It appears we are getting closer to ending this terrible year. Luckily, we’ll soon be headed home or, at the very least, headed to a time of reduced stress. It seems appropriate that we comfort ourselves accordingly, whether through chocolate, tea, or more chocolate. It is okay to afford ourselves these slight treats; after all, it’s been quite a year, folks. While you do whatever you need to do to take care of yourself, I invite you to listen to the Beaver’s Music Advent 2.0.
In an effort to keep the playlist from becoming stale, an artist is only allowed one song (I’ve been told by my editors that I can’t put just Anderson .Paak). With artists as distinct as Rejjie Snow, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Jacob Collier, and even The Notorious B.I.G., this playlist should transport you to all ends of the musical spectrum. As such, there should be something here for everyone.
While this is similar to the Advent 1.0 playlist created last year, there is a crucial difference in approach this year. While the songs last year were tailored to specific days within December (Wednesday songs were energetic, Thursday songs were soft), Advent 2.0 has been created with the intent of having each song flow smoothly into the next. While you are absolutely welcome to listen to it how you see fit, I recommend letting the playlist play from the first track to the last.
With that being said, I present to you, The Beaver’s Music Advent 2.0.
BEAVER MUSIC ADVENT PLAYLIST 2.0
Kendrick Lamar: Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe
I feel like the title is self-explanatory.
lausse the cat: Belle Bouteille
There’s something to be said about low-key French rap, and that something is this: yes.
Still Woozy: BS
Perfect for when you leave in the morning.
Mitski: Strawberry Blond
Can you hear a bumblebee swarm? I haven’t tried yet.
Anderson .Paak: Heart Don’t Stand A Chance
How is Anderson .Paak so smooth? Scientists have no answer.
Joy Crookes: Hurts
For the record: sunny-side up.
Rejjie Snow feat. Aminé & Dana Williams: Egyptian Luvr
Love a bit of night-time snow.
Pete Rock & Inl: Grown Man Sport
If I’m honest, I found this track off a TikTok where this guy is rollerskating, right, and then this car door opens and he smashes into it. Song’s good though.
Dandy Livingstone: Rudy, A Message To You
Try and not sway, I dare you.
Hot 8 Brass Band: Sexual Healing
Action Bronson: C12H16N2
From the rap world’s premier chef comes a Latin-infused track, sprinkled with funny metaphors, plated on a captivating instrumental, and served with a large side of healthy self-esteem.
Chinatown Slalom: Bullets On A Screen
One of the only times I’ll support something from Liverpool.
Denzel Curry feat. Twelve’len & GoldLink: BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ
What exactly is Mr. Curry trying to hide?
Dominic Fike: Joe Blazey
You got a middle name, Mr. Blazey?
Remi Wolf: Doctor
I have yet to pee on Hollywood Boulevard, but I can confirm it’s on my to-do list.
Easy Life: petty crime
While not so much petty stuff, I do sometimes get into passive-aggressive crime.
Orion Sun: Antidote
The sequel to Taurus Moon: Venom.
The Notorious B.I.G.: Juicy
Please don’t call me Big Poppa.
Jacob Collier feat. Daniel Caesar: Time Alone With You
Jacob Collier and Daniel Caesar: the duo we all need.
Alabama Shakes: Gimme All Your Love
Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard probably has the most powerful voice in recent memory.
Dayglow: Can I Call You Tonight?
On Whatsapp, though, I’m out of credit. Damnit, giffgaff.
Stevie Wonder: Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing
Kanye West feat. Maroon 5 & Adam Levine: Heard ‘Em Say
Nothing’s ever promised tomorrow today.
Mac Miller: Once A Day
There is no better way to end Advent 2.0 than with this beautiful tune. And on this tune’s note, please stay safe over the vacation. We’ll see you soon.