Songs For My Hipster Friend Who Doesn’t Know She’s a Hipster

01. Animal Collective - ” ” (Entire Discography)
02. Grizzly Bear - ” ” (Entire Discography)
03. Arbitrary Band From The 1980’s - ” ” (Ironic Guilty Pleasure)
04. Your Friend’s Shitty Williamsburg Synth-Pop Side Project - “i promise; it is! better live.” (Bullshit)

songs to make the most fearful person lion-hearted.

Guaranteed to warm your heart and make you feel like a badass at the same time.

01. Panda Bear - “Slow Motion” (Tomboy)
02. Slightly Stoopid - “Blood of My Blood” (Chronichitis)
03. Wax Tailor - “Que Sera” (Tales of the Forgotten Melodies)
04. Bill Withers - “Use Me” (American Beauty Soundtrack)
05. TV on the Radio - “Say You Do” (OK Calculator)
06. Kings of Leon - “Closer” (Only By the Night)
07. MGMT - “Electric Feel” (Oracular Spectacular)
08. Architeq - “Birds of Prey (Fulgeance Emotronical Mix)” (Birds of Prey Versions)
09. Smashing Pumpkins - “Love” (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness: Dawn to Dusk)
10. Ratatat - “Grape Juice City” (LP4)
11. Kaki King - “Montreal” (Dreaming of Revenge)
12. Pretty Lights - “The Time Has Come” (Filling Up the City Skies)
13. The Beta Band - “Squares” (Six Feet Under Soundtrack Volume I)
14. Interpol - “Evil” (Antics)
15. Say Anything - “Alive With the Glory of Love” (Say Anything is a Real Boy)
16. Gogol Bordello - “Wonderlust King” (Super Taranta!)
17. Violent Femmes - “Kiss Off” (Add It Up)

I’m sleeping with my roommate, still not his girlfriend

01. Alex Bach - “Worthless” (Miles to Go)
02. Rilo Kiley - “Portions for Foxes” (More Adventurous)
03. Heather Nova - “Blood of Me” (Siren)
04. Jewel - “Near You Always” (Pieces of You)
05. Annie Lennox “Waiting in Vain” (Medusa)
06. Tori Amos - “Leather” (Little Earthquakes)
07. Aimee Allen - “I’m Not Your Girlfriend” (Revolution)
08. The Buzzcocks - “Ever Fallen In Love” (Singles Going Steady)
09. Amy MacDonald - “A Wish For Something More” (This Is The Life)
10. The Cardigans - “My Favourite Game” (Gran Turismo)

get me through March.

Some jams to help you sulk a little bit… and then get ready for the springtime.

01. The Microphones - “I Want Wind to Blow” (The Glow pt. 2)
02. Deerhunter - “Agoraphobia” (Microcastle)
03. Galaxie 500 - “Snowstorm” (On Fire)
04. Lou Reed - “Caroline Says II” (Berlin)
05. The Smiths - “Stretch Out and Wait” (Louder than Bombs)
06. Belle and Sebastian - “Fox in the Snow” (If You’re Feeling Sinister)
07. Bon Iver - “Skinny Love” (For Emma, Forever Ago)
08. Iron and Wine - “Faded From the Winter” (The Creek Drank the Cradle)
09. Kurt Vile - “Blackberry Song” (Childish Prodigy)
10. Animal Collective - “Winter’s Love” (Sung Tongs)
11. Beirut - “Scenic World (EP Version)” (Lon Gisland EP)
12. Wolf Parade - “Shine a Light” (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
13. The Jesus and Mary Chain - “April Skies” (Darklands)

Holy shit, how many sad white-people breakup mixes can you guys publish?

01. Sharon Van Etten - “Much More Than That” (Because I Was In Love)

note from trillian: These are mix-tapes by the people, for the people and apparently the people are sad and love indie pop. If that bothers you, make a mix that is loud and ethnic and happy. I will be delighted to post it.

My boyfriend never wants to grow up, but I want my PhD.

Think of it this way: I am sure you’d rather become “Dr. ” than “Mrs. ". However, I hope you don't mean that getting a PhD certifies you as a grown-up.

