Get your Spotify (other music streaming services are available) ready, because here comes another Music Mondays post.
Last week, I took a trip down music memory lane.
Love, Fame, Tragedy, Wherever I Go, I Want To Leave
The solo project of The Wombats’ Matthew Murphy – Love, Fame, Tragedy – was relatively new to me but I’m glad I found this new, different side to this indie frontman.
The album features a selection of interesting songs, from the opener 5150, the exhilarating My Cheating Heart. Please Don’t Murder Me (Part 2) and The Sea Is Deep and the World is Wide are gentle moments in the otherwise high tempo offering. My personal favourite, though, was Everything Affects Me Now.
Marika Hackman, Between The Bars/All Night
I’ve mentioned Marika Hackman before, but this is her latest single (as part of her upcoming album full of covers).
The latest singles are covers of Elliot Smith and Beyoncé, both sung in Hackman’s signature moody, but captivating style.
HAIM, Women In Music Pt.III
I’ve always been fascinated by these three musical sisters and this album just increased this fascination with the band and their musical style.
Bonus tracks Now I’m In It and Summer Girl feel like the band’s usual cool, easy-listening anthems. The album highlight for me was Gasoline, though I loved Don’t Wanna, I’ve Been Done and The Steps.
Mystery Jets, Twenty One
This album reminds me of being young(er) for sure, so it’s no wonder it ended up on here!
I always remember liking Young Love (which features Laura Marling) and Two Doors Done but – on recent listen – I’ve realised how good songs such as Hand Me Down and Half in Love with Elizabeth are.
Arctic Monkeys, Suck It and See
Of course another Arctic Monkeys album has to make an appearance at some point and this one might just be my favourite!
The album has quieter songs like Love is A Laserquest, Piledriver Waltz and Reckless Serenade which I think show off a new side to the band, and Alex Turner’s vocals. Saying that, I do have a soft spot for the more upbeat songs on the album like Suck it And See, She’s Thunderstorms and Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair.
What have you been listening to at the moment? I’d love to chat in the comments and give some of your favourite tunes a go…. maybe for next week’s post?
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