Samshine
Sammy Girard
User

Soundoffs 6
News Articles 1
Band Edits + Tags 0
Album Edits 0

Album Ratings 177
Objectivity 80%

Last Active 05-25-11 11:37 pm
Joined 02-24-11

Forum Posts 0
Review Comments 1,035

 Lists
07.08.13 15(ish) Things Worth Knowing About Coff03.25.13 Samshine's Guide To Spring
03.19.13 Never A Good Idea01.15.13 The 5 Girlfriends Society Wants You To
08.24.12 Samshine's Top 15 Digs Of Summer 201207.26.12 Food
07.16.12 Camping05.22.12 Life Atm
05.08.12 Bucketlist04.23.12 Summer
03.01.12 Braces02.14.12 Fuck Valentines Day
01.03.12 Samshine In 201112.29.11 Getting Inked
12.13.11 Samshine's Worst Of 201110.19.11 Users I'd Like To Meet Irl
09.12.11 Back To School08.22.11 School
More »

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
Vancouver


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
Beyond


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
40Audioslave
Out of Exile


Road Tripping Album
39MGMT
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
Carnavas


Everyone's so intimately rearranged, Everyone's so focus clearly with SUCH SHINE.
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.
31Pavement
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 detail.
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
Either/Or


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
Funeral


Meh, Classic.
23Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math


LOVE.
22The Black Keys
Thickfreakness


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
Boxer


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.
18Armistice
Armistice


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.
16Yuck
Yuck


Self-explanitory
15Beulah
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 me.
8The Hold Steady
Boys and Girls in America


Best Album For People Who Wish Bruce Springsteen Made More Drug References.
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
Ghost


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.
1Sublime
40 Oz. to Freedom


We've all heard this album and we can all agree this reminds us of summer.
Show/Add Comments (121)

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy