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Playlist of the Month: October 2019

Changing the formatting a little bit this month, as I’m working on an improved version of my playlist archiving script.1
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
Without the Lights by Elliot Moss on Boomerang
Falling Down by Harrison Storm on Falling Down – Single
Drew Barrymore by Bryce Vine on Carnival
Angel by H. Kenneth on Angel – Single
Fk Collingwood by Hayden Calnin on Fk Collingwood – Single2
Bristol by Imaginary Future on Bristol – Single
The Sea by HAEVN on The Sea – Single
Hey, Ma by Bon Iver on Hey, Ma – Single
Haunted by Saint Claire on Haunted – Single3
Party by Jon Bryant on Cult Classic
Places by Portair on Places – Single
Silence Is Broken by Cal Trask on Silence Is Broken – Single
Cadillac by Joel Ansett on Cadillac – Single
Sh’Diah by Bon Iver on i,i
Piece Of Your Heart (feat. GOODBOYS) by Meduza on Piece Of Your Heart (feat. GOODBOYS) – Single
Why Do You Love Me by Charlotte Lawrence on Why Do You Love Me – 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
Byegone by Volcano Choir on Repave
Cars at Night by By The Coast on Cars at Night – Single
Holyfields, by Bon Iver on i,i
Feeling You by Harrison Storm on Falling Down – EP
Comrade by Volcano Choir on Repave
I’m Doing Everything I Can by Imaginary Future on I’m Doing Everything I Can – Single4
Oblivions by The National on I Am Easy to Find
5AM by Amber Run on 5AM (Deluxe) WEB
Hold On by Griffin Stoller on Hold On – Single
Electricity by Danny Bowens on Electricity – Single
Bad Line by The Hunter Express on Bad Line – Single
Fuzzy Teeth by Portair on Fuzzy Teeth – Single
Truths by bobbycrush on Truths – Single
Shortcut by Monica Moser on Shortcut – Single
Barrio by Mahmood on Barrio – Single5
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
Lines by Scott Quinn on Lines – Single
Tonight by Thorin Loeks on Tonight – Single
Tonight by Thorin Loeks on Tonight – Single6
Hideout (feat. Zoe Maxwell) by Blewbird on Hideout (feat. Zoe Maxwell) – Single
Where the Shadow Ends by BANNERS & Young Bombs on Where the Shadow Ends
Paradox by Jaymes Young on Paradox – Single
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
Don’t by Saint Claire on Don’t – Single7
I’ll Get You Home by By The Coast on I’ll Get You Home / World to Ourselves – Single
Ours to Lose by JacobNeverhill on Jacobneverhill
SICK by CXLOE & gnash on SICK – Single
Stay by OTR & WYNNE on Stay – Single
Carry Me Away by John Mayer on Carry Me Away – Single
You. by Lucy Daydream on You. – Single
Antes de Morirme (feat. Rosalía) by C. Tangana on Antes de Morirme (feat. Rosalía) – Single
Killing Me by Ed Prosek on Killing Me – Single
Beyond the View by Chance Peña on Beyond the View – Single
Bloody Mary by Lady Gaga on Born This Way (Special Edition)8
Monster by Mark Diamond on Hummingbird Two – EP
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 me9
Hard Lines, Hard Times by William Wild on Hard Lines, Hard Times – Single10
Worship by Amber Run on Philophobia
Tourner dans le vide (Slowed) by Unge Moped & Tuber on Tourner dans le vide : Man slowed down – Single11


  1. Technically, I have an improved version of it; now I’m tinkering with giving it the ability to do the links for me, too. 
  2. Been having fun with this one in the scripting – string manipulation in AppleScript isn’t my favorite, and I wound up switching to Swift. 
  3. I wish I could say this was in here because Halloween, but no, I kinda forgot that Halloween was a thing until the day of. 
  4. Singles like this are the downside to including the album title in here as well, but I kinda like having more data points to narrow down which specific version of a song I’m talking about. 
  5. This goes in with Billie Eilish on the “if you get a HomePod, play this on it” list. 
  6. So, this is on here twice, and missing a link in both cases, because there’s a Story about this. Loeks pulled the song from… everywhere, really, shortly after I published my playlist last month. I spent some time trying to figure out if it was a bug, found out it was gone from all the services, found his website, and sent him an email asking about it. He’s reworking it, and going to rerelease a new version at some point in the future, but was kind enough to send me a copy of the original version. That’s the second one here; I left the first, even though it’s not playable, as… part of the historical record, I suppose.
    Anyways, it’s a good song, I’m looking forward to hearing (and sharing) the new version, and in the meantime, go check out the guy’s other music. 
  7. Fun to sing along to! I have yet to get the lyrics right, but maybe eventually! 
  8. This one… is sort of a Halloween one, actually. 
  9. Listening to EDEN reminded me of how much I miss Majik. 
  10. This month’s winner for ‘favorite new addition,’ I think. 
  11. Surprisingly hard to track down – if you try to Shazam the bit of this that made it into the meme (and yes, I’ll admit it, that’s how I first heard it) you get a rap song that sampled it in the intro before making a joke about the meme. Shazam, you have failed me. 
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Playlist of the Month: September 2019

Built entirely without Shortcuts, because while they made many very impressive strides this year, they still didn’t give me a ‘filter’ action.1
Silhouette – Aquilo
Cologne – Haux
Sober – Edwin Raphael
Coincidental – Betcha
How You’ll Be Remembered – Aron Wright
Cocoon – Tommy Ashby
Connor – SYML
Antidote – Mr Hudson
Before You Knew It Was Me – SYML
Without the Lights – Elliot Moss
99 – Elliot Moss
Bad for You – Billy Raffoul
Spoke Too Soon – Jake Scott
Caves – Haux
Falling Down – Harrison Storm
To the Rhythm – Mattis
Drew Barrymore – Bryce Vine
Angel – H. Kenneth
Fk Collingwood – Hayden Calnin
Up, Up & Away – Chance Peña
Bristol – Imaginary Future
Coyote – Mako
Affection – Amber Run
The Sea – HAEVN
Slept on Me – Mr Hudson2
Hey, Ma – Bon Iver
Soothsayer – Of Monsters and Men
Haunted – Saint Claire
Bigger Things – Imaginary Future
Stuck in Gravity – Of Monsters and Men
Party – Jon Bryant
Made of Bones – James Quick
Places – Portair3
Reach – Robert Shirey Kelly
Without You (feat. H. Kenneth) – Alle Farben
Quicksand Arms – Adam Agin & Watts
Silence Is Broken – Cal Trask
Cadillac – Joel Ansett
Sh’Diah – Bon Iver
Faith – Bon Iver
Salem – Bon Iver
For My Help – Hayden Calnin
Oceans – Noah Mac
Piece Of Your Heart (feat. GOODBOYS) – Meduza
Levee – Bo Baskoro
Why Do You Love Me – Charlotte Lawrence
iMi – Bon Iver
Breathe – Mako
Hairpin Turns – The National
Crying at the Party – Harry Strange
Something About You – Elderbrook & Rudimental
Byegone – Volcano Choir
Cars at Night – By The Coast
Holyfields, – Bon Iver4
Wonder – JacobNeverhill
Same Place (feat. Keelan Mak & Thomas White) – Fossa Beats
Jelmore – Bon Iver
Feeling You – Harrison Storm
Llt – Leo Islo5
Comrade – Volcano Choir
I’m Doing Everything I Can – Imaginary Future
Nowhere – Black Match
Oblivions – The National
Light Years – The National
Nothin’ – Navincii
Meant to Stay Hid – SYML6
5AM – Amber Run
Hold On – Griffin Stoller
Electricity – Danny Bowens
Not Giving It Up – JacobNeverhill
Bad Line – The Hunter Express
How to Help – Harrison Storm
Fuzzy Teeth – Portair
Naeem – Bon Iver
Truths – bobbycrush
Wonder (Stripped) – JacobNeverhill
Do You Remember (feat. Death Cab for Cutie) – Chance the Rapper
Shortcut – Monica Moser
I Found – Amber Run
Barrio – Mahmood7
Heavy St
– Blake Rose
On Our Last Day – Hayden Calnin8
All We Have Is Now – Ross Copperman9
Lines – Scott Quinn
Tonight – Thorin Loeks10
Hideout (feat. Zoe Maxwell) – Blewbird
Hallelujah – Oh Wonder


