Songs to listen to on a vision quest through the desert of new mexico

Think sprawling empty western landscape, with drone and spaced out fuzz to match.

01. Unwound - "We Invent You" (Leaves Turn Inside You)

02. Four Tet - "Glue of the World" (Pause)

03. The Drift - "Invisible Cities" (Noumena)

04. Chicago Underground Duo - "Funeral of Dreams" (In Praise of Shadows)

05. Beirut - "The Gulag Orkestar" (Gulag Orkestar)

06. Fridge - "Lost Time" (The Sun)

07. Early Day Miners - "Return of the Native" (Offshore)

08. Do Make Say Think - "All of This is True" (Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead)

09. Windsor for the Derby - "2" (Calm Hades Float)

10. Grails - "Soft Temple" (Burning Off Impurities)

11. Century of Aeroplanes - "Hurdling Through the Midwest" (Travel in Any Direction)

12. Boards of Canada - "Dayvan Cowboy" (The Campfire Headphase)

13. Stars of the Lid - "A Meaningful Moment Through a Meaningl(ess) Process" (And Their Refinement of the Decline)

Songs robots listen to when they’re alone

Who says robots can't party when we're not exploiting their labor? They're not moping about, that's for sure

01. Mu - "Jealous Kids" (Afro Finger and Gel)
02. Au - "rr vs. d" (Verbs)
03. Hella - "Mind Over Butter" (Chirpin' Hard)
04. Dan Deacon - "Okie Dokie" (Spiderman of the Rings)
05. Max Tundra - "Gondry" (Mastered by the Guy at Exchange)
06. DJ Scotch Egg - "WWWWW" (Drumized)
07. Annie - "Just" (Anniemal)
08. Autechre - "Ipacial Section" (Untilted)
09. M.I.A. - "Pull Up The People" (Arular)
10. Matmos - "Exciter Lamp" (Supreme Balloon)
11. Neon Hunk - Beefmastor (Smarmymob)
12. Erykah Badu - "Me" (New Amerykah, Pt 1: 4th World War)

Music For The Headphones On My Girlfriend’s Belly. I Want My Kid to Know How Beautiful This Wor

It was weird... a lot of these songs I imagined with a photo, video montage in my head

01. Bright Eyes –- "“First Day of My Life"” (I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning)
02. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole –- "“Somewhere Over the Rainbow”" (Alone in IZ World)
03. Andy Williams –- "“Rain Drops are Falling on My Head”" (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/Get Together With Andy Williams)
04. Bob Dylan -– "“Forever Young"” (Essential Bob Dylan)
05. Colin Hay -– "“Beautiful World"” (Going Somewhere)
06. Elvis Presley -– "“I'’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’)”" (Elvis Presley)
07. Feist -– "“Mushaboom”" (Let It Die)
08. Louis Armstrong –- "“What a Beautiful World"” (What a Wonderful World)
09. Green -– "“Livin’' for You”" (Livin’ for You)
10. Jim Henson –- "“Rainbow Connection"” (The Muppet Movie)… What in utero baby wouldn'’t like a song by the Muppets?
11. Nada Surf –- "“Always Love"” (The Weight is a Gift)
12. John Cale -– "“Hallelujah"” (I’m Your Fan)
13. Nina Simone –- "“My Baby Just Cares for Me"” (Nina Simone: Anthology)

The Last 12 Songs that Made Phil Elverum Cry (excluding “The Moon”)

Phli Elverum's tears can cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried, except possibly during these songs:
01. Björk - "Undo" (Vespertine)
02. Thanksgiving - "Welcome" (Welcome Nowhere)
03. Karl Blau - "Ode to Ocean" (Beneath Waves)
04. Beat Happening - "Indian Summer" (Jamboree)
05. Elevator Through - "Foggy Sea" (Elevator Through)
06. Sade - "Slave Song" (Lovers Rock)
07. Eric's Trip - "Sand" (Songs About Chris EP)
08. The Moools - "Bonchi No Natsu" (Yoyo A Go Go 1999)
09. Julie Doiron - "Don't Ask" (Desormais)
10. Jim O'Rourke - "Women Of The World" (Eureka)

