Songs to reference when I need to bluff that I am hip.

note from bat: I think I covered everything here. The electronic (Boards of Canada, M83), the foreign (Zazen Boys), the older (Nick Cave), the newer (65 days of static), the avant garde (Battles) and the simple (Tegan and Sara).

01. Boards of Canada - "Roygbiv" (Music Has The Right To Children)
02. M83 - "Night" (M83)
03. Battles - "Atlas" (Mirrored)
04. Zazen Boys - "Himitsu Girl's Top Secret" (Himitsu Girl's Top Secret)
05. Sigur Ros - "Unititled 3/Samskeyti" ( ( ) )
06. Nick Cave - "Beth's Sleepy River" (And The Ass Saw The Angel)
07. Tegan and Sara - "The Con" (The Con)
08. The Books - "Von Digt For Kloppervok" (Lost and Safe)
09. 65 days of static - "Radio Protector" (One Time For All Time)

Songs to worship false idols to

01. Fugazi - "Arpeggiator" (End Hits)
02. The Mars Volta - "This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed" (Deloused in the Comatorium
03. The Pixies - "Monkey Gone to Heaven" (Doolittle)
04. The Flaming Lips - "Race For the Prize (Remix)" (The Soft Bulletin)
05. The Polyphonic Spree - "It's the Sun (KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic Version)" (Soldier Girl Single)
06. Animal Collective - "Native Belle" (Here Comes the Indian)
07. Q and Not U - "So Many Animal Calls" (Different Damage)
08. Man Man - "Banana Ghost" (Six Demon Bag)
09. Cat Power - "Peking Saint" (Moon Pix)
10. Liars - "Grown Men Don't Fall In The River, Just Like That" (Fins To Make Us More Fish-Like [EP]
11. Sigur Rós - "Með Blóðnasir" (Takk...)
12. DeVotchKa - "How It Ends" (How It Ends)

songs for those who are left out, of everything

note from prospicience: a mix of some songs which deal directly with feeling lonely, others which don't necessarily but still fit this general theme i have going, and then there is whitney who will hopefully remind you to still feel good, get up and jam, even if it's all by yourself.

01. Wilco- "Hate it Here" (Sky Blue Sky)
02. Whiskeytown- "Desperate Ain't Lonely" (Faithless Street Reissue)
03. Vetiver- "Save Me A Place" (Between)
04. Air- "Alone in Kyoto" (Talkie Walkier)
05. Archers of Loaf- "Wrong" (Icky Mettle)
06. The Velvet Underground- "All Tomorrow's Parties" (The Velvet Underground & Nico)
07. Beck- "I Get Lonesome" (One Foot In The Grave)
08. Grizzly Bear- "Owner of a Lonely Heart" (Horn of Plenty)

09. Depeche Mode- "Enjoy The Silence" (The Singles 86>98)
10. Kimya Dawson-"Nobody's Hippie" (Knock Knock Who?)
11. French Kicks- "Living Room is Empty" (Young Lawyer EP)
12. Owls-"Everyone Is My Friend" (Owls)
13. The Beatles- "I'm a Loser" (Beatles for Sale)
14. Feist- "Lonely, Lonely" (Let It Die)
15. The Get Up Kids-"I'm A Loner, Dottie, A Rebel" (Something To Write Home About)
16. Simon & Garfunkel- "Why Don't You Write Me?" (Bridge Over Troubled Water)
17. Bob Dylan- "All I Really Wanna Do" (Another Side of Bob Dylan)
18. Whitney Houston- "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" (Whitney)

