I thought this post could be an inspiration for those who are looking for some new music to listen to, and I have few recommendations for albums that I have been really liking, most of which came out this year. Whenever I discover something I really like I seem to listen to it all the time on repeat, which I am sure would be annoying to some people, but I like the way I familiarise myself with all the songs and I learn all the lyrics, so I can sing along to them. 🙂
I am not a music expert or anything so this will be just a quick post featuring my fave albums right now with a short description, especially as this is a very busy and chaotic time of the year for me and I don’t have too much time on my hands, so I hope that’s all right haha.
1. Everything You’ve Come To Expect by The Last Shadow Puppets
So my most favourite band ever probably is Arctic Monkeys, and I discovered The Last Shadow Puppets because Alex Turner is a singer in both of them. This was the second and long-awaited album and it is very dreamy and sexy. When I listen to it though it always reminds me of the grey and rainy Scotland as I was always listening to it on my way to uni in the mornings haha.
2. Cigarettes After Sex by Cigarettes After Sex
This was the first time I learnt that there is a music genre called ambient pop and I absolutely love it, it makes you feel like you’re in a dream. It is very suitable for walking around in a city by yourself when you feel melancholic about your relationships, and the lyrics transform you to a different place and you begin to feel like the things the singer talks about happened to you because the sound is so intimate.
3. Digital Druglord by Blackbear
I’d listented to music by Blackbear a couple of years prior to this album and it sort of surprised me because I only heard acoustic songs about love by him, and this one is a rap and hip-hop album (although as I said I’m no music expert so I really don’t know haha) and the lyrics are very bitter, talking about ex-girlfriends and all that. Very good album for after a breakup, let me tell you that.
4. Melodrama by Lorde
I enjoyed Lorde’s first album so I was excited to hear the next one, and of course I fell in love with it. Reminds me of the summertime because I was listening to it loads back home during my holiday.
5. Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey
Another album that reminds me of the summer. She is such a sweetheart and I have enojoyed all her albums so far. It’s really cool that she got to collaborate with Sean Lennon for one of the songs. 🙂
6. Is This It by The Strokes
The Strokes is a genius rock band and this is an older album but I only properly listened to it this year. Their music is so different in the best way possible and so specific to them haha, don’t know how to explain it. I really like their style and I feel sort of nostalgic for something I haven’t experienced when I listen to them.
7. Villains by The Queens of the Stone Age
Another genius rock band right here, and lots of amazing songs on this album. And another one that I listened to during this summer so I’ll probably always associate it with it. It’s so funny to me how we attach memories to certain songs and always remember what we did and felt during the time we listened to them, do you think so as well?
Let me know if you’ve enjoyed any of these albums too and definitely leave me some recommendations. 🙂