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This Week's Must Listen Playlist: A Little Autumn Comfort

Jillian Morabito |
November 17, 2013 | 7:52 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Every other week, Staff Reporter Jillian Morabito showcases some of the tunes you should be tuning in to. Here are her picks for your new Must Listen Playlist:

“Mother I’m Alive” by Hot As Sun 

If you’re looking for a fun electro-pop track, search no further. ”Mother I’m Alive” is fun jam for the gym or a Friday afternoon drive with your friends. Hot As Sun sounds like Naked and Famous or Grouplove. You can also tell Cindy Lauper is a very distinct influence on the band. "Mother I'm Alive" is a standout track off their new album "Night Time Sound Desire."

“Retrograde” by James Blake

British musician James Blake is a man that encompasses soul, alternative, and electronic genres into one sound. Raised in a house full of music (his dad was a famous guitarist), Blake began learning to play instruments at an early age and even studied popular music in college. His album "Retrograde" is certainly worth a listen or two. 

“Paris” by Magic Man

Written for a lover without (who doesn’t have the last name Hilton), “Paris” is about the apprehensiveness of ending a relationship. A self-proclaimed synth rock band from Boston, Magic Man released their debut EP “You Are Here” in September. “Texas” and “Every Day” are two other standout tracks to be considered as well. 

“Gold” by Adventure Club ft. Yuna

Okay, so we’re on an electronic-pop kick right now. Yuna’s beautiful voice and the music by the Adventure Club is perfect and this is a track not to be missed. Given, many electronic music sounds the same but this single maintains originality. This song in particular is very reminiscent Ellie Goulding and Alex Clare. 

“Between Two Lungs” by Florence + the Machine

By far the most underrated Florence + the Machine song, “Between Two Lungs” is our throwback for the week. The song is about telling one's thoughts to a significant other and is done so in a brilliant way. Florence never slacks when it comes to music and lyrics and this is certainly no exception. 

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