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Updated by Cecile Baltazart on May 03, 2014
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Music Albums to Listen when you're working late at night

The best sound to get you through a late-nighter. Have a cup of coffee, plug on your headphones and press play;

Tracy Chapman

One of the most striking debut albums ever released, this disc instantly established Chapman as a musical force, and with good reason. Immediacy, integrity of purpose, and unqualified artistry are apparent in nearly every song. And while "Fast Cars" remains Chapman's best-known work, "Talkin' Bout a Revolution" is that rarest breed: a song which is both topical and timeless.

The Nationals - Trouble Will Find Me

You can listen to the whole album, or you can just put "I Need My Girl" on single repeat mode. Your choice.

Beckk - Morning Phase

The "Turn Away" ballade, the ethereal "Wave and the lively "Blue Moon will get one hour of work done in a blink;

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Ben Howard - Every Kingdom

Ben Howard - Every Kingdom

You'll find yourself humming along at 2am. Knowing all the lyrics by 4am.
Also very efficient for late night driving.

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Polica - Give You The Ghost

Polica - Give You The Ghost

The aquatic voice of Channy Leaneagh and the soft electro sound are just right to keep you awake and focussed. "I nee-eed some time, to think about my life without you"... There, you're feeling more productive already.

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Freelance Whales - Diluvia

Freelance Whales - Diluvia

You're starting to doze off although you're already on your 7th coffee? Freelance Whales is a gentle alarm clock which cascading sounds will give you some more ebergy.

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Patrick Watson - Adventures In Your Own Back Yard

Patrick Watson - Adventures In Your Own Back Yard
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Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself

Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself

Andrew Bird is the Wes Anderson of music, creating a poetic universe in every song... If you're not whistling already, you can skip.

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The Lumineers - The Lumineers

The Lumineers - The Lumineers

Some songs might sound very – too? – familiar, but they're as good to hear again as a vintage Simon & Garfunkel album... Alternating lively pieces ("Ho Hey") with calm ones ("Slow It Down"), the album is a great blend to take you through the first lights of dawn... Wait, already?

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Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of The City

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of The City

Your eyes open again on the first notes of "Ya Hey", and with "Diane Young", and "Unbelievers", and... Maybe you should go to sleep now.

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Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

Hard to not mention this one. Unique voice and sonority, mystical lyrics, you wonder whether you're dreaming already.

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Beyonce - Beyonce

Beyonce - Beyonce

It's not really a playlist until there's some Beyonce in it; your first-aid kit in case of impromptu "falling-asleep-on-desk".

Ceremonials

C'est une équation génétique toute britannique. Prenez un peu de l'esprit des Sœurs Brontë, un gros héritage de Kate Bush, un soupçon de Siouxsie & The Banshees, noyez le tout dans les brumes sur la lande, drapez-le d'oripeaux préraphaélites, ajoutez un teint diaphane, une chevelure de gorgone dans les tons fauves, des cavalcades vocales sur fond de rythmiques amples, un romantisme échevelée, et le plat de saison (automnale) se nomme Ceremonials, servi par Florence + The Machines.