Diverse Music Recommendations


Photo by Briana Murphy

An example of a diversified playlist.

Briana Murphy, Creative Director

Never For Ever (2018 Remaster) is a more whimsical album that’s good to listen to when relaxing in a windy area. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland in that way in which the album songs when listened to in one sitting.

  • Honorable Mention: “Babooshka”  (2018 Remaster)

The song “Babooshka” by Kate Bush is written about a wife catching her husband in an affair. When listening to it, it can be taken as a secret power anthem or a nice tune to get you through the week. The powerful vocals paired with the simplistic, melodic background makes it addicting to listen to. 


The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill the album is a classic in my book with a mix of R&B and hip hop, the album is a nice mix of two genres. It’s something that I heard from a young age, and I think each song has a good message behind it.

  • Honorable Mention: “Superstar” by Ms. Lauryn Hill Is a song that is about the give and take in relationships. The funky undertones of the song make it really upbeat and easy to listen to. It’s a good song to play in preparation for a pleasant morning.


Sleepless in __________ The album is full of relaxing songs that I would have mistaken for Lo-fi  if I didn’t know the artist. It’s a good album to listen to when relaxing or studying. It deals with insomnia, loneliness, and trying to be happy alone. This is one of the few albums I really recommend listening to in one sitting if you can. 

  • Honorable Mention: “Lullaby for a cat” by Epik High is a really relaxing song with piano accompaniment. The song (true to its title) is soft and quiet like a lullaby. If you’re having trouble sleeping or relaxing this is one song I’d definitely recommend.


Slice of paradise (The remixes) The album is full of amazing songs that are very addicting and fun to listen to. These songs are more for chill gatherings 

  • Honorable Mention: “Slice of paradise CAPYAC remix” by Cool Company and CAPYAC is something that I really enjoy the synth and the drums in it blends really well with the smooth vocals and upbeat rhythm of the song. It’s a good song to dance like no one’s watching to. 


Puberty 2 The album may be somber, but it’s lyrical gold. The metaphors in the lyrics are relatable to the average teenage experience. It’s about growth and understanding problems within yourself even if you’re unsure of how to fix them.

  • Honorable Mention: “Crack Baby” by Mitski is about a child who is missing something they’re addicted to, they’re unsure what it is, but they’re sure they’ve had it before. It could be affection, freedom, or time. The song plays off the idea that It was thought that children whose mother ingested cocaine became addicted to the drug in the womb and were predetermined to have an addiction. It can be tied to the constant want for the past due to nostalgia. The somber yet knowing tone throughout the song and the very empty ending of the song makes it a go to for me.
  • Second Honorable mention- “Your Best American Girl” This is personally my favorite song on the album. In it, Mitski describes how painful and hurtful changing herself for a relationship was for both parties. Then later on within the song she speaks about accepting herself and where she comes from finally ending the beautiful but toxic relationship.


Manga is full of self confidence booster songs and songs with interesting beats that are really fun to listen to while on walks or just going about daily life.

  • Honorable Mention: “Segredu” by Mayra Andrade is very much a vibe song that you can put on when doing chores to make the day more fun. Mayras deeper vocals make the song very fun to listen to. The beat of the song makes it very easy to dance to especially when you’re just chilling.


Amor Eterno by Roíco Dúrcal: this album is one I’m in love with. If you’re trying to get into different types of music I’d say to check out this album. Although it may be a bit dramatic for some, I find the romantic nature of the songs charming and very fun to listen to.

  • Honorable Mention: “Amor Eterno” is a beautiful song to belt out when you are alone. It’s a song about loss and mourning. Rocío says what we all want to say to someone that we’ve lost. This song is one to listen to when missing loved-ones that have passed, singing along can help combat that feeling of loss.


PARANOIA is full of 2000s nostalgia punk rock and pop jams. The songs each have a different but similar vibe. I think this is the perfect album to sing along to while screaming into a hairbrush.

  • Honorable Mention: “Crash and Burn” by Maggie Linderman  is a fairly simple breakup song, but it reminds me of my days of listening to Paramore, specifically “Misery Business”. The guitar and the drums in the backing track paired with Maggie’s vocals are what really make this song one that’s worthy of a lip sync battle in the middle of your living room.


Doris is a personal rap album from Earl sweatshirt who reminds me a lot of Tyler the Creator in terms of his lyrical prowess and the way he plays with his flow. They do have a couple songs together on this album which is another reason to give it a listen. The album is filled with more somber toned rap songs, but the bars are worth listening to.

  • “Chum” by Earl Sweatshirt is a song that talks about moving on in a world that moves on without you. It follows Earl’s personal experience and his mistakes throughout life.


Sun And Moon is full of Sam Kims beautiful vocals and occasional features from other artists. Sam’s soft raspy voice is what really makes this album for me. Some songs he sings soulfully like he’s yearning for something. This album is a beautiful one full of amazing songs.

  • “It’s you” by Sam Kim and Zico is a song of a budding couple that’s flirting that’s not quite at the dating stage yet, but they’re just on the line. Sam sings about missing that person even though they’re there and being in the friend zone but wanting more. He doesn’t know if she’s flirting or if it’s just an accident and he wants to know to solidify their relationship. 


Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara The album is the soundtrack for a movie so it has a ton of genres and different types of songs to listen to. It’s a very fun album, and I’m sure you’d enjoy it even more if you’d check out the show which has the same name as the album.

  • “Khaabon Ke Parinday” by Alyssa Mendonsa and Mohit Chauhan is a Nice soft song that I have recommended once, but I will recommend it again because of how much I love it. Its romantic lyrics and joyful tune make it something that really brightens your day.