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Team Picks: Winter Albums We Love

Team Picks: Winter Albums We Love
ArtistsDecember 11, 2020

The weather’s getting colder and we’re finding ourselves turning to our favorite, go-to winter albums and playlists. We asked the Sofar team to tell us what they’re listening to this season and they did not disappoint. Pour the hot cider and cozy up to the best winter sounds around.

Planet Earth Is A Ghetto... But I Still Love You | Mark Ferg

This album starts out with Earth Wind and Fire vibes with "Dedication" and takes you on a journey through today's political climate that leaves you aware but hopeful. Masterful from start to finish.

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM

—Jenn, Los Angeles

Process | Sampha

When I yearn for memories of midwest falls and winters, this album scratches the itch. A deeply personal, individual, and reflective album, Sampha’s voice carries such a warmth. Perfect for those just-a-little-too-chilly mornings. Even sitting in these 90 degree LA days, hearing Process immediately sends me walking through Chicago streets on a rainy day, leaves coating the sidewalk.

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM

—Max, Los Angeles

Modern Vampires of the City | Vampire Weekend

There is something reflective, melancholy, and utterly hopeful about this project. When summer fades and fall and winter descend upon New York City, this is my go-to soundtrack. Take your headphones, find a cute and quaint outdoor dining situation, order a glass of wine, and press play.

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM

—Vishwas, NYC

Bitter Lemons | Grace Givertz 

Shark Smile | Big Thief 

Folksy, indie or slow feels are my go-to! These all represent some of my favorite shows I attended during October over the past 5 years.

— VA, Boston

Hozier | Hozier

Hozier’s self-titled album is always my cold weather go-to. It was introduced to me by my now soon-to-be husband in fall 2015 and I’ve kept it on rotation every fall and winter since. It’s the perfect album for shifting your tunes from upbeat summer pop to a slower, moodier, and more fitting- for-the-season genre.

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM

—Tori, Chicago

Tusk | Fleetwood Mac

Folksy guitar is always my go-to for cold weather, so Fleetwood Mac starts to go into my heavy rotation once the leaves start to change. In particular, Tusk, which is my favorite of theirs (don't come for me Rumors fans)!

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM

—Taya, NYC

Moondance | Van Morrison

Growing up, my Mom would play this album on repeat in our house every October, and it’s a tradition I keep going to this day. 

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM

—Mara, NYC

Bonobo | Late Night Tales

I find this one particularly warm and calming. The Khruangbin track in especially gorgeous. They’re Sofar alums, too!

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM

— Ryan, London

Boxer | The National

Lost In the Dream | The War on Drugs

Boxer, because you're lying to yourself if you don't think that Matt Berninger is the godfather of autumn sad dad music. Lost In The Dream, because there is NO BETTER album to listen to while driving on the highway at golden hour and pretending you're in a movie.

LISTEN TO THE NATIONAL

LISTEN TO THE WAR ON DRUGS

— Kalyn, NYC

Looking for even more fall recs? Find all new artists in the Sofar listening room every weekday.