Summer jams are easy to pinpoint--they're the songs that make you want to get up, go out, love life, and maybe even make some bad choices. An autumn song is not so simple. It's not as immediate or obvious. It's more an introspective thing that requires you spend some time with it. For our fall playlist, we decided to choose ten songs that could be either, depending on your mood. Download them now to see (and hear) what we mean.
The whistling, the back and forth vocals, the beat--Sweden owns us a little more each day.
This is what we call a very well-crafted pop song. Hooks, vocals, everything down to a T. If you take issue with it, you no longer have a soul.
This British girl is hot, plus she sounds like a cross between Kate Bush and BjÃ¶rk, and that's even hotter.
Tremendous songwriting, terrific vocals. A band that deserves to really break big with its new album (yet to be released). Keep your eyes on them.
â€¢ "Spider's House" -- Califone (From "Roots & Crowns")
Going along with the spooky October vibe, along comes Califone's latest album, providing you with just the right soundtrack for the start of an autumn chill.
You may have heard another song of his in an Adidas commercial for this year's World Cup, but this one is far superior. 4 Realz.
Epic, lush, stoned, proggy rock with just the right smidge of art school attitude.
â€¢ "Ted"-- Clark (From "Body Riddle")
Chaotic break beats from a Warp staple that sounds both unnerving and satisfying at the same time.
More proof that Canadians do everything just a little bit better than the rest of the world. Electro perfection.
One hundred albums later, Of Montreal finally hits the jackpot with its latest release due out in January 2007. If this Prince-inspired mind fuck doesn't blow you away, you might want to check your pulse.
Our top tracks for fall—download them now.