songs to search for colleges to

01. Silver Jews - "Slow Education" (Bright Flight)
02. Ben Folds Five - "Army" (The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Mesner)
03. Maritime - "We Don't Think, We Know" (We, the Vehicles)
04. Nirvana - "School" (Bleach)
05. Built to Spill - "The Plan" (Keep it Like a Secret)
06. Mountain Goats - "Old College Try" (Tallahassee)
07. Destroyer - "Students Carve Hearts out of Coal" (This Night)
08. Pink Floyd - "Another Brick in the Wall, pt. 2" (The Wall)
09. Black Sabbath - "Into the Void" (Master of Reality)
10. Mr. Bungle - "Everyone I Went to High School With is Dead" (Disco Volante)
11. Esthero - "We R In Need Of A Musical ReVoLuTIoN" (Wikked Lil' Grrrls)
12. Prefuse 73 - "Five Minutes Away" (Vocal Studies & Uprock Narratives)
13. Kanye West - "School Spirit" (The College Dropout)
14. The Fall - "Spoilt Victorian Child" (This Nation's Saving Grace)
15. Faith No More - "King for a Day" (King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime)
16. Silver Jews - "Advice to the Graduate" (Starlite Walker)

I have an asshole friend

Note from TS Hamtramck: In no particular order, songs for being pissed, accepting, forgetting, forgiving, resenting, regretting, remembering and in the end (12 and 13), dancing an old friendship away

01. The Faces - "Debris" (A Nod is As Good As a Wink...To a Dead Horse)
02. Hayden - "Dynamite Walls" (Skyscraper National Park)
03. Soul Coughing - "Down to This" (Down to This)
04. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - "Bring It On" (Nocturama)
05. The Hold Steady - "Your Little Hoodrat Friend" (Separation Sunday)
06. Eels - "It's A Motherfucker" (Daisies of the Galaxy)
07. Todd Rundgren - "Broke Down and Busted" (Runt)
08. T-Bone Burnett - "It's Not oo Late" (The Criminal Under My Own Hat)
09. Leonard Cohen - "So Long, Marianne" (So Long, Marianne)
10. Led Zeppelin - "Your Time is Gonna Come" (Led Zeppelin)
11. Spoon - "Tear Me Down" (Wig in a Box: Songs From and Inspired by Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
12. Lily Allen - "Smile" (Alright Still)
13. Madison Avenue - "Who The Hell Are You" (The Polyester Embassy)

songs for when you realize that dancing around naked to daft punk is not the best idea when your roo

01. Bishop Allen - "Flight 180" (April EP)
02. Jason Collett - "Stormy Woman Salty Girl" (Motor Hotel Love Songs)
03. Jason Webley - "Against The Night" (Against The Night)
04. Radiohead - "Stop Whispering" (Pablo Honey)
05. Billy Bragg & Wilco - "Hesitating Beauty" (Mermaid Avenue)
06. Gregory & The Hawk - "The Bolder Thing To Do" (Gregory & The Hawk)
07. Ani Difranco - "What If No Ones Watching" (An Acoustic Evening With Ani Difranco)
08. Imogen Heap - "Loose Ends" - (Speak For Yourself)
09. Girls In Hawaii - "Short Song For A Short Mind" (From Here To There)
10. Spoon - "I Turn My Camera On" (Gimme Fiction)
11. Eisley - "Marvelous Things" (Room Noises)
12. Jens Lekman - "I Saw Her In The Anti War Demonstration" (Oh You're So Silent, Jens)
13. Jennifer Gentle - "Universal Daughter" (Valende")

i thought only teenage guys were supposed to be this horny, but apparently i, a 17-year old girl who

Note from miss c: It looks like a short mix, but it's a full hour of nasty beats - should be plenty of time to seduce some lucky boy into your lair of sin. Nothing wrong with a little hormone-induced activity (be safe, of course). Have fun!
01. Alice Cooper - "Feed My Frankenstein" (Hell Is)
02. Dsico That No-Talent Hack - "Don't Need You Tonight (Madison Avenue - Don't Call me Baby vs INXS - Need You Tonight)" (Booty Of Choice)
03. Prince - "I Wanna Melt With You" (Symbol)
04. AC/CD - "Stiff Upper Lip" (Stiff Upper Lip)
05. Joan Jett - "Do You Wanna Touch" (Bad Reputation)
06. Janet Jackson - "Nasty Boys" (Control)
07. Led Zeppelin - "Whole Lotta Love" (II)
08. Buckcherry - "Crazy Bitch" (15)
09. BulletBoys - "Smooth Up In Ya" (BulletBoys)
10. I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - "According To Plan" (Fear Is On Our Side)
11. Basement Jaxx - "Same Old Show" (Remedy)
12. Nine Inch Nails - "Closer" (Downward Spiral)

Songs for making pinky promises to.

