Music For The Moment – #GiftsThatDo

by on Monday, November 12th, 2012

Gifts That DoMusic means different things to different people. It can move, inspire, and touch a variety of deep held emotions. With the ability to generate moods, sometimes the right playlist can make or break a party, a road trip, a date night, or even a jog in the crisp outdoor air. Matters of Grey is a geek collective with unique personalities, and varied musical tastes. We compiled a list of artists and albums from different genres that we thought you’d enjoy. However, we wanted to dive a little deeper and provide you playlists for the possibilities, the music for the moments. Although we have partnered with Best Buy in their Holiday “Gifts That Do” efforts, all of the following music choices are purely our own.

Running Wild

As the weather turns, it gets more and more difficult to stay motivated to stay fit. Sometimes just the right song can rev you up to go for that run, or hit they gym. These tracks will inspire you to get the blood pumping.

1. Sabotage, Beastie Boys
2. Lose Yourself, Eminem
3. Runaways, The Killers
4. If I Ever Feel Better, Phoenix
5. Daydreamin’, Lupe Fiasco
6. We Found Love, Calvin Harris
7. I Need Air, Magnetic Man
8. Let It Go, Oddisee

Fireside Warmth

Nothing is more romantic during the chilly winter months, than sitting by the fire, a cup of hot chocolate in hand, with an admirer or loved one. This playlist is for those tender moments. In some of these tracks, its the lyrics that create the moment, as the first half of this playlist is sweet, tender, soft, and smooth. The 2nd half of this playlist brings an atmospheric mood of passion.

1. Closer, Keb’ Mo’
2. Kiss Me, Ed Sheeran
3. Like Rock And Roll And Radio, Ray Lamontagne
4. I’ll Never Forget You, Francis and the Lights
5. Midnight City, M83
6. Thinking About You, Frank Ocean
7. Shelter, The XX
8. Wicked Games, The Weeknd

What playlists, tracks, or artists are inspiring you this winter?