Post Exams Freedom Playlist
LEAF ARBUTHNOT provides the perfect ambiance to emerge into the real world post-exams.
So that’s that. For many of you, the exams are done. For those who have not finished and freedom remains an unknown quantity, my sincerest apologies.
You’ve spent weeks highlighting, listing, timetabling; you’ve written till your fingers bubble, till the skin on your hand glistens from constantly polishing lined paper. And now you’re meant to “relax”. It’s surprisingly challenging – monastic sleep patterns must be broken, notes kissed and heaved into skips, parents reassured that the exams were less a car-crash than a gentle tumble down a meadow. Perhaps the hardest adjustment of all is the need to confront a life suddenly shorn of urgency. Days must be filled with fun, not work, the fattened hours populated with friends, picnics, job hunts, callipos.
Having not listened to any music for months (save Eminem and Billy Holiday) I’ve spent the last two days getting up to speed. Here are my favourite downloads. Most are hip-hoppy, many embarrassingly old, most quite rude.
Da Deputy ft Black Cobain – L.C. Pt 2
A$AP Mob – Xscape ft. A$AP Twelvyy
Future ft Andre 3000 – Benz Frienz
Baths – Orator
Vic Mensa – Down on my luck
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You
Cam’ron & A-Track – Dipshits
Lil Wayne ft Drake – Believe Me
B.o.B – High As Hell ft Wiz Khalifa
Eminem – Cleanin’ Out my Closet
Eminem – Headlights
Now, go grab a shandy and make your way to some traditional Cambridge environs and sip as you have yearned to do for so long.