05.02.2012

Music to Listen to When You Really Just Want to Crawl Into a Hole But You Should Actually Try to Be Productive So You Don’t Fail That Class

It’s almost that time of year again, and I think you know what time I’m talking about. No it’s not National Brain Tumor Awareness month or time for the annual Eurovision Song Contest to start up again (though both of these things do happen in May… thanks, Wikipedia). It’s something to the average college student that’s perhaps microcosmically speaking as ominous as the condition associated with the former, and in terms of absurdity correlated to level of workload, probably on par with the latter. What I’m talking about is some scary stuff. In fact, I’m dreading its imminence this very second as I’m typing these words to you (I really should be working on my art history paper!)…

Yeah, I’m talking about FINALS…

Ah dreaded, dreaded finals. How I loathe thee. You only come twice a year yet every time you make me want to rock back and forth on the floor of some dark corner of Mudd in a fetal position. Thanks a lot for that. You may be back to wreck havoc on my life in a matter of a few short weeks, but this semester, I have a plan in the form of a playlist. Full of ambient jams, this mix will  lull any tendencies towards academic masochism into submission. I’m calling it “Hey You, Stop Breathing Into That Paperbag Or Music to Listen to When You Really Just Want to Crawl Into a Hole But You Should Actually Try to Be Productive”. Pull yourself up off the floor, put on your headphones, and listen in.

1. Like Totally – Gold Panda
2. Get Held – Geotic
3. Plastic People – Four Tet
4. Left Side Drive – Boards of Canada
5. The Magic Place – Juliana Barwick
6. Mike Mills – Air
7. Come Softly – Grouper
8. Deep Blue Day – Brian Eno
9. Happiness – Jonsi & Alex
10. I Walk – Mister Lies

-Julia Pressman

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