Complied by: Riff-Raff

note from RR: i was playing on the idea of the intense bond between people that comes with making a pinky promise. rok.

01. The Album Leaf - "See In You" (Into the Blue Again)
02. Circulatory System - "Forever" (Circulatory System)
03. M. Ward - "Eyes On the Prize" (Post War)
04. Saturday Looks Good To Me - "If You Ask" (Every Night)
05. Sea Ray - "Swear to Your Face" - (Stars At Noon)
06. Tortoise - "Strech (You Are All Right)" (Its All Around You)
07. Voxtrot - "The Start of Something" (Raised By Wolves EP)
08. Anathallo - "Dokkoise House (with face covered)" "Floating World"
09. Chad VanGaalen - "Chronograph #1" (Infiniheart)
10. Guster - "Empire State" (Ganging Up on the Sun)

Compiled by: nana
01. Architecture in Helsinki - "One Heavy February" (Fingers Crossed)
02. The Beatles - "Do You Want To Know A Secret" (Introducing: The Beatles)
03. Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - "Love Will" (#3)
04. Blind Melon - "No Rain" (Best of Blind Melon)
05. Pink Martini - "Hang On Little Tomato" (Hang On Little Tomato)
06. Frente - "Accidentally Kelly Street" (Marvin the Album)
07. General Public - "Tenderness" (All the Rage)
08. The Shins - "Pink Bullets" (Chutes Too Narrow)
09. The Chordettes - "Lollipop" (Stand By Me Soundtrack)
10. The Shirells - "Mama Said" (One Fine Day Soundtrack)
11. The White Stripes - "We Are Going To Be Friends" (White Blood Cells)
12. Dexy's Midnight Runners - "Come On Eileen" (Too Rye Ay)
13. Beach Boys - "Don't Worry Baby" (Never Been Kissed Soundtrack)
14. Shirley and Lee - "Let the Good Times Roll" (Stand By Me Soundtrack)
15. Lily Allen - "Smile" (Alright, Still)
16. The Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)" (Best of the Crew Cuts)
17. Glenn Miller - "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" (Music and Romance)
18. The Concretes - "On The Radio" (The Concretes)
19. Spandau Ballet - "True" (The Wedding Singer)

Compiled by: sarabelle

Note from sarabelle: as we all know there are many different reasons for pinky promise-making (or pinkie-swearing, as we called it in my day). Thus, I have classified these songs for different purposes.

Best Friend Pinkie Promises
01. The White Stripes - "We're Going to be Friends" (White Blood Cells)
02. The Strokes - "Ask Me Anything" (First Impressions of Earth)
03. The Ditty Bops - "Moon Over the freeway" (Moon Over the freeway)
04. Michael Flynn - "Don't let Them See me Like This" (No Dissassemble)

Lover Pinkie Promises
05. Sufjan Stevens - "To Be Alone With You" (Seven Swans)
06. Stars - "The First Five Times" (Set Yourself On Fire)
07. Michael Whalen - "Love's Secret" (My Secret Heart)
08. The Beatles - "From Me To You" (1)

Pinkie Promises with Yourself
09. The Ditty Bops - "Growing Upside Down" (Moon Over the Freeway)

When The Promise(s) Are Broken
10. The White Stripes - "I think I Smell A Rat" (white blood cells)
11. The Ravonettes - "Do You Believe Her?" (Whip It On)
12. The Dandy Warhols - "We Used to be Friends" (Welcome to the Monkey House)
13. Franz Ferdinand - "Walk Away" (You Could Have it So Much Better with Franz Ferdinand)

songs to rub in the noses of nerdy audiophiles with $10000 turntables.

