Post-College Life Crisis

College is one of those weird moments in life where the further you’re away from it the more you romanticize the experience. I’ve got one semester left before I graduate, and all I can keep feeling is regret for not going somewhere far away, not hitting on more girls, not writing more, and not trying cocaine (though, my cardiologist and mother would be happy to hear that last part). But I’ve met a lot of good people who I hope to stay in contact with after this whole thing ends, and I know that my regrets are also clouding the really great times I have had so far (getting drunk with 12 people and playing 18 holes of golf with them, chiefing cheeba on a daily basis, exploring new realms of music, sleeping until 3 p.m., etc.). I’m going to try my best not to romanticize the experience when I graduate, and I think I can do it given my current all-around malaise and quarter-life (assuming I live that long) crisis. So, Steven, I feel ya, man. Here’s a little playlist that captures some of what I think you’re feeling, in addition to a number of tracks (looking at you, #BASEDGOD) that remind us to simply move on and to get at that new genre/phase in life, Post-College.

01. Julian Lynch - “A Day At The Racetrack” (Mare
02. Destroyer - “Savage Night At The Opera” (Kaputt)
03. Antwon - “Sittin’ In Hell”(End of Earth)
04. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - “Mature Themes” (Mature Themes)
05. The Caretaker - “All You Are Going To Want To Do Is Get Back There” (An Empty Bliss Beyond This World)
06. Contact Lens - “I WANT TO DIE PT. 1” (ICE IN THA VEINS)
07. Flying Lotus - “Fall In Love (J Dilla Tribute” (N/A)
08. D’Angelo - “Send It On” (Voodoo)
09. Bill Callahan - “Riding For The Feeling” (Apocalypse)
10. Girls - “Hellhole Ratrace” (Album)
11. James Blake - “I Only Know (What I Know Now)” (Klavierwerke EP)
12. The Field - “A Paw In My Face” (From Here We Go Sublime)
13. J Dilla - “Time: The Donut of The Heart” (Donuts)
14. Lil Ugly Mane - “Bitch I’m Lugubrious” (Mista Thug Isolation)
15. Lil B - “Get It While It’s Good” (I’m Gay)
16. Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - “Corcovado” (Getz/Gilberto)
17. Mister Lies - “Cleam” (Hidden Neighbors EP)
18. Pavement - “Fillmore Jive” (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
19. The Radio Dept. - “Token of Gratitude” (Clinging To A Scheme)
20. John Maus - “Keep Pushing On” (We Must Become The Pitiless Censors of Ourselves)

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