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The Verge Playlist: I love hating you

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People tend to think of love and hate as opposites. Truth is, the opposite of love is not hate, but apathy. Caring deeply vs. not caring at all. Love and hate are in fact two sides of the same emotional coin. Positive and negative forces each with the capacity to jolt otherwise rational humans into fits of insanity.

If you've ever truly loved someone then you've probably hated them with proportional vigor. This playlist is for anyone who dared open their heart to the first rays of dawn like a dewy little daffodil, only to have it caulked shut from scorn's fetid excretions. It starts foreboding with a sinewy violence that slowly crumbles beneath the weight of deceit and despair; leaving you coiled upon yourself, exhausted — just like any good relationship.

  1. The Magnetic Fields - How Fucking Romantic
  2. Jack White - Love Interruption
  3. Prince - Darling Nikki
  4. The White Stripes - Fell In Love With a Girl
  5. Nine Inch Nails - We're In This Together
  6. Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring
  7. Sleater-Kinney - Her Again
  8. Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love
  9. Pavement - Summer Babe (Winter Version)
  10. Jay Z - 99 Problems
  11. Lil Wayne, Eminem - Drop the World
  12. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
  13. Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night
  14. The Cure - Prayers for Rain
  15. Blur - No Distance Left to Run
  16. Cat Power - Hate
  17. Damien Rice - 9 Crimes
  18. Son House - Death Letter Blues
  19. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Where the Wild Roses Grow
  20. Eamon - Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)