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Playlist of the Month: December 2020

[insert obligatory “2020 is over, we survived the apocalypse” joke here]

Cologne – Haux on Something to Remember – EP

Angel – H. Kenneth on Angel – Single

Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – The Blaze on Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – Single

Slowly – ODIE on Slowly – Single

How It Was – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP

Call Him – Noah Cunane on Call Him – Single

The Dark – SYML on The Dark – Single

Dionne (feat. Justin Vernon) – The Japanese House on Chewing Cotton Wool – EP

Upside Down – JVKE on Upside Down – Single

Come On – Will Young on Echoes

epiphany – Taylor Swift on folklore (deluxe version)

We’ll Be Alright – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP

Run Run – Haux & Samuraii on Run Run – Single

So Handsome Hello – Woodkid on S16

Sumarið sem aldrei kom – Jónsi on Shiver

Saturn (feat. Tim Fain) – Sleeping At Last on Saturn – Single (feat. Tim Fain) – Single

DON’T TELL THE BOYS – Petey on Checkin’ Up on Buds – EP

Fever in the Night – Haux & Samuraii on Fever in the Night – Single

Ride wit Me (feat. City Spud) – Nelly on Country Grammar

Spaces – Jaymes Young on Spaces – Single

Microwave Dinner – Petey on Checkin’ Up on Buds – EP

MMXX – IX (feat. Mikky Ekko) – Diplo on MMXX

Remède – Visceral on Remède – Single

Therefore I Am – Billie Eilish on Therefore I Am – Single

FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE – Zack Villere on FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE

Almost Heaven – Isak Danielson on Almost Heaven – Single

18 – Turbo on 18 – Single

Demasiadas Mujeres – C. Tangana on Demasiadas Mujeres – Single

Bien Duro – C. Tangana on Bien Duro – Single

Get My Fix – Adam Oh on Get My Fix – Single

Still for You – Haux & Samuraii on Fever in the Night – EP

Handle – Yoe Mase & Echos on An Unfiltered Stream of Consciousness

Typical – Kidhimself & Canova on Typical – Single

What I Won’t Do – Kilder & Jamal Bucanon on What I Won’t Do – Single

Friends (Under the Influence) – Majik on Paralysed / Friends (Under the Influence) – Single

The Weekend – Armen Paul & TYLERxCORDY on The Weekend – Single

Apple Juice – Dan D’Lion & Feder on Apple Juice – Single

I’m Sorry – Mokita & Stand Atlantic on I’m Sorry – Single

O Holy Night (Live) – Tracy Chapman on A Very Special Christmas Live From Washington D.C.

Missing the Mark – Aquilo on Missing the Mark – Single

Dakiti – Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez on Dakiti – Single

Viva La Primadonna [Marina and the Diamonds vs. Coldplay] – phenste on Viva La Primadonna1

Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry on Desireless

Off to the Races – Lana Del Rey on Born to Die

Red Carpet – Jon Bryant on Red Carpet – Single

Where the Poison Is – FINNEAS on Where the Poison Is – Single

High School Reunion, Prom (feat. Lil Uzi Vert) – SAINt JHN on While The World Was Burning

Another Year – FINNEAS on Another Year – Single

You Might Need Somebody – Dan D’Lion on You Might Need Somebody – Single

When You Believe – Isak Danielson on When You Believe – Single2

Changing My Ways – Kilder & STELLA on Don’t Hide

Bella Storia – Fedez on Bella Storia – Single

Walked Through Hell – Anson Seabra on Walked Through Hell – Single

Anticipation – Steve Benjamins on Anticipation – Single

New Air – Richard Walters on New Air – Single3

Young & Sad – Tom Boy on Young & Sad – Single

Carol of the Bells – Lindsey Stirling on Warmer in the Winter4

PLUTO (feat. Brendan Pastor) – Adam Oh on PLUTO (feat. Brendan Pastor) – Single

Silent Night – The Lumineers on Silent Night – Single

The Middle of July – Imaginary Future on The Middle of July – Single

Hide – Armen Paul on Hide – Single

Fade into You – Portair on Fade into You – Single

Guillotine – Mansionair & NoMBe on Guillotine – Single

With You – Harrison Storm on Be Slow – EP

Flags – Coldplay on Flags – Single5

evermore (feat. Bon Iver) – Taylor Swift on evermore

Tú Me Dejaste de Querer (feat. Niño de Elche & La Húngara) – C. Tangana on Tú Me Dejaste de Querer (feat. Niño de Elche & La Húngara) – Single

Again – Mako on Fable

Coyote (Midnight Mix) – Mako on Fable

Last Night of an Empire – Imogen Heap on Last Night of an Empire – Single6

Goosebumps (feat. Kenny Beats) – Bastille on Goosebumps – EP

We All Fall In Love Sometimes – Coldplay on Revamp: The Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Cycles – Peter Thomas on Cycles – Single

1+1 2+2 – Teflon Sega on 1+1 2+2 – Single

Oh What a Mess I’m In – Hayden Calnin on Oh What a Mess I’m In – Single

Peregrine – Mako on Fable

The Wagon – Mako on Fable

  1. Having had to go find the link for this, I suppose I could update the artist name to match the one on their YouTube channel, but I kinda like the nostalgia factor of having a dead tumblr username in there.
  2. This might make it in to my Holiday Playlist Rotation, because I’m a little tired of all the Boomer Childhood Music.
  3. I love the chorus here. “Oh hell, you made the right decision.”
  4. I think the first time I actually saw the album art here was just now, putting together this list, and wow is that an outfit.
  5. It’s been a few years since Coldplay released something and I didn’t go “I thought they broke up?” when I saw it.
  6. It’s entirely on-brand for Imogen Heap that my speakers had a fun glitch when I first hit play and kept playing a bit of the song on one side, then a bit of the song on the other side, and it took me a while to realize it was a glitch and not just Imogen Heap.
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Playlist of the Month: November 2020

Now that Big Sur is out and I can do a full-SwiftUI app on macOS, I’m back to being very tempted to make a little utility app to simplify the process of writing up these playlists.

Cologne – Haux on Something to Remember – EP

Angel – H. Kenneth on Angel – Single

Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – The Blaze on Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – Single

Slowly – ODIE on Slowly – Single

How It Was – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP

Call Him – Noah Cunane on Call Him – Single

The Dark – SYML on The Dark – Single

Dionne (feat. Justin Vernon) – The Japanese House on Chewing Cotton Wool – EP

Bo Exotic – Turbo on Bo Exotic – Single

Roses (Imanbek Remix) – SAINt JHN on Roses (Imanbek Remix) – Single

Upside Down – JVKE on Upside Down – Single

STUD – Troye Sivan on In A Dream – EP

Fear of the Water – SYML on Work – EP

Come On – Will Young on Echoes

Hummingbird – Run River North on Hummingbird – Single

Last Train – The Midnight on Monsters

Famous – Octavian, Gunna & SAINt JHN on Famous – Single

MONCLER – Lazza, Pyrex & Guè Pequeno on J

miss america – Isaac Dunbar on miss america – Single

epiphany – Taylor Swift on folklore (deluxe version)

Empty – Yoste on try to be okay – EP

Chihiro – Yoste on try to be okay – EP

Be Kind (Stripped) – Marshmello & Halsey on Be Kind (Stripped) – Single

You Can’t Fix Me – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP

We’ll Be Alright – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP

Run Run – Haux & Samuraii on Run Run – Single

Blue – Yoste on try to be okay – EP

Piano In The Sky – Winona Oak on SHE – EP

Reactor – Woodkid on S16

So Handsome Hello – Woodkid on S16

Sumarið sem aldrei kom – Jónsi on Shiver1

Drawn to You – Woodkid on S16

The Way I Used to Love You – Blue October on This is What I Live For

Cannibal (with Elizabeth Fraser) – Jónsi on Shiver

Hold – Jónsi on Shiver

The Weatherman – Blue October on This is What I Live For

Salt Licorice (with Robyn) – Jónsi on Shiver

Saturn (feat. Tim Fain) – Sleeping At Last on Saturn – Single (feat. Tim Fain) – Single2

Only Lost is Found – Blue October on This is What I Live For

DON’T TELL THE BOYS – Petey on Checkin’ Up on Buds – EP3

Exhale – Jónsi on Shiver

Fever in the Night – Haux & Samuraii on Fever in the Night – Single

Ride wit Me (feat. City Spud) – Nelly on Country Grammar

Moving on (So Long) – Blue October on This is What I Live For

Spaces – Jaymes Young on Spaces – Single

Microwave Dinner – Petey on Checkin’ Up on Buds – EP4

MMXX – IX (feat. Mikky Ekko) – Diplo on MMXX

Your Love (Deja Vu) [Stripped Back] – Glass Animals on Dreamland (+ Bonus Levels)

Shiver – Jónsi on Shiver

Remède – Visceral on Remède – Single5

No One – Peter Thomas & gnash on No One – Single

Brainstorm – Alexander 23 on Brainstorm – Single6

Therefore I Am – Billie Eilish on Therefore I Am – Single

Ocelot – Mako on Ocelot – Single

FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE – Zack Villere on FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE

Almost Heaven – Isak Danielson on Almost Heaven – Single7

18 – Turbo on 18 – Single

No Other Way – SHAED on No Other Way – Single

Demasiadas Mujeres – C. Tangana on Demasiadas Mujeres – Single

Bien Duro – C. Tangana on Bien Duro – Single

Get My Fix – Adam Oh on Get My Fix – Single8

She’s Not You – Addict. & ZC3 on She’s Not You – Single

Still for You – Haux & Samuraii on Fever in the Night – EP9

Handle – Yoe Mase & Echos on An Unfiltered Stream of Consciousness

MoneyOnMyMind – UPSAHL & Absofacto on Young Life Crisis – EP

love, or the lack thereof – Isaac Dunbar on love, or the lack thereof – Single

Typical – Kidhimself & Canova on Typical – Single

What I Won’t Do – Kilder & Jamal Bucanon on What I Won’t Do – Single

Friends (Under the Influence) – Majik on Paralysed / Friends (Under the Influence) – Single

  1. At some point I might have to look up a translation of the lyrics here. I’m a little curious.
  2. May or may not occasionally just crank the volume and sing along to this at the top of my voice.
  3. Far and away my favorite new song this month. I have no idea why, but this one hits me right in the heartstrings.
  4. This whole album has big “closeted in the Midwest” energy. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
  5. Listen, sometimes you just need some rap that you absolutely can’t understand, okay?
  6. Some of the same sounds as “Bury A Friend,” which unfortunately is less effective here, because, y’know, Billie Eilish is already Billie Eilish, and not pioneering this whole new sound this time around.
  7. A lot of “musical theater” vibes to this one – it’s the key changes.
  8. Somehow I stumbled across a Tiktok where Oh teased this song, and I liked it enough from that that I just threw a reminder in Things, “in two weeks remind me to see if this song is out.” It was!
  9. There’s a sound in here, I think somewhere around 1:20, that reminded me so intensely of Majik that I wound up adding Friends to the list. Man, I miss Majik.
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Playlist of the Month: October 2020

As an unintentional callback to the note on my previous playlist, I’m drinking hot apple cider as I write this. On-brand!

