Love Is A Battlefield: The Bittersweet Valentine’s Party Playlist

After years of hosting a pro-inclusivity annual Valentine’s Day dance party for her friends, writer Jennifer Boeder has come to the conclusion that love is a battlefield, no matter your status. Obviously some musicians have known this for much longer, writing songs about “love gone wrong,” which Boeder divides into three categories: “After the Love has Gone,” “Tainted Love,” and “I Will Survive.” The song …

Cool Hunting’s Hibernating Playlist

Our latest favorite music for avoiding the outdoors

As winter sputters along in New York, we’re finding plenty of reasons to be homebodies —an activity that calls for the appropriate soundtrack. Like Atlas Sounds’ opener “The Shakes,” some of the best music for the season seems engineered for playing on vinyl, a choice that helps conjure warmth on even the coldest, darkest nights. We also included some cheerful songs, perfect for the intimacy …

Cool Hunting’s Harvest Playlist

From Ennio Morricone to Cults, our mix of music for getting ready and looking back

Fall is all about motivation, preparing for the season ahead by taking stock of summer’s bounty. While melancholy at times—Bon Iver’s childhood memory “Michicant,” “Harvest Breed by Nick Drake—there’s plenty here to get you going too, from Little Richard’s “Midnight Special” to Kelly Rowland’s seductive “Motivation.” Listen now