Indie Love Songs

In the mood for love, indie kids? Released this week in the UK is It’s A Beautiful Thing: Indie Love Songs, a collection of, yep, Indie Love Songs. (We love explanatory album titles.) Here’s the tracklist:

01. “English Rose” – The Jam
02. “There She Goes” – The La’s
03. “She’s A Star” – James
04. “Chasing Rainbows” – Shed Seven
05. “Do You Remember The First Time” – Pulp
06. “Olympian” – Gene
07. “Caravan Of Love” – Housemartins
08. “Linger” – Cranberries
09. “It’s A Beautiful Thing” – Ocean Colour Scene
10. “Loving You Is Easy” – Charlatans
11. “You Do Something To Me” – Paul Weller
12. “Sleep Alone” – Wonder Stuff
13. “Someday We’ll Know” – New Radicals
14. “O Girlfriend” – Weezer
15. “Secret Smile” – Semisonic
16. “Pictures Of You” – The Cure
17. “Gorecki” – Lamb
18. “Tiny Tears” – Tindersticks
19. “Bonnie And Clyde” – Serge Gainsbourt & Brigette Bardot

Some questionably indie, others questionably “love songs” (we know that Paul Hemmings and John Power of The La’s have conflicting takes on it, but “There She Goes” is totally about heroin). Romantic-hipster curators, let us know what would make your NOW! compilation of all-time indie love songs. (Bonus points if they double as odes to smack.)