Your Revision Playlist Essentials

Ever find yourself wasting half an hour of revision time searching for the perfect playlist to have on in the background? Fortunately, HCX have hand-picked 8 of the best relaxing albums to work to, encompassing a variety of genres, for those of you who are getting tired of listening to Johan Sebastian Bach... 

1. Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Genre: Indie folk

Favourite Song: Holocene

If you like this: Iron & Wine ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’; The Civil Wars ‘The Civil Wars’


2. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

Genre: Soul, folk

Favourite song: ‘Home Again’

If you like this: Lucy Rose ‘Something’s Changing’, Laura Marling ‘Semper Femina’


3. Sza – Ctrl

Genre: Alternative R&B

Favourite song: Drew Barrimore

If you like this: Khalid ‘American Teen’, Frank Ocean ‘channel ORANGE’


4.  Ben Howard – Every Kingdom

Genre: Indie folk

Favourite song: Old Pine

If you like this: José González ‘Vestiges & Claws’, Dustin Tebbutt ‘Still in My Heart’, The Paper Kites ‘Woodland’, The Staves ‘If I Was’


5. Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Genre: Country folk

 Favourite song: The Boxer

 If you like this: Van Morrison ‘Moondance’; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ‘Deja Vu’; Foy Vance ‘The Wild Swan’


6. FKA Twigs – LP1

Genre: Electronic pop

Favourite song: Give Up

If you like this: AlunaGeorge ‘Jealous’, Sampha ‘Process’


7. Josephine Baker – The Very Best of Josephine Baker

Genre: French 1940s jazz

Favourite song: Je voudrais

If you like this: Marlene Dietrich ‘The Essential Marlene Dietrich’


8. Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

Genre: Blues/folk/country

Favourite song: Blowin' in the Wind

If you like this: Neil Young ‘Harvest Moon’, Don McLean ‘American Pie’