Cologne – Haux on Something to Remember – EP

Angel – H. Kenneth on Angel – Single

Don’t Take the Money – Harry Strange on Don’t Take the Money – Single

Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – The Blaze on Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – Single

Slowly – ODIE on Slowly – Single

Unfortunate Love (feat. Harrison Storm) – Hayden Calnin on Unfortunate Love (feat. Harrison Storm) – Single

Good Together – Shallou & Ashe on Magical Thinking

How It Was – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP

We Can Take Our Time – Hayden Calnin on We Can Take Our Time – Single

American Boy (feat. Kanye West) [Lost Frequencies Remix] – Estelle on American Boy (feat. Kanye West) [Lost Frequencies Remix] – Single

Something to Hold on to – Harry Strange on Something, Hold On – EP

Call Him – Noah Cunane on Call Him – Single

Every Colour – Luca Fogale on Every Colour – Single

The Dark – SYML on The Dark – Single

Dionne (feat. Justin Vernon) – The Japanese House on Chewing Cotton Wool – EP

Bo Exotic – Turbo on Bo Exotic – Single

Roses (Imanbek Remix) – SAINt JHN on Roses (Imanbek Remix) – Single

Hold Me Closer (feat. yaeow) – Addict. on Hold Me Closer (feat. yaeow) – Single

Upside Down – JVKE on Upside Down – Single

Feel It – Luca Fogale on Feel It – Single

Why Do We Shake in the Cold? (Edit) – Elderbrook on Why Do We Shake In The Cold? – Single

STUD – Troye Sivan on In A Dream – EP

Barking – Ramz on Barking – Single

Fear of the Water – SYML on Work – EP

Come On – Will Young on Echoes

Bottom of a Heartbreak – NEEDTOBREATHE on Out of Body

Numb – Elderbrook on Why Do We Shake in the Cold? (Deluxe Album)

Wait To Wake Me Up – Lepani on In The Moment – EP

Perfectly Imperfect – Declan J Donovan on Perfectly Imperfect – Single

Love to Come Home (feat. madugo) – Blewbird on Love to Come Home (feat. madugo) – Single

Falling – Phil Good on Falling – Single

Hummingbird – Run River North on Hummingbird – Single

No Se Da Cuenta – Ozuna & Daddy Yankee on ENOC

Lie – Sasha Sloan on Only Child

Last Train – The Midnight on Monsters

Run Away – Tycho & rum.gold on Run Away – Single

Famous – Octavian, Gunna & SAINt JHN on Famous – Single

MONCLER – Lazza, Pyrex & Guè Pequeno on J

Lifetime – Romy on Lifetime – Single

Run Away (Acoustic) – Tycho & rum.gold on Run Away – Single

Deja Vu – Betcha on Feels Like We’ve Been Here Before

Don’t Turn Off the Lights – Enrique Iglesias on Escape1

Tal para cual – D3llano & $amurai on Tal para cual – Single

miss america – Isaac Dunbar on miss america – Single

Keep in Touch – Jake Scott on Keep in Touch

epiphany – Taylor Swift on folklore (deluxe version)2

All My Love – Elderbrook on Why Do We Shake in the Cold? (Deluxe Album)

BACK FOR ME – Reece on BACK FOR ME – EP

Empty – Yoste on try to be okay – EP

Fire – Elderbrook & Ytram on Why Do We Shake in the Cold? (Deluxe Album)

Chihiro – Yoste on try to be okay – EP

Be Kind (Stripped) – Marshmello & Halsey on Be Kind (Stripped) – Single

You Can’t Fix Me – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP

Fade – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP3

Stay – Cheat Codes & Bryce Vine on Stay – Single

Howl – Yoste on try to be okay – EP

We’ll Be Alright – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP

Boredom – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP

Run Run – Haux & Samuraii on Run Run – Single

Blue – Yoste on try to be okay – EP

Slow Motion – Charlotte Lawrence on Slow Motion – Single

Piano In The Sky – Winona Oak on SHE – EP

Everyone Changes (feat. Gabrielle Aplin) – Kodaline on One Day at a Time (Deluxe)

Reactor – Woodkid on S16

So Handsome Hello – Woodkid on S164

Sumarið sem aldrei kom – Jónsi on Shiver5

Moon – Yoste on try to be okay – EP

Highway 27 – Woodkid on S16

Ghost – LANKS & Sam Phay on SPIRITS PT.1

Everybody But Me – Nick Wilson on Love and Heartache – EP

Minus Sixty One – Woodkid on S16

Drawn to You – Woodkid on S16

How to Save a Life – The Fray on How to Save a Life6

The Way I Used to Love You – Blue October on This is What I Live For7

Flaws – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP

Cannibal (with Elizabeth Fraser) – Jónsi on Shiver8

Hold – Jónsi on Shiver

The Weatherman – Blue October on This is What I Live For

Salt Licorice (with Robyn) – Jónsi on Shiver

Saturn (feat. Tim Fain) – Sleeping At Last on Saturn – Single (feat. Tim Fain) – Single

Only Lost is Found – Blue October on This is What I Live For

  1. I like this song because it’s kinda about the importance of communication in relationships! Positive influence!
    Of course, Escape is also on this album, and that’s a song about a woman who needs to get a restraining order and a gun, so…
  2. Now that the Bon Iver song off this album is thoroughly overplayed in my head, I’m listening to other parts of it.
  3. Can you tell that I’ve become a big fan of Yoste?
  4. I sent this song to a friend with this note: “and I love Woodkid because that isn’t even his horniest song, but Woodkid Horny Music is EXTREMELY different from regular horny music”
  5. This song had no right to hit as hard as it did, I, as a former Choir Kid, feel called out.
    As a side note, this was real fun to search for in Apple’s link building tool, which intermittently doesn’t know about unicode.
  6. One day I’m gonna have a sufficient dataset, thanks to all these playlists, that I can do some fun analysis. I’m betting The Fray is gonna be on an annual cycle.
  7. So far, my favorite off the new album, but I’ve also only listened to about half of the album so far.
  8. This album is kinda all over the place, but I love it
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Playlist of the Month: September 2020

It’s fall! The obligatory joke would be something about pumpkin spice, but actually I’m just planning to explode into a cloud of apple cider flavored things.

Cologne – Haux on Something to Remember – EP

Falling Down – Harrison Storm on Falling Down – Single

Angel – H. Kenneth on Angel – Single

F**k Collingwood – Hayden Calnin on F**k Collingwood – Single

Don’t Take the Money – Harry Strange on Don’t Take the Money – Single

Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – The Blaze on Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – Single

Slowly – ODIE on Slowly – Single

scorton’s creek – Isaac Dunbar on scorton’s creek – Single

I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis on Now In a Minute

Unfortunate Love (feat. Harrison Storm) – Hayden Calnin on Unfortunate Love (feat. Harrison Storm) – Single

Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) – The Weeknd on Starboy

Good Together – Shallou & Ashe on Magical Thinking

Lost My Mind – FINNEAS on Blood Harmony

No Love – Noak Hellsing on No Love – Single

Don’t Look Back (feat. Kotomi & Ryan Elder) [From Rick and Morty: Season 4] – Rick and Morty on Don’t Look Back (feat. Kotomi & Ryan Elder) [From Rick and Morty: Season 4] – Single

I Lost a Friend – FINNEAS on Blood Harmony

Cold Feet – Ryan Hemsworth & EDEN on Cold Feet – Single

How It Was – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP

Giants – Dermot Kennedy on Giants – Single

We Can Take Our Time – Hayden Calnin on We Can Take Our Time – Single

SPACCATO – Don Joe, Madame & Dani Faiv on SPACCATO – Single

start//end – EDEN on vertigo

Passports – Kiran Kai on XYZ – EP

Burn the Witch – Shawn James on Burn the Witch – Single

Stingray – Kai Whiston & EDEN on Stingray – Single

Bitter – Yoe Mase & sad alex on Bitter – Single

Dorado – Mahmood, Sfera Ebbasta & Feid on Dorado – Single

American Boy (feat. Kanye West) [Lost Frequencies Remix] – Estelle on American Boy (feat. Kanye West) [Lost Frequencies Remix] – Single

exile (feat. Bon Iver) – Taylor Swift on folklore

Something to Hold on to – Harry Strange on Something, Hold On – EP

Mountain Steeps – Hayden Calnin on Mountain Steeps – Single

Swill – Jónsi on Shiver

Hurricane – Anson Seabra on Hurricane – Single

Call Him – Noah Cunane on Call Him – Single1

Tokyo Drifting – Glass Animals & Denzel Curry on Dreamland

It’s All So Incredibly Loud – Glass Animals on Dreamland

Aristocrats – Raleigh Ritchie on Andy

I Want You Close – By The Coast on I Want You Close – Single

Siren Song – MARUV on Siren Song – Single

I Still Love You – NIGHT TRAVELER on I Still Love You – Single

Every Colour – Luca Fogale on Every Colour – Single

Fall – Lepani on In The Moment – EP

Blood On the Leaves – Kanye West on Yeezus

Down from Here – Sloane on Down from Here – Single

Find Yourself – Thunder Jackson on Thunder Jackson

The Dark – SYML on The Dark – Single

Are You Happy? – SHY Martin on Sad Songs – EP

Sirens – LANKS & Fossa Beats on Sirens – Single

How Would I Know – Kygo & Oh Wonder on Golden Hour

Dionne (feat. Justin Vernon) – The Japanese House on Chewing Cotton Wool – EP

Killer – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind

Crawl – Blakey on Crawl (Acoustic) – Single

Bo Exotic – Turbo on Bo Exotic – Single2

Why Do You Lie to Me (feat. Lil Baby) – Topic & A7S on Why Do You Lie to Me (feat. Lil Baby) – Single

Roses (Imanbek Remix) – SAINt JHN on Roses (Imanbek Remix) – Single3

Hold Me Closer (feat. yaeow) – Addict. on Hold Me Closer (feat. yaeow) – Single

Heat Waves – Glass Animals on Dreamland

Upside Down – JVKE on Upside Down – Single

Feel It – Luca Fogale on Feel It – Single

Why Do We Shake in the Cold? (Edit) – Elderbrook on Why Do We Shake In The Cold? – Single

And It Breaks My Heart – LÉON on Apart

If We’re Being Honest – Novo Amor on Cannot Be, Whatsoever

STUD – Troye Sivan on In A Dream – EP4

Rising – Duskus on Rising – EP

Sea and Fire – Harrison Storm on Sea and Fire – Single

God I Hope This Year Is Better Than The Last – SYML on Lost – EP

Next To Me – Lepani on In The Moment – EP

Barking – Ramz on Barking – Single5

Fear of the Water – SYML on Work – EP

WDWGILY – SYML on Chill – EP

Get Numb – Council on Haunts Me – EP

Doin’ It Right (feat. Panda Bear) – Daft Punk on Random Access Memories

Vampire – Noah Cunane on Vampire – Single

Instant Crush (feat. Julian Casablancas) – Daft Punk on Random Access Memories

No Perfect Love – Lucy Daydream on No Perfect Love – Single

Come On – Will Young on Echoes6

Let’s Fall in Love for the Night (1964) – FINNEAS on Blood Harmony (Deluxe)

