Songs for Stargazing

Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
That, for all they care, I can go to hell.

Gotta love W.H. Auden.

01. Beirut - “Nantes” (The Flying Club Cup)
02. Sufjan Stevens - “Niagara Falls” (Michigan)
03. DeVotchKa - “The Clockwise Witness” (A Mad And Faithful Telling)
04. The Antlers - “Epilogue” (Hospice)
05. The Velvet Underground - “Sunday Morning” (The Velvet Underground & Nico)
06. The xx - “Night Time” (The xx)
07. Ra Ra Riot - “Ghost Under Rocks” (The Rhumb Line)
08. The Postal Service - “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” (Give Up)
09. Elliott Smith - “Between The Bars” (Either/Or)
10. The Smiths - “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” (Strangeways, Here We Come)

Songs for Stargazing

Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
That, for all they care, I can go to hell.

Gotta love W.H. Auden.

01. Beirut - “Nantes” (The Flying Club Cup)
02. Sufjan Stevens - “Niagara Falls” (Michigan)
03. DeVotchKa - “The Clockwise Witness” (A Mad And Faithful Telling)
04. The Antlers - “Epilogue” (Hospice)
05. The Velvet Underground - “Sunday Morning” (The Velvet Underground & Nico)
06. The xx - “Night Time” (The xx)
07. Ra Ra Riot - “Ghost Under Rocks” (The Rhumb Line)
08. The Postal Service - “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” (Give Up)
09. Elliott Smith - “Between The Bars” (Either/Or)
10. The Smiths - “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” (Strangeways, Here We Come)

Salacious Rap Music For A Virginal Girl

Sex in real life is exactly as described in these songs. Hope your education is satisfying, if not uneven.

01. Three Six Mafia - “Slob On My Knob” (Vol. 2-Club Memphis Underground)
02. Big Punisher - “I’m Not A Player” (Capital Punishment)
03. Dr. Dre - “Let’s Get High (feat Hittman, Kurupt, and Ms. Roq)” (2001)
04. Ol’ Dirty Bastard -“I Want Pussy” (Nigga Please)
05. Ying Yang Twins - “Wait (The Whisper Song)” (U.nited S.tate of A.tlanta)
06. 2 Live Crew - “Face Down, Ass Up” (Banned in the U.S.A.)
07. Khia - “My Neck, My Back” (Thug Misses)
08. Kool Keith - “Sex Style” (Sex Style)
09. Lil’ Kim - “How Many Licks (Feat. Sisqo)” (The Notorious K.I.M.)
10. D4L - “Laffy Taffy” (Down For Life)
11. Dr. Octagon - “Girl Let Me Touch You” (Dr. Octagonecologyst)

Making Love

01. Serge Gainsbourg - “En Melody” (L’Histoire De Melody Nelson)
02. Sade - “Smooth Operator” (Diamond Life)
03. Daft Punk - “Something About Us” (Discovery)
04. Portishead - “Glory Box” (Dummy)
05. The Black Keys - “Girl Is On My Mind” (Rubber Factory)
06. Chris Isaak - “Wicked Game” (Heart Shaped World)
07. Duran Duran - “Lay Lady Lay” (Thank You)
08. A Fine Frenzy - “Fever” (Dan In Real Life)

Perfect for dropping acid and riding your bike

01. Nine Inch Nails - “The Perfect Drug (remix (the Orb) Version)” (The Perfect Drug Single)
02. Kode9 & the Spaceape - “Backwards” (Memories of the Future)
03. Pink Floyd - “Bike” (The Piper at the Gates of Dawn)
04. Napoleon XIV - “They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!” (Second Coming)
05. The Cure - “Exploding Head Syndrome” (Hypnagogic States)
06. The Soft Moon - “Into the Depths” (The Soft Moon)
07. The Flaming Lips - “The Wizard Turns On” (At War With the Mystics)
08. The Doors - “The Soft Parade” - (The Soft Parade)
09. Lumerians - “Melting Space” - (Transmalinnia)
10. Klaxons - “Magick” - (Myths of the Near Future)
11. Primus - “Los Bastardos” - (Sailing the Seas of Cheese)
12. My Morning Jacket - “Into the Woods” (Z)
13. Caribou - “Bowls” - (Swim)
14. Crookers - “We Love Animals Ft. Soulwax & Mixhell - (Tons of Friends)
15. The Bloody Beetroots - “Awesome Ft. The Cool Kids” - (Romborama)
16. Amon Tobin - “Dropped From the Sky” - (Isam)
17. Burial - “Pirates” - (Burial)
18. Conrad Schnitzler - “N1” - (conal)
19. Cyclobe - “The Woods Are Alive With the Smell of His Coming” - Wounded Galaxies Tap at the Window
20. Demdike Stare - “Forest of Evil [Dusk]” - (Tryptych)
21. Placebo - “In the Cold Light of Morning” - (Meds)
22. Explosions in the Sky - “Be Comfortable, Creature” - (Take Care, Take Care, Take Care)
23. Sigur Ros - “Untitled (E Bow)” - (())
24. Mum - “This Nothing in the Faraway” - (Dusk Log EP)
25. Biosphere & Pete Namlook - “The Fires of Ork 2” - (The Fires of Ork 2)

All I wanted to do was ride bikes with you

Ride off into the sunset with some sweet tunes.