Songs by Sexy Bearded Men

01. Bon Iver - "Skinny Love" (For Emma, Forever Ago)

02. Ray LaMontagne - "Empty" (Till the Sun Turns Black)

03. Devendra Banhart - "I Feel Just Like a Child" (Cripple Crow)

04. Iron & Wine - "Evening on the Ground" (Woman King)

05. My Morning Jacket - "One Big Holiday" (It Still Moves)

06. TV on the Radio - "Wolf Like Me" (Return to Cookie Mountain)

07. Band of Horses - "Ode to LRC" (Cease to Begin)

08. Joe Purdy - "Easier" (Paris in the Rain)

09. Badly Drawn Boy - "The Time of Times" (Born in the UK)

10. Tyler Ramsey - "A Long Dream" (A Long Dream About Swimming Across the Sea)

Compiled by: wastedspaces

Beards! they're SPLENDID.

01. Natalie Portman's Shaved Head - "Beard Lust" (Secret Crush Ep)

02. Les Savy Fav - "ROME" (ROME Written Upside Down)

03. Akron/Family - "Don't be Afraid, You're Already Dead" (Love is Simple)

04. MewithoutYou - "Silencer" (A-->B Life)

05. Man Man - "Top Drawer" (Rabbit Habits)

06. Why? - "Vowels, Pt. 2" (Alopecia)

07. Devendra Banhart - "This is the Way" (Rejoicing in the Hands)

08. Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene) - "Safety Bricks" (Spirit If..)

09. Beach House - "Wedding Bell" (Devotion)

10. Okay - "My" (Huggable Dust)

11. Yeasayer - "Forgiveness" (All Hour Cymbols)

Why can’t you listen to anything better than Radiohead?

Songs that a Radiohead fan might like.

01. Mice Parade - "Pursuant to the Vibe" (Mokoondi)
02. Abbie Huxley - "Pop [R.E.D.]" (Pop [R.E.D.])
03. My Morning Jacket - "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 2" (Evil Urges)
04. Mogwai - "I Know You Are but What Am I?" (Happy Songs for Happy People)
05. Menomena - "Evil Bee" (Friend and Foe)
06. Number Girl - "Num-Ami-Dabutz" (Num-Heavy Metallic)
07. The Flaming Lips - "She Don't Use Jelly" (Transmissions from the Satellite Heart)
08. Deerhoof - "Believe E.S.P." (Friend Opportunity)
09. Joan of Arc - "Questioning Benjamin Franklin's Ghost" (Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain)
10. Aloha - "You've Escaped" (Here Comes Everyone)
11. Aphex Twin - "Come to Daddy (Pappy Mix Version)" (Come to Daddy)
12. LCD Soundsystem - "Someone Great" (Sound of Silver)
13. Dirty Three - "Everything's Fucked" (Dirty Three)
14. The Album Leaf - "Over the Pond" (In a Safe Place)
15. Japancakes - "Theme for a Film" (Belmondo)

12 reasons why you never pick my requests

01. Yo La Tengo - "Sometimes I Don't Get You" (I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass)
02. B.B. King - "Bad Luck" (The Fabulous B.B. King)
03. Mark Ronson - "Diversion" (Version)
04. Devendra Banhart - "There's Always Something Happening" (Big Change: Songs for FINCA)
05. The Replacements - "I Hate Music" (Sorry Ma! Forgot to Take Out the Trash!)
06. Sonic Youth - "Pattern Recognition" (Sonic Nurse)
07. The Walkmen - "It Should Take a While" (Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone)
08. My Bloody Valentine - "Soon" (Loveless)
09. Modest Mouse - "Dramamine" (This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About)
10. The Apples In Stereo - "Same Old Drag" (New Magnetic Wonder)
11. Moby - "Summer" (Play & Play: B Sides)
12. Beck - "It's All In Your Mind" (Sea Change)

