If you’re a music fan, chances are you already have a few go-to playlists: your workout list, your commuting list, your night-before-a-big-meeting options. But do you have one for the midterm elections? If the answer is no, fear not—Rachel Maddow has you covered. In a video aired on Late Night With Seth Meyers this week, the MSNBC host rounded up her top five tracks to get you through the stressful period, and, as befits Congress’s current standing with the American public, they’re all “angry punk songs.” DC’s musical legacy is well-represented: The list includes two local bands (Fugazi, Bad Brains), as well as tracks by Black Flag, Sleater-Kinney, and Husker Dü.
Check out the video clip and the track list below, and tell us what would be on your list in the comments.
1) “Bad Mouth,” Fugazi
2) “I Against I,” Bad Brains
3) “I’ve Heard It Before,” Black Flag
4) “Youth Decay,” Sleater-Kinney
5) “Books About UFOs,” Husker Dü