Holden Caulfield

You Need to Listen to Holden Caulfield’s Spotify Playlist

Oh, Holden Caulfied. You have captured the minds of young folk with your phenomenal angst, and sublime dedication to labeling everyone besides yourself as an unbelievable phony. Unfortunately, your creator has passed (R.I.P. J. D. Salinger, January 27th, 2010), but, while your distaste for subscribing to the norm still exists, I wonder what would’ve been playing in your headphones during those drunken cab rides in New York.


Who was motivating your bitterness? Here are a selection of songs that Holden, in my opinion, would have been fond of. It is one of your favorite literary character’s Spotify playlist, a Holden-esque montage of self-loathing that would make Sally Hayes furious, but perhaps Pheobe would enjoy. He would probably call me a phony for even doing this, but relax, Holden. I’m on your side, and will be proud to wear your label as a badge of honor.  Put on your red hunting hats, light up a smoke, save children from falling off a cliff, and enjoy.



Nirvana – “All Apologies (Live at Reading)”


Elliott Smith – “Between The Bars”


Bright Eyes – “Bowl of Oranges”


The Smiths – “There is a Light That Never Goes Out”


The Shins – “Caring Is Creepy”


Kanye West – “Hell of a Life”


Kid Cudi – “Pursuit of Happiness”


The Shins – “It’s Only Life”


Death Cab for Cutie – “I Will Follow You Into The Dark”


City and Color – “Little Hell”


Drake – “Teenage Fever”


Lana Del Rey – “Love”


Trash Panda – “Aging out of the 20th Century”


Post Malone – “I Fall Apart”


Dance Gavin Dance – “Death of a Strawberry”


Motion City Soundtrack – “L.G. Faud”


Frank Sinatra – “My Way”


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