It seems like ages ago since my last On Repeat post, which is quite strange as I'm that kind of person that has music on almost all of the time. I do tend to reach for the same albums or songs whenever I start doing some work, however, and this album is one of my go-to soundtracks whenever I need to get stuff done.
The film is set in New York during the 1960s, and so the soundtrack (mostly) consists of modern recordings of folk music appropriate to that time. I must admit that I wasn't into this kind of music before I saw Inside Llewyn Davis, but my love for the film in all its wonderfulness made me appreciate the melancholy feel to it, and the whole album (well, not counting Please Mr. Kennedy) is just so soothing that I just let it restart over and over again while I'm writing. There's a special edition as well, called Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis, which features even more songs, all recorded (AND filmed) live at a one-night-only concert that had all the artists on the original soundtrack (and then some!) show up for the night.
Have a listen, if you want, and note these personal favourites of mine: Hang Me, Oh Hang Me, Fare Thee Well, Five Hundred Miles and The Death of Queen Jane.
Q: What's your go-to album when you need to relax or focus?