Saturday, March 28, 2020

Piano Day 2020


Today, March 28th, is International Piano Day. This is what the Piano Day website says about today:

“Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – Nils Frahm

Piano Day, an annual worldwide event founded by a group of likeminded people, takes place on the 88th day of the year – in 2020 it’s the 28th March – because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated.

The aim of the day is to create a platform for piano related projects in order to promote the development of musical dimensions and to continue sharing the centuries-old joy of playing the piano. Piano Day welcomes all kinds of piano lovers — young and old, amateur and professional, of any musical direction – to join in this year's festivities. It is intended to be the most joyful of all holidays!


Piano Day gives me an excuse to put together an all-piano mix. I really like the vibe of this year's version. Most of it is very stripped down and simple. I've also found it to be very therapeutic during these quarantine times.

Hang in there everybody!







T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Plïnkï Plønkï - Hiraeth
  • 04:22    Mike Lazarev - Afflicted
  • 07:00    Olga Wojciechowska - All I Have Not Seen
  • 11:27    Innesti - Forgotten
  • 14:18    Klangriket & Sjors Mans - Leidseplein
  • 18:22    Nils Frahm - Some
  • 22:20    Ben Lukas Boysen - Only in the Dark
  • 25:35    Ólafur Arnalds - saman
  • 27:39    Sjors Mans - With You
  • 30:31    S.hel - Eia Popeia
  • 34:38    Hania Rani - Warszawa
  • 39:55    Infinite Scale - Across the Otherside
  • 42:03    Julien Marchal - Insight XXXVIII
  • 43:12    Roger Eno And Brian Eno - Blonde
  • 47:05    Yosi Horikawa - Thalfang
  • 50:50    Piano Day Website Remix
  • 63:29    end





Sunday, March 15, 2020

Alone Time - music for self-isolation



I have to come clean. I stole this idea. Dennis Huddleston, who records as 36, posted a Spotify playlist a couple of days ago and I thought it sounded like a good theme for a mix. Here's his playlist...





All the tracks in this mix have quarantine/isolation appropriate titles such as "Stay Home," "Return to Self" and "Being Alone Never Hurt Anybody."

Working in tv news it was crazy watching email after email come in sating another school system closed, another performance canceled, another event postponed, another business shutting down. It was nuts! We went from virtually no school districts closed to essentially all of them closed in a couple of hours.

Stay home, stay chill and enjoy some music.

Cheers!


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Justin Hurwitz - Quarantine (2018)
  • 02:06    William Ryan Fritch - Separation (2019)
  • 05:45    Pulusha - Isolation (1997)
  • 12:30    Heavenchord - Infinity From The Inside (2018)
  • 19:15    Warmth - Home (2017)
  • 22:40    Gray Acres - Return To Self (2018)
  • 28:25    Hildur Guðnadóttir - Alone (2019)
  • 31:47    Max Richter - Dream Solo (2019)
  • 38:24    Arovane & Mike Lazarev - Us, Inside (2019)
  • 41:35    Sean Curtis Patrick - Being Alone Never Hurt Anybody (2019)
  • 44:57    Dalot & Sound Awakener - Inside (2018)
  • 47:36    Dub Tractor - Stay Home (2017)
  • 51:15    Neil Cowley & Ben Lukas Boysen - Solitary Refinement (2019)
  • 56:00    R Beny - And Fall, Standing Alone Again (2019)
  • 62:53    Justin Hurwitz - Home (2018)
  • 64:28    end






Sunday, March 08, 2020

Lullabies for a Night Train by Paul Asbury Seaman


After the last mix, I was trying to decide what to do next - sea mix? orchestral? shortwave? train? Well, Paul beat me to it by sending a tracklist for another excellent train mix.

Here's what Paul has to say about this mix:

“The main qualification in selecting music for a train mix is that it has that distinctive rocking rhythm, like a cradle. Like a lullaby. Beyond that, there is the paradoxical elements of both wistfulness and anticipation—nostalgia and unknown adventures. This mix features a more mellow side of “Berlin School” sequencer-driven electronic music. I have also included one track each from my other three train mixes for Low Light Mixes: “The Memory of Trains,” “Galaxy Express” and “Places I’ve Never Been” (all available on Mixcloud). “Memory of Trains” was the first mix I did with Dave and Low Light Mixes three years ago. And life has never been the same! Happy travels, on this slightly longer-than-usual journey….”


