Yes, The River Knows (tehdamion) wrote,
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Summer chillout songs

dragon_faere recently asked her F-list for some good songs to "lie down on the grass with a tall glass of iced tea in hand" to, and I produced a list inhumanly long for a LJ comment. My next thought was, why don't I let the rest of my flist benefit too?

Here's some good summer chillout songs, lifted straight from the comment on her entry:

Okay, here's some good 'uns. I didn't really forecast how long this would be, but I probably ought to have drawn up a list like this at some point, so why not now? you don't really have to download every song here, but here are suggestions. a LOT of suggestions.

Andrew's Amazingly Long Summer Playlist

Classic Summer Playlist Picks:
Mongo Jerry - In The Summertime
Sublime - Doin' Time
Don Henley - Boys Of Summer (you can go for the ataris cover if you really like 2000's mallpunk I guess)
Eagles - Hotel California

Anything by Enya, the Gipsy Kings, or Diana Krall. Anything from any Cafe Del Mar compilation. Most spanished-influenced stuff will work. Some Doors, but not all Doors. As noted below, about half of the tracks off Feist's new album The Reminder.

Here's some indie:
Arcade Fire - In The Backseat
Apostle of Hustle - National Anthem of Nowhere
Apostle of Hustle - Scheherazade (live) (you'll have to get this one from me)
Apostle of Hustle - The Naked and Alone
Broken Social Scene - Swimmers
Broken Social Scene - Handjobs for the Holidays (yes I know the name is a little :V but it's good I promise)
Buffalo Tom - Late At Night
Feist - One Evening
Feist - Leisure Suite
Feist - So Sorry
Feist - The Park
Feist - The Water
Feist - oh never mind, just like half of The Reminder
Mates of State - Think Long
Memphis - A Little Place in the Wilderness
Memphis - Time Away
Metric - Love is a Place
Metric - Too Little Too Late
Stars - The Aspidistra Files
Stars - the big fight
Stars - Romantic Comedy
Stars - The Vanishing
Stars - Heart
Stars - Elevator Love Letter
The Good, the Bad, and the Queen - Herculean
Wolf Parade - Dinner Bells

and random crap I couldn't find a category for:
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
Doors - Riders on the Storm
Del tha Funky Homosapien feat. Damon Albarn - Time is Slipping (yes it's hip-hop but it's good)
Gorillaz - El Manana
Gorillaz - Every Planet We Reach Is Dead
Gorillaz - Faust
Harry Nilsson - Put the Lime in the Coconut
J.S. Bach - Jesus, Joy of Our Desiring
Julie London - Two Sleepy People
Luis Bacalov (Kill Bill) - Summertime Killer
Moby and Gwen Stefani - South Side
Nobuo Uematsu (FFVIII) - Breezy
Radiohead - The National Anthem
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists - Tight Muscle Party at Love Beach (live)
Santa Esmerelda (Kill Bill) - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Santana - Black Magic Woman
Santana - Maria Maria
Shaun Davey (Waking Ned Devine) - Let the Draw Begin
Shivaree (Kill Bill) - Goodnight Moon
The Stranglers - Golden Brown
The Wailin' Jennies - Saucy Sailor
The Waterboys (Waking Ned Devine) - Fisherman's Blues
Tragically Hip - Bobycageon
Tsuneo Imahori (Trigun) - Big Bluff
Tsuneo Imahori (Trigun) - Never Could Have Been Worse
Van Morrison - Moondance
ZZ Top - Blue Jean Blues
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