i feel like most playlists i see are well-balanced in terms of artists, and most playlist makers aren't too repetitive in their artist choices over time. mine are not so! i always have the same 10 or so artists and i like arranging the track order by artist! but i like seeing people be shamelessly obsessed with things, so i might as well share mine. i have had a lot of playlists over time, these are just a few, chosen at least partially because i'm done updating them (except the megamix).

biking 2018


    1. The Thermals - No Culture Icons
    2. Crass - Do They Owe Us a Living?
    3. AJJ & The Gunshy - There's No War In This Love
    4. Black Flag - TV Party
    5. Crucial Unit - Crucial Unit's Friendship Picnic
    6. Operation Ivy - Healthy Body
    7. AJJ - Brave As A Noun
    8. Bomb The Music Industry! - Syke! Life Is Awesome
    9. April March - Chick Habit
    10. Tullycraft - Lost In Light Rotation
    11. The Taxpayers - Militaristic Kitchen
    12. The Unicorns - I Was Born (A Unicorn)
    13. Los Campesinos! - Death To Los Campesinos
    14. Bad Religion - Bad Religion
    15. Defiance, Ohio - Petty Problems
    16. The Max Levine Ensemble - My Valerian
    17. The Bouncing Souls - We Love Fun
    18. PEARS - Sycophant
    19. Dear Landlord - I Live In Hell
    20. The Blank Fight - This Bike + This Guitar
    21. Desaparecidos - Backsell
    22. Fake Problems - Born & Raised
    23. Machine Girl - ...Because I'm Young Arrogant And Hate Everything You Stand For
    24. Lipstick Pickups - Can't Resist That Boy
    25. Common Rider - Angels At Play
    26. Kimya Dawson - I Like Giants
    27. Against All Authority - Under Your Authority
    28. Linkin Park - Bleed It Out
    29. Stan Bush - Dare
    30. Generation X - Ready Steady Go
    31. Icona Pop - Girlfriend
    32. Math The Band - Hang Out / Hang Ten
    33. Generation X - Dancing With Myself
    34. Rock Plaza Central - Anthem for the Already Defeated
    35. Pansy Division - Luv Luv Luv
    36. Carly Rae Jepsen - Party For One
    37. The Max Levine Ensemble - I Loved to Watch Them
    38. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
    39. Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You In The End

i had spotify premium at the time so i was 'discovering' single tracks a lot. obviously i like all of these songs but i much prefer knowing a lot about a few artists than the opposite

general megamix
background music for browsing the internet. whenever a song makes my brain feel like poprocks i add it

january 2020


    1. Enter Shikari - Stop the Clocks
    2. Linkin Park - Waiting for the End
    3. Los Campesinos! - This Is How You Spell "HAHAHA, We Destroyed the Hopes and Dreams of a Generation of Faux-Romantics"
    4. Math the Band - It's Gonna Be Awesome
    5. Bomb the Music Industry! - 25!
    6. Terror Pigeon - Forget Everything That Makes You Want To Not Be This Band
    7. Bomb the Music Industry! - It Shits!!!
    8. Fucked Up - Raise Your Voice Joyce
    9. Old Gray - Headaches (demo)

very short and highly energetic. i listened to this while walking a lot, even though i tend to prefer longer mixes for that

goin to the beach 2021


    1. Jeff Rosenstock - Monday At The Beach
    2. Defiance, Ohio - Hairpool
    3. Green Day - Scattered
    4. Jeff Rosenstock - ***BNB
    5. Nana Grizol - Circles Round the Moon
    6. Jeff Rosenstock - You, In Weird Cities
    7. Good Luck - How To Live Here
    8. Nana Grizol - Sands
    9. Defiance, Ohio - Letter Home
    10. Operation Ivy - Sound System
    11. Peach Kelli Pop - No One Else Like Me
    12. The Go! Team - Huddle Formation
    13. jawwzz - Smooth Operator
    14. The Ergs! - It's Never Going to Be the Same Again
    15. The Blank Fight - Madison Truck Stop
    16. The Ergs! - Pray For Rain
    17. Bomb the Music Industry! - Campaign For a Better Next Weekend
    18. LAKE - Christmas Island
    19. The Shins - Gone For Good
    20. Terror Pigeon - Go Directly To Space
    21. Dressy Bessy - Just Like Henry
    22. Rilo Kiley - Spectacular Views
    23. Bad Moves - Get Slow
    24. Bright Eyes - Cleanse Song

i hadn't gone to the beach in like a year and a half because of the plague and obviously that called for a celebratory playlist to score driving there

march 2021


    1. Jeff Rosenstock - We Begged 2 Explode
    2. Bright Eyes - Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh
    3. Bright Eyes - The Calendar Hung Itself...
    4. Bright Eyes - A Scale, A Mirror, And Those Indifferent Clocks
    5. Bright Eyes - Something Vague
    6. Bright Eyes - An Attempt To Tip The Scales
    7. Bright Eyes - A Perfect Sonnet
    8. Antarctigo Vespucci - You Don't Scare Me!
    9. Bomb the Music Industry! - Big Kisses
    10. Jeff Rosenstock - Twinkle
    11. Jeff Rosenstock - Little Blue Pills
    12. Jeff Rosenstock - I Don't Wanna Die

as you can tell i was completely obssesed with fevers and mirros and i look like shit at the time. despite being an incredibly moody mix, there wasn't a single day i wasn't excited to listen to it on the way to work

april 2021


    1. Bright Eyes - On My Way To Work
    2. Defiance, Ohio - The Condition
    3. Defiance, Ohio - Anxious And Worrying
    4. Antarctigo Vespucci - Sometimes
    5. Antarctigo Vespucci - Don't Die In Yr Hometown
    6. Antarctigo Vespucci - Impossible To Place
    7. Antarctigo Vespucci - I See Failure
    8. Bad Moves - Shitty Tomorrow
    9. Bad Moves - The Verge
    10. Nana Grizol - Future Version
    11. Nana Grizol - About the Purpose That We Serve
    12. ASOB - Sorry, We Steal
    13. Jeff Rosenstock - ***SKA
    14. Jeff Rosenstock - Monday At Back To The Beach

you know when it's winter and you're convinced you'll never see the sun again, and then all of a sudden it's 65 degrees out and you wear short sleeves for the first time all year and it's windy but warm and it's incredible? that's what this one is about. an honorary track is campaign for a better next weekend, which is about exactly that, but it's also about getting hit by a car and getting horrible road rash for daring to wear shorts, so i refuse to put it on because i don't want to jinx myself. the cover is from beast wars neo