Songs that say “fuck you, I’ll be a starving artist even if it means living in my friend’s basement

I know how you feel, Lynne. Here are some songs for feeling pissed off, just plain awesome, and never giving up!
01. The Thermals - "No Culture Icons" (More Parts Per Million)

02. Guided by Voices - "Watch Me Jumpstart" (Human Amusement at Hourly Rates)

03. Belle & Sebastian - "Lazy Line Painter Jane" (Push Barman to Open Old Wounds Disc 1)

04. Dressy Bessy - "Extra-Ordinary" (Pink Hearts Yellow Moons)

05. The Magnetic Fields - "Famous" (Get Lost)

06. of Montreal - "Art Snob Solutions" (Sunlandic Twins Bonus EP)

07. YACHT - "Drawing in The Dark" (I Believe in You. Your Magic is Real.)

08. Jesus & Mary Chain - "Never Understand" (Psychocandy)

09. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - "Haunted Graffiti" (The Doldrums)

10. Yoko Ono - "I Felt Like Smashing My Face in a Clear Glass WIndow" (Approximately Infinite Universe)

11. Architecture in Helsinki - "Tiny Pintings" (In Case We Die)

12. Broadcast - "Colour Me In" (Haha Sound)

13. Matthew Friedberger - "Theme From Never Going Home Again" (Winter Women)

14. Destroyer - "Painter in Your Pocket" (Destroyer's Rubies)

15. Adrian Orange & Her Band - "The Real Wild World" (Bitches is Lord)

16. Nina Simone - "Ain't Got No... I've Got Life" (Live at Harlem Festival NYC 1969)

17. Final Fantasy - "That's When the Audience Died" (Has a Good Home!)

18. Casiotone For the Painfully Alone - "Bobby Malone Moves Home" (Etiquette)

19. Antony & the Johnsons - "Just One Star" (Hope There's Someone EP)

Compiled by: dirtgardener

Because I sympathize: half yeah-this-might-suck and half you-can-do-it!

01. The Replacements - "Achin' To Be" (Don't Tell A Soul)

02. Belle & Sebastian - "Expectations" (Tigermilk)

03. Zero 7 - "The Pageant of the Bizarre" (The Garden)

04. Cat Stevens - "Wild World" (Tea for the Tillerman)

05. The Weepies - "Not Your Year" (Say I Am You)

06. Spoon - "Don't Let It Get You Down" (Kill the Moonlight)

07. Mirah - "Life You Love" (Songs From the Black Mountain Music Project)

08. M. Ward - "Story of an Artist" (The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered)

09. Matt Pond PA - "Lily Two" (Emblems)

10. The Boy Least Likely To - "I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon To Your Star" (The Best Party Ever!)

11. Morphine - "The Only One" (Good)

12. The Mountain Goats - "Wild Sage" (Get Lonely)

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