Songs to lose your sense of identity to

01. How I Became The Bomb - "Secret Identity" (Let's Go)
02. Billy Ruffian - "Masterminding My Downfall" (My Secret Life)
03. The New Pornographers - "Unguided" (Challengers)
04. Cursive - "The Night I Lost the Will to Fight" (Domestica)
05. Arcade Fire - "My Body is a Cage" (Neon Bible)
06. Pavement - "Frontwards" (Watery, Domestic)
07. The National - "Mistaken for Strangers" (Boxer)
08. Minus Story - "Stitch Me Up" (My Ion Truss)
09. Taken by Trees - "Lost and Found" (Open Field)
10. Antony & The Johnsons - "I am a Bird Now" (I am a Bird Now)
11. Mountain Goats - "Whole Wide World" (Sweden)
12. Death Cab For Cutie - "The Sound of Settling" (Transatlanticism)
13. Oasis - "Whatever" (Whatever)

The most remarkable thing about you standing in the doorway is that it’s you and you’re standing in

Keep it simple keep it short keep it sublime.

01. Young Marble Giants - "Salad Days" ( )

02. The Minutemen - "History Lesson Pt. 2" (Double Nickels on the Dime)

03. Fugazi - "Turkish Disco" (Instrument Soundtrack)

04. Antelope - "Hollow You" (Antelope)

05. Sonic Youth - "Jams Run Free" (Rather Ripped)

06. The Make-Up - "I Am Pentagon" (Save Yourself)

07. Blonde Redhead - "Chi E E Non E" (Melodie Citronique)

08. The Evens - "Blessed Not Lucky" (The Evens)

09. Pavement - "Here" (Slanted and Enchanted)

Compiled by: mome rath

Note from mome rath: I'm pretty pleased with this one, although it did turn out a bit more melancholy than I originally intended - prepare to be depressed. The quote had such a film noir feel I couldn't resist putting some of that in, maybe someone could do an alternative happier mix, perhaps starting with Going to Georgia and working forward? There's a couple of clever links if I do say so myself...

01. Bob Dylan - "Standing In the Doorway" (Bob Dylan: The Collection - Time Out of Mind)
02. Okkervil River - "Listening to Otis Redding At Home During Christmas" (Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See)
03. Carly Simon - "Film Noir" (Film Noir)
04. ? - "Farewell, My Lovely" (Oldboy OST)
05. Tom Waits - "Watch Her Disappear" (Alice)
06. Roxy Music - "2 HB" (Roxy Music)
07. Dusty Springfield - "All I See Is You" (Dusty Springfield - At Her Very Best)
08. Thee More Shallows - "Where Are You Now?" (A History of Sport Fishing)
09. Mark Isham - "Dwight and Kay" (The Black Dahlia OST)
10. Neko Case - "Knock Loud" (Neko Case - Live from Austin TX)
11. The Mountain Goats - "Going to Georgia" (Zopilote Machine)

A mix tape to listen to while delivering newspapers VERY early in the morning

I know I have had some REALLY early mornings with the job I have now and can empathise... these songs should put you in that sleep walking, zombie-robot mood just long enough for you to finish your shift and go home without falling asleep at the wheel.

01. Placebo - "In the Cold Light of Morning" (Meds)
02. Mark Knopfler - "5:15am" (Shangri-La)
03. Joy Division - "Atmosphere" (Still)
04. Rachael Cantu - "Run All Night" (Run All Night)
05. The Church - "Under the Milky Way" (Under the Milky Way: The Best of The Church)
06. Peter, Paul, and Mary - "Early Morning Rain" (Peter, Paul, and Mary LP)
07. Bob Dylan - "New Morning" (New Morning)
08. B.B. King - "Early in the Morning" (80)
09. Jack Johnson - "Tomorrow Morning" (On and On)
10. Oasis - "Morning Glory" (What's the Story) Morning Glory?

Bob Dylan impressions that, if he ever heard them, would make Dylan vomit

Nausea is the secret to his success.