Songs That Thom Yorke Masturbates To

01. Emilie Simon - "The Egg" (La Marche de l'Empereur Soundtrack)
02. Liars - "The Wrong Coat for You Mt. Heart Attack" (Drum's Not Dead)
03. The Orb - "Black Side of the Moon" (The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld)
04. Paul Lansky - "Notjustmoreidlechatter" (More Than Idle Chatter)
05. Tricky - "Pumpkin" (Maxinquaye)
06. Modeselektor - "The White Flash" (Happy Birthday!)
07. Autechre - "Dael" (Tri Repeatae)
08. Missy Elliott - "Lose Control" (Respect M.E.)
09. CAN - "Peking O" (Tago Mago)
10. Bjork - "Unravel" (Homogenic)
11. Art of Noise - "Close to the Edit" (Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise)
12. My Bloody Valentine - "What You Want" (Loveless)
13. Massive Attack - "Angel" (Mezzanine)
14. Amon Tobin - "Reanimantor" (Permutation)
15. Blackalicious - "Greenlight" (Blazing Arrow)
16. Portishead - "Numb" (Dummy)
17. Tom Waits - "Anywhere I Lay My Head" (Rain Dogs)

Compiled by: cz

01. Air - "La femme d'argent" (Moon Safari)
02. Charles Mingus - "Boogie Stop Shuffle" (Mingus Ah Um)
03. Brian Eno - "St. Elmo's Fire" (Another Green World)
04. CAN - "Oh Yeah" (Tago Mago)
05. MF Doom - "Hoe Cakes" (MM.. Food?)
06. Battles - "Rainbow" (Mirrored)
07. Neil Young - "A Man Needs a Maid" (Harvest)
08. PJ Harvey - "This Mess We're In" (Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea)
09. Portishead - "Numb" (Dummy)

10. Aphex Twin - "Cock-Ver 10" (drukqs)

11. Radiohead - "Creep" (Pablo Honey)

You are a terrible songwriter, this is what good writing really sounds like.

01. Bright Eyes – "Landlocked Blues" (I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning)

02. Lou Reed – "Street Hassle" (Street Hassle)

03. The Silver Jews – "I Remember Me" (Bright Flight)

04. The Beach Boys – "Country Air" (Wild Honey)

05. Cat Power – "Good Woman" (You are Free)

06. Emmy the Great – "The Hypnotist's Son" (Secret Circus EP)

07. Joanna Newsom – "Emily" (Ys)

08. Looking Glass – "Brandy, You're a Fine Girl" (Brandy)

09. Lavender Diamond – "You Broke My Heart" (The Cavalry of Light EP)

10. Morrissey – "I Like You" (You are the Quarry)

11. Smog – "Hit the Ground Running" (Knock Knock)

12. Pavement – "Starlings of the Slipstream" (Brightening the Corners)

13. Regina Spektor – "Somedays" (Soviet Kitsch)

Compiled by: Elzee

note from Elzee: I'm sure you already agree with me about the first track.

01. The Decemberists-"The Bagman's Gambit" (Picaresque)
02. Sunset Rubdown-"Up On Your Leopard, Upon the End of Your Feral Days" (Random Spirit Lover)
03. The Mountain Goats-"Fault Lines" (All Hail West Texas)
04. A Tribe Called Quest-"Electric Relaxation" (Midnight Marauders)
05. Blackalicious-"A to G" (Nia)
06. Death Cab for Cutie-"The New Year" (Transatlanticism)
07. Sufjan Stevens-"Casimir Pulaski Day" (Illinois)
08. Final Fantasy-"I'm Afraid of Japan" (He Poos Clouds)
09. Arcade Fire-"Neighborhood #2 (Laika)" (Funeral)
10. The Beatles-"She Said She Said" (Revolver)
11. Wolf Parade-"Dear Sons & Daughters of Hungry Ghosts" (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
12. Neutral Milk Hotel-"King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1" (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)
13. Joanna Newsom-"Emily" (Ys)

Songs to help me accept that, if my life was The Golden Girls, I would be Dorothy. Dammit.

This mix is intended to make a Dorothy-like person feel cool and special, because Dorothy has great taste in music, damn it!

