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Music can get you through any day. And with Sound Sunday, all your music downloads are free! In this edition, you’ll find albums perfectly suited for animating your feet. Give the attached minilogs playlist a spin to kick yourself out of a less than happy mood.
Pop / Rock
Genre: indie, pop, americana, folk
Make it Beautiful is a collection of hopeful songs for desperate situations. It was written in small rooms and obsessed over on the subway. It’s louder than you might expect and more grateful than you might think.
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Genre: indie, electronic, dream pop, rock
Songs For A High School Dance captures the youthful fervor of a world wide open, After the seemingly never ending ambiguity of the postcollege life, Songs For A High School Dance finds the listener with hope, purpose, and a reclamation of identity.
Genre: acoustic, pop, saxophone
Cameron Floyd, a six piece acoustic band from Charlotte, North Carolina, invite you to sing along their Happy Music because everything sounds better in harmony. The band was previously featured in the Wake Up edition of Sound Sunday with their EP Look Up.
Genre: alternative, indie, pop, garage rock
Cheap, Fun is Boxed Wine’s debut album. The name originated from the notion that fans will get the music any way they can, so the band thought, “If you’re going to get it one way or another, you might as well have the best version.” But maybe you’ll surprise them and spare a few bucks.
Genre: electronic, bigbeat, house
bignic is an electronic music composer out of Ontario, Canada. This album in particular is heavily influenced by Daft Punk.
Genre: electronic, ambient, chiptune
The Canadian sound smith SupraDarky specializes in remixes and video game music.
Genre: indie, electronic, synthpop, chiptune
In Starship Amazing, Delek Alexander composes the innocent melodies and Calvin Hansen overlays them with funky beats. The duo from Anchorage, Alaska produces happy and fun video game music, which includes the occasional real world sample sound.
Genre: electronic, jazz, piano, chiptune
Attentive readers will recognize this album; it’s been featured before and it matches this edition perfectly. The archealogist Aivi and her friend surasshu lure you into The Black Box, a piano and chiptune mashup that incorporates many musical genres from the past 100+ years.
Drum & Bass
Genre: electronic, house, drum & bass
And I couldn’t resist including this album by Helix Eternal, which took the artist two years to complete. The result is a beat-driven roller coaster of electronic genres. I particularly like the song Brazen Quality for its dubstep elements.
Genre: electronic, drum & bass
Electronic tunes, made by scratching a high density laser across the hull of my space-craft. May include traces of stardust. With this magic mix, Wolfgun previously made it into an electronic dance edition of Sound Sunday with their album Reality.
The Upbeat Playlist
For this week’s playlist I was able to round up one best song from all of the albums featured in this edition. Enjoy your dose of happy music.
If you had to pick one music album that you had to listen to for the rest of your life, which one would it be?