Soundtrack for the Quarterlife Crisis

If post-college life were a movie, these would be the accompanying tunes

By Jon Horowitz

With the drama and melodrama that comes along with the quarterlife crisis, it seems that sooner or later there’s bound to be a summer blockbuster by the same name. Sure, many films have addressed the quarterlife crisis phenomenon, but none has gone so far as to put the name to a film. But if it happens, we offer our suggestions for the double-album soundtrack.

Disc 1
1. Good Times, Bad Times Led Zeppelin
2. Learning to Fly Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker
3. Leaves That Are Green Simon & Garfunkel
4. Closer To Fine Indigo Girls
5. Advice To the Graduate The Silver Jews
6. We've Been Had The Walkmen
7. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill
8. What Do You Do With a B.A. in English? from "Avenue Q"
9. Not Ready Yet Eels
10. 20 Something Bollweevils
11. Is This It? The Strokes
12. Where Is My Mind? Pixies
13. Pressure Billy Joel
14. Ain't Wastin' Time No More The Allman Brothers Band
15. Making Time The Creation
16. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want The Smiths
17. You Can Make It If You Try Sly & The Family Stone
18. Career Opportunities The Clash
19. Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta Geto Boys
20. Changes David Bowie
21. Fitter Happier Radiohead
22. Stay Lisa Loeb
23. On My Own from "Les Miserables"

Disc 2
1. Quarter Century Crisis New Recruits
2. It Could've Been a Brilliant Career Belle & Sebastian
3. Why Georgia John Mayer
4. From Safety to Where Joy Division
5. You Can't Always Get What You Want The Rolling Stones
6. Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan
7. Someday Never Comes Creedence Clearwater Revival
8. Old Man Neil Young
9. When You Wake Up Feeling Old Wilco
10. Baker Street Gerry Rafferty
11. Gone For Good The Shins
12. Free Man in Paris Joni Mitchell
13. Can't Find My Way Home Blind Faith
14. Find the River R.E.M.
15. Is That All There Is? Peggy Lee
16. That's Life Frank Sinatra
17. Story of My Life Social Distortion
18. Handle With Care Traveling Wilburys
19. The Boxer Simon & Garfunkel
20. I Wish I Could Go Back to College from "Avenue Q"
21. I Don't Wanna Grow Up Tom Waits

Lori Brennan, T.J. DeGroat, Brian Fischer and Michael J. Katz contributed to this list.


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