Songs to distract my cat when I have to drive her in my car (she is distracted by bird calls, but ha

01. The Beatles - "Blackbird" (The Beatles (The White Album))
02. Feist - "The Park" (The Reminder)
03. M. Ward - "Transfiguration #1" (Transfiguration of Vincent)
04. Silver Mount Zion - "This Gentle Hearts, Like Shot Bird's Fallen." (Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward)
05. Robert Charlebois - "Dolorès" (Lindberg)
06. The Tom Fun Orchestra - "When You Were Mine" (You Will Land With A Thud)
07. The Shins - "A Comet Appears" (Wincing the Night Away)

Best Cover Songs

I love love love good covers.

01. We Are Scientists - "Hoppipolla" (Crap Attack)
02. John Mayer - "Kid A"
03. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - "D.A.N.C.E"
04. Muse - "Can't Take My Eyes Off You (You're Just Too Good To Be True"
05. Klaxons - "No Diggity"
06. The Young Knives - "Kids In America"
07. Mr Hudson and the Library - "On The Street Where You Live"
08. Divine Comedy - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
09. Nirvana - "The Man Who Sold The World"
10. Bright Eyes - "Devil Town" (Noise Floor)
11. The Postal Service - "Against All Odds"
12. Babyshambles - "Love You But You're Green" (The Blinding EP)
13. Rufus Wainwright - "Hallelujah"
14. Joe Strummer - "Redemption Song"
15. Franz Ferdinand - "All Your Friends"

Compiled by: larryniven
01. Goldfinger - "99 Red Balloons" (Stomping Ground)
02. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - "Nothing Compares 2 U" (Take A Break)
03. Cake - "I Will Survive" (Fashion Nugget)
04. The White Stripes - "Conquest" (Icky Thump)
05. Richard Thompson - "Kiss" (1000 Years Of Popular Music)
06. R.E.M. - "Wall Of Death" (E-Bow The Letter single)
07. Keb Mo' - "Folsom Prison Blues" (Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Music of Johnny Cash)
08. Joan Osborne - "Man In The Long Black Coat" (Relish)
09. Rogue Wave - "Everyday" (Stubbs The Zombie soundtrack)
10. Jenny Lewis feat. the Watson Twins - "Handle With Care" (Rabbit Fur Coat)
11. Aimee Mann feat. Michael Penn - "Two Of Us" (I Am Sam soundtrack)
12. Sufjan Stevens - "What Goes On" (This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute To The Beatles' Rubber Soul)
13. Iron & Wine - "Waitin' For A Superman" (Yeti compliation #2)
14. Johnny Cash - "Hurt" (American IV - The Man Comes Around)
15. Ben Folds - "Tiny Dancer" (Ben Folds Live)

Songs for Coming Back Home to Minneapolis…

Welcome home, Grim!
01. The Plastic Constellations - "Back It Up Now" (Plastic Constellations)
02. STNNNG - "My Golden Oldie" (Dignified Sissy)
03. Selby Tigers - "Jump Suits " (Charm City)
04. No Doctors - "Yerba Buena" (Origin & Tectonics)
05. Cock ESP - "Panicsville Sunday" (Last Train to Cocksville)
06. Vampire Hands - "Aaroo, Piano" (Freedom From)
07. Devillock - "These Graves" (PACrec/Troniks)
08. Michael Yonkers - "My House" (Microminiature Love)
09. MC/VL - "The Guarantee" (Stance)
10. The Replacements - "We're Comin' Out" (Let It Be)
11. Hüsker Dü - "Chartered Trips" (Zen Arcade)
12. Bob Dylan - "On the Road Again" (Bringing It All Back Home)

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