A list copied verbatim from my RYM. Because I'm super cool and original like that.
It's in alphabetical order, by the way.
1. Arcade Fire
I still think it's over rated, but not for kissing in the snow it isn't.
2. Asobi Seksu
If Arcade Fire is music for kissing in the snow, this is music for kissing in the high noon sun with clouds drifting by and a breeze washing over you.
3. Be Your Own Pet
- be your own PET
For when biting, punching, scratching, kicking and kissing are all acceptable forms of showing your love.
4. Beach House
For slow, tender kissing (preferably mixed with heroin). Their other album works too.
- Gulag Orkestar
I feel the only way I can boil down my reasoning on this one is by the following formula:
Gulag Orkestar = Amazing
Kissing = Amazing
Gulag Orkestar + Good whiskey = Amazing^2
Kissing + Good Whiskey = Amazing^2
Good Whiskey(Gulag Orkestar + Kissing) = SO AMAZING
6. Andrew Bird
- Armchair Apocrypha
Sensual layer of strings layered upon sensual layer of strings. This is like the music they play in the movies for kissing, except it works for kissing in real life too.
7. Blonde Redhead
- Misery Is a Butterfly
For tear-stained break-up kissing.
8. The Boy Least Likely To
- The Best Party Ever
- Feast of Wire
Brings me back to my years in the Southwest... Like mariachi music of dreams...
- Cansei de Ser Sexy
Brazilian disco rave kissing. And possibly more than that.
- Night Drive
Kissing for martinis and sleeping pills and long nights on the town.
12. Cocteau Twins
- Heaven or Las Vegas
Blissed out dreamy kissing for warm nights.
13. John Coltrane
- A Love Supreme
I feel no comment is necessary.
14. Cut Copy
- In Ghost Colours
Pretty dance party kissing.
15. Miles Davis
- Kind of Blue
Lie beside the fire with a couple glasses of wine and some sleeping pills...
16. The Delgados
Despite the title, this album is really all about love.
- How It Ends
This album will transport you to entirely foreign lands of kissing.
18. El Perro del Mar
- El Perro Del Mar
Tearful moving away forever kissing.
19. Elf Power
- A Dream in Sound
Blissful arse-over-tits in love kissing.
20. The Flaming Lips
- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
I don't know where the sunbeams end and the star lights begin,
It's all a mystery.
And I don't know how a man decides what's right for his own life,
It's all a mystery.
21. Gotan Project
- La Revancha del Tango
I'm pretty sure tango is the quintessential kissing music, and adding chill beats and accordion loops only helps.
22. Grizzly Bear
- Yellow House
Stoned kissing with no one else around for miles and miles.
- Turn On the Bright Lights
Another on the long list of spaced out and beautiful kissing music.
24. The Jesus and Mary Chain
It's dark and rainy out there, but in here we're kissing.
Ecstasy and dancing and kissing.
26. The Ladybug Transistor
- The Abermarle Sound
Running through the streets of Oxford, and the sun is shining.
27. The Magnetic Fields
- 69 Love Songs
Very very long kissing sessions.
28. Aimee Mann
- Bachelor No. 2 (Or, the Last Remains of the Dodo)
Depressing and slow, but oh so pretty. For the confident kisser who knows none of the stuff Aimee is talking about will happen to them.
29. Joni Mitchell
This is really good background music for anything, kissing included.
30. My Bloody Valentine
More blissful spaced out kissing music. Note: Should be turned up as loud as possible to emulate the feeling of bathing in a tub full of fuzz.
31. Neutral Milk Hotel
- In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Intense and cathartic kissing.
32. The New Pornographers
- Mass Romantic
Happy fun kissing!
- Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Cutting school and work to go to a playground and sit on the swings and kiss.
34. Philip Glass
- Music in 12 Parts
For very long, slow, amazing kissing.
35. A Place to Bury Strangers
- A Place to Bury Strangers
Sexy angry kissing.
Noir lounge kissing. But anyway, it's druggy and seductive and generally awesome.
37. The Postal Service
- Give Up
I don't know, but the ladies love it.
38. Primal Scream
Don't know what to say about this except that you will probably get some.
- OK Computer
Radiohead pretty much makes a good soundtrack for whatever.
What can I say, yet MORE spaced out dreamy shoegaze. Spaced out dreamy shoegaze is great for kissing!
41. Sally Shapiro
- Disco Romance
I don't think I know any Scandanavian electropop that would make BAD kissing music, but this is probably the best.
Really slow, really spaced out, and really really pretty.
43. Songs: Ohia
- Magnolia Electric Co.
Farewell Transmission is its own self enclosed kissing epic, but the whole album works quite well too.
44. Sonic Youth
- Daydream Nation
I'm not ashamed to say that it would be pretty amazing to lose my virginity to this album.
While I would never try to say that Tarkio are better than The Decemberists, they are definitely more consistently good for kissing to.
46. Yann Tiersen
- Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
Not much to say on this one except waltzes are amazing.
47. The Twilight Sad
- Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters
Another slow, pretty, spaced out thing, but this one has a guy with a super thick Scottish accent.
48. The Waterboys
- Fisherman's Blues
Badass violins and generally rocking Irish music is good for kissing.
- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
I am trying to break your heart.
50. Yo La Tengo
- And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
The fact that this album ends with Night Falls on Hoboken makes the entire album ridiculously worthy for a list of good albums to kiss to.
Oh yeah, before I forget, I actually ahven't tried any of these, I kinda just went through my albums thinking what would be good. I do plan on trying them ASAP though. :-)
Also note that I was purposely staying away from cliche things, so don't bother telling me I need some Marvin Gaye. I know already, I know.
So yeah, it's really just supposed to be silly list. So don't try o, I don't know, read giant generalizations about me or my taste or whatever into it.
Edit: I got rid of Tap Tap to stick in Ride. Sorry Tap Tap, it wasn't you, it was me.
Edit 2: Changing Slowdive- Pygmalion to Slowdive- Souvlaki because I've just heard it and it's entirely more beautiful and wondrous and good for kissing. Although Pygmalion is still one of the few ambient albums I can actually sit through without passing out. But my comment still stands: "Really slow, really spaced out, and really really pretty."
Edit 3: Got rid of MGMT in favor of Portishead. Because DAMN is Portishead some good kissing music.