Paul, thanks for another superb set!

Cheers!





T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Stellardrone - Twilight (A Moment of Silence 2011)
  • 04:10    Tom Moore & Mike Clay - Leaving Our Orbit (Beyond Our Orbit 2020)
  • 08:40    MHZ - Train Tracks (25 Peaks 2015)
  • 14:30    Marconi Union - Sleeper (Ghost Stations 2015)
  • 20:25    Cousin Silas - Green Mist (Midnight Beats 1 2020)
  • 25:27    Spiral Dreams - Anywhere (Anywhere 2016)
  • 32:45    John Agebjorn - Sleepless on the Kostomuksha-Petrozavodsk Night Train (We Never Came To The White Sea 2017)
  • 38:54    Paul Speer & Sherry Finzer - Venus Rising (2016)
  • 43:57    Von Haulshoven - The Multiverse Trip (Symptom of the Multiverse 2019)
  • 51:14    Stimulus Timbre - Look at the Stars and Think of Us (A Place We Never Been 2017)
  • 56:43    Germind - Time Consciousness (Antimatter 2014)
  • 62:45    Between Interval - On Track (Legacy 2017)
  • 66:02    Tigerforest - Vermilion (Songs of Reverence 2016)
  • 70:15    Sequentia Legenda - Au Revoir (Extended 2016)
  • 89:12    end




Thursday, February 27, 2020

Music for Meditation - healing vibes for election season


It's hard to believe there are still 9 months until the presidential election here in the US. It feels like the 2016 campaign never ended. Working in TV news I need to remind myself to step back, log off Twitter, turn off the tv, and listen to some ambient music, especially meditative music.

I know most ambient music is good for meditation but for this mix, I was looking for formless music that's not dark, something that wouldn't be too out of place at a spa but also not too gooey new agey either.

Most of the tracks used in this mix are new with three each being from 2020 and 2019 and one each from 2017 and 2013. This year is shaping up to be another excellent year for ambient music.

Cheers!


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T R A C K S :

  • 00:00    Albrecht La'Brooy - Afternoon Carafe (Healesville 2019)
  • 08:02    Laraaji - Ocean Flow Zither (Bring On The Sun 2017)
  • 14:35    Sphontik - Late Summer Blue (2019)
  • 20:20    Raul Lovisoni and Francesco Messina - Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo (Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo 2013)
  • 31:00    Kenji Kihara - Hayama Ambient 010 (2019)
  • 36:52    Luis Miehlich - Flows (Currents 2020)
  • 43:50    Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza - Ember Valley (Rainforest Hill I + II 2020)
  • 53:57    zakè - Gaffney Fields (Carolina 2020)
  • 60:09    end






Sunday, February 09, 2020

Sequential Circuits 2.0.2.0


This is a re-posting of sorts. I was going through old mixes trying to figure out which ones had not been posted to Mixcloud. I plan on posting some of those old mixes as-is to Mixcloud in the coming months. 

One of the mixes I dug up is Sequential Circuits, originally posted 12 years ago. Yikes! I've been doing this for a long time. I really like this mix but while listening to it I decided to give it one little tweak. I dropped two tracks by Detroit Escalator Co. & Geometric Farms and replaced them with a cut from Ash Ra Tempel called "Slightly Delayed."

My favorite tunes in this mix are the Richard Pinhas tracks, "Sundial" from Steve Roach * "Hyperborea" by Tangerine Dream. I've been rediscovering Hyperborea lately and I think it's one of my top three TD albums. All this berlin school music has got me thinking about doing another sequencer mix using classic tunes like this one.

I hope you enjoy this resurrected mix. Cheers!



