The Pretender

A mix tape that will let her know I’m into her but not desperate to have her

I think the best way to let her know you’re into her is to make her a playlist yourself. That being said, none of these songs are overt “love songs,” but they’ve all got love on the periphery and I would only give this mix to someone I was interested in dating.

01. Devendra Banhart - “This Is The Way” (Rejoicing In The Hands)
02. Fleet Foxes - “Sun Giant” (Sun Giant EP)
03. Caetano Veloso - “Tu Me Acostumbraste” (Araçá Azul)
04. Neil Young - “Tell Me Why” (After The Gold Rush)
05. Björk - “Hyper-Ballad” (Post)
06. Sharon Van Etten - “Dsharpg” (Epic)
07. Jónsi - “Go Do” (Go)
08. Bon Iver - “Blood Bank” (Blood Bank EP)
09. Jorge Drexler - “Eco” (Eco)
10. Bibio - “Lover’s Carvings” (Ambivalence Avenue)
11. Sly And The Family Stone - “Time” (There’s A Riot Goin’ On)
12. Bonnie “Prince” Billy w/ Matt Sweeney - “Beast For Thee” (Superwolf)
13. Jim O’Rourke - “Prelude to 110 or 220/Women of the World” (Eureka)
14. My Bloody Valentine - “Soon” (Loveless)

Everyone’s telling me I should be in a relationship and I probably should want to be in a relationship but I kinda really don’t want to and I think it’s laziness

Hey, I say you should ride the ‘single and not lonely’ wave as far as you possibly can.

01. Green Day – “Longview” (Dookie)
02. The Moldy Peaches – “Lucky Number Nine” (s/t)
03. David Bowie – “Golden Years” (Station To Station)
04. John Coltrane - “Acknowledgement” (A Love Supreme)
05. Abc – “The Look Of Love” (The Lexicon Of Love)
06. John Frusciante – “My Smile Is A Rifle” (Niandra Lades and Usually Just A T-Shirt)
07. Health – “Die Slow” (Get Color)
08. OMG – “Autre Ne Veut” (s/t)
09. Talking Heads – “I’m Not In Love” (More Songs About Buildings And Food)
10. Robyn – “Hang With Me (Acoustic)” (Body Talk Pt.1)

songs to tell me everything will be okay

I’ve been going through a lot lately and I’m with you, man. I hope this helps. I tried to think of songs that the mix request brought to mind but also songs that are good for cryin’.

01. Aphex Twin - “Lichen” (Selected Ambient Works Volume II)
02. Neil Young - “I Believe in You” (After the Gold Rush)
03. Antony & the Johnsons - “One Dove” (The Crying Light)
04. The National - “The Geese of Beverly Road” (Alligator)
05. Bjork - “Aurora” (Vespertine)
06. Tracy Chapman - “Fast Car” (Tracy Chapman)
07. Neko Case - “Star Witness” (Fox Confessor Brings the Flood)
08. R.E.M. - “Everybody Hurts” (Automatic For the People)
09. The Walkmen - “Red Moon” (You & Me)
10. Animal Collective - “I Think I Can” (Fall Be Kind EP)

Tiny Mix Tapes doesn’t appreciate Progressive Rock. Prove me wrong!

01. Supertramp - “Even in the Quietest Moments” (Even in the Quietest Moments)
02. Soft Machine - “As Long as He Lies Perfectly Still” (Volume Two)
03. Mashmakhan - “Gladwin” (Mashmakhan)
04. King Crimson - “I Talk to the Wind” (In the Court of the Crimson King)
05. The Nice - “Bonnie K” (The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack)
06. Captain Beefheart - “Autumn’s Child” (Safe as Milk)
07. Caravan - “Hello Hello” (If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You)
08. Pink Floyd - “Careful With That Axe, Eugene” (Ummagumma)
09. Gentle Giant - “Mister Class and Quality?” (Three Friends)
10. Henry Cow - “Nine Funerals of the Citizen King” (Leg End)

I’m 34 tomorrow but mentally I am 12.