  1. For the list, though, I’m just using the output of my iTunes automation
  2. Just now realizing that I have no evidence for strongly assuming Mr. Hudson lives in New York City other than the name, and like… that’s not necessarily how names work. 
  3. the musical equivalent to the Dr. Seuss book 
  4. Sometimes I’m a little mad that Bon Ever exists, because the whole “disappear into the woods for a while, then reappear with an album of wonderful, weirdly-titled music” niche is one that definitely used to be one of my life goals. 
  5. I don’t want to admit to how long it took me to figure out what “Llt” stands for. 
  6. I’m slowly building an entire playlist around this song; it’s a good one. Very calming. 
  7. I originally found this one via the music video, which I also recommend, it’s kinda fun. 
  8. I have a strong desire to recommend this to all my music major friends. 
  9. Fun fact, if you use the full title and artist’s name in the iTunes search system, it just… stops working. It’s a great platform with no problems whatsoever. 
  10. My brain keeps replacing this with “Thorin Oakenshield” and I would like to clarify that I’ve never read nor seen Lord of the Rings
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Playlist of the Month: August 2019

If you ever want to feel extremely hipster about your taste in music, try to find anything you listen to with the iTunes Search API. “Billie Eilish? Never heard of her!”
Silhouette – Aquilo
Cologne – Haux1
Sober – Edwin Raphael
Coincidental – Betcha
How You’ll Be Remembered – Aron Wright
Power Over Me – Dermot Kennedy
Cocoon – Tommy Ashby
Me, The Prodigal – Lane Norberg
Connor – SYML
Bed – SYML
Antidote – Mr Hudson
Before You Knew It Was Me – SYML2
Let Me Hold You – Nick Wilson
Without the Lights – Elliot Moss
99 – Elliot Moss
Snowblind – Saro
You There – Aquilo
I Won’t – Richard Walters3
Bad for You – Billy Raffoul
Spoke Too Soon – Jake Scott
Caves – Haux
Hold Me While You Wait – Lewis Capaldi
Falling Down – Harrison Storm
To the Rhythm – Mattis
Loverboy – Mattis4
Must Have Been the Wind – Alec Benjamin
Drew Barrymore – Bryce Vine
Angel – H. Kenneth
Heaven – Avicii
All Time Low – Jon Bellion
F**k Collingwood – Hayden Calnin
Up, Up & Away – Chance Peña
Visible – Hayden Calnin
The Chain – Mattis
Bristol – Imaginary Future
Coyote – Mako
Affection – Amber Run
The Sea – HAEVN
Real – Majik
Smoke Filled Room – Mako
One with the Mountain – Firewoodisland
O.C.C.D. – Abra Taylor
Slept on Me – Mr Hudson
Murder (Acoustic) – Mako
Maybe We Shouldn’t Be Friends – Marshall
Hey, Ma – Bon Iver5
Soothsayer – Of Monsters and Men
Wars – Of Monsters and Men
Glass House – LIEZA
Haunted – Saint Claire
Bigger Things – Imaginary Future
Decisions – Sidi
Taken By the Sky – Dalli
22 (OVER S∞∞N) – Bon Iver
Mars – Alexander 23
Stuck in Gravity – Of Monsters and Men
Under a Dome – Of Monsters and Men
When Love Was Easy – VACAY
Party – Jon Bryant6
Touch the Sky – OLIPHAUNT
Leader of the Landslide – The Lumineers
Made of Bones – James Quick
Bones – JC Stewart
Show Me – Gavin Haley
Places – Portair7
Reach – Robert Shirey Kelly
Without You (feat. H. Kenneth) – Alle Farben
Quicksand Arms – Adam Agin & Watts
Silence Is Broken – Cal Trask
Cadillac – Joel Ansett8
Sh’Diah – Bon Iver
Faith – Bon Iver
Salem – Bon Iver
For My Help – Hayden Calnin
Oceans – Noah Mac
Piece Of Your Heart (feat. GOODBOYS) – Meduza9
Levee – Bo Baskoro
Why Do You Love Me – Charlotte Lawrence10
iMi – Bon Iver
Breathe – Mako
Hairpin Turns – The National11
Crying at the Party – Harry Strange
Something About You – Elderbrook & Rudimental12
Byegone – Volcano Choir
Laura No Està – Nek
Cars at Night – By The Coast13
Imagine – JV Jumpin’
Holyfields, – Bon Iver
Wonder – JacobNeverhill
Same Place (feat. Keelan Mak & Thomas White) – Fossa Beats
Jelmore – Bon Iver
Feeling You – Harrison Storm
Llt – Leo Islo
Comrade – Volcano Choir14
I’m Doing Everything I Can – Imaginary Future
Nowhere – Black Match
Oblivions – The National
Light Years – The National
Nothin’ – Navincii
Meant to Stay Hid – SYML
5AM – Amber Run15


  1. This song was, in part, the inspiration for my playlist backup automation – I wanted to have a ‘nostalgia’ playlist, sorta built around Cologne, but my “gotta have history” thing wouldn’t really allow it. So: git. 
  2. Similarly to Cologne, I’ve now got a playlist built around Before You Knew It Was Me. It’s good for late at night, when you want to be tired but not fall asleep. 
  3. I like this song, but the album art doesn’t really work for me; it looks like a screengrab from a lyrics video on YouTube. 
  4. Still very fun to sing along to. 
  5. So far, my favorite off the new album, but I haven’t finished listening to the whole thing yet, so we’ll see. 
  6. This album art gives me some serious JVN vibes. 
  7. It’s like the Dr. Seuss book, if Dr. Seuss had been on antidepressants. 
  8. Forewarning: this will probably get stuck in your head at least once. 
  9. The opening bit here, “wait, sorry, what if it went-“ is amazingly catchy. 
  10. I recommend listening to the lyrics, they’re fun. 
  11. So far this is the song off this album that gets stuck in my head most. 
  12. This link is to the YouTube video, which I rather liked; here’s the iTunes link 
  13. Ed Tullet/Novo Amor vibes, obviously I’m a fan. 
  14. In the ‘Haux’ vibe, though a little more electronic. 
  15. Thought about this song halfway through a swim and had to hop out, dry off my hands, and add it to this playlist before I forgot again. 
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Playlist of the Month: July 2019

I’ve got a little bit of free time right now, which means I’m spending it desperately trying to stop myself from signing up for a bunch of new things. Like, please remember that you’re starting grad school in September, I promise you won’t have too much time on your hands at that point.
Silhouette – Aquilo
Cologne – Haux1
Sober – Edwin Raphael
Coincidental – Betcha
How You’ll Be Remembered – Aron Wright
Power Over Me – Dermot Kennedy
The Bird – SYML
Cocoon – Tommy Ashby
Gentle Punches – Jack in Water
Leave a Light On – JacobNeverhill
Me, The Prodigal – Lane Norberg
Killer Queen – FIL BO RIVA
Connor – SYML
Bed – SYML
Antidote – Mr Hudson2
Before You Knew It Was Me – SYML
Let Me Hold You – Nick Wilson
Without the Lights – Elliot Moss
99 – Elliot Moss3
Snowblind – Saro
You There – Aquilo
BITCH (takes one to know one) – Lennon Stella
Until We Meet the Dust – Jack in Water
I Won’t – Richard Walters
Bad for You – Billy Raffoul
Spoke Too Soon – Jake Scott
Wake Up – The Native Sibling
Caves – Haux
Waves – Dean Lewis
Hold Me While You Wait – Lewis Capaldi
Falling Down – Harrison Storm
To the Rhythm – Mattis
Signs – Leon Else
Pteryla – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett4
New Stories – Steve Benjamins
Loverboy – Mattis5
Rich, White, Straight Men – Kesha6
Must Have Been the Wind – Alec Benjamin
Stay (Don’t Go Away) [feat. Raye] – David Guetta
Drew Barrymore – Bryce Vine
Angel – H. Kenneth7
Something Good (feat. All Tvvins) – EMBRZ
Slow Down – Joel Ansett
Heaven – Avicii8
Enemy – Sandro Cavazza
All Time Low – Jon Bellion
Nostalgic – A R I Z O N A
F**k Collingwood – Hayden Calnin9
Never Really Over – Katy Perry
Up, Up & Away – Chance Peña
Down – Marshmello
Visible – Hayden Calnin
The Chain – Mattis
Bristol – Imaginary Future10
Cuando Me Miras (feat. Enry-K) – C. Tangana
lowercase – Luna Shadows
Someone You Loved – Boyce Avenue
Electric Touch – A R I Z O N A
Coyote – Mako11
Cross My Mind – A R I Z O N A
Affection – Amber Run12
The Sea – HAEVN13
Real – Majik
Smoke Filled Room – Mako
One with the Mountain – Firewoodisland
scared – Jeremy Zucker
O.C.C.D. – Abra Taylor14
Slept on Me – Mr Hudson
Murder (Acoustic) – Mako
Green Light – Lorde
Neon Circus – Amber Run
Maybe We Shouldn’t Be Friends – Marshall
Those Three Words – Portair
Hey, Ma – Bon Iver15
Thinkin Bout You – Emily Afton
Powerline – Phangs
Soothsayer – Of Monsters and Men
Wars – Of Monsters and Men
Sorry – Tyrone Wells
Glass House – LIEZA16
Haunted – Saint Claire17
Bigger Things – Imaginary Future
Decisions – Sidi
Taken By the Sky – Dalli18
Down – Marian Hill

  1. One of my favorite things about iTunes is that it can show me play counts for songs; I think it’s neat to see what my Clear Favorites are. ↩︎
  2. Two songs by Mr. Hudson on this list now, and I only started listening to him because I hit the wrong thing while trying to play Coldplay one day. Gotta love random chance. (Or a good marketing strategy, I suppose.) ↩︎
  3. Found this song by way of Elementary, who usually have pretty good final songs. And speaking of Elementary, it’s ending this season, I believe. I’ll be needing a new Sherlock Holmes show soon… ↩︎
  4. A bit more from my nostalgia break last month. ↩︎
  5. I really enjoy this one; Mattis has a good voice for it. ↩︎
  6. Gotta love Kesha. ↩︎
  7. One of my top two favorite additions this month; not the album art I chose, though, because Elliot Moss had an excellent design. ↩︎
  8. I… do not want to admit to how long it took me to figure out that this was Chris Martin singing. Just a lot of “wow, I didn’t know Avicii sounded so much like the Coldplay guy!” ↩︎
  9. My other favorite addition this month; some serious Bon Iver circa 2016 vibes. ↩︎
  10. If you like Haux, you’ll like this one. ↩︎
  11. Very catchy, also an excellent pick. ↩︎
  12. I’ve been getting more and more excited for this album over the past month, I’m quite looking forward to it. ↩︎
  13. Again, an excellent addition in the Haux vein. ↩︎
  14. Eventually I’m gonna have an entire playlist of songs that I picked because they reminded me of the excellent sound design in the opening to Passengers. ↩︎
  15. Hey, Bon Iver is back! Bon Iver is great. ↩︎
  16. Lyrically, at least, this is sorta… Evanescence-y? ↩︎
  17. Similar song on this list: “How You’ll Be Remembered.” Sadness and piano, definitely my aesthetic. ↩︎
  18. Reminds me of when I used to listen to Noon Pacific. I wonder if they’ve stopped doing the whole “Spotify-only” thing?
    Follow-up, having taken a break to go check: no, they’ve gone deeper into it and won’t even show song names now. Exclusivity: it’ll reduce your audience!
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Playlist of the Month: June 2019

All of these links point to music.apple.com instead of itunes.apple.com now, but the tool I use to get them is still at itunes.apple.com. It’s a slow death that iTunes is having.
Silhouette – Aquilo
Coldplay (feat. Vic Mensa) – Mr Hudson
Cologne – Haux
Sober – Edwin Raphael
Coincidental – Betcha
bury a friend – Billie Eilish
How You’ll Be Remembered – Aron Wright
Power Over Me – Dermot Kennedy1
A Big World – Joel Adams
The Bird – SYML
Cocoon – Tommy Ashby
Gentle Punches – Jack in Water
listen before i go – Billie Eilish
Leave a Light On – JacobNeverhill
Me, The Prodigal – Lane Norberg
WHEN I WAS OLDER (Music Inspired by the Film “ROMA”) – Billie Eilish
High Beams (feat. slowthai) – Flume & HWLS
Killer Queen – FIL BO RIVA
I Make Sparks – Novo Amor
Connor – SYML2
Bed – SYML
Antidote – Mr Hudson
Before You Knew It Was Me – SYML
Find Someone – A R I Z O N A
Rebota – Guaynaa
Let Me Hold You – Nick Wilson
Denim Darlin’ – Edwin Raphael
I Of The Storm – Of Monsters and Men
Where Your Secrets Hide (feat. Katie Garfield) – Klergy
Big Yellow Taxi (feat. Vanessa Carlton) – Counting Crows
Girl – SYML
Without the Lights – Elliot Moss
99 – Elliot Moss3
Snowblind – Saro
You There – Aquilo
BITCH (takes one to know one) – Lennon Stella4
Half a Man – Dean Lewis
Until We Meet the Dust – Jack in Water
I Won’t – Richard Walters
Bad for You – Billy Raffoul
Saturn – Sleeping At Last
Gold – JacobNeverhill
Spoke Too Soon – Jake Scott
Wake Up – The Native Sibling5
Amor Genuino – Ozuna
So Called Love – Melis
I Found – Amber Run
Three Strikes (feat. Jack McManus) – Afrojack6
Caves – Haux
Silence (feat. Khalid) – Marshmello
Big Jet Plane – Angus & Julia Stone
Waves – Dean Lewis
Hold Me While You Wait – Lewis Capaldi
Falling Down – Harrison Storm
To the Rhythm – Mattis7
Signs – Leon Else
This Song Reminds Me Of You – Jai Wolf
Do You Mean (feat. Ty Dolla $ign and bülow) – The Chainsmokers
Oceans Away – A R I Z O N A

  1. I heard this playing on the radio the other day and was thoroughly confused, and then confused about why I was confused. I think the moral of the story is that I don’t really understand the concept of radio anymore. ↩︎
  2. This one keeps getting more fun to sing along to. ↩︎
  3. About two weeks after I’d added both of these songs to this list, I was like, “oh, maybe I should try listening to the rest of the album.” So, y’know, look for that next month. ↩︎
  4. Pretty catchy, but I do have to ask: is this actually something people say? ↩︎
  5. This would actually work pretty well in one of those ‘gentle alarm clock’ type apps. ↩︎
  6. This pops up whenever I’m in a nostalgic mood, because I just go to the folder of playlists from a past year, and iTunes sorts by artist first, so this is up a the top. ↩︎
  7. I think this is the catchiest addition this month. ↩︎
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Playlist of the Month: May 2019

In theory, a couple days from now we’ll find out that iTunes is being retired; I’m just going to hope that whatever they replace it with still supports smart playlists, because otherwise my entire music workflow is going to collapse.
Silhouette – Aquilo
Coldplay (feat. Vic Mensa) – Mr Hudson
Hide & Seek (Imogen Heap Cover) – Amber Run
Cologne – Haux
Sober – Edwin Raphael
Coincidental – Betcha1
Heavy Lungs – FLØRE
St. George – Mt. Joy
bury a friend – Billie Eilish
How You’ll Be Remembered – Aron Wright
Run – Harrison Storm
when the party’s over – Billie Eilish
Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) – The Weeknd2
Power Over Me – Dermot Kennedy
Jumper – Natalie Taylor
A Big World – Joel Adams
The Bird – SYML
SKINNYDIP – Jake Miller
WHAT IF YOU FELL IN LOVE? – Jake Miller
my strange addiction – Billie Eilish
Ooh Love Love – sophiemarie.b
Emotion (feat. Panama) – Hazey Eyes
bad guy – Billie Eilish
Cocoon – Tommy Ashby
Last Thread (feat. Huntar) – EMBRZ
Gentle Punches – Jack in Water
listen before i go – Billie Eilish
Leave a Light On – JacobNeverhill
Me, The Prodigal – Lane Norberg3
WHEN I WAS OLDER (Music Inspired by the Film “ROMA”) – Billie Eilish
Eastside – benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid
Loving You – Seafret
High Beams (feat. slowthai) – Flume & HWLS
No Church in the Wild (feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream) – JAY-Z & Kanye West
Thinkin Bout You (Frank Ocean Cover) – Midnight Pool Party4
Killer Queen – FIL BO RIVA
Best Behaviour – Mansionair
Everything All at Once – SYML
Will You Think of Me Later? – Edwin Raphael
I Make Sparks – Novo Amor
Easy – Tycho5
You Spin Me Round (feat. Silver Letomi) – Auralnauts6
Carry On (From “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu”) – Kygo & Rita Ora7
Isle of Strawberries – Edwin Raphael
Maze (Acoustic) – Angel Snow
Saving Grace – Nathan Ball
Connor – SYML
Bed – SYML
Antidote – Mr Hudson8
Before You Knew It Was Me – SYML
Find Someone – A R I Z O N A
SOS (feat. Aloe Blacc) – Avicii
Rebota – Guaynaa
Let Me Hold You – Nick Wilson
Forever Young – Ursine Vulpine
Denim Darlin’ – Edwin Raphael
Alejandro – Lady Gaga9
I Of The Storm – Of Monsters and Men10

  1. The problem with having these playlists be in order like this is that I wind up with the ‘vanguard’ of stuff that’s made it through months of the playlist, and I don’t have any new comments to add to them. ↩︎
  2. In my head, the origin story of this song involves the two guys in Daft Punk just being… paralyzed by introverted terror when The Weeknd walked into their studio ↩︎
  3. This is… pretty off-brand for me, gotta admit. But hey, it sounds good. ↩︎
  4. This is one of two blocks of “it’s time for some throwback music!” in this playlist. ↩︎
  5. Tycho is excellent “lazy Saturday morning” music. ↩︎
  6. Link for context ↩︎
  7. I want to see this movie, but I also… keep forgetting that it’s actually in theaters right now. ↩︎
  8. A+ song for singing along to, surprisingly ↩︎
  9. Fun fact: if you just search for “Alejandro” in Apple Music, you’ll get several covers of this song, but not the original. ↩︎
  10. Found out that a friend of mine recently moved to the neighborhood where I live, and immediately got this album stuck in my head – it came out right when we moved out here, and I spent a lot of time listening to it while getting deliberately lost so I could learn the lay of the land. ↩︎
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Playlist of the Month: April 2019

If I’d planned better, I would’ve written this up before I took my laptop to the Apple Store to get a new keyboard. Again.1
Silhouette – Aquilo
Coldplay (feat. Vic Mensa) – Mr Hudson
Hide & Seek (Imogen Heap Cover) – Amber Run Body – SYML
Better – Khalid
Cologne – Haux
Teardrop – José González
Shadow and a Dancer – The Fray
Hands Held High – LINKIN PARK
Sober – Edwin Raphael
Love Me Back – RITUAL & Tove Styrke
RLNDT – Bad Bunny
Coincidental – Betcha
Heavy Lungs – FLØRE
St. George – Mt. Joy
bury a friend – Billie Eilish
How You’ll Be Remembered – Aron Wright
Faded – Alan Walker
Bigfoot – Mt. Joy
Sheep – Mt. Joy
Run – Harrison Storm
when the party’s over – Billie Eilish
Dinner & Diatribes – Hozier2
Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) – The Weeknd
Power Over Me – Dermot Kennedy
Jumper – Natalie Taylor
Human (feat. Tom Walker) – dodie
A Big World – Joel Adams
WDWGILY – SYML
honest – GOLDN
Freedom Falls – Khushi
The Bird – SYML3
My Boy (feat. Amor Romeira) – Allen King
Tell Me Its a Dream – Phillip LaRue
all the good girls go to hell – Billie Eilish
SKINNYDIP – Jake Miller
WHAT IF YOU FELL IN LOVE? – Jake Miller
my strange addiction – Billie Eilish4
Ooh Love Love – sophiemarie.b
Emotion (feat. Panama) – Hazey Eyes
ilomilo – Billie Eilish
bad guy – Billie Eilish
Cocoon – Tommy Ashby5
Vhs – Mykey
Last Thread (feat. Huntar) – EMBRZ
Gentle Punches – Jack in Water6
listen before i go – Billie Eilish
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – Imaginary Future
Fade (feat. Paris Jones) – J.u.D.
I Love You (Quintet Version) – Woodkid
Bad Day – Daniel Powter7
HP – Maluma
Purple Sand (My Home) – Big Wild
Leave a Light On – JacobNeverhill8
Me, The Prodigal – Lane Norberg
WHEN I WAS OLDER (Music Inspired by the Film “ROMA”) – Billie Eilish9
Eastside – benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid
Loving You – Seafret
High Beams (feat. slowthai) – Flume & HWLS10
Pity Party – Melanie Martinez

  1. This is the fourth keyboard replacement since I got it last summer; gotta love that butterfly keyboard. ↩︎
  2. There are some excellent jokes about Hozier’s new album, but I won’t be repeating any of them, because I like to pretend I’ve got a better sense of humor than I actually do. ↩︎
  3. This didn’t make it into my playlist on the first listen, but then I came back to it and liked it more, and I’m glad I gave it a second chance. ↩︎
  4. But seriously, Billie Eilish is amazing ↩︎
  5. In the same musical aesthetic as Cologne, above, so of course I’m a fan. ↩︎
  6. Putting this playlist together is actually the first time that I’ve seen the album cover for this. Very ‘Noon Pacific.’ ↩︎
  7. This is what happens when the person driving says “hey, we should listen to a bunch of throwback music.” ↩︎
  8. Still can’t read this title without getting part of Midnight stuck in my head. Coldplay: I’m still a fan. ↩︎
  9. I don’t know how I missed this when it came out, but I’ve listened to it like a thousand times this month, so I guess I’m caught up ↩︎
  10. It’s got an aggressive intro, but I really like the way the guy goes through the lyrics. ↩︎
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Playlist of the Month: March 2019

An update since last time: the iTunes Store Search API is nicer if you don’t try to do a lot at once. The moral of the story is… teach your algorithms to slow down and smell the roses?
Silhouette – Aquilo
Coldplay (feat. Vic Mensa) – Mr Hudson
Ibiza (feat. Romeo Santos) – Ozuna
You Found Me – The Fray
Hide & Seek (Imogen Heap Cover) – Amber Run
Congratulations – Blue October
Body – SYML
Better – Khalid
Cologne – Haux
Teardrop – José González
How to Save a Life – The Fray
Shadow and a Dancer – The Fray
Pyres of Varanasi – Thirty Seconds to Mars
Hands Held High – LINKIN PARK
Sober – Edwin Raphael
Flashback – Majik
Strangers – Majik
Friends (Under the Influence) – Majik
If You’re Gone – Matchbox Twenty
O Superman (For Massenet) – Laurie Anderson
Movement – Hozier
Love Me Back – RITUAL & Tove Styrke
Sola – Luis Fonsi
RLNDT – Bad Bunny
Coincidental – Betcha
Lust – Xela
Temporary – Ella Vos
Heavy Lungs – FLØRE
Let You Down – NF
St. George – Mt. Joy
bury a friend – Billie Eilish
How You’ll Be Remembered – Aron Wright1
Green Eyes – Edwin Raphael
Back In My Body – Maggie Rogers
Visions (feat. RBBTS) – Lane 8
Harbours – Edwin Raphael
Faded – Alan Walker
Places We Don’t Know – Kasbo
Bigfoot – Mt. Joy
Out of Love – Peter Manos
Queen of Coasts – Edwin Raphael
Sheep – Mt. Joy2
wish you were gay – Billie Eilish
Run – Harrison Storm
13th Floor (feat. Lil Halima) – Elias Boussnina
when the party’s over – Billie Eilish3
Dinner & Diatribes – Hozier
Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) – The Weeknd
Power Over Me – Dermot Kennedy4
Where’s My Love – SYML
Mirage – Elina
Not Easy – Evan Roman
Jumper – Natalie Taylor5
Lucky for You – Novo Amor & Gia Margaret
Human (feat. Tom Walker) – dodie
A Big World – Joel Adams6
WDWGILY – SYML
honest – GOLDN7
Freedom Falls – Khushi
The Bird – SYML
Here With Me (feat. CHVRCHES) – Marshmello
When It Ends – Imaginary Future
My Boy (feat. Amor Romeira) – Allen King8
Cama Vacía – Ozuna
Tell Me Its a Dream – Phillip LaRue
all the good girls go to hell – Billie Eilish
SKINNYDIP – Jake Miller
WHAT IF YOU FELL IN LOVE? – Jake Miller9
my strange addiction – Billie Eilish10
Thinking of You – Christian Kane11

  1. I still want this to be used in a movie. No idea what movie, but it feels very cinematic. ↩︎
  2. Fun to sing along to, 10/10 would recommend ↩︎
  3. This whole album is great ↩︎
  4. Instagram’s little ‘share a song in your story’ thing is a good way to discover music. Not as good as it could be — if they’d give Apple Music links instead of only Spotify, I’d be happier. ↩︎
  5. This is a really good cover. ↩︎
  6. This will very much get stuck in your head ↩︎
  7. Also very catchy ↩︎
  8. Protip: don’t google this guy; if you’re lucky, you’ll just find his YouTube channel. ↩︎
  9. This song really reminds me of “I Like Me Better” ↩︎
  10. As of this writing, this is tied with “bury a friend” for being my favorite song on this album. ↩︎
  11. If you haven’t watched Leverage, you absolutely should, it’s a wonderful, wonderful show. ↩︎
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Playlist of the Month: February 2019

Ideally I would’ve spent more time commenting on this list than I did fighting the iTunes Store Search API, but we can’t always get what we want.
Silhouette – Aquilo
start//end – EDEN
Coldplay (feat. Vic Mensa) – Mr Hudson
Ibiza (feat. Romeo Santos) – Ozuna
Ficción (feat. Bebe) – Costa, Mygal X & Bebe
You Found Me – The Fray
Unsteady – X Ambassadors
Save Me – Majik
Hide & Seek (Imogen Heap Cover) – Amber Run
Amen (LCV Choir) – Amber Run
Conversations with my Wife – Jon Bellion
Be Somebody – Kings of Leon
Congratulations – Blue October
Body – SYML
Better – Khalid
Cologne – Haux
Tongue – MNEK
Bleach Report – Ian Isiah
Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) – Post Malone & Swae Lee
Scared of the Dark (feat. XXXTENTACION) – Lil Wayne & Ty Dolla $ign
Ocean (feat. Khalid) – Martin Garrix
Dark Things – Vic Mensa
Teardrop – José González
Clean Eyes – SYML
Klonopin – Vic Mensa
Over My Head (Cable Car) – The Fray
How to Save a Life – The Fray
Vienna – The Fray
Shadow and a Dancer – The Fray
Hold My Hand – The Fray
Pyres of Varanasi – Thirty Seconds to Mars1
Hurricane – Thirty Seconds to Mars
Night of the Hunter – Thirty Seconds to Mars
Lost In the World (feat. Bon Iver) – Kanye West
Hands Held High – LINKIN PARK
Phony – KROWNS
Sober – Edwin Raphael2
Flashback – Majik
Strangers – Majik3
Friends (Under the Influence) – Majik
SOBER – daste.
If You’re Gone – Matchbox Twenty
O Superman (For Massenet) – Laurie Anderson4
Silver Lining – Mt. Joy
Movement – Hozier
Astrovan – Mt. Joy5
Jenny Jenkins – Mt. Joy
Love Me Back – RITUAL & Tove Styrke
Sola – Luis Fonsi
RLNDT – Bad Bunny6
Dirty Love – Mt. Joy
Clean Eyes (Acoustic) – SYML
Coincidental – Betcha
Thunder – Imagine Dragons
Good Old Days (feat. Kesha) – Macklemore
Lust – Xela
Temporary – Ella Vos
Heavy Lungs – FLØRE7
Let You Down – NF
St. George – Mt. Joy8
bury a friend – Billie Eilish9
Call It Love – Nathan Ball
Colder – Edwin Raphael
The Descent (feat. Lily Moore, Moss Kena & Jacob Banks) – Other People’s Heartache & Bastille
How You’ll Be Remembered – Aron Wright10

  1. I wrote a paper about this song, and haven’t the faintest idea of what grade I got. The moral of the story: stressing about grades has always been pointless. ↩︎
  2. I found an interview this guy didwhere he described his music as “feeling nostalgic about something or feeling some weird sadness about something,” which is exactly my aesthetic, given that I describe my taste in music as “sad hipsters crooning into microphones.” ↩︎
  3. Considering that Majik recently broke up, sorta, I was really happy when this came out and was a great addition to their repertoire; it feels a bit like a return to what they sounded like when I first started listening to them, which is, not coincidentally, why “Friends” is also in this list. ↩︎
  4. I love this, because it makes me nostalgic for the ‘80s. And not in a Thor: Ragnarok “look at how Aesthetic(TM) this time period was!” way, but I genuinely miss my experience of everyday life as a 20-something in the ‘80s. Which is impressive, given that I wasn’t born until the ‘90s. ↩︎
  5. This goes as a shoutout to my sister, who made me listen to this whole album. Told ya it’d wind up in my playlist. ↩︎
  6. Fun fact: I consistently read this title as “‘reliant,’ but pronounced wrong” ↩︎
  7. The first line is great, just “I’m not magnificent” ↩︎
  8. Probably my favorite off this album – “Jenny Jenkins” is really catchy, “Astrovan” has some great lyrics, but “St. George” just has the most visceral emotion in his voice. ↩︎
  9. This feels like the auditory version of a really good horror movie, and I love it. Which is weird, considering that I really don’t like horror movies. ↩︎
  10. Ooh, this is a weird note to end on, just ‘hey, time to be Sad’. Like, I love it, but I would’ve preferred to end on a slightly higher note than “let’s discuss your mortality” ↩︎
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Playlist of the Month: January 2019

This year, my new year’s resolution was to immediately fail at blogging more often.
Silhouette – Aquilo 1
Antes de Morirme (feat. Rosalía) – C. Tangana
start//end – EDEN
lovely – Billie Eilish & Khalid
Coldplay (feat. Vic Mensa) – Mr Hudson
Ibiza (feat. Romeo Santos) – Ozuna
you should see me in a crown – Billie Eilish
La Modelo (feat. Cardi B) – Ozuna
Ficción (feat. Bebe) – Costa, Mygal X & Bebe
Única – Ozuna
Pteryla – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
You Found Me – The Fray
Unsteady – X Ambassadors
Save Me – Majik
Please – Saro
Bellyache (Marian Hill Remix) – Billie Eilish
Nevermind – Dennis Lloyd
Be There – Fyfe
Hide & Seek (Imogen Heap Cover) – Amber Run
Amen (LCV Choir) – Amber Run 2
forever free – San Holo & Duskus
Starlight (feat. Mr Gabriel) – Jai Wolf
Conversations with my Wife – Jon Bellion
lift me from the ground (feat. Sofie Winterson) – San Holo
Be Somebody – Kings of Leon
A Sky Full of Stars (Live in Buenos Aires) – Coldplay
Give Yourself a Try – The 1975
BAGDAD (Cap.7: Liturgia) – ROSALÍA
TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME – The 1975
DI MI NOMBRE (Cap.8: Éxtasis) – ROSALÍA
Congratulations – Blue October 3
Body – SYML
Better – Khalid
Cologne – Haux
Such Great Heights – The Postal Service
Such Great Heights – Iron & Wine
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
First Time (feat. Dylan Matthew) – Seven Lions, SLANDER & Dabin
Tongue – MNEK 4
Lookalike – Conan Gray 5
Bleach Report – Ian Isiah 6
Way Up – Jaden
Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) – Post Malone & Swae Lee
Scared of the Dark (feat. XXXTENTACION) – Lil Wayne & Ty Dolla $ign
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight – The Postal Service
Ocean (feat. Khalid) – Martin Garrix
Beach House – The Chainsmokers
Let Go – Beau Young Prince
Sleeping In – The Postal Service
Hide (feat. Seezyn) – Juice WRLD
Home – Vince Staples
Freak – XYLØ
Dark Things – Vic Mensa
Crash – Chris Malinchak
It’s Only (feat. Zyra) [ODESZA VIP Remix] – ODESZA
Teardrop – José González 7
Correct – MNEK
Clean Eyes – SYML
Klonopin – Vic Mensa 8
Waste of Time – Lostboycrow
Eyes – RÜFÜS DU SOL
Over My Head (Cable Car) – The Fray
How to Save a Life – The Fray
Vienna – The Fray 9
Shadow and a Dancer – The Fray
Hold My Hand – The Fray
Pyres of Varanasi – Thirty Seconds to Mars
Hurricane – Thirty Seconds to Mars
Night of the Hunter – Thirty Seconds to Mars
Lost In the World (feat. Bon Iver) – Kanye West
Hands Held High – LINKIN PARK

  1. I used one of those “year in review” things to analyze my Apple Music data, and after I filtered out the playlist that I leave going when I’m asleep, this was, unsurprisingly, one of my top songs. ↩︎
  2. This and Hide & Seek sorta started me on a nostalgia trip later in the month; you’ll see it in a bit. ↩︎
  3. I really like this song, it’s a cool collaboration, but having half paid attention to the lyrics, I’ve gotta say, I think the guy’s being a dick. “Hey, congrats on the engagement/wedding, also I’ve been in love with you forever” ↩︎
  4. This song is great and I love it ↩︎
  5. I described this to somebody as “a gay guy who got tired of freaking out about Lana Del Rey and decided to just be her.” ↩︎
  6. The intro is great, listen to it ↩︎
  7. May or may not have binge-watched an entire season of House while I was sick. That’s definitely a good show to watch while you’re sick, you just sit there diagnosing yourself with everything. ↩︎
  8. I’m gonna be honest, I mostly just think this song is really funny, because you can hear him thinking “oh, this is gonna upset some suburbanites” with some of the stuff he says. ↩︎
  9. This song is also hilarious, I love that there’s just a whole song about “ooh, sorry, there’s really no way to reach me, I got a new phone or whatever” ↩︎
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Playlist of the Month: December 2018

Happy new year, everybody, and I hope it treats you well. My new year’s resolution is to actually do all the stuff I signed myself up to do in the past few weeks, which is… rather a lot of stuff.
Silhouette – Aquilo
Antes de Morirme (feat. Rosalía) – C. Tangana
start//end – EDEN
lovely – Billie Eilish & Khalid
Coldplay (feat. Vic Mensa) – Mr Hudson 1
Ibiza (feat. Romeo Santos) – Ozuna
you should see me in a crown – Billie Eilish
La Modelo (feat. Cardi B) – Ozuna
Ficción (feat. Bebe) – Costa, Mygal X & Bebe
Rooftop (feat. Jake Miller) – The Stolen
Única – Ozuna
Pteryla – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
You Found Me – The Fray
Arashiyama – Fyfe & Iskra Strings
Emigrate – Novo Amor
Unsteady – X Ambassadors
Save Me – Majik
Who Are You (Anatole Rework) – Aquilo & Anatole
Serotonin Rushes – Fujiya & Miyagi
Please – Saro
Stuck – Imagine Dragons
Generation Why – Conan Gray 2
El Síntoma de (ún) Músico [feat. La Tortuga China] – Trending Tropics
Bellyache (Marian Hill Remix) – Billie Eilish
Nevermind – Dennis Lloyd
Natural – Imagine Dragons
Real Life – Imagine Dragons
Be There – Fyfe
Hide & Seek (Imogen Heap Cover) – Amber Run 3
Amen (LCV Choir) – Amber Run
forever free – San Holo & Duskus
Carousel – Amber Run
Wait for You – Jake Miller
Otro Día en la Tierra (feat. Frank Báez) – Trending Tropics 4
Bad Liar – Imagine Dragons
Starlight (feat. Mr Gabriel) – Jai Wolf
Conversations with my Wife – Jon Bellion
lift me from the ground (feat. Sofie Winterson) – San Holo
Candy Cane Lane – Sia
Be Somebody – Kings of Leon
A Sky Full of Stars (Live in Buenos Aires) – Coldplay
Not for Me – Perfume Genius 5
The Scientist (Live in Buenos Aires) – Coldplay
Give Yourself a Try – The 1975
Only – Imagine Dragons
DE AQUÍ NO SALES (Cap.4: Disputa) – ROSALÍA 6
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall (Live in Buenos Aires) – Coldplay
BAGDAD (Cap.7: Liturgia) – ROSALÍA
TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME – The 1975
DI MI NOMBRE (Cap.8: Éxtasis) – ROSALÍA
Congratulations – Blue October 7
Body – SYML 8
Daylight (Phil Tan Mix) – Blue October
Better – Khalid 9
Cologne – Haux
Let It Snow – Filous 10
O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Sleeping At Last

  1. Now taking bets on which will fall out of these playlists first: this song, or the latest bit of Coldplay. ↩︎
  2. Originally I had a version of this that was released as a single, but it got pulled from Apple Music, so I replaced it with the version off the EP. Not sure what happened there. ↩︎
  3. I didn’t actually realize this was on Apple Music until I was putting this playlist together, the version I have is a rip of the YouTube video. ↩︎
  4. The downside to the Shortcut I have for putting these posts together is that, for whatever reason, it just can’t handle diacritics, so anything that involves áéíóú or ü or whatever just… doesn’t show up, and I have to look up the links by hand. Ugh, my life is so difficult. ↩︎
  5. This is the single most emo thing I’ve listened to all year, and it’s kind of amazing ↩︎
  6. This whole album is really interesting, I definitely recommend listening to it all. ↩︎
  7. Second occurrence of indirect Imogen Heap in this playlist ↩︎
  8. I’m like 95% sure this song is about being trans ↩︎
  9. This song really reminds me of a friend of mine, which is weird because when I sent it to him and said as much he replied “I have never heard this before” ↩︎
  10. Just a hint of Christmas music, here at the end of the month. ↩︎
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Playlist of the Month: November 2018

Thanksgiving is over, time for me to start listening to weirdly depressing covers of Christmas music!
Silhouette – Aquilo
Antes de Morirme (feat. Rosalía) – C. Tangana
start//end – EDEN
What a Heavenly Way to Die – Troye Sivan
Loyal – ODESZA
lovely – Billie Eilish & Khalid
Coldplay (feat. Vic Mensa) – Mr Hudson 1
Since the Day I Was Born – Lostboycrow
Ibiza (feat. Romeo Santos) – Ozuna
Not Alone – LINKIN PARK
Sad Season – Gavin Haley
you should see me in a crown – Billie Eilish 2
Optimistic – Lontalius
Push for Yellow (Shelter) – Valley
La Modelo (feat. Cardi B) – Ozuna
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
America – XYLØ
Ficción (feat. Bebe) – Costa, Mygal X & Bebe 3
Viva La Vida (Live in Buenos Aires) – Coldplay
Aura (feat. Arthur Hanlon) – Ozuna
Setting Fires – The Chainsmokers & XYLØ
Una Flor – Ozuna
Bebé (feat. Anuel AA) – Ozuna
Rooftop (feat. Jake Miller) – The Stolen 4
Wash over Me – Jazz Morley
Fix You (Live in Buenos Aires) – Coldplay
Única – Ozuna 5
Stay Closer – ZHU
Pteryla – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
Alps – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
You Found Me – The Fray
Arashiyama – Fyfe & Iskra Strings
Seneca – Novo Amor
The Road Less Wandered (SYML Rework) – Aquilo & SYML
Emigrate – Novo Amor 6
Unsteady – X Ambassadors
Save Me – Majik
Who Are You (Anatole Rework) – Aquilo & Anatole
Indian Summer – Jai Wolf
Alabao (feat. Canalón de Timbiquí) – Trending Tropics
Serotonin Rushes – Fujiya & Miyagi
Repeat Until Death – Novo Amor
Please – Saro
Stuck – Imagine Dragons
Reasons to Fight (feat. Ziggy Marley) – Trending Tropics
Generation Why – Conan Gray 7
El Síntoma de (ún) Músico [feat. La Tortuga China] – Trending Tropics
Bellyache (Marian Hill Remix) – Billie Eilish
Nevermind – Dennis Lloyd

  1. Had to get out my phone during a game of Scattergories to prove that there’s actually a song called “Coldplay” ↩︎
  2. Favorite review of this song I’ve heard, (paraphrased) from a tech podcaster: “during the day, put the volume on your HomePod really high, and then play this song. During the day, though, don’t do it at night, your neighbors will get mad.” ↩︎
  3. I’ve actually got a joke I came up with about the way this song sounds, but thinking about it I don’t think I want to post it online, because I don’t want the internet knowing what my sense of humor is like. ↩︎
  4. I haven’t actually listened to Jake Miller’s new single yet, it’s in my queue, but I’m still wondering if anyone’s told him that entire color theme screams “bisexual” ↩︎
  5. does this one get stuck in your head as much if you don’t know Spanish? someone who didn’t take Spanish in high school, report in ↩︎
  6. Probably my favorite song off the new album. That said, the whole thing is great; if you want to feel nostalgic, I recommend it. ↩︎
  7. So far my impression of this guy is “a gay who decided ‘instead of being a Lana del Rey fangirl, I’m just gonna be her’” ↩︎
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Playlist of the Month: October 2018

Happily, the new Shortcuts update came out yesterday that makes my “get all these links” Shortcut work again. Have you downloaded iOS 12.1 yet?
Desert Rose – Jay Brannan 1
Silhouette – Aquilo
Oceans Away – A R I Z O N A
Antes de Morirme (feat. Rosalía) – C. Tangana
start//end – EDEN
Real – Majik
Stronger – Kanye West 2
Lucky Strike – Troye Sivan
No Eres Tú – Jesse Baez & C. Tangana
What a Heavenly Way to Die – Troye Sivan
NFWMB – Hozier
Loyal – ODESZA
lovely – Billie Eilish & Khalid
Coldplay (feat. Vic Mensa) – Mr Hudson
Opps – Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok
Since the Day I Was Born – Lostboycrow
COPYCAT – Billie Eilish
Boy – ODESZA
Line of Sight (feat. WYNNE & Mansionair) – ODESZA
Can’t Forget You – Mr Hudson
Lyla – Big Red Machine
Higher Ground (feat. Naomi Wild) – ODESZA
The Catalyst – LINKIN PARK
Clarify (feat. Fractures) [Tinlicker Remix] – Lane 8
Bluebird – Lane 8 & Anderholm
Ibiza (feat. Romeo Santos) – Ozuna 3
Hide and Seek – Kodaline
See – Tycho
Not Alone – LINKIN PARK 4
Don’t Come Around – Kodaline
Born Again – Kodaline
Happier – Marshmello & Bastille 5
Angel – Kodaline
Across the Room (feat. Leon Bridges) [Tycho Remix] – ODESZA
Cheap Thrills (feat. Sean Paul) – Sia 6
Hell Froze Over – Kodaline
Sad Season – Gavin Haley
you should see me in a crown – Billie Eilish 7
Optimistic – Lontalius 8
Gold – Fyfe & Iskra Strings
Besos Mojados (feat. R.K.M. & Ken Y) – Ozuna
Push for Yellow (Shelter) – Valley
La Modelo (feat. Cardi B) – Ozuna

  1. I think this one isn’t gonna make it into next month’s list, it’s had a good run though. ↩︎
  2. Probably I should get rid oof the last fo the Kanye in my playlists, he’s gone a bit off ↩︎
  3. Because of this song I wound up adding Ozuna’s two most recent albums. Sadly, nothing’s gotten to this level yet, but still, I’m hopeful. ↩︎
  4. I believe all the proceeds from this one are still going to charity, so like… listen for a good cause! ↩︎
  5. This is, like, the opposite of “Optimistic”, further down the list, and it’s kinda nice. ↩︎
  6. I genuinely have no idea if this is the original or not, I’d heard like four different covers of this song before I ever heard Sia sing it. ↩︎
  7. I love both the music and the lyrics, this song is great. ↩︎
  8. Musically I like this, but I’ve been trying to avoid listening to the lyrics because, from what I’ve actually paid attention to, I think the song is basically “white boy Isn’t Sad about being in the friendzone” ↩︎
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Playlist of the Month: September 2018

Man, I didn’t appreciate “back to school” time enough when I had it.
Desert Rose – Jay Brannan
Thin – Aquilo
Silhouette – Aquilo
All I Want – Kodaline
Follow Your Fire – Kodaline
Six Feet Over Ground – Aquilo
Babylon – Oneohtrix Point Never
You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen
Oceans Away – A R I Z O N A
Antes de Morirme (feat. Rosalía) – C. Tangana
icarus – EDEN
lost//found – EDEN
start//end – EDEN1
Real – Majik
Stronger – Kanye West
Lucky Strike – Troye Sivan2
Crystal Souls – Headphone Activist
No Eres Tú – Jesse Baez & C. Tangana
Away from You – Sound Remedy3
You Moved Away – Death Cab for Cutie
Clouds, Not Clocks – Slow Meadow
What a Heavenly Way to Die – Troye Sivan
Stupid Mistakes – lovelytheband
Postcard (feat. Gordi) – Troye Sivan
wrong – EDEN
Nina Cried Power (feat. Mavis Staples) – Hozier
NFWMB – Hozier4
When We Drive – Death Cab for Cutie
wings – EDEN
Technologic – Daft Punk5
Loyal – ODESZA
Thought Contagion – Muse
lovely – Billie Eilish & Khalid6
Coldplay (feat. Vic Mensa) – Mr Hudson7
Opps – Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok
Since The Day I Was Born – Lostboycrow
Zero (From the Original Motion Picture “Ralph Breaks The Internet”) – Imagine Dragons
La Ciudad – ODESZA
COPYCAT – Billie Eilish
Forest Green – Big Red Machine
Boy – ODESZA
Line of Sight (feat. WYNNE & Mansionair) – ODESZA
Can’t Forget You – Mr Hudson
Lyla – Big Red Machine
Fix You – Canyon City8


  1. Seriously, I love this one 
  2. He’s really going for that Lana Del Rey, “I plan to be young and beautiful and then die the moment either of those runs out” aesthetic 
  3. I really like this one, but it really doesn’t agree with the speakers on my phone, which is a bummer when I’m driving; we’re all spoiled by having an aux cord, these days, but I don’t have one. 
  4. “Give your heart and soul to charity/’Cause the rest of you, the best of you/belongs to me” is such a creepy, weird line, and I love it 
  5. Someone asked me “are all Daft Punk songs like this?” while I was listening to this one. 
  6. I’d kinda forgotten about Billie Eilish, to be honest, and then someone reminded me of her and I spent the next two hours just listening to whatever Apple Music had. 
  7. Sent this one to a friend. “I like the song, but I don’t like that it’s not by Coldplay.” 
  8. This wasn’t the only cover of a Coldplay song I almost included; the version of Yellow in Crazy Rich Asians almost made it in. 
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Playlist of the Month: August 2018

The problem with listening to music that’s mildly non-mainstream is that anything with a simple name is more difficult to find on iTunes.
How It Is – Majik
The Weight – Amber Run
Technicolour Beat – Oh Wonder
Desert Rose – Jay Brannan1
XO – EDEN
Thin – Aquilo
drugs – EDEN
Silhouette – Aquilo
All I Want – Kodaline
Age Of – Oneohtrix Point Never
Follow Your Fire – Kodaline
Closer – Majik
Silent Movies – Aquilo
Six Feet Over Ground – Aquilo
Babylon – Oneohtrix Point Never2
You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen
Oceans Away – A R I Z O N A
Summertime (feat. San Holo) – Yellow Claw
The Journey – Sol Rising3
Follow – SKALE – E – TRON
X – Majik
stutter – EDEN
Confidence – Majik
Antes de Morirme (feat. Rosalía) – C. Tangana
wonder – EDEN4
icarus – EDEN
lost//found – EDEN
The Way I Am – Charlie Puth
Song For You (Mansionair Remix) – Rhye
forever//over – EDEN
start//end – EDEN5
gold – EDEN
IMPRINT – FELIX SANDMAN
Guerrera – DELLAFUENTE & C. Tangana
Bien Duro – C. Tangana6
Black Sun – Death Cab For Cutie
Real – Majik


  1. I’d argue that the only reason Jay Brannan isn’t considered a Gay Icon to some degree or another is that he specifically doesn’t want to be known as “that gay singer” which is… even more Iconic(TM), to be honest 
  2. can we just take a moment to appreciate the band’s name? it’s so delightfully weird 
  3. This one is very calming. 
  4. Given how much of this album I’ve got in this playlist, I’m gonna go ahead and make the album art the photo for this post. Why does the post need a photo, you ask? Because it’ll look better. 
  5. Top new song this month; I just really love the effect on the piano. 
  6. I’m sorta refusing to think about the lyrics of this one, because from the little bit I’ve understood from casual listening, this is such trashy pop music that I’m probably happier not knowing.