You probably should not be allowed to make mix tapes anymore.

But it’s better on cassette.

01. Shellac - “Didn’t We Deserve a Look at You the Way You Really Are” (Terraform)
02. Aphex Twin - “VENTOLIN (Video Version.)” (…I Care Because You Do)
03. James Chance and the Contortions - “Dish It Out” (No New York)
04. Dynospectrum - “Brief Interlude” (The Dynospectrum)
05. Thurston Moore - “Free Noise Among Friends” (Trees Outside the Academy)
06. Eric Copeland - “Mouthhole” (Hermaphrodite)
07. Volcano Choir - “Cool Knowledge” (Unmap)
08. Ugly Casanova - “Bee Sting” (Sharpen Your Teeth)
09. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - “Sleep” (Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven)
10. Hella - “The D. Elkan” (Hold Your Horse Is)

I Want To Stop Masturbating

01. Kevin Drumm - “Samson’s Cold Minotaurs” (Land of Lurches)
02. SFHHH - “Fake Stress Neoroptera Grub” (SFHHH)
03. Ruins - “0’33”” (Hyderomastgroningem)
04. White - “English School” (White)
05. White - “English School” (White)
06. White - “English School” (White)
07. White - “English School” (White)
08. White - “English School” (White)
09. White - “English School” (White)
10. White - “English School” (White)
11. White - “English School” (White)
12. White - “English School” (White)
13. White - “English School” (White)
14. White - “English School” (White)
15. White - “English School” (White)
16. Heinz Hopf - “Alysas Juveler” (Heinz Hopf)
17. Liars - “This Dust Makes That Mud” (They Threw Us All In a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top)
18. White - “English School” (White)
19. White - “English School” (White)

good luck

I’ve been in love with you for four years, but I STILL can’t tell if you love me.

01. The Kooks - “She Moves In Her Own Way” (Inside In/Inside Out)
02. Bell X1 - “I’ll See Your Heart & Raise You Mine” (Music In Mouth)
03. The Raconteurs - “You Don’t Understand Me” (Consolers of the Lonely)
04. Avenged Sevenfold - “Dear God” (Avenged Sevenfold)
05. Cuff the Duke - “Listen to Your Heart” (Way Down Here)
06. Queen - “You’re My Best Friend” (A Night at the Opera)
07. Snow Patrol - “Chasing Cars” (Eyes Open)
08. Darkest Hour - “Part II” (The Mark of the Judas)
09. Alexi Murdoch - “Orange Sky” (Four Songs)
10. The Avett Brothers - “I and Love and You” (I and Love and You)

Feeling guilty about hurting the one you love. God do I miss him…

01. Linkin Park - “In Between” (Minutes to Midnight)
02. Hawthorne Heights - “Saying Sorry” (If Only You Were Lonely)
03. Flyleaf - “There For You” (Flyleaf)
04. Relient K - “Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been” (MmHmm)
05. Blue October - “Hate Me” (Foiled)
06. Crossfade - “Cold” (Crossfade)
07. Bullet For My Valentine - “Tears Don’t Fall” (The Poison)
08. Snow Patrol - “You Could Be Happy” (Eyes Open)
09. Sick Puppies - “Maybe” (Tri-Polar)

Crazy in Love With You Baby

Dedicating this one to you, Jay. My number is still the same.

01. INXS - “Need You Tonight” (Kick)
02. Maroon 5 - “Sunday Morning” (Songs About Jane)
03. The Early November - “All We Ever Needed” (For All of This)
04. Plain White T’s - “Rhythm of Love” (Wonders of the Younger)
05. The Darkness - “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (Permission To Land)
06. The Cure - “Friday I’m In Love” (The Cure: Greatest Hits)
07. Tom Petty - “Free Fallin’” (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
08. Dead or Alive - “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Evolution: The Hits)
09. Hellogoodbye - “Here (In Your Arms)” (Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!)
10. JET - “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” (Get Born)
11. Gavin DeGraw - “In Love With a Girl” (Gavin DeGraw)
12. Parachute - “She (For Liz)” (Losing Sleep)

Songs for people in love that aren’t mushy and are really powerful and make you want to move