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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Arp - St. Tropez
  • 05:00    Solvent - wig $1
  • 07:15    Richard Pinhas - la ville sans nom
  • 10:30    Steve Roach - Sundial
  • 17:30    Klaus Schulze - Euro Caravan
  • 25:15    Richard Pinhas - Melodic Simple Transition
  • 28:20    Tangerine Dream - No Man's Land
  • 33:20    Robert Rich and Ian Boddy - Chamber
  • 37:18    Ash Ra Tempel - Slightly Delayed
  • 43:30    Richard Pinhas - Home: Ruitor
  • 46:57    Steve Roach - Arc of Passion
  • 56:59    Tangerine Dream - Hyperborea
  • 61:27    end





Sunday, February 02, 2020

Guitarscapes 2020


This mix doesn't need a lot of introduction or explanation. It's a collection of tracks with swells of sound and long, slow washes of beautiful ambient guitar.

Some of the tracks came from ideas found in this thread on Mixcloud. Feel free to add any other tracks to the discussion.

https://www.mixcloud.com/lowlight/posts/ambient-guitar/

Enjoy the ambient guitarscapes.

Cheers!


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T R A C K L I S T :
00:00    Wayne Robert Thomas - A Grey Morning, Later Lovely Sunshine (2019)
06:29    Wil Bolton - Night Paths (2017)
10:22    Stijn Hüwels - untitled IV (2016)
13:18    Sean Curtis Patrick - If This (2019)
16:50    Chihei Hatakeyama - Wilderness (2018)
21:45    Ben Rath - Wait For It (2019)
30:45    Noveller & thisquietarmy - Reverie 1 (2014)
35:23    The Green Kingdom - Dripstone (2019)
39:39    Pan American - Nightbirds (2019)
46:53    M. Grig - h (2019)
51:36    Pausal - One Watery Lens (2010)
56:40    Wayne Robert Thomas - Well Now You Know (2019)
60:20    end






Sunday, January 26, 2020

Worlds Within Worlds - Field Recordings 2020


I was digging through some old mixes that had never been uploaded to Mixcloud and I came across a couple of old field recording mixes. The plan was to combine the two into a new mix. Well, as usual, the mix changed and I ended up creating a new field recording mix from scratch. Sort of.

I did use a couple of snippets from the original mixes. The first is from about 4:40 - 6:30, next one comes in around 27:35 - 28:35, and one more from about 29:10 - 33:45.

I'm not going to provide a tracklist because most of the time there are 3 or 4 things playing at once and many times there aren't tracks associated with actual artists, some are just a bunch of sounds I found online. Or in one case, a file I found on my hard drive. I used a track that is called "rain thunder guitar loop." There is no artist associated with the file & I have no idea where it came from.

I'll point out a few specific artist tracks used in the mix(times are approximate):

-  10:44 - 15:00  Ross Alexander - Jinja on the Nile 
-  18:26 - 20:31  Spheruleus - Water Lane
-  21:38 - 25:30  Michel Banabila - Innercity
-  35:07 - 40:00  Wil Bolton - Crossing
-  42:42 - 43:51  Luis Miehlich - 3105
-  44:00 - 44:44  Wave Temples - Arrival at the Bay of Orpheus

There are lots of other artists appearing throughout the mix but those listed above are the most clearly discernible. Quick shout out to my neighborhood frogs which make an appearance from about 47:47 to 50:00. How do I distribute their royalties?

 I hope you enjoy this sound excursion. 


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Cheers!






Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sunday Morning Music Vol. 19 - Rhodes to the 70s


This mix started with an interesting album I came across this past weekend, Ernest Hood - Neighborhoods. It was originally released in 1975 but was recently rediscovered and rereleased. It's a curious combination of field recordings and early ambient noodling. The result is captivating.

https://freedomtospend.bandcamp.com/album/neighborhoods

I picked the track "Saturday Morning Doze" as the starting point for a new Sunday morning mix. I noticed it had Fender Rhodes piano type of sound going on. I'm not sure if there is a Fender Rhodes playing or not but it definitely reminded me of the Rhodes sound from the 70s that I love so much. 

So then the mix changed from a normal Sunday morning mix to a Fender Rhodes 1970s mix. Each track is from the 70s(duh) and has the sound of Fender Rhodes piano in it. While digging up tunes I realized that all the electric piano sounds in this mix might not all be a Fender Rhodes. They could very well be some other vintage electric piano. But I don't care, it's the sound and feel that's important.

