Friday Playlist: Wanderlust

Songs about exploration from members of our staff.

Illustration by Minna


  • kittenmix March 31st, 2012 1:22 AM

    I am forever trying to find a better song than ‘she blinded me with science’ to work out to, and i am forever realizing how GODDAMN DELUDED I AM! Good work kids!!!!

  • marineo March 31st, 2012 2:32 AM

    fleetwood mac <3 this playlist is divine

  • unefillecommetoi March 31st, 2012 3:11 AM

    how can there not be a GOGOL BORDELLO song here? they are the wanderlust KINGS
    just kidding
    but seriously
    a band composed by immigrants from all over the world
    singing about tribal connection and going all around the world with gypsy punk beats…
    could i write a literally the best thing ever about them maybe?

    • Toilets March 31st, 2012 8:03 AM

      Agreed on Gogol Bordello being the best thing ever! And by extension Eugene Hütz is literally the best person ever.

    • starcollector April 1st, 2012 8:23 PM

      Can anyone else not stop seeing little movie stills of Wristcutters: A Love Story whenever you hear anything by Gogol Bordello? That movie made me love them.

  • Geevah March 31st, 2012 11:22 AM

    This artwork looks just like The Chemical Brothers’ “We Are The Night” albu cover, doesn’t it? :)

  • Kathryn March 31st, 2012 11:43 AM

    You know what’s insanely hard? Trying to say “Rookie” five times fast.

    PS, this playlist is amazing <3 <3

  • Tyknos93 March 31st, 2012 11:45 AM

    Have you guys ever featured Beirut in a playlist? His songs all sound like drunken Eastern Europe pub tunes and talk about weird destinations. I love these playlists man.

  • Amerose March 31st, 2012 11:51 AM


  • tomfoolery March 31st, 2012 4:07 PM

    joanna oh joanna

    • eggzonable April 1st, 2012 6:19 AM

      oh, Newsom, Newsom. Not ‘Newoom’ ;) and, yeah, I know you misspelled it by accident, Minna.

      • Minna April 2nd, 2012 5:39 AM

        No my S just looks like an O! I love Joanna Newsom

  • Jolien March 31st, 2012 5:55 PM

    OMG the playlist never work on my laptop or my computer why is that :(

  • mayaautumn March 31st, 2012 6:09 PM


  • Jamia April 1st, 2012 9:05 AM

    I LOVE Mirah’s “Cold, Cold Water”… I listened to it a million times during one earth shattering break up and then did the “freedom dance” like Angela Chase did when she got over Jordan Catalano–and I was free. This is how I remember this song:

  • ursulabear April 1st, 2012 9:06 AM

    Ooooooh. Joanna Newsom. Me gusta.

  • moonflower April 1st, 2012 5:54 PM

    The Beach Boys! Ahh, I went to a party last Friday, there was a band that played the most beautiful cover of sloop John B. Thankyou Rookie for motivating me to explore, you’ve inspired me for my latest blog post.

    p.s “Wanderlust” is the best word, ever.

  • Katie April 2nd, 2012 1:10 AM

    love this.

  • sn0wwhite April 2nd, 2012 5:32 PM

    Rookie always has the best playlists! (:

  • rafa April 3rd, 2012 12:43 AM

    Two songs by Bjork! Amazing <3