Secret lives of Swedish Fish and other candy-coated oddities

My opinion? Our candy-intoxicating, Swedish Fish friends are planning a massive hostile take over. They're tired of being stuck between the cheap theater seats of our local cinemas, forced to watch the crappy acting of Matthew McConaughey. They are sick of being squished and morphed on the sidewalks of busy inner-city streets. Hell, I would be too.

But in all seriousness, I imagine that candy life must be pretty sweet. (please ignore the vomit inducing cheesy cliché). So, here are some sweet songs for your sweet tooth

01. Starlight Mints - "Popsickle" (The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of)
02. The Boy Least Likely To - "Warm Panda Cola" (The Best Party Ever)
03. The Unicorns - "Peach Moon" (Three Inches of Blood)
04. Sparklehorse - "Shade and Honey" (Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain)
05. The Polyphonic Spree - "Light & Day" (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Soundtrack)
06. The Phoenix Foundation - "Sea World" (Pegasus)
07. Architecture in Helsinki - "The Owls Go" (Fingers Crossed)
08. Belle and Sebastian - "We Are The Sleepyheads" (The Life Pursuit)
09. Crosby Stills & Nash - "Sweet Judy Blue Eyes" (Crosby Stills and Nash)
10. The Fiery Furnaces - "Bright Blue Tie" (Gallowsbird's Bark)
11. I'm From Barcelona - "This Boy" (Let Me Introduce My Friends)
12. Islands - "Rough Gem" (Return to the Sea)
13. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Candy Coated Dream" (Unreleased Album)

Snap/Crackle/Pop if actual music came from my rice krispies

I thoroughly enjoyed making this. I'd like to hear this music coming from my cereal in the morning.

01. Islands - "The Arm" (Arm's Way)
02. Architecture in Helsinki - "The Owls Go" (Fingers Crossed)
03. Chairlift - "Bruises" (Does You Inspire You)
04. Feist - "Secret Heart" (Let It Die)
05. Broken Social Scene - "Fire Eye'd Boy" (Broken Social Scene)
06. Flight of the Conchords - "Foux Du Fafa" (Flight of the Conchords)
07. Flobots - "Handlebars" (Platypus)
08. Gang of Four - "Damaged Goods" (Entertainment!)
09. MGMT - "Of Moons, Birds, & Monsters" (Oracular Spectacular)
10. Ratatat - "Tropicana" (Classics)
11. Regina Spektor - "Consequence of Sounds" (Songs)

Up in the middle of the night with baby

01. Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch - "Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby" (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)
02. Claudia Gomez - "Soltarlo" (Tierradentro)
03. Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet - "A Kazahk Melody" (Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet)
04. Ana Laan - "Marigold" (Orégano)
05. Nightnoise - "Fionnghuala (Mouth Music)" (Shadow Of Time)
06. Bobby McFerrin - "Baby" (Medicine Music)
07. Sufjan Stevens - "The Dress Looks Nice on You" (Seven Swans)
08. Lamya - "Pink Moon" (Learning From Falling)
09. Emiliana Torrini - "Sunny Road" (Fisherman's Woman)
10. Tori Amos - "Ribbons Undone" (The Beekeeper)
11. The Weepies - "Gotta Have You" (Say I Am You)
12. Alexi Murdoch - "All My Days" (Time Without Consequence)
13. The Toids - "Magnolia" (Unblocked Ears)
14. The Beatles - "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (1962-1966 (Disc 2))
15. The Brothers Cazimero - "Going Home" (Follow Me)
16. Jack Johnson - "If I Could" (In Between Dreams)
17. Paul Simon - "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes" (Graceland)
18. Linford Detweiler - "Pirate Girls" (Grey Ghost Stories)
19. Katie Melua - "Halfway Up The Hindu Kush" (Piece By Piece)
20. Peter Sarstedt - "Where Do You Go to (My Lovely)" (The Darjeeling Limited (Original Soundtrack))
21. Arling & Cameron - "Born In June" (We Are A&C)
22. Linford Detweiler - "A Sort Of Reminder" (I Don't Think There's No Need To Bring Nothin')