Beyond – Daft Punk on Random Access Memories

Wildfire – SYML on Work – EP7

Frequency – Chance Peña on The Inevitable – EP

Still Here – Thorin Loeks on In This Place

Falling – DANIEL SAINT BLACK on Falling – Single

slow summer – Zachary Knowles on slow summer – Single

Bottom of a Heartbreak – NEEDTOBREATHE on Out of Body

All These Dreams – Ryan Hemsworth on Pout – EP

Hot Stuff – Kygo & Donna Summer on Hot Stuff – Single8

Buried Alive – Rory Webley on Are You Scared Yet? – EP

Hey Stupid, I Love You (Spanglish Version) – JP Saxe & Mau y Ricky on Hey Stupid, I Love You (Spanglish Version) – Single

Numb – Elderbrook on Why Do We Shake in the Cold? (Deluxe Album)

Domestic Bliss – Glass Animals on Dreamland

Wait To Wake Me Up – Lepani on In The Moment – EP

Perfectly Imperfect – Declan J Donovan on Perfectly Imperfect – Single

Love to Come Home (feat. madugo) – Blewbird on Love to Come Home (feat. madugo) – Single

Falling – Phil Good on Falling – Single

Stronger – Kanye West on Graduation

Mad World – Pentatonix on Mad World – Single9

Hummingbird – Run River North on Hummingbird – Single

No Se Da Cuenta – Ozuna & Daddy Yankee on ENOC

Lie – Sasha Sloan on Only Child

  1. This one is fun – it’s that “male pop singer” trope of “I’m gonna make you cheat on your boyfriend,” but turned on its head.
  2. This is delightfully catchy.
  3. Eventually I’m just gonna make a whole “Tiktok” playlist.
  4. Remember Troye Sivan?
  5. This feels like one of those songs where my mom will ask me what the lyrics mean and I’ll just shrug.
  6. This was one of those “I haven’t listened to this song in ages!” additions. Which I then swapped out immediately, because when I added it to the playlist, I added the version that was already in my library – which turned out to be an iTunes Match track, of a 48k YouTube rip from years and years ago. Whoops!
  7. SYML recently released what are, essentially, mixtapes of his work. Not sure what that was about, but it did lead me to discover a couple tracks I hadn’t heard before, so… I guess it worked?
  8. Is the resurgence of roughly ‘80s sounds in music a general trend, or is it just what I’m interested in right now? (I’m going to cite the new Wonder Woman as evidence for ‘general trend.’)
  9. I love this song, and also firmly associate it with the trailer for Gears of War.
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Playlist of the Month: August 2020

Hey, I’m almost done with school! Wild.

Cologne – Haux on Something to Remember – EP

Falling Down – Harrison Storm on Falling Down – Single

Angel – H. Kenneth on Angel – Single

F**k Collingwood – Hayden Calnin on F**k Collingwood – Single

Don’t Take the Money – Harry Strange on Don’t Take the Money – Single

Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – The Blaze on Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – Single

Slowly – ODIE on Slowly – Single

New Shapes (feat. Octavian) – Diplo on Europa – EP

scorton’s creek – Isaac Dunbar on scorton’s creek – Single

I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis on Now In a Minute

Heavy – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind

Poison (feat. Take A Daytrip, Obongjayar & Santi) – Octavian on Poison (feat. Take A Daytrip, Obongjayar & Santi) – Single

Wait to Come Over – Charles Fauna on Eulogy – EP

Unfortunate Love (feat. Harrison Storm) – Hayden Calnin on Unfortunate Love (feat. Harrison Storm) – Single

Peaked – EDEN on Peaked – Single

Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) – The Weeknd on Starboy1

Good Together – Shallou & Ashe on Magical Thinking

Lost My Mind – FINNEAS on Blood Harmony

No Love – Noak Hellsing on No Love – Single

Don’t Look Back (feat. Kotomi & Ryan Elder) [From Rick and Morty: Season 4] – Rick and Morty on Don’t Look Back (feat. Kotomi & Ryan Elder) [From Rick and Morty: Season 4] – Single

Dreamland – Glass Animals on Dreamland

I Lost a Friend – FINNEAS on Blood Harmony

Cold Feet – Ryan Hemsworth & EDEN on Cold Feet – Single

Golden Hour – Orion Sun on Hold Space For Me

Lying to Myself – Portair on Lying to Myself – Single

How It Was – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP

TesTa TrA Le NuVoLE, pT. 2 – Alfa & YANOMI on TesTa TrA Le NuVoLE, pT. 2 – Single

Giants – Dermot Kennedy on Giants – Single

Accidents – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind

We Can Take Our Time – Hayden Calnin on We Can Take Our Time – Single

SPACCATO – Don Joe, Madame & Dani Faiv on SPACCATO – Single

Heart-Shaped Box – Glass Animals on Heart-Shaped Box (Quarantine Covers Ep. 1)

Vivo – Ernia on Gemelli

start//end – EDEN on vertigo

Lo sai – Tedua & Sick Luke on Vita vera mixtape: Aspettando la Divina Commedia

Passports – Kiran Kai on XYZ – EP

Burn the Witch – Shawn James on Burn the Witch – Single2

Stingray – Kai Whiston & EDEN on Stingray – Single

Bitter – Yoe Mase & sad alex on Bitter – Single

America – Sufjan Stevens on The Ascension

With You – Thorin Loeks on With You – Single

Dorado – Mahmood, Sfera Ebbasta & Feid on Dorado – Single

American Boy (feat. Kanye West) [Lost Frequencies Remix] – Estelle on American Boy (feat. Kanye West) [Lost Frequencies Remix] – Single

Bimbi per strada (Children) – Fedez & Robert Miles on Bimbi per strada (Children) – Single

Craving – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind

Salt – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind

Lentamente – Cara on Lentamente – Single

I Heard – Elliot Moss on I Heard – Single

Tonight – Thorin Loeks on Tonight – Single

All Your Love – Sir Sly on All Your Love – Single

Heads And Tails – BANNERS on Where The Shadow Ends

exile (feat. Bon Iver) – Taylor Swift on folklore3

Something to Hold on to – Harry Strange on Something, Hold On – EP

Unknown but Somehow You’ll Find Your Own Space – Harry Strange on Something, Hold On – EP

Mountain Steeps – Hayden Calnin on Mountain Steeps – Single

Swill – Jónsi on Shiver

Chapter 1 – Octavian on Rari (Chapter 1) – Single

Rari (feat. Future) – Octavian on Rari (Chapter 1) – Single

Tardissimo – Guè Pequeno, Mahmood & Marracash on Mr. Fini

Touch – Sleeping At Last on Atlas: Senses

Touch – Haux on NOON // 239

Hurricane – Anson Seabra on Hurricane – Single4

Caramelo – Ozuna on Caramelo – Single

Call Him – Noah Cunane on Call Him – Single

Gistro Amarillo – Ozuna & Wisin on Gistro Amarillo – Single

Tokyo Drifting – Glass Animals & Denzel Curry on Dreamland

12 Steps – CXLOE on 12 Steps – Single

Genie in a Bottle – Rory Webley on Are You Scared Yet? – EP

AUATC – Bon Iver on AUATC – Single

It’s All So Incredibly Loud – Glass Animals on Dreamland

Pick Up Where We Left Off – Kayden on Pick Up Where We Left Off – Single

Aristocrats – Raleigh Ritchie on Andy

I Want You Close – By The Coast on I Want You Close – Single

Siren Song – MARUV on Siren Song – Single5

I Still Love You – NIGHT TRAVELER on I Still Love You – Single

Every Colour – Luca Fogale on Every Colour – Single

Boys Don’t Cry – Dillistone & ferdinant. on Boys Don’t Cry – Single

My Rajneesh – Sufjan Stevens on America – EP6

Only Us – Kygo & Haux on Golden Hour

Call Me – Lo-Rem on Please, No More Gaslighting

Fall – Lepani on In The Moment – EP

Blood On the Leaves – Kanye West on Yeezus

Lost In the World (feat. Bon Iver) – Kanye West on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Down from Here – Sloane on Down from Here – Single

Find Yourself – Thunder Jackson on Thunder Jackson

The Dark – SYML on The Dark – Single7

All That Matters – Blanco White on On the Other Side

Are You Happy? – SHY Martin on Sad Songs – EP

Sirens – LANKS & Fossa Beats on Sirens – Single

Easy – Troye Sivan on In A Dream – EP

How Would I Know – Kygo & Oh Wonder on Golden Hour

Dionne (feat. Justin Vernon) – The Japanese House on Chewing Cotton Wool – EP8

Here Comes the Night – djSnake & Mr Hudson on Here Comes the Night – Single

Killer – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind

Crawl – Blakey on Crawl (Acoustic) – Single

  1. Every once in a while I think about the story of how this collaboration happened, and I consistently have the mental image that Daft Punk didn’t want to collaborate with The Weeknd, they were just too overwhelmed by him suddenly bursting in to argue. Almost certainly not what happened, but a fun image nonetheless. ↩︎
  2. I can’t listen to this without picturing the scene from The Old Guard. ↩︎
  3. Somehow I still think of Bon Iver as being a little-known indie artist, despite the fact that he’s on this playlist in collaborations with Taylor Swift and Kanye West. ↩︎
  4. A nice song to sing along to, though I can’t read the title without getting the Thirty Seconds to Mars song stuck in my head instead. ↩︎
  5. I wonder if Tiktok pays royalties on the songs that go viral on Tiktok? ↩︎
  6. This song feels like an entire album all in one, it’s wild. ↩︎
  7. While trying to play this the other day, I determined that the search engine in the iOS Music app is still hot garbage, because searching for “dark syml” found exactly zero results. ↩︎
  8. My friend Soph sent this to me, like… a month ago, and I finally listened to it and immediately texted her back like “that song is amazing thank you!!!” ↩︎
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Playlist of the Month: July 2020

