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Music

12.20.2019

Your Weekend Playlist, Courtesy of Milk.xyz

Wrapping up the decade, Milk.xyz has come up with their favorite tracks of 2019 (new and old.) Get to know our team the best way you can — through our phenomenal taste in music:

ELLA JAYES – EDITOR 

“ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?” – Tyler, the Creator 

I saw Tyler at MSG this year. The production was totally insane. I went with my new German friend Salomé, and we both cried (a dramatic start to the friendship we cherish/adore today.)

“home with you” – FKA twigs

MAGDALENE is the best album of the year!!! She’s a queen!!! Best show of the year!!! If you don’t cry to this song, go to the doctor!!!

MERILYN CHANG – COMMUNITY MANAGER

“Fade Into You” – Mazzy Star

Mazzy Star has a really special place in my heart, to where her songs mean more than music to me. This song is very nostalgic and carries sentiments that are uplifting in their sadness.

“Angel” – Massive Attack

The beat on this song is sick, as well as the heavier toned implications that it occasionally veers into, but keeps at a muted level so as not to ruin the otherwise contained angst of their music.

LIANA ADHANOM – OFFICE INTERN 

“Overthinking IT” – WILLOW

This entire album WAS my summer playlist, I actually think this was the only album I listened to over the summer. Overall 10/10, would recommend. 

“Sutphin Boulevard” – Blood Orange 

Costal grooves by blood orange is one of my favorite albums of all time. It is my go-to album to listen to whenever I feel homesick. Every time I listen to it, I feel like I’m back home at the beach. If you haven’t heard it yet what are you waiting for? 

DYLLAN CHAVEZ – COORDINATOR

“Last Call” – Kanye West 

Before I get judged for picking a Kanye song, this particular song is so inspiring to me. The song describes Kanye’s journey prior to being famous and wealthy. He goes into depth about how people doubted him, put him into a box, and tried to stop him from being successful and doing what he wants. The beat is amazing and honestly, it’s just a beautiful song overall.

“(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” – Sampha

Another beautiful song. Sampha’s album was so well produced and I loved every song off this album, but this song hits so deep. There’s not much to say about it, just that it makes me tear up every time I hear it. Simply amazing. 

MARISA PELLEGRINO – EDITORIAL INTERN 

“Oblivion” – Grimes 

Grimes is an evil fairy princess that I want to carry around in my pocket. This song plays all the time in my head and will never get old!!

“New York, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down” – LCD Soundsystem

Another iconic song. For anyone who lives in New York, you know what I’m talking about. 

JULIA RUTZEN – SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN 

“Atrás / Além”  – O Terno 

By the amazing Brazilian-Rock trio, O Terno, the words and melodies melt into your ears. The whole album will keep you warm on a cold night.   

“Chambers” – Tamino 

If you haven’t heard any of Tamino’s songs yet, your life is about to change for the better. (And read our interview here.) 

HARSHVARDHAN SHAH – EDITORIAL INTERN 

“You’re Not The One” – Sky Ferreira

My all-time favorite song from my all-time favorite album, it never gets old. It also has the best music video. 

“Rainbow” – Tommy Genesis

I like to play this when I’m getting ready or doing something that makes me nervous, good for when you need bad bitch energy!

JULIET WOLF – PHOTO INTERN 

“We Don’t Care” – Kanye West 

When I was five years old I used to beg my dad to play this song every day on the way to school, he practically raised me on Kanye so it always brings me back to my childhood. (“We Don’t Care” if you hate him :))

“Hear Me Calling” – Juice WRLD

I’ve had this song on repeat for the last 9 months, and now that he’s gone that probably won’t stop for another decade. 

BETHANY YEAP – DESIGN INTERN 

“Good Guy” – Frank Ocean

I can never get over this– beautiful interlude in my favorite album ever. 

“Send Help” – Shlohmo

Some crazy ominous apocalyptic vibes — calm dread but in a good way!?

MAX MASTERSON – DESIGN INTERN

“Ponyboy” – SOPHIE 

Terrifying yet beautifully energetic – reminds me of the past decade :)

“Quits” – Flume, Reo Cragun

Amazing and will make you reflect on things. Essential!

ALICIA BERTOMEU SANCHEZ – PHOTO INTERN 

“Balance ton quoi” – Angèle

Angèle’s songs are all about criticizing what’s wrong with today’s society. This song, in particular, is about the inequality of men and women. Her music videos are amazing, too! 

“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo

I love how this song (just like the other one) is female-empowering and especially for women of color. 

Stay tuned to Milk for more Weekend Playlists.

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