Friday Playlist: Gray Winter Days

For when the world is too much with you.

Illustration by Minna


  • DreamBoat December 14th, 2012 11:05 PM


    plus that picture and collage are like, gorgggg

  • Eryn December 15th, 2012 12:30 AM


    THANK you.

  • junebug December 15th, 2012 12:45 AM

    I LOVE YOU FOREVER FOR PUTTING IT’S ONLY LOVE ON HERE. It’s my weirdest Beatles jam, I’d have to say. (Although what’s really weird about it is John said at one point that it was the worst song he ever wrote…um, what? Has he ever listened to “Run for Your Life”…)

    • caro nation December 15th, 2012 1:02 PM

      Ha! I always skip that one, it’s one of maybe 3 Beatles songs that do nothing for me.

  • katrinaexplainsitall December 15th, 2012 12:51 AM

    Ahhh, a perfect playlist for those perfect days~ I think Bon Iver would also be a lovely addition to this!

  • barbroxursox December 15th, 2012 1:18 AM

    This is so perfect for life right now!! Also, All Things Must Pass is like the greatest song ever and Georgie Harrison is my homeboy so yeah. Rookie rools, especially this month. wtf why did I just say “rools” and not “rules”? I need sleep. K bye

  • jgirl2damaxx December 15th, 2012 1:34 AM

    Great mix. I love listening to this kind of music during this time of year.

    A suggestion: Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders “Cold Feet”

  • dreaminggirl3 December 15th, 2012 1:55 AM

    LOVING this playlist! Thanks Rookie! :)

  • AprilC December 15th, 2012 2:03 AM

    Loooove it (:

  • dancinginthetrees December 15th, 2012 4:19 AM

    perfect for this Seattle girl.

  • streaked lights December 15th, 2012 4:30 AM

    Ahh this is gorgeous! It matches my feelings perfectly!
    I’m gonna use this playlist when I’m trudging through the snow to get to school in the mornings (Yes, I still have college, /sob).

  • punctuationmatters December 15th, 2012 4:55 AM

    I love this playlist something ridiculous! It’s Only Love is such an underrated song.

  • Jessica W December 15th, 2012 6:03 AM

    It’s summer here, but this playlist is still JAMMIN

    The Lovelorn

  • cloudinthesky December 15th, 2012 6:34 AM

    Wah so brilliant!

  • TessAnnesley December 15th, 2012 7:38 AM

    animal collective/arcade fire/dum dum girls, edward scissorhands/george harrison/mazzy star/sigur rós/the beatles/the monkees/the white stripes = POIFECT

  • lovegoodideas December 15th, 2012 10:16 AM

    so perfect. even though I don’t have snow yet.

    but i do feel “i am a rock” (simon and garfunkel) is a worthy addition.

  • allier December 15th, 2012 10:44 AM

    Edward Scissorhands theme I’m screaming rookie you make me so happy.

  • lubs December 15th, 2012 11:10 AM

    Yay Sigur Rós! Their new album Valtari is the greatest thing for winter/introspective days. So good!

  • catpower44 December 15th, 2012 11:27 AM

    The Dum Dum Girls and Arcade Fire!!! eee! I love Arcade Fire’s album Funeral, I actually think it’s really beautiful and has lots of meaning behind it. Just listen to the whole thing in order. I just find it really amazing.

  • caro nation December 15th, 2012 12:54 PM

    The Left Banke is my winter band. They make precious music, for sipping cocoa conservatively and ice skating by yourself.

  • Kate December 15th, 2012 1:30 PM

    Fantastic songs…
    Rookie first showed me Olivia Drusin, definitely listen to her for more dreamy wintery things!
    Thanks so much for these Rookie! I look forward that much more to Friday every week because of these playlists…

  • Narnia December 15th, 2012 2:16 PM

    Animal collective is the greatest band ever and winters love is one of my fav songs.

    This playlist is lovely

  • Freaky Hufflepuff December 15th, 2012 5:22 PM

    I love this playlist! I´m a huge white stripes fan, and an even bigger Sigur Ros fAN ^^ I would also recommend Boy Lilikoi by Jonsi (vocal in Sigur Ros)! It is absolutely fantastic! :)

  • raftingstarlit December 16th, 2012 10:47 AM

    Svef-n- englar is my all time favorit winter song! gives my chills every time…

  • Yip December 17th, 2012 8:05 AM

    Thanks Rookie for such amazing playlists.

    It helps me while learning my exams!

  • Jen L. December 17th, 2012 5:44 PM

    Meg and Jack Forever <3

  • tovallons December 18th, 2012 11:26 AM

    Hey! Lovely list! But, why you from rookie don’t pay attention to these beautiful girls? You never mention them, you always mention the same artists – First aid kit, Dum dum girls, She and him… – it’s time to innovate! Please, listen to them, you’ll love them, they’re amazing women and they have beautiful quiet songs for cold days too, here are some examples:

  • Addicted.xx December 19th, 2012 9:12 AM

    There should be a Friday Playlist: Hanging out with the Doctor

  • tove December 28th, 2012 7:12 AM

    I’ve never understood people who actually were able to choose one favourite song, I mean, come on, it’s impossible, isn’t it? But since I heard Neighbourhood #1, I seriously can’t think of a more beautiful song.

  • yellowplaid February 6th, 2013 10:37 PM

    recently remembered bush-the sound of winter and lights-ice for this playlist too.