Help Us Make the Ultimate Cocktail Party Playlist

Music is the most important part of entertaining, no? But it's hard to find the right music for entertaining: to keep the mood upbeat but not drown out conversation. Let's put our heads together for some cocktail music for the current entertaining season. We'll start you off, but we want your suggestions!

We asked our friends with the best musical taste (in our opinion, taste is always relative) and here's what they came up with:

Calmer:
Pink Martini on Pandora
Feist
Metric
Amelie soundtrack
Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack
Royksopp

More rockin' than calm:
Morningwood
MGMT
Kings of Leon
Wolfmother
Muse
MuteMath
Crystal Castles

What do you recommend?

More on Apartment Therapy:

Best Holiday Music Playlists 2008

Top 30 Albums for a Dinner Party #1
Holiday Party Playlist

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