A Playlist for a Spring Dinner That Stretches Long Into the Night

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I love dinners that stretch on into the night. Long after dessert is over and the plates have been cleared, when the candles are burning low but there’s still another bottle or two of wine, when everyone’s moved into the living room or out on the patio, when people are feeling tired, contented, but not quite ready to go home yet… that’s when you put on this playlist.

This playlist gives you a long, slow burn, with just the right balance of intensity and languidness — a little dream pop, a little melancholia, the kind of music that goes through your body without you noticing but can also catch you by surprise.

A Playlist for a Spring Dinner That Stretches Into the Night

  1. Futile Devices – Sufjan Stevens
  2. Wait for the Summer – Yeasayer
  3. Hearts a Mess – Gotye
  4. Radio – Lana del Rey
  5. Master’s Hands – Charlotte Gainsbourg
  6. 80’s Comedown Machine – The Strokes
  7. Won’t You Come Home – Devendra Banhart
  8. I See You – Caveman
  9. Little One – Beck
  10. I Know Places – Lykke Li
  11. I Threw It All Away – Saint Etienne
  12. The Loose Ends Will Make Knots – Stars
  13. Famous Blue Raincoat – Leonard Cohen
  14. Riverside – Agnes Obel
  15. Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

This post was requested by Lacey Craig for Reader Request Week 2013.

(Images: album covers via Spotify)