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Night Driving: Take Time To Listen

The history of road trip mixtapes is cluttered with tense and muscular songs that act as aural caffeine, pushing us forward through deserts, traffic and historic landmarks. Particularly at night, when we lack a more vigilant attentiveness, we all too often succumb to the knotty appeal of raucous music. But night time offers its own set of stimuli if we're paying attention. The angular song of an unseen Western Meadowlark, the throbbing glow of lights in a distant town, and the actualization of tiny futures coming into focus on our approach are all experiences with the power to be as stimulating and energizing as any high-octane rock tune. Here are some songs to accompany such experiences.

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Paige Maguire