POZ Discussion: Essential Fall Listening
Fall rules. From the pumpkins to the turkeys to the cider to the utter sadness that fills your heart when you listen to that certain song (whoa, that got dark quick). To celebrate PropertyOfZack’s favorite season, we’re launching a new Essential Fall Listening Discussion filled with TeamPOZ’s favorite albums for this season. Check out our guide, listen along, and feel free to reblog with your favorite fall records!
Brand New - Deja Entendu
While Brand New’s Deja Entendu may have arrived in the summer of 2003 it wouldn’t be for another two autumns that the album’s place as a “fall classic” in my eyes would take center stage. I had listened to the album numerous times in those two years and memorized it well but I never put purpose behind the words and how it meant to someone like me. Driving home after an exhausting day of selling retail (what any 17 year old does in high school) the car ride home was dreary and the rain was pouring. As “Okay I Believe You, but My Tommy Gun Don’t” began to play over the very wet October evening, I knew this was the time of year for such a moody and melancholy record when feelings felt mutual with the atmosphere. “Play Crack the Sky” even now is my go to for nights that slowly descend into very cold temperatures, something that considering current weather patterns, doesn’t always occur but it doesn’t matter. - Jason Stives
The Gaslight Anthem - The ‘59 Sound
While it’s perfectly reasonable to say that any Gaslight Anthem album is perfect for any season, there’s a particular feeling that will come over you when listening to The 59 Sound this fall. With so many of the songs dealing with the agony of lost love and the pain of looking back on better times, the album is perfect for anyone moving into a new phase of life, be it a new school, going to college, or facing the real world for the first time, The Gaslight Anthem’s sophomore full-length is the perfect companion through times of hardship or change, and when the leaves start changing and falling from the trees, that soaring chorus of “Great Expectations” takes on a whole new meaning. Sure, you probably just spent all summer listening to Handwritten up and down the highway this summer, but is there really ever a bad time to listen to The Gaslight Anthem? - Donald Wagenblast
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
Despite including a song titled “Summer Skin,” Plans by Death Cab For Cutie is constantly in rotation during autumn for me. All Death Cab albums are, really, but Plans has a few standouts. It’s a strange time of year: on one hand, I love it, but there’s also this weird feeling of melancholy since it’s about to get cold and I do not enjoy the winter.