01. Nine Inch Nails - “We’re in This Together” (The Fragile)
02. The White Stripes - “Fell In Love With A Girl” (White Blood Cells)
03. Wolfsheim - “Love Song” (Pop Killer)
04. INXS - “Don’t Change” (Shabooh Shoobah)
05. VAST - “Don’t Take Your Love Away From Me” (Turquoise)
06. Depeche Mode - “Stripped” (Black Celebration)
07. Tonic - “If You Could Only See” (Lemon Parade)
08. Seal - “Kiss From A Rose” (Seal II)
09. The Pretenders - “I’ll Stand By You” (Last Of The Independents)
10. Foo Fighters - “Everlong” (The Colour And The Shape)

I love you, but you love her.

As bad as things may seem, they can’t be worse than these songs.

01. Avril Lavigne - “Fall To Pieces” (Under My Skin)
02. Keane - “She Has No Time” (Hopes And Fears)
03. Lifehouse “Good Enough” (The Wild Original Soundtrack)
04. Michelle Featherstone - “Coffee And Cigarettes” (Fallen Down)
05. Taylor Swift - “Last Kiss” (Speak Now)
06. The Corrs - “No Good For Me” (Talk On Corners)
07. You Me At Six - “Fireworks” (Hold Me Down)
08. Carrie Underwood - “Starts With Goodbye” (Some Hearts)
09. Juli - “Wenn Du Lachst” (Es Ist Juli)
10. Katie Melua - “Learning The Blues” (Call Off The Search)
11. Oasis - “Stop Crying Your Heart Out” (Heathen Chemistry)
12. Taylor Swift - “White Horse” (Fearless)

Being screwed over by the guy you love, even though you knew he was bad news all along, is fun

01. Sia - “Academia” (Some People Have Real Problems)
02. Santogold - “Starstruck” (Santogold)
03. Regina Spektor - “Consequences of Sound” (Songs)
04. Kimya Dawson - “My Rollercoaster” (Remember That I Love You)
05. The Kooks - “Naive” (Inside In Inside Out (Acoustic Live At Abbey Road))
06. Kevin Drew and Broken Social Scene “TBTF” (Spirit If)
07. Feist - “Brandy Alexander” (The Reminder)
08. M.I.A. - “Jimmy” (Kala)
09. The Velvet Underground - “Pale Blue Eyes” (Pale Blue Eyes)
10. Lykke Li - “Little Bit” (Youth Novels)

You say you still love me, but I’m not so sure..

01. Kanye West - “Paranoid Featuring Mr. Hudson” (808’s and Heartbreak)
02. Camera Obscura - “You Told A Lie” (My Maudlin Career)
03. Calvin Harris - “Worst Day Featuring Izza Kizza” (Ready For the Weekend)
04. Drake - “Bria’s Interlude Featuring Omarion” (So Far Gone)
05. The Blow - “Pardon Me” (Paper Television)
06. Beach House - “Used To Be” (Teen Dream)
07. Daft Punk - “Make Love” (Human After All)
08. Best Coast - “I Want To” (Crazy For You)
10. Outkast - “Happy Valentine’s Day” (Speakerboxx/The Love Below)

You don’t really love me, and I know it

01. Ben Harper And The Innocent Criminals - “Show Me A Little Shame” (Burn To Shine)
02. Jeff Buckley - “I Want Someone Badly” (Grace)
03. The Shivers - “I Want You Back” (More)
04. Tom Waits - “Black Wings” (Bone Machine)
05. Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - “Tell It Like It Is” (A King & A Queen)
06. Grandaddy - “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s The Pilot” (The Sophtware Slump)
07. Morrissey - “I Am Hated For Loving” (Vauxhall and I)
08. Kirby Kaiser - “Strictly Physical Relationship”
09. Paleo - “You Don’t Have To Go” (Pedestrian Crossings)
10. Fiona Apple - “Shadowboxer” (Tidal)
11. The Cardigans - “Lovefool” (First Band On The Moon)
12. Save Ferris - “Goodbye” (It Means Everything)
13. Eliza Doolittle - “So High” (Eliza Doolittle)
14. John Ledgend - “Ordinary People” (Get Lifted)
15. Lauryn Hill - “Ex-Factor” (The Misseducation of Lauryn Hill)

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