Music in my World

Hi, I am A. Julius Zimmerman a student at UW-Madison studying Political Science and Journalism. I am something of a music nerd so I attached some of the mixtapes I made check them out!

SmallTape.2 – May 17 A short playlist of music that was released in May that has gotten me excited for this year’s music releases!

Just a quick tape, I tossed together a Rapper from every letter of the Alphabet.

Expect more curated playlist in the upcoming weeks! Hope you enjoy!

My favorite and not so favorite releases of 2016 (Ranked in no particular order)

Full LPs
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (Keep it Between the Lines, In Bloom, Brace for Impact)
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (Burn the Witch, True Love Waits, Desert Island Disk)
Anderson .Paak – Malibu (Heart Don’t Stand a Chance, Parking Lot)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Kaleo – A/B (No Good, Vor í Vaglaskógi)
Conor Oberst – Ruminations (A little Uncanny, Tachycardia)
James Blake – The Colour in Anything (Radio Silence, I Need a Forrest Fire)

Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B Music
Frank Ocean – Blonld(e) (I love this whole album)
Isaiah Rashad – Suns Tirade (I love this whole album)
Injury Reserve – Floss (Oh S**t!!!, S on Ya Ches)
Dave East – Kairi Chanel (Cant Ignore, S.D.E, Keisha)
Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3 (Down, Call Ticketron, 2100)
The Weeknd – Starboy (Attention, True Colors, Secrets)
Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition (Really Doe, When it Rain)
Kaytranada – 99.9% (GLOWED UP, TOGETHER, LITE SPOTS)
Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (goosebumps, beibs in the trap, coordinate, way back)

Could have been better…
Local Natives – Sunlit Youth
Lil Uzi Vert – Uzi Vs The World
Drake – Views
Mick Jenkins – The Healing Component
PartyNextDoor – P3

Yes Lawd! – NxWorries
Compilation album for charity by Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series – Day of the Dead
Vince Staples – Prima Donna
Sylvan Esso – Radio / Kick Jump Twist
2 Chainz – Hibachi for Lunch
Young Thug – Jeffery
The Strokes – Future Present Past
Bryce & Aaron Dessner – Transpecos (OST)

Check it out
Paul Simon – Stranger to Stranger
Mac Miller – The Divine Feminine
Whitney – Light Upon the Lake
Glass Animals – How to Be a Human Being
Bon Iver – 22, A Million
Woods – City Sun Eater in the River of Light

Here is a quick 15 track mixtape with newer songs that I suggest y’all checkout. (3/27/16)
1. Show Me Love (Skrillex Remix) ft. Chance The Rapper
2. Touch of Grey (The War on Drugs)
3. Put me Thru (Anderson .Paak)
4. In Bloom [Nirvana Cover] (Sturgill Simpson)
5. Waves (Miguel & Kacey Musgraves)
6. Memo (Young Thug)
7. In The Morning (Zhu)
8. Ready (Joey Bada$$)
10. Sprained Ankle (Julien Baker)
11. Say You Will (Ft. Caroline Shaw) (Kanye West)
12. Suede (NxWorries)
13. A Place Like This (Majid Jordan)
14. Desperado (Rihanna)
15. Runaway (Marcellus Juvann)

Take some time, and focus on that which you love…

Was sitting in Collective coffee shop and heard the same indie-ish songs recycled again and again. So I just decided to make a coffee shop playlist that would have my ideal picks. Thanks for listening! Art by Nicholas Ballesteros

One song from 26 different rappers who released an album in 2015. Comment if I forgot anyone!

Just Slay

List of 25 songs that I like to listen to in the fall

Made a playlist with some of my favorite band front-WO-men, throughout history we have had amazing female singers & bands but here I’m focusing more on artists post 2010. Including – TWIGS, DEL RAY, MØ, JHENE, HAIM, MUSGRAVES, ST. VINCENT, SWIFT, BARNETT, CHVRCHES, DØ

Just the tracks I have been vibeeeen to in March

NPR’s Top 100 List, download the list while you still can