01. Animal Collective - “Grass” (Feels)
02. Appleseed Cast - “Steps and Numbers” (Low Level Owl, Vol. 1)
03. Eisley - “Telescope Eyes” (Rooms)
04. Fleet Foxes - “Mykonos” (Sun Giant)
05. The Shins - “Pink Bullets” (Chutes Too Narrow)
06. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin- “What’ll We Do?” (Broom)
07. Yeasayer - “Wait for the Summer” (All Hour Cymbals)
08. Grizzly Bear - “Two Weeks” (Veckatimest)
09. Boys Night Out - “Yeah…No…I Know” (Make Yourself Sick)
10. Snowing - “Damp Feathers” (I Could Do Whatever I Wanted If I Wanted)

A mixtape that goes well with pink.

01. The Flaming Lips - “Fight Test” (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots)
02. The Books - “Tokyo” (The Lemon of Pink)
03. Memory Tapes - “Pink Stones” (Seek Magic)
04. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti - “Round and Round” (Before Today)
05. Boris - “Pink” (Pink)
06. The Big Pink - “Velvet” (A Brief History of Love)
07. Dan Deacon - “Pink Batman” (Spiderman of the Rings)
08. Madame Pamita - “Pink Pocketbook” (One Inch)
09. Wire - “Ex Lion Tamer” (Pink Flag)
10. Nick Drake - “Pink Moon” (Pink Moon)
11. The Band - “The Weight” (Music From Big Pink)
12. Benguela - “Pink Pork Noise” (Digital Inability)

Song that have a positive meaning, but aren’t boring or too old.

Tired of listening to the cynical raging or self-pitying whining of today’s pessimists drowning out the good music backing their drivel? Tired of boring old fuddy-duddies drooling out meaningful positivity with the zeal of a drugged whale like they don’t really care? Well, you’re in luck, my friend; here’s a mix for you:

01. mewithoutYou - “January 1979” (Catch for Us the Foxes)
02. The Benjamin Gate - “Lift Me Up” (Contact)
03. Anathallo - “Cafetorium” (Canopy Glow)
04. Earthsuit - “One Time” (Kaleidoscope Superior)
05. Eisley - “Better Love” (The Valley)
06. Extol - “Grace for Succession” (Synergy)
07. Midnight Oil - “Antarctica” (Blue Sky Mining)
08. Becoming the Archetype - “Deep Heaven” (Dichotomy)
09. Over the Rhine - “Within Without” (Eve)
10. MuteMath - “Chaos” (MuteMath)
11. Stavesacre - “Witch Trial” (stavz’a’ker)
12. Switchfoot - “Meant to Live” (The Beautiful Letdown)

Beautiful female vocals

01. Beach House - “Silver Soul” (Teen Dream)
02. Florence and the Machine - “Girl With One Eye” (Lungs)
03. Lisa Hannigan - “Lille” (Sea Sew)
04. Regina Spektor - “Man of a Thousand Faces” (Far)
05. Metric - “Hardwire” (Grow up and Blow Away)
06. Chairlift - “Bruises” (Does You Inspire You)
07. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - “Apologies” (This is Somewhere)
08. Nico Vega - “Wooden Dolls” (Nico Vega)

summer romance comes to an unavoidably sad end

Don’t worry, Johnny. After all, everything eventually dies.

01. Cripsin Hellion Glover - “These Boots Are Made For Walking” (The Big Problem Does Not Equal the Solution. The Solution = Let It Be.)
02. Florence Foster Jenkins - “Ou va la jeune Hindoue?” (The Glory (????) of the Human Voice)
03. Yowie - “Tenesha” (Cryptooology)
04. The Gerogerigegege - “おっぱいボインのおけつプリン” (Tokyo Anal Dynamite)
05. Big Blood - “Glory Daze” (Space Gallery Jan. 27, 2007 / Sahara Club Jan. 28, 2007)
06. Anthony Braxton - “To Composer John Cage” (For Alto Saxophone)
07. Butthole Surfers - “Graveyard” (Locust Abortion Technician)
08. Reiko Ike - “さすらいのギター” (恍惚の世界)
09. Gary Wilson - “Loneliness” (You Think You Really Know Me)
10. Merzbow - “Jimmy Elvins in Traffic” (Door Open at 8 AM)
11. Charles Bronson - “Bible Thumpers Go To Hell” (Complete Discocrappy)
12. Diamanda Galás - “Deliver Me From Mine Enemies” (The Divine Punishment)
13. DJ Yo-Yo Dieting - “Dormant Mirrors IV” (Dormant Mirros/Drum)
14. Teenage Jesus & the Jerks - “Orphans” (Everything)
15. Whitehouse - “Why You Never Became A Dancer” (Bird Seed)
16. Lesley Gore - “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” (The Golden Hits of Lesley Gore)

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