Songs the Keebler Elves would make if they were a band.

01. Architecture in Helsinki - "It's 5!" (In Case We Die)
02. Manitoba - "Crayon" (Up In Flames)
03. Broadcast - "Where Youth And Laughter Go" (Future Crayon)
04. Gingerbread Patriots - "A Story of Peeple" (Wax Lips And Hummingbirds)
05. The Go! Team - "Get It Together" (Thunder Lightning Strike)
06. Of Montreal - "A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger" (Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?)
07. Islands - "Jogging Gorgeous Summer" (Return To The Sea)
08. Matthew Friedberger - "The Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co. Resignation Letter" (Winter Women)
09. Yo La Tengo - "Beanbag Chair" (I'm Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass)
10. The Walkmen - "We've Been Had" (The Walkmen)
11. Y.A.C.H.T. - "Vacationland Guitaroo" (MEGA)
12. Beulah - "Sunday Under Glass" (When Your Heartstrings Break)
13. Jens Lekman - "Run Away With Me" (USA October 2005 EP)
14. The Fiery Furnaces - "Sing For Me" ("EP")
15. The Unicorns - "I Was Born (A Unicorn)" (Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?)

(Return Of The) Make me a five-song introduction to the music scene in your city. If I wanted to sta

Bands that play pretty regularly in Portland, OR

01. Tragedy- "The Ending Fight" (Can We Call This Life 7'' EP)
02. Mirah- "Cold Cold Water" (Advisory Committee)
03. Menomena- "Wet and Rusting" (Friend And Foe)
04. The Thermals- "Here's to Your Future" (The Body, The Blood, The Machine)
05. The Decemberists- "Red Right Ankle" (Her Majesty the Decemberists)

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Compiled by: Gillybird86

As much as I love Mason Jennings, I tried to stay away from the more widely popular bands/artists. Though these bands/artists come from areas of Minnesota other than just Minneapolis and St Paul, that is where I'd say the "music scene is" and where most of them play. All of these bands can be found on MySpace. And except Meredith Fierke, they can also be found on iTunes. Meredith has one album out, but has only just recently released it.

01. Cloud Cult - "Bobby's Spacesuit" (Advice From The Happy Hippo)
02. Skittish - "Phantom's Toast (Tragedy Of The Commons)
03. Meredith Fierke - "Train's Song" (The Procession)
04. The Plagiarists -"Lonely Love" (Literal Scene)
05. Roma di Luna - "Plenty" (Find Your Way Home)

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Compiled by: dorkmuffin

I'm a little late to jump on the bandwagon, but I figured I'd go with people currently performing in Philly. There's a decent (but not terribly comprehensive) cross-section of genres here (though hip-hop is sadly missing).

01. Drink Up Buttercup - "Gods and Gentlemen" (Born and Thrown on a Hook)
02. Dr Dog - "The Rabbit, the Bat, and the Reindeer" (Fate)
03. Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer - "Death or Radio" (Schematics)
04. The Low Budgets - "Craft Fair" (Leave Us A Loan)
05. Paint it Black - "Exit Wounds" (Paradise)

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Compiled by: whitetieyoudie

New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

01. Full of Fancy - "Hot Tub" (Sweet Baby Jesus)
02. Screaming Females - "Limbs" (What if Someone is Watching Their T.V.?)
03. Little Lungs - "Atlantic Bridge" (Hoist Me Up! 7")

04. The Measure [SA] - "The Moment You Said Yes" (Old Crow 7")
05. The Hunchback - "Werse Houses" (Pray For Scars)

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Compiled by: saradactyl

Welcome to Des Moines/Iowa City.

