Lazy Post: Playlist of Contemplation

I’ve found myself listening to a particular playlist of mine quite a bit lately, and I thought I’d share it with you all. As the title suggest this is a playlist I like to use when I want to be focused with my thoughts. Most of it is very calm music with a heavy emphasis and movie, game, and TV soundtracks, but there are a few other songs in there that I feel like help me think.

Playlist of Contemplation

  1. The Archadian Empire – Hitoshi Sakimoto
  2. Ash and Smoke – Howard Shore
  3. A Bad Dream – Keane
  4. Being Patient / Beifong’s Sacrifice – Jeremy Zuckerman
  5. Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
  6. Baba Yetu – Christopher Tin
  7. Clocks – Coldplay
  8. Contradiction – Macklemore
  9. Cornfield Chase – Hans Zimmer
  10. Day One – Hans Zimmer
  11. Dedicated to Christina Li – Watsky
  12. Disconnected – Keane
  13. Do not go Gentle Into That Good Night – Dylan Marlais Thomas
  14. Dreaming of a Crash – Hans Zimmer
  15. Oblivion Medley – Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  16. Skyrim: Far Horizons – London Philharmonic Orchestra
  17. An End, Once and For All – Clint Mansell
  18. Every Little Thing she Does is Magic – The Police
  19. Extreme Ways – Moby
  20. The Promise – Masashi Hamauzu
  21. Finally Moving – Pretty Lights
  22. Fitzbonovich Gentonio – Jeffrey Felkowski
  23. Fountain of Dreams –  Super Smash Brothers.
  24. The Girl – City and Colour
  25. Happiness (Troubled Faces) – Pretty Lights
  26. Hold on, We’re Going Home – Drake
  27. How to Save a Life – The Fray
  28. I’m Not in Love – 10cc
  29. The Illusive Man – Jack Wall
  30. In Between – Linkin Park
  31. Invisible Sun – The Police
  32. Just a Dream – Sam Tsui and Christina Grimmie
  33. King of Pain – The Police
  34. Last Agni Kai / The Phoenix King – Jeremy Zuckerman
  35. Legend of Korra End Music – Jeremy Zuckerman
  36. Suicide Mission – Jack Wall
  37. Mulan’s Decision – Jerry Goldsmith
  38. Neon Cathedral – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
  39. Ocarina of Time Medley – Destiny
  40. Otherside – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
  41. Prothean Beacon – Cris Velasco and Sascha Dikiciyan
  42. Read My Mind – The Killers
  43. S.T.A.Y. – Hans Zimmer
  44. Savannah – Bjorn Lynne
  45. She Has no Time – Keane
  46. Sloppy Seconds – Watsky
  47. Solar Sailer – Daft Punk
  48. Stars Full – Civilization III
  49. The Stweard of Gondor – Howard Shore and Billy Boyd
  50. Talk Show Host – Radiohead
  51. Tiny Glowing Screens Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 – Watsky
  52. Twilight Princess Symphonic Movement – LoZ 25th Anniversary Symphony
  53. Violet Hill – Coldplay
  54. White Lights – Djuro
  55. Why so Serious? – Hans Zimmer
  56. Wind Waker Synphonic Movement – LoZ 25th Anniversary Symphony
  57. Wing$ – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
  58. Pursuit of Happiness – Kid Cudi
  59. Clean Soul – Kevin MacLeod

So I realize that this is actually a pretty long list and many of you are not going to actually listen through this, so I thought I would hit you with five of my personal favorites on the list. First I’ll mention Baba Yetu, the main theme for the turn based strategy game Sid Meier’s Civilazation IV. This song is just such a plain joy to listen to, and for a fun fact it was also the first piece of music composed for a video game that won a Grammy. No biggie though. Next I have Fitzbonovich Gentonio by Jeffrey Felkowski. This piece just has a really cerebral feel to me, like it is what I imagine deep thought sounds like. That made more sense in my head. Anyways moving along we have The Illusive Man from Mass Effect 2. This is my favorite piece from the entire Mass Effect series because I think it perfectly describes the character for which the song is named. The Illusive man is enigmatic, powerful, and incredibly intelligent and this song let’s you know that. Fourth is In Between by Linkin Park. I’m not going to lie to you, I was one of the people that really enjoyed Minutes to Midnight and the calmer tone in this album is great for taking some time to think about the world around you. Lastly is Mulan’s Decision from you know… Mulan. Mulan is my favourite Disney princess because she gets crap done, and she does it not to find true love like more Disney princesses’s, but rather because she wants to protect her father. Even when she is exposed she keeps going because she has a genuine desire to protect her country. Mulan is a patriot and a boss. Peace out.

What is there even to say about me? One thing is that the first time I sat down to write this I just gave an explanation of what this site is instead of talking about, ya know, me. I think that's a pretty good way to describe me, though. For the most part, I am not much more than the sum of all these random thoughts and stories I put up here. Maybe there's more, but that just means I need to write more here.

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