The Top Ten Saddest Songs You’ve Heard

I couldn’t really put these into a specific order, because for me they’re all pretty moving, and a few hit close to home. But this is my top ten.

01. The Hanks - “Bruised” (Your New Attraction)
02. Imogen Heap - “Hide & Seek” (Speak For Yourself)
03. Right Away, Great Captain! - “I Was A Cage” (The Eventually Home)
04. William Fitzsimmons - “Please Don’t Go” (Goodnight)
05. The Album Leaf - “Over The Pond” (In A Safe Place)
06. Ani Difranco - “School Night” (Revelling/Reckoning (Disc 2))
07. Bayside - “Don’t Call Me Peanut” (Bayside)
08. Stars - “Your Ex Lover Is Dead” (Set Yourself On Fire)
09. Bon Iver - “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (I Can’t Make You Love Me)
10. Bright Eyes - “No Lies, Just Love” (Don’t Be Frightened Of Turning The Page)

If I read one more mopey indie girl first world problem mixtape title, I’ll hang myself with my macbook air’s power cord

01. Talking Heads - “No Compassion” (Talking Heads:77)
02. The Ramones - “I Don’t Care” (Rocket To Russia)
03. The Stooges - “No Fun” (The Stooges)
04. The White Stripes - “There’s No Home For You Here” (Elephant)
05. Barenaked Ladies - “Bull In A China Shop” (Barenaked Ladies Are Me)
06. Ben Folds Five - “Battle of Who Could Care Less” (Whatever & Ever Amen)
07. Born Ruffians - “Barnacle Goose” (Red Yellow and Blue)

A mixtape for the walk to home after a night of drinking, the sun is slowly rising.

01. Spandau Ballet - “True” (True)
02. Yasuko Agawa - “L.A. Nights” (Gravy)
03. Marvin Gaye - “Mercy, Mercy Me” (What’s Going On)
04. Third World - “Cool Meditation” (Journey To Addis)
05. Annette Peacock - “Survival” (The Perfect Release)
06. Stranglers - “Golden Brown” (La Folie)
07. Paul Simon - “Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes (Graceland)
08. The Cars - “Drive” (Heartbeat City)

for a foggy summer

Hope you’re staying warm in the bay area. Remember to get your vitamin d3 :)

01. Kurt Vile - “Baby’s Arms” (Smoke Ring For My Halo)
02. Fennesz - “Made In Hong Kong” (Endless Summer)
03. Ducktails - “Don’t Make Plans” (III: Arcade Dynamics)
04. Cibo Matto - “White Pepper Ice Cream” - (Viva! La Woman)
05. The Specials - “Friday Night, Saturday Morning”(Specials Singles)
06. Santo & Johnny - “Summertime” - (Santo & Johnny)
07. Black Moth Super Rainbow - “Born On A Day The Sun Didn’t Rise” (Eating Us)
08. Jeremy Jay “The Days of Casting Clouds Away” (Dream Diary)
09. Super Furry Animals - “White Socks/Flip Flops” (Dark Days/Light Years)
10. Boards of Canada - “Olson” - (Music Has The Right To Children)
10. Studio - “Life’s a Beach!” - (Yearbook 1)
11. Cymbals Eat Guitars - “And the Hazy Sea” - (Why There Are Mountains)

punk summer drive

01. Anti-Flag - “Die for the Government” (Die for the Government)
02. Bad Religion - “Damned to be Free”
03. Circle Jerks - “Live Fast Die Young” (Group Sex)
04. The Clash - “Car Jamming” (Combat Rock)
05. The Damned - “New Rose” (Damned Damned Damned)
06. Dead Kennedys - “Viva Las Vegas” (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Soundtrack)
07. Dead Kennedys - “I Fought the Law” (Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death)
08. Descendents - “Good Good Things” (Somery)
09. The Dickies - “Banana Splits” (The Incredible Shrinking Dickies)
10. Iggy & the Stooges - “I Got A Right” (Raw Power)
11. Misfits - “Dig Up Her Bones” (American Psycho)
12. The Ramones - “Rockaway Beach” (Greatest Hits)
13. The Sex Pistols - “Holidays in the Sun” (Never Mind the Bullocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols)

