NPR logo What's Your Sunday Morning Music?

What's Your Sunday Morning Music?

Read And Listen
Bert Hardy Advertising Archive/Getty Images

Finding music for a weekend night is usually about finding a song that rocks, but not too hard. Picking music for a Sunday morning — now, that's tricky.

Sunday mornings are delicate affairs. I tend to reach for a gentle singer and a well-recorded acoustic guitar, though this Velvet Underground song sets the mood pretty well for me, too.


For years, my Sunday-morning go-to records revolved around Richard Thompson and Fairport Convention.


Over the years, I've added M. Ward, Neko Case and Andrew Bird to the mix.


Now I have a new favorite, an album by King Creosote and Jon Hopkins called Diamond Mine. It comes out at the end of May, and it's a true labor of love. Here's a taste of it.

Robin Hilton adds, "Sunday mornings are all about recovery. Slow and easy and peaceful. And nothing makes me feel better on the laziest day of the week like jazz. Particularly Oscar Peterson, Billie Holiday or Chet Baker, maybe a little Dave Brubeck or Django Reinhardt. Sunday morning is a good time to re-dock at the mothership, and something in jazz makes me feel more human than any other music. Jazz is life."

So what's your Sunday morning music?