I’ve been a bit under the weather lately, so there’s not a whole lot going on to talk about here. I think being sick in the summer is my absolute least favorite time of the year to get sick. So much is going on in the world, but I’m stuck in my apartment trying to get some rest. I have been listening to an awful lot of music, though, so I figured I’d share some of the songs that have been helping me throught it. I made a playlist on Spotify, you can check it out here. Also, here’s the tracklist in case you don’t have Spotify but still want to jam to my tunes.
Do you guys ever feel like you listen to the same music over and over again? I know I’ll go through phases where I really only listen to 3 albums or so over the course of the month. Here are some of the artists I’ve had on heavy rotation lately:
Modest Mouse – Strangers to Ourselves
Ok, Modest Mouse is my favorite band. I’ve loved them since I was 14 years old and I think it’s safe to say I’ve heard all their songs at least once. It had been almost 8 years since they put out an album, so I was itching to hear this one. I was not at all disappointed by this album, and apparently they’re already in the studio recording their next album with Krist Novoselic from Nirvana. I can’t wait!
Favorite/least favorite – Sugar Boats/Pistol
Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear
I was surprised by how much I like this album as a whole. All the songs are all incredibly intimate. The first time I listened to the album I cried. Chandelier and Elastic Heart have become pretty popular singles, but there’s so much more to this album. I think Sia’s pretty visionary, the way she presents herself, the openness with her audience, it’s really hard to come by in a pop act.
Favorite/least favorite – Burn the Pages/Cellophane
Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism
Ok, this album is over 10 years old at this point, but it’s still one of my favorites. This album will always be one of my favorite albums, there’s so much nostalgia associated with it. Death Cab came out with a new album this year. I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, but I think I’ll give it a go soon.
Favorite/least favorite – Expo ’86/Sorry, N/A
What have you guys been listening to lately? Any recommendations for me?