It has been a busy month, and August doesn’t look like it’s going to be any better. But hey, while I have your attention: register to vote!
Cologne – Haux on Something to Remember – EP
Falling Down – Harrison Storm on Falling Down – Single
Angel – H. Kenneth on Angel – Single
F**k Collingwood – Hayden Calnin on F**k Collingwood – Single
Don’t Take the Money – Harry Strange on Don’t Take the Money – Single
This is Where it Ends – Richard Walters on This is Where it Ends – Single
Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – The Blaze on Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – Single
Slowly – ODIE on Slowly – Single
New Shapes (feat. Octavian) – Diplo on Europa – EP
Morning Prayers – Steve Benjamins on Morning Prayers – Single
scorton’s creek – Isaac Dunbar on scorton’s creek – Single
Church – Charles Fauna on Yonder
I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis on Now In a Minute
Heavy – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind
Poison (feat. Take A Daytrip, Obongjayar & Santi) – Octavian on Poison (feat. Take A Daytrip, Obongjayar & Santi) – Single
Wait to Come Over – Charles Fauna on Eulogy – EP
Unfortunate Love (feat. Harrison Storm) – Hayden Calnin on Unfortunate Love (feat. Harrison Storm) – Single
Peaked – EDEN on Peaked – Single
Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) – The Weeknd on Starboy
I Love You’s – Hailee Steinfeld on I Love You’s – Single
Bonkers – Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden on Tongue N’ Cheek (Dirtee Deluxe Edition)
Moonlight popolare – Mahmood & Massimo Pericolo on Moonlight popolare – Single
Good Together – Shallou & Ashe on Magical Thinking
2FU – Gavin Haley on 2FU – Single
Lost My Mind – FINNEAS on Blood Harmony
No Love – Noak Hellsing on No Love – Single
Breaking Me – Topic & A7S on Breaking Me – Single
Don’t Look Back (feat. Kotomi & Ryan Elder) [From Rick and Morty: Season 4] – Rick and Morty on Don’t Look Back (feat. Kotomi & Ryan Elder) [From Rick and Morty: Season 4] – Single
Dreamland – Glass Animals on Dreamland
I Lost a Friend – FINNEAS on Blood Harmony
On My Life – Cheat Codes on On My Life – Single
All Your Love – Sir Sly on All Your Love – Single
Long Way Home – Tom Boy on Long Way Home – Single
Cold Feet – Ryan Hemsworth & EDEN on Cold Feet – Single
Golden Hour – Orion Sun on Hold Space For Me
Daydreamer – AURORA on A Different Kind of Human (Step II)1
ELEGANTE – DrefGold & Sfera Ebbasta on ELO
Lying to Myself – Portair on Lying to Myself – Single
How It Was – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP
TesTa TrA Le NuVoLE, pT. 2 – Alfa & YANOMI on TesTa TrA Le NuVoLE, pT. 2 – Single
Giants – Dermot Kennedy on Giants – Single
Accidents – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind
Crimewave – Crystal Castles on Grey’s Intro to Music Mixtape (Made With Love) [Vol.1]2
For You – Drop – G & Ted-D on For You – Single
We Can Take Our Time – Hayden Calnin on We Can Take Our Time – Single
Dark Maze – IBE on Dark Maze – Single
Tourner dans le vide (Slowed) – Unge Moped & Tuber on Tourner dans le vide : Man slowed down – Single3
Ride It – Regard on Ride It – Single
Chanel – Frank Ocean on Chanel – Single
Die Trying – Michl on Die Trying – Single
The Box – Roddy Ricch on Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
SPACCATO – Don Joe, Madame & Dani Faiv on SPACCATO – Single4
Heart-Shaped Box – Glass Animals on Heart-Shaped Box (Quarantine Covers Ep. 1)
Te lo prometto – Il Tre on Te lo prometto – Single
Vivo – Ernia on Gemelli
when the party’s over – Pentatonix on At Home – EP
So Close to Magic – Aquilo on So Close to Magic – Single
Ibiza (feat. Romeo Santos) – Ozuna on Aura
start//end – EDEN on vertigo5
Dead and Gone – Lani Rose on Dead and Gone – Single
Real Life Stuff (feat. Julia Michaels & Clever) – Diplo on Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil
Circles – Of Monsters and Men on Circles – Single
Lo sai – Tedua & Sick Luke on Vita vera mixtape: Aspettando la Divina Commedia
Passports – Kiran Kai on XYZ – EP
Burn the Witch – Shawn James on Burn the Witch – Single6
Counting Hours – MAY BBY & Chris Hue on Counting Hours – EP
Stingray – Kai Whiston & EDEN on Stingray – Single
Bitter – Yoe Mase & sad alex on Bitter – Single
America – Sufjan Stevens on The Ascension7
With You – Thorin Loeks on With You – Single
Dorado – Mahmood, Sfera Ebbasta & Feid on Dorado – Single
Wings – Lisa Heller on Wings – Single
American Boy (feat. Kanye West) [Lost Frequencies Remix] – Estelle on American Boy (feat. Kanye West) [Lost Frequencies Remix] – Single8
Bimbi per strada (Children) – Fedez & Robert Miles on Bimbi per strada (Children) – Single
Craving – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind
Salt – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind
Dishes – Lauv on Without You – EP
Lentamente – Cara on Lentamente – Single
I Heard – Elliot Moss on I Heard – Single
Tonight – Thorin Loeks on Tonight – Single


  1. Hey, remember WWDC? That was fun. 
  2. That’s not the actual album title – years ago, a friend made me a mixtape CD, titled it that, and I set that as the album title when I ripped the whole thing into iTunes. 
  3. Years from now, I’ll be able to find out when I went on a Tiktok-watching binge by looking at my playlist history and seeing when this track pops up again. 
  4. I don’t know enough Italian(?) to actually follow this at all, but it’s fun hearing the occasional word that I recognize surface. 
  5. This, along with Haux, has Big 2016 Energy in my mind. In a good way. 
  6. My sister made me listen to this, and it’s excellent! 
  7. The last minute or so of this feels very Explosions In The Sky. 
  8. I feel like last time I had a Kanye song on this list, I wondered if he’s okay, and I… still wonder if he’s okay. 
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Playlist of the Month: June 2020

Good news, we’re past the halfway line of the year.
Cologne – Haux on Something to Remember – EP
Falling Down – Harrison Storm on Falling Down – Single
Angel – H. Kenneth on Angel – Single
F**k Collingwood – Hayden Calnin on F**k Collingwood – Single
Don’t Take the Money – Harry Strange on Don’t Take the Money – Single
This is Where it Ends – Richard Walters on This is Where it Ends – Single
Blinding Lights – The Weeknd on Blinding Lights – Single
Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – The Blaze on Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – Single
Slowly – ODIE on Slowly – Single
New Shapes (feat. Octavian) – Diplo on Europa – EP
Morning Prayers – Steve Benjamins on Morning Prayers – Single
In Your Eyes – The Weeknd on After Hours (Deluxe)
It’s Getting Worse – Gavin Haley & Mokita on It’s Getting Worse – Single
scorton’s creek – Isaac Dunbar on scorton’s creek – Single
Church – Charles Fauna on Yonder
Been Thru This Before (feat. Giggs, SAINt JHN) – Marshmello, Southside, Giggs & SAINt JHN on Been Thru This Before (feat. Giggs, SAINt JHN) – Single
I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis on Now In a Minute
Heavy – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind
Enough For You – Lani Rose on Enough For You – Single
Nunca Estoy – C. Tangana on Nunca Estoy – Single
Poison (feat. Take A Daytrip, Obongjayar & Santi) – Octavian on Poison (feat. Take A Daytrip, Obongjayar & Santi) – Single
Goliath – Woodkid on Goliath – Single
Stains – Fyfe & Joel Baker on Stains – Single
Wait to Come Over – Charles Fauna on Eulogy – EP
Unfortunate Love (feat. Harrison Storm) – Hayden Calnin on Unfortunate Love (feat. Harrison Storm) – Single
Peaked – EDEN on Peaked – Single
Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) – The Weeknd on Starboy
I Love You’s – Hailee Steinfeld on I Love You’s – Single
Bonkers – Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden on Tongue N’ Cheek (Dirtee Deluxe Edition)1
Moonlight popolare – Mahmood & Massimo Pericolo on Moonlight popolare – Single
On & On – Fyfe & Joel Baker on Prayer Emojis – EP
Good Together – Shallou & Ashe on Magical Thinking
Guille Asesino – C. Tangana on Bien:( – EP
Palm Springs (feat. In.Drip.) – Luna Shadows on Palm Springs (feat. In.Drip.) – Single2
2FU – Gavin Haley on 2FU – Single
Lost My Mind – FINNEAS on Blood Harmony
Sono un bravo ragazzo un po’ fuori di testa – Random on Sono un bravo ragazzo un po’ fuori di testa – Single3
Shelter – FINNEAS on Blood Harmony
Mean It – Piano Version – Wrabel on Piano
Crickets – Chloe Angelides on Crickets – Single
No Love – Noak Hellsing on No Love – Single
Higher – Juke Ross on Higher – Single
Breaking Me – Topic & A7S on Breaking Me – Single
Don’t Look Back (feat. Kotomi & Ryan Elder) [From Rick and Morty: Season 4] – Rick and Morty on Don’t Look Back (feat. Kotomi & Ryan Elder) [From Rick and Morty: Season 4] – Single4
Let Someone Go – Blewbird on Let Someone Go – Single
Dreamland – Glass Animals on Dreamland
I Lost a Friend – FINNEAS on Blood Harmony
Affection (Unplugged) – Amber Run on Affection (Unplugged) – Single
Go Somewhere – APRE on Go Somewhere – EP
On My Life – Cheat Codes on On My Life – Single
All Your Love – Sir Sly on All Your Love – Single
Long Way Home – Tom Boy on Long Way Home – Single5
Always Forever – Aquilo on Always Forever – Single
If I Want To – Goody Grace on If I Want To – Single
Talk – Jon Bryant on Talk – Single
Oxygen – Winona Oak & Robin Schulz on Oxygen – Single6
Long Time (feat. INTRN) – Atlas in Motion on Light Leaks – EP
Cold Feet – Ryan Hemsworth & EDEN on Cold Feet – Single
Golden Hour – Orion Sun on Hold Space For Me
Daydreamer – AURORA on A Different Kind of Human (Step II)
Hide and Seek (feat. JT Roach) [Don Diablo Edit] – Danny Olson on Hide and Seek (feat. JT Roach) [Don Diablo Edit] – Single
ELEGANTE – DrefGold & Sfera Ebbasta on ELO
Higher (feat. Opposite the Other) – Midnight Kids on The Lost Youth
Lying to Myself – Portair on Lying to Myself – Single
How It Was – Yoste on A Few Brief Moments – EP7
Cioilflow (feat. Salmo) – Dani Faiv on Scusate se esistiamo
Brand New (Renewed) – Foreign Fields & SYML on Brand New (Renewed) – Single
TesTa TrA Le NuVoLE, pT. 2 – Alfa & YANOMI on TesTa TrA Le NuVoLE, pT. 2 – Single
Sway – Alt Bloom on Astronaut Complex – EP
Giants – Dermot Kennedy on Giants – Single
Accidents – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind8
KIDS – Alle Farben, VIZE & Graham Candy on KIDS – Single
Lullabies for Little Crimes – Steve Benjamins on Lullabies for Little Crimes – Single
Die Young – Ke$ha on Deconstructed


  1. Kingsman is a good movie. Kinda want to watch it again, now. 
  2. “Mercury’s in retrograde”/“That means nothing to me, babe” is just a great line. 
  3. Somehow I thought Random was Spanish, not Italian? I dunno. 
  4. I have played this, like… an upsetting number of times since the season finale aired. It’s just an excellent piece of music. 
  5. In a very weird way, this song feels kinda like Major Tom
  6. My mom, listening to this: “it sounds like she can’t open her mouth all the way?” 
  7. File under “names that make me think of Majik.” 
  8. A lot of the people I was listening to in 2016-2017 have released new albums recently, and it’s been very interesting listening to them. Because a lot of them, it’s been “yep, this sure is that band” but I’m just not feeling it anymore, which is kinda sad. Haux, though, sounds like Haux… and also slots right into my head, and I love it. This song came out, like, a week ago, and it makes me nostalgic for Vienna. Wild. 
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Playlist of the Month: May 2020

