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CALLUM MCDOUGALL

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Favourite Albums

Here's a playlist with my favourite song from each of these albums 😊🎵




Songs I'm currently obsessed with


Where has this album been all my life

I think I've been on a soul / R&B kick recently, because I found this just beautiful. There's something particularly entrancing about Sampha's voice on this album, and how light and delicate it is.

This reminds me of another of my favourite songs - JID's Kody Blu 31. It's heartfelt, lyrically dense, personal, melodic, and devastating.

Simple, beautiful, intoxicating.

My favourite song from my favourite album of 2023, and a showcase of what makes Sufjan Steven's music so amazing and also heartbreaking.

From another of my favourite albums last year, this song is cute, hot, heavy, entrancing and atmospheric.



Favourite Songs


This section is inherently a bit sillier, because what my favourite song is at any given time varies a bunch depending on my mood and how often I've listened to it. But still, I'm including a list here just because 🙂

Also, to make things more interesting, I've limited to one song per album

  1. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
  2. Daft Punk - Touch
  3. Hiatus Kaiyote - Red Room
  4. Danny Brown - Ain't It Funny
  5. Pink Floyd - Time
  6. Kids See Ghosts - Freeee (Ghost Town Pt. 2)
  7. Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place
  8. A Tribe Called Quest - We The People
  9. Little Simz - Introvert
  10. Radiohead - Reckoner
  11. Fiona Apple - Paper Bag
  12. Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
  13. Noname - Self
  14. Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
  15. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round
  16. McKinley Dixon - Run, Run, Run
  17. Grimes - Kill V. Maim
  18. Little Simz - Gorilla
  19. New Order - Blue Monday
  20. Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
  21. PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder
  22. Sufjan Stevens - Should Have Known Better
  23. Radiohead - Decks Dark
  24. Kendrick Lamar - Rigamortus
  25. Radiohead - Pyramid Song
  26. Little Simz - Sherbet Sunset
  27. Tyler the Creator - I THINK
  28. Grimes - We Appreciate Power
  29. Spoon - The Hardest Cut
  30. Elbow - Grounds For Divorce
  31. Confidence Man - Out The Window
  32. Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance
  33. St. Vincent - Down
  34. Beatles - Good Morning Good Morning
  35. Caravan Palace - Lone Digger
  36. Lana Del Ray - A&W
  37. JID - Kody Blue 31
  38. MF DOOM - Rapp Snitch Knishes
  39. Sampha - Suspended
  40. Corrine Bailey Rae - New York Transit Queen
  41. Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  42. Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
  43. Radiohead - Myxomatosis
  44. Jessie Ware - Free Yourself
  45. Donna Summer - I Feel Love
  46. Denzel Curry, Robert Glasper - Melt Session #1
  47. Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me
  48. Perfume Genius - Queen
  49. Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian At Best
  50. Amaarae - Co Star
  51. The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health
  52. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
  53. Joanna Newsom - Sapokanikan
  54. Lana Del Ray - Venice Bitch
  55. Sufjan Stevens - Will Anybody Ever Love Me?
  56. Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
  57. Petrol Girls - Baby, I Had An Abortion
  58. Cardigans - My Favourite Game
  59. Daft Punk - Crescendolls
  60. I Monster - Daydream in Blue
  61. Yazmin Lacey - Bad Company
  62. The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
  63. Yves Tumor - Kerosene
  64. The Sufferers - Gwan
  65. M83 - Outro
  66. Paloma Faith - Stone Cold Sober
  67. Tina Turner - Proud Mary
  68. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
  69. Pink Floyd - Welcome To The Machine
  70. Thom Yorke - Black Swan
  71. Ravyn Lenae - Sticky
  72. Goat Girl - The Crack
  73. Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
  74. Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
  75. Kanye West - Power
  76. LCD Soundsystem - All I Want
  77. Bjork - Isobel
  78. Noname, feat. Ayoni - boomboom
  79. Scissor Sisters - She's My Man
  80. Fiona Apple - Rack Of His
  81. St. Vincent - Los Ageless
  82. Public Enemy - Fight The Power
  83. Black Keys - Gold On The Ceiling
  84. The Mamas & the Papas - California Dreaming
  85. Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen
  86. The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
  87. A Tribe Called Quest - What?
  88. Beatles - I Am The Walrus
  89. Perfume Genius - Queen
  90. Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  91. Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
  92. Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
  93. MF DOOM (as Viktor Vaughn) - Can I Watch?
  94. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
  95. Scissor Sisters - Music is the Victim
  96. Radiohead - Codex
  97. Wet Let - Wet Dream
  98. Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
  99. Les Deux Love Orchestra - The Moth & The Flame
  100. Countdown Singers - Canned Heat