Music Thursday: Melancholia Mix

I was driving home one day last week, really tired after several days of late nights, and I needed a playlist of very calming, down-tempo, melancholy-type songs. And I liked what I came up with so much I decided to hammer it down into a mix. I’ve called it the Melancholia Mix because that most closely approximates the sound I was going for, but really, it’s not morose or depressing music – most of it honestly makes me smile. It’s the type of music that you’d listen to in the fall or winter when it’s raining softly outside and you have a fire in the fireplace and you’re curled up with a book or just staring into the flames with a cup of hot cocoa. It’s a very easy-going, very comforting mix. Which is pretty different for me, since I usually tend to pick upbeat songs for mixes. It’s cool, though, because I’ve gotten to choose a few songs from bands that normally do upbeat songs but this particular one happens to fit the theme – like Babyshambles and Mates of State.

Melancholia

Grab the whole mix in this zip file, or stream and download individual songs below (if you’re reading on Facebook, click through to my blog to stream the music). You can right-click > save on the artist/song title to download each song. Clicking on the album title will take you to Amazon.com [disclaimer: through my affiliate link] to buy the album (in MP3 format when available, on CD when not). If there’s no link on the album, it’s out of print or otherwise not available. If you like the music, please support the artists by buying their music and going to their concerts. If you are or represent one of these artists and would like the files removed, please contact me.

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(from Masters of the Burial, 2009)

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(from Help!, 1964)

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(from The Boy With the Arab Strap, 1998)

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(from You Forgot It In People, 2002; yes, this was on my last mix, too – what’s your point?)

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(from Rose City, 2009)

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(from Fingers Crossed, 2003)

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(from Taller Children, 2009)

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(from Demo, c. 1999)

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(from Watch the Fireworks, 2007)

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(from Swim, 2008)

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(from Where the Wild Things Are: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 2009)

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(from Shotter’s Nation, 2007)

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(from Acid Tongue, 2008)

14 Citizen Helene – ‘Til Tomorrow
(from The Gilded Palace of Gin, 2007)

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(from Two Suns, 2009)

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(from Grow Up and Blow Away, 2001/2007)

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(from Blacklisted, 2002)

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(from Given to Sudden Panic and Hasty Retreat, 2007)

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(from Bring It Back, 2005)

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(from Declare a New State!, 2006)

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(from The Initial Friend EP, 1999)

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(from Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future, 2008)

*photo by fotologic

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    I am such a big fan of music when ever i free i turn on my i pod and listen music from it whole day…
    I also searching for music info like lyrics albums singers and much more….
    My favorite music types are sad songs , Fast Rock and Roll type songs and some really Hip Hop…
    So this article will make me more better in music knowledge and also some kind of fun…..
    Thanks for sharing some valuable info…