01. White Stripes - "One More Cup of Coffee" (The White Stripes)
02. Blair Harvey - "Sweet Sin" (Gutter Be Gutted)
03. Joan Baez - "Love is Just a Four-Letter Word" (Any Day Now)
04. Dan Bern - "I Need You" (Fleeting Days)
05. The Wallflowers - "6th Avenue Heartache" (Bringing Down the Horse)
06. Roger McGuinn - "I'm so Restless" (Roger McGuinn)
07. Ryan Adams - "English Girls Approximately" (Love is Hell)
08. Bryan Ferry - "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" (Dylanesque)
09. Nico - "I'll Keep it With Mine" (Chelsea Girl)
10. U2 - "All Along the Watchtower" (Rattle and Hum)
11. Bright Eyes - "Make War" (Motion Sickness)

I’m in love with a guy who looks like Eddie Munster, which I don’t think is a bad thing but some fol

note: I bet you about billion dollars Eddie Munster is a complete psychobilly.

01. The Cramps - "I Was A Teenage Werewolf" (How To Make a Monster)
02. Heart - "Magic Man" (Dreamboat Annie)
03. Siouxie & The Banshees - "Carcass" (The Scream)
04. The Eels - "My Beloved Monster" (Beautiful Freak)
05. Reverend Horton Heat - "Bad Reputation" (Smoke 'em If You Got 'em)
06. Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation" (Bad Reputation)
07. The Raveonettes - "Demons Fire" (Demons Fire)
08. Rocky Horror Cast - "Eddie" (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
09. Los Straitjackets - "All Back to Drac's" (Twist Party)
10. The Cramps - "Voodoo Idol" (Psychedelic Jungle)
11. The Meteors - "Love You To Death" (In Heaven)
12. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Put A Spell On You" (Halloween Hits)
13. Dandelion Junk Quartet - "O'Buddy" (Black Hearts...)
14. The Ventures - "The Munsters Theme" (TV Themes)

a mix for when you catch your ex using all the music you introduced her to with her new girlfriend

note: hope this helps you not care anymore!

01. Of Montreal - "She's a Rejector" (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?)
02. Iron and Wine and Calexico - "History of Lovers" (In the Reins)
03. Tegan and Sara - "You Wouldn't Like Me" (So Jealous)
04. The Cars - "My Best Friend's Girl" (Self Titled)
05. The Specials - "Little Bitch" (Self Titled Reissue)
06. Blonde Redhead - "This Is Not" (Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons)
07. David Bowie - "Queen Bitch" (Hunky Dory)
08. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Y Control" (Fever to tell)
09. Antony & The Johnsons - "The Lake" (The Lake EP)
10. The Constantines - "Goodbye Baby & Amen" (Shine a Light)
11. Broken Social Scene - "Her Disappearing Theme" (EP To Be You and Me)

I’m having trouble finding good, real, folk music that isn’t old Appalachian dudes playing the same

Note: Nothing personal against whoever did the other tape, but he/she hit upon one of my biggest pet peeves: beards and acoustic guitars do not necessarily folk music make. Folk music is, as the name suggests, music of the people -- it is inextricably connected to the geography and culture of the musicians who birth it, while (in America, anyway) simultaneously drawing on stories and forms that can be traced back to the middle ages. It deals in the base fears and hopes that lurk in our collective consciousness, in what is gloriously, bitterly, shockingly human. It is a rich and complex music, and can not just cooked up by some kids in Brooklyn with a banjo. Usually.

Side A: Traditionals, many of which can be found in one form or another on the Anthology of American Folk Music, a wonderful collection of said old Appalachian dudes.

01. Neko Case - "John Saw That Number" (Fox Confessor Brings the Flood)
02. Baird, Espvall, and Krauss - "Babry Ellen" (Leaves From Off the Tree)
03. Nickel Creek - "House Carpenter" (This Side)
04. Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire - "Fatal Flower Garden" (The Swimming Hour)
05. The Fiery Furnaces - "Single Again" (EP)
06. The Clash - "Wrong 'Em Boyo" (London Calling)
07. Cat Power - "Moonshiner" (Moon Pix)
08. Okkervil River - "Omie Wise" (Julie Doiron/Okkervil River split)
09. Rev. F.W. McGee - "Fifty Miles of Elbow Room" (Anthology of American Folk Music)

Side B: (Relatively) recent originals that apply traditional concepts in new ways

01. Pajo - "Mary of the Wild Moor" (Pajo)
02. Page France - "Chariot" (Hello, Dear Wind)
03. David Thomas Broughton - "Unmarked Grave" (The Complete Guide to Insufficiency)
04. Jim White - "The Wound That Never Heals" (No Such Place)
05. Leonard Cohen - "Joan of Arc" (Songs of Love and Hate)
06. Simon and Garfunkel - "A Church is Burning" (Live in New York, 1967)
07. Eef Barzelay - "Ballad of Bitter Honey" (Bitter Honey)
08. Johnny Cash - "Long Black Veil" (Orange Blossom Special)
09. Bob Dylan - "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan)

A tribute to the color blue.

