A Mixtape for Midterm Misery

Screen shot 2013-02-27 at 11.47.50 AMIt’s about that time right? Midterm time? From the looks of the library from 7pm until Midnight, it definitely seems to be. The only thing I like about midterms is creating a new midterm playlist to listen to while I study, or put off studying.

Crafting the perfect midterm mixtape is a hard thing to do. It has to be mellow but not too mellow. There needs to be a bit of diversity. There need to be a few more upbeat songs to wake you back up when you feel yourself slipping. The songs need to be good, really good but you don’t want them to be too distracting. It can take longer to craft the playlist than it does to do the actual studying. So, being the incredibly generous blogger that I am, I decided to craft the mix for you. All you have to do is listen either on Spotify, or 8Tracks.


Let me know what you think about the mix either in the comments or by tweeting at me here. And if you have any songs you love to study to, send them my way.


  1. My Number Foals
  2. Disco Biscuit Love  The Jezabels
  3. Thorn Castles  Gardens & Villa
  4. All Is Full of Love  Death Cab for Cutie
  5. Sadness Is A Blessing  Lykke Li
  6. No Cars Go Arcade Fire
  7. NYC Interpol
  8. Nowhere Lullaby Built To Spill
  9. You’re The One That I Want Angus & Julia Stone
  10. A La La Jukebox the Ghost
  11. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea Neutral Milk Hotel
  12.  My Mistakes Were Made For You  The Last Shadow Puppets
  13. Girl With One Eye  Florence + The Machine
  14. New Amsterdam Elvis Costello And The Attractions
  15. clark gable  The Postal Service
  16. New Slang The Shins
  17. Buffalo Alt-J
  18. Werewolf Heart  Dead Man’s Bones
  19. All in White The Vaccines
  20. Winter Is All Over You  First Aid Kit
  21. Barely Legal The Strokes
  22. The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future Los Campesinos!
  23. A Girl, A Boy And A Graveyard  Jeremy Messersmith
  24. Radlands  Mystery Jets
  25.  The Ghost In You  The Psychedelic Furs
  26. The Jeweller’s Hands  Arctic Monkeys
  27. Hands Reversed Tokyo Police Club
  28. Fast Car  Tracy Chapman
  29. Techno Fan  The Wombats