Eventually I’m gonna have time to update my command-line thing to support editing the links database, and not just adding to it. Y’know, sometime in the distance future when I actually have free time.
Cologne – Haux on Something to Remember – EP
Sober – Edwin Raphael on Sober – Single
Falling Down – Harrison Storm on Falling Down – Single
Angel – H. Kenneth on Angel – Single
F**k Collingwood – Hayden Calnin on F**k Collingwood – Single
Don’t Take the Money – Harry Strange on Don’t Take the Money – Single
This is Where it Ends – Richard Walters on This is Where it Ends – Single
Blinding Lights – The Weeknd on Blinding Lights – Single
Let Me Down – Run River North on Monsters Calling Home, Vol. 2 – EP
I Gave It All – Aquilo on Painting Pictures of a War – EP
Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – The Blaze on Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – Single
Slowly – ODIE on Slowly – Single
Lie – Jake Scott on Year of the Sunflower
All My Life – William Wild on Rental House / All My Life – Single
New Shapes (feat. Octavian) – Diplo on Europa – EP
Four in the Morning – Harry Strange on Four in the Morning – Single
Girls – Balcony on Girls – Single
Numb – Elderbrook on Numb – Single
Morning Prayers – Steve Benjamins on Morning Prayers – Single
In Your Eyes – The Weeknd on After Hours (Deluxe)
It’s Getting Worse – Gavin Haley & Mokita on It’s Getting Worse – Single
scorton’s creek – Isaac Dunbar on scorton’s creek – Single
Mean It – Lauv & LANY on ~how i’m feeling~
Just Asking – Aquilo on Just Asking – Single
Can’t Get You out of My Head – Mattis on Can’t Get You out of My Head – Single
Just Say Something – Nathan Ball on Just Say Something – Single
After All – Miles Hardt on After All – Single
Lonely Star – Oh Wonder on Lonely Star – Single
Devil On My Back – ferdinant. on Devil On My Back – Single
Church – Charles Fauna on Yonder
Been Thru This Before (feat. Giggs, SAINt JHN) – Marshmello, Southside, Giggs & SAINt JHN on Been Thru This Before (feat. Giggs, SAINt JHN) – Single
I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis on Now In a Minute1
Heavy – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind
Enough For You – Lani Rose on Enough For You – Single
PDLIF – Bon Iver on PDLIF – Single
Let There Be Light – Alex Sampson on Let There Be Light – Single
Nunca Estoy – C. Tangana on Nunca Estoy – Single
Friday – Charles Fauna on Eulogy – EP
Sunlight – Maty Noyes on Sunlight – Single
No Man’s Land – HAEVN on No Man’s Land – Single
Poison (feat. Take A Daytrip, Obongjayar & Santi) – Octavian on Poison (feat. Take A Daytrip, Obongjayar & Santi) – Single
Goliath – Woodkid on Goliath – Single
Dream Alone – Rydyr on Dream Alone – Single
Stains – Fyfe & Joel Baker on Stains – Single
ghost – Zachary Knowles on magnolia – EP
I Dare You (Unplugged) – Amber Run on I Dare You (Unplugged) – Single
Fun – Terror Jr on Fun – Single
Lovesick – Trevor Daniel on Nicotine
Mars – Charles Fauna on Yonder
Wait to Come Over – Charles Fauna on Eulogy – EP2
Listen (with Ivy Sole) – Charles Fauna & Ivy Sole on Yonder
A Total Dream – Charles Fauna on Yonder
He Don’t Trust Me – Balcony on He Don’t Trust Me – Single
Unfortunate Love (feat. Harrison Storm) – Hayden Calnin on Unfortunate Love (feat. Harrison Storm) – Single3
Get Back – Alt Bloom on Get Back – Single
Savages – Council on Savages – Single
Peaked – EDEN on Peaked – Single4
Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) – The Weeknd on Starboy
Drown – Chance Peña on Drown – Single
I Love You’s – Hailee Steinfeld on I Love You’s – Single5
Parable – Mako on Parable – Single
Shades of Blue – noelle on Shades of Blue – Single
Bonkers – Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden on Tongue N’ Cheek (Dirtee Deluxe Edition)6
Turn Away – Harry Strange on Turn Away – Single
Opps – Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok on Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By7
Moonlight popolare – Mahmood & Massimo Pericolo on Moonlight popolare – Single
On & On – Fyfe & Joel Baker on Prayer Emojis – EP
Losing Myself – Andrey Azizov & LONDIN on Losing Myself – Single
After All – Jackson Penn on After All – Single
Alps – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett on Alps
Good Together – Shallou & Ashe on Magical Thinking
Guille Asesino – C. Tangana on Bien:( – EP
Palm Springs (feat. In.Drip.) – Luna Shadows on Palm Springs (feat. In.Drip.) – Single
2FU – Gavin Haley on 2FU – Single
Lost My Mind – FINNEAS on Blood Harmony
Sono un bravo ragazzo un po’ fuori di testa – Random on Sono un bravo ragazzo un po’ fuori di testa – Single8


  1. I’ve been putting together a playlist, on the side, of songs that remind me of my childhood. This may or may not have been the one that started that project. 
  2. Of all the Charles Fauna on this list, I think this is my favorite. 
  3. I was so excited when I saw this song pop up in New Music Weekly, two of my favorite artists at the moment. 
  4. New EDEN made me wish for new Majik, but Majik… doesn’t exist, I can’t actually find anything about either of the members anywhere online. I hope they’re doing okay. 
  5. In a similar but very different vein as I Love You Always Forever, above. 
  6. Got a couple songs from movie scenes in this playlist, dunno what’s up with that. 
  7. An excellent scene in an excellent movie. 
  8. I wish I’d started listening to modern Italian music back when I was still in undergrad, would’ve been fun to bring that to a class on classical Italian music. 
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Playlist of the Month: April 2020

Remember back when time was a meaningful concept?
Cologne – Haux on Something to Remember – EP
Sober – Edwin Raphael on Sober – Single
Falling Down – Harrison Storm on Falling Down – Single
Angel – H. Kenneth on Angel – Single
F**k Collingwood – Hayden Calnin on F**k Collingwood – Single
Hard Lines, Hard Times – William Wild on Hard Lines, Hard Times – Single
everything i wanted – Billie Eilish on everything i wanted – Single
Don’t Take the Money – Harry Strange on Don’t Take the Money – Single
This is Where it Ends – Richard Walters on This is Where it Ends – Single
Borders – Nathan Ball on Borders – Single
Lies (feat. H. Kenneth) – Syence on Lies (feat. H. Kenneth) – Single
Blinding Lights – The Weeknd on Blinding Lights – Single
Magic in the Hamptons (feat. Lil Yachty) – Social House on Magic in the Hamptons (feat. Lil Yachty) – Single
Let Me Down – Run River North on Monsters Calling Home, Vol. 2 – EP
I Gave It All – Aquilo on Painting Pictures of a War – EP
The Box – Roddy Ricch on Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Falling (blackbear Remix) – Trevor Daniel & blackbear on Falling (blackbear Remix) – Single
Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – The Blaze on Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – Single
Slowly – ODIE on Slowly – Single
Lie – Jake Scott on Year of the Sunflower
ROXANNE – Arizona Zervas on ROXANNE – Single
All My Life – William Wild on Rental House / All My Life – Single
Pines – ferdinant. on Pines – Single
New Shapes (feat. Octavian) – Diplo on Europa – EP
Prayers to the Trap God – Roddy Ricch on Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Four in the Morning – Harry Strange on Four in the Morning – Single
Girls – Balcony on Girls – Single
not ur friend – Jeremy Zucker on not ur friend – Single
Light Again – bobbycrush on Light Again – Single
Baby Girl – Bryce Vine on Baby Girl – Single
Numb – Elderbrook on Numb – Single
Tongue In the Bag – XYLØ on The Ganglands of My Heart – EP
Faith – The Weeknd on After Hours
Hardest To Love – The Weeknd on After Hours
After Hours – The Weeknd on After Hours
Morning Prayers – Steve Benjamins on Morning Prayers – Single
In Your Eyes – The Weeknd on After Hours (Deluxe)
It’s Getting Worse – Gavin Haley & Mokita on It’s Getting Worse – Single1
Stars (feat. PRIDES) – ARCADES on Stars (feat. PRIDES) – Single
Walk Away – Eskei83 & H. Kenneth on Walk Away – Single
Too Late – The Weeknd on After Hours
I Can’t Help (with Sarcastic Sounds) – Shoffy on Flash
Snowchild – The Weeknd on After Hours
Peanut Butter Waffles – Ryan Caraveo on Peanut Butter Waffles – Single
Water Fountain – Alec Benjamin on Narrated for You
Not Like Falling Out of Love – Nick Wilson on Not Like Falling Out of Love – Single
scorton’s creek – Isaac Dunbar on scorton’s creek – Single2
Mean It – Lauv & LANY on ~how i’m feeling~
Redemption Song – Mahmood on Redemption Song – Single
Tati – Gavin Haley & Yung Pinch on Tati – Single
Just Asking – Aquilo on Just Asking – Single
Can’t Get You out of My Head – Mattis on Can’t Get You out of My Head – Single
Just Say Something – Nathan Ball on Just Say Something – Single
Marionette (feat. Carl Brave) – Random on Marionette (feat. Carl Brave) – Single
crowded room – Christian French on crowded room – Single
Missed You (Bonus Track) – The Weeknd on After Hours (Deluxe)
makeup drawer – Isaac Dunbar on Makeup Drawer – Single
K. – Reece on K. – Single3
After All – Miles Hardt on After All – Single
What Could Be as Lonely as Love (Unplugged) – Amber Run on What Could Be as Lonely as Love (Unplugged) – Single
Lonely Star – Oh Wonder on Lonely Star – Single
Devil On My Back – ferdinant. on Devil On My Back – Single
I miss you, I’m sorry – Gracie Abrams on I miss you, I’m sorry – Single
Pages (feat. Rory Hope) – JacobNeverhill on Pages (feat. Rory Hope) – Single
Learning to Live Again – DANIEL SAINT BLACK on Daniel Saint Black – EP
Young And Beautiful – Glass Animals on Young And Beautiful (Quarantine Covers Ep. 2)
Church – Charles Fauna on Yonder4
Been Thru This Before (feat. Giggs, SAINt JHN) – Marshmello, Southside, Giggs & SAINt JHN on Been Thru This Before (feat. Giggs, SAINt JHN) – Single
Bed (Live from Nest Recorders) – SYML on Live from Nest Recorders – Single
I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis on Now In a Minute
Heavy – Haux on Violence in a Quiet Mind5
Enough For You – Lani Rose on Enough For You – Single
PDLIF – Bon Iver on PDLIF – Single
Let There Be Light – Alex Sampson on Let There Be Light – Single
Magic – Coldplay on Ghost Stories
Shadow and a Dancer – The Fray on Helios
Nunca Estoy – C. Tangana on Nunca Estoy – Single
Friday – Charles Fauna on Eulogy – EP
Sunlight – Maty Noyes on Sunlight – Single
No Man’s Land – HAEVN on No Man’s Land – Single
Poison (feat. Take A Daytrip, Obongjayar & Santi) – Octavian on Poison (feat. Take A Daytrip, Obongjayar & Santi) – Single
Goliath – Woodkid on Goliath – Single6


  1. Warning: the chorus is likely to get caught in your head. 
  2. This is a rare one in that it made it onto my monthly playlist and one of my specific-mood playlists at the same time. 
  3. This song was nice and hard to find. The iTunes search algorithm hasn’t improved at all, and also kept crashing when I was trying to look things up. Helpful. 
  4. This is probably my #1 recommendation from this list. Listen to the whole album, actually, it’s quite good. (And the intro song feels intensely like the beginning of a ride at Disneyworld.) 
  5. I am extremely excited for this album. 
  6. New Haux and new Woodkid? It’s a good month for music. 
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A quick post of a class assignment we did a while back – tinkering with data visualization. I went with my travels and my playlists as the data sources.

