It’s midterm season, which basically means we’re all studying around the clock for the next couple of weeks. Obviously, the best part of studying is listening to background music. I’ve studied to all kinds of music and, unsurprisingly, chilled-out and laid back music is best. It is a lot less distracting so you can concentrate on your school work, which–let’s face it–is sort of important. I’ve picked out some of my favorite laid back tracks that are great to study to and are also just great in general. Featuring bands like Beach House, Real Estate and Beach Fossils, this playlist is perfect for the alternative music lover that needs to get stuff done.