Songs You Wish You Wrote

01. Fleet Foxes - “Blue Ridge Mountains” (Fleet Foxes)
02. The National - “Bloodbuzz Ohio” (High Violet)
03. The Replacements - “Here Comes a Regular” (Tim)
04. Arctic Monkeys - “505” (Favourite Worst Nightmare)
05. Dr. Dog - “Shadow People” (Shame, Shame)
06. The Strokes - “You Only Live Once” (First Impressions of Earth)
07. Elliott Smith - “Angeles” (Either/Or)
08. The Beatles - “Long, Long, Long” (The White Album)
09. The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs - “Soft Shock” (It’s Blitz!)
10. The Shins - “Girl Inform Me” (Oh, Inverted World)
11. Simon and Garfunkel - “For Emily Wherever I May Find Her” (Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme)
12. Billy Bragg - “A New England” (Back to Basics)
13. Death Cab For Cutie - “A Lack of Color” (Transatlanticism)
14. Frightened Rabbit - “Modern Leper” (Midnight Organ Fight)
15. Johnny Cash - “Man in Black” (Man in Black)

Music to Exercise to

01. Wire - “12 X U” (Pink Flag)
02. Pixies - “Something Against You” (Surfer Rosa)
03. No Age - “You’re a Target” (Losing Feeling)
04. Mclusky - “Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues” (Mclusky Do Dallas)
05. M83 - “We Own the Sky” (Saturdays = Youth)
06. Los Campesinos! - “Death to Los Campesinos!” (Hold On Now Youngster)
07. Jesus and Mary Chain - “You Trip Me Up” (Psychocandy)
08. Iceage - “You’re Blessed” (New Brigade)
09. Cut Copy - “Heart’s on Fire” (In Ghost Colours)
10. Crystal Castles - “Doe Deer” (Crystal Castles II)
11. Tyler, The Creator - “French!” (Bastard)

I’m in the mood to drunkenly dance to very loud music that I can sing to.

01. The Kingsmen - “Louie Louie” (Very Best: Kingsmen)
02. The Aquabats - “Pizza Day” (Don’t Be Scared)
03. The Blood Arm - “Suspicious Character” (Suspicious Character)
04. The Briggs - “This is L.A.” (Come All You Madmen)
05. David Bowie - “Ziggy Stardust” (Best of Bowie)
06. The Beatles - “Twist and Shout” (Please Please Me)
07. Dropkick Murphys - “Shipping Up to Boston” (Warrior’s Code)
08. The Doors - “Alabama Song” (Best of the Doors)
09. Electric Six - “Gay Bar” (Fire)
10. Flogging Molly - “Drunken Lullabies” (Drunken Lullabies)
11. Frenzal Rhomb - “Let’s Drink a Beer” (A Man’s Not a Camel)
12. Gogol Bordello - ” 60 Revolutions” (Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike)
13. Leftover Crack - “Gang Control” (Fuck World Trade)
14. The Misfits - “Astro Zombies” (Walk Among Us)
15. Muse - “Supermassive Black Hole” (Black Holes and Revelations
16. Queen - “Don’t Stop Me Now” (Greatest Hits)
17. The Ramones - “The KKK Took My Baby Away” (Loud, Fast Ramones)
18. Reel Big Fish - “Beer” (Everything Sucks)
19. Say Anything - “Alive With the Glory of Love” (…Is a Real Boy)
20. Tenacious D - “Classico” (The Pick of Destiny)

I made you fall in love with me but now I’m not sure what I want..

Darling, this happens all the time. The best advice I can give is get out now. Cut and run. Break his or her heart. And listen to these songs until the guilt subsides.

01. Frente - “Bizarre Love Triangle” (Marvin the Album)
02. Elliott Smith - “Pitseleh” (XO)
03. Damien Rice - “Volcano” (O)
04. Kleerup feat. Lykke Li - “Until We Bleed” (Kleerup)
05. Modest Mouse - “Little Motel” (We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank)
06. Kimya Dawsom - “So Nice So Smart” (Juno (Music from the Motion Picture))
07. The Killers - “Everything Will Be Alright” (Sam’s Town)
08. Bright Eyes - “Motion Sickness” (Noise Floor: Rarities 1998-2005)
09. Death Cab for Cutie - “Summerskin” (Plans)
10. Johnny Cash - “Four Strong Winds” (American V: A Hundred Highways)

it’s a cold autumn afternoon and I’m running away from home.

01. The King Khan & BBQ Show - “I’ll Never Belong” (What’s For Dinner)
02. Air - “Alone In Kyoto” (Talkie Walkie)
03. Elton John - “Rocket Man” (Honky Chateau)
04. The Kinks - “Big Sky” (The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society)
05. Small Faces - “Runaway” (From The Beginning)
06. Lodger - “I’m Leaving” (Walk In The Park)
07. Beat Happening - “Indian Summer” (Jamboree)
08. The Music - “Getaway” (The Music)
09. The White Stripes - “I’m Bound To Pack It Up” (De Stijl)
10. Graham Nash - “Better Days” (Songs For Beginners)
11. The Libertines - “Don’t Look Back Into The Sun” (Don’t Look Back Into The Sun)

Being a Hipster is becoming so popular… I don’t think I want to be a Hipster anymore.