01. Martina McBride - “This One’s for the Girls” (Martina)
02. Dar Williams - “Teen for God” (My Better Self)
03. Melissa Ferrick - “Welcome to My Life” (Valentine Heartache)
04. Ani Di Franco - “My IQ” (Puddle Dive)
05. Jason Michael Carrol - “Growing Up is Getting Old” (Growing Up is Getting Old)
06. Emily Jane White - “Time On Your Side” (Dark Undercoat)
07. Drew Blackard - “Just a Day in Your Life” (Just a Day in Your Life)
08. Vixy and Tony - “Thirteen” (Thirteen)
09. Escape Key - “The Girl That’s Never Been” (Shadowbeast)
10. Joanna Newsom - “Sprout and the Bean” (The Milk-Eyed Mender)
11. Kelly Flint - “Story In Your Eyes” (Drive All Night)
12. Joan Baez - “Forever Young” (From Every Stage (Live))

Bad songs from otherwise great albums that everybody puts up with

01. The Beatles - “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” (Abbey Road)
02. Wilco - “Kamera” (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)
03. Television - “Guiding Light” (Marquee Moon)
04. Talking Heads - “Listening Wind” (Remain in Light)
05. Pink Floyd - “Have A Cigar” (Wish You Were Here)
06. Neil Young - “Round and Round” (It Won’t Be Long)
07. My Bloody Valentine - “I Only Said” (Loveless)
08. Pavement - “Stop Breathing” (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
10. Joy Division - “Candidate” (Unknown Pleasures)

I Think You Might Be an Alien. But I still like you.

01. Jason Lytle - “Yours Truly, The Commuter” (Yours Truly, The Commuter)
02. Radiohead - “Subterranean Homesick Alien” (OK Computer)
03. Music Tapes - “Aliens” (1st Imaginary Symphony for Nomad)
04. Velvet Underground - “Some Kinda Love” (Velvet Underground)
05. Cass Mccombs - “So Damn Pure” (Dropping the Writ)
06. Pedro The Lion - “The Longer I Lay Here” (It’s Hard To Find A Friend)
07. Cap’n Jazz - “Ooh I Do Love You” - (Anthology)

Songs For My Hipster Friend Who Doesn’t Know She’s a Hipster

01. Animal Collective - ” ” (Entire Discography)
02. Grizzly Bear - ” ” (Entire Discography)
03. Arbitrary Band From The 1980’s - ” ” (Ironic Guilty Pleasure)
04. Your Friend’s Shitty Williamsburg Synth-Pop Side Project - “i promise; it is! better live.” (Bullshit)

songs to make the most fearful person lion-hearted.

Guaranteed to warm your heart and make you feel like a badass at the same time.

01. Panda Bear - “Slow Motion” (Tomboy)
02. Slightly Stoopid - “Blood of My Blood” (Chronichitis)
03. Wax Tailor - “Que Sera” (Tales of the Forgotten Melodies)
04. Bill Withers - “Use Me” (American Beauty Soundtrack)
05. TV on the Radio - “Say You Do” (OK Calculator)
06. Kings of Leon - “Closer” (Only By the Night)
07. MGMT - “Electric Feel” (Oracular Spectacular)
08. Architeq - “Birds of Prey (Fulgeance Emotronical Mix)” (Birds of Prey Versions)
09. Smashing Pumpkins - “Love” (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness: Dawn to Dusk)
10. Ratatat - “Grape Juice City” (LP4)
11. Kaki King - “Montreal” (Dreaming of Revenge)
12. Pretty Lights - “The Time Has Come” (Filling Up the City Skies)
13. The Beta Band - “Squares” (Six Feet Under Soundtrack Volume I)
14. Interpol - “Evil” (Antics)
15. Say Anything - “Alive With the Glory of Love” (Say Anything is a Real Boy)
16. Gogol Bordello - “Wonderlust King” (Super Taranta!)
17. Violent Femmes - “Kiss Off” (Add It Up)

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