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    Playlist frustrations

    I'm sure this has been done before but I couldn't find any thread about the BPM/meter factor.

    Back when I used to run (many moons ago) I had tons of great music to workout to. Pounding 4/4 beats aren't hard to come by and I had close to 300 songs that I would rotate.

    Fast forward to now and when I workout in my chair all the beats are wrong. They're perfect for running to- but wheeling is in a different time. Less bam-bam-bam and more bam-pause-pause-bam-glide. I'm having a hell of a time finding music to work out to and it's starting to really get me down. I'm a huge music buff and I need the music.

    I don't like angry songs- any genre is fine just not angry songs. I had enough time being angry so I'd like to skip that sort of energy. Here's what I've got so far for my workout playlist and even some of these are too off in the beat for me to really wheel to.

    Murder City Devils- Ready for more
    Pretty Lights- Finally Moving (remix)
    Common- The People
    Jill Scott- Golden
    Spoon- Don't You Evah
    Kirk Franklin- September
    Kim English- Unspeakable Joy
    Deadmau5- Hi Friend
    John Legend- Green Light
    Passion Pit- Little Secret
    MSTRKRFT- Heartbreaker
    Royal Bangs- My Car Is Haunted
    Sleater Kinney- Little Babies
    Justice- DVNO
    Blame- Stay Forever
    Dirty Vegas- Electric Love
    Gogol Bordello- Start Wearing Purple
    Heavens to Betsy- Axemen
    Team Dresch (random selections)
    Talking Heads- (random selections)
    Cassius- Toop Toop

    Any more ideas of songs like this or just something in the same BPM range? I know there's some variance in my list; I suppose it's less about the BPM and more about the meter?

    All I know is that I'm going crazy trying to find workout music that's a bit slower but doesn't make me want to have a glass of iced tea and watch a sunset. Not much middle ground that doesn't involve telling people to get naked and do the horizontal mambo- while not bad it doesn't make me want to wheel for two miles on a Saturday.
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