a soundtrack to the film inside your head

The Harbinger

01. 20th Century Fox fanfare

02. Brian Eno - "An Ending (Excerpt)" (28 Days Later OST)

03. Electric Prunes - "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" (Garage Rock Classics)

04. Brian Dewan - "My Eye" (Tells the Story)

05. Tom Waits - "What's He Building?" (Mule Variations)

06. Lali Puna - "B-Movie" (Faking the Books)

07. The Residents - "The Sleeper" (RMX)

08. Public Image Ltd. - "The Order Of Death" (This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get)

09. Sonic Youth - "Rats" (Rather Ripped)

10. Charlie Louvin - "What Are Those Things (With Big Black Wings)"

11. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "Death To Everyone" (I See a Darkness)

12. John Vanderslice - "Farewell Transmission" (Pixel Revolt)

13. Xiu Xiu - "Homonculus" (Knife Play)

14. The Horrors - "Sheena Is A Parasite" (Strange House)

15. Max Frost & The Troopers - "Shape Of Things To Come" (Nuggets box set)

16. Elf Power - "Things That Should Not Be" (Creatures)

17. The Vaselines - "Lovecraft" (The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History)

18. RJD2 - "The Horror" (Dead Ringer)

19. Butthole Surfers - "One Hundred Million People Dead" (Humpty Dumpty LSD)

20. Shudder To Think - "Final Dream" (First Love, Last Rites OST)

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Fading Into Obscurity

01. "Well, welcome To Squaresville...population: one." [Dialogue from "Newsradio"]

02. Dirty Pretty Things - "You Fucking Love It" (Waterloo To Anywhere)

03. Dinosaur Jr. - "Been There All The Time" (Beyond)

04. Elvis Costello - "Welcome To The Working Week" (My Aim Is True)

05. Evan Dando - "Waking Up" (Baby I'm Bored)

06. Vietnam - "Hotel Riverview" (s/t)

07. Band Of Horses - "Boat To Row" (demo)

08. Heatmiser - "Rest My Head Against The Wall" ( Mic City Sons)

09. Destroyer - "Don't Become The Thing You Hated" (Notorious Lightning and Other Works)

10. Brian Jonestown Massacre - "Open Heart Surgery" (Tepid Peppermint Wonderland)

11. Sonic Youth - "Incinerate" (Rather Ripped)

12. Superchunk - "Becoming A Speck" (Cup of Sand)

13. Daniel Johnston - "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Grievances" (Welcome To My World)

14. Tiny Tim w. Brave Combo - "Fourteen" (Girl)

15. The Minus 5 - "Aw Shit Man" (s/t; a/k/a/ "The Gun Album")

16. The Maggots - "Ain't Nothing But A Maggot" (Monkey Time)

17. Dirty Three - "I Remember A Time When You Used To Love Me" (Horse Stories)

18. Tom Waits - "Down There By The Train" (Orphans)

19. Elliott Smith - "Either/Or" (New Moon)

20. Wilco - "When You Wake Up Feeling Old" (Summer Teeth)

21. The Del Fuegos - "It's Alright" ( Boston, Mass.)

22. The Nerves - "One Way Ticket" (Children of Nuggets box set)

23. Mclusky - "Whoyouknow" (Mclusky Do Dallas)

24. Sloan - "Fading Into Obscurity" (Never Hear the End of It)

This Break-up is like one big cliche.

note from Overrated: Songs to keep you company while you swap his stuff for your own.

01. The Cyrkle - "Red Rubber Ball" (Red Rubber Ball (a collection))

02. Ben Folds Five - "Philosophy" (Ben Folds Five)

02. REM - "Nightswimming" (Automatic For The People)

04. The Waterboys - "We Will Not Be Lovers" (Fishermans Blues)

05. Crowded House - "Don't Dream It's Over" (Crowded House)

06. Bob Dylan - "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan)

07. The Kinks - "Tired Of Waiting" (Kinks (The Ultimate Collection)

08. Tonic - "You Wanted More" (Sugar)

09. Annie Lenox - "No More I Love Yous" (Medusa)

10. Billy Joel - "And So It Goes" (Storm Front)

I just got a speeding ticket!

