3 Albums to Listen to This Autumn

Autumn is in full swing and there’s no better activity to accompany your leaf-stomping and rainy day gazing out of the window than listening to music. Here are three perfect albums to play while you watch the leaves change and enjoy your pumpkin spice latte.

Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago

This album was recorded in a remote hunting cabin in Northwest Wisconsin and if that doesn’t sound like the most fall thing you’ve ever heard of, we don’t know what to tell you.

It’s haunting and beautiful, longing, melancholic, bittersweet, yes somehow comforting, just like the gloomy autumn weather.

Taylor Swift, Red

Taylor Swift’s magnum opus of a 16-song album (22 on the deluxe version), Red, represents Swift at her best, experimenting with genres as diverse as stadium rock and dubstep on top of her usual country. Lots of songs feel like fall, including “State of Grace,” “Treacherous,” and “Sad Beautiful Tragic,” but no song is more autumn than “All Too Well” with its famously artful lyrics including, “Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place.”

Simon and Garfunkel, Sounds of Silence

Melancholic, wistful, and poignant, Sounds of Silence practically announces itself as an autumn album, starting with the lyrics “Hello darkness, my old friend,” and going on to describe that the “leaves that are green turn to brown.” Sounds like the perfect soundtrack to a rainy day drive.