Karen Dalton

10 Perfect Songs to Greet the Spring


It’s the first day of spring! The snow is melting, the necessity for wearing every item of clothing you own simultaneously is receding, and it’s still light outside when you leave work (even if they had to arbitrarily steal an hour of your sleep to make this happen). In all seriousness, it’s a lovely time of year, and it needs accompanying music — so here’s a playlist of songs to greet the spring, encompassing everything from Kanye West and Stravinsky to two Australian bands you’ve probably never heard of. Now, go and enjoy the …Read More

The Ideal ‘True Detective’ Soundtrack: A Southern Gothic Spotify Playlist


You’ll be entirely unsurprised to know that everyone at Flavorwire central has been going crazy over True Detective, and we’re going to find the rest of this week just as interminable as you will. In the meantime, though, we’ve been re-watching the first few episodes, and along with all the little details that may or may not be clues, we’ve also gotten to thinking about the show’s music. The incidental score has been great, as has the choice of songs, but still, there’s a whole bunch of Southern Gothic-influenced sounds that could fit on the show’s soundtrack. So to tide you through until Sunday, here’s a speculative Spotify playlist of 15 songs that’d make a fine True Detective OST.
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