the use of such a song is really just manipulative. If you make more videos you might notice that any visuals you throw together, no matter how weird / sad / ugly / uplifting, will be completely usurped by the emotion of the music that is laid on top of it. In this case, a hit song (and yes, a fantastic song) is completely overpowering whatever you might have intended with the visuals. And in fact, it becomes a fan video for "All of my Friends" by LCD Soundsystem more than a documentary of your life.
Try overlaying "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven instead and see what happens.....
Yes, I would have preferred the ambient audio, with maybe a little bit of music on top, but only if it makes sense. Not just because it's a great emotional nostalgic hit song.
Don't take this as a harsh criticism, I like your work, it was clearly a labor of love and it shows. Also, you seem to have a very nice life