Anyone who knows me knows that I love music. It's a rare day to see me without headphones, and while background music is always appreciated, sometimes you just need to listen to something that encompasses what you're feeling down to last note. If you're having trouble finding the right song to fit your mood, you've come to the right place.
Having a chilled day? Mac Demarco is your new best friend. "Salad Days" is Demarco's second full-length album and is the most laid-back album I've ever heard. The Canadian-born singer-songwriter is the epitome of casual, and his music conveys the same dreamy nonchalance in every lyric.
I don't care if you're not a fan of EDM, techno, or anything that doesn't have a clear distinction between instruments. Daft Punk is one of the most revolutionary musical duos to grace this earth. Practically every form of dance music can be traced back to this French-based group and if you're in the mood to move your body or head-bob to catchy beats, check out "Alive". Every song on the album is a remix and combination of songs from Daft Punk's prior records, and every song can make you want to jump up and down with 1000 of your closest friends in a mosh pit.
Simon and Garfunkel released their first album in 1964, so it's safe to say that anything you listen to from this timeless duo can stir up some feelings of nostalgia. However, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is the perfect soundtrack for those days when you feel like reminiscing over your past. "The Only Living Boy in New York" is a personal favorite and guaranteed to bring up wistful emotions.
"Sea Change" by Beck, "Either/Or" by Elliott Smith, "Rumors: by Fleetwood Mac or "For Emma" and "Forever Ago" by Bon Iver – take your pick. Sometimes the best method of healing is just turning on a record where every song makes you feel like you aren't alone. Lost love sucks but so does obsessing over the person who is no longer a part of your life. These guys know that pain all too well.
When you're feeling amazed by the complexities of life on our tiny, blue planet, "Curve of the Earth" is here for you. Nearly every note of Mystery Jets's latest album resonates in your core. Tying together the wonderment of the universe with soaring guitar riffs, this album merges the psychedelia of The Beatles with a space-age feel that leaves you satisfied with your place on this earth.
The great thing about music is that it means something different to everyone. You may not like a single song on any of the albums I've just recommended (although I might call into question your mental stability if you don't), but that's totally okay. Find what suits you, because music isn't made to be exclusive.