Dark Was The Night


So I’m super tempted to say that these two compilation discs changed my life (which you’ll see they kind of did), but I’d be lying to say I discovered most of the artists featured with the album. Actually, most of the artists are among my favorites like Conor Oberst, Grizzly Bear, The National and especially Bon Iver and Iron & Wine.

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But here, the artists I fell in love with in the past show new perspectives or takes on other songs I either had no knowledge of, or that I had feel in love with in the past.

What I usually do with new music is listen to the “recently added” playlist in my iTunes (what’s up with the new iTunes, p.s.?) and then spot out my favourites. But this morning, as a pissed off overloaded student heading to campus (knowing I was about to spend 5 hours sitting in the same amphitheatre locked away from the sun), I decided to take the playlist to my iPod and FULLY savour my 5-minute walk in the sun.

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Miracle! This song literally took my mood from shitty to highly ecstatic in a split second.
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Hey, Snow White (by The New Pornographers)

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Sun on my skin, volume at its highest, large-ambient-noise-blocking headphones, fresh crisp air filling my lungs, walking at the perfect pace, feeling light, my lips are moist and I just can’t get them to stop smirking. I cross peoples misunderstanding looks and feel bad they don’t feel like I do at this point in time.

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So please, people, consume this amazingness in any manner you prefer, but just do it. Most of it is very calm, soothing, good for the soul.

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You Are The Blood (by Sufjan Stevens)

Service Bell (by Grizzly Bear and Feist)

Happiness (by Riceboy Sleeps)

Love vs. Porn (by Kevin Drew)

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I’d usually say Happiness=Equilibrium, but in this case Happiness=Dark Was The Night.
Just do yourself (and them) a favour; go to the store and
buy the compilations. They’re true keepers.

yesssss

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