Yes, I do hate you.

01. The Mountain Goats - "No Children" (Tallahassee)
02. Vienna Teng - "Whatever You Want" (Dreaming Through the Noise)
03. Martha Wainwright - "Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole" (Martha Wainwright)
04. Jenny Owen Youngs - "Fuck Was I" (Batten the Hatches)
05. The Format - "One Shot, Two Shots" (EP)
06. Nellie McKay - "David" (Get Away From Me)
07. Old 97's - "The New Kid" (Drag It Up)

I Hate Indie-Pop. Please Give Me Something Noisy.

No giddy indie music here -- noisy, but in a good way of course. I highly recommend maximum volume in your car. (If you want noisy noise, check this recent mix tape, ["Beautiful Noise."->])

01. Aerosmith- "VooDoo Medicine Man" (Classic Aerosmith)

02. Apes & Androids- "Johnny & Sarah" (Blood Moon)

03. At The Drive In- "One Armed Scissor" (Relationship Command)

04. Black Mountain- "Tyrants" (In the Future)

05. Black Sabbath- "Supernaut" (Symptom of the Universe)

06. Guns N' Roses- "Perfect Crime" (Use Your Illusion I)

07. Van Halen- "Eruption" (Van Halen)

08. Jimi Hendrix- "Machine Gun" (Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At the Isle of Wight)

09. Joe Satriani- "The Extremist" (The Extremist)

10. Led Zeppelin- "The Lemon Song" (Led Zeppelin II)

11. The Mars Volta- "Viscera Eyes" (Amputechture)

12. Muse- "Hysteria" (Absolution)

13. Nirvana- "Breed" (Nevermind)

14. Pantera- "Cemetery Gates" (Cowboys From Hell)

15. Queens of the Stone Age- "No One Knows" (Songs For the Deaf)

16. Red Hot Chili Peppers- "Turn It Again" (Stadium Arcadium)

17. Steve Vai- "The Reaper" (The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology)

18. The Strokes- "Juicebox" (First Impressions of Earth)

19. The White Stripes- "Little Cream Soda" (Icky Thump)

20. White Denim- "Mess Your Hair Up" (Let's Talk About It)

Songs for maps: for using them to navigate the country together, for folding and misfolding them in

01. Sigur Ros – "Meo Bloonasir" (Takk…)
02. Matt Pond PA – "The Trees And The Wild" (Several Arrows Later)
03. Eisley – "Brightly Wound" (Room Noises)
04. Belle & Sebastian- "Asleep On A Sunbeam" (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)
05. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – "Anne Elephant" (Broom)
06. Ben Kweller – "Until I Die" (Ben Kweller)
07. A Fine Frenzy – "Rangers" (One Cell In The Sea)
08. Andrew Birds Bowl Of Fire – "Some Of These Days" (Thrills)
09. Shout Out Louds – "100 Degrees" (Howl Howl Gaff Gaff)
10. Architecture In Helsinki – "Wishbone" (In Case We Die)
11. Say Anything – "I Want To Know Your Plans" (…Is A Real Boy)
12. Tegan & Sara – "I Know I Know I Know" (So Jealous)
13. Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah – "Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away" (Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah)
14. Imogen Heap – "The Moment I Said It" (Speak For Yourself)
15. Iron & Wine – "Evening On The Ground" (Woman King)
16. John Ralston – "When We Are Cats" (Needle Bed)
17. Laura Veirs – "To The Country" (Salt Breakers)
18. The Frames – "Pavement Tune" (Set List)

Jazz Funeral

01. Charles Mingus - "Trio and Group Dancers" (The Black Saint & Sinner Lady)
02. Keith Jarrett - "Conclusions" (The Survivors' Suite)
03. Kenny Garrett - "Before It's Time to Say Goodbye" (Songbook)
04. Alice Coltrane - "Oh Allah" (Universal Consciousness)
05. Archie Shepp - "Ballad for A Child" (Attica Blues)
06. Sun Ra - "Rocket Number Nine" (Space is the Place)
07. Pat Martino - "Before You Ask" (Think Tank)
08. Wynton Marsalis - "Django" (Hot House Flowers)

I thought I’d miss you, but I really don’t.

There's nothing better at the end of a relationship than sweet, sweet apathy. Some songs are just here to make you feel good about not being in a relationship (track 8, especially)... because they can suck.
01. The Magnetic Fields - "Long-Forgotten Fairytale" (Album)
02. Belle and Sebastian - "I love My Car" (I'm Waking Up to Us EP)
03. The Dandy Warhols - "We Used to Be Friends" (Welcome to The Monkey House)
04. Manic Street Preachers - "Your Love Alone is Not Enough" (Send Away the Tigers)
05. The Magnetic Fields - "Long-Forgotten Fairytale" (69 Love Songs: Disc 2)
06. Cake - "I Will Survive (Cover)" (Prolonging the Magic)
07. Pernice Brothers - "Clear Spot" (Overcome by Happiness)
08. The Fiery Furnaces - "Single Again" (The Fiery Furnaces EP)
09. Stars - "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" (Set Yourself on Fire)
10. Shins - "Gone For Good" (Chutes too Narrow)
11. Delgados - "Accused of Stealing" (The Great Eastern)

