Year 27, A Playlist

For the last two years I’ve created a playlist of the music (whether recently released or just new to me) I had on heavy rotation that year. As my birthday is early in the year, I name the playlist, “Year [insert age],” and it serves as a kind of capsule of what I was feeling. Music is so heavily tied to emotion for me, and I really enjoy the immediate sense of nostalgia that a well loved song brings on. It’s an interesting way to revisit the self that you were and I’m really in to that self reflective crap, so yeah. I only have one rule for myself: I try to keep to one song from an album (otherwise all of AM would be on here). Also, a few stray observations about the list itself: this is the year I let myself love popmusic with abandon, clearly I’m obsessed with the Arctic Monkeys as I did keep to the one song per album rule, but they got a sneaky second song in here in the form of a cover, I think the rap genre has the most innovative and interesting artists right now, and Beyoncé. Anyway, on to the list!

Falling | Haim | Days Are Gone

Crew Cuts (feat. Xperience) [Jake One Remix] | Macklermore & Ryan Lewis | VS. Redux

Little Numbers | BOY | Mutual Friends

Boy | Emma Louise | vs Head vs Heart

Slow Animals | The Strokes | Comedown Machine

Out of My League | Fitz and the Tantrums | More than Just a Dream

Your Drums, Your Love | AlunaGeorge | Body Music

Get Lucky | Daft Punk | Random Access Memories

Trying to Be Cool | Phoenix | Bankrupt!

Money Trees | Kendrick Lamar | good kid, m.A.A.d city

Looks Good with Trouble (feat. Kendrick Lamar) | Solange

Hannah Hunt | Vampire Weekend | Modern Vampires of the City

I Appear Missing | Queens of the Stone Age | …Like Clockwork

Doses & Mimosas | Cherub | MoM & DaD

Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High | Arctic Monkeys | AM

Easy Easy | King Krule | Easy Easy

Electric Lady [feat. Solange] | Janelle Monae | The Electric Lady

Hold On, We’re Going Home | Drake Cover by the Arctic Monkeys

Street of Dreams | Frankie Rose | Herein Wild

New York | Angel Haze | Dirty Gold

Holding on For Life | Broken Bells

III. telegraph ave. (“Oakland” by Lloyd) | Childish Gambino | because the internet

Cocoa Butter Kisses (feat. Vic Mensa & Twista) | Chance the Rapper | Acid Rap

Atlantis | Postiljonen | Skyer

***Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) | Beyoncé | BEYONCÉ

Listen to Year 27 on Spotify

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