01. The Poison Control Center - "Make Love a Star" (A Collage of Impressions)

02. Christopher the Conquered - "The Wolf Shall Lie Down" (I Guess That's What We're Dying For..)

03. Escape the Floodwater - "Snake Train" (Whiskey Will Fix It)

04. William Elliott Whitmore - "When Push Comes to Love" (Ashes to Dust)

05. Death Ships - "Maybe Arkansas" (untitled)

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Compiled by: billybass

Nashville, TN

01. Silver Jews - "Tennessee" (Bright Flight)
02. Caitlin Rose - "Docket" (Dead Flowers EP)
03. Eff Barzelay - "Lose Big" (Lose Big)
04. Old Crow Medicine Show - "Highway Halo" (Tennessee Pusher)
05. Gillian Welsh - "I Dream a Highway" (Time (The Revelator))

I want my roommate to be afraid of how indie I am.

Blast this to get back at the people who won't stop playing Fall Out Boy and Taylor Swift. Your roommate will definitely have a newfound respect (or fear) for (of) you.

01. Crystal Castles - "Air War" (Crystal Castles)

02. The Moldy Peaches - "Lucky Number Nine" (The Moldy Peaches)

03. Hercules And Love Affair - "Time Will" (Hercules And Love Affair)

04. Tullycraft - "Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend Is Too Stupid To Know About" (The Singles)

05. Why? - "Yo Yo Bye Bye" (Elephant Eyelash)

06. Belle & Sebastian - "We Rule the School" (Tigermilk)

07. Architecture in Helsinki - "Hold Music" (Places Like This)

08. Devendra Banhart - "Poughkeepsie" (Rejoicing in the Hands)

09. Los Campesinos! - "Knee Deep at ATP" (Hold On Now, Youngster...)

10. The Mountain Goats - "Alpha Incipiens" (Zopilote Machine)

11. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Pree Sisters Swallowing A Donkey's Eye" (On Avery Island)

12. Of Montreal - "Faberge Falls For Shuggie" (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?)

13. Okkervil River - "For Real" (Black Sheep Boy)

14. Sunset Rubdown - "Snake's Got A Leg III" (Shut Up I'm Dreaming)

15. The Unicorns - "Jellybones" (Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?)

16. Jeffrey Lewis - "Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror" (City & Eastern Songs)

Songs for chicks high off redline doing the electric slide on the sidewalk in front of some bitch’s

I made sure to do a mini-electric slide to each song. It works, even if it's terrifying.

01. Of Montreal - "Gronlandic Edit" (Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?)

02. Chromeo - "Rage" (She's In Control)

03. Calvin Harris - "Acceptable In The 80s" (I Created Disco)

04. The Rapture - "Whoo! Alright-Yeah...Uh Huh" (Pieces Of The People We Love)

05. MGMT - "Electric Feel" (Oracular Spectacular)

06. Natalie Portman's Shaved Head - "Iceage Babeland" (Glistening Pleasure)

07. LCD Soundsystem - "Disco Infiltrator" (LCD Soundsystem)

08. Cut Copy - "Eternity One Night Only" (In Ghost Colours)

09. Le Tigre - "Deceptacon" (Le Tigre)

10. Cansei de Ser Sexy - "Superafim" (Cansei de Ser Sexy)

11. Adam Tensta - "My Cool" (It's A Tensta Thing)

Soundtrack to my British invasion.

Side A:

01. The Who - "The Kids Are Alright" (The Who Sings My Generation)

02. The Small Faces - "Lazy Sunday" (Odgens' Nut Gone Flake)

03. The Animals - "Memphis Tennessee" (The Animals)

04. The Kinks - "Something Better Beginning" (Kinds Kinks)

05. The Rolling Stones - "Under My Thumb" (Aftermath)

Side B:

06. Elvis Costello - "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea" (This Year's Model)

07. The Jam - "In the City" (In the City)

08. The Smiths - "London" (Louder than Bombs)

09. Blur - "Magic America" (Parklife)

Everyone, Just… Pretend to be Normal.

