There’s a lot of exciting things going on in music right now. Hip hop titans Kanye West and Jay Z just dropped albums, Robin Thicke is making the album I’d hoped Justin Timberlake would make and there’s a few new indie pop bands I’m looking forward to blasting with the windows down all summer long. This playlist features a nice sampling of all that, plus a few other new(ish) treats to help get you through to work day … especially while you’re wishing you were playing outside instead.

  • “I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo” – Capital Cities
  • “Bound 2” – Kanye West
  • “Give it 2 U” Robin Thicke feat. Kendrick Lamar
  • “Around the Block” – Pretty Lights feat. Talib Kweli
  • “Made To Love” – John Legend
  • “Came Back Haunted” – Nine Inch Nails
  • “Lose Yourself to Dance” – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
  • “Do I Wanna Know?” – Arctic Monkeys
  • “Say Say” – Youngblood Hawke
  • “Right Action” – Franz Ferdinand