What makes a great driving song? Some people say a thumping bass line or a great chorus to sing along to. Those people are probably right when you’re on a road trip with your buddies. But if you’re driving alone, I say mid-tempo indie rock is the way to go. Driving alone is a great time to really experience music, since (a) your car stereo probably has better sound quality than your earbuds and (b) you have a lot of time alone with your thoughts. Why not give those thoughts a nudge in the right direction with some of these pretty songs?
A song about driving to listen to while driving! What a concept! No but seriously you should just listen to every song the Mountain Goats have ever released on your drive. Nobody does longing and/or nostalgia like the Goats.