Longtime listeners will notice a few tunes that I've used before from Steve Hillage, Harold Budd, Brian Eno, and Daryl Hall(yes, that Daryl Hall). I generally try to stay away from using songs in multiple mixes but these cuts fit so perfectly that I couldn't resist. The other odd thing about this mix is the first 45 minutes are instrumental then we go to vocal tunes for the final 17 minutes. It wasn't planned, it just sort of worked out that way.

Enjoy this trip back to the 70s.

Cheers!


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Ernest Hood - Saturday Morning Doze (1975)
  • 07:05    Steve Hillage - Garden of Paradise (1979)
  • 10:43    Camel - Rhayader Alone (1975)
  • 12:28    Gilgamesh - Lady And Friend (1975)
  • 15:45    Harold Budd - Bismillahi 'Rrahmani 'Rrahim (1978)
  • 21:05    Penguin Cafe Orchestra - The Sound of Someone You Love (1976)
  • 28:28    Soft Machine - E.P.V. (1973)
  • 30:57    Lilienthal - Gebremster Schaum (1979)
  • 36:32    Hugh Hopper & Alan Gowen - Waltz For Nobby (1979)
  • 45:22    Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975)
  • 48:15    John Martyn - One World alt. version (1977)
  • 51:51    Brian Eno - By This River (1977)
  • 54:35    Roxy Music - Spin Me Round (1979)
  • 59:10    Daryl Hall - The Farther Away I Am (1979)
  • 61:50    end









Sunday, January 05, 2020

The Voice of Silence: Bells, Gongs & Gamelan - by Paul Asbury Seaman


When Paul emailed a few weeks back with the idea of doing a bell themed mix I got all excited. I thought to myself - "Perfect, I have a whole folder of bell tunes I've been collecting." So I go to that folder and there are two tracks in it. That's it. I guess it's the thought that counts?

If Paul hadn't come up with this mix I probably never would have gotten around to it. Maybe there's some sort of lesson for the new year here - Finish what you start. Whatever the lesson, Paul's mix is a perfect way to start the new year and the decade. Here's what Paul has to say about it:


“There’s a certain irony in composing music meant to convey silence. Nevertheless, this seems to be a recurring theme among ambient artists, just as music in this genre is often fused with melancholy. Most of the time that resonates with me—as a very truthful feeling in our age of loneliness, upheaval and uncertainty. But this week I’m focusing on hopeful sounds, to ring in the new year with comfort and reflection.”


Happy New Year & Cheers to a better 2020!



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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Gordon Pigeon - La Voix du Silence (La voix du silence 2009)
  • 03:23    Rudy Adrian - Subterranean River (Desert Realms 2008)
  • 08:36    Peter Kater - Night's Cavern (Resonance 2016)
  • 17:20    Michael Stearns - Monk with Bell (Baraka 1993)
  • 19:39    Erik Wollo - Crystal Bells 1 (Crystal Bells 2012)
  • 25:12    David Parsons - Urartu to Ubud (Ngaio Gamelan 1999)
  • 31:36    Arve Henriksen - Float (Wolrd of Glass 2014)
  • 32:30    Jeff Oster - Beautiful Silence (Surrender 2011)
  • 36:18    James Hood - Timebomb(Any Minute Now) (Pure Ceremony 2017)
  • 40:50    Forrest Fang - Seven Coronas (Letters To The Farthest Star 2015)
  • 47:20    Jarguna - Garden of the Mantras (Prospettive Animiche 2019)
  • 54:39    Gordon Pigeon - Rêves de carillons éoliens (La voix du silence 2009)
  • 60:34    end





Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Best Albums(non-ambient) of the Decade


The lists just keep coming. I know this blog focuses on mixes of ambient & electronic music but we all listen to other stuff too, right?

It was around 2008 - 2010 that I started listening to more and more non-ambient music. I have listened to a lot of music, mostly indie/alternative, for my whole life. But during the 90s & 00s I listened to so much ambient, new age, electronic, instrumental music that I let the other stuff slide. It wasn't until my daughter was in high school and she introduced me to the Avett Bros that I started to balance out my listening habits.

