Here we are, halfway through 2024. Congratulations on making it this far. Where does the time go? Hell if I know. So there’s this tradition that right around the start of July every year, you get a playlist. 100 songs that function as sort of a capsule of the many great things released over the last 6 months. There are no rankings here, even if Spotify assigns numbers to each track in order. Rather, the way these are arranged is more by genre and vibe than anything else. Smooth transitions and similar-ish sounds abound so you don’t end up in some weird mish-mash of a rap song into a folk song into a dance song into a harder rock song. If you listen on shuffle (which I do recommend!) those sorts of shifts might happen regularly, but if you listen in order I can promise a lovely time from start to finish.

One of my favorite things about a playlist like this is it provides the opportunity to share a bunch of songs you might have missed during the first half of the year. If you’re curious about new music and enjoy a little adventure, this is the playlist for you! I can firmly promise you haven’t heard all 100 songs (yet, unless you listened before reading this), and there are plenty of baby indie artists that could use some love and a bit of discovery. There are also some big hitmakers should you enjoy Chappell Roan and Taylor Swift and Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar. One thing I might recommend is picking a song you know and then listening to two songs before and two songs after it. That’ll give you a little nudge around your comfort zone.

The only “rules” for this playlist are as follows: all songs must have been released within the first 6 months of 2024, and no artist gets more than one track in order to maximize the spread (featured artist spots are excluded from this rule). Simple enough! This playlist is available via Spotify and YouTube, because pretty much everyone can access one or the other. The individual songs will be linked on YouTube as well, in case you only want a taste. Please enjoy all 6 hours! Put it on when you’re hanging at the pool or working the grill. There will inevitably be songs I’ve missed, so hit me up on social media and let me know what I should be listening to!

Fontaines D.C. – Starburster

Amyl and the Sniffers – U Should Not Be Doing That

Mannequin Pussy – Loud Bark


Been Stellar – Pumpkin

Snooper – Company Car

Kim Gordon – I’m A Man

Yard Act – We Make Hits

Brennan Wedl – Kudzu

Shellac – WSOD

Friko – Get Numb to It!

Ekko Astral – baethoven

Sleater-Kinney – Say It Like You Mean It

Fake Fruit – Mucho Mistrust

Lola Young – Wish You Were Dead

Finom – Cyclops

Dehd – Mood Ring

The Last Dinner Party – The Feminine Urge

Artemas – i like the way you kiss me

Lip Critic – Milky Max


The Dare – Perfume

Ahadadream x Priya Ragu x Skrilled – TAKA

The Blessed Madonna – Happier (ft. Clementine Douglas)

Charli xcx – Von dutch

Tove Lo & SG Lewis – HEAT

salute – saving flowers (ft. Rina Sawayama)

DJ Sabrina The Teenage DJ – Anything Lost (Can Be Found Again)

Cor.Ece & Bad Colours – Jeans

bad tuner – 24 hours

Bolis Pupul – Kowloon

Jamie xx – Baddy on the Floor (ft. Honey Dijon)

Bullion – A City’s Never (ft. Panda Bear)

Remi Wolf – Cinderella

Empress Of – What’s Love (ft. MUNA)

Chappell Roan – Good Luck, Babe!

Sabrina Carpenter – Espresso

Billie Eilish – BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Taylor Swift – Florida!!! (ft. Florence + the Machine)

Kali Uchis – Young Rich & In Love

Tinashe – Nasty

Tyla – No. 1 (ft. Tems)

Yaya Bey – sir princess bad bitch

BbyMutha – lines

Rapsody – 3:AM (ft. Erykah Badu)

Erick the Architect – Ezekiel’s Wheel (ft. George Clinton)

Kendrick Lamar – Not Like Us

Big Sean – Precision

GloRilla – Yeah Glo!

21 Savage – n.h.i.e. (ft. Doja Cat)

Chief Keef – Treat Myself

1999 WRITE THE FUTURE – LiGhT rAiLs (ft. Rick Ross, Rich Brian)

Mach-Hommy – #RICHAXXHAITIAN (ft. KAYTRANADA & 03 Greedo)

ScHoolboy Q – Yeern 101

1010benja – H2HAVEYOU

Beyonce – YA YA

Waxahatchee – Right Back to It (ft. MJ Lenderman)

Adrianne Lenker – Sadness as a Gift

Rosali – Rewind

Maggie Rogers – The Kill

Clairo – Sexy to Someone

Hovvdy – Make Ya Proud

This Is Lorelei – I’m All Fucked Up

Jessica Pratt – World on a String

Hannah Frances – Keeper of the Shepherd

Goat Girl – ride around

Brittany Howard – Red Flags

Self Esteem & Moonchild Sanelly – Big Man


Nia Archives – Cards on the Table

Revival Season – Barry White

Nourished By Time – Hand On Me

Magdalena Bay – Death & Romance

Dean Blunt – DOWNER (ft. Panda Bear & Vegyn)

Peel Dream Magazine – Lie in the Gutter

Caroline Polachek – Starburned and Unkissed

Jane Penny – Wear You Out

Cassandra Jenkins – Only One

Faye Webster – eBay Purchase History

En Attendant Ana – Magical Lies

Kenya Grace – Someone Else

Nilufer Yanya – Like I Say (I runaway)

Kairos Creature Club – Deleuzean

St. Vincent – Big Time Nothing

Bad Bad Hats – My Heart Your Heart

Astrid Sonne – Do you wanna

Mk.gee – Are You Looking Up

Khruangbin – Pon Pon

Vampire Weekend – Classical

Brigitte Calls Me Baby – We Were Never Alive

Omni – Plastic Pyramid (ft. Izzy Glaudini)

Ducks Ltd. – Hollowed Out

Night Tapes – loner

Dogs On Shady Lane – Knife (Lady)

Wisp – See you soon

Cola – Bitter Melon

The Smile – Friend of a Friend

Beth Gibbons – Floating on a Moment

Lightning Bug – December Song

Mount Kimbie – Empty and Silent (ft. King Krule)