Piano ballads for unrequited lovers

01. Harry Nilsson - “Don’t Forget Me” (Pussy Cats)
02. Eels - “It’s a Motherfucker” (Daisies of the Galaxy)
03. Graham Nash - “Simple Man” (Songs For Beginners)
04. Tom Waits - “Martha” (Closing Time)
05. Daniel Johnston - “Some Things Last a Long Time” (1990)
06. Elliott Smith - “I Didn’t Understand [Early Version] (XO Demos)
07. Nico - “Afraid” (Desertshore)
08. Randy Newman - “I Miss You” (Bad Love)
09. Dennis Wilson - “Thoughts of You” (Pacific Ocean Blue)
10. Fiona Apple - “I Know” (When The Pawn…)

songs for people with low moral standards

01. Necro – “Light My Fire” (Gory Days)
02. The Frogs – “Baby Greaser George” (It’s Only Right and Natural)
03. Cadillac Don & J-Money – “Fuck Dat Bitch” (Look at Me)
04. Earl Sweatshirt – “Earl” (EARL)
05. Lil Wyte – “Pop Another Pill (Ft. JellyRoll)” (Wyte Christmas)
06. Deicide – “Bible Basher” (Insineratehymn)
07. Dead Kennedys – “Too Drunk to Fuck” (Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death)

Expressing myself as a person instead of holding it in like a robot.

01. Marina & The Diamonds - “I Am Not A Robot” (The Family Jewels)
02. Emily Haines - “Pretty Head” (Cut In Half And Also Double)
03. Feist(Diplo Remix) - “I Feel It All” (Singles & Duplicates)
04. Eskimo & Sons - “No Shit” (How Does It Feel To Be Crushed By One Man With The Strength Of A Million)
05. Straylight Run - “How Do I Fix My Head” ( The Needles The Space)
06. Matt Pond PA - “The Trees And The Wild” (Several Arrows Later)
07. Trembling Blue Stars - “Under Lock and Key” (Alive to Every Smile)
08. The Boy Least Likely To - “I See Spiders When I Close My Eyes” (The Best Party Ever)
09. Nada Surf - “See These Bones” (Lucky)
10. Luke Doucet - “One Too Many” (Broken and Other Rogue States)
11. The Weepies - “Nobody Knows Me At All” (Say I Am You)
12. The Magic Numbers - “Which Way to Happy” (If It Was You)
13. Tegan and Sara - “Don’t Confess (This Thing That Breaks My Heart)” (If It Was You)
14. Jeremy Warmsley - “Lose My Cool” (How We Became)
15. Icona Pop - “Manners (Extended)” (Compilation)

Depressed Songs for Happy People

Here’s a mix for that happy person in your life who you just want to understand your feelings. They’ll be singing along with these songs before they even know what they’re saying, and when they hear themselves, they’ll be shocked.

01. Velvet Underground - “All Tomorrow’s Parties” (The Velvet Underground)
02. The White Stripes - “There’s No Home For You Here” (Elephant)
03. Tom Waits - “Make It Rain” (Real Gone)
04. The Mountain Goats - “Half Dead” (Get Lonely)
05. Modest Mouse - “Bukowski” (Good News For People Who Like Bad News)
06. Seu Jorge - “Rock’N’Roll Suicide” (The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions)
07. OK Go - “It’s Tough To Have A Crush” (Brown EP)
08. The Flaming Lips - “Bad Days” (Providing Needles For Your Balloons)
09. The Smiths - “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” (Single/Hatful of Hollow)
10. Morrissey - “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful” (Single/Your Arsenal)
11. Reel Big Fish - “Don’t Start A Band” (We’re Not Happy ‘Til You’re Not Happy)
12. Radiohead - “Kid A” (Kid A)
13. The Slip - “Even Rats” (Eisenhower)
14. Wilco - “Forget the Flowers” (Being There)
15. Bob Dylan - “Only a Hobo” (The Bootleg Series: Vols. 1-3: Rare and Unreleased 1961-1991 disc 1)
16. Denali - “Do Something” (The Instinct)
17. Ben Folds - “Battle Of Who Could Care Less” (Whatever And Ever Amen)
18. The Shins - “Gone For Good (A Call to Apathy)” (Chutes Too Narrow)
19. Gorillaz - “All Alone” (Demon Days)
20. Postal Service - “Sleeping In” (Give Up)

