Playlist of the Month: April 2015

I’ve only got a couple months left, I swear.
Aaa – They Might Be Giants
Adventures In Solitude – The New Pornographers
Airplanes And Airwaves1 – Aftermath
All at Once – The Fray
Always In My Head (Live At the Royal Albert Hall, London) – Coldplay
Arcadia – The Kite String Tangle
Atlas – Coldplay
Belief – John Mayer2
Big Jet Plane – Angus & Julia Stone
Bigger Stronger3 – Coldplay
Binary Sea – Death Cab for Cutie
Black Sun – Death Cab for Cutie
Breathe Me – Sia
Carry Me Home – Sohn
Cemeteries of London – Coldplay
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Come On (Acoustic)4 – Will Young
Comes and Goes (In Waves) – Greg Laswell
Congratulations – Blue October/Imogen Heap5
Cough Syrup – Young the Giant
Daft Punk – Pentatonix
Die Young6 – Ke$ha
Die Young In The Cave (Bootie Edit) – DJ MikeA
Dream – Imagine Dragons
Exile Vilify – The National
Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Feeling Like A Sunset7 – Hinkstep
The Freshmen8 – The Verve Pipe
Good Help (Is So Hard to Find) – Death Cab for Cutie
Hallelujah9 – The Canadian Tenors
Hate Me – Blue October
Hold My Hand – The Fray
Hold No Guns – Death Cab for Cutie
Holocene – Bon Iver
How to Save a Life – The Fray
Into the Ocean10 – Blue October
Jimmy Gets High11 – Daniel Powter
Let Me Love – ARCHIS
Life-Sized – Howie Day
Look After You – The Fray
Love Is Never Lost – Howie Day
Mad World – Michael Andrews & Gary Jules
Magic – Coldplay
Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Memorial (Edit)12 – Explosions In The Sky
Midnight – Coldplay
Naranja – Hinkstep
Not Dead Just Forgotten – Hinkstep
On My Way Home – Pentatonix
One Too Many – Three Days Grace
Paloma – Carbon Leaf
Paris – Magic Man
Peasantry Or ‘Light! Inside Of Light!’ – Godspeed You! Black Emperor13
Piss Crowns Are Trebled – Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Problem – Pentatonix
Radioactive – Pentatonix
Run – Snow Patrol
Run to You – Pentatonix
Running Up That Hill – Track & Field
Sacrifice – Zella Day
Same As You – The Fray
Say Something14 – Kyle Snelgrove
Second Chances – Imagine Dragons
Set The Fire To The Third Bar – Snow Patrol
Shadow and a Dancer – The Fray
Sheets – Damien Jurado
Should Have Known Better – Sufjan Stevens
A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
Smoke And Mirrors – Imagine Dragons
Snö – Hinkstep
Speed Of Sound – Coldplay
Square One – Coldplay
Swallowed in the Sea – Coldplay
Synthesizer – Mike Posner
Take Me to Church – Hozier
Talk15 – Coldplay
Think You Can Wait (From the Film “Win Win”) – The National
To Die In L.A. – Lower Dens
Up in Flames – Coldplay
Violet Hill – Coldplay
We Cry – The Script
White Blank Page – Mumford & Sons
Worry – Howie Day
X Amount of Words16 – Blue October
You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
You’ve Haunted Me All Your Life – Death Cab for Cutie
Your Hand in Mine (album version) – Explosions In The Sky
Your Hand in Mine (Friday Night Lights version) – Explosions In The Sky

This one is less commentated than the others, mostly because I got tired of trying to come up with stuff to say.
I’m really not sure why this one was alphabetized and the others weren’t. I don’t profess to understand iTunes at all – it’s a godawful mess of a program, but it works alright for what I use it for – managing my music library and nothing else.


  1. I have no idea how I wound up with this song, but I only noticed that it was in my iTunes library my junior year of high school when I was making a mixtape as a Secret Santa present for someone. 
  2. For some reason, I have a note in my mind next to the name John Mayer that just says ‘douchebag.’ I have no idea how it got there. 
  3. Probably my favorite little-known Coldplay song, to be honest. Very quiet, though, so you might have to bump the volume up. 
  4. This one is actually a straight rip from YouTube, since I couldn’t find it anywhere to purchase with actual audio quality. 
  5. There was about a 0% chance that this collaboration would be bad, and it was even better than I’d originally hoped. 
  6. This is the Deconstructed version, of course. 
  7. This makes me want to listen to “Sinking Like A Sunset” 
  8. Why yes, this is the song I sang a cover of once. Bonus points if you can find that on YouTube. 
  9. I’ve sung so many different versions of this song, I get them all confused these days. 
  10. I think this is the first song I ever heard by Blue October, and it’s still one of my favorites. 
  11. Childhood flashbacks in 3… 2… 
  12. I found this one while trawling through their website hoping for news about new music – it was a free download. I love when people do that. 
  13. I think it’s a rule that post-rock bands have weird names. 
  14. A lot of my (choir) friends have sung covers of this song, to the point where the original actually sounds weird to me. 
  15. This is the default ringtone on my phone, because I think I’m funny. 
  16. This one is in my ‘sleep’ playlist for some reason. I’m leaving it there.