Ultra Regret’s “I Must Lower My Blood Pressure” Compilation Vol. 1

  1.  T. Rex- Monolith If Marc Bolan’s voice can’t soothe, seek a medical professional. Seriously, don’t get me started on Marc Bolan. This whole playlist could just have been T. Rex but I tried to control myself.
  2. Violent Femmes- Confessions The entire essense of pessimism somehow captured onto a song? Very nice.
  3. Rocket From The Tombs- Ain’t It Fun Bad audio quality? Check. Proto-punk? Check. I don’t know what I’m doing with my life? Checks so hard I rip the paper.
  4. The Dandy Warhols- Godless I like songs where the singer barely sings.
  5. PWR BTTM- West Texas Weird kids making cool music.
  6. Mott The Hoople- All The Young Dudes And anthem. Bonus points for mentioning suicide right at the start of the song.
  7. Belle and Sebastian- Piazza, New York Catcher I’ve watched Juno a couple of times and enjoy its acoustic soundtrack, don’t hate me about that.
  8. The Dresden Dolls- Gravity Angsty lady plays angry piano.
  9. Brentom Wood- Oggum Boogum When you need to smile and gyrate your pelvis AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
  10. Backyard Babies- Love It’s not easy to combine radio friendliness, Swedish sleaze rock (they’re all remarkably good at a music genre that’s practically dead) and cigarette vibes. Cigarette vibes is when you’re sad and looking out of a window, wondering about what went wrong.