Song that have a positive meaning, but aren’t boring or too old.

Tired of listening to the cynical raging or self-pitying whining of today’s pessimists drowning out the good music backing their drivel? Tired of boring old fuddy-duddies drooling out meaningful positivity with the zeal of a drugged whale like they don’t really care? Well, you’re in luck, my friend; here’s a mix for you:

01. mewithoutYou - “January 1979” (Catch for Us the Foxes)
02. The Benjamin Gate - “Lift Me Up” (Contact)
03. Anathallo - “Cafetorium” (Canopy Glow)
04. Earthsuit - “One Time” (Kaleidoscope Superior)
05. Eisley - “Better Love” (The Valley)
06. Extol - “Grace for Succession” (Synergy)
07. Midnight Oil - “Antarctica” (Blue Sky Mining)
08. Becoming the Archetype - “Deep Heaven” (Dichotomy)
09. Over the Rhine - “Within Without” (Eve)
10. MuteMath - “Chaos” (MuteMath)
11. Stavesacre - “Witch Trial” (stavz’a’ker)
12. Switchfoot - “Meant to Live” (The Beautiful Letdown)

Beautiful female vocals

01. Beach House - “Silver Soul” (Teen Dream)
02. Florence and the Machine - “Girl With One Eye” (Lungs)
03. Lisa Hannigan - “Lille” (Sea Sew)
04. Regina Spektor - “Man of a Thousand Faces” (Far)
05. Metric - “Hardwire” (Grow up and Blow Away)
06. Chairlift - “Bruises” (Does You Inspire You)
07. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - “Apologies” (This is Somewhere)
08. Nico Vega - “Wooden Dolls” (Nico Vega)

summer romance comes to an unavoidably sad end

Don’t worry, Johnny. After all, everything eventually dies.

01. Cripsin Hellion Glover - “These Boots Are Made For Walking” (The Big Problem Does Not Equal the Solution. The Solution = Let It Be.)
02. Florence Foster Jenkins - “Ou va la jeune Hindoue?” (The Glory (????) of the Human Voice)
03. Yowie - “Tenesha” (Cryptooology)
04. The Gerogerigegege - “おっぱいボインのおけつプリン” (Tokyo Anal Dynamite)
05. Big Blood - “Glory Daze” (Space Gallery Jan. 27, 2007 / Sahara Club Jan. 28, 2007)
06. Anthony Braxton - “To Composer John Cage” (For Alto Saxophone)
07. Butthole Surfers - “Graveyard” (Locust Abortion Technician)
08. Reiko Ike - “さすらいのギター” (恍惚の世界)
09. Gary Wilson - “Loneliness” (You Think You Really Know Me)
10. Merzbow - “Jimmy Elvins in Traffic” (Door Open at 8 AM)
11. Charles Bronson - “Bible Thumpers Go To Hell” (Complete Discocrappy)
12. Diamanda Galás - “Deliver Me From Mine Enemies” (The Divine Punishment)
13. DJ Yo-Yo Dieting - “Dormant Mirrors IV” (Dormant Mirros/Drum)
14. Teenage Jesus & the Jerks - “Orphans” (Everything)
15. Whitehouse - “Why You Never Became A Dancer” (Bird Seed)
16. Lesley Gore - “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” (The Golden Hits of Lesley Gore)

Songs about Socioeconomic status

‘Cuz it’s all about the money, money, money….

01. Talking Heads - “Don’t Worry About The Government” (Talking Heads ‘77)
02. John Lennon - “Working Class Hero” (John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band)
03. Tracy Chapman - “Talking About A Revolution” (Tracy Chapman)
04. Arrested Development - “Mr. Wendal” (3 Years, 5 Months, and 2 Days in the Life of…)
05. Hall and Oates - “Rich Girl” (The Very Best Of)
06. Weezer - “Beverly Hills” (Make Believe)
07. Barenaked Ladies - “If I Had a Million Dollars” (Gordon)
08. Bob Marley - “No Woman, No Cry” (Natty Dread)
09. Ben Folds - “Rockin’ the Suburbs” (Rockin’ the Suburbs)

You’re so hot but I need to get the fuck over this bullshit.

