I've been listening to the generic flipper album a lot to remain positive.
Supermarket music kills me. When I hear that Whitney Houston song about how she will always love me, it just reminds me of being younger and never imagining that I would be listening to it at twenty-four, unemployed, in a hood c-town, buying cheap groceries. It's a little depressing.
Or going to the deli at four am for a drunk sandwich and hearing that rhianna song about getting set on fire while the deli guy talks about missing his family back in yemen.
Is it too much to ask for music to be perfectly calibrated to each situation?