Winter has finally come to Florida (and it’s about f***ing time). When it’s 40 degrees outside, you definitely don’t want to leave the house if you don’t need to. On a frozen day when you’re hibernating inside, the best thing to do is chill out with a huge cup of coffee and listen to some nice wintery music. I’m not talking about festive Christmas songs, but the kind of slower low-key indie jams that make you feel like the grey sky is there just for you.

Below are some of my favorites, old and new, in no particular order. Click the title for a YouTube link to each album.


The Decemberists“The Crane Wife”


The National“Trouble Will Find Me”


The Shins“Oh, Inverted World”


Simon & Garfunkel“Bookends”


The Sea and Cake“Car Alarm”


Polaris“Music From the Adventures of Pete & Pete”


Mumford and Sons“Sigh No More”

All of these albums are best enjoyed from the warmth of your bed or couch and are guaranteed to improve your cold-weather blues.