Yes it’s time for another music post, but it can’t NOT be done when the weather outside is so beautiful. I haven’t really been able to go out and enjoy it as much as I would have liked as I have a few things going on right now but otherwise I’d been enjoying just seeing it looking bright and sunny outside of my window.
As I travel quite a bit these days to visit my partner (boyfriend sounds so school girl, don’t you think?) so during my train journeys I’ve been listening to various albums and some have stood out whilst the weather has been so pretty.
So I thought I would share with you what albums I’ve been listening to at the moment, enjoy!
Destroy Rock & Roll – Mylo.
This has been one of my favourite summer albums for nearly ten years. It was released in 2004 but I picked up my copy in 2005 after falling in love with the tracks; “Drop The Pressure” (don’t be mistaken by “Dr Pressure”) and “In My Arms”. They were catchy, had those annoying repeated lyrics that everyone knows the words to and were just great for listening to on hot summer days. The tracks on this album are all different from one another but work alongside one another at the same time. There isn’t a track no one can not like on this album and to this day I can’t really pick a favourite from off of it (probably “In My Arms”). It’s sad to say that this is the only studio album that Mylo has released as I craved for him to make another, he has however done some exclusive albums for Mixmag, but I don’t own these and I haven’t listened to them either. Fingers crossed for the future though!
In Your Honor – Foo Fighters.
The year this album came out is one of the best years of my life. It was when I was finally discovering which music I would come to love and enjoy for the rest of my life, the year I saw Bob Dylan (what a legend!) live with my Dad and the year I also go to see these guys live with my brother. It was an amazing gig and is still one of my favourites to date. I mentioned this album briefly in my music series as one of the albums that defined my taste in music. This album is one of those that you listen to whenever but I find it more meaningful during summer but that’s because that’s when I bought it and when I listened to it the most, mostly when I visited my brother and he would have it playing whilst we had a BBQ or drinks. My favourite tracks from this album are “Best of You” and End Over End” but I love all the tracks from this album. I listened to this when traveling recently and I forgot how much I love this album and whilst some Foo Fighter fans weren’t keen on this album, it’s by far my favourite.
EP – Beth Ditto.
This was out by Beth Ditto about a year before I discovered it and when I did I fell in love and it’s something I’ve listened to on a weekly basis since downloading it. It’s only four tracks long and I just wish there were more as the album just leaves me craving more songs! I’m surprised I haven’t mentioned this on previous music posts, but maybe I hadn’t downloaded it by then. As most know, Beth Ditto is in the band The Gossip and is their singer, I don’t know if she created this EP because she wanted to spread her wings and venture off on her own or just because she fancied a change, but either way I love it and I hope she records a full album in the future. I discovered this album through her tracks being featured on the video she made with MAC to go alongside the make up collection she made for them. The track was called “Open Heart Surgery” and it’s an amazing track. If you like The Gossip and/or electo-pop then I recommend her music.
† (Cross) – Justice.
This was a hard choice to make as I love both † and Audio, Video, Disco are both as good as one another. I finally decide on this one as I’ve found I listen to it more whilst traveling in my car and it has more listens on my iPod. There are some amazing songs on this album like; “Genesis”, “D.A.N.C.E.”, “Tthhee Ppaarrttyy” and “DVNO” to name a few popular ones. Two of my favourites from off the album are; “Phantom” and “Phantom Pt. II” they’re such amazing tracks and should be played in clubs. The day I’m in a club and these are played one after the other, is the day I scream the loudest I ever have and run over to the dance floor! I only really started to listen to Justice a year or so ago and I have grown to love them a lot. Their music is just different but also reminds me a little bit of Daft Punk, which regular readers will know is one of my oldest and favourite bands. Check out Justice if you like Daft Punk, you won’t regret it.
Random Access Memories – Daft Punk.
Majority of what needs to be said about this album can be found in the huge review/post I made about it here when it came out. All I’ll say is that this album is amazing and is definitely my album of 2013 and one I’ll call my summer 2013 album too. Probably sounds daft (appropriate wording FTW!) but I always pick an album that symbolised the summer and winter months of each year, as well as an album for the whole year. This album is just amazing, seriously go and read the review for more about this. Favourite song from this is “Instant Crush”.
Tongue Tied EP – Iwan Rheon.
Some of you may recognise this guys name, he’s well-known as Simon Bellamy in Misfits and he’s also in Game of Thrones as Ramsay Snow. Like most people I discovered him in Misfits and since then I’ve watched most of the TV shows and films he’s acted in. In 2010 he brought out his first EP, Tongue Tied which only has four songs but they’re all so beautiful and summery songs. I haven’t listened to this EP as much as I have recently and it think it’s because I was too busy listened to other albums, songs, EPs, etc but this one has slowly turned into a summer favourite.
So those are my albums for this summer! Are there any here that you like for summer, or any other season?
What are your favourite songs for summer? Let me know in the comments down below.
I hope everyone has a great weekend, I know I intend to after a rough week, so see you next week!
2 thoughts on “Albums I’m listening to this summer!”
Great list of albums especially the Justice choice, † (Cross) was by far the better album of their careers so far and fits pretty much every season perfectly which is ideal. D.A.N.C.E is probably the best Summer track of the lot, it’s just so upbeat and warm in sound it’s perfect for this time of year.
As for me. The albums I’m listening to at the moment in the Summer are;
– ‘A Dream Is A Question You Don’t Know How To Answer’ by Jonny Craig.
“Jonny Craig is probably one of the most underrated vocalists in modern rock and with ‘A Dream…’ he crafts one of the most audibly mesmerising albums I’ve heard in years, his voice is just god tier it’s a joy to hear.”
– ‘Backspacer’ by Pearl Jam
“‘Backspacer’ is Pearl Jam having fun so you get a lot of fast paced and upbeat tracks that are over before you can tire of them. This album is ideal for just chilling out to despite not being typical chill-out music.”
– ‘Feel’ by Sleeping With Sirens
“This album is the most electronic and pop driven of the lot. ‘Feel’ is the first album by Sleeping With Sirens not to follow the trends of the metal genre, as a result this album is tranquil and very very mellow. I’d say it’s probably too mellow for a Summer party or barbecue, but for everyday listening it’s great.”
– ‘Paramore’ by Paramore
“The album where Paramore became something better. ‘Paramore’ is an album full of pop rock genius and each track tries something new. I’d say this album is the most refreshing of the albums listed because of that. This is one of those albums where you have to leave your pre-conceptions of the band at the door and listen to it as if they are a new band, because the band on this album are truly something different.”
– ‘The Blackest Beautiful’ by Letlive.
“Letlive. are a hardcore punk band that try to do things a little differently by implementing pop hooks and melody to their heavier sound. This album is by far the heaviest of the 5 I’ve listed but it’s also possibly the best. If you can get over the harsh screamed vocals that pop up from time to time you’ll be greeted by some of the most unique hardcore punk music of all time.”
So that’s my list. I notice a complete lack of EDM on it but not much has happened in that scene recently unless you’re a die hard Daft Punk fan. Maybe my next season list will actually have some decent electronic dance music in it. For now rock, pop and punk is the way currently.
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