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Playlist: ‘Convincing my roommate I’m sophisticated’

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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


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Joshua Seawell

Joshua Seawell

Joshua Seawell is a sophomore and an Urban Studies major. His interests include music, social justice, and politics, and he’s involved in Stanford in Government and student government (ASSU).