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This is far from comprehensive, just a list of albums that remind me of fall.
Holter breathes enticing melodies into the music seemingly without effort, and they swirl around like leaves caught in an updraft – wispy and insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
Fall Be Kind
An obvious inclusion because of the title and corresponding aesthetic/theme. Album just feels like walking on crunchy leaves in a forest, surrounded by nature.
A bit cold, could maybe even see this passing for a winter album, but the airy acoustics and dark vibes give it the feel of a brisk November morning.
Horn of Plenty
Massively underrated album. Feels like camping out beneath the stars in October; there's a rawness to the unfinished production that is very endearing.
Morby's best album is also his most atmospheric. This record could fit the above description if it weren't so polished. This is more of a night time walk, weighing the meaning of life in the process.
In the Attic of the Universe
Another borderline fall/winter album, this one is both minimally produced (giving it that raw "crunches on leaves" sensation) and rooted in acoustics, giving it a very down-to-earth sound that feels right at home in late Autumn.
Can't Wake Up
Album isn't afraid to get weird and some of it feels creepy/spooky ("Counting Sheep", "Big Bad Wolf), which makes it a great October spin.
From the raw screaming throughout to the rampant forest imagery, this is a stalwart Fall classic.
Neck of the Woods
This album almost has a "house of horrors" atmosphere; lots of allusions to ghosts, "Bloody Mary", et al.
|10||The Republic of Wolves|
His Old Branches
For many of the same reasons as Daisy, the debut from these Brand New disciples falls into that creepy Autumn sweet spot consisting of spiritual and natural allusions.
|11||Sharon Van Etten|
Are We There
This one might be a little harder to explain than some of the predecessors on the list, but this album's emotional detachment and grayscale imagery/artwork all feels very reflective. It's that still-frame, contemplative aura that hits so hard on those rainy September afternoons.
I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone
I don't frequent the post-rock genre, but this is one I always return to. There's a sweeping urgency to this album and a transience that feels representative of the season: here for a moment, and then gone.
This heart-wrenching album sets the perfect tone for any breakup. The crashing guitars and finality of it all give it a waning feel that is relatable as the leaves shrivel up into a dry-brown and parachute to to their demise.
Of all the Circa Survive albums, this one has the tightest atmosphere. There's a foggy mystique throughout that sounds great any time of year, but is absolutely untouchable in Autumn when the sun starts disappearing earlier and the temperature changes cause a mist to rise over the mountains.
This oft-forgotten piece of folk-rock/Americana is one of the band's strongest works. There's an earthy crunch to the guitars and drums here, and the added spook of the country falsetto in songs such as "Oohs and Ahhs" make it a perfect fit in October.
Sleep Well Beast
Many National albums could fit the Autumn vibe due to their overall dejection and wistfulness, but SWB takes the "buzzes like a fridge" atmosphere to new levels. This whole album feels like a regretful look at the past; perfect for reflecting on those long drives beneath a canopy of trees changing over to brown and orange.
|17||The Tallest Man on Earth|
Dark Bird Is Home
Most Tallest Man records remind me of Spring or Summer, but this one has more of a rock-oriented vibe that lends itself less to new beginnings and more to fond farewells. On the closer, Matsson sings "But now I need to go, oh, fuck" and it's followed by a crescendo of drums, pianos, and strings. Something about that moment, and the album as a whole, just begs to be listened to while taking a late September road trip through the countryside.
Visions of a Life
Here's another whose raw nature gives it that carefree, "outdoors where you can see your breath" sensation. Wolf Alice's aimless meandering between raucous shouts and electronics-bathed melodic singing is absolutely amazing on this highly underrated gem.
Birth of Violence
The acoustically dominated atmospheres and dark, foreboding lyrical themes make this an easy September/October favorite.
|20||All The Luck In The World|
A Blind Arcade
Gorgeous, pristine acoustics typically take me to Spring or Summer, but there's an airy, mountainous, natural overarching vibe here that brings my mind to frosty Autumn mornings and mysterious, foggy rivers.
|Time to get into the spirit of the season!|
|Some of these look interesting. I'll keep an eye on this list! 13 is one of my favorite albums.|
|Yeah 13 is a personal favorite as well. I think the fact that I first listened to it in Fall has helped cement the idea of it being a seasonal album, for me at least. |
|13 so good|
|The first 10 here are probably my most frequent go-to Autumn albums, but out of the second half, 13 and 15 are particularly Fall-ish.|
|It’s still 95 degrees where I just moved, which is ruining my fall music listening routine. I’ll throw out more love for 13, but 15 is a really good Fall driving album |
|Illuminate is so great and makes perfect sense here, but I've weirdly got far more memories of it as a summer album. Also seeing 6 made me immediately think 'late Autumn' and I got a kick out of seeing you say as much right after ;]|
|Oh, there are a couple I haven't heard yet. Will add to my list, despite it being Spring in my corner of the world lol|
|Help! He is gone. That wild boy, Love, has escaped!|
Just now, as day was breaking, he flew from his bed and was gone.
Description? Sweetly tearful, talks forever, swift, irreverent,
Slyly laughing, wings on his back, and carries a quiver.
His last name? I don’t know, for his father and mother,
Whoever they are, in earth or heaven, won’t admit it.
Everyone hates him, you see. Take care, take care,
Or even now he’ll be weaving new snares for your heart.
But hush—look there, turn slowly. You don’t deceive me, boy,
Drawing your bow so softly where you hide in Zenophile’s eyes.
|Haha yeah oops I should mention that I'm basing my seasons off of northeast United States|
|Sowing, have you heard Grouper's Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill? I feel like it'd fit this list really well!|
|where's that other album with the house on it that goes nevvvvvvver meannnnnt by that american football team. |
|Dear Hunter - Act 1-3|
|Autumn is the best season and you can’t convince me otherwise. |
|Boney is, as is widely known, actually a white girl in disguise.|
|He typed that sipping on a pumpkin spice latte.|
|"Autumn is the best season and you can’t convince me otherwise. " this is the first time we have ever agreed on anything|
|I knew we must have some middle ground|
|I like winter best, autumn probably second but I do love spring idk. Summer is worst |
|Summer is the only season I can't stand. Winter has icy roads which are annoying, spring has all kinds of shit I'm allergic to. Still like both a lot (I love snowy landscapes and that early spring-y air), but autumn is my favorite without a doubt.|
|I just love rain and cool sunny days which winter has |
also christmas time is amazing
|3 has me obligated to check it just on the basis of its artwork |
|Gonzo imagine an acoustic Brand New album and you basically have 3|
|Type O Negative - October Rust|
|Is 4 what they call your penis sowing?|
|Actually it's 12 potsy|
|L O L|
|Nothing better than when I saw pete silberman play universe is gonna catch you in a bar |
|I also saw maybeshewill play their last us show which was sad, the songs from that record were so good live |
|Storm In A Teacup|
|I love how gay sowing is lol|
|Storm In A Teacup|
|Wonder how many users have said that. |
Gotta be a dozen bare minimum
|I love how gay sowing is|
Just tryna bump those numbers. We can crack 2 dozen if we believe!
|I love how gay sowing is |
|I love listening to 'Kid A' to kick autumn off, especially on the first day that daylight savings time ends.|
|Kid A is a winter album for me|
|yay All the Luck in the World!|
I have extremely vivid memories of raking leaves while listening to Trophy Eyes - Chemical Miracle on repeat so that album will always be autumnal to me