Playlist of the Month: December 2014

Prepare yourselves for some Christmas music, folks, I’m writing up one of my older playlists.1 Without further ado, December 2014:
The Fault In Our Stars (MMXIV) – Troye Sivan
A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
Big Jet Plane – Angus & Julia Stone
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Your Hand In Mine – Explosions In The Sky
Running Up That Hill – Track & Field
Ignition – Casa Murilo
Ritual – Tunturia
Mary, Did You Know?2 – Pentatonix
Let It Go – Pentatonix
Final Masquerade – LINKIN PARK
Giving Up – HAERTS3
Safe & Sound (feat. The Civil Wars) – Taylor Swift4
Atlas – Coldplay
I Don’t Want To Change You – Damien Rice
Long Long Way – Damien Rice
The One Moment – OK Go
It Takes A Lot To Know A Man – Damien Rice
I’m Not Through – OK Go
Congratulations – Blue October/Imogen Heap
Look After You – The Fray
Abraham’s Daughter – Arcade Fire
Set The Fire To The Third Bar – Snow Patrol
Animal – XOV
Father, Sister – Blueneck
Scream My Name – Tove Lo
Kingdom (feat. Simon Le Bon) – Charli XCX
The Leap – Tinashé
Ladder Song – Lorde
Shut Up and Dance – WALK THE MOON
Man Of Lies – Blueneck
Oceans (Live At E-Werk, Cologne) – Coldplay
The Box – Damien Rice
Lost Souls – Raury
Flicker (Kanye West Rework) – Lorde
Let It Go – Saint Saviour
King Nine – Blueneck
Sirens – Blueneck5
Lesser Oceans – Fences
Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde
All My Love (feat. Ariana Grande) – Major Lazer
Dead Air – CHVRCHES
O (Live At Royce Hall, Los Angeles) – Coldplay
Be the One – HAERTS
White Winter Hymnal – Pentatonix
Silent Night – Pentatonix6
Re-Remurdered (Blanck Mass Remix) – Mogwai
First Began – Beta Radio
Pyres of Varanasi – THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS
Hurricane – 30 Seconds to Mars7
Night of the Hunter – 30 Seconds to Mars
Vox Populi – 30 Seconds to Mars
Lake Song – The Decemberists8
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Linfield College Concert Choir
Running Off The Gods9 – Fences
Adrift – Tarwater
Trusty And True – Damien Rice
Strong Hand – CHVRCHES
Unfair – The Neighbourhood
Under the Tide [Single Version] – CHVRCHES
Torn Apart, Pt II (Bastille Vs. Grades Vs. Lizzo)(Crossfaded Version) – Bastille
Silver – The Neighbourhood
Recover [KDA Remix] – CHVRCHES10
Cavalry Captain – The Decemberists
Another’s Arms (Live At the Beacon Theatre, New York) – Coldplay
Mutatis – Blueneck
Sunburns – Fences
The Days – Avicii
The Singer Addresses His Audience11 – The Decemberists
The Driver (Crossfaded Version) – Bastille
I Am Mine – Beta Radio
Teenage Exorcists12 – Mogwai
Bad_News (Bastille Vs. Mnek) (Crossfaded Version) – Bastille
Counting Out – Blueneck
The Lake – Fences
True Love (Live At the Enmore Theatre, Sydney) – Coldplay
The Lord is Out of Control (Nils Frahm Remix) – Mogwai
Axe To Grind (Bastille Vs. Tyde Vs. Rationale) (Crossfaded Version) – Bastille
Carolina Low – The Decemberists
Pretty Tough – Little Boots
Coconut Signal – Tarwater
Fall Into Your Arms (Bastille Vs. The Gemma Sharples Quartet) (Crossfaded Version) – Bastille
The Nights – Avicii
HMP Shaun William Ryder – Mogwai
Better Not Wake the Baby – The Decemberists
No Medicine For Regret (Pye Corner Audio Mix) – Mogwai
Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Linfield College Concert Choir
My Mountain Is Cold – Fences
What Child is This? – Linfield College Concert Choir
Miracles – Coldplay
Driving Home for Christmas – Blueneck13
Eric Colson – Totorro
White Christmas – Blueneck
2013 – Daniel Kim14
Plastic Covered Furniture – Have Mercy
Broken Fingers – Blueneck

And we’re done! Enjoy this oddly-depressing Christmas playlist!
I am bad at holidays.


  1. It’s an effort to build up a backlog of posts so that when I go on vacation somewhere without internet (presumably happening as you’re reading this post) this blog’ll still be updating. 
  2. One of my favorite Christmas songs, and one of my default songs for when I want something to sing. Throughout the year. I annoy my coworkers a lot. 
  3. Two ALL CAPS groups in a row! I like the all-lowercase crew from the internet better – facebook, twitter, tumblr, etc. 
  4. This song is my only concession to T-Swift’s unending fame. 
  5. Y’know, I distinctly remember playing some Blueneck on Family Christmas Day – held within a week of the actual Christmas Day – and being amused by the contrast between the downright dystopian sound of the music and the cheer going on around me. 
  6. All of the Pentatonix christmas music is incredible. 
  7. I choose to believe that the ’30 Seconds to Mars/THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS’ difference is just the least effective rebranding ever. 
  8. Don’t mind me, I’m just giggling about listening to The Decemberists in December. 
  9. I keep reading this as ‘running of the gods’ and imagining Zeus running around in Spain, occasionally turning into a bull just to confuse people. 
  10. For once I didn’t have to undo the autocorrect to CHURCHES 
  11. This song is delightfully meta. 
  12. … so, the Scooby-Doo gang? 
  13. This album makes for the most delightfully dejected-sounding Christmas music ever and I love it
  14. Pop Danthologies are wonderful, and all free on YouTube.