01. Tony Dize - “El Doctorado” (La Melodía de la Calle)
02. Ambassador - “Thesis Pieces” (The Thesis)
03. Canibus - “Master Thesis” (MiClub-The Curriculum)
04. Jedi Mind Tricks - “onetwothree” (The Psycho-social, Chemical, Biological, and Electro-Magnetic Manipulation of Human Consciousness)
05. CanBe - “Posgraduate Theme” (Pluck)
06. Dar Williams - “The Pointless, Yet Poignant, Crisis of a College Co-Ed” (Mortal City)
07. Tullycraft - “The Lonely Life of a UFO Researcher” (Every Scene Needs a Center)
08. Todd Aissup - “Theory” (Facts and Figures)

Can we eventually start dating sometime soon? I really like you.

I (unfortunately) find myself in the same position as you very often and I wish you the best. Most of these songs describe a yearning one feels for something more. Others depict simply being there for the other person and waiting patiently.

01. Favorite Sons - “The Tall Grass” (Down Beside Your Beauty)
02. Chapterhouse - “If You Want Me” (Whirlpool)
03. The Ocean Blue - “Just Let Me Know” (The Ocean Blue)
04. Blur - “She’s So High” (Leisure)
05. David J - “I’ll Be Your Chauffeur {Original Version}” (Songs from Another Season)
06. The Wedding Present - “This Boy Can Wait” (Tommy)
07. Best Coast - “Something in the Way” (Something in the Way EP)
08. Weezer - “Only in Dreams” (Weezer)

Most underrated songs by the most overrated artists.

I think it’s time for all of us to channel our wide-eyed thirteen-year-old selves and bring a little more classic rock back into our lives. These bands define “overrated,” but these gems have, as far as I know, escaped general acclaim - especially in the context of the albums they first appeared in.

01. The Doors - “The Cars Hiss By My Window” (LA Woman)
02. Neil Young - “For the Turnstiles” (On the Beach)
03. Led Zeppelin - “Hats Off to Roy Harper” (III)
04. The Beatles - “Blue Jay Way” (Magical Mystery Tour)
05. Creedence Clearwater Revival - “Cotton Fields” (Willy and The Poor Boys)
06. Pink Floyd - “Fearless” (Meddle)
07. Queen - “The Prophet’s Song” (A Night at the Opera)
08. The Rolling Stones - “Prodigal Son” (Beggar’s Banquet)
09. Velvet Underground - “Jesus” (The Velvet Underground)
10. The Who - “Rael 1” (The Who Sell Out)
11. Bob Dylan - “Oxford Town” (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan)
12. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - “4 + 20” (Déjà Vu)

Songs for when you’re stuck in the friend zone…

Man, do I know the feeling.

01. The Magnetic Fields - “I’m Sorry I Love You” (69 Love Songs)
02. Badly Drawn Boy - “Disillusion” (The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast)
03. Belle & Sebastian - “Dog On Wheels” (Push Barman To Open Old Wounds)
04. Kings of Convenience - “I’d Rather Dance With You” (Riot on an Empty Street)
05. Passion Pit - “Moth’s Wings” (Manners)
06. Blonde Redhead - “Elephant Woman” (Misery Is A Butterfly)
07. Crystal Castles - “Not In Love” (II)
08. Pulp - “Like A Friend” (This is Hardcore)
09. Wolf Parade - “California Dreamer” (At Mount Zoomer)
10. The Triffids - “Unmade Love” (Calenture)
11. Arcade Fire - “My Body Is A Cage” (Neon Bible)
12. The Black Heart Procession - “It’s A Crime I Never Told You About The Diamonds In Your Eyes” (2)
13. Devendra Banhart - “A Ribbon” (Niño Rojo)

Music to find yourself and start all over again to

These tracks have gotten me through changing majors, applying for grad school, breaking up and the everyday meltdown. Here’s to the you who wakes up tomorrow.

01. Ray LaMontagne - “Be Here Now” (Till the Sun Turns Black)
02. The Airborne Toxic Event - “Wishing Well” (The Airborne Toxic Event)
03. Florence and the Machine - “Dog Days Are Over” (Lungs)
04. The Almighty Defenders - “Cone of Light” (The Almighty Defenders)
05. Dawes - “When My Time Comes” (North Hills)
06. The Parlor Mob - “Can’t Keep No Good Boy Down (When You Were a Crow)
07. Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons - “Born Again” (Death Won’t Send a Letter)
08. The Cave Singers - “Summer Light” (Welcome Joy)
09. Noah Gundersen - “Moss on a Rolling Stone” (Brand New World)
10. Local Natives - “World News” (Gorilla Manor)
11. Delta Spirit - “Gimme Some Motivation” (Ode to Sunshine)
12. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - “Carries On” (Up From Below)
13. Boy & Bear - “Blood To Gold” (With Emperor Antartica)

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