Favorite Songs

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Here are my very favorite songs. Click on them to hear them on youtube! I made it easy for ya! No searching! They’re roughly in order. I left out a lot of songs. Realize that if you actually pay attention to these for their whole durations, you’ll be much more likely to appreciate them (don’t just listen to the first 30 seconds and dismiss them).
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Lime Tree – Bright Eyes

Banshee Beat – Animal Collective

So Let Us Create – Jukebox The Ghost

Sagres – The Tallest Man On Earth

Two-Headed Boy Part 2 – Neutral Milk Hotel

Street Flash – Animal Collective

Living Proof – Gregory Alan Isakov

Spring and a Storm – Tally Hall

Your Best American Girl – Mitski

Golden Chords – Deakin

Those To Come – The Shins

Sovereign Circle – Circa Survive

Red Rabbits – The Shins

Now That I’m Older – Sufjan Stevens

You As You Were – Shearwater

Australia – The Shins

Old Love – Mary Chapin Carpenter

It Just Is – Rilo Kiley

The Nerve – The Republic Tigers

Grass – Animal Collective

Fourth of July – Sufjan Stevens

A Comet Appears – The Shins

Cuckoo Cuckoo – Animal Collective

Golden – My Morning Jacket

Ferris Wheel On Fire – Neutral Milk Hotel

And So It Goes – Billy Joel

Ruler of Everything – Tally Hall

I Love You, Honeybear – Father John Misty

Genius Next Door – Regina Spektor

Leaves In The River – Sea Wolf

New Town Burnout – Animal Collective

The Antlers – Director

Codex – Radiohead

Trapdoor – The Dear Hunter

The Wife, The Kids, and The White Picket Fence – Fair to Midland

Heather In The Hospital – Avey Tare

Promised Land – Milk Carton Kids

Applesauce – Animal Collective

The Angel And The One – Weezer

The Districts – 6am

You Are Your Mother’s Child – Conor Oberst

Simeon’s Dilemma – Why?

Woe Is Me – The Lonely Forest

Lead Sails And A Paper Anchor – Atreyu

Godless Brother In Love – Iron & Wine

Slow Dance – The Tallest Man On Earth

Time Bomb – Delta Spirit

Bright Lanterns – The Tallest Man On Earth

Hydra Fancies – of Montreal

Did You See The Words? – Animal Collective

Michigan – Milk Carton Kids

Jesus, Etc – Wilco

Bermuda Highway – My Morning Jacket

Oh Comely – Neutral Milk Hotel

Little Brother – The Tallest Man On Earth

The Geese of Beverly Road – The National

Fireworks – Animal Collective

Glass – Julian Casablancas

Pyramid Song – Radiohead

Morning Song To Sally – Jerry Jeff Walker

Slow Show – The National

Tiny Vessels – Death Cab

On The Safest Ledge – Copeland

Pirate Blues – As Cities Burn

The Birds of St. Marks – Jackson Browne

All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers

Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead

Golden Parachutes – Fair to Midland

Conversation 16 – The National

Aspiring Fires – Mother Mother

Holland, 1945 – Neutral Milk Hotel

April 8th – Neutral Milk Hotel

Hallelujah – Paramore

Sleep Well – Lydia

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi – Radiohead

Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone – Neutral Milk Hotel

Gotham – Animal Collective

I Want To Be Well – Sufjan Stevens

Gimme Sympathy – Metric

My Blue Heaven – Taking Back Sunday

Done – Low

The Frog Prince – Keane

Triphallus, To Punctuate! – of Montreal

Gold Dust – Tori Amos

Years Gone By – Milk Carton Kids

Electricityscape – The Strokes

The Luckiest – Ben Folds

Ribs – Lorde

A Lady of a Certain Age – Divine Comedy


And honestly, EVERYTHING by System of a Down. And a lot by Coheed & Cambria and Avenged Sevenfold. And Muse. And there’s a lot by Radiohead that I left out too.