Where are the new love songs? All the old ones are already ruined.

You didn’t want to date me, could you at least have the decency to leave me alone so I stop hoping you’ll change your mind?

In my mind, this situation calls for some oldies.

01. Dionne Warwick - “Walk On By” (20 Greatest Hits)
02. Diana Ross & the Supremes - “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (The Ultimate Collection)
03. Timi Yuro - “If I Never Get To Love You” (The Best Of)
04. Sandie Shaw - “(There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me” (The Definitive Burt Bacharach Songbook)
05. Everly Brothers - “Cathy’s Clown” (The Very Best Of)
06. France Gall - “Chanson pour que tu m’aimes un peu” (1968)
07. The Searchers - “Needles and Pins” (The Best Of)
08. ABBA - “Take A Chance On Me” (Gold: Greatest Hits)
09. Cake - “Hem Of Your Garment” (Prolonging The Magic)

Take me on a thematic journey through your sexual history.

01. Madonna - “Like a Virgin” (Like a Virgin)
02. Big Star - “Thirteen” (#1 Record)
03. John Coltrane - “In a Sentimental Mood” (Ken Burns Jazz)
04. Teenage Fanclub - “Norman 3” (Thirteen)
05. The Smiths - “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” (The Sound of the Smiths)
06. Pavement - “Gold Soundz” (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
07. The Replacements - “Achin’ to Be” (Don’t Tell a Soul)
08. The Rolling Stones - “Some Girls” (Some Girls)
09. How To Dress Well - “Can’t See My Own Face” (Love Remains)
10. Royal Trux - “Junkie Nurse” (Junkie Nurse)
11. Guided by Voices - “Tractor Rape Chain” (Bee Thousand)
12. Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin - “Je t’aime… moi non plus” (Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg)

“Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.”

01. Beach House - “Auburn And Ivory” (Beach House)
02. Broadcast - “Echo’s Answer” (The Noise Made By People)
03. Caribou - “Hannibal” (Swim)
04. Cat Power - “Fool” (You Are Free)
05. Deerhunter - “Microcastle” (Microcastle)
06. Elliot Smith - “2:46 AM” (Either/Or)
07. Modest Mouse - “The Cold Part” (The Moon & Antarctica)
08. Fleet Foxes - “Meadowlark” (Ragged Wood)
09. Grizzly Bear - “Cheerleader” (Veckatimest)
10. Iron & Wine - “Faded From The Winter” (The Creek Drank The Cradle)
11. James Blake - “Lindesfarne II” (James Blake)
12. Joanna Newsom- “Clam Crab Cockle Cowrie” (The Milk-Eyed Mender)
13. Julian Lynch - “Travelers” (Mare)
14. Junior Boys - “FM” (So This Is Goodbye)
15. Low - “Whore” (Things We Lost In The Fire)
16. Memory Tapes - “Swimming Field” (Seek Magic)
17. Okkervil River - “Black Sheep Boy” (Black Sheep Boy)
18. Portishead - “Deep Water” (Third)
19. The Knife - “Still Light” (Silent Shout)
20. The Microphones - “The Mansion” (The Glow Part 2)

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)

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