I listen to such a strange mix of music and anyone who listens at my Spotify Playlist would be a whole new level of confused! But I love that! I wanted to start sharing some of the music I listen to with you. I love it when I get a new recommendation or a reminder of a kick-ass song so hopefully some of my readers will get the same!
Month 1 starts here then and it’s a right random mix because I downloaded so many albums before I went on holiday, but here are my most listened for June/July…
TLC – Fanmail
This takes me alllllllllll the way back to my Year 8 School Trip to France. I remember my best friend Becky had just bought this album and we listened to it together for the first time on the ferry with one earphone each and getting all giggly when ‘Silly Ho’ came on, and proper tearful at ‘Dear Lie’. Those were the days! This was the perfect ‘lazing about on the beach and reminiscing’ soundtrack!
Macklemore – This Unruly Mess I’ve Made
I’ve always been keen on Macklemore’s chart stuff – especially ‘Same Love’ which touches me a silly amount, so I downloaded 3 of his albums before I went away and this one was the one I found myself most drawn to. The songs I mostly had on repeat were ‘Growing Up’ with Ed Sheeran – The lyrics are insanely inspirational and ‘Downtown’ which just makes me LOL.
Arctic Monkeys – AM
This is the album that owns my heart and soul. It’s just perfect. Arctic Monkeys to me are always gonna be the band i’m most eagerly awaiting new stuff on and then ripping the cover off and spending the evening doing nothing but listening intently to it when it arrives. There’s not one song on any of their albums or EPs that doesn’t stir up some kind of crazy emotion within me. This album came out when I most needed and it was there again on holiday when I needed clarity, which some of these songs give me. Favourites – ‘Arabella’, ‘I wanna be yours’ and ‘Snap out of it’
Kanye West – The College Dropout
‘New Workout Plan’ and ‘Through The Wire’ is all I have to say. Oh, and ‘Slow Jamz’ – That’s the first ever Kanye song I heard and I was in love from there. Yeah the guy’s kind of a dick sometimes but can’t deny he makes the most intense music and it is pretty powerful in my eyes. If it makes me feel things then it must be, right? This album just flows right from beginning to end. Spent most my time around the pool listening to this and hear something new and even better every time I put it on.
Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
‘This Modern Love’ on this album is one of my favourite ever ever ever songs and so I felt I should give Bloc Party a chance as i’ve heard their music before but never actually listened, if that makes sense? Well, MIND. BLOWN. This is the first album I listened to out of 3 that i’ve downloaded and I really don’t know why i’ve never listened sooner. It’s so relevant. ‘Helicopter’ and ‘Blue Light’ are 2 of my new faves on repeat.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Greatest Hits
What an absolute cracker of an album for this hot sunny weather we’ve been having. I KNEW I had to have this one on holiday with me as it’s by perfect ‘feel good’ album for when i’m feeling a bit silly and giddy ahaaa!! I remember picking this CD up from a HMV bargain bucket when I was like, 14 and being so obsessed with it I now know every single word to all the songs, 17 years on (I’m that geek). My most LOL worthy are ‘Parents just don’t understand’ and ‘Girls ain’t nothing but Trouble’. GET IT.
Drop me a comment with your most listened to too! 😘