The Winter Weekly Music Thread

Let’s discuss any and all music here. Got a new artist who’s rocking your boat that you want to talk about? Post a video! Found out about that unearthed Coltrane album that has the jazz freak in you losing your mind? Lay it out for us! Have a theory about what your favorite band might do for their next album? Let’s hear it! Anything and everything music-related goes here.

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For many of us in the Northern hemisphere, we are heading into winter (or for all intents and purposes, may already be there). So, this week’s discussion prompt is Winter Listening. What songs or albums do you associate with winter and/or the holiday season? These do not have to be albums or songs specifically associated with winter or any of the holidays and events that take place around this time of year. But perhaps there are some albums or songs that evoke certain winter or holiday memories, or that you associate with snow or cold weather for whatever reason.

Also, if you have any winter or holiday-related playlists, feel free to share them. We discussed Xmas music last year but don’t hesitate to recommend your favorites again!

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We had a cold snap a couple weeks back with some flurries, and two albums I grabbed to listen to in the car straightaway were Innerspeaker and Lonerism by Tame Impala. I bought these albums for myself around Xmas back in 2012, and subsequently spent a lot of time driving in blizzards and all sorts of other terrible weather while listening to them repeatedly, so they’ve since become firm favorites for driving in the snow.

Another album I strongly associate with winter is Hex Enduction Hour by The Fall. This may be influenced to some extent by part of the album being recorded in Iceland (and the fact that it contains a brilliant two-part track titled “Winter”). But I also associate it with the winter of 2014 and listening to the album with earbuds streaming from my smartphone while doing some heavier than usual snow shovelling; this is an area where having at least a metre of snow on the ground for most of January and February is the norm, but that particular winter was pretty much a solid two months of getting up extra early in the morning to make a path from the front door to the road and shovel the cars out before work/school, then doing the same thing again after coming home each night (and sometimes pitching in to help with shovelling at work during the day as well).

Of course, even if you have no interest in discussing winter or anything related to the holidays (or if you’re in the Southern hemisphere right now and are just starting to get into some summer weather) any and all music-related topics are welcome.

Have fun, and as always: rock out with yr guac out!