Above The Neck Music

Once, I was listening to an NPR podcast called All Songs Considered, and the announcers were discussing different types of music, but not in the sense of genre. Rather, it was based on the body’s reaction to the song.
 
There’s ‘whole body’ music, like Turn Down For What for example, that makes you want to jump out of your seat, and shake it from head to toe. Then there’s ‘above the hip’ music, the kind that makes you playfully sway in your seat, like some soulful Bublé. Finally, there’s ‘above the neck’ music.  This is the one that struck me most.
 
Above the neck music is the kind of music that, as my sister so eloquently describes as “music that makes you want to curl up into a ball and just lay there and listen to it”.  She’s right, and this is hands down some of my favourite music! Here are my top 5 favourite above the neck artists and songs. 
 
1- Anything by Bon Iver
And by anything, I do mean all his work. What excellent music! My favourite above the neck songs by Iver are Flume and Michicant.
 
 
2- Tenenbaum by The Paper Kites
I’ve only recently discovered this group and I’m totally in love. The Paper Kites recently played at Bluesfest and after having seen them live, I can tell you that this Australian band is going places. 
 
 
3- Run by Hozier 
We’ve all heard his hit song Take Me To Church, but buy the whole album (extended edition), and listen to it on loop. It’ll be the best thing you’ve ever done; trust me. This guy is a musical genius. 
 
 
4- Sunburn by Ed Sheeran
I don’t need to tell you Ed Sheeran is awesome. You should already know that. 
 
 
5- To Build A Home by The Cinematic Orchestra Ft. Patrick Watson
This song could be on repeat for the rest of my life and I still wouldn’t get sick of it. It’s absolute perfection. 
 
 
What’s your favourite type of bodily music? Comment below! 
 
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