Music occupies a unique space in our lives; it can pick you up if you’re feeling down, it can keep you down when you’re feeling blue, it can set the mood for innumerable activities and it often acts as a way for us to sonically decorate the space around us. When you think of music in these terms, it becomes even more important to really consider what you’re listening to; this is why we here at Goliath have taken the time to compile our absolute favorite Monday morning albums, so as to save you the pain of having to listen to the radio on your way into work. Every one of these albums is guaranteed to wake you up and keep you happy on the gloomiest of all days (nobody likes Mondays), and they’re all filled with great songs to boot.
10. Comfort Eagle (Cake)
Cake are one of those bands you may not know by name, but you’ve definitely heard their music. It juxtaposes ordinary, monotone singing (often speaking, as well) overtop of really catchy, upbeat tunes; their classic tune “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” is a perfect example of this, and it’s one song of theirs that you’d recognize instantly. A great Monday song in its own right, “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” isn’t the only tune on Comfort Eagle that’ll get you up and moving on the worst day of the week; tracks like “Shadow Stabbing” and “Love You Madly” are in the same vein, and they’re all great tracks to sing along to on your drive into work. Quality instrumentals (complete with a brass section) succeed in adding an extra layer to this already great album. Check it out the next time you’re feeling the Monday Blues.