Songs to Solve my Shadowy Sophomore Existential Crisis

I wanted to make a mix that would pull you out of any existential crisis, but soon realized that the songs I selected might end up increasing your existential angst. I tried to cap it with something somewhat uplifting (the jury is still out on whether “Impossible Soul” can be called uplifting, though).

Then again, don’t they say that the best way to deal with problems is to face them or something? If that’s true then maybe this mix is exactly what you need.

01. The Caretaker - “All You Are Going to Want to do is Get Back There” (An Empty Bliss Beyond this World)
02. Phosphorescent - “At Death, A Proclamation” (Pride)
03. Arcade Fire - “My Body is a Cage” (Neon Bible)
04. Menomena - “Strongest Man in the World” (I am the Fun Blame Monster)
05. Typhoon - “The Sickness Unto Death” (Hunger and Thirst)
06. Carissa’s Wierd - “Heather Rhodes” (Ugly But Honest)
07. Radical Face - “Haunted” (Ghost)
08. Earth - “Sigil of Brass” (Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II)
09. Mount Eerie - “I Walked Home Beholding” (Ocean Roar)
10. Grandaddy - “Jed the Humanoid” (Sophtware Slump)
11. Sufjan Stevens - “Impossible Soul” (The Age of Adz)

beautiful/sad but hopeful songs (not melodramatic/cliche/country) for my mom who died a year ago, when i was 22, who i miss/but am doing okay without/i see her in my mirror reflection more each day/which reminds me of her saying i was her dream come true.

01. Arcade Fire - “Empty Room” (The Suburbs)
02. LCD Soundsystem - “Someone Great” (Sound Of Silver)
03. The National - “Lemonworld” (High Violet)
04. Brand New - “Jesus” (The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me)
05. The Mountain Goats - “Matthew 25:21” (The Life Of The World To Come)
06. Fleet Foxes - “White Winter Hymnal” (Fleet Foxes)
07. The Shins - “Phantom Limb” (Wincing The Night Away)
08. Bright Eyes - “Easy/Lucky/Free” (Digital Ash In A Digital Urn)
09. Kings of Convenience - “Scars On Land” (Declaration Of Dependence)
10. Iron & Wine - “Fever Dream” (Our Endless Numbered Days)

How to Get Into Punk; or, I Really Want to Like Bad Brains, But I Just Can’t

It sounds like you don’t have enough pent-up rage. Have a conversation with an extreme right-wing conservative and then play the following mix at maximum volume, preferably while reading the lyrics. Then you will understand punk.

01. Fugazi - “The Waiting Room” (13 Songs)
02. Dead Kennedys - “Holiday in Cambodia” (Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables)
03. Wire - “Three Girl Rhumba” (Pink Flag)
04. Minutemen - “Storm in My House” (Double Nickels On The Dime)
05. Gang of Four - “Natural’s Not In It” (Entertainment!)
06. Black Flag - “Rise Above” (Damaged)
07. The Clash - “I’m So Bored With The USA” (The Clash)
08. Ramones - “Judy Is A Punk” (Ramones)
09. The Sex Pistols - “Anarchy In The U.K.” (Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols)
10. Crass - “Do They Owe Us A Living?” (The Feeding of the 5000)
11. Hüsker Dü - “Turn On The News” (Zen Arcade)
12. The Stooges - “1970” (Fun House)
13. D.O.A. - “General Strike” (Punk Rock Singles 1978-1999)
14. Sleater-Kinney - “I Wanne Be Your Joey Ramone” (Call The Doctor)
15. Minor Threat - “Minor Threat” (Minor Threat EP)
16. The Jam - “Going Underground” (B-side of Dreams of Children single)
17. OFF! - “Broken” (First Four EPs)
18. The Replacements - “Unsatisfied” (Let It Be)
19. Bad Brains - “Banned In D.C.” (Bad Brains)

I died my hair red and changed my name to Cherry Pie.

01. Prema - “Hair Dye” (Drive!)
02. Annalise - “100%” (You Can Dye Your Hair But Not Your Heart)
03. The Weepies - “Suicide Blonde” (Say I Am You)
04. Embrace - “Flaming Red Hair” (Ashes)
05. The Weasel King - “Red Hair” (Musical Decree Number Twenty-Four)
06. R.E.M. - “Redhead Walking” (Accelerate)

Playlist for a solo road trip from Arizona to Alaska

Side A - Leaving:
1. Tallest Man on Earth - “I Won’t Be Found” (Shallow Grave)
2. Eddie Vedder - “End Of The Road” (Into The Wild)
3. Beat Happening - “Indian Summer” (Jamboree)
4. Fleet Foxes - “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” (Fleet Foxes)
5. Beirut - “Nantes” (The Flying Club Cup)
6. Arcade Fire - “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” (The Suburbs)
7. TV On The Radio - “Wolf Like Me” (Return to Cookie Mountain)

Side B - Seeing Society Again:
1. Department of Eagles - “No One Does it Like You” (In Ear Park)
2. The Arctic Monkeys - “Fluorescent Adolescent” (Favourite Worst Nightmare)
3. The Strokes - “Reptilia”(Room On Fire)
4. The Black Keys - “Tighten Up” (Brothers)
5. The Rumble Strips - “Girls And Boys In Love” (Girls And Weather)
6. Dr. Dog - “The Rabbit, The Bat, And The Reindeer” (Fate)

Finally, I hooked up my Nintendo 64 to the moon!

