The P.C.H.A. Era Mix

One of the most annoying comments we hear at P.C.H.A. is, “I just don’t listen to new music anymore.” It’s right up there with “Whitney Cummings may fall just short of being a comic genius,” or “Wanting to make out with Ryan Gosling is kind of gay.”

Imagine how weird it would be for someone to say, “I just don’t watch new movies anymore.” But, for some reason, music seems to be a culturally acceptable thing to lose touch with as people move toward death. I know, I know, music is like good weed… it’s hard to keep the connection going once you get older. But just admit that you’ve lost touch… don’t make it worse by saying stupid things like “Music sucks now” (“Books suck now”), or “Nobody’s ever going to be better than The Beatles, anyway.” (“Nobody’s ever going to be better than Andy Griffith, anyway.”) Help is available.

That’s why, two years ago this month, two scrappy dreamers from the streets of Wicker Park decided to provide guidance to those who’ve lost their way. However, despite a stream of great music ever since, there are still people who are comfortable being ignorant about music in a way they never would be with, say, movies (unless, of course, they have children, in which case death has pretty much already arrived, and it’s better to just back slowly away).

So, as a public service, here’s a mix of the best songs of the P.C.H.A. Era, in case you want to get your head out of your ass and join society.

A More Perfect Union – Titus Andronicus

Post Break-Up Sex – The Vaccines

Fuck You – Cee Lo Green

Crash Years – The New Pornographers

Haile Salassie – Bright Eyes

Bring It On – The Gaslight Anthem

Love The Way You Lie – Eminem featuring Rhianna

Kiss With A Fist – Florence + The Machines

Dark Trance – Free Energy

Rococo – The Arcade Fire

M83 – Midnight City

Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem

Romance Is Boring – Los Campesinos!

This Is Why We Fight – The Decemberists

The Show Goes On – Lupe Fiasco

Weekend – Smith Westerns

Queen Of Hearts – Fucked Up

Let’s All Go To The Bar – Deer Tick

Bedroom Eyes – Dum Dum Girls

Blame Game – Kanye West

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