Music playlists to fit any mood

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The following playlists are based on various themes that are often recurring in my personal musical listening experience.

A big thanks to Audrey Matusz and Liz Mack for assisting me in the compilation of these tracks.

 

Baby I’m Yours-

A playlist dedicated to love: falling into it, celebrating it, and wanting more of it.

http://grooveshark.com/#!/playlist/Baby+I+m+Yours/96064615

Baby I’m Yours- Arctic Monkeys

Bones- The Killers

Heart it Races- Architecture in Helsinki

National Anthem- Lana Del Rey

Josh McBride- The Head and the Heart

Yellow- Coldplay

Arabella- Arctic Monkeys

Polite Dance Song- The Bird and the Bee

Anna Sun- Walk the Moon

Toms Diner- Suzanne Vega

Between the Bars- Elliot Smith

Sweater Weather- The Neighbourhood

Like a Star- Corrine Bailey Rae

Let My Baby Stay- Mac Demarco

Hard to Concentrate- Red Hot Chili Peppers

Lucky Ones- Lana Del Rey

Ocean Repeating- Wild Nothing

San Francisco- The Mowgli’s

Home- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

The Violet Hour- Sea Wolf

Bryn- Vampire Weekend

Impregnable Question- Dirty Projectors

Hoop of Love- Dominant Legs

Foxes Mate For Life- Born Ruffians

Lovesong- The Cure

 

You & I-

This is the quintessential breakup playlist, designed to help mend any broken heart.

http://grooveshark.com/#!/playlist/You+and+I/96060079

You & I- Local Natives

Heart in a Cage- The Strokes

Sway- The Kooks

Video Games- Lana Del Rey

Paint It Black- The Rolling Stones

Crave You- Flight Facilities

Space Dementia- Muse

Last Night I Dreamt That I Was Loved- The Smiths

Don’t Speak- No Doubt

Hang Me Up to Dry- Cold War Kids

LoveHate Thing- Wale

Hex Girlfriend- Neon Indian

High and Dry- Radiohead

Blood on the Leaves- Kanye West

Even You Brutus?- Red Hot Chili Peppers

Do I Wanna Know?- Arctic Monkeys

Hell and Back- The Airborne Toxic Event

Colours- GROUPLOVE

The Scientist- Coldplay

You Know I’m No Good- Amy Winehouse

So Good at Being in Love- Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Plenty of Girls in the Sea- MGMT

Feels Like We Only GO Backwards- Tame Impala

My Mistakes Were Made For You- The Last Shadow Puppets

Don’t Look Back in Anger- Oasis

Otherside- The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Dreams- Fleetwood Mac

Shadow- Wild Nothing

You’re Not Good Enough- Blood Orange

Love Songs Drug Songs- X Ambassadors

Undone – The Sweater Song- Weezer

Miss Misery- Elliot Smith

Needle- Born Ruffians

Somebody Who- Au Revoir Simone

The High Road- Broken Bells

Be Calm- fun.

Float On- Modest Mouse

 

A Beginner’s Introduction to Good Rap-

This is a playlist to gently ease a new listener into the world of rap music which, contrary to popular belief, can indeed be good. Songs from popular artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Eminem are mixed with less hardcore, quasi-rap songs such as the Gorillaz’s “Clint Eastwood” and a Jay-Z/Linkin Park mash-up. These songs pair masterful beats with excellent lyrics that tell actual stories, rather than simply going on and on about drugs and strip clubs, which is essentially what makes them so good.

http://grooveshark.com/#!/playlist/A+Beginner+s+Introduction+To+Good+Rap/96064640

m.A.A.d City- Kendrick Lamar

Encore- Jay-Z and Linkin Park

All the Shine- Childish Gambino

Clint Eastwood- The Gorillaz

Sing About Me- Kendrick Lamar

3005-Childish Gambino

Flower Child- Nitty Scott, MC

Mockingbird- Eminem

Soundtrack 2 My Life- Kid Cudi

Send It Up- Kanye West

Swimming Pools- Kendrick Lamar

Erase Me- Kid Cudi

When I’m Gone- Eminem

C.R.E.A.M- Wu Tang Clan

Do U Wanna Ride- Jay-Z

Oooh- Kool A.D.

My Yout- Joey Bada$$

The Craft- Blackalicious

None Shall Pass- Aesop Rock

Bontia Applebum- A Tribe Called Quest

Kick, Push- Lupe Fiasco

Protect Ya Neck- Wu-Tang Clan

Black Mags- The Cool Kids

The Rain- Missy Elliot

Ambitionz az a Ridah- 2PAc

 

Mellow Out-

This playlist for a rainy day combines the musical stylings of artists like Mac Demarco and Vance Joy to create a vibe perfect for mellowing out.

http://grooveshark.com/#!/playlist/Mellow+Out/96064628

Ode to Viceroy- Mac Demarco

The Way I Am- Ingrid Michaelson

Snow- Red Hot Chili Peppers

Step- Vampire Weekend

Wide Awake- Beach Fossils

Riptide- Vance Joy

Ride- Lana Del Rey

Welcome Home- Radical Face

Cemeteries of London- Coldplay

Pinch Me- Barenaked Ladies

Let Me In- SNOWMINE

Santeria- Sublime

Bear- The Antlers

Sleeping Lessons- The Shins

All Along the Watchtower- Jimi Hendrix

Recent Bedroom- Atlas Sound

Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second- STRFKR

We Come Running- Youngblood Hawke

All Fall Down- OneRepublic

Loud Pipes- Ratatat

Green Aisles- Real Estate

Bite Marks- Beach Fossils

Blessa- toro y moi

Mind, Drips- Neon Indian

My Halo- Atlas Sound

Loro- Pinback

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