01. Spoon- "The Way We Get By" (Kill the Moonlight)
02. Gary Numan- "Cars" (The Pleasure Principle)
03. Starflyer 59- "I Drive A Lot" (The Fashion Focus)
04. The Beastie Boys- "Some Dumb Cop Gave Me Two Tickets Already" (An Exciting Evening At Home with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego)
05. Nada Surf- "Slow Down" (The Proximity Effect)
06. Sondre Lerche- "Dead Passengers" (Faces Down)
07. My Morning Jacket- "Off the Record" (Z)
08. Arcade Fire- "No Cars Go" (Us Kids Know)
09. Halloween, Alaska- "State Trooper (Bruce Springsteen Cover)" (Halloween, Alaska)
10. The Buzzcocks- "Fast Cars" (Operators Manual)
11. Circle Jerks- "Live Fast Die Young" (Group Sex/Wild in The Streets)
12. Daniel Johnston- "Speeding Motorcycle" (Yip/Jump Music: Summer 1983)

An Updated Mix for Harold and Maude

note from thepants: I HAD to slip that last track in there. The movie and Cat's tunes were all so bittersweet and I tried to incorporate that in.

01. Crooked Fingers - "Juliette" (Crooked Fingers)
02. Acid house Kings - "7 Days" (Sing Along with Acid House Kings)
03. Ben Lee - "Apple Candy" (Awake is the New Sleep)
04. Jeff Buckley - "Lilac Wine" (Grace)
05. Lavender Diamond - "Oh No" (Imagine Our Love)
06. The Belles - "Omerta" (Omerta)
07. M. Ward - "Song From Debby's Stairs" (Duet For Guitars #2)
08. E - "Shine It All On" (Broken Toy Shop)
09. Elliott Smith - "Everything Means Nothing to Me" (Figure 8)
10. Amy Milan - "Losin' You" (Honey From the Tombs)
11. The Good Life - "A New Friend" (Album of the Year)
12. Joan as Police Woman - "Flushed Chest" (Real Life)
13. Emily Haines and Soft Skeleton - "Our Hell" (Knives Don't Have Your Back)
14. Jen Wood - "Ghosts" (The Jen Wood EP)
15. Yusuf Islam - "One Day at a Time" (An Other Cup)

Secret, forbidden love found at the bottom of a pint of Bass one stormy March evening

01. Lucero - "That Much Further West" (That Much Further West)
02. Owen - "Note to Self:" (I Do Perceive)
03. The Dismemberment Plan - "Girl O'Clock" (Emergency & I)
04. Minus The Bear - "Fulfill the Dream" (Menos El Oso)
05. Bright Eyes - "Out on the Weekend" (There is no Beginning to the Story EP)
06. Uncle Tupelo - "I Got Drunk" (89-93: An Anthology)
07. The Good Life - "O'Rourke's, 1:20 A.M." (Black Out)
08. Jawbreaker - "Kiss the Bottle" (Etc.)
09. Pedro the Lion - "The Longest Winter" (It's Hard to Find a Friend)
10. The Replacements - "If Only You Were Lonely" (Boink!)

songs for when you’re sick with bad choices

01. Band of Horses - "I Go To The Barn Because I Like The" (Everything All The Time)

02. Sufjan Stevens - "John Wayne Gacy Jr." (Illinoise)

03. Jose Gonzáklez - "Crosses" (Veneer)

04. Matt Pond PA - "New Hampshire" (Emblems)

05. Gael Garcia Bernal, Alain Chabat, Aurélia Petit & Sacha Bourdo - "If You Rescue Me (Chanson des chats)" (The Science of Sleep Soundtrack)

06. Damien Jurado & Gathered In Song - "Like Titanic" (I Break Chairs)

07. Nick Drake - "Free Ride" (Pink Moon)

08. Nouvelle Vague - "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (Nouvelle Vague)

Guys can like sunsets too.

note from meaghan: Nothing wrong with a sunset, boy. I gave you some songs about the lovely sun itself, and some that should make you feel pretty damn good about being a guy who loves sunsets.