01. Random - “Lightyears 500” (Bad Joke EP)
02. Beatmario - “Night of Nights” (Night Of Nights)
03. Yasuaki Fujita - “Title Theme” (Mega Man 3 OST”
04. Anamanaguchi “Densmore” (Aurora Single)
05. Mouse on Mars - “Polaroyced” (Parastrophics)
06. Zomby - “Where Were U In ‘92?” (Where Were U In ‘92?)
07. Rustie - “Surph” (Glass Swords)
08. Electrocado - “The Jolly Frog” (The Hass Effect)
09. Lone “Lying In Yhe Reeds” (Galaxy Garden)
10. Space Dimension Controller - “Last Sunset On Planet Earth” (The Pathway To Tiraquon6)
11. Starscream - “Space” (Future, Towards The Edge Of Forever)

Familiar love, familiar pain

01. Sharon Van Etten - “Love More” (Epic)
02. Sufjan Stevens - “Casimir Pulaski Day” (Illinois)
03. The Cure - “Plainsong” (Disintigration)
04. New Order - “Age of Consent” (Power, Corruption & Lies)
05. The Cinematic Orchestra - “That Home” (Ma Fleur)
06. Wilco - “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)
07. The Antlers - “Putting the Dog to Sleep” (Burst Apart)
08. Antony And The Johnsons - “Hope There’s Someone” (I Am A Bird Now)
09. The National - “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks” (High Violet)
10. Talking Heads - “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) (Speaking in Tongues)

Songs for ruff sex

01. Summer Camp - “I Want You” (Welcome To Condale)
02. White Lies - “Bad Love” (Ritual)
03. Lykke Li - “Paris Blue (Death To The Throne Remix)”
04. Death from Above 1979 - “Going Steady” (You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine)
05. Crystal Castles ft. Robert Smith - “Not In Love” (Crystal Castles II)
06. Caribou - “Odessa” (Swim)
07. Radiohead - “Reckoner (The Twelves Remix)”
08. The Weeknd ft. Drake - “The Zone”
09. Sebastien Tellier - “L’Amour et La Violence (Boys Noize Remix)”
10. TV On The Radio - “Wear You Out” (Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes)

Indie Sex Music: I need him to be as impressed by my soundtrack as my sex moves

And they said indie couldn’t be sexy.

01. TV on the Radio - “Staring at the Sun” (Young Liars EP)
02. MGMT - “Indie Rokkers” (Time to Pretend EP)
03. Spoon - “Everything Hits at Once” (Girls Can Tell)
04. Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire - “Why?” (The Swimming Hour)
05. My Bloody Valentine - “I Only Said” (Loveless)
06. TV on the Radio - “New Cannonball Blues” (Nine Types of Light)
07. The Black Keys - “Girl is On My Mind” (Rubber Factory)
08. The Kills - “DNA” (Blood Pressures)
09. Sleater-Kinney - “Let’s Call it Love” (The Woods)
10. Throwing Muses - “Vicky’s Box” (Throwing Muses)
11. TV on the Radio - “Lover’s Day” (Dear Science)

songs so obviously sexual that you couldnt possibly doubt the fact that i want to rip off your clothes at this exact moment

Huh. It turns out the mystery was what made it sexy.

01. Deadmau5 ft. Melleefresh - “Hey Baby” (Web Release)
02. Panic! At The Disco - “Lying Is the Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off” (Lying Is the Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off)
03. Bad Company - “Feel Like Makin’ Love” (Bad Company)
04. Bloodhound Gang - “The Bad Touch (Prime Remix)” (Hooray for Boobies)
05. Colbie Callait - “Bubbly” (Coco)
06. John Mayer - “Your Body Is A Wonderland” (Room For Squares)
07. Elton John - “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” (Lion King)
08. Papa Roach - “I Almost Told You That I Loved You” (Metamorphosis)
09. Patent Pending - “Every Time We Touch” (Heavens)
10. Poison - “Talk Dirty To Me” (Look What the Cat Dragged In)
11. Smash Mouth - “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby” (Astro Lounge)
12. Tre Cool - “Like a Rat Does Cheese” (Like A Rat Does Cheese)
13. Van Halen - “Ice Cream Man” (Van Halen)
14. Warrant - “Cherry Pie” (Cherry Pie)

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