Note from FMH: this is a short list of the best music I've ever heard in the last decade or so. There's sure to be something here worth rubbing

01. Blackalicious - "Shallow Days" (Nia)
02. The Beta Band - "Dry The Rain" (The 3 EPs)
03. Capitol K - "City" (Island Row)
04. Chevron - "Kingdom" (Everything's Exactly The Same)
05. Boards Of Canada - "Sixtyniner" (Twoism)
06. The Herbaliser - "Theme From Control Centre" (Blow Your Headphones)
07. Christ. - "Marsh Of Epidemics" (Seeing & Doing EP)
08. Danny Breaks - "Duck Rock (Zoostrumental)" (Transmit Fantastic EP)
09. The Ass Galaxy - "Bomb Me Bomb Me Bomb Me" (Bomb Me Bomb Me Bomb Me 7'')
10. Koushik - "Be With" (Be With)
11. DJ? Acucrack - "Pulling Birds In A Crisis Situation" (Killing Mobius)
12. Shpongle - "Dorcet Perception" (Tales Of The Inexpressible)
13. DJ Wally - "Outa My Head" (The Stoned Ranger Rides Again)
14. The Flaming Lips - "A Spoonful Weights A Ton" (The Soft Bulletin)
15. The Apples In Stereo - "Submarine Dream" (The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moon)
16. Joy Zipper - "Dosed & Became Invisible" (American Whip)

songs where the singer’s ridiculous accent sticks out like a sore thumb.

01. The Clash - "Guns of Brixton" (The Clash)
02. Art Brut - "Formed A Band" (Bang Bang Rock & Roll
03. Wire - "1 2 X U" (Pink Flag)
04. The Smiths - "Cemetary Gates" (The Queen is Dead)
05. Pixies - "Vamos" (Surfer Rosa)
06. Oasis - "All Around The World" (Be Here Now)
07. Blue - "Parklife" (Parklife)
08. Prodigy - "Firestarter" (Fat Of The Land)
09. M.I.A - "Galang" (Arular)
10. Mu - "Paris Hilton" (We Love Guys Named Luke)
11. Lady Sovereign - "Cha-Ching" (Vertically Challenged)
12. Sisters of Mercy - "Logic" (First and Last and Always)
13. The Streets - "Don't Mug Yourself" (Original Pirate Material)

Soundtrack to low-budget movie about a group of mid-twenties misfits joined together by their love o

01. Nick Cave- "Red Right Hand" (Let Love In)
02. The Fall- "Big New Prinz" (I Am Kurious, Oranj)
03. The Cure- "Lovecats" (Staring At The Sea:The Singles)
04. Kajagoogoo- "Too Shy" (White Feathers)
05. Queens Of The Stoneage- "Skin On Skin" (Lullabies To Paralyze)
06. PJ Harvey- "Mansize" (Rid Of Me)
07. The Velvet Underground- "Sweet Jane" (Loaded)
08. Ladytron- "Seventeen" (Light and Magic)
09. Mr Scruff- "Do You Hear?" (Keep It Unreal)
10. David Bowie- "Scary Monsters & Super Creeps" (Scary Monsters)

I’m afraid of Americans. A mix of songs from outside the USA.

01. Sex Pistols - "Johnny B. Goode" (The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle)
02. The Hives - "The Hives Introduce the Metric System In Time" (Veni Vidi Vicious)
03. The Clash - "I'm So Bored With the USA" (The Clash [UK])
04. Gang of Four - "To Hell With Poverty!" (Another Day, Another Dollar)
05. Franz Ferdinand - "The Fallen" (You Could Have It So Much Better)
06. Bloc Party - "Helicopter" (Silent Alarm)
07. The Departure - "Dirty Words" (Dirty Words [UK-only release])
08. Joy Division - "Isolation" (Closer)
09. The Futureheads - "Decent Days and Nights" (The Futureheads)
10. Wire - "Strange" (Pink Flag)
11. Echo & The Bunnymen - "The Cutter" (Porcupine)
12. The Chameleons UK - "Tears" (Strange Times)
13. Clinic - "The Second Line" (Internal Wrangler)
14. Pink Floyd - "One Of These Days" (Meddle)
15. Led Zeppelin - "Stairway To Heaven" (III)
16. AC/DC - "TNT" (High Voltage)
17. Wolfmother - "Colossal" (Wolfmother)
18. Black Sabbath - "Iron Man" (Paranoid)

Songs to empower me to just stop shaving my armpits once and for all.

Note from BA: Seriously, don't even think that thought. Gross!

01. Tommy Guerrero - "Never" (Loose Grooves & Bastard Blues)
02. The Libertines - "Never Never" (Can't Stand Me Now)
03. The Animals - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
04. Moneybrother - "Don't Stop" (Blood Panic)
05. The Who - "Baby, Don't You Do It" (Who's Next)
06. The Robocop Kraus - "Things Don't Work That Way" (Living without other people)

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