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Tunesday: Washed Out

I’ve been listening to this album nonstop for about two weeks now. I don’t even know where to begin to describe it, because the terms like “chill wave” and “synth pop” just sound overused and clinical. Plus, if I heard it described that way, it wouldn’t appeal to me – it’s not the type of music I normally listen to. With the album “Within and Without,” Washed Out (AKA Ernest Greene) creates a feeling that isn’t quite tangible. It’s like the music in the background at a party when you’re kissing a boy you really like, or in the car when you’re driving with your closest friends and the windows are down and your hair is blowing in your face. The music sets a lofty mood and if you listen to the lyrics they’re incredibly relatable and uplifting.

Quite simply, it’s like the musical version of that feeling you get when you stop yourself and realize you’re completely happy and content – it’s a fleeting feeling and it doesn’t happen often enough, but at least with Washed Out you can put it on repeat. Listen to some of my favorites below and let me know what you think.



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Anonymous -August 23, 2011, 6:03PM

If you like this, check out:
Sigur Ros (Agaetis Byrjum)
Air (Moon Safari)
Zero 7 (Simple Things)

! -August 23, 2011, 7:26PM

My favorite Washed Out song is “Feel it All Around”:

Taylor Rae -August 24, 2011, 10:01AM

Thank you for the new music to download. I’m traveling around the east coast right now and music is key to survival.

jeannie -August 29, 2011, 6:50PM

this post just made me happy…. i completely understand that feeling music can give!!

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