Track of the Day: 'I Slept With Bonhomme at the CBC' by Broken Social Scene

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A handful of picks from reader Doug:

  • “Midnight” by Caravan Palace. This breaks the rules on vocals a little bit for your series, but I’ve found that the kind of vocals included in this song (more sampled / mixed in than a primary component of the song) can fade in to the background pretty easily when you’ve got it going as background music.
  • “I Slept With Bonhomme At The CBC” by Broken Social Scene [embedded above]. A little older than some of the selections on here, but this is a song that I’ve kept in the rotation pretty constantly since first hearing it.
  • “Gardyn” by Pogo. Some people might think there's a little too much going on in this song, but this is the kind of music that drives me when working ... some nice beats, pretty repetitive on the surface but complex enough on a close listening to keep the procrastination-prone part of my brain occupied.

For a panoply of Pogo songs and entrancing videos to accompany them, go here.

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