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  • Writer's picturePAT CARBONE

Pat’s present day playlist


Graphic by Pat Carbone

It’s time for another edition of Pat’s Playlist. Try to contain your excitement as you take a ride through the wonderful pieces of music that have been blessing my ears for the past who knows how long. A quick warning that a few of these artists have been on my reviews before. If, for some reason, that bothers you, get up and write your own music review. It’s called Pat’s Playlist for a reason.


Cigarette Daydreams - Cage The Elephant

We’ll start off with some trusty Cage The Elephant. Arguably the best song in the Kentucky rock group’s discography, this piece paints a picture of someone who is lost in their life and closes themselves off from those around them. Though it’s easy to pick up on the melancholy theme in the lyrics, it can be hard to slip into that state because of the song’s relaxing feel.


The (Shipped) Gold Standard - Fall Out Boy

This track comes off my favorite Fall Out Boy album, “Folie à Deux.” In my opinion, there isn’t a bad song on this entire album, which made it hard to choose which one I wanted to write about. Ultimately, “The (Shipped) Gold Standard” became my favorite. However, I’m not quite sure what makes it my favorite. It could be the chorus or the part where Patrick Stump hits that really high note, but I’ve enjoyed this song for many years and will continue doing so.


After Last Night - Silk Sonic (with Thundercat & Bootsy Collins)

Similar to my last song, there were many tracks from “An Evening with Silk Sonic” that I easily could’ve chosen to write about. The one that stood out the most to me in recent memory is “After Last Night.” An amazing vocal performance by both Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak that is topped off with a great intro from Bootsy Collins. This will surely get you reminiscing about that one special night you had with that person you never ended up texting back.


naked freestyle - Baby Keem

I do have to shout out my roommate Riley Antonellis for putting me on to this song. A bass-filled track that features Keem’s trademark sound that can be heard across the entire album “The Melodic Blue,” which features his Grammy-winning single “family ties.” Though “family ties” is the award-winner on the album, “naked freestyle” is just another track on an album that cements Keem as a part of the next generation of rap and hip-hop.


My Type - Saint Motel

Saint Motel is a group that I honestly don’t listen to that much. The only two songs from them I’ve taken a liking to are “Sweet Talk” and the upbeat, trumpet filled “My Type.” This track is a great way to start your day and boost your mood. The chorus is fantastic, and it’s just a surefire way to get the blood pumping.


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