We've all been there—days when the world is out to get you, negative energy is raining down and you don't have an umbrella, or maybe you decided to read the comments section somewhere on the internet (now why did you go and do that?). The next time the bastards are grinding you down, blare this mix to shake 'em off. From pop stars to riot grrls, '60s folk to freak folk, these songs are an antidote to haterade. Track list after the jump—and leave your suggestions in the comments!
1. Bratmobile - Cool Schmool Riot Grrrl rockers Bratmobile level with what's cool and what's not. 2. Rihanna feat. Jeezy - Hard Especially with the flak Rihanna gets from the media and public, this song is a good reminder that she doesn't give one ounce of a fuck. But you could just check her Twitter feed for that. #neaux1currr 3. Kimya Dawson - Being Cool Freak-folker Kimya Dawson contemplates New York City post-9/11 but also comes clean about some truths—don't hang out with people who are jerks! 4. Kelly Rowland - Start Shakin' Haters Off Kelly Rowland is such a pro at letting haters hate she has incorporated an I-Ain't-Even-Mad policy into her daily routine. 5. Morrissey - We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful Is Morrissey parodying fame fights among friends? Or just saying what we all think? I'd like to say the former but it's probably not. 6. Lily Allen - Fuck You An upbeat song giving a hater a taste of his own medicine. 7. Neko Case - Pretty Girls Here's a cautionary tale for the ladies about how the world is out to get you. You're too good for this! 8. M.I.A. - Haters (I'm a Singer) Yeah…I don't think M.I.A. liked that 2010 New York Times Magazine article about her very much. 9. Malvina Reynolds - I Don't Mind Failing If folk queen Malvina Reynolds doesn't mind wearing ragged britches, neither do I. 10. Alabama Shakes - Hang Loose One of my favorite songs from one of my new favorite bands! At the end of the day, it's about being and believing yourself. Thank you Andy, Sara, Katie!