Playlist of the Month: January 2018

A lot of my comments at the start of these playlists are along the lines of “how did all that time happen,” you’d think by now I’d have figured out how it works, but no.
Saturn – Sleeping At Last
Nobody Else Will Be There – The National
Slow It Down – The Lumineers
Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) – The Weeknd
Coming Down – Bon Iver
Silence (feat. Khalid) – Marshmello
5AM – Amber Run
Freehand – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
Stranger Things (feat. OneRepublic) – Kygo
Pteryla – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
Ontario – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
Earth – Sleeping At Last
Anatome – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
Shadow and a Dancer – The Fray
Lost In the World (feat. Bon Iver) – Kanye West & Bon Iver
Vantablack – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows1
Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men
Amateur Blood – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
Dancer – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
(Depart from Me, You Who Are Cursed) – Blueneck
Little House – The Fray
Say It First – Sam Smith
Punching in a Dream (Stripped) – The Naked and Famous2
Cavalry – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
Cold – Novo Amor
Never Say Never – The Fray
Free – Kidswaste
Higher (Stripped) – The Naked and Famous
Down – Marian Hill
Last Forever (Stripped) – The Naked and Famous
O Superman (For Massenet) – Laurie Anderson3
Cheap Thrills – Boyce Avenue
Over – Julien Baker4
Daya – Lane 8
Stir Me Up – Lane 8
Appointments – Julien Baker
This Is What You Came For – Boyce Avenue5
Atlas – Lane 8
Skin & Bones (feat. Patrick Baker) – Lane 8
Don’t Let Me Down – Boyce Avenue
First Time – Elderbrook
Open Your Eyes – School of Seven Bells
Second 2 None (feat. Christine and the Queens) – Mura Masa
One Dance – Boyce Avenue


  1. Because sometimes you need a throwback, y’know? 
  2. There’s a couple other ‘stripped’ versions of stuff by them on this list, but this is the best one. 
  3. This piece is just so delightfully weird, and so quintessentially 1980s, I love it. 
  4. Go listen to the Song Exploder episode about this one. 
  5. I found this album by way of the background music to an Instagram video, and I’m remembering that I tend to prefer covers of popular songs over the originals. 

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