The playlists below lean towards a traditional shanty sound. That is to say that the tracks are mostly acapella, male vocals with percussion and limited instrumentation. I like nautical, pirate-rock as much as the next guy, but these are mostly in a traditional style. I also like lots of other traditional folk music, but this is limited mostly to songs of the sea.
Some groups like The Longest Johns and The Dreadnoughts have original songs that fit the theme and are more than welcome alongside the classics!
If you don’t know what a shanty is… how did you get here? You can learn more about shanties, or just listen to the first playlist below; it’s all my favorites. The other four are subdivisions of the main list for when you’re in a certain mood.