Songs to show my music snob husband that I can find cool new music too

01. Kimya Dawson - "I Like Giants" (Remember That I Love You)

02. The Knife - "Heartbeats" (Veneer)

03. The Mountain Goats - "Palmcorder Yajna" (We Shall All Be Healed)

04. Gogol Bordello and Balkan Beat Box - "Gypsy Part of Town" (J.U.F.)

05. Beirut - "Elephant Gun" (Lon Gisland)

06. Of Montreal - "Chrissy Kiss the Corpse" (Satanic Panic in the Attic)

07. Tarkio - "Tristan and Iseult" (Omnibus)

08. Page France - "Chariot" (Hello, Dear Wind)

09. Miss Li - Late Night Heartbroken Blues (Late Night Heartbroken)

10. Blackalicious - "Blazing Arrow" (Blazing Arrow)

11. Devendra Banhart - "Long Haired Child" (Cripple Crow)

12. The Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots)

13. Sufjan Stevens - "Decatur, Or Round of Applause For Your Stepmother" (Illinois)

14. The Magnetic Fields - "I Don't Believe You" (69 Love Songs)

15. The Moldy Peaches - "Lazy Confessions" (The Moldy Peaches)

16. Stars - "This Charming Man" (Nightsongs)

17. Great Lake Swimmers - "Your Rocky Spine" (Ongiara)

18. RJD2 - "Ghostwriter" (Deadringer)

I Just Had My Pocket Vacuumed

01. Jens Lekman - "Pocketful Of Money" (Oh You're So Silent Jens)
02. Blackalicious - "Make You Feel That Way" (Blazing Arrow)
03. The Shins - "Girl On The Wing" (Oh, Inverted World)
04. Steve Spacek - "Dollar" (Space Shift)
05. Akron/Family - "Running, Returning" (Akron/Family)
06. Nightmares On Wax - "Soul Purpose" (Inna Space Outta Sound)
07. The National - "Available" (Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers)
08. Jackson Conti - "Sao Paolo Nights" (Sujinho)
09. The Grouch - "Artsy" (Show You The World)
10. Why? - "These Few Presidents" (Alopecia)
11. Vetiver - "Without A Song" (Vetiver)
12. Alias & Ehren - "Back and Forth" (Lillian)
13. The Appleseed Cast - "Blind Man's Arrow (Low Level Owl: Volume I)
14. The Tallest Man On Earth - "I Won't Be Found" (Shallow Graves)

“Fancy”: Man, I love that word. Always thought it would make a great band name, but only for gore-gr

Fancy...nighttime, champagne, pearls, pianos, and romance.

01. The Raincoats - "Family Treet" (Odyshape)
02. My Morning Jacket - "Lowdown" (At Dawn)
03. Quixotic- "Tell it like it is" (Mortal Mirror)
04. Castanets - "Bells Aloud " (First Light's Freeze)
05. Fleet Foxes- "Mykonos" (S/T)
06. Broadcast - "Before We Begin" (Haha Sound)
07. Air - "Venus" (Talkie Walkie)
08. Beach House - "Holy Dances" (Devotion)
09. Women and Children - "Oranges" (Paralyzed Dance Tonight)
10. Bat For Lashes- "What's A Girl To Do?" (Fur & Gold)
11. Penguin Cafe Orchestra- "Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter " (S/T)
12. Ella Fitzgerald - "Puttin' on the Ritz (1958) " (Ella Fitzgerald - The Irving Berlin Songbook, Vol.1 )
13. Fleetwood Mac- "Mystified " (Tango in the Night)
14.The Beatles- "Michelle " (Rubber Soul)
15. Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez- "Little Island" (Why is Bear Billowing?"

