10 Pitchfork Staffers on Their Favorite Driving Albums

The nomadic troubadour Leif Vollebekk’s 2014 album North Americana has long punctuated my longer drives. He oscillates between quiet, weighted folk and frenetic, free-verse folk-jazz, all of which paint pictures of the rosiest golden hue. It’s no wonder that his songs feel best at sunset: They’re brooding, introspective tunes that wind down the locomotive pace of a day and ease into twilight’s more contemplative moments. Standouts like the stream-of-consciousness “At the End of the Line” and the emotionally wrung “Photographer Friend” (the latter of which includes the dark truth “Most things, they don’t last”) create a picture-perfect nostalgia best viewed from the rearview mirror.

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