No Age – Life Prowler

This song opens the album so well, feels like the start of an epic movie, which is a great way to start the day!


Mikal Cronin – Weight


Good mix of upbeat vibes / melancholy lyrics.

Diiv – How Long Have You Known  

Great for zoning out while you're working hard in full concentration mode!


Real Estate – Out of Tune


Something sad and beautiful about this song.


Jens Lekman – The World Moves On

This song does what Jens does best: giant ideas mixed sentimentalism and jokes.

The 1975 – Mesnwear  

I'm a sucker for the whole 'leave them wanting more' thing with a good track. This song ends right as it's starting to take off!

DJ Koze – Magical Boy  

I have a strong memory of listening to this album in the summer, with my window open while I worked. I was feeling euphoric!

Cocteau Twins – Wolf in The Breast  

I kind of see this as the definitive album of my marriage! Had to stick it in there, amazing music.


Baths – Phaedra


This album is incredibly dark, can't quite stomach it all, but it captures some of the emotion I often try to convey in my personal work.


Ryuichi Sakamoto – A Flower is Not A Flower


This is one of my all time favorite albums to work to. Incredibly peaceful and sad.

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