A playlist for walking through the forest in the beggining of summer

01. John Maus - “Believer” (We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves)
02. Beach Fossils - “Daydream” (Beach Fossils)
03. Deerhunter - “Desire Lines” (Halcyon Digest)
04. Sea Wolf - “You’re a Wolf” (Leaves in the River)
05. Bibio - “Lovers’ Carvings” (Ambivalence Avenue)
06. Widowspeak - “Gun Shy” (Widowspeak)
07. Vacationer - “Trip” (Single)
08. Youth Lagoon - “Montana” (The Year of Hibernation)
09. Armand Margjeka - “Alive” (Margo Margo)
10. The Beta Band - “Dry the Rain” (High Fidelity Soundtrack)
11. Blind Pilot - “Story I Heard” (3 Rounds and a Sound)
12. Brazos - “Day Glo” (Phosphorescent Blues)
13. MGMT - “Congratulations” (Congratulations)
14. Peter, Bjorn, and John - “Up Against the Wall” (Writer’s Block)

SUMMER TIME=BABE WATCHING

01. Chrome Division- “7 G-Strings” (Third Round Knockout)
02. Lord Of The Lost - “Sex On Legs” (Antagony)
03. Motorhead - “Killed By Death” (No Remorse)
04. Pain - “Dirty Woman” (Dirty Woman)
05. Cake - “Short Skirt Long Jacket” (Comfort Eagle)
06. Wolfmother - “Woman” (MSTRCRFT remix)
07. Faderhead - “Dirty Grrrls/Dirty Bois” (FH2)
08. Arctic Monkeys - “Bet You Look Good On The dancefloor” (Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not)

A Summer Playlist for a Girl That Doesn’t Want To Be Sad Anymore.

Equal Parts Sunburn and Good Vibes! A mix to listen to while driving to the shore/lake/public pool.

01. Surfer Blood - “Swim” (Astrocoast)
02. John Vanderslice - “Carina Constellation” (Romanian Names)
03. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - “Bright Lit Blue Skies” (Before Today)
04. Animal Collective - “Summertime Clothes” (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
05. Best Coast - “Crazy For You” (Crazy For You)
06. Freddy Cannon - “Palisades Park” (Boom Boom Rock N’ Roll - Best Of)
07. Jonathan Richman - “Not Just a Plus One On The Guest List Anymore” (Surrender to Jonathan)
08. Girls - “Morning Light” (Album)
09. Black Lips - “Bad Kids” (Good Bad Not Evil)
10. Jens Lekman - “A Sweet Summer’s Night on Hammer Hill” (Oh You’re So Silent Jens)

Songs for a Summer with Bonfires and Friends

Gather the wood, gather your friends, hit play.

01. Russian Circles - “Malko” (Geneva)
02. Les Rita Mitsouko - “C’est Comme Ca” (Acoustiques)
03. Animal Collective - “My Girls” (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
04. French Kicks - “Cloche” (Two Thousand)
05. Neon Indian - “Deadbeat Summer” (Psychic Chasms)
06. Vampire Weekend - “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance” (Vampire Weekend)

Summer ‘12

FUCK THAT SUMMER 2010 NO REGRETS

01. The Five One - “Closing Time” (The Five One)
02. Wiz Khalifa - “No Sleep” (Rolling Papers)
03. Harlem Shakes - “Sunlight” (Technicolor Health)
04. Kakkmaddafakka - “Restless” (Restless)
05. Chiddy Bang - “The Opposite Of Adults” [ft. MGMT] (The Swelly Express)
06. Free Energy - “Bang Pop” (Stuck On Nothing)
07. Real Estate - “Beach Comber” (Real Estate)
08. Matt & Kim - “5K” (Matt & KIm)
09. Generationals - “Ten-Twenty-Ten” (Actor-Caster)
10. Modest Mouse - “Gravity Rides Everything” (The Moon & Antarctica)
11. M83 - “We Own The Sky” (Saturdays = Youth)
12. Starfucker - “Rawnald” Gregory Erickson The Second (Starfucker)

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