01. The Go! Team - "Everyone's a VIP to Someone" (Thunder Lightning Strike)

02. The Boy Least Likely To - "Be Gentle With Me" (Best Party Ever)

03. Richmond Fontaine - "Moving Back Home" (Thirteen Cities)

04. Zeph and Azeem - "Everything's Different" (Rise Up)

05. Cloud Cult - "Your 8th Birthday" (The Meaning of 8)
06. Clem Snide - "Don't Let the Sun Go Down" (The Late, Great Daniel Johnston Discovered, Covered)

07. Beck - "True Love Will Find You in the End" (The Late, Great Daniel Johnston Discovered, Covered)

08. The Arcade Fire - "Keep the Car Running" (Neon Bible)

09. Vampire Weekend - "Walcott (Insane Mix #2)" (Vampire Weekend)

10. Justice - "D.A.N.C.E." (Cross)

11. Beth Orton - "Worms" (Comfort of Strangers)

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

13. Architecture in Helsinki - "Heart it Races (Trizzy's Rusty Tin Can Mix)" (Heart it Races)

14. Jose Gonzalez - "Heartbeats" (Veneer)

15. Bishop Allen - "Like Castanets" (The Broken String)

Songs from that Canadian indie film no one saw

01. The New Pornographers - "Letter From An Occupant" (Mass Romantic)
02. Sam Roberts - "The Gate" (Chemical City)
03. Barenaked Ladies - "Light Up My Room" (Stunt)
04. Islands - "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby" (Return To The Sea)
05. Bruce Cockburn - "One Day I Walk" (Waiting For A Miracle)
06. Broken Social Scene - "7/4 (Shorline)" (Broken Social Scene)
07. The Weakerthans - "This Is A Fire Door, Never Leave Open" (Left And Leaving)
08. The Dears - "Untitled" (Protest)
09. Caribou - "She's The One" (Andorra)
10. Joni Mitchell - "Both Sides, Now" (Clouds)
11. Leonard Cohen - "Hallelujah" (Various Positions)
12. Moxy Fruvous - "The Drinking Song" (Bargainville)

A soundtrack to accompany me on the road as I transport radioactive packages to area hospitals in th

01. Hot IQ's - "Fusion & Yeah" (An Argument Between the Brain and the Feet)
02. Calvin Johnson & the Sons of the Soil - "Banana Meltdown" (s/t)
03. Vashti Bunyan - "Swallow Song" (Just Another Diamond Day)
04. Blonde Redhead - "Heroine" (23)
05. +/- - "Ignoring All the Detours" (Let's Build a Fire)
06. Jens Lekman - "Sky Phenomenon" (Oh You're So Silent Jens)
07. Boards of Canada - "Dawn Chorus" (Geogaddi)
08. Dosh - "Water Turn Off Notice" (s/t)
09. The Weakerthans - "The Prescience of Dawn" (Reconstruction Site)
10. Mirah - "The Light (DJ Beyonda remix)" (Joyride: Remixes)
11. Ugly Casanova - "Parasites" (Sharpen Your Teeth)
12. Paul Baribeau & Ginger Alford - "Hungry Heart" (Darkness on the Edge of Your Town)
13. Matt Elliott - "The Failing Song" (Failing Songs)
14. Tegan & Sara - "Nineteen" (The Con)
15. Earlimart - "Answers & Questions" (Mentor Tormentor)
16. Sparklehorse - "Ghost of His Smile" (Good Morning Spider)
17. The Magnetic Fields - "Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long" (69 Love Songs, Vol. 1)

Songs so beautiful they make you want to cry or something.

01. Camera Obscura - "Country Mile" (Let's Get Out Of This Country)

02. Radiohead - "Pyramid Song" (Amnesiac)

03. Elbow - "Powder Blue" (Asleep In The Back)

04. I Am Kloot - "No Fear Of Falling" (Natural History)

05. Beck - "Lonesome Tears" (Sea Change)

06. The Clientele - "Isn't Life Strange" (God Save The Clientele)

07. Feist - "Let It Die" (Let It Die)

08. Red House Painters - "Summer Dress" (Ocean Beach)

09. The Wrens - "She Sends Kisses" (The Meadowlands)

10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps" (Fever To Tell)