Songs to bluff that I know about cool Australian music

Check out track 2 here and track 19 here

01. Jasmine Loop Control - "Pinky for the Lung" (Eetterin Kutsumus)
02. Melange - "Novel the Limbo Bunny"
03. Tangled Thoughts of Leaving - "The Banshee" (Tiny Fragments)
04. The Panda Band - "Eyelashes" (The Vital Chapter)
05. Yves Klein Blue - "Polka" (Draw Attention To Themselves)
06. The Panics - "Don't Fight It" (Cruel Guards)
07. Whitley - "I Remember" (The Submarine)
08. New Buffalo - "Cheer Me Up Thank You" (Somewhere, Anywhere)
09. John Butler Trio - "Betterman" (Sunrise Over Sea)
10. Nick Cave - "Do You Love Me?" (Let Love In)
11. Ash Grunwald - "Take The Drop" (Give Signs)
12. Chris Pickering - "All or Nothing" (Ghost City)
13. Mojo Webb - "Rosebery Jam" (The Burden)
14. Steve Tallis and The Holy Ghosts - "My Hands Are On Fire" (Loko)
15. Xavier Rudd - "Fortune Teller" (Food In The Belly)
16. The Grates - "Feels Like Pain" (Gravity Won't Get You High)
17. Sarah Blasko - "All Coming Back" (The Overture & The Underscore)
18. Cut Copy - "Feel The Love" (In Ghost Colours)
19. Ajax - "Dance Till Dawn"

A David Bowie mix for someone who doesn’t realize that most of what she listens to is directly inspi

You may be familiar with most of these already, as they are some of Bowie's most well-known and therefore most influential songs, so it's a good starting point

01. David Bowie - "Young Americans" (Young Americans)
02. David Bowie - "Oh! You Pretty Things" (Hunky Dory)
03. David Bowie - "Soul Love" (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars)
04. David Bowie - "Fame" (Young Americans)
05. David Bowie - "Wild is the Wind" (Station to Station)
06. David Bowie - "Black Country Rock" (The Man Who Sold the World)
07. David Bowie - "Rock and Roll Suicide" (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars)
08. David Bowie - "Rebel Rebel" (Diamond Dogs)
09. David Bowie - "China Girl" (Let's Dance)
10. David Bowie feat. James Maynard Keenan and John Frusciante – "Bring Me the Disco King (Lohner Remix)" (Underworld)

Music That Captain Beefheart Would Proclaim Genius

I originally had 30 artists ready for the mix, but I decided to keep it short and a little more fresh. Some new, some old, no Zappa. Cappy would probably disagree with most of these. Well, he'd probably dig Caroliner

01. Foot Village - "Erecting The Wall Of Separation" (Friendship Nation)
02. Caroliner - "The Ballad of Hamdrags" (Cooking Stove Beast)
03. Deerhoof - "Dog on the Sidewalk" (Milk Man)
04. Lightning Bolt - "Assassins" (Wonderful Rainbow)
05. Boredoms - "Super You" (Super Ae)
06. Major Organ & the Adding Machine - "Walking in the Sun" (Major Organ)
07. The Residents - "Olive and Gray" (Animal Lover)
08. Animal Collective - "Leaf House" (Sung Tongs)
09. Neon Hunk - "Bunny Tails" (My Name Is Rar)
10. Lazy Magnet - "Masters of Science Fiction" (He Sought for That Magic)
11. The Music Tapes - "Song Of The Nomad Lost" (1st Imaginary Symphony)
12. The Frogs - "Men (Come on Men)" (It's Only Right and Natural)
13. Nurse with Wound - "Gusset Typing" (She and Me Fall Together in Free Death)

The Soundtrack to the Worst Haircut You’ve Ever Had

This mix is like a conversation between the haircutee and the haircutter, with the last song obviously being the haircutter's

01. Beck - "Devil's Haircut" (Odelay)
02. Alkaline Trio - "Fuck You Aurora" (Maybe I'll Catch Fire)
03. Angels and Airwaves - "The Adventure" (We Don't Need to Whisper)
04. Barenaked Ladies - "Pinch Me" (Maroon)
05. The Rolling Stones - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (Out of Our Heads)
06. Coldplay - "Don't Panic" (Parachutes)
07. Colin Hay - "Overkill" (Man At Work)
08. The Cowboy Junkies - "Murder, Tonight, In The Trailer Park" (Open Road)
09. David Gray - "Please Forgive Me" (White Ladder)

We have tricked a homophobic future investment banker into thinking my male friend desperately wants

01. The Killers - "Andy You're A Star" (Hot Fuss)
02. Dead or Alive - "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" (Youthquake)
03. Patrick Wolf - "The Magic Position" (The Magic Position)
04. Dragonette - "Take It Like A Man" (Galore)
05. Electric Six - "Gay Bar" (Fire)
06. Peaches - "Tent In Your Pants" (Impeach My Bush)
07. Hot Chip - "Ready for the Floor" (Made In the Dark)
08. Tiga - "You Gonna Want Me" (Sexor)
09. Rufus Wainwright - "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk" (Poses)
10. Pink Grease - "The Nasty Show" (This Is For Real)
11. Le Tigre - "I'm So Excited" (This Island)

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