Double points for title & album on the last track! Also, I apologize for #19.

01. The Microphones/Mt. Eerie - "Blue Light" (Live at The Luminaire, London, UK)
02. Kimya Dawson - "Blue Like Nevermind" (Hidden Vagenda)
03. Adventurers - "Yellows/Blues" (Unknown Album)
04. Truckers Memorial - "Blue Rooms" (S/T)
05. Boards of Canada - "Turquoise Hexagon Sun" (Music Has The Right To Children)
06. Charlie Patton - "Down the Dirt Road Blues" (Founder of the Delta Blues)
07. Joanna Newsom - "This Side Of The Blue" (The Milk-Eyed Mender)
08. Roy Orbison - "Blue Bayou" (In Dreams)
09. Manu Chao - "Les Yeux Turquoises" (Sibérie m'était contéee )
10. Bob Dylan - "Tangled Up In Blue"(Best Of)
11. Calexico - "Bisbee Blue" (Garden Ruins)
12. New Order - "Blue Monday" (Substance)
13. Sonic Youth - "Turquoise Boy" (Rather Ripped)
14. Prince & The Revolution - "Computer Blue" (Purple Rain)
15. Near Castlegar - "Sweet Kryptonic Blue" (In January)
16. Leonard Cohen - "Famous Blue Raincoat" (Songs of Love and Hate)
17. The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid" (Get Behind Me Satan)
18. Make-up - "Blue Is Beautiful" (I Want Some)
19. Eiffel 65 - "I'm Blue" (S/T)
20. Nina Simone - "Mood Indigo" (Little Girl Blue)

songs for when you’re coloring a map, like in third grade, but you’re 21 and in college

01. I Heart Hiroshima – "Candy Cut" (Cut in Colour)

02. Of Montreal – "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse" (Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?)

03. The Flaming Lips – "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt.1 (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots)

04. Love is All – "Felt Tip" (Nine Times That Same Song)

05. Tapes n' Tapes – "The Illiad" (The Loon)

06. Mew – "Special" (And the Glass Handed Kites)

07. Thee More Shallows – "Knight at the Night School" (Book of Bad Breaks)

08. The Ponys – "Turn the Lights" (Turn the Lights Out)

09. Death Cab for Cutie – "Bend to Squares" (Something About Airplanes)

10. Dinosaur Jr – "Lightning Bulb" (Beyond)

11. Elliott Smith – "2-45AM" (Either-Or)

12. Air – "Playground Love" (Playground Love)

13. Islands – "Rough Gem" (Return to the Sea)

14. Architecture in Helsinki – "The Owls Go" (Fingers Crossed)

15. New Order – "Age of Consent" (Power, Corruption & Lies)

16. Fields – "You Don't Need the Song" (Everything Last Winter)

Songs to play on the bus ride home after a highly successful first date

01. Andrew W.K. - "Victory Strikes Again" (The Wolf)
02. The Specials - "(Dawning of a) New Era" (Self-Titled)
03. DEVO - "Gates of Steel" (E-Z Listening Disc)
04. The Magnetic Fields - "Long-Forgotten Fairytale" (69 Love Songs vol.2)
05. Sly and the Family Stone - "I Want to Take You Higher" (Stand!)
06. The Jackson 5 - "I'm the One You Need" (ABC)
07. Ghostland Observatory - "Vibrate" (Paparazzi Lightning)
08. Wire - "Feeling Called Love" (Pink Flag)
09. Tom Petty - "Wildflowers" (Wildflowers)
10. The Zombies - "The Way I Feel Inside" (I Love You)
11. Lou Reed - "Goodnight Ladies" (Transformer)

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