(Obviously it’s low-resolution data, for the most part, but you try showing more granular data on a map of the world.)
This was compiled through a lot of tinkering in Numbers. I’d try to write a script to do it, but given that I am, presumably, the only person on the planet who could actually make use of it, I’m going to not.
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Playlist of the Month: March 2020

These playlists have been getting longer over time. Eventually I’m going to wind up just posting a list of every song in my library.1
Cologne – Haux on Something to Remember – EP
Sober – Edwin Raphael on Sober – Single
Coincidental – Betcha on Coincidental – Single
Falling Down – Harrison Storm on Falling Down – Single
Angel – H. Kenneth on Angel – Single
F**k Collingwood – Hayden Calnin on F**k Collingwood – Single
Haunted – Saint Claire on Haunted – Single
On Our Last Day – Hayden Calnin on A Life You Would Choose – EP
Hard Lines, Hard Times – William Wild on Hard Lines, Hard Times – Single
Without Fear – Dermot Kennedy on Without Fear
everything i wanted – Billie Eilish on everything i wanted – Single
Dolly Zoom – Elliot Moss on Boomerang
Don’t Take the Money – Harry Strange on Don’t Take the Money – Single
This is Where it Ends – Richard Walters on This is Where it Ends – Single
Borders – Nathan Ball on Borders – Single
Eight – Haux & Rosie Carney on Eight – Single
Chanel – Frank Ocean on Chanel – Single
notice me (feat. BENEE) – ROLE MODEL on oh, how perfect – EP
Take Me Apart – SYML on Take Me Apart – Single
Apollo – Charles Fauna on Yonder
Lies (feat. H. Kenneth) – Syence on Lies (feat. H. Kenneth) – Single
Blinding Lights – The Weeknd on Blinding Lights – Single
Rapide – Mahmood on Rapide – Single
Circles – Post Malone on Hollywood’s Bleeding
Wherever You Are – Kodaline on Wherever You Are – Single
Middle of the Night – Elley Duhé on MIDDLE of the NIGHT – Single
Soil’s Daughter – Aisha Badru on Soil’s Daughter – Single
Higher – Byron Langley on Light On – EP
Magic in the Hamptons (feat. Lil Yachty) – Social House on Magic in the Hamptons (feat. Lil Yachty) – Single
Tremors – SOHN on Tremors
Let Me Down – Run River North on Monsters Calling Home, Vol. 2 – EP
I Gave It All – Aquilo on Painting Pictures of a War – EP
twenty four seven (feat. John McDonald) – Andy H on twenty four seven (feat. John McDonald) – Single
The Box – Roddy Ricch on Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Falling (blackbear Remix) – Trevor Daniel & blackbear on Falling (blackbear Remix) – Single
Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – The Blaze on Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – Single
Slowly – ODIE on Slowly – Single
hertz – EDEN on no future
Lie – Jake Scott on Lie2
Love Me (feat. Haux) – Smeyeul. & Galvanic on Love Me (feat. Haux) – Single
Better Off Without You – Aquilo on Painting Pictures of a War – EP
Where There Is Love, There’s Hope – Aron Wright on Where There Is Love, There’s Hope – Single
The Night We Met – Alle Farben on The Night We Met – Single
ROXANNE – Arizona Zervas on ROXANNE – Single
All My Life – William Wild on Rental House / All My Life – Single
2020 – Great Good Fine Ok on 2020 – Single3
Hurts Like Hell – Wrabel on Hurts Like Hell – Single
Be Slow – Harrison Storm on Be Slow – Single
no one wants to dance anymore (feat. Yung Pinch) – johan lenox on cancel the party
Losing You – Aquilo on Painting Pictures of a War – EP
Sorry – Declan J Donovan on Sorry – Single
Pines – ferdinant. on Pines – Single4
Never Seen You Get So Low – Aquilo on Painting Pictures of a War – EP
New Shapes (feat. Octavian) – Diplo on Europa – EP
White Morning – Seoul on I Become A Shade
Out the Other Side – Future Thieves on Emotional Cost
Roll Dice – Roddy Ricch on Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Hue – SOHN on Hue / Nil – Single
Prayers to the Trap God – Roddy Ricch on Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Waiting – Aquilo on Painting Pictures of a War – EP
Someone to Watch Over Me – Col3trane on Someone to Watch Over Me – Single
Dogcatcher – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet5
Father Daughter Dance – Kesha on High Road
Stubborn – Daniel Allan & Jake Neumar on Stubborn – Single
No Time To Die – Billie Eilish on No Time To Die – Single6
Human – Aquilo on Painting Pictures of a War – EP
Wash Away the Wild – KAWALA on KAWALA – EP
Love Me Wrong – Allie X & Troye Sivan on Cape God
Sober – Aquilo on Sober – Single7
me & ur ghost – blackbear on me & ur ghost – Single
Slow Ride (feat. H. Kenneth) – Nick Martin & H. Kenneth on Slow Ride (feat. H. Kenneth) – Single
Explain You – JP Saxe on Hold It Together – EP
Four in the Morning – Harry Strange on Four in the Morning – Single
Make It Easy on You – Aron Wright on Make It Easy on You – Single
Girls – Balcony on Girls – Single8
not ur friend – Jeremy Zucker on not ur friend – Single9
No Alibi – Benji Lewis on Here, Then and Now – EP
Light Again – bobbycrush on Light Again – Single
Baby Girl – Bryce Vine on Baby Girl – Single
Numb – Elderbrook on Numb – Single
Tongue In the Bag – XYLØ on The Ganglands of My Heart – EP
2020 – EDEN on no future
Faith – The Weeknd on After Hours
Hardest To Love – The Weeknd on After Hours10
Where Do We Go When We Die – Quinn Lewis on Where Do We Go When We Die – Single
After Hours – The Weeknd on After Hours
Morning Prayers – Steve Benjamins on Morning Prayers – Single11
bad guy – Billie Eilish on WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
when the party’s over – Billie Eilish on WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
bury a friend – Billie Eilish on WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
Oh My My – Blue October on Oh My My – Single
In Your Eyes – The Weeknd on After Hours (Deluxe)


  1. Which, thinking about it, would require only a very small modification to my playlist script… 
  2. Scene: someone asking me what my taste in music is. “Sad hipsters crooning into microphones,” I reply. 
  3. By the end of the year I’m expecting at least one song named 2020 that’s just four straight minutes of swearing. There’s no backing harmonies, but the rhythm section will be awesome
  4. Excellent for signing along to – the main riff is very catchy. 
  5. I believe I’ve finally listened to this entire album, so it’s time to start hoping he’s got a new one coming out sometime soon. 
  6. It took me rather embarrassingly long to realize “wow, this song sounds like a James Bond intro song” and “hey it’s got the same name as the new James Bond movie” were both really obvious clues that this is the new James Bond intro song. 
  7. I only have two songs named ‘Sober’ in this list, but it feels like more, for some reason. 
  8. This song has hilariously chaotic energy; the music video is weird, as well. 
  9. “Sit down/if you need someone to lean on” is such a powerful line, I love it. 
  10. This whole album is very good, and very ‘80s. 
  11. I’m still not quite sure what the lyrics here are, but I’ve been hearing them as “sycophant blessings.” 
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Playlist of the Month: February 2020

Since last time I have rebuilt my system for doing these playlists… four times? Some people hike to unwind…
Cologne – Haux on Something to Remember – EP
Sober – Edwin Raphael on Sober – Single
Coincidental – Betcha on Coincidental – Single
Falling Down – Harrison Storm on Falling Down – Single
Angel – H. Kenneth on Angel – Single
Fuck Collingwood – Hayden Calnin on Fuck Collingwood – Single1
Haunted – Saint Claire on Haunted – Single
Crying at the Party – Harry Strange on Crying at the Party – EP
On Our Last Day – Hayden Calnin on A Life You Would Choose – EP
Hard Lines, Hard Times – William Wild on Hard Lines, Hard Times – Single
Without Fear – Dermot Kennedy on Without Fear
Hollow Coves – Firewoodisland on Hollow Coves – Single
Drive – OTR & Panama on Drive – Single
everything i wanted – Billie Eilish on everything i wanted – Single
Dolly Zoom – Elliot Moss on Boomerang
Don’t Take the Money – Harry Strange on Don’t Take the Money – Single
When I Need a Friend – Coldplay on Everyday Life2
This is Where it Ends – Richard Walters on This is Where it Ends – Single
Back Around – Harry Strange on Back Around – Single
Borders – Nathan Ball on Borders – Single
Silver + Gold – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet
Eight – Haux & Rosie Carney on Eight – Single
Chanel – Frank Ocean on Chanel – Single
Swing – Sofi Tukker on Swing – Single
Hard Times (Acoustic) – RITUAL & Robinson on Hard Times (Acoustic) – Single
Million Pieces (feat. The Chamber Orchestra of London) – Bastille on Doom Days (This Got Out of Hand Edition)
notice me (feat. BENEE) – ROLE MODEL on oh, how perfect – EP
Lucky Me (feat. Great Good Fine Ok) – The Knocks on Summer Series: 2019 – EP
Take Me Apart – SYML on Take Me Apart – Single
Apollo – Charles Fauna on Yonder
Barricade – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet
Rossetto – Random on Rossetto – Single
Sober – Harry Strange on Sober – Single
Stay – Alt Bloom on Stay – Single
Hvn – TEME on HVN – Single
Lies (feat. H. Kenneth) – Syence on Lies (feat. H. Kenneth) – Single
Bodyintoshapes – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet
Blinding Lights – The Weeknd on Blinding Lights – Single3
hungover & i miss u – gnash on hungover & i miss u – Single
Chain – Lolo Zouaï on High Highs to Low Lows (Deluxe)
Top Dom – Avery Anthony on Top Dom – Single
Rapide – Mahmood on Rapide – Single
Rabbit Roads – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet
Circles – Post Malone on Hollywood’s Bleeding
Wherever You Are – Kodaline on Wherever You Are – Single
Middle of the Night – Elley Duhé on MIDDLE of the NIGHT – Single
Soil’s Daughter – Aisha Badru on Soil’s Daughter – Single
Higher – Byron Langley on Light On – EP
In the Same Place – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet
Eleven – Khalid on Eleven – Single
Father’s Son – Declan J Donovan on Homesick – EP
Phases (feat. Trove) – Go-Jo on Phases (feat. Trove) – Single
A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay on Ghost Stories
Beautiful & Brutal – Plested on Beautiful & Brutal – Single
Shadow – Kesha on High Road
High Road – Kesha on High Road
Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie – JacobNeverhill on Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie – Single
Magic in the Hamptons (feat. Lil Yachty) – Social House on Magic in the Hamptons (feat. Lil Yachty) – Single4
Alive – Lontalius & singular balance on Alive – Single
Tremors – SOHN on Tremors
Chasing Thunder – Kesha on High Road
Light Up – Isak Danielson on Light Up – Single
Let Me Down – Run River North on Monsters Calling Home, Vol. 2 – EP5
Desire – Zola Courtney on Nothing To Lose – EP
I Gave It All – Aquilo on Painting Pictures of a War – EP6
Out of the Cold – Kevin Quinn on Out of the Cold – Single
Most of Us Are Strangers – Seafret on Most of Us Are Strangers – Single
Kinky (feat. Ke$ha) – Kesha on High Road
The Wheel – SOHN on Tremors
Off by One – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet
Stay Forever (feat. STRFKR) – Whethan on Stay Forever (feat. STRFKR) – Single
A Part – INTET on A Part – Single
Nil – SOHN on Hue / Nil – Single
Ghost – The Franklin Electric on Ghost – Single
Mutually – Firewoodisland on Mutually – Single
A Change in Diner – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet
Dust – Oh Wonder on No One Else Can Wear Your Crown (Deluxe)
twenty four seven (feat. John McDonald) – Andy H on twenty four seven (feat. John McDonald) – Single
Better Now (Acoustic) – Oh Wonder on No One Else Can Wear Your Crown (Deluxe)
Is It Love? – JORDY on High Score – Single
The Box – Roddy Ricch on Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial7
Falling (blackbear Remix) – Trevor Daniel & blackbear on Falling (blackbear Remix) – Single
Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – The Blaze on Somewhere (feat. Octavian) – Single8
Slowly – ODIE on Slowly – Single
Heartless – The Weeknd on Heartless – Single
Scusa a a a – Random on Scusa a a a – Single
Ibiza (feat. Romeo Santos) – Ozuna on Aura
Be Somebody – Kings Of Leon on Only By The Night
hertz – EDEN on no future
Lie – Jake Scott on Lie
Decide – Jelani Aryeh on Decide – Single
tides – EDEN on no future
Me – Nick De La Hoyde on A Beautiful Mess
Chameleon – Mako & Elephante on Chameleon – Single
Love Me (feat. Haux) – Smeyeul. & Galvanic on Love Me (feat. Haux) – Single9
Maybe – Jake Scott on Maybe – Single
Better Off Without You – Aquilo on Painting Pictures of a War – EP
Where There Is Love, There’s Hope – Aron Wright on Where There Is Love, There’s Hope – Single
Pyres of Varanasi – Thirty Seconds to Mars on LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS10
Aliens – The Griswolds & Transviolet on All My Friends – EP
The Night We Met – Alle Farben on The Night We Met – Single
ROXANNE – Arizona Zervas on ROXANNE – Single
All My Life – William Wild on Rental House / All My Life – Single
2020 – Great Good Fine Ok on 2020 – Single


