With the clocks going forward last weekend, spring has officially sprung.

To celebrate the start of BST here is the BeST playlist we could come up with: 31 songs about angsty Aprils, psychedelic suns, and bloody annoying blackbirds. There’s some Faces for your ears, Billie Holiday for your holidays, and Donna Summer for your spring. Who needs Vivaldi when Denver and Turner, Mitchell and Mahal, and Simone and Smith are side-by-side?

Here, the Velvet Underground go overground, Coltrane comes out the coffee shop and even Mr. Waits wants you to support the season (albeit against a backdrop of brawlers, bawlers and bastards). Follow their example. Give this playlist a listen and then go outside!


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