A Swedish mixtape with songs Swedish people haven’t heard about.

A diverse mix from an American, Swedish by heritage. Alternate mix titles: “Need for Swede” or “RIP Ingmar Bergman”.

01. Aaviko - “Alas Volga” (History of Muysic)
02. Kultivator - “Grottekvarnen” (Barndomens stigar)
03. Hans Edler - “Vi Hor Ett Skrik” (Elektron Kukéso)
04. Anders Dahl - “Track 2” “Hundloka, Flockblomstriga 1”
05. Horna - “Lahtolaukaus” (Sotahuuto)
06. Giuseppe Ielasi & Nicola Ratti - “Track 1” (Bellows)
07. Johann Johannsson - “Part 1/ IBM 1401 Processing Unit” (Ibm1401-A Users Manual)

I am becoming a working robot, but I’d rather be a snowman in an empty cornfield right now.

I divided the mix into four parts that follow a nice story arc in which you ditch your lame job and escape to that elusive field. Part 1 is you at work; part 2 is ‘dude this sucks’; part 3 is ‘fuck this! escape!”; and part 4 is some stuff to listen to while you chill out (literally, since you’re a snowman).

Part 1: Work:
01. Radiohead - “Fitter Happier” (OK Computer)
02. Emeralds - “Does It Look Like I’m Here?” (Does It Look Like I’m Here?)
03. Radiohead - “Everything In Its Right Place” (Kid A)

Part 2: Dude This Sucks:
04. Ladytron - “Weekend” (Witching Hour)
05. Röyksopp - “The Girl and the Robot” (Junior)
06. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Dull Life” (It’s Blitz!)

Part 3: Fuck This! Escape!
07. Broken Social Scene - “Chase Scene” (Forgiveness Rock Record)
08. The New Pornographers - “Mutiny, I Promise You” (Challengers)
09. Moby ft. Gwen Stefani - “South Side” (Play)

Part 4: Chill Out
10. Monster Rally - “Cuban Velvet” (Coral)
11. Baths - “Aminals” (Cerulean)
12. Animal Collective - “Bluish” (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
13. My Bloody Valentine - “Soon” (Loveless)

I’m Fuckin Cold Like A DQ Blizzard; It’s -12 Outside

Either go out there and enjoy the weather, or gather a warm blanket, some hot chocolate, and someone to cuddle with. Have your “that’s hot” moment, too.

01. Dar Williams - “February” (Out There Live)
02. Kaki King - “Saving Days in a Frozen Head” (Dreaming of Revenge)
03. Shakira - “Your Embrace” (Oral Fixation, Vol. 2)
04. Ida Maria - “Keep Me Warm” (Single)
05. Jo Dee Messina - “Bring on the Rain” (BUrN)
06. Savage Garden - “Two Beds and a Coffee Machine” (Affirmation)
07. Hot Chocolate - “It Started with a Kiss” (Every 1’s a Winner)
08. Paris Hilton - “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” (Paris)
09. Madonna - “Frozen” (Ray of Light)

My wife will work until late night again,and I’ll have lonely dinner and lonely night again!

01. Big Black - “Kerosene” (Atomizer)
02. Tricky - “Aftermath” (Maxinquaye)
03. Liz Phair - “Flower” (Exile in Guyville)
04. PJ Harvey - “Ecstasy” (Rid of Me)
05. Portishead - “It Could Be Sweet” (Dummy)
06. Interpol - “Hands Away” (Turn on the Bright Lights)
07. Dinosaur Jr. - “Sludgefeast” (You’re Living All Over Me)
08. Björk - “Hyperballad” (Post)
09. The Rolling Stones - “Goin’ Home” (Aftermath)
10. Best Coast - “Crazy for You” (Crazy for You)
11. The Beach Boys - “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Pet Sounds)

Songs that begin with the letter “T”

01. IAMX - “Tear Garden” (Kingdom Of Welcome Addiction)
02. Oasis - “Turn Up The Sun” (Don’t Believe The Truth)
03. The Format - “Tune Out” (Interventions & Lullabies)
04. The Strokes - “Trying Your Luck” (This Is It)
05. Miniature Tigers - “Tchaikovsky and Solitude” (Tell It To The Volcano)
06. Bright Eyes - “Train Under Water” (I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning)
07. We Are Scientists- “Tonight” (Brain Thrust Mastery)
08. The Fray -“Together” (Reason EP)
09. Bats For Lashes - “Two Planets” (Two Suns)
10. Tilly And The Wall - “Tall Tall Glass” (O)

