you know when everyone you know is ostracizing the fuck out of you and you feel so everywhere that all you want to do is read science fiction and listen to something that will at least keep your head in one place?

I’m 24, cute, funny, smart, and lonely. What the heck?

01. Sunset Rundown - “Idiot Heart” (Dragonslayer)
02. The Smiths - “Accept Yourself” (Hatful of Hollow)
03. The Mice - “Rescue You Too” (For Almost Ever Scooter)
04. Straightjacket Fits - “Brittle” (No Alternative)
05. Now It’s Overhead - “Wonderful Scar” (Now It’s Overhead)
06. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - “Young Shields” (Etiquette)
07. Aimee Mann - “It’s Not Safe” (I’m With Stupid)
08. Helium - “I’ll Get You, I Mean It” (Pirate Prude)
09. The Smiths - “You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby” (Louder Than Bombs)

You’re losing your mind.

01. Metallica - “Sanitarium” (Master of Puppets)
02. Anthrax - “Madhouse” (The Very Best of Anthrax)
03. Metallica - “Fade to Black” (Ride the Lightning)
04. Harvey Danger - “Flagpole Sitta” (Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?)
05. Pink Floyd - “Brain Damage” (Dark Side of the Moon)
06. Cannibal Corpse - “Hammer Smashed Face” (Tomb of The Mutilated)
07. Korn - “Coming Undone” (See You On The Other Side)
08. Ozzy Osborne - “Crazy Train” (Blizzard of Ozz)

i fainted in the metropolitan museum of art

01. Gil Scott-Heron - “New York is Killing Me” (I’m New Here)
02. The Rolling Stones - “Paint It, Black” (Aftermath)
03. James Brown - “Down and Out in New York City” (Black Caesar)
04. The Band - “When I Paint My Masterpiece” (Cahoots)
05. Richard Julian - “Slow New York” (Slow New York)
06. Chet Baker - “I Fall In Love Too Easily” (Moonlight Magic)
07. Rambling Jack Elliot - “Falling Down Blues” (A Stranger Here)
08. Titus Andronicus - “Upon Viewing Brueghel’s “Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus”” (The Airing of Grievances)

Driving

01. Matt & Kim - “Block After Block” (Sidewalks)
02. Two Door Cinema Club - “I Can Talk” (Tourist History)
03. David Bowie - “Let’s Spend The Night Together” (Aladdin Sane)
04. Jaguar Love - “Highways of Gold” (Take Me To The Sea)
05. We Are Standard - “On The Floor” (3.000V - 40.000W)
06. !!! - “Heart of Hearts (Radio Edit)” (Heart of Hearts - Single)
07. Lindstrøm & Christabelle - “Lovesick” (Real Life Is No Cool)
08. Jaydiohead - “99 Anthems” (Jaydiohead)
09. N.A.S.A - “Spacious Thoughts (feat. Tom Waits & Kool Keith)” (The Spirit Of Apollo)
10. Atmosphere - “Lyndale Avenue User’s Manual” (Sad Clown Bad Fall)
11. Death Cab For Cutie - “Summer Skin” (Plans)
12. My Brightest Diamond - “Pluto’s Moon (Son Lux Remix)” (Shark Remixes Vol. 2)
13. Sigur Rós - “Saeglopur” (Takk…)
14. The Bluetones - “Sleazy Bed Track” (Return To The Last Chance Saloon)
15. Metric - “On A Slow Night” (Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?)
16. Arcade Fire - “In The Backseat” (Funeral)
17. Architecture In Helsinki - “Souvenirs” (Fingers Crossed)

I want to run away and join the circus.

I’ll join you.

01. Echo & The Bunnymen - “Bring On The Dancing Horses” (Ballyhoo)
02. Jakob Dylan - “We Don’t Live Here Anymore” (Women & Country)
03. Bruce Springsteen - “Born To Run” (Greatest Hits)
04. The Magnetic Fields - “Born on a Train” (The Charm of The Highway Strip)
05. Modest Mouse - “The World At Large” (Good News for People Who Love Bad News)
06. Coast - “Take A Walk Outside” (The Coast)
07. The Commitments - “Destination Anywhere” (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
08. Bob Seger - “Roll Me Away” (Armageddon)
09. Joel Plaskett - “Drifter Raus” (Three)
10. The Decemberists - “My Mother Was A Chinese Trapese Artist” (Five Songs)

Songs to get me out of bed

A bunch of songs to get you out from under the covers, and off to kick the day’s ass. Short and sweet.

01. The Hold Steady - “Constructive Summer” (Stay Positive)
02. Fountains of Wayne - “Maureen” (Out of State Plates)
03. Go Betty Go - “I’m From LA” (Nothing is More)
04. Selby Tigers - “Droid” (Charm City)
05. Fyfe Dangerfield - “When You Walk Into the Room” (Fly Yellow Moon)
06. The Clash - “Rudie Can’t Fail” (London Calling)
07. Atmosphere - “It Goes” (Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP’s)
08. Broken Social Scene - “Water in Hell” (Forgiveness Rock Record)

Songs that will make you say WOW

I took “Songs that will make you say WOW” to mean songs that will make you forget about yourself for awhile.

Most of these are pretty melancholy, but I tried to put some more upbeat ones in here too. There’s a disproportionate amount of Canadian content in here and for that I apologize.

01. M83 - “I Guess I’m Floating” (Before The Dawn Heals Us)
02. Buck 65 - “Gee Whiz” (20 Odd Years)
03. Dan Mangan - “Tragic Turn of Events/Move Pen Move” (Roboteering EP) [I didn’t know what to do with my life after I heard this song]
04. The Antlers - “Two” (Hospice)
05. Los Campesinos! - “The Sea Is A Good Place To Think of The Future” (Romance is Boring)
06. LCD Soundsystem - “All My Friends” (Sound of Silver)
07. Kate Bush - “Running Up That Hill” (Hounds of Love) [The Placebo version is also quite good]
08. Foals - “Spanish Sahara” (Total Life Forever)
09. Islands - “I Feel Evil (Creeping In)” (Arm’s Way)
10. Stars - “The Beginning After The End” (In Our Bedroom After The War)
11. The Hold Steady - “Killer Parties” (Almost Killed Me)
12. The Walkmen - “The Rat” (Bows & Arrows)
13. The Rapture - “Pieces Of The People We Love” (Pieces Of The People We Love)
14. Johnny Cash - “One (U2 Cover)” (American III: Solitary Man)
15. The National - “Lucky You” (The Virginia EP)
16. Fink - “See It All” (Sort Of Revolution)
17. The Rural Alberta Advantage - “Two Lovers” (Departing)
18. Joel Plaskett - “Lazy Bones” (Three)
19. Noah & The Whale - “Blue Skies” (The First Days of Spring)
20. Great Lake Swimmers - “Unison Falling Into Harmony” (Lost Channels)

More songs about water.

01. John Hiatt - “Feels Like Rain” (Slow Turning)
02. Bob Dylan - “Buckets of Rain” (Blood on the Tracks)
03. The Beach Boys - “Surf’s Up” (Smile)
04. Mule - “Drown” (Mule)
05. Alice in Chains - “Rain When I Die” (Dirt)
06. Paul Brady - “The Lakes of Pontchartrain” (The Liberty Tapes)
07. Steve Goodman - “Blue Umbrella” (Jessie’s Jigs and Other Favorites)
07. Sam Cooke - “Jesus Gave Me Water” (Portrait of a Legend)
08. Elton John - “Madman Across the Water” (Madman Across the Water)

I want you, no I dont… wait, maybe I do, not sure, I can’t make up my mind…

I made this mix for my sister to summarize her eight year roller coaster on/off relationship with the love of her life.

01. Jack’s Mannequin - “The Mixed Tape” (Everything in Transit)
02. Kim Taylor - “Days Like This” (The Greatest Story)
03. Ingrid Michaelson - “The Way I Am” (Girls and Boys)
04. Adele - “Someone Like You” (21)
05. Civil Twilight - “Letters from the Sky” (Civil Twilight)
06. Jimmy Eat World - “Mixtape” (Invented)
07. Erin McCarley - Pitter-Pat (Love, Save the Empty)
08. Mumford and Sons - “Little Lion Man” (Mumford and Sons)
09. Alanis Morissette - “Not as We” (Flavors of Entanglement)
10. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - “Things I Never Needed” (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)
11. Sugarland - “Wishing” (Love on the Inside)
12. Trespassers William - “Lie in the Sound” (Different Stars)
13. Jason Mraz - “A Beautiful Mess” (We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.)
14. Train - “Marry Me” (Save Me San Francisco)

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