01. Big K.R.I.T. - “Now Or Neva (Remix” (2011 Freshman Class: The Mixtape)
02. Cam’ron - “Ohh Baby” (Boss Of All Bosses 2.5)
03. Childish Gambino - “Break (All Of The Lights)”
04. Coolroy (Lite) - “Crush” (Charlie)
05. Macklemore - “Otherside” (VS. EP)
06. Curren$y - “Famous” (Monsters On Mars)
07. Dom Kennedy - “In Memory Of” (From The Westside, With Love)
08. Fabolous - “Wolves In Sheep Clothing” (S.O.U.L. Tape)
09. Fashawn - “Relaxation” (Higher Learning 2)
10. Kendrick Lamar - “Ignorance Is Bliss” (Overly Dedicated)

I’m pretty sure my therapist is going to give up on me soon, and it’s my fault. I need some songs to listen to while resigning myself to being depressed forever.

It’s unfortunate how qualified I feel to answer this one. BUT HERE YOU GO, DUDE. (Also, honestly, just a playlist of just Elliott Smith would do the trick. That’s what I listen to.)

01. Elliott Smith - “Twilight”
02. Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s - “Skeleton Key”
03. Death Cab for Cutie - “Brothers on a Hotel Bed”
04. The Smiths - “Asleep”
05. Bon Iver - “Blindsided”
06. Radiohead - “House of Cards”
07. Elliott Smith - “St. Ides Heaven”
08. Bloc Party - “This Modern Love”
09. Bright Eyes - “Lua”
10. Coldplay - “Fix You”
11. David Bazan - “Hard To Be”
12. Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s - “German Motor Car”
13. Death Cab for Cutie - “The New Year”
14. Radiohead - “How to Disappear Completely”
15. Coldplay - “Trouble”
16. Elliott Smith - “I Didn’t Understand”

Songs for driving with the window down in October

01. Nick Drake - “Man in a Shed” (Five Leaves Left)
02. Oneohtrix Point Never - “Zones Without People” (Zones Without People)
03. CAVE - “O J” (Neverendless)
04. Papa M - “Up North Kids” (Live From a Shark’s Cage)
05. New Order - “Age of Consent” (Power, Corruption & Lies)
06. Joanna Newsom - “Monkey & Bear” (Ys)
07. Barn Owl - “Pale Star” (Lost in the Glare)
08. Delicate Steve - “Don’t Get Stuck (Proud Elephants)” (Wondervisions)
09. Jim O’Rourke - “Life Goes Off” (Insignificance)
10. Emeralds - “Candy Shoppe” (Does It Look Like I’m Here?)

I feel disconnected from my friends, families, and even body: the world is an interesting place

There are so many ways to organize this playlist, because disconnect starts in so many ways. This is how it went for me; hope you can feel these songs the same way.

01. Arcade Fire - “Neighborhood #2 (Laika)” (Funeral)
02. Modest Mouse - “A Different City” (The Moon and Antarctica)
03. Cold War Kids - “Hang Me Up to Dry” (Robbers and Cowards)
04. Fiona Apple - “Sullen Girl” (Tidal)
05. Goo Goo Dolls - “Broadway” (Dizzy Up the Girl)
06. Glen Hansard - “Say It to Me Now” (Once)
07. The Postal Service - “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” (Give Up)
08. Third Eye Blind - “How’s It Going To Be” (Third Eye Blind)
09. The Shins - “Young Pilgrims” (Chutes Too Narrow)
10. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Two-Headed Boy” (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)
11. Oberhofer - “Dead Girls Dance” (o0OoO0o)
12. The Shins - “Caring is Creepy” (Oh, Inverted World)
13. Animal Collective - “No More Runnin” (Merriweather Post Pavillion”
14. Tonic - “Flower Man” (X Files: The Album)
15. Iron & Wine - “Trapeze Swinger” (Around the Well)
16. Jason Mraz - “Tonight, Not Again” (Tonight, Not Again: Live)

Songs to listen to while I laugh at the people on

01. Unknown - “The Addams Family Theme” (The Addams Family)
02. Ingrid Michaelson - “Be OK” (Be OK)
03. The Rolling Stones - “She Smiled Sweetly” (The Royal Tenenbaums Soundtrack)
04. Belle & Sebastian - “Family Tree” (Fold Your Hands, Child, You Walk Like a Peasant)
05. Warren Zevon - “Poor Poor Pitiful Me” (Freaks and Geeks Soundtrack)
06. Ben Folds Five - “Uncle Walter” (Ben Folds Five)
07. Gwen Stefani - “Cool” (L.A.M.B.)
08. MC Hammer - “Can’t Touch This” (Old School Hip Hop Party)
09. The Fratellis - “Flathead” (Costello Music)
10. Weezer - “Pork and Beans” (Red Album)
11. The Killers - “Smile Like You Mean It” (Hot Fuss)
12. No Doubt - “Different People” (Tragic Kingdom)
13. Fatboy Slim - “Praise You” (You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby)
14. Randy Newman - “Strange Things” (Toy Story Soundtrack)
15. Komeda - “It’s Alright, Baby” (Our Little Corner of the World)
16. Oliver & Company - “Why Should I Worry?” (Oliver & Company)
17. Vampire Weekend - “Cousins” (Contra)
18. Louis Armstrong - “The Home Fire” (Fresh Beats)
19. The Kooks - “Bus Song” (Eddie’s Gun)
20. Scissor Sisters - “Take Your Mama” (Scissor Sisters)

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