MusicMake Your Life Easy, Put These Full Albums on Your Labor Day Playlist
It’s the end of summer. Curation needs to be chill.
It's the weird set of days where it's September but also still summer, and energy is at a minimal, but you still need music, so the team at GQ is here to help you out with a bunch of albums to put on this Labor Day weekend. I assume you’ve got Views and Anti and Frank Ocean’s new album all set. (Do you skip the voicemail from his mom? I can’t decide. It’s so funny, maybe the funniest thing, when she says, "This is Mom" twice.) So a few of us on team GQ have ordered up some other albums we’ve been listening to this summer to pass your time.
Springing from the leadership strategy expressed by President Obama, this order generally goes day to night.
9 A.M. You woke up earliest.
Stereolab, Dots and Loops
10 A.M. You're making breakfast, and you need something funky and strange, that feels a little like you’re making a lot of pancakes, a little like you’re driving a car in a ‘90s thriller movie.
Todd Terje, It’s Album Time
11 A.M. Driving to the beach.
‘Clipse, Lord Willin’
12 P.M. Just got to the beach, blissing out.
The Avalanches, Wildflower
3 P.M. Still at the beach, trying to relax. “Put Me Thru” has got some sneaky pick-me-up energy partway through. Also have you heard his Tiny Desk Concert. Yeah, it’s good.
Anderson .Paak, Malibu
5 P.M. Naps
Van Morrison, Astral Weeks
6 P.M. Everyone is getting up from grumpy naps, you all need something happy.
Congress, The Game
7 P.M. Cooking, chopping vegetables, eating chips and pretending to be chopping vegetables.
Big Gigantic, Brighter Future
8 P.M. Eating nice, grilled dinner by the sunset.
Nick Drake, Bryter Layter
9 P.M. Getting seriously started on drinks, just follow the instructions.
Rae Sremmurd, SremmLife2
10 P.M. Dance dance dance dance dance dance dance.
Sia, This Is Acting
11 P.M. Sitting by the fire pit.
Kevin Morby, Singing Saw
12 P.M. Everyone come inside the neighbors called, but we’re gonna chill on the couch
Shura, Nothing’s Real