Contemporary Music for your Commute

For me, it's impossible to get through the day without listening to music. Nietzsche once said: "Without music, life would be a mistake." I'd like to share an eclectic mix of five albums/artists that might make the perfect addition to your commute.

Are You Serious This experimental folk-pop / feel-good album - by a brilliant musician native to Chicago - brings poetic justice to singer-songwriter lyricism and will make you want to sing, sing, sing. 

Capacity Turning listeners inward while gorgeously sobering the mood, this British folk band renders the sweetest sounds in contemporary rock 'n roll balladry with an electric twist and live feel to boot. 

Ceu's first album encapsulates a true Brazilian sonic atmosphere. You'll groove your way into spring with the smooth sounds of the tropics that also feature phenomenal psychedelic acoustics.

Highway rider Add a touch of class, a touch of meaningful dissonance and a touch of some stellar jazz to your life with this mesmerizing and uplifting album by one of the most acclaimed virtuoso pianists of our time. Trust me, your ears will thank you for it, not to mention your heart, and you'll end up smiling your way through the day.

In a time lapse Classical music will always withstand the test of time. In this album, a great Italian artist expresses how classical music is being shaped today. You'll hear an urgency for the care with which we should encounter the world and its inhabitants. 

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