Songs for someone obsessed with Animal Collective who wants to feed his/her obsession without actually listening to AnCo, P-Bear, or Avey

01. Rene Hell - “C.G. Mask” (Porcelain Opera)
02. Pop Winds - “Owl Eyes” (The Turquoise)
03. Akron/Family - “Meek Warrior” (Meek Warrior)
04. Braids - “She Brave Soul” (Set Pieces)
05. Juana Molina - “Vive Solo” (Un Dia)
06. City Center - “Bleed Blood” (City Center)
07. Atlas Sound - “Criminals” (Logos)
08. Liars - “Hold You, Drum” (Drum’s Not Dead)
09. Blue Hawaii - “Cect” (Blue Hawaii/Braids split)
10. High Places - “Gold Coin” (High Places)
11. Tonstartssbandht - “Andy Summers” (An When)
12. Gang Gang Dance - “Afoot” (Saint Dymphna)
13. Grimes - “Zoal, Face Dancer” (Geidi Primes)
14. No Age - “Things I Did When I Was Dead” (Nouns)
15. Volcano Choir - “And Gather” (Unmap)
16. Koen Holtkamp - “Night Swimmer” (Field Rituals)
17. Julian Lynch - “Winterer One” (Orange You Glad)
18. Es - “Ennen oli huonommin” (Kesämaan lapset)

Music to Write Home About

01. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Underwater (You And Me) (Some Loud Thunder)
02. Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day (Come on Feel The Illinoise!)
03. The Clash - Death Or Glory (London Calling)
04. Deer Tick - These Old Shoes (War Elephant)
05. Grandaddy - A.M. 180 (Under The Western Freeway)
06. Bright Eyes - You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will. (Lifted or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground)
07. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home (From Below)
08. Ezra Furman & The Harpoons - Hotel Room In Casablanca (Banging Down The Doors)
9. Pavement - Here (Slanted & Enchanted)
10. Bob Dylan - Girl From The North Country (Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan)

Songs You Cannot Possibly Have Sex To

01. Autechre - “Parallel Suns” (Quaristice)
02. Khanate - “Clean My Heart” (Clean Hands Go Foul)
03. The Vaselines - “Sex Sux (Amen)” (Enter the Vaselines)
04. The Locust - “Practiced Hatred” (Plague Soundscapes)
05. Lightning Bolt - “Dead Cowboy” (Hypermagic Mountain)
06. Test Icicles - “Snowball” (For Screening Purposes Only)
07. The Flaming Lips - “Shine On Sweet Jesus” (In A Priest Driven Ambulance)
08. Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - “Mom & Dad” (Lumpy Gravy)
09. Smashing Pumpkins - “Tales of Scorched Earth” (Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness)
10. The Dismemberment Plan - “13th and Euclid” (!)
11. Mission of Burma - “Max Ernst” (Signals, Calls, and Marches)
12. Nadja - “Bug Golem” (Truth Becomes Death)

Songs for my Dangling Modifier

01. Beat Happening - “Indian Summer” (Jamboree)
02. Bob Dylan - “I Want You” (Blonde on Blonde)
03. Daniel Johnston - “Ghost of Our Love” (Continued Story)
04. Hank Williams - “Ramblin Man” (40 Greatest Hits)
05. Hush Arbors - “Follow Closely (Hush Arbors)
06. The Kinks - “Nothin In This World” (The Kinks)
07. Kurt Vile - “Blackberry Song” (Childish Prodigy)
08. Lou Reed - “Street Hassle” (Street Hassle)
09. Neil Young - “On The Way Home” (Live At Massey Hall)
10. The Raincoats- “The Void” (The Raincoats)
11. The Rolling Stones - “Play With Fire” (High Tides and Green Grass)
12. Spacemen 3- “Ode To Street Hassle” (Perfect prescription)
13. Television - “Guiding Light” (Marquee Moon)
14. The Velvet Underground - “Some Kinda Love” (The Velvet Underground)
15. Wooden Wand - “James and The Quiet” (James and the Quiet)
16. Nick Drake - “Horn” (Pink Moon)

Head-Nodding Music

My head was nodding the entire time I made this….
now I have whiplash…
just for you

01. Peaches - “Boys Wanna Be Her” (Impeach My Bush)
02. Bear Hands - “What A Drag” (What A Drag / Can’t Stick Em 7”)
03. The Big Pink - “Dominos” (A Brief History of Love)
04. Suckers - “Black Sheep” (Wild Smile)
05. Miike Snow - “Song For No One” (Miike Snow)
06. Band Of Skulls - “I Know What I Am” (Baby Darling Doll Face Honey)
07. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Gold Lion” (Show Your Bones)
08. Matt And Kim - “Cameras” (Sidewalks)
09. Interpol - “Evil” (Antics)
10. The Darkness - “I Believe In A Ting Called Love” (Permission To Land)

My ex attempted suicide.

Sorry to hear it. So, this list features 15 tracks of mood swings from song to song where appropriate, but it’s all got roughly the same move. When these things happen, there’s nothing that a patronizing internet stranger can do but make a wildly inappropriate but wholly appropriate mix.

01. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - “East Hastings”
02. The Cure - “Fear Of Ghosts” (Join The Dots)
03. Morrissey - “Angel, Angel We Go Down Together” (Viva Hate)
04. Patrick Wolf - “Paris” (Lycanthropy)
05. Crystal Castles - “Doedeer” (Crystal Castles)
06. The Sick Anchors - “Whole Again”
07. Rowland S Howard - “Ave Maria” (Pop Crimes)
08. New Order - “Ceremony”
09. Gary Numan - “The Seed Of A Lie” (Sacrifice) [seriously, great track, highly undervalued album]
10. These New Puritans - “Hologram” (Hidden)
11. Tom Waits - “Hold On” (Mule Variations)
12. The Misunderstood - “I Can Take You To The Sun”
13. The Bordellos - “Barret” (Meet The Bordellos)
14. Crystal Castles and Robert Smith - “Not In Love” [a blog near you]
15. Julian Cope - “Las Vegas Basement” (Peggy Suicide)

Tiny Mix Tape + Pitchfork Mix Tape

01. Weird Spacy Inaccessible Intrumentals
02. Weird Spacy Inaccessible Intrumentals
03. Weird Spacy Inaccessible Intrumentals
05. Weird Spacy Inaccessible Intrumentals
06. Weird Spacy Inaccessible Intrumentals
07. Weird Spacy Inaccessible Intrumentals
08. Weird Spacy Inaccessible Intrumentals
09. Weird Spacy Inaccessible Intrumentals
10. Weird Spacy Inaccessible Intrumentals
11. Weird Spacy Inaccessible Intrumentals
12. Weird Spacy Inaccessible Intrumentals

Harsh noise guy meets indie pop princess; needs to prove accessible music sensibility

01. Broadcast - “Black Cat” (Tender Buttons)
02. My Bloody Valentine - “You Made Me Realise” (You Made Me Realise EP)
03. Cocteau Twins - “Sugar Hiccup” (Head Over Heels)
04. Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “Young Adult Friction” (S/T)
05. Galaxie 500 - “Flowers” (Today)
06. Black Tambourine - “For Ex-Lovers Only” (The Complete Recordings)
07. Crystal Stilts - “Prismatic Room” (Alight of Night)
08. Jesus and Mary Chain - “Just Like Honey” (Psychocandy)
09. Deerhunter - “Spring Hall Convert” (Cryptograms)
10. Magnetic Fields - “Strange Powers” (Holiday)
11. Vivian Girls - “Wild Eyes” (S/T)
12. Yo La Tengo - “From a Motel 6” (Painful)
13. The Field Mice - “Emma’s House” (Snowball + Singles)
14. Beach House - “Tokyo Witch” (S/T)
15. Wild Nothing - “Summer Holiday” (Gemini)

Songs to Drown Out Justin Bieber

heavy, loud, and amazing

01. Black Flag-“Rise Above” (Damaged)
02. The Stooges-“Search and Destroy” (Raw Power)
03. Arab on Radar-“Sermon on the Mount” (Yahweh or the Highway)
04. Nirvana-“Serve the Servants” (In Utero)
05. Minor Threat-“Betray” (Out of Step)
06. Rage Against the Machine-“Know Your Enemy” (Rage Against the Machine)
07. Times New Viking-“We Got Rocket” (Dig Yourself)
08. Metallica-“Leper Messiah” (Master of Puppets)
09. Melvins-“Zodiac” (Bullhead)
10. Sonic Youth-“The Sprawl” (Daydream Nation)
11. Lou Reed-“Metal Machine Music, sex cams Part 1” (Metal Machine Music)

I’m a closet christian dying to come out.

01. The Welcome Wagon - “But For You Who Fear My Name” (Welcome To The Welcome Wagon)
02. Anathallo - “Genessaret (Going Out Over 30,000 Fathoms of Water)” (Floating World)
03. The Mountain Goats - “Philippians 3:20-21” (The Life of The World To Come)
04. Wilco - “Theologians” (A Ghost Is Born)
05. Van Morrison - “Astral Weeks” (Astral Weeks)
06. Stevie Wonder - “Have a Talk With God” (Songs in the Key of Life)
07. Mumford & Sons - “Awake My Soul” (Sigh No More)
08. Cat Power - “You May Know Him” (Moon Pix)
09. Son Lux - “Stand” (At War With Walls and Mazes)
10. Nina Simone - “Sinnerman” (Pastel Blues)
11. Local Natives - “Who Knows Who Cares” (Gorilla Manor)
12. Jeff Buckley - “Hallelujah”
13. Andrew Bird - “Tables and Chairs” (Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs)
14. Sufjan Stevens - “Vito’s Ordination Song” (Greetings From Michigan - The Great Lake State)
15. Waterdeep - “And” (Sink or Swim)
16. Nickel Creek - “Doubting Thomas” (Why Should The Fire Die?)
17. Al Green - “Jesus Is Waiting” (Call Me)

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