BlogStudyJamz: Lily’s definitive StudyJamz playlist

I conceptualize StudyJamz as fitting into two major categories:

  1. ChillStudyJamz – I am reading Freud’s theory of the 4th dimensional city. I am a flowering intellectual. Background noise would be nice as I contemplate the relationship between time and space.
  2. PumpUpStudyJamz – I HAVEN’T SLEPT IN THREE DAYS IS THIS COFFEE I’M DRINKING IT WAIT IS THAT A HAWK EATING A SQUIRREL I NEED THE INTENSITY OF A TORNADO EARTHQUAKE IN MY HEADPHONES

Here are some choice picks from both categories. And I’m not going to lie to you: This blog post may be my curated musical masterpiece.

ChillStudyJamz:

1. Sebastian Tellier – La Ritournelle
If you can watch this whole video/listen to this whole song and not get emotional you have sold your soul to the devil.

2. Dirty Gold – California Sunrise
I haven’t been to California since I was 11 but I want to think this just plays in the background always.

3. Pictureplane – Goth-Star
When I went to Swarthmore (GASP) Pictureplane came to the comparable Spring Weekend band event and I was frEEEEEkin

4. Twigs – Breathe
More newish than most of these other songs. I’m psyched for them to release more than an EP, but that’s the indie music scene blues.


5. The Books
– Classy Penguin
Oh god, The Books. Such an incredible band. When they broke up I cried true tears.

6. Air France – It Feels Good to Be Around You
I’m pretty sure this song enters into another dimension at moments.


7. Air – Alone in Kyoto
The band name fits the music ~~~ lulling…

8. Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
No explanation.

9. Joanna Newsom – 81
Oh lord. She is the most beautiful human in the entire world. And she’s dating Andy Samberg.

 

10. Claude Debussy – La fille aux cheveux de lin
My favorite classical composer ^_^ Or, one of the only classical composers I know well/listen to at all.

PumpUpStudyJamz:

1. Mark Foster, A-Trak, and Kimbra – Warrior
Considering this was commissioned for a Converse ad, DAMN. Amazing.


2. Hudson Mohawke
– FUSE
During my freshman year the boy across the hall from me was a DJ and played this song on an infinite loop to get the mixing right and I didn’t even care.

3. The Hood Internet – See Youth (Usher v. Santigold)
It’s that beat that isn’t on the beat that gets me. Clearly I don’t have the vocabulary for this. But do you hear it?


4. Japandroids –
The House That Heaven Built
Best song of the summer HANDS DOWN.

5. Wiz Khalifa – Black & Yellow (Go Periscope Remix)
It was already a great pump up but I think the remix highlights the ridiculousness to new heights.

You are stuck inside a video game. Now dance.

7. Sky Ferreira – One
Maybe I should hate this song/video because she’s so hip and model-y and ethereal but fuck it.

8. Janelle Monae – Violet Stars Happy Hunting!!!
THE QUEEN. If you haven’t listened to her entire discography, go now! Fun MCM fact: This album is inspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 film “Metropolis.”

9. Jason Derulo – Ridin’ Solo
The official song of my Barbour suite last year. (Hey Barbourshop 40!)


10. Madeon – Pop Culture
All the songzzzzzz! (at the same time)

<3 Good luck studying!

Image by Elizabeth Goodspeed ’16

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