In my mind, the mix follows this path: love and good intentions, debauchery, subtle and then violent robot takeover, humanist revolution, and finally learning how to be at peace with the world and yourself.
01. Yo La Tengo - "Sugarcube" (I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One)
02. Beck - "Mixed Bizness" (Midnite Vultures)
03. Battles - "Atlas" (Mirrored)
04. Flight of the Conchords - "Robots" (FotC)
05. DeVotchKa - "How It Ends" (How It Ends)
06. The Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 1" (YBtPR)
07. Sigur Ros - "Gobbledigook" (Med Sum I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust)
08. Sufjan Stevens - "All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace!" (Greetings From Michigan The Great Lakes State)
09. Lykke Li - "Dance, Dance, Dance" (Youth Novels)
10. TV on the Radio - "Golden Age" (Dear Science,)
11. Panda Bear - "Comfy In Nautica" (Person Pitch)
12. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Holland, 1945" (In The Aeroplane Over the Sea)
13. The Flaming Lips - "She Don't Use Jelly" (Transmissions From the Satellite Heart)
14. Smog - "Held" (Knock Knock)
15. Nick Drake - "Road" (Pink Moon)
16. Rick James - "Super Freak" (Street Songs & Throwin' Down)

I need to stop listening to Merriweather Post Pavilion before I get Animal Collective fatigue

After I exhausted Merriweather Post Pavillion, I went on a huge Animal Collective kick, listening to all their full-lengths in order. It was awesome, and I recommend it. But if you want to avoid Animal Collective fatigue, these songs'll hopefully purify you. They're designed to cleanse your sonic palette, so they're not very in-your-face. If you want something in your face, watch a Jack Black movie

01. Thanksgiving - "Welcome" (Welcome Nowhere)
02. Castanets - "I'll Fly Away" (City of Refuge)
03. Can - "Vitamin C" (Ege Bamyasi)
04. John Fahey - "In A Persian Market" (Old Fashioned Love)
05. Sam Cooke - "Mean Old World" (Night Beat)
06. Evangelista - "The Blue Room" (Hello Voyager)
07. Daniel Johnston - "Held the Hand" (1990)
08. Milton Nascimento - "Dos Cruces" (Clube da Esquina)
09. Gastr Del Sol - "Rebecca Sylvester" (Upgrade & Afterlife)
10. Akron/Family - "Shoes" (Akron/Family)

I don’t know where I’m going, I just know I need to go.

I know exactly what you mean. Whatever you're running from, Godspeed.

01. Sibylle Baier - "Tonight" (Colour Green)

02. Elliott Smith - "Angeles" (Either/Or)

03. Sonic Youth - "Shadow Of A Doubt" (EVOL)

04. Cat Stevens - "Trouble" (Mona Bone Jakon)

05. Daniel Johnston - "I Had Lost My Mind" (Don't Be Scared)

06. Feist - "I Feel It All" (The Reminder)

07. Joy Division - "Disorder" (Unknown Pleasures)

08. Modest Mouse - "Make Everyone Happy-Mechanical" (This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About)

09. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Two-Headed Boy, Part Two" (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)

10. Leonard Cohen - "Suzanne" (Songs Of Leonard Cohen)

11. Bob Dylan - "Girl From The North Country" (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan)

12. Joan Baez - "Silver Dagger" (Joan Baez)

Compiled by: Andrew

For all the times when keeping still seems like the worst thing to do.

01. The Snake The Cross The Crown - "Gypsy Melodies" (Cotton Teeth)
02. Alkaline Trio - "My Standard Break From Life" (Remains)
03. Atom and His Package -"I Am Downright Amazed at What I Can Destroy With Just a Hammer". (Attention! Blah Blah Blah)
04. Bob Dylan - "Like a Rolling Stone" (Highway 61 Revisited)
05. Say Hi To Your Mom - "Blah Blah Blah" (Impeccable Blahs)
06. Bright Eyes - "If the Brakeman Turns My Way" (Cassadaga)
07. The Good Life - "You Don't Feel Like Home To Me" (Help Wanted Nights)
08. Rogue Wave - "California" (Descended From Vultures)
09. Nightmare of You - "The Days Go By Oh So Slow" (Nightmare of You)
10. Thrice - "Moving Mountains" (The Alchemy Index-Earth)
11. Neutral Milk Hotel - "The King of Carrot Flowers (Parts 1+2)" (In An Aeroplane Over the Sea)
12. M. Ward - "Chinese Translation" (Post-War)
13. The Snake The Cross The Crown - "Maps" (Cotton Teeth)