11. Bob Dylan - "You Belong to Me" (Natural Born Killers OST)

12. Iron & Wine - "Naked as We Came" (Our Endless Numbered Days)

13. Mogwai - "Take Me Somewhere Nice" (Rock Action)

14. Blur - "No Distance Left to Run" (13)

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

16. Jeff Buckley - "Mama You Been On My Mind" (Grace: Legacy Edition Disc 2)

17. Interpol - "The New" (Turn On The Bright Lights)

18. The National - "Green Gloves" (Boxer)

19. Joanna Newsom - "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie" (The Milk Eyed Mender)

a soundtrack to the film inside your head

The Harbinger

01. 20th Century Fox fanfare

02. Brian Eno - "An Ending (Excerpt)" (28 Days Later OST)

03. Electric Prunes - "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" (Garage Rock Classics)

04. Brian Dewan - "My Eye" (Tells the Story)

05. Tom Waits - "What's He Building?" (Mule Variations)

06. Lali Puna - "B-Movie" (Faking the Books)

07. The Residents - "The Sleeper" (RMX)

08. Public Image Ltd. - "The Order Of Death" (This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get)

09. Sonic Youth - "Rats" (Rather Ripped)

10. Charlie Louvin - "What Are Those Things (With Big Black Wings)"

11. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "Death To Everyone" (I See a Darkness)

12. John Vanderslice - "Farewell Transmission" (Pixel Revolt)

13. Xiu Xiu - "Homonculus" (Knife Play)

14. The Horrors - "Sheena Is A Parasite" (Strange House)

15. Max Frost & The Troopers - "Shape Of Things To Come" (Nuggets box set)

16. Elf Power - "Things That Should Not Be" (Creatures)

17. The Vaselines - "Lovecraft" (The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History)

18. RJD2 - "The Horror" (Dead Ringer)

19. Butthole Surfers - "One Hundred Million People Dead" (Humpty Dumpty LSD)

20. Shudder To Think - "Final Dream" (First Love, Last Rites OST)

also compiled by: funkyratchet

Fading Into Obscurity

01. "Well, welcome To Squaresville...population: one." [Dialogue from "Newsradio"]

02. Dirty Pretty Things - "You Fucking Love It" (Waterloo To Anywhere)

03. Dinosaur Jr. - "Been There All The Time" (Beyond)

04. Elvis Costello - "Welcome To The Working Week" (My Aim Is True)

05. Evan Dando - "Waking Up" (Baby I'm Bored)

06. Vietnam - "Hotel Riverview" (s/t)

07. Band Of Horses - "Boat To Row" (demo)

08. Heatmiser - "Rest My Head Against The Wall" ( Mic City Sons)

09. Destroyer - "Don't Become The Thing You Hated" (Notorious Lightning and Other Works)

10. Brian Jonestown Massacre - "Open Heart Surgery" (Tepid Peppermint Wonderland)

11. Sonic Youth - "Incinerate" (Rather Ripped)

12. Superchunk - "Becoming A Speck" (Cup of Sand)

13. Daniel Johnston - "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Grievances" (Welcome To My World)

14. Tiny Tim w. Brave Combo - "Fourteen" (Girl)

15. The Minus 5 - "Aw Shit Man" (s/t; a/k/a/ "The Gun Album")

16. The Maggots - "Ain't Nothing But A Maggot" (Monkey Time)

17. Dirty Three - "I Remember A Time When You Used To Love Me" (Horse Stories)

18. Tom Waits - "Down There By The Train" (Orphans)

19. Elliott Smith - "Either/Or" (New Moon)

20. Wilco - "When You Wake Up Feeling Old" (Summer Teeth)

21. The Del Fuegos - "It's Alright" ( Boston, Mass.)

22. The Nerves - "One Way Ticket" (Children of Nuggets box set)

23. Mclusky - "Whoyouknow" (Mclusky Do Dallas)

24. Sloan - "Fading Into Obscurity" (Never Hear the End of It)

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