You are a terrible songwriter, this is what good writing really sounds like.

01. Bright Eyes – "Landlocked Blues" (I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning)

02. Lou Reed – "Street Hassle" (Street Hassle)

03. The Silver Jews – "I Remember Me" (Bright Flight)

04. The Beach Boys – "Country Air" (Wild Honey)

05. Cat Power – "Good Woman" (You are Free)

06. Emmy the Great – "The Hypnotist's Son" (Secret Circus EP)

07. Joanna Newsom – "Emily" (Ys)

08. Looking Glass – "Brandy, You're a Fine Girl" (Brandy)

09. Lavender Diamond – "You Broke My Heart" (The Cavalry of Light EP)

10. Morrissey – "I Like You" (You are the Quarry)

11. Smog – "Hit the Ground Running" (Knock Knock)

12. Pavement – "Starlings of the Slipstream" (Brightening the Corners)

13. Regina Spektor – "Somedays" (Soviet Kitsch)

Compiled by: Elzee

note from Elzee: I'm sure you already agree with me about the first track.

01. The Decemberists-"The Bagman's Gambit" (Picaresque)
02. Sunset Rubdown-"Up On Your Leopard, Upon the End of Your Feral Days" (Random Spirit Lover)
03. The Mountain Goats-"Fault Lines" (All Hail West Texas)
04. A Tribe Called Quest-"Electric Relaxation" (Midnight Marauders)
05. Blackalicious-"A to G" (Nia)
06. Death Cab for Cutie-"The New Year" (Transatlanticism)
07. Sufjan Stevens-"Casimir Pulaski Day" (Illinois)
08. Final Fantasy-"I'm Afraid of Japan" (He Poos Clouds)
09. Arcade Fire-"Neighborhood #2 (Laika)" (Funeral)
10. The Beatles-"She Said She Said" (Revolver)
11. Wolf Parade-"Dear Sons & Daughters of Hungry Ghosts" (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
12. Neutral Milk Hotel-"King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1" (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)
13. Joanna Newsom-"Emily" (Ys)

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