Spotify playlist: Summer

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  • 22 June 2010
Spotify playlist: Summer

The Drums, whose track Let's Go Surfin' makes our Summer playlist with ease

Midsummer is a very special time of year. In astronomical terms, the sun is at it's highest point in the sky. As for how this affects day to day life, the days are at their longest, the nights at their shortest, and if, like us at The List, you live quite far north, it's really quite easy to for weeks on end without seeing proper darkness.

To mark this turning point in the year, and also the fact that it actually feels like summer outside - y'know, hot, actual barbecues, wearing summer clothes, long bike rides - we've put together a summer playlist that captures the mood. All types of music, from country, to rock, to house have a few key tracks that distill the essence or mood of summer day. Here are a few favourites from people in The List office.

Spotify playlist:Summer

Sound Effect – Countryside - Early summer - Luscious birdsong
What's not to like about birdsong? If this playlist is a microcosm of a summer's day, then this part is waking up and enjoying a peaceful moment in bed, making plans for the limitless possibilities stretched out before you as the sun streams in through the window.

Reich, Steve – Music for 18 Musicians: Section IIIA + IIIB
Jane's Addiction – Summertime Rolls
Sade – Paradise
DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4)
Desire – Under Your Spell
Malik Alston – Butterfly
The Drums – Lets Go Surfing
Johnny Boy – You are the Generation that bought more shoes and you get what you Deserve
Yeasayer – Wait for the Summer
Bill Evans – Peace Piece
Build An Ark – Sunshine
Ensemble Modern – Electric Counterpoint - Fast
The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
Neil Young – Cinnamon Girl
Band – The Weight
Steely Dan – Peg
Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime
The Doors – Indian Summer
The Cure – Friday I'm In Love
Pavement – Gold Soundz
Belle and Sebastian – If You're Feeling Sinister
Stereolab – Ping Pong
Alex Gopher – Super Disco
The Killers – Mr. Brightside - Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix
Spiller – Groovejet - If This Ain't Love

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