  1. So a fun side-effect of my playlists-in-git setup is that I can see when artists take advantage of the “it’s a streaming platform” aspect and change the names of things. Usually it’s little spelling tweaks, like this – from “F**k” to “Fuck”. 
  2. I keep getting just the “holy, holy” chorus line in this stuck in my head, and consistently try to figure out what choir piece it’s from before I realize. 
  3. A lot of my music discovery is piecemeal, so I didn’t know The Weeknd actually had a new album out until, like… three days ago. 
  4. It’s about here in the list where I realize that I can’t remember where the January/February line hit. How can February have been such a long month? It’s the shortest month. 
  5. I can’t tell if this is a cover or a very effective earworm, and I don’t want to google it to find out because it’s more fun this way. 
  6. This is an old album by Aquilo, but I found it while stumbling around in Apple Music, and I’ve been really digging it! 
  7. Credit to Braden for getting me to listen to this, it’s great. 
  8. This and Slowly are my two favorite additions this month. 
  9. God, I love Haux, and this captured the exact same feeling they did when I first listened. Impressive, considering that I’m a continent and a few years away from that. 
  10. This is back because I got a different song from this album stuck in my head, but… I like this one better. 
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Playlist of the Month: January 2020

Based on how this blog is going so far this year, I should retroactively declare my resolution to be “blog more.”
Silhouette by Aquilo on Silhouettes
Cologne by Haux on Something to Remember – EP
Sober by Edwin Raphael on Sober – Single
Coincidental by Betcha on Coincidental – Single
Connor by SYML on SYML
Falling Down by Harrison Storm on Falling Down – Single
Angel by H. Kenneth on Angel – Single
Fk Collingwood by Hayden Calnin on Fk Collingwood – Single
Hey, Ma by Bon Iver on Hey, Ma – Single
Haunted by Saint Claire on Haunted – Single
Crying at the Party by Harry Strange on Crying at the Party – EP
Cars at Night by By The Coast on Cars at Night – Single
Barrio by Mahmood on Barrio – Single
On Our Last Day by Hayden Calnin on A Life You Would Choose – EP
Tonight – Thorin Loeks on Tonight – Single
Cover Your Eyes by Black Match on Cover Your Eyes – Single
Hard Lines, Hard Times by William Wild on Hard Lines, Hard Times – Single
Tourner dans le vide (Slowed) by Unge Moped & Tuber on Tourner dans le vide : Man slowed down – Single
Without Fear – Dermot Kennedy on Without Fear
Hollow Coves – Firewoodisland on Hollow Coves – Single
Edge of the Ocean – By The Coast on You
Drive – OTR & Panama on Drive – Single
everything i wanted – Billie Eilish on everything i wanted – Single1
Symmetry – SYML on Symmetry – Single
Dolly Zoom – Elliot Moss on Boomerang
Closedloop – Elliot Moss on Boomerang
Don’t Take the Money – Harry Strange on Don’t Take the Money – Single
20 Something – Alexander 23 on I’m Sorry I Love You
Blue Tide Eyes – FLØRE on Blue Tide Eyes – Single
Bravado – Yoke Lore on Bravado / Body Parts – Single
Tightrope – Danny Bowens on Tightrope – Single
When I Need a Friend – Coldplay on Everyday Life
Hope – Balcony on Hope – Single
This is Where it Ends – Richard Walters on This is Where it Ends – Single
Back Around – Harry Strange on Back Around – Single
Dead Ringer – Yoke Lore on Dead Ringer – Single
Monsters – Lucy Daydream on Monsters – Single
Borders – Nathan Ball on Borders – Single
Silver + Gold – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet
Eight – Haux & Rosie Carney on Eight – Single2
Need You – Kidswaste on Need You – Single
Raising Hell (feat. Big Freedia) – Kesha on High Road
Orphans – Coldplay on Everyday Life
Daddy – Coldplay on Everyday Life
Chanel – Frank Ocean on Chanel – Single
The Village – Wrabel on The Village – Single
Movements – Mild Minds on Movements – Single
I Don’t Wanna Die – Betcha on Falling – EP
Swing – Sofi Tukker on Swing – Single
Ghost – JacobNeverhill on Ghost – Single
Blind – INTET on Blind – Single
Hard Times (Acoustic) – RITUAL & Robinson on Hard Times (Acoustic) – Single
Èkó – Coldplay on Everyday Life
Million Pieces (feat. The Chamber Orchestra of London) – Bastille on Doom Days (This Got Out of Hand Edition)
Young Minds – Saavan on Observatory – EP3
Down – Griffin Stoller on Down – Single
notice me (feat. BENEE) – ROLE MODEL on oh, how perfect – EP4
Lucky Me (feat. Great Good Fine Ok) – The Knocks on Summer Series: 2019 – EP
Take Me Apart – SYML on Take Me Apart – Single
New Day – Benji Lewis on New Day – Single
Apollo – Charles Fauna on Apollo – Single
Happens to the Heart – Leonard Cohen on Thanks for the Dance5
Chewing Cotton Wool – The Japanese House on Chewing Cotton Wool – Single
Trouble in Town – Coldplay on Everyday Life
Hallelujah – Oh Wonder on No One Else Can Wear Your Crown (Deluxe)
Barricade – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet
Rossetto – Random on Rossetto – Single
Time (feat. Muna) – Blewbird on Time (feat. Muna) – Single
Sober – Harry Strange on Sober – Single6
Saturn – Sleeping At Last on Atlas: Space 2 – EP
Stay – Alt Bloom on Stay – Single
Hvn – TEME on HVN – Single
Deja – Leo Islo on Deja – Single7
Lies (feat. H. Kenneth) – Syence on Lies (feat. H. Kenneth) – Single
Jericho – Westerman on Jericho – Single8
Bodyintoshapes – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet
Picaflor – Lao Ra & C. Tangana on Picaflor – Single
Blinding Lights – The Weeknd on Blinding Lights – Single
Family (with Kygo) – The Chainsmokers & Kygo on World War Joy
hungover & i miss u – gnash on hungover & i miss u – Single
Chain – Lolo Zouaï on High Highs to Low Lows (Deluxe)
Top Dom – Avery Anthony on Top Dom – Single
Dancin (feat. Luvli) [Krono Remix] – Aaron Smith on Dancin (feat. Luvli) [Krono Remix] – Single
Demons – Alec Benjamin on Demons – Single
Rapide – Mahmood on Rapide – Single9
Rabbit Roads – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet
Circles – Post Malone on Hollywood’s Bleeding
Wherever You Are – Kodaline on Wherever You Are – Single10
MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT – Elley Duhé on MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT – Single
Soil’s Daughter – Aisha Badru on Soil’s Daughter – Single11
Higher – Byron Langley on Light On – EP
In the Same Place – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet
Eleven – Khalid on Eleven – Single
Father’s Son – Declan J Donovan on Homesick – EP
Phases (feat. Trove) – Go-Jo on Phases (feat. Trove) – Single


  1. From what I’ve heard about the awards, I think Billie Eilish is the President of Music now? No pressure. 
  2. Haux always has this wonderful ethereal quality 
  3. This one makes me wonder how Apple Music gets their lyric data – it has lyrics, but not the live-scrolling kind, so what’s the difference in data source? 
  4. Shoutout to my sister, who made me listen to this: you were right, I did like it! 
  5. All of Leonard Cohen’s music is just him growling into a microphone and I kinda love it. (That said, lyrically, I’m… not a fan of this one.) 
  6. I wonder how many songs named ‘Sober’ I’ve got in my library? It feels like it’s a weirdly high number. 
  7. This one always just makes me think of Daja from Tamara Pierce’s Circle of Magic series. 
  8. Found this one while putting together a data visualization of my music library over the past few years. I should post that! Or maybe I already have? Hmm. 
  9. I quite like Barrio, but Rapide knocks it out of the park. 
  10. Something about Kodaline is just… great to harmonize to. 
  11. This one also made it onto my “I just want the quiet songs” playlist, which usually takes longer. It’s nice. 
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Playlist of the Month: December 2019

