Your Friday Five

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Your Friday Five

Five fun tunes

Welcome to the new Northeast Library blog series, called Your Friday Five!

Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting five fun tunes you can find on Freegal!

If you're anything like me, you go on serious music kicks where you only listen to a particular genre for a while. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I just can't get enough of it! Lately I've been listening to a lot of folk, folk rock and alternative rock. Here are the top five songs on my iPod's Recently Played playlist. 
The Gleam EP Cover
The Avett Brothers are from North Carolina and their sound is certainly unique. They have a flair for the dramatic when they perform and their cellist, Joe Kwon, is a delight to watch. While I thoroughly enjoy all of their albums, The Gleam is still my favorite and  I just can't get enough of "Sanguine." 
Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Carolina Chocolate Drops also hail from North Carolina and can only be described as an old-time string band.
If you're really into the banjo, listen to "Sitting on Top of the World."
Poison and Wine EP Cover
The Civil Wars recently reached a new level of fame after their collaborative effort with Taylor Swift on the Catching Fire soundtrack. Whenever I want my dose of The Civil Wars, I like to listen to the song that got me hooked, "Poison & Wine."
Sigh No More EP Cover
Mumford & Sons have amassed quite the following and I'm glad they are finally getting the recognition they deserve. I like to take it back to their debut album with The Cave.


Song number five doesn't quite classify as folk/alternative, and is in fact a Justin Timberlake song, but I listen to JT every chance that I can. Without further adieu, the fifth song for Your Friday Five is "That Girl."

Find these songs and more by browsing Freegal, which can be accessed through the Downloadable Media tab of the DC Public Library website.

--- Whitney Jerome, Youth Services Library Associate