Sad Day/Every Day

01. Emily Haines - “Pretty Head” (Cut In Half and Also Double)
02. Maria Taylor - “Xanax” (11:11)
03. Cat Low - “Kiss the World” (Kiss the World)
04. Feist (Diplo Remix) - “Feist” (Singles and Duplicates)
05. Chairlift - “Bruises” (Does You Inspire You)
06. Tegan and Sara - “Take Me Anywhere” (So Jealous)
07. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - “Our Hell” (Knives Don’t Have Your Back)
08. Azure Ray - “No Signs of Pain” (November)
09. Inara George - “Can’t Say No” (Accidental Experiment)
10. The Fiery Furnaces - “I’m Waiting to Know You” (Bitter Tea)
11. The Weepies - “Nobody Knows Me At All” (Say I Am You)
12. Jenny Owens Youngs - “Fuck Was I” (Batten The Hatches)
13. Dntel - “Rock My Boat (Feat. Mia Doi Todd)” (Dumb Luck)
14. Electric President - “Good Morning Hypocrite” (Electric President”
15. The Weepies - “Love Doesn’t Last Too Long” (Say I Am You)
16. Kind of Like Spitting - “He Calls Me” (Bridges Worth Burning)
17. The Dismemberment Plan - “What Do You Want Me To Say?” (Emergency & I)
18. Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s - “Jen is Bringing the Drugs” (The Dust of Retreat)
19. The Last Shadow People - “My Mistakes Were Made For You” (The Age of the Understatement)
20. Bonobo - “If You Stayed Over (feat. Fink)” (Days to Come)
21. Mates of State - “Lullaby Haze” (Re-Arrange Us)
22. Uh Huh Her - “Not a Love Song” (Common Reaction)
23. Lucinda Williams - “Are You Down” (Essence)
24. Maria Taylor - “My Own Fault” (Lynn Teeter Flower)
25. Sara Bareilles - “Bottle It Up” (Little Voice)
26. Reverend and The Makers - “He Said He Loved Me” (The State of Things)
27. The Good Life - “Empty Bed” (Black Out)
28. Denison Witmer - “I Would Call You Now” (Safe Away)
29. Menomena - “Wet and Rusting” (Wet and Rusting)
30. Kinnie Star - “Please Hold My Hand” (Anything)

Left Hand Love (or: Why I’ll Be Alone on Saturday Night)

01. Jellyfish - “He’s My Best Friend” (Spilt Milk)
02. Elvis Costello - “Pump It Up” (This Year’s Model)
03. Divinyls - “I Touch Myself” (Divinyls)
04. The Beatles - “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey” (The White Album)
05. Sebadoh - “Homemade” (Bubble & Scrape)
06. Fiona Apple - “Limp” (When The Pawn…)
07. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Song Against Sex” (On Avery Island)

songs to make your ears orgasm

01. Yo La Tengo - “Sugar Cube” (I Can Hear The Heart Beating as One)
02. My Bloody Valentine - “When You Sleep”(Loveless)
03. Ride - “Vapour Trail” (Nowhere)
04. Ride - “Taste” (Nowhere)
05. Mercury Rev - “Bronx Cheer” (Boces)
06. Morphine - “Super Sex” (Yes)
07. The Wedding Present - “Take Me!” (Bizarro)
08. Stereolab - “Lo Boob Oscillator” (Refried Ectoplasm)
09. The Ocean Blue - “Cerulean” (Cerulean)
10. Roxy Music - “Avalon” (Avalon)

Songs for sitting in a forest and rethinking the meaning of life

01. The xx - “Intro” (xx)
02. Fang Island - “Dream of Dreams” (Fang Island)
03. Panda Bear - “Bros” (Person Pitch)
04. The Antlers - “Two” (Hospice)
05. Grizzly Bear - “Foreground” (Veckatimist)
06. James Blake - “Lindesfarne I” (James Blake)
07. James Blake - “Lindesfarne II” (James Blake)
08. The Tallest Man On Earth - “Burden of Tomorrow” (The Wild Hunt)
09. Kanye West - “All Of The Lights (Interlude)” (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)

My cat’s gonna rule the world!!

Let us all bow down to our furry overlords!

01. Stray Cats - “Stray Cat Strut” (Runaway Boys: A Retrospective ‘81-‘92)
02. The Presidents of the United States of America - “Kitty” (The Presidents of the United States of America)
03. Cat Stevens - “Kitty” (Early Tapes)
04. Ziggy Marley - “Black Cat” (Love is my Religion)
05. Ted Nugent - “Cat Scratch Fever” (Cat Scratch Fever [Bonus Tracks])
06. Boom Boom Kid - “Kitty” (Okey Dokey)
07. The Kinks - “Phenomenal Cat” (The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society)
08. Psapp - “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat” (Rewind!5)

Best friends forever my ass.

I’ve had to make a mix like this for myself at one point in my life (over a girl; dumb!), so I couldn’t tell whether this felt more like a “fuck you, old friend” kind of list, or almost a break-up mix. It is strange how similar the feelings are. I went with one of each!

Mix 1 - “Fuck You, Old Friend”

01. The Walkmen - “The Rat” (Bows & Arrows)
02. Health - “Die Slow” (Get Color)
03. The Wrens - “Everyone Choose Sides” (The Meadowlands)
04. Wire - “I Don’t Understand” (Read & Burn 1 EP)
05. Big Black - “Bad Penny” (Songs About Fucking)
06. Spoon - “Revenge!” (30 Gallon Tank +3 Single)
07. Cursive - “Some Read-Handed Slight of Hand” (The Ugly Organ)
08. The Thermals - “I Don’t Believe You” (Personal Life)
09. Three Mile Pilot - “Ruin” (Another Desert, Another Sea)
10. Yeasayer - “O.N.E.” (Odd Blood)

Mix 2 - “I’m Sorry, and I Miss You”

01. Depeche Mode - “Never Let Me Down Again” (Music for the Masses)
02. Sufjan Stevens - “I Walked” (The Age of Adz)
03. The Faint - “I Treat You Wrong” (Faciination)
04. Metric - “Help, I’m Alive (acoustic)” (Fantasies Bonus Disc)
05. The Mountain Goats - “Pigs That Ran Straightaway Into The Water, Triumph Of” (We Shall All Be Healed)
06. Spoon - “Out Go the Lights” (Transference)
07. Gang of Four - “We Live as We Dream, Alone” (Return the Gift)
08. The Cure - “To Wish Impossible Things” (Wish)
09. Of Montreal - “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?)
10. El Perro Del Mar - “God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get)” (Look! It’s El Perro Del Mar)

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