It’s a reflex that goes back to adolescence or watching HIGH FIDELITY too many times on cable – when life throws us a few lemons, we make a mix tape.
Now that it’s 2008, channeling our pain into music is much less labor intensive, but still a catharsis-inducing mental challenge when done well.
That’s why we’re introducing Flavorwire Playlist, a feature where we take the current event that has us feeling depressed this week, whip up a list of 10 tracks that dull the pain and ask you to best our creative genius in comments below.
After the jump, our debut effort pegged to the news that EXXON just broke their record for profits.
Enjoy and good luck!
1. GOT YOUR MONEY – OL’ DIRTY BASTARD
2. MONEY – FLYING LIZARDS
3. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS – PUFF DADDY
4. BIG TIME – PETER GABRIEL
5. JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH – THE ROLLING STONES
6. EAT THE RICH – MOTORHEAD
7. FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY – THE O’JAYS
8. BEDS ARE BURNING – MIDNIGHT OIL
9. GREED – FUGAZI
10. RICH GIRLS – THE VIRGINS