Sammy Girard

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Samshine's Guide To Summer

There's obviously some debate about what constitutes a "summer rrecord" and for the most part rrrit's an obvious personal decision. rThese are the albums that my ears ache to hear when the rrsun ris rfinally out. Recs are always recommended.
45La Dispute

Because it's where I spend my summers and Because a Samshine list
needs La Dispute.
44LCD Soundsystem
Sound of Silver

Simply because this was blasted at the house parties I went to last summer.
43Stevie Wonder
Songs in the Key of Life

Best Album For Battling Big-City Heat Waves
42 Dinosaur Junior

This album is a reminder that sore eardrums = a fucking good time.
41Lucinda Williams
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

Best Album For City Folk Pretending They?re Country Folk
Out of Exile

Road Tripping Album
Oracular Spectacular

Probably get ripped to shreads for including mgmt on here, but it was a big
part of my summer last year..soo.. summer album.. yeah..
38Silversun Pickups

Everyone's so intimately rearranged, Everyone's so focus clearly with SUCH
37Bon Iver
For Emma, Forever Ago

So calming.
36Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

Found out about this album when i went to a surf/skate shop. Defs a fave.
35Miike Snow
Miike Snow

An up-beat must have summer setlist.
34American Football
American Football

A real relaxing and feel good album. Easy listen.
33Panda Bear
Person Pitch

The Hint of beach boys found in this album grabbed me instantly and is set
to be a big player for this summer.
32 Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus

Listened to this album when i road tripped to California post-grad.
Slanted and Enchanted

Best Album For Proving Even Jaded Hipsters Love Summer
30Noah and The Whale
Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down

Can't stop whisteling that stupid riff from 5 years time. Also, this is the first
song i learned how to play on the ukulele and what else screams summer
than a ukulele.
29The Sea and Cake
The Fawn

Interesting SongWritting and pays an amazing amount of attention to
28Modest Mouse
This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To..

Song just reminds me of summer because of covering it with a guy from
highschool on the last day of my grade 12 year.
27Elliott Smith

Screams Summer
26Matthew Good Band
Beautiful Midnight

A great album to have blasted to start off a road trip. Canadian too ^_^
25Johnny Cash
American Recordings

Some might not agree with me on this one, but something about him
reminds me of summer.
24Arcade Fire

Meh, Classic.
23Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math

22The Black Keys

Can't really describe the Raw, dirty soul of this music.
21Van Halen
Van Halen

Best Album For Picking Up Chicks In Your Trans Am.
20The National

Although Matt's voice feels like it is the centerpiece for this band, they've
got the whole dining room table set. The instrumentation is at its finest in
this album. The National has given the average man something to relate to
in the sense that there is a common ground.
19Fucked Up
David Comes To Life

If you havn't already listened to it, do it now.

Your go-to album for sitting on a beach side patio at sunset.
17City and Colour
Little Hell

Dallas' better album yet. This easy listen is tied with catchy yet soothing
guitar riffs and beautiful lyrics.

The Coast is Never Clear

If there was ever an album to drive down the California coast in your best
friend's '67 Beetle, this was the one.
14Rx Bandits
...And the Battle Begun

Based in California, this band floods a unique, up-beat summer sound.
13At the Drive-In
Relationship of Command

Pure and Unadulterated.
12Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues

Walking into the nearest starbucks at the end of a hot day this album will
be playing, guaranteed.
11 Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique

Best Pool Party Soundtrack....If You Only Had a Pool
10Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Chili's breakout album floods my speakers every summer with there funky,
distinguishing sound. A guaranteed good time.
9The Tallest Man on Earth
The Wild Hunt

Aside from astonishing, continuous guitar riffs and an entrancing yet
acquired vocal style, I am left completely floored every time I listen to this
album. The Swedish folk artists' upbeat sound is raw and passionate.
Kristian Mattson isn't caught up in the worldwide music scene. He has his
own natural sound; him and his guitar. (Aside from "Kids on the Run" which
incorporates piano.) His sound is clean and he hits each note effortlessly.
The fact that he accomplishes this and does vocals the same time is beyond
8The Hold Steady
Boys and Girls in America

Best Album For People Who Wish Bruce Springsteen Made More Drug
7 The Gaslight Anthem
The '59 Sound

Chill, fun and catchy album to be playing at the beach.
6Andrew Bird
Armchair Apocrypha

Each song is so interestingly crafted, melodic yet there is nothing run of the
mill about these songs.
5The Devin Townsend Project

This will be pumping through my speakers when i'm lying on the beach with
my boyfriend in august on vacation.
4The Dear Hunter
The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)

Possible compilation of the summer, defs. Album can fit any mood.
3The Beach Boys
Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)

Your Reason: Just because this had to be on here.
2Bob Marley and The Wailers
Catch a Fire

Well, what could be better for summer than Bob Marley? Oh right, half-
naked girls.
40 Oz. to Freedom

We've all heard this album and we can all agree this reminds us of summer.
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