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I won't deny it. Things started spiraling rapidly downhill the moment I started compiling mixtapes of my favorite non-hip hop songs released this year. Vampire Weekend? Santogold? Hercules & The Love Affair? I kind of wanted to kick my own ass or at the very least give myself a wedgie. Of course, music is music and it's stupid to let one's natural “hater” inclinations stop them from enjoying something good, regardless of how stupid their haircuts and/or facial hair are (save for arguably Man Man). Still, there's something deeply troubling in my nagging suspicion that these muxtapes were compiled by someone in a Fruity Loops hoodie, a pair of $2 neon green sunglasses and a mustache lustrous enough to be the toast of Echo Park.

So snipe away in the comments section if you will. You can even call me that increasingly meaningless* perjorative, “hipster.” All I can really say in my anti-hipster defense is that I still eat hamburgers at In-N-Out, can dunk a basketball and am hitting .368 with a .680 slugging percentage in my Saturday hardball Baseball league (Go Buzz). Now if you'll excuse me it's time to put on a headband and cut my hair in fashionable yet unflattering manner. Good day.

* The word “hipster,” of course, only being meaningless when used to potentially describe me.

Weiss' Muxtape #5: The Best “Indie” Songs To Get An Asymmetrical Haircut To (Part 1)

Weiss' Muxtape #6: The Best Indie Songs To Get An Asymmetrical To (Part 2)

(Track listing After the Jump)

1. Hot Chip – Hold On

2. The Hold Steady – Sequestered In Memphis

3. Vampire Weekend – I Stand Corrected

4. Fleet Foxes – Mykonos

5. Cloudland Canyon – Krautwerk

6. Hercules and Love Affair – Hercules Theme

7. Times New Viking – Drop-Out

8. Crystal Castles – Crimewave (Crystal Castles VS HEALTH)

9. Lykke Li – I'm Good, I'm Gone

10. Black Mountain – Wucan

11. Santogold – Say Aha

12. The Black Keys – So He Won't Break

Passion of the Weiss Muxtape #6: The Best Indie Songs To Get An Asymmetrical To (Part 2)

1. Erykah Badu – The Healer

2. The Kills – Tape Song

3. Muslims – Extinction

4. Mezzanine Owls-Ghost Ship

5. No Age – Ripped Knees

6. The Raconteurs – Carolina Drama

7. The Mae Shi – Run To Your Grave

8. King Khan & the Shrines – Torture

9. The Raveonettes – Aly, Walk With Me

10. Islands – Creeper

11. Wolf Parade – Fine Young Cannibals

12. My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Part 2