Hi Stanford! This week, the writers and editors of the Daily music beat are excited to bring you something new: a playlist. “Convincing My Roommate I’m Sophisticated” is a compilation of our team’s favorite eccentric songs and artists, here to help you win your artsy roommate’s respect.
If you have any song suggestions for other readers or playlist requests for us, please drop them in the comments!
i (Album Version) – Kendrick Lamar
In Time – fka twigs
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful – Florence and the Machine
Open Mind – Robert Glasper Experiment
By Fire – Hiatus Kaiyote
So Lost – Ady Suleiman
Blue Train – John Coltrane
Svefn-g-englar – Sigur Ros
The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You’re Going to Have to Leave Now, or, ‘I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!’ – Sufjan Stevens
Bored in the USA – Father John Misty
On & On – Erykah Badu
Armchairs – Andrew Bird
Cilvia Demo – Isaiah Rashad
Look At Where We Are – Hot Chip
Know Til Now – Jim James
You can contact Joshua Seawell at jseawell ‘at’ stanford.edu.