hyderomastgroningem)
04. White - “English School” (White)
05. White - “English School” (White)
06. White - “English School” (White)
07. White - “English School” (White)
08. White - “English School” (White)
09. White - “English School” (White)
10. White - “English School” (White)
11. White - “English School” (White)
12. White - “English School” (White)
13. White - “English School” (White)
14. White - “English School” (White)
15. White - “English School” (White)
16. Heinz Hopf - “Alysas Juveler” (Heinz Hopf)
17. Liars - “This Dust Makes That Mud” (They Threw Us All In a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top)
18. White - “English School” (White)
19. White - “English School” (White)

good luck

I’ve been in love with you for four years, but I STILL can’t tell if you love me.

01. The Kooks - “She Moves In Her Own Way” (Inside In/Inside Out)
02. Bell X1 - “I’ll See Your Heart & Raise You Mine” (Music In Mouth)
03. The Raconteurs - “You Don’t Understand Me” (Consolers of the Lonely)
04. Avenged Sevenfold - “Dear God” (Avenged Sevenfold)
05. Cuff the Duke - “Listen to Your Heart” (Way Down Here)
06. Queen - “You’re My Best Friend” (A Night at the Opera)
07. Snow Patrol - “Chasing Cars” (Eyes Open)
08. Darkest Hour - “Part II” (The Mark of the Judas)
09. Alexi Murdoch - “Orange Sky” (Four Songs)
10. The Avett Brothers - “I and Love and You” (I and Love and You)

Feeling guilty about hurting the one you love. God do I miss him…

01. Linkin Park - “In Between” (Minutes to Midnight)
02. Hawthorne Heights - “Saying Sorry” (If Only You Were Lonely)
03. Flyleaf - “There For You” (Flyleaf)
04. Relient K - “Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been” (MmHmm)
05. Blue October - “Hate Me” (Foiled)
06. Crossfade - “Cold” (Crossfade)
07. Bullet For My Valentine - “Tears Don’t Fall” (The Poison)
08. Snow Patrol - “You Could Be Happy” (Eyes Open)
09. Sick Puppies - “Maybe” (Tri-Polar)

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