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Re: Summer music

Postby mrlabenz » Mon May 26, 2008 1:43 pm UTC

Oasis has a host of hits for any summer soundtrack, but as an Englishman I will assume you are already savvy to their glory. But here in the States, Oasis is my idea of summer music.

PS- I second many of the things others have listed.

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Re: Summer music

Postby Sam Knight » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:42 am UTC

Volume 12 of Café del Mar is quite summery in my opinion, more of a mediterranean flavour though. Morcheeba has already been mentioned but I will repeat it for emphasis. As for songs, the most suitable I can think of right now is Lebanese Blonde by Thievery Corporation.

Add to the list Heaven's Gonna Burn Your Eyes also by Thievery Corporation, Somersault by Zero 7 and Slowly by Max Sedgley.

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Re: Summer music

Postby Zero » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:32 pm UTC

Clumpy wrote:
I'll probably start getting into Matisyahu again; Youth makes me stupidly happy for some reason, provided that there's sun. Something about the fusion between faux-reggae and Vitamin D, I dunno.

Can't believe i never paid attention to Matisyahu, that song is amazing, so cheerful.

Actually i listen to Gotan Project, Air, St. Germain ("Boulevard" and "Tourist" are chillout masterpieces), Yann Tiersen, Bonobo, Iron & Wine (I love the new album!), Beirut, Bob Marley, The Shins, Neutral Milk Hotel and Gogol Bordello. That's basically my summer music. Ah, and lots of bossa nova! I love that tunes!

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Re: Summer music

Postby HiFiFoci » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:10 am UTC

'Steal My Sunshine.' I hate it so much but it also reminds me of summer for some reason.

Also, By The Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers, just because that was playin all the time during my favorite summer.
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Re: Summer music

Postby cypherspace » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:59 am UTC

mrlabenz wrote:Oasis has a host of hits for any summer soundtrack, but as an Englishman I will assume you are already savvy to their glory. But here in the States, Oasis is my idea of summer music.

Why do you assume I'm English? I'm in Wales.

I am English, but that's beside the point. :wink: Oasis rather lost their shine for me a few years ago, but their first two albums are still masterpieces. If you're a fan of that stuff for summer music though, I recommend Supergrass, Kula Shaker, Ocean Colour Scene and Blur. Especially Supergrass, I think.
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Re: Summer music

Postby SomeoneElse » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:49 pm UTC

cypherspace wrote:Especially Supergrass, I think.

Maybe a bit of the B52's blasting out too. And Feeder.

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Re: Summer music

Postby fallenstar » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:22 pm UTC

I second the Feist people, although I've only ever heard a couple songs. Also the Bob Marley people, but that's a given.

That taken care of, I think Manu Chao is definitely summer music, if you don't mind the Spanish and French as well as English. Also, some Patrick Wolf. The songs "The Magic Position" and "(Let's Go) Get Lost" are perfect summersummersummer songs. I also like "Stars" for summer, too.

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Re: Summer music

Postby The Hyphenator » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:47 am UTC

Death Cab for Cutie - TV Trays, although that's more about wasting your summer. The rest of their songs are definitely very summer-y, though.
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Re: Summer music

Postby carbohydrated » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:10 am UTC

Any Finnish people might murder me for this, but: Mikä Kesä by Valvomo


Other than that and being super-cereal: Brimful of Asha by Cornershop

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Re: Summer music

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:36 am UTC

Was looking for something else on this thread, and a tune popped into my head, that I'm surprised no one mentioned. Really, I'm not surprised, since not many people know the name, but once played, they'd recognize it.

Theme from A Summer Place

Also, Sleep Walk.

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Re: Summer music

Postby evilspoons » Mon May 09, 2011 9:06 pm UTC

Goatboy wrote:On that same note (that note being reggae & variations thereof), I have to put forward Bedouin Soundclash. They're from Ontario, but the album Sounding a Mosaic is pure Jamaican sunshine.

Bedouin Soundclash is excellent. Their newest album (Light the Horizon) just pushes all the right buttons for me, but in particular the track "Brutal Hearts" (feat. Cœur de pirate) is fantastic. It actually spawned a side project entitled Armistice - just Jay Malinowski and Béatrice Martin (aka Cœur de pirate). The 5-song EP is great.

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Re: Summer music

Postby no-genius » Mon May 09, 2011 10:14 pm UTC

Am I weird for thinking Deerhoof and Godspeed You! Black Emperor are summer music? >.>

Also, I'm not so sure about BSP not being summer music. I thought Do You Like Rock Music? was, and apparently I was right about Pixies (Debaser). Shrug.
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Re: Summer music

Postby zmatt » Tue May 10, 2011 1:55 pm UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:Two words: Mungo Jerry.

Mmmm, Pi wrote:The Beach Boys get coaxed out of their digitally encoded boxes and played a lot in the summer.

I second that notion.

Everybody knooooooooooows...a little place called wanna get away from it alllllllll...

1337geek wrote:Jimmy Buffett.

He and the Beach Boys pretty much sum up everything that is summer.


I noticed how both of the lead singers in the songs you posted have the same weird beard. I think I spot a pattern.

IMO Trance works really well for Summer time night music.
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Re: Summer music

Postby Thurid » Tue May 31, 2011 9:46 pm UTC

Sublime, Rebelution, Audiobub, Pacific Dub and Vampire Weekend are all good summer bands in my opinion. And of course Angel and It Wasn't Me by Shaggy and California Love by Tupac. I'm sure there are plenty more, but I can't think of them off the top of my head.
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