We all know how great The National’s recent albums have been, but it’s easy to forget that the band released two full albums and a bunch of EPs before Alligator. “Murder Me Rachael” is from their second record Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers and it’s one of the best songs from the band’s early career.
I’m introducing a new mini-series called “My Pandora Stations”. I have multiple customized stations on Pandora that I enjoy, so every now and then I’ll show you the secrets on how to make them, what to expect, and when to use them.
My Station Name: Moody Atmosphere
Made Of: Bon Iver, Smashing Pumpkins, and The National
When I Listen To It: When I need to get a lot of studying done or if I’m reading. Mostly atmospheric music that lets you focus on other activities.
What To Expect: Moody folky music with some instrumentals every now and then.
Have an important paper to write? Want to stay in your room with all the lights dimmed and release your inner folky? Do you have Bon Iver stuck in your head all day?
Well then my Moody Atmosphere station is perfect for you.
I like to listen to this station whenever I want to sit back and let my mind relax or to have something playing while I do homework or if I simply want to enjoy the music. The songs that usually come up tend to be more on the acoustic and slow side, though I’ll get a popular upbeat song every now and then. Highly recommended for those long nights/winder days where times moves all so slow, and it’s not all that bad.