01. Steve Earle - “Another Town” (Transcendental Blues)
02. Kid Karate - “Heart” (Heart EP)
03. Arctic Mokeys - “Cigarette Smoker Fiona” (Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys)
04. Beck - “Fuckin’ With My Head” (Mellow Gold)
05. The Black Keys - “Next Girl” (Brothers)
06. Smog - “Everything You Touch Becomes A Crutch” (The Doctor Came At Dawn)
07. Groove Armada - “I Won’t Kneel” (Black Light)
08. Jeff Buckley - “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” (Grace)
09. Johnny Cash - “I’m Leaving Now” (American III)
10. Neil Young - “Cowgirl In The Sands” (Decade)

So, We’re Friends… with Chemistry?

Perfect! You and I are in the same boat.

01. Depeche Mode - “In Chains” (Sounds Of The Universe)
02. Sleater-Kinney - “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone” (Call The Doctor)
03. Bauhaus - “Small Talk Stinks” (In The Flat Field)
04. Mariah Carey - “Vision of Love” (Mariah Carey)
05. Freddie Mercury - “The Great Pretender” (Freddie Mercury)
06. The Smiths - “How Soon Is Now?” (Meat Is Murder)
07. Wynter Gordon and Freemasons - “Believer” (Freemasons)
09. Jeff Buckley - “Everybody Here Wants You” (Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk)
10. Michael Jackson - “Human Nature” (Thriller)
11. The Righteous Brothers - “Unchained Melody” (Just Once In My Life)

I realized too late that you are worthwhile, now you can’t really see me.

01. Okay - “Only” (Huggable Dust)
02. Bob Dylan - “All I Really Want To Do” (Another Side of Bob Dylan)
03. Rilo Kiley - “Sword” (The Initial Friend E.P.)
04. Madeline - “To Hell and Back” (The Slow Bang)
05. Yo La Tengo - “The Whole of the Law” (Painful)
06. Sparklehorse - “Sick of Goodbyes” (Good Morning Spider)
07. St. Vincent - “All My Stars Are Aligned” (Marry Me)
08. Sharon Van Etten - “I Wish I Knew” (Because I Was In Love)
09. Peter and the Wolf - “Scarlett and Grey” (The Ivori Palms)
10. Otis Redding - “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)” (Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul)

Why aren’t we dating…?

I ask myself the same question, and when in doubt occasionally these songs cheer me up or sober me up. I hope this mix makes you realize that if you want something you have to go get it!

01. The Blow - “How Naked Are We Gonna Get” (The Concussive Caress)
02. She & Him - “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?” (Volume 1)
03. Imogen Heap - ” Goodnight and Go” (Speak For Yourself)
04. Ingrid Michaelson - “Can’t Help Falling In Love” (Be Ok)
05. Augustana - “Fire” (Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt)
06. The Shangri-La’s - “Right Now And Not Later” (Shangri-Las 65!)
07. Sufjan Stevens - “To Be Alone With You” (Seven Swans)
08. Iron & Wine - “Each Coming Night” (Our Endless Numbered Days)
09. The Morning Benders - “Excuses” (Big Echo)
10. Noah And The Whale - “5 Years Time” (Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down)
11. Sleigh Bells - “Rill Rill” (Treats)
12. Teen Daze - “Let’s Fall Asleep Together” (Beach Dreams)
13. Sean Nicholas Savage - “Can’t Get My Mind Off You” (Trippple Midnight Karma)
14. Ben Lee - “Catch My Disease” (Awake Is The New Sleep)
15. Kids of 88 - “Everybody Knows” (Sugar Pills)

I didn’t want to be a criminal… I wanted to be a pirate!

01. ZOX - “Ode to the Mountain Pirates”
02. Modest Mouse - “What People are Made of”
03. Animal Collective - “The Purple Bottle”
04. Arctic Monkeys - “Fluorescent Adolescent”
05. Beastie Boys - “Brass Monkey”
06. Beck - “Que Onda Guero”
07. Blink-182 - “Shut Up”
08. David Bowie - “I’m Afraid of Americans”
09. David Bowie - “Rebel Rebel”
10. Eminem - “Criminal”
11. Gorillaz - “Pirate Jet”
12. Led Zeppelin - “The Ocean”

songs for a boi who writes all his mails in a piss-off antedeluvian LOTR lover fashion.

01. Jason Webley - “There’s Not a Step We Can Take that Does Not Bring Us Closer” (The Cost of Living)
02. Helen Hobson - “The Day I Stop Loving You” (Hobson’s Choice)
03. Gogol Bordello - “Supertheory of Supereverything” (Super Taranta!)
04. Mythica - “Tolkien’s Fever” (Vicarious)
05. Dwarves - “Throw that World Again” (The Dwarves Are Young and Good Looking)

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