01. Jeff Buckley - "Hallelujah"-Grace
02. Ray Lamontange- "Hold You In My Arms"-Trouble
03. Yo La Tengo - "My Little Corner of the World"-I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
04. Rufus Wainwright - "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk"-Poses
05. Explosions in The Sky-"Remember Me As A Time of Day"-How Strange, Innocence
06. The Flaming Lips-"All We Have Is Now"-Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
07. Ben Harper-"She's Only Happy In The Sun"-Diamonds on The Inside
08. Fiona Apple-"Extraordinary Machine"-Extraordinary Machine
09. The Moldy Peaches-"Jorge Regula"-The Moldy Peaches
10. Ryan Adams-"To Be Young"-Heartbreaker

every time i watch the sixth sense i cry

01. Thee, Stranded Horse- "So Goes The Pulse" (Churning Strides)

02. World's End Girlfriend- "100 Years Of Choke" (Hurtbreak Wonderland)

03. Spoon- "The Ghost Of You Lingers" (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)

04. Guided By Voices- "Fantasy Creeps" (King Shit And The Golden Boys)

05. Unwound- "Look A Ghost" (Leaves Turn Inside You)

06. Andrew Bird- "Skin" (Weather Systems)

07. Sparklehorse- "Sea Of Teeth" (It's A Wonderful Life)

08. A Place To Bury Strangers- "To Fix The Gash In Your Head" (A Place To Bury

09. Songs: Ohia- "Not Just A Ghost's Heart" (Ghost Tropic)

10. Brian Eno- "Spirits Drifting" (Another Green World)

i gave you my heart and made you a sock monkey and all i got was a collection of musicals and bargai

01. Why? - "Gemini (Birthday Song)" (Elephant Eye Lash)
02. Yo La Tengo - "Beanbag Chair" (I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass)
03. 6ths - "Aging Spinsters" (Wasps' Nest)
04. Magik Markers - "Empty Bottles" (Boss)
05. Broken Social Scene - "It's All Gonna Break" (Broken Social Scene)
06. Islands - "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby" (Return To The Sea)
07. Quasi - "The Poisoned Well" (Featuring "Birds")
08. Stars - "Elevator Love Letter" (Heart)
09. Thao Nguyen - "Moped" (Like The Linen)
10. Architecture In Helsinki - "Imaginary Ordinary" (Fingers Crossed)
11. The Arcade Fire - "Cold Wind" (Cold Wind)
12. The Magnetic Fields - "I Think I Need A New Heart" (69 Love Songs)

Songs that will bring back my faith in the human race

Songs about the purest of faith, trust, truth, and love...

or people addressing some fucked up shit.

01. Against Me! - "Don't Lose Touch" (Searching for a Former Clarity)

02. The Blow - "Parentheses" (Paper Television)

03. MGMT - "Time to Pretend" (Time to Pretend)

04. Stars - "Your Ex-Lover is Dead" (Set Yourself on Fire)

05. Andrew Bird - "Tables and Chairs" (Andrew Bird and the Mysterious
Production of Eggs)

06. The Sounds - "Living in America" (Living in America)

07. Antony and the Johnsons - "For Today I'm a Boy" (I Am a Bird Now)

08. Cat Stevens - "Wild World" (Tea for the Tillerman)

09. The Mountain Goats - "This Year" (The Sunset Tree)

10. Devendra Banhart - "I Feel Just Like a Child" (Cripple Crow)

11. Mother Mother - "Verbatim" (Touch Up)

12. Illinois - "What Can I Do For You?" (What the Hell Do I Know?)

13. Elton John - "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" (Tapestry)

14. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - "Falling Slowly" (The Swell Season)

15. Ben Kweller - "Family Tree" (Sha sha)

16. The National - "Slow Show" (Boxer)

17. Spoon - "The Underdog" (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)

18. Carole King - "Beautiful" (Tapestry)

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