1. Glass Ceiling, Metric
    Druuuuums. (Who let it end up on the ground/ How am I gonna know I'm letting you down)
  2. Dream in Blue, The Stray Birds
    I'm a born and and raised Georgian so banjo bluegrass is kinda my thing. This song adds a fiddle and the harmonies are just-so. (I left home on account of you/always loving someone new)
  3. Loro, Pinback
    I was reading an Ask Polly column and she recommended listening to this song in the dark if you can't meditate. Accurate. It's an auditory bubble bath.
  4. Calendar Girl, Stars
    I've listened to Stars since I found Elevator Love Letter on a MySpace playlist when I was 15. Because they're a Canadian indie pop band, you'd think their music would be twee but then the lyrics bite. (I dreamed I was dying/as I so often do/and when I awoke I was sure it was true/I ran to the window/threw my head to the sky/and said whoever is up there/ please don't let me die/ I can't live forever/I can't always be/one day I'll be sand on the beach by the sea.)
  5. Desperado, Rihanna
    Holy shit, have you guys seen the latest episode of Girls, American Bitch? It's season 6's bottle episode — a thirty minute one act play on power imbalances and consent that's really well done. They picked this song to play over the credits and it's a perfect wrap to the episode. (a man whose heart is hollow 👀)
  6. Plainsong, The Cure
    I don't think I have to explain this one.
  7. Stolen Car, Bruce Springsteen
    I love Bruce. (And I'm driving a stolen car/On a pitch black night/And I'm telling myself/I'm gonna be alright/But I ride by night/And I travel in fear/In this darkness/I will disappear)
  8. Long Long Time, Linda Ronstadt
    A flawless torch song. (Cause I've done everything I know to try to make you mine/ And I think it's gonna hurt me for a long long time)