This is typical, bluesy John off of his debut album. The lyrics are so 20-something young relationship-esq.
I have a hard time justifying this choice other than I love Chester French and it's about a slightly superficial girl :)
Even though Common is a Chicago man, his sound is so 70's jazzy soul. This arrangement just sounds like New York.
Horns + piano = quintessential New York sound. Also quite fond of the neighborhood as well!
While there were definitely too many boo hoo songs on Kanye's 808's album, I really liked this one. It's young struggle, reflection and inspiration.
These guys FINALLY blew up this past year and this song was on repeat just about everywhere in the city. It's a literal choice, but makes me feel like I'm drinking beers at brunch on Sunday Funday.
What 20-something doesn't freaking LOVE this song? I mean, it's all lets quit our jobs, and be young. "It's our decision to live fast and die young, we've got the vision now lets have some fun."
You can't go to many bars without hearing this one and it is just so Gossip Girl to me.
Santogold is THE Brooklyn hipster and her music is so downtown. "Brooklyn, we go hard..."
Yes, it's from the Garden State soundtrack but its a good, old song and is so rainy Sunday.
First of all, if you even know this song I have a new found respect for you. If it sounds eerily familiar, it's from 1996 and even back then I loved it.
This song is just classic 80's British punk and is another one that just sounds city to me. Kinda like if Gossip Girl took place in 1990 and merged with "My So Called Life."
Literally every Talib song sounds like the streets of New York to me and it's all in his jazz infusions. This song is S-E-X-Y and I can't listen to it enough.
Any self-respecting preppy from the Northeast loves Vampire Weekend and how can you not? M79 is named after the cross-town bus line and it's just fun commute to work music :)