8 great albums to listen to in the fall

Bon Iver – Bon Iver

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Put this one on, and the mist practically seeps from the speakers, wet leaves begin to fall, and the nights draw in. It’s perfect for those times when you just want to look out the window and feel all melancholy and romantic. Key track for a playlist: Perth

The Cure – Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me / Disintegration

Kiss me

 

Disintegration

Two sides of autumn here. Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me is the fiery one, the brightly colored leaves, blue sky-cold days, sun setting on a Friday afternoon in all kinds of fire. Disintegration is for those days of cold, heavy rain, thick mist lingering in bare, sharpened trees, nights when rain pounds the roof and the windows. Key tracks for a playlist: The Kiss / How Beautiful You Are / Prayers For Rain / The Same Deep Water As You

Lamb – Between Darkness And Wonder

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A gorgeous, softly electronic album that feels like raw, cold dusks after the sun has set but the sky is still smeared with orange and dark blue. Key tracks for a playlist: Stronger / Please

Kosheen – Resist

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Like walking home through the wet leaves shiny in the streetlights because it’s already dark at 5pm. Key track for a playlist: Resist

UNKLE – Never Never Land

UNKLE

Blustery, sunny October days when anything is possible. Leaves swirl in oranges and reds, tiny clouds scudding in the endless blue, the air cool but not cold. Key tracks for a playlist: What Are You To Me? / Invasion

New Moon soundtrack

New Moon

Full of autumnal atmospheres, this one — from the lushly melancholic sounds of Editors, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver (the fall music MVP) and St Vincent, to the more driving indie vibes of Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers and Muse, to the epically brilliant Thom Yorke track Hearing Damage, this is an album to put on your headphones and watch the season changing. While wondering if your vampire signifiant other is EVER going to get back in touch. Key tracks for a playlist: Hearing Damage / No Sound But The Wind

Radiohead – In Rainbows

In Rainbows

Lonely, windswept electronica, full of lovely, yearning melodies and aching choruses — again, get those headphones on, and lose yourself in the deeply ambient sadness of Thom Yorke and the gang. Key tracks for a playlist: Weird Fishes / All I Need

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