Time for the Roaring Twenties, round two.
Silhouette by Aquilo on Silhouettes
Cologne by Haux on Something to Remember – EP
Sober by Edwin Raphael on Sober – Single
Coincidental by Betcha on Coincidental – Single
Connor by SYML on SYML
Antidote by Mr Hudson on ANTIDOTE – Single
Falling Down by Harrison Storm on Falling Down – Single
Angel by H. Kenneth on Angel – Single
F**k Collingwood by Hayden Calnin on F**k Collingwood – Single
Hey, Ma by Bon Iver on Hey, Ma – Single
Haunted by Saint Claire on Haunted – Single
Crying at the Party by Harry Strange on Crying at the Party – EP
Something About You by Elderbrook & Rudimental on Something About You – Single
Cars at Night by By The Coast on Cars at Night – Single
Barrio by Mahmood on Barrio – Single
On Our Last Day by Hayden Calnin on A Life You Would Choose – EP
Tonight – Thorin Loeks on Tonight – Single
I’ll Get You Home by By The Coast on I’ll Get You Home / World to Ourselves – Single
Beyond the View by Chance Peña on Beyond the View – Single
Cover Your Eyes by Black Match on Cover Your Eyes – Single
sex by EDEN on i think you think too much of me
Hard Lines, Hard Times by William Wild on Hard Lines, Hard Times – Single
Tourner dans le vide (Slowed) by Unge Moped & Tuber on Tourner dans le vide : Man slowed down – Single
Chiasso – Random on Chiasso – Single
Without Fear – Dermot Kennedy on Without Fear
Giving in to You – Freddie Future on Freddie Future
Ride It – Regard on Ride It – Single1
Hollow Coves – Firewoodisland on Hollow Coves – Single
On the Other Side – Blanco White on On the Other Side – Single
Edge of the Ocean – By The Coast on You
Neptune – Sleeping At Last on Atlas: Space 2 – EP
Hanging On – Quinn Lewis on Hanging On – Single
909 – EDEN on 909 – Single
Soldi – Mahmood on Gioventù bruciata
Drive – OTR & Panama on Drive – Single
untitled – EDEN on untitled – Single
everything i wanted – Billie Eilish on everything i wanted – Single
More Than Friends – Andrey Azizov & Panama on More Than Friends – Single
You & I – Harrison Storm on You & I – Single
anxiety & mixed emotions – Chance Peña on anxiety & mixed emotions – EP
It Gets Better – Rex Orange County on Pony
Symmetry – SYML on Symmetry – Single
Dolly Zoom – Elliot Moss on Boomerang2
Closedloop – Elliot Moss on Boomerang
Everything Changes – Phillip LaRue on Fall-In – Single
Don’t Take the Money – Harry Strange on Don’t Take the Money – Single
On Melancholy Hill – Riley Pearce on On Melancholy Hill – Single
Push My Luck – The Chainsmokers on Push My Luck – Single
20 Something – Alexander 23 on I’m Sorry I Love You
Hope – Balcony on Hope – Single
Blue Tide Eyes – FLØRE on Blue Tide Eyes – Single
Bravado – Yoke Lore on Bravado / Body Parts – Single
Tightrope – Danny Bowens on Tightrope – Single
When I Need a Friend – Coldplay on Everyday Life3
How Long Can I Keep Waiting – Imaginary Future on How Long Can I Keep Waiting – Single
Pronto Llegará – C. Tangana & Darell on Pronto Llegará – Single
This is Where it Ends – Richard Walters on This is Where it Ends – Single4
Back Around – Harry Strange on Back Around – Single
Dead Ringer – Yoke Lore on Dead Ringer – Single
Monsters – Lucy Daydream on Monsters – Single
I Will Love You for Good – A Year on Earth on I Will Love You for Good – Single
Disarray – Low on Double Negative5
Borders – Nathan Ball on Borders – Single
Roses (feat. ROZES) – The Chainsmokers on Bouquet – EP
Silver + Gold – Elliot Moss on A Change in Diet
Eight – Haux & Rosie Carney on Eight – Single
Need You – Kidswaste on Need You – Single
Raising Hell (feat. Big Freedia) – Kesha on High Road6
Orphans – Coldplay on Everyday Life
Christmas Lights – Joel Adams on Christmas Lights – Single
Daddy – Coldplay on Everyday Life
Chanel – Frank Ocean on Chanel – Single
The Village – Wrabel on The Village – Single7
Movements – Mild Minds on Movements – Single
I Don’t Wanna Die – Betcha on Falling – EP
Swing – Sofi Tukker on Swing – Single8
Ghost – JacobNeverhill on Ghost – Single
Blind – INTET on Blind – Single
Hard Times (Acoustic) – RITUAL & Robinson on Hard Times (Acoustic) – Single
Èkó – Coldplay on Everyday Life
Million Pieces (feat. The Chamber Orchestra of London) – Bastille on Doom Days (This Got Out of Hand Edition)9
What Kind of Love Is Like That – William Fitzsimmons on What Kind of Love Is Like That – Single
Young Minds – Saavan on Observatory – EP
Down – Griffin Stoller on Down – Single
notice me (feat. BENEE) – ROLE MODEL on oh, how perfect – EP
Lucky Me (feat. Great Good Fine Ok) – The Knocks on Summer Series: 2019 – EP
Take Me Apart – SYML on Take Me Apart – Single10
New Day – Benji Lewis on New Day – Single
Apollo – Charles Fauna on Apollo – Single11


  1. This is now in the “heard it on the radio at the gym and was surprised” category. 
  2. Elliot Moss might be my favorite artist I’ve found this year. 
  3. I was very into Coldplay at the same time that I first joined choir, so this hit hard. 
  4. This one’s fun for half-listening to the lyrics and trying to come up with a story behind them. 
  5. Courtesy of Do By Friday, and I highly recommend listening to this on some good speakers with the volume up, it’s a downright tactile experience. 
  6. Kesha is great and I’m excited for this full album. 
  7. “One page of the Bible isn’t worth a life” 
  8. This has some, like… videogame vibes in the opening. 
  9. Very catchy, and fun to sing along to. I keep getting it stuck in my head in the wrong key, though. 
  10. New SYML is always a good thing. 
  11. This hasn’t been on the list for long, but I’m really digging it so far. Combined well in my head with finishing up the first season of For All Mankind
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Playlist of the Month: November 2019

Good news: finished all my Christmas shopping! Bad news: now I have to wrap a bunch of things.
Silhouette by Aquilo on Silhouettes
Cologne by Haux on Something to Remember – EP
Sober by Edwin Raphael on Sober – Single
Coincidental by Betcha on Coincidental – Single
How You’ll Be Remembered by Aron Wright on How You’ll Be Remembered – Single
Connor by SYML on SYML
Antidote by Mr Hudson on ANTIDOTE – Single
Falling Down by Harrison Storm on Falling Down – Single
Angel by H. Kenneth on Angel – Single
F**k Collingwood by Hayden Calnin on F**k Collingwood – Single
Bristol by Imaginary Future on Bristol – Single
Hey, Ma by Bon Iver on Hey, Ma – Single
Haunted by Saint Claire on Haunted – Single
Places by Portair on Places – Single
Silence Is Broken by Cal Trask on Silence Is Broken – Single
Cadillac by Joel Ansett on Cadillac – Single
Crying at the Party by Harry Strange on Crying at the Party – EP
Something About You by Elderbrook & Rudimental on Something About You – Single
Cars at Night by By The Coast on Cars at Night – Single
Oblivions by The National on I Am Easy to Find
Electricity by Danny Bowens on Electricity – Single
Fuzzy Teeth by Portair on Fuzzy Teeth – Single
Truths by bobbycrush on Truths – Single
Barrio by Mahmood on Barrio – Single
On Our Last Day by Hayden Calnin on A Life You Would Choose – EP
All We Have Is Now by Ross Copperman on All We Have Is Now – Single
Tonight – Thorin Loeks on Tonight – Single1
Another Little Lie by Nick Wilson on A Face I’ve Never Seen Before – EP
Bikes by FLØRE on Bikes – Single
start over by RVRB on drift – EP
I’ll Get You Home by By The Coast on I’ll Get You Home / World to Ourselves – Single
Carry Me Away by John Mayer on Carry Me Away – Single
Beyond the View by Chance Peña on Beyond the View – Single
Bloody Mary by Lady Gaga on Born This Way (Special Edition)
Cover Your Eyes by Black Match on Cover Your Eyes – Single
Lost by Portair on Lost – Single
Smiling When I Die by Sasha Sloan on Smiling When I Die – Single
sex by EDEN on i think you think too much of me
Hard Lines, Hard Times by William Wild on Hard Lines, Hard Times – Single
Worship by Amber Run on Philophobia
Tourner dans le vide (Slowed) by Unge Moped & Tuber on Tourner dans le vide : Man slowed down – Single
Chiasso – Random on Chiasso – Single
Hold Me Down – James Gillespie on Hold Me Down – Single
Without Fear – Dermot Kennedy on Without Fear
Giving in to You – Freddie Future on Freddie Future
We Never Die (Acoustic) – Juke Ross on We Never Die (Acoustic) – Single
Fade into Myself – Mattis on Fade into Myself – Single
Ride It – Regard on Ride It – Single
Hollow Coves – Firewoodisland on Hollow Coves – Single2
Slipping Off the Edge – Joel Adams on Slipping Off the Edge – Single
Hold Me Down – YOKE LORE on NOON // 1873
Perfect Sphere (Bubble) – The Early November on Lilac
On the Other Side – Blanco White on On the Other Side – Single
Edge of the Ocean – By The Coast on You4
Bad Dream – Vancouver Sleep Clinic on Bad Dream – Single5
Diamond Days – Elephante on Diamond Days – Single
Neptune – Sleeping At Last on Atlas: Space 2 – EP
Hanging On – Quinn Lewis on Hanging On – Single
Wanted – OneRepublic on Wanted – Single
909 – EDEN on 909 – Single6
Wasted Time – Juke Ross on Wasted Time – Single
Chasing Cars (Reworked) – Snow Patrol on Reworked
Soldi – Mahmood on Gioventù bruciata
Drive – OTR & Panama on Drive – Single
Do You Ever? – Phil Good on Do You Ever? – Single
untitled – EDEN on untitled – Single
everything i wanted – Billie Eilish on everything i wanted – Single7
More Than Friends – Andrey Azizov & Panama on More Than Friends – Single
You & I – Harrison Storm on You & I – Single
anxiety & mixed emotions – Chance Peña on anxiety & mixed emotions – EP8
Say It Again – AJ Mitchell on Say It Again – Single
It Gets Better – Rex Orange County on Pony
Hate Me – Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD on Hate Me – Single
Symmetry – SYML on Symmetry – Single9
Dolly Zoom – Elliot Moss on Boomerang10
Closedloop – Elliot Moss on Boomerang
Everything Changes – Phillip LaRue on Fall-In – Single
Don’t Take the Money – Harry Strange on Don’t Take the Money – Single11
Roman Holiday – The National on I Am Easy to Find
No Te Debí Besar – C. Tangana, Paloma Mami & Alizzz on No Te Debí Besar – Single
On Melancholy Hill – Riley Pearce on On Melancholy Hill – Single12
Push My Luck – The Chainsmokers on Push My Luck – Single
20 Something – Alexander 23 on I’m Sorry I Love You
Hope – Balcony on Hope – Single
No One Knows Us (feat. Carly Paige) [Acoustic] – BANNERS on No One Knows Us (Acoustic) [feat. Carly Paige] – Single


  1. Still not available on any streaming service, as far as I’m aware, so no link for you. 
  2. I can’t figure out who they remind me of, but it’s someone I like, so whatever. 
  3. This throwback brought to you by an earlier song on this list being called “Hold Me Down” 
  4. This link is different than the rest, because the search engine backing the iTunes Search API is still broken as hell
  5. Vancouver Sleep Clinic has been showing up in my “if you like this artist, you might also like…” things for… oh, probably a year now. Finally decided to listen; they were right. 
  6. Lots of throwback vibes in this one – Sleeping At Last, EDEN, some OneRepublic… 
  7. How is Billie Eilish knocking it out of the park with everything she does?
    That said, like a lot of her music, if you listen to this you’ll wind up going “is… is she okay?” 
  8. This man is really doing a good job of capturing the Gen Z spirit. 
  9. Found this one after Chase introduced me to MusicHarbor; it’s pretty neat! 
  10. This album is excellent, although I think it helped my opinion of it that I accidentally spread out my listening across several months. 
  11. I think this is my favorite addition this month. 
  12. Well-titled, it really is a melancholy song.