#MusicMonday: Valentine’s Day Edition

A lot of people hate on Valentine’s Day. Couples feel pressure to make it special and cool couples feel pressure to not GAF and single people feel that the world is mocking them. For a second I felt tempted to buy into the hype and create an “anti-Vday” playlist filled with songs like Crystal Castles’ “Not in Love” and Lil Kim’s “Suck My Dick” and Peaches’ “Fuck the Pain Away.” But that would be obvious and Labeling Men doesn’t not pay me to be obvious. It may come as a surprise that this DJ Mustard worshiping Trapstar occasionally listens to music that addresses neither getting turnt nor homicide. I’ve always found music the easiest way to access feelings. Nicki fills me with a feminine confidence; Kanye helps me access my inner rage; Das Racist makes me laugh; Elliott Smith makes me cry. And each of the songs on the mix below briefly thaw my heart of ice. Happy Valentines Day!

<3 vday 2015 <3

1. “Warm in the Winter” – Glass Candy

2. “I <3 You So” – Cassius

3. “The Yes Strut” – Teams v. Star Slinger

4. “Triscuits – Original Mix” – Monitor 66

5. “Collapsing Outside Your Doorstep” – Air France

6. “The Best Thing” – Electric Youth

7. “Kill for Love” – Chromatics

8. “It Takes a Muscle” – M.I.A.

9. “Bruises” – Chairlift

10. “Just Like Heaven” – The Cure

11. “How Many Drinks?” – Miguel, Kendrick Lamar

12. “Hold On, We’re Going Home” – Drake, Majid Jordan

13. “Help Me Lose My Mind” – Disclosure, London Grammar

14. Everything Is Embarrassing” – Sky Ferreira

15. “Me & U” – Cassie

16. “Sure Thing” – Miguel

17. “What You Need” – The Weeknd

18. “Ex-Factor” – Lauryn Hill

19. “Pills N Potions” – Nicki Minaj

20. “Thinkin Bout You” – Frank Ocean

21. “Something About Us” – Daft Punk

22. “Number 1” – Goldfrapp

23. “Can’t Do Without You” – Caribou

24. “Baby” – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

25. “Anthems For a Seventeen Year Old Girl” – Broken Social Scene

26. “Maps” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

27. “Our Way to Fall” – Yo La Tengo

28. “I’ll Try Anything Once” – Julian Casablancas

29. “Bound 2” – Kanye West

30. “Cannons” – Youth Lagoon

31. “Irene” – Beach House

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