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Friday Playlist: Stuck in the Suburbs

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The suburbs, y’all. They seem safe (or Stepford) on the surface, but behind the white picket fences and chemically treated lawns, you’ll find secrets, mysteries, and soooo much angst.

Illustration by Minna

Illustration by Minna

31 Comments

  • ivoire March 15th, 2013 11:18 PM

    This is really cute!

  • allier March 15th, 2013 11:18 PM

    thank you for this. exactly what i was looking for :) x

  • abby111039 March 15th, 2013 11:28 PM

    I just spazzed out because Jesus of Suburbia is on here, which is freaking awesome. :D Oh, and not to mention The Replacements and The Offspring AND the Sex Pistols. This is officially one of my favorite playlists on here. :)

  • stelliform March 16th, 2013 12:04 AM

    I knew “The Suburbs” by Arcade Fire had to be on here, as soon as I saw the title of the playlist.

  • barbroxursox March 16th, 2013 12:11 AM

    Awesome! This is crazy because I had “Little Boxes” in my head AND I was talking about suburbia with my friends. Rookie always knows what’s on my mind! Another good song for this is Rockin’ the Suburbs by Ben Folds.

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  • Yazmine March 16th, 2013 12:15 AM

    Yay Madness are on there! I love the comic strip too, this playlist is so different from the usual

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  • taste test March 16th, 2013 12:22 AM

    THIS PLAYLIST

    EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS PERFECT

    THANK YOU

  • themisfitprincess March 16th, 2013 1:33 AM

    GREEN DAY, THE OFFSPRING AND THE SEX PISTOLS!!! I love you Rookie! Fahnalyyyyy!

  • unicornconnect March 16th, 2013 1:52 AM

    ARCADE FIRE!!!!! and I must say butthole surfers are slightly excellent too:)

  • sophie March 16th, 2013 3:07 AM

    glad you included arcade fire in this! their whole suburbs album fits perfectly with this theme, without a doubt one of my favourite albums

  • Velvetmary March 16th, 2013 5:30 AM

    Yeah, Punk Rock gping on :D
    Extremely cool playlist, you guys.

  • soretudaaa March 16th, 2013 8:28 AM

    No “Rocking the Suburbs”?? Dissapointed :(

  • Moxx March 16th, 2013 9:58 AM

    PET
    SHOP
    BOYS

  • Guinevere March 16th, 2013 10:31 AM

    Pet Shop Boys and the Kinks! Yes!!

  • Grayson March 16th, 2013 12:14 PM

    +248746287 awesome points for Arcade Fire and The Kinks!!! (not that rookie wasn’t already infinitely awesome)

  • oh...hi cindy March 16th, 2013 8:27 PM

    i love this, that whole creepy suburbia blue velvet vibe is one of my favorites <3

  • marineo March 16th, 2013 10:00 PM

    CROSBY STILLS NASH AND YOUNG <3
    i was waiting for them to show up on one of these

  • Narnia March 16th, 2013 10:17 PM

    how do you upload one of these without it just showing as a link?

    • Narnia March 16th, 2013 10:18 PM

      im trying to make one for my school’s paper

    • Anaheed March 16th, 2013 11:13 PM

      Not sure what you’re trying to do — are you trying to make your own 8tracks playlist, or embed this one somewhere else, or…?

  • victoria March 17th, 2013 8:59 AM

    this is awesome and goes very well with the Twin Peaks rewatch that I’m currently embroiled in (appropriate word choice, I promise you)

  • teenidle March 17th, 2013 2:28 PM

    THE REPLACEMENTS. AHHHH THE REPLACEMENTS. <3 A+++

  • cammy-poo March 17th, 2013 5:05 PM

    Excellent! …but you forgot Smashing Pumpkins 1979. :/ That is the *ultimate* Suburbia song.

  • lxmldrt March 17th, 2013 7:03 PM

    omfg screeching weasel loveeeeeeeeee

  • neener March 18th, 2013 6:40 PM

    I love how this starts and ends with “Little Boxes”. Great playlist!!

  • Jayne Lamb March 21st, 2013 3:51 AM

    You forgot ‘A Town Called Malice’ by the Jam!

  • Atalanta March 21st, 2013 12:25 PM

    this is so perfect I can’t stop listening

  • EqualDemise731 March 25th, 2013 9:05 PM

    I would to hear a playlist about being stuck in a small town in the middle of nowhere. . . Amazing playlist, it would be the most perfect theme if I lived somewhere like a suburbian neighboorhood than a small town in the middle of the desert. . .

  • notdarkyet March 28th, 2013 8:59 PM

    My favorite, a love song from a man to his mistress about why he won’t leave his suburban dreamworld: I Won’t Leave My Wooden Wife For You, Sugar
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUCBArbKtMw

  • harriet.the.unicorn April 27th, 2013 3:06 AM

    Rookie, you just made my day;)

    http://www.theres-a-donkey-on-the-roof.blogspot.co.uk

  • Mary the freak April 29th, 2013 11:40 AM

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
    THESE SONGS SAVED MY LIFE!!!

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