The Inevitable Approaches

by Alyssa Mastrocco (English), published November 7th 2011

If you’ve lived in New England for anywhere close to a year, you know that after a solid four months of summer follows eight months of winter. Eight long months of darkness, black ice and endless snow. For me, this is around the time of year that my playlists start to shift away from the jams and toward the slower songs. I know some people may prefer to listen to songs about sun and sand and warmth on the coldest days, but that’s not me. Here’s a selection of my favorite songs to listen to with a cup of tea.

1. Bells – Anathallo

2. Classy Penguin – The Books

3. Winter Birds – Ray LaMontagne

4. Each Coming Night – Iron & Wine

5. River – Joni Mitchell

6. The Fairest of the Seasons – Nico

7. To Be Alone With You – Sufjan Stevens

8. The Sounds of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel

9. Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez (Cover of The Knife)

10. Talk Show Host – Radiohead

11. 1979 – Smashing Pumpkins

12. Winter Song – Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

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