Now I listen to an absolute shit ton of "normal" music. I create a playlist of albums each year, like my 2019 Albums playlist with 5008 songs in it. I also make a playlist of songs of the year and a playlist of the best albums of the year, which made it easier to create these decade lists.

So here it is, my top 50 albums of the decade, in chronological order:

  1. Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)
  2. Bon Iver - Bon Iver (2011)
  3. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (2011)
  4. Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow (2011)
  5. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing (2011)
  6. Yacht - Shangri-La (2011)
  7. Beirut - The Rip Tide (2011)
  8. The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (2011)
  9. Amateur Love - It's All Aquatic (2012)
  10. Of Monsters and Men - My Head is an Animal (2012)
  11. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself & Hands of Glory (2012)
  12. Best Coast - The Only Place (2012)
  13. Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams (2012)
  14. Phosphorescent - Muchacho (2013)
  15. Jon Hopkins - Immunity (2013)
  16. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
  17. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City (2013)
  18. Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt (2013)
  19. The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
  20. Bill Callahan - Have Fun With God (2014)
  21. Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (2014)
  22. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream (2014)
  23. Phox - Phox (2014)
  24. Sylvan Esso - Sylvan Esso (2014)
  25. Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal - Songs Of Time Lost (2014)
  26. The Decemberists - What A Terrible World... (2015)
  27. Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space (2015)
  28. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think... (2015)
  29. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (2015)
  30. Beyonce - Lemonade (2016)
  31. David Bowie - Blackstar (2016)
  32. Deep Sea Diver - Secrets (2016)
  33. Andrew Bird - Are You Serious? (2016)
  34. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool (2016)
  35. The Lumineers - Cleopatra (2016)
  36. Kiasmos - Blurred (2017)
  37. The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding (2017)
  38. Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want? (2017)
  39. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy (2017)
  40. Diet Cig - Swear I’m Good At This (2017)
  41. Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex (2017)
  42. Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo (2018)
  43. Frank Turner - Be More Kind (2018)
  44. Snail Mail - Lush (2018)
  45. Damien Jurado - The Horizon Just Laughed (2018)
  46. Camp Cope - How to Socialise & Make Friends (2018)
  47. Low - Double Negative (2018)
  48. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call (2018)
  49. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel (2019)
  50. Strand of Oaks - Eraserland (2019)


Here's the corresponding Spotify playlist:



Here's my list of the songs of the decade, in alphabetical order:


