6 Albums To Listen To When Snowed In: Coldplay, Lupe Fiasco, The Weeknd & More

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The East Coast is set to be hit by Blizzard Colbie, one of the worst snow storms all season with forecasts between 15-30 inches, so since many will be snowed in, here are six albums from Coldplay, Lupe Fiasco, The Weeknd, Hozier, Fabolous and Imogen Heap to keep you sane.

Taking into consideration that everyone has their own musical preferences, the list is comprised of albums from different genres in no particular order.

1. Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends

The first album is purely a seasonal choice. When it comes to the Winter months, Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" embodies the cold and melancholic nature of the season perfectly.

The overall tone gives the listener all of the sounds to go with Winter's scenery, from an epic snowfall to a gentle flurry, the album has a song for any winter occasion.

Winter highlighted tracks include "Death and All His Friends," "Violet Hill," "Lost," and "Cemeteries Of London."

2. Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth

The second album is a very recent release from Lupe Fiasco titled, "Tetsuo & Youth." The album though it doesn't follow the melancholic pattern as Coldplay's, is a lyrical marvel. Being that it was released last week and the season of Winter, it is a fresh lyrical assault that will keep your mind stimulated and prevent it form being frozen by the cold.

The beats are simply superb and Fiasco even includes a series of interludes titled, "Summer," "Fall," "Winter" and "Spring" which gives the album a bit of diversity in terms of what the weather is like when listening to it.

Highlighted tracks include, "Mural," "Prisoners 1 & 2," "Body Of Work" and "They.Resurrect.Over.New." featuring Ab-Soul & Troi.

3. The Weeknd - House Of Balloons

For the R&B fix during a cold dark Winter storm, you can never go wrong with The Weeknd. The first and best mixtape he's ever made "House Of Balloons" is perfect for the weather.

The steamy lyrics will keep you warm and the mellow beats will cool you down.

It's a bit of a well balanced mixtape, which also happens to be featured on "The Trilogy," a compilation of The Weeknd's songs prior to his debut album "Kiss Land." Highlighted tracks for the snow day include, "Loft Music," "The Morning," "Wicked Games" and "The Party and The After Party."

4. Hozier - Hozier

Hozier's self titled debut album may have been released in June of 2014 but it has all the qualities for some great music to listen to while snowed in. "Take Me To Church" has been in and out of Billboards Hot 100 Chart and today it sits at the number four spot.

It is the song that is responsible for the albums mainstream success but the entire album is filled with gems. Highlighted tracks include, "Run," "Work Song," "From Eden" and "In A Week" featuring Karen Cowley.

5. Fabolous - The Young OG Project

No one does Winter NY Rap like Fabolous. He has prove this with "The Soul Tape" mixtape collection and "The Young OG Project" is no different.

The album features tracks laced with OG NY style beats along with some new wave production as well.

Fabolous also dedicates an entire song to heartbreak with a tribute to the famous "Cinnamon Apple" viral video. Highlighted tracks include, "Lituation," "We Good" featuring Rich Homie Quan, "Gone For The Winter" featuring Velous and "She Wildin" featuring Chris Brown.

6. Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself

Imogen Heap may be a little know artist in the mainstream world, but her music has been sampled for some of the hottest songs in Pop and Hip-Hop.

Her album "Speak For Yourself" features musical arrangements that are cold and sometimes haunting; a perfect mix for a Winter storm. Highlight tracks include "Hide and Seek," "Just For Now," "The Walk" and "The Moment I Said It."

Comment below if you found any of these tracks helpful or if you have a favorite Winter storm album.