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january, let’s have ya: A Playlist for those Blues

We’ve almost made it. The January blues is almost over with us entering halfway through the final week of January. The forbidden fruit within the calendar year. Post-Christmas sadness with the season weather being just as unforgiving, we need a music artist to take January with a pinch of salt and to accept our fall from graces.

Lo-fi. The aim of the game is Lo-fi. More specifically, 5 hours runtime of the most relaxing, soothing and elusive tones that those bedroom artists can create with nothing but a drum board and a couple of sultry samples. Interloping unknown words of jazzhop and chillhop – that frankly becomes unprecedented to discuss such genres that exist – creates a megamix of both originals and covers that soothes both the mind and body when you’re either de-stressing over financial runnings all day or simply snuggling up with a good book in your cushty apartment as the outside chill looks far less desirable.

If you wish to enter the lands of sonder like me, have a listen to the below playlist:

6 replies on “january, let’s have ya: A Playlist for those Blues”

I’m not familiar with a single act on your playlist. That’s ok though. I will never claim to know everything or everyone!

I rather like the winter, cold, snow and all. I was born in a northern town where -50 C has occurred before. I got frostbite on one of those days.

If I had to make a play list for those having the winter blues, I would add some…

Beach House – Teen Dream (to relax)
Wedding Singer soundtrack (to get rid of whatever negative feelings surface)
Explosions in the sky – The earth is not a cold dead place (to rise up, to get out of the funk)

The Darkness – Permission to land
Crazy Lixx – Street lethal
Kissin’ Dynamite – Not the end of the road
Steel Panther – Feel the steel (to put a smile on your face)

Muse – Absolution (to get up and jump around) If the song Hysteria can’t get someone’s butt out of a chair, no song ever will!

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hahah love this! I love how you’ve taken initiative into your own hands and made a delightful playlist of your own. I love love Beach House’s music, such a chill vibe let me tell you. And MUSE! Of course, nothing beats a bit of classic Muse, headbangers abound! Thank you for your words of wisdom, Andrew.

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I promise to check out of some of your playlist. I don’t do the spotify/streaming thing, so youtube will have to guide me.

I miss the mixtape. It was such a big part of my life. I can tell you that everything I listed above would be on a tape made for someone.

If I was a doctor treating someone with the seasonal affective disorder, I’d prescribe just the bass line from Muse’s Hysteria. Just put that groove on repeat. No matter what mood I’m in, that groove puts a huge smile on my face. Chris Wolstenholme might have the fastest fingers this side of Geddy Lee.

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haha I love that. They can certainly fill stadiums with their oomph – despite only being a trio. One of those bands that is simply impossible to hate. Love love that. Where your generation was mixtapes, my generation was CDs – and I miss them dearly. A worthy collection of CDs have now turned into a fruitful collection of vinyls – how crazy trends come and go, eh?

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