Kitchen prep can be drab and monotonous. That’s why the perfect angsty playlist makes cutting three entire bags of onions a little more tolerable. Part punk, part alt-rock, with a pinch of guilty pleasures (think dirty pop music), Mission Chinese’s Danny Bowien rounds up all of his favorite tunes that help pass the time. Listen, reminisce about how high school sucked, jam out, and get your mise-en-place ready before the dinner crowd rolls through.

  1. Eruption – Van Halen
  2. Mother – Danzig
  3. Understanding in a Car Crash – Thursday
  4. A Hole in the World – Thursday
  5. For The Workforce, Drowning – Thursday
  6. Shoulder to the Wheel – Saves The Day
  7. This Is Not An Exit – Saves The Day
  8. All I’m Losing Is Me – Saves The Day
  9. Action & Action – The Get Up Kids
  10. All On Black – Alkaline Trio
  11. Mayonaise – The Smashing Pumpkins
  12. Thirty-Three – The Smashing Pumpkins
  13. Today – The Smashing Pumpkins
  14. Disarm – The Smashing Pumpkins
  15. Stand Inside Your Love – The Smashing Pumpkins
  16. Identikit – Radiohead
  17. Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms
  18. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Marilyn Manson
  19. Far Behind – Candlebox
  20. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love – Van Halen
  21. I Want You Back – Radio Edit – *NSYNC
  22. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
  23. I’m with You – Avril Lavigne
  24. Don’t Speak – No Doubt
  25. Dammit – blink-182
  26. Under The Tide – CHVRCHES
  27. Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  28. Bulls On Parade – Rage Against The Machine

By the way, have you watched our Potluck Music Special? You should.