Mix for a young small-town country waitress with a crush on an artist

01. The Buttless Chaps - “Occupations of Freedom” (Where the Night Holds Light)
02. The Violet Archers - “Insecure” (Sunshine at Night)
03. Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle - “Saskatoon Tonight” (Let’s Just Stay Here)
04. Immaculate Machine - “Nothing Ever Happens” (Fables)
05. Destroyer - “Modern Painters” (This Night)
06. The Zolas - “You’re Too Cool” (Tic Toc Tic)
07. Basia Bulat - “Before I Knew” (Oh, My Darling)
08. Hannah Georgas - “Let’s Talk” (The Beat Stuff)
09. Woodpigeon - “A Hymn For 2 Walks in Different Cities” (Songbook)
10. Dan Mangan - “Road Regrets” (Nice, Nice Very Nice)
11. Arcade Fire - “Neighbourhood#1(Tunnels)” (Funeral)
12. The Rural Alberta Advantage - “In the Summertime” (Hometowns)

All I wanna do is smoke weed while lying in bed listening to this

01. Quiet Village - “Free Rider” (Silent Movie)
02. Geotic - “Beaming Husband” (Mend)
03. Madlib - “J’s Day Theme #3 (Support)” Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: Dil Cosby & Dil Withers Suite
04. Rangers - “Golden Triangles” (Suburban Tours)
05. Sven Libaek - “Open Sea Theme” (The Life Aquatic OST)
06. FUR - “Lackadaisical (Coyote Clean Up Dub)” (Lackadaisical EP)
07. Jimi Hendrix - “(Have You Ever Been To) Electric Ladyland [DEMO]” (The Jimi Hendrix Experience: 1967-1968 (Disc Two))
08. Boards of Canada - “Aquarius” (Music has the Right to Children)
09. Flying Lotus - “Auntie’s Lock (Featuring The Life Force Trio)” (LA EP 3 X 3)
10. J Dilla - “Airworks” (Donuts)
11. Broken Social Scene - “Feel Good Lost Reprise” (EP To Be You And Me)
12. The Flaming Lips - “Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)” (Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)
13. Tyler, The Creator - “Session” (Bastard)
14. Monster Rally - “Birds pt. 1” (Palm Reader)
15. Radiohead - “Worrywort” (Knives Out - EP)
16. Yesterday’s New Quintet - “Uno Esta” (Angles Without Edges)

My favorite band used to be NOFX, and now it’s Godspeed You! Black Emperor. What happened to me?

01. New Bomb Turks - “Jukebox Lean” (Scared Straight)
02. The Descendants - “I’m not a Punk” (Milo Goes to College)
03. Wire - “Dot Dash” (Pink Flag)
04. Big Black - “Racer-X” (Racer-X)
05. Suicide - “Ghost Rider” (Suicide)
06. Fucked Up - “No Epiphany” (Chemistry of Common Life)
07. Boris - “Blackout” (Pink)
08. Rangda - “Bull Lore” (False Flag)
09. Russian Circles - “Geneva” (Geneva)
10. Liars - “To Hold You, Drum” (Drum’s Not Dead)
11. Flying Saucer Attack - “Star City” (Mirror)
12. Expo 70 - “Metensomatosis” (Death Voyage)
13. Mogwai - “Folk Death 95” (Mr. Beast)

Boston, I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down

It’s all in the titles, man.

01. Ra Ra Riot - “Massachusetts”
02. The Receiving End of Sirens - “Planning a Prison Break”
03. Secret Lives of The Freemasons - “Chug and Leave”
04. Therefore I Am - “Farewell, Via Park”
05. The Weakerthans - “Left and Leaving”
06. The Wombats - “Moving To New York”
07. The Get Up Kids - “Mass Pike”
08. Valencia - “Free”

I’m on my way home from a party, still a little drunk, riding my bicycle, and the sun is just rising.

01. Jim O’Rourke - “Prelude to a 110 or 220 / Women of the World” (Eureka)
02. Heron - “Yellow Roses” (The Dawn Anthology)
03. Akron/Family - “Gone Beyond” (Meek Warrior)
04. Tortoise - “Gamera” (A Lazarus Taxon)
05. The Books - “Take Time” (The Lemon of Pink)
06. Billy Bragg & Wilco - “Remember the Mountain Bed” (Mermaid Avenue Vol. 2)
07. The Allman Brothers Band - “Little Martha” (Eat A Peach)
08. Van Morrison - “Sweet Thing” (Astral Weeks)
09. Spiritualized - “Soul on Fire” (Songs in A & E)
10. Electric Light Orchestra - “Mr. Blue Sky” (Electric Light Orchestra: Greatest Hits 1973-77)

Here's the deal: Send us a thought, phrase, question, quotation, or whatever else, and if one of our mix tape robots fancies your suggestion, the crazy set of circuits might just make a mix tape out of it — well, at least a tracklisting for a mix tape out of it. Request a mix here, and help us compile mixes here.