Compiled by: dirtgardener

Maybe, possibly, a little bit country at times. Sorry.

01. Rosa - "Wiskey" (I Mississippi You)

02. Belle & Sebastian - "Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying" (If You're Feeling Sinister)

03. Nana Grizol - "Many Places to Call Home" (Nana Grizol)

04.The John Butler Trio - "Bound to Ramble" (Sunrise Over Sea)

05. Steel Train - "Road Song" (Twilight Tales from the Prairies of the Sun)

06. The Arcade Fire - "Born on a Train" (Accidents, the B-Sides Compilation)

07. Ryan Adams - "Dear Chicago" (Demolition)

08. The Decemberists - "The Engine Driver" (Picaresque)

09. Chad VanGaalen - "Somewhere I Know There Is Nothing" (Infiniheart)

10. Wreckless Eric - "Whole Wide World" (Whole Wide World)

11. Paul Baribeau - "Thunder Road" (25)

I’m using this to tell you that I love you because I’m 15 and too immature to just say it.

I'm also 15, and I know how hard it can be to tell someone how much they mean to you. Hopefully, these songs will convey the message perfectly

01. Said the Whale - "The Light Is You" (Howe Sounds/Talking Abalonia)
02. Regina Spektor - "Samson" (Begin to Hope)
03. The Get Up Kids - "I'll Catch You" (Something to Write Home About)
04. Iron & Wine - "Such Great Heights" (Such Great Heights - EP)
05. Damien Rice - "Delicate" (O)
06. Ben Folds - "The Luckiest" (Rockin' the Suburbs)
07. Coheed & Cambria - "Wake Up" (Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV Vol. 1 - From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness)
08. Death Cab for Cutie - "Passenger Seat" (Transatlanticism)
09. Blue October - "18th Floor Balcony" (Foiled)
10. The Postal Service - "Grow Old With Me" (Instant Karma: the Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur)

Songs that feel like theme music while walking down the street

When I walk around, I like to feel like I'm in a bubble filled with perfect theme beats. I hope this does it for you.

01. Rock Kills Kid - "I Turn My Camera On" (The O.C. Mix 6 - Covering
Our Tracks) [Please don't throw this one out for being on the OC. Great
cover.]
02. Eels - "Love of the Loveless" (Shootenanny!)
03. Vampire Weekend - "Oxford Comma" (Vampire Weekend)
04. Death Cab For Cutie - "Title and Registration"
(Transatlanticism)
05. The Southland - "Miles" (Influence of Geography)
06. Stars - "Heart" (Heart)
07. Royksopp - "Remind Me" (Melody A.M.)
08. Eels - "Fresh Feeling" (Souljacker)
09. Cafe Del Mar - "Time is the Enemy" (The Best 2002 CD 1)
10. Handsome Boy Modeling School & Jack Johnson - "Breakdown" (White
People)
11. Her Space Holiday - "Tech Romance" (The Young Machines)
12. Black Kids - "I Wanna Be Your Limousine" (Partie Trauatic)
13. Lupe Fiasco - "Daydreamin" (Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor)
14. Phantom Planet - "Do the Panic" (Raise the Dead)
15. Telepopmusik - "Breathe" (Genetic World)
16. Under the Influence of Giants - "Meaningless Love" (Under the
Influence of Giants)
17. Band of Horses - "The Funeral" (Everything All The Time)

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