  1. Adele - Someone Like You
  2. alt-J - Tessellate
  3. Alvvays - Archie, Marry Me
  4. Amen Dunes - Blue Rose
  5. Andrew Bird - Bloodless
  6. Andrew Bird - Pulaski at Night
  7. Andrew Bird - Give It Away
  8. Angelique Kidjo - The Great Curve
  9. Bedouin - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
  10. Beirut - Santa Fe
  11. Best Coast - California Nights
  12. Best Coast - The Only Place
  13. Beyonce - Freedom
  14. Beyonce - All Night
  15. Bon Iver - Perth
  16. Bon Iver - Holocene
  17. Bonobo - Cirrus
  18. Brandy Carlile - The Joke
  19. Bruce Springsteen - Hello Sunshine
  20. Camp Cope - How to Socialize & Make Friends
  21. Chris Staples - Dark Side of the Moon
  22. Cigarettes After Sex - K.
  23. Cloud Nothings - Stay Useless
  24. Colin Stetson - Spindrift
  25. Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best
  26. Damien Jurado - Over Rainbows and Rainier
  27. David Bowie - Blackstar
  28. David Bowie - Lazarus
  29. David Bowie - Sue(Or in a Season of Crime)(jazz version)
  30. Dawes - All Your Favorite Bands
  31. Declan McKenna - Brazil
  32. Diet Cig - Harvard
  33. Elephant Revival - Season Song
  34. Elephant Revival - Spinning
  35. Father John Misty - When the God of Love Returns
  36. Fleet Foxes - Blue Spotted Tail
  37. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
  38. FONTAINES D.C. - Big
  39. Frank Bretschneider - Sputnik
  40. Frank Turner - 1933
  41. Frank Turner - Be More Kind
  42. Frank Turner - Sand in the Gears
  43. Gregory Alan Isakov - Suitcase Full of Sparks
  44. Grouplove - Tongue Tied
  45. Hardwell - Spaceman
  46. Icona Pop, Charli XCX - I Love It
  47. Janelle Monae - Screwed
  48. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
  49. Judah & the Lion - Quarter-Life Crisis
  50. Just A Human - Breathe
  51. Kacey Musgraves - Merry Go 'Round
  52. Kate Bush - Snowflake
  53. Kevin Morby - City Music
  54. Kiasmos - Zebra
  55. Kishi Bashi - Bright Whites
  56. Lana Del Rey - Love
  57. Lana Del Rey - Videogames
  58. Leonard Cohen - Going Home
  59. Leon Bridges - Coming Home
  60. Lissie - Love Blows
  61. Lo Moon - Loveless
  62. Lucy Dacus - I don't wanna be funny anymore
  63. Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and Math
  64. Michael Kiwanuka - Black Man in a White World
  65. Moderat - Running
  66. Moon Tapes - Desire
  67. Muncie Girls - Isn't Life Funny
  68. My Morning Jacket - Wonderful
  69. Neil Young - Walk Like A Giant
  70. Nonkeen - Animal Farm
  71. Oddisee - That's Love
  72. Of Monsters and Men - Dirty Paws
  73. Olafur Arnalds - Particles
  74. Paul Simon - Getting Ready for Christmas Day
  75. Phantogram - Black Out Days
  76. Phoebe Bridgers - Motion Sickness
  77. Phosphorescent - Song For Zula
  78. Phox - Slow Motion
  79. Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal - The Closing of Our Eyes
  80. Porches - Be Apart
  81. Public Service Broadcasting - Go!
  82. Radiohead - Burn the Witch
  83. Radiohead - Daydreaming
  84. Remember Sports - Saturday
  85. Rival Consoles - Unfolding
  86. Roger Waters - The Last Refugee
  87. Ryan Gosling - City of Stars
  88. Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield - Fond Farewell
  89. Sex Bob-Omb - We Are Sex Bob-Omb
  90. Sjowgren - Seventeen
  91. SOAK - Sea Creatures
  92. Snail Mail - Pristine
  93. St. Vincent - New York
  94. Strand of Oaks - Forever Chords
  95. Strand of Oaks - JM
  96. Sufjan Stevens - Fourth of July
  97. Sufjan Stevens - Blue Bucket of Gold
  98. Sun Kil Moon - Sunshine in Chicago
  99. Sylvan Esso - Kick Jump twist
  100. Sylvan Esso - Play It Right
  101. Sylvan Esso - PARAD(w/m)E
  102. Tame Impala - Let It Happen
  103. The Antlers - Parade
  104. The Apache Relay - Happiest Day of Your Life
  105. The Blow - Get Up
  106. The Chemical Brothers - Wide Open
  107. The Cranberries - In The End
  108. The Decemberists - Ben Franklin's Song
  109. The Decemberists - Once In My Life
  110. The Decemberists - Rise To Me
  111. The Goon Sax - Make Time 4 Love
  112. The Head & The Heart - Down In The Valley
  113. The Living Statues - All My Girls
  114. The Lumineers - Gun Song
  115. The National - I Need My Girl
  116. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Tornado '87
  117. The Rural Alberta Advantage -Barnes Yard
  118. The War On Drugs - Thinking of a Place
  119. The War On Drugs - Under The Pressure
  120. The xx - Angels
  121. Underworld - Always Loved A Film
  122. Vampire Weekend - Cousins
  123. Vampire Weekend - Holiday
  124. Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers
  125. Versio Curs - Fourth of July
  126. Waxahatchee - Summer Of Love
  127. Wilco - One Sunday Morning
  128. Wye Oak - The louder I call, the faster it runs
  129. YACHT - Dystopia

Here is the Spotify playlist for the songs of the decade:



What are some of your favorite non-ambient albums of the decade?