The soundtrack of our lives? Maybe. This week’s mixtape combines emotions of an entire school year into 20 songs — There is the Welcome Week insanity of “Twist and Shout” to late fall’s cocky and self-assured entry from The Smiths, “This Charming Man.” If you can’t describe sitting for your first blue book exam, ditching someone who was nice to you during the opening weeks of school or that first true moment of collegiate exhilaration … well, make a mixtape that reinvents yourself as much as you did. — Evan McGarvey

Side A

1. I’m So Bored with the U.S.A. — The Clash

2. Little Child Runnin’ Wild — Curtis Mayfield

3. Twist and Shout — The Beatles

4. This Charming Man — The Smiths

5. This Sick Bed of Cuchuliann — The Pogues

6. Let Me Lie to You — The Afghan’s Whigs

7. Your Phone’s Off the Hook, But You’re Not — X

8. Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone — The Walkmen

9. Travelling At The Speed of Thought (Remix) — Ultramagnetic MCs

10. 911 is a Joke — Public Enemy


Side B

1. This Will Be Our Year — The Zombies

2. Guess Who’s Back (Featuring Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel) — Scarface

3. Town With No Cheer — Tom Waits

4. All The Pretty Girls Go to the City — Spoon

5. How High (Remix) — Method Man & Redman

6. Why Are People So Grudgeful? —The Fall

7. I’ve Been Riding with the Ghost — Songs: Ohia

8. Dignified and Old — The Modern Lovers

9. I Will Be There — Van Morrison

10. Academy Fight Song — Mission of Burma Withers

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