Bleak Midwinter Music

I don’t want to take down my Christmas tree. I have an excuse for it still being up in mid-January…I’ve been out of town. But once the tree goes, all that is left is winter. Long, dark, wet, and cold, nothing to look forward too. The obnoxious presence of Valentine’s Day pending does nothing to brighten up the long wait until spring.

Turn into a snowflake. If you can stay home with a cup of ginger tea with a white blanket, this music is for you. If not, get some warm, bulky headphones, wrap your softest scarf around your face and venture forth in good company.

Ten Great Albums to Beat the Winter Weary (in no particular order):

1. The Milk-Eyed Mender (2004) – Joanna Newsom

2. For Emma, With Love (2007) –  Bon Iver

3. Despistado EP (2010) – J. Irvin Daily

4.  Sung Tongs (2005) – Animal Collective

5.  Tomorrow is Alright (2010) – Sonny and the Sunsets

6. Dark Was the Night and Cold Was the Ground (1927) – Blind Willie Johnson 

7.  Seven Swans (2004) – Sufjan Stevens

8. Apostrophe (1974) – Frank Zappa

9. Sir Lucious Leftfoot (2010) – Big Boi

10. Ristorante Nujabes Mixtape (2007) – Nujabes

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~ by Vy on January 26, 2011.

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