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Songs by Howie Day and similar artists
Cramming for finals requires cool, calming tunes to balance the stress of studying. Help put yourself in the right state of mind with these pop and rock tunes.
Death Cab For Cutie,
The Arcade Fire,
The best stadium-ready modern rock songs have several key ingredients: a soft intro, a slow build to the chorus, and then a gratifying, transcendent melody backed by ethereal guitars and a driving rhythm section.
Goo Goo Dolls,
A fan of both classic folk and contemporary R&B, young British sensation Ed Sheeran combines sensitive songwriting with soulful singing. Listen to songs from Sheeran and other likeminded artists who represent a new vanguard of guitar-slinging troubadours.
Plain White T's,
"I can't write without music. This, combined with the fact that writing Twilight was a very visual, movie-like experience, prompted me to collect my favorite Twilight songs into a sort of soundtrack for the book." -Stephenie Meyer
My Chemical Romance,
Dust off your frisbees and hacky sacks and get ready to hit the quad with this righteous mix of radio-friendly rock hits from the '90s and early aughts.
Dave Matthews Band,
G. Love & Special Sauce,
Epic-length explorations from the jam band underground, along with a few tunes by the bands who inspired the style.
Donna The Buffalo,
Life can't all be thrash. Enjoy the more relaxed side of post-2000 pop-punk artists, with slower tempos and acoustic guitars for those mellow moments.
The Get Up Kids
Say hello to one of the premier emo and pop-punk labels of the early 2000s. This exploration of their catalogue features the label's biggest artists alongside more obscure but equally worthy tracks
The Early November,