The coolest dinner parties have the best playlists, and while I'm not vaulting ours ahead of, say, Pharrell's, it's hard to go wrong with Angel Olsen's calm croons, Future Island's catchy hooks and Mountain Man's hypnotic harmonies. Don't believe me? Just press play and wait for the compliments to roll in...

Knife to Table Playlist:

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