Songs were submitted. Songs were heard. And all we're left with is the word. And that word is winner. And this week's winner is Ariel@GawkerTech.

In the words of our judge:

As for the winner, I've gotta pick Ariel@GawkerTech. I don't even like half of those songs (and that's putting it mildly), but godDAMN, that list as a whole flowed so spectacularly that I just can't deny its greatness. I was actually able to listen to some of those songs all the way through for the first time ever. Great 1-2 pairings at both the opening and closing spots really makes a huge difference to me.

So, congrats Ariel! Let me know in the comments what you'd like the next theme to be, and I'll get the next post up once you do.

The Winning Playlist:

Take Me Far Away

  1. Jay Woodward - Mandolina 2:34
  2. The Shins - New Slang 6:23
  3. Nick Drake - Places To Be 2:45
  4. Rodriguez - Crucify Your Mind 2:32
  5. Oscar Isaac & Marcus Mumford - Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song) 3:00
  6. Fleetwood Mac - Dreams 4:17
  7. Fall Walk Run - You Are You 2:48
  8. Iron & Wine - Naked As We Came 2:39
  9. Sorcha Richardson - High Hopes 4:11
  10. Bon Iver - For Emma 3:40
  11. The National - I Need My Girl 4:01
  12. Jose González - Remain 3:47
  13. Kishi Bashi - Bright Whites 4:18
  14. The National - Conversation 16 4:18
  15. Mason Jennings - Be Here Now 3:49
  16. The Kissaway Trail - 61 3:17
  17. Jose González - Step Out 4:01