Saturday, April 16, 2011

Ten Things I Love About Music

This week the lovely Cayce of Madame Joy passed along the Versatile Blogger Award to me! I thought I would follow in her footsteps and share some of my favourite albums with you instead of the 7 facts. I thought it would be easy to pick 7 of my favourite albums but I ended up with a list of about 20, so I decided to do a list of my ten favourite albums of all time of which I love every song on the album and then my favourite ten albums of the past five years because there have been so many recent ones that have become quick favourites. I have to throw some honourable mentions in there too as choosing just ten was too difficult for me!They are in no particular order;

1. Fleetwood Mac- Rumours



2. The Shins- Oh Inverted World



3. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Blood Sugar Sex Magik


4. REM- Out of Time


5. Pixies- Doolittle


6. Jeff Buckley- Grace


7. Elliott Smