Moving Playlist: A Curation of Bittersweet Songs for Your Big Move

Moving: haphazardly stuffing boxes with a bunch of crap I call my stuff, using one of those packing tape dispensers and attempting to not get the tape stuck onto itself, vigorously spackling nail holes in the wall in hopes at least some of the deposit back…

For me, moving has always been a bittersweet affair. I’ve lived in several homes and apartments in my life — seven apartments in my adult life alone. Moving usually means you’re on to bigger and better things. Or maybe it means your landlord raised your rent. Or perhaps, like my next move, it signifies moving in with your significant other into a place you both call home.

Whatever the reason, you’ll usually feel excited while packing. But simultaneously, you may also feel as if you’re mourning the end of a chapter in your life.

This playlist if full of bittersweet songs to get you through moving day:

  1. Yellow Ledbetter – Pearl Jam
  2. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala
  3. You’re a Wolf – Sea Wolf
  4. Books from Boxes – Maximo Park
  5. Brand New Start – Little Joy
  6. Moving to New York – The Wombats
  7. Two Weeks – Grizzly Bear
  8. Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes
  9. This Must Be The Place – Talking Heads
  10. Excuses – Morning Benders
  11. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  12. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel
  13. Pretty Pimpin – Kurt Vile
  14. Bad Kids – Black Lips
  15. The Way We Get By – Spoon
  16. Future Primitive – Papercuts
  17. End of the Movie – Cake
  18. All Outta Angst – NOFX
  19. The Way We Move – Langhorne Slim, The Law
  20. Pretty Vacant – Sex Pistols

 

What’s on your moving playlist? Let us know in the comments.

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Spring Cleaning Playlist: A Curation of Peppy Songs for Cleaning

It’s about that time of year again. It’s spring, which means it’s time to empty your closets, donate a bunch of your old stuff to charity, scrub your baseboards, put your winter clothing into storage, and vacuum all of the nooks and crannies of your home you neglected all winter.

If you’re like me, you definitely put all of these chores on the back burner until the last possible minute. Something that always gets me in the mood to do mass amounts of laundry or scrub the stove is upbeat, positive music.

Here’s a list of jams that will get you pumped up to clean and declutter this season:

  1. Furr – Blitzen Trapper
  2. Naive – The Kooks
  3. Same Jeans – The View
  4. Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
  5. Hong Kong Garden – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  6. Cold Cold Man – Saint Motel
  7. Chugjug – Family of the Year
  8. The Walker – Fitz and the Tantrums
  9. A Summer Song – Chad & Jeremy
  10. Walking on a Dream – Empire of the Sun
  11. Ghostwriter – RJD2
  12. Oxford Comma – Vampire Weekend
  13. Frankly, Mr. Shankly – The Smiths
  14. Cutie Pie – Nathan Fox
  15. The Impression That I Get – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  16. Sound System – Operation Ivy
  17. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  18. Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem
  19. Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine
  20. The World Is New – Save Ferris

If you have a Spotify account, you can listen to the playlist here:

What songs do you play while spring cleaning? Let us know in the comments.

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