FBF: Flashback With The Best Fall Albums
The leaves are changing, a crisp chill is in the air, pumpkin spice is the only flavor you associate with and a walk in the park is the best way to spend an afternoon…but one thing is missing: the perfect background soundtrack. Fall evokes a particular warm-fuzzy and nostalgic feeling so we’re taking this Friday to flashback to some of the most quintessential fall records. Whether your snuggling up with the love of your life or taking a stroll in central park: here are our top picks for fabulous fall albums.
by: Shannon Kurlander
1. Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism
This album not only paved the way for the future sound of alternative music, but was the background to many a budding romance. There is something so introspective and chilling about this album – like the bittersweet moments of growing up and the bittersweet feeling of Fall.
2. Beach House –Teen Dream
The most prolific and shimmering album from Baltimore duo, Beach House is like getting over that summer romance and recognizing the beauty of discovering yourself.
3. Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
There is a peace and serenity in the quietness of this album, and the perfected harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, that fit seamlessly with Fall.
4. The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
“Fall is here, hear the yell, back to school, ring the bell, brand new shoes, walking blues, climb the fence, books and pens. I can tell that we are gonna be friends.”
5. Belle & Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap
The follow up to “If You’re Feeling Sinister” is yet another Fall soundtrack by the infamous Glasgow band. Simple and beautiful.
6. The Shins – Oh, Inverted World
“I’m looking in on the good life I might be doomed never to find.” The tale of what might have been: a standstill between pining and moving on to a happier winter.