I never knew having an affair would be so much work.

01. Her Space Holiday - "Something To Do With My Hands" (The Young Machines)
02. Hellogoodbye - "Homewrecker" (Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!)
03. Coldplay - "Trouble" (Parachutes)
04. John Mayer - "I Don't Trust Myself" (Continuum)
05. Kings Of Leon - "Charmer" (Because Of The Times)
06. A Heartwell Ending - "All Along" (Trust Us, We Lie)
07. Fiona Apple - "Window" (Extraordinary Machine)
08. Maroon 5 - "Secret" (Songs About Jane)
09. Neon Blonde - "Chandeliers And Vines" (Chandeliers In The Savannah)
10. Placebo - "Blind" (Meds)
11. Lars Fredrickson & The Bastards - "My Life To Live" (Viking)

But I Want to Join the Ranks of Those Cool, Hipster Kids That Dance to Songs I Don’t Know

01. Those Dancing Days - "Those Dancing Days" (Those Dancing Days EP)
02. Chairlift - "Bruises" (Does You Inspire You)
03. Crystal Castles - "Crimewave (Crystle Castles vs. HEALTH)" (Crystal Castles)
04. You Say Party! We Say Die - "Monster (RAC Remix)" (Remik's Cube)
05. Matt & Kim - "Yea Yeah" (Matt & Kim)
06. OCDJ - "Smoke My Cheese" (Hooray)
07. Daedelus - "Fairweather Friends" (Love to Make Music To)
08. Death Set - "Negative Thinking" (Worldwide)
09. Lykke Li - "Breaking It Up" (Youth Novels)
10. Girl Talk - "Here's The Thing" (Feed the Animals)

Compiled by: missannthropic

It's the hipster music I give to a local top 40 DJ to play at nightclubs!

01. Justice - "DVNO" (Cross)
02. Los Campesinos - "You! Me! Dancing!" (Hold on Now, Youngster...)
03. Muscles - "Muscles, I Love You" (Guns, Babes, Lemonade)
04. The Grates - "Burn Bridges" (Teeth Lost, Hearts Won)
05. The Knife - "Heartbeats" (Deep Cuts)
06. Electric Six - "Danger! High Voltage!" (Fire)
07. Ghostland Observatory - "Sad, Sad City" (Paparazzi Lightning)
08. The Ting Tings - "Shut Up and Let Me Go" (We Started Nothing)
09. M.I.A - "Boyz" (Kala)
10. Vampire Weekend - "M79" (Vampire Weekend)
11. Chairlift - "Bruises" (Does You Inspire You?)
12. The Brighton Port Authority feat. David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal -
"Toe Jam" (No Album)
13. Cansei De Ser Sexy - "Off The Hook" (CSS)
14. Crystal Castles - "Crimewave" (Crystal Castles)
15. Plants and Animals - "Feedback in the Field" (Parc Avenue)

Compiled by: Defenestrate99

I kidnapped a cool, hipster kid that dances, and held him ransom for a mix tape. This is the one I got. Dance away.

01. The Wombats - "Kill the Director" (The Wombats)
02. Girl Talk - "Once Again" (Night Ripper)
03. The Broken West - "Perfect Games" (Now or Heaven)
04. Marching Band - "Make Up Artist" (Spark Large)
05. Pascal - "We Made Our Way, We Amtrakked" (I Was Raised On Matthew, Mark, Luke & Laura)
06. Jay Reatard - "Let It All Go" (Singles 06-07)
07. MGMT - "Time to Pretend" (Oracular Spectacular)
08. The Airborne Toxic Event - "Sometime Around Midnight" (The Airborne Toxic Event)
09. Santogold - "L.E.S. Artistes" (Santogold)
10. Cut Copy - "Nobody Lost, Nobody Found" (In Ghost Colours)
11. M.I.A. - "Jimmy" (Kala)
12. Frightened Rabbit - "I Feel Better" (The Midnight Organ Fight)

Songs to wrap around yourself like a security blanket

These songs are all warm and fuzzy

01. The Beatles - "Here Comes The Sun" (Abbey Road)

02. Alela Diane - "The Rifle" (The Pirate's Gospel)

03. Beirut - "Postcards From Italy" (Gulag Orkestar)

04. Death Cab For Cutie - "Passenger Seat" (Transatlanticism)

05. Bon Iver - "Flume" (For Emma, Forever Ago)

06. Iron & Wine - "Southern Anthem" (The Creek Drank The Cradle)

07. Jens Lekman - "Your Arms Around Me" (Night Falls Over Kortedala)

08. Bowerbirds - "Bur Oak" (Hymns For A Dark Horse)

09. The Lucksmiths - "Untidy Towns" (Happy Secret)

10. The Decemberists - "Red Right Ankle" (Her Majesty)

11. Peter and the Wolf - "Silent Movies" (Lightness)

12. Sufjan Stevens - "For The Widowers In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypisilan" (Michigan)

Songs that say “fuck you, I’ll be a starving artist even if it means living in my friend’s basement

I know how you feel, Lynne. Here are some songs for feeling pissed off, just plain awesome, and never giving up!
01. The Thermals - "No Culture Icons" (More Parts Per Million)

02. Guided by Voices - "Watch Me Jumpstart" (Human Amusement at Hourly Rates)

03. Belle & Sebastian - "Lazy Line Painter Jane" (Push Barman to Open Old Wounds Disc 1)

04. Dressy Bessy - "Extra-Ordinary" (Pink Hearts Yellow Moons)

05. The Magnetic Fields - "Famous" (Get Lost)

06. of Montreal - "Art Snob Solutions" (Sunlandic Twins Bonus EP)

07. YACHT - "Drawing in The Dark" (I Believe in You. Your Magic is Real.)

08. Jesus & Mary Chain - "Never Understand" (Psychocandy)

09. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - "Haunted Graffiti" (The Doldrums)

10. Yoko Ono - "I Felt Like Smashing My Face in a Clear Glass WIndow" (Approximately Infinite Universe)

11. Architecture in Helsinki - "Tiny Pintings" (In Case We Die)

12. Broadcast - "Colour Me In" (Haha Sound)

13. Matthew Friedberger - "Theme From Never Going Home Again" (Winter Women)

14. Destroyer - "Painter in Your Pocket" (Destroyer's Rubies)

15. Adrian Orange & Her Band - "The Real Wild World" (Bitches is Lord)

16. Nina Simone - "Ain't Got No... I've Got Life" (Live at Harlem Festival NYC 1969)

17. Final Fantasy - "That's When the Audience Died" (Has a Good Home!)

18. Casiotone For the Painfully Alone - "Bobby Malone Moves Home" (Etiquette)

19. Antony & the Johnsons - "Just One Star" (Hope There's Someone EP)

Compiled by: dirtgardener

Because I sympathize: half yeah-this-might-suck and half you-can-do-it!

01. The Replacements - "Achin' To Be" (Don't Tell A Soul)

02. Belle & Sebastian - "Expectations" (Tigermilk)

03. Zero 7 - "The Pageant of the Bizarre" (The Garden)

04. Cat Stevens - "Wild World" (Tea for the Tillerman)

05. The Weepies - "Not Your Year" (Say I Am You)

06. Spoon - "Don't Let It Get You Down" (Kill the Moonlight)

07. Mirah - "Life You Love" (Songs From the Black Mountain Music Project)

08. M. Ward - "Story of an Artist" (The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered)

09. Matt Pond PA - "Lily Two" (Emblems)

10. The Boy Least Likely To - "I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon To Your Star" (The Best Party Ever!)

11. Morphine - "The Only One" (Good)

12. The Mountain Goats - "Wild Sage" (Get Lonely)

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