Music you might like (#8)

Aug 22, 2021 music recently

Here are 31 songs across 111 genres that I’ve been listening to lately. It’s been a long time since I’ve published a playlist, and — like all the others — this one has no overarching theme. In fact, I bet it’d be pretty jarring to listen to it as a single playlist. Instead, go through it song by song and see if you can find something you like.

This is the first playlist I’ve published that supports audio previews. You can now preview each song by clicking on the album cover. Pretty neat!

To listen to this playlist on Spotify, click here. Note that song metadata — the genres, duration, release date, etc. — is provided by the Spotify API. I don’t input this information myself, so it might be wrong!

Drone

The album cover for Luxus 1-3 by Ryoji Ikeda.

“Luxus 1-3” by Ryoji Ikeda

Album

Ryoji Ikeda EP

Genres

drone, glitch, sound art

Released

2021-03-12

Jazz guitar

The album cover for Undiú by João Gilberto.

“Undiú” by João Gilberto

Album

João Gilberto (1973)

Genres

bossa nova, brazilian jazz, jazz guitar, …

Released

2021-04-30

Library music

The album cover for Sounds of the Deep (from "Inner Space") by Sven Libaek.

“Sounds of the Deep (from "Inner Space")” by Sven Libaek

Album

Inner Space: The Lost Film Music of Sven Libaek

Genres

exotica, library music, lounge, spytrack

Released

2006-09-09

The album cover for Thatcherie (from "Inner Space") by Sven Libaek.

“Thatcherie (from "Inner Space")” by Sven Libaek

Album

Inner Space: The Lost Film Music of Sven Libaek

Genres

exotica, library music, lounge, spytrack

Released

2006-09-09

Alternative rock

The album cover for Screenwriters Blues by Soul Coughing.

“Screenwriters Blues” by Soul Coughing

Album

Ruby Vroom

Genres

alternative rock

Released

1994-09-20

The album cover for Selfless, Cold and Composed by Ben Folds Five.

“Selfless, Cold and Composed” by Ben Folds Five

Album

Whatever And Ever Amen (Remastered Edition)

Genres

alternative rock, permanent wave, piano …

Released

1997-03-18

The album cover for New Slang - 2021 Remaster by The Shins.

“New Slang - 2021 Remaster” by The Shins

Album

Oh, Inverted World (20th Anniversary Remaster)

Genres

albuquerque indie, alternative rock, …

Released

2001-06-19

Reggae

The album cover for Ali Baba by John Holt.

“Ali Baba” by John Holt

Album

Like a Bolt (Expanded Version)

Genres

dub, lovers rock, reggae, rock steady, …

Released

1973-05-28

Soul jazz

The album cover for Song Of Innocence by David Axelrod.

“Song Of Innocence” by David Axelrod

Album

Song Of Innocence

Genres

funk, instrumental soul, jazz funk, soul …

Released

1968-01-01

Folk rock

The album cover for At The Chime Of A City Clock by Nick Drake.

“At The Chime Of A City Clock” by Nick Drake

Album

Bryter Layter

Genres

british folk, folk, folk rock, …

Released

1970-03-06

The album cover for Light Flight by Pentangle.

“Light Flight” by Pentangle

Album

Basket of Light

Genres

british folk, folk, folk rock, …

Released

1969-10-01

Contemporary jazz

The album cover for Children Of Flint by Vijay Iyer, Linda Oh, Tyshawn Sorey.

“Children Of Flint” by Vijay Iyer, Linda Oh, Tyshawn Sorey

Album

Uneasy

Genres

contemporary jazz, ecm-style jazz, free …

Released

2021-04-09

The album cover for Music for the Sun King by Tonbruket.

“Music for the Sun King” by Tonbruket

Album

Forevergreens

Genres

contemporary jazz, dark jazz, …

Released

2016-03-18

Art pop

The album cover for Baghon Main by Arooj Aftab, Darian Donovan Thomas.

“Baghon Main” by Arooj Aftab, Darian Donovan Thomas

Album

Vulture Prince

Genres

art pop, pakistani indie, sufi

Released

2021-04-23

The album cover for Two Face by L'Rain.

“Two Face” by L'Rain

Album

Fatigue

Genres

art pop, chamber psych, collage pop, …

Released

2021-06-25

The album cover for Slipstream by Jon Hassell.

“Slipstream” by Jon Hassell

Album

Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)

Genres

ambient, art pop, art rock, avant-garde, …

Released

2018-06-08

The album cover for Mohabbat by Arooj Aftab.

“Mohabbat” by Arooj Aftab

Album

Mohabbat

Genres

art pop, pakistani indie, sufi

Released

2021-03-26

The album cover for Last Night by Arooj Aftab.

“Last Night” by Arooj Aftab

Album

Last Night

Genres

art pop, pakistani indie, sufi

Released

2021-03-26

The album cover for Amnesia by David Byrne.

“Amnesia” by David Byrne

Album

Feelings

Genres

art pop, art punk, art rock, permanent …

Released

1997

The album cover for Spotlight by Jessie Ware.

“Spotlight” by Jessie Ware

Album

What's Your Pleasure?

Genres

art pop, british soul, dance pop, …

Released

2020-06-26

The album cover for '14: I Wish I Had Pictures by The Magnetic Fields.

“'14: I Wish I Had Pictures” by The Magnetic Fields

Album

50 Song Memoir

Genres

alternative rock, anti-folk, art pop, …

Released

2017-03-10

Art rock

The album cover for Get Thy Bearings by Donovan.

“Get Thy Bearings” by Donovan

Album

The Hurdy Gurdy Man

Genres

art rock, british folk, british …

Released

1968-10

Experimental jazz

The album cover for Mouhamodou Lo and His Children by Wau Wau Collectif.

“Mouhamodou Lo and His Children” by Wau Wau Collectif

Album

Yaral Sa Doom

Genres

experimental jazz

Released

2021-02-26

American contemporary classical

The album cover for Different Trains: America, Before the War by Steve Reich, Kronos Quartet.

“Different Trains: America, Before the War” by Steve Reich, Kronos Quartet

Album

Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint

Genres

american contemporary classical, …

Released

1990

The album cover for Hallelujah Junction: 1st Movement by John Adams.

“Hallelujah Junction: 1st Movement” by John Adams

Album

Road Movies

Genres

american contemporary classical, …

Released

2004-05-04

Freak folk

The album cover for Earthquake by This Is The Kit.

“Earthquake” by This Is The Kit

Album

Wriggle Out The Restless

Genres

bristol indie, chamber pop, chamber …

Released

2013-11-05

Wonky

The album cover for Movement 1 by Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, London Symphony Orchestra.

“Movement 1” by Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, London Symphony Orchestra

Album

Promises

Genres

bass music, electronica, microhouse, …

Released

2021-03-26

Indie soul

The album cover for Phase II by Mildlife.

“Phase II” by Mildlife

Album

Phase

Genres

indie soul, neo-psychedelic

Released

2018-07-18

Genreless

The album cover for Small Town Talk by Bobby Charles.

“Small Town Talk” by Bobby Charles

Album

Bobby Charles [w/ Bonus Tracks]

Genres

Unknown

Released

1972

Experimental electronic

The album cover for 0181 000 0010 by 00110100 01010100.

“0181 000 0010” by 00110100 01010100

Album

0181

Genres

experimental electronic

Released

2017-08-18

Neo soul

The album cover for Miles Song by Cleo Sol.

“Miles Song” by Cleo Sol

Album

Winter Songs

Genres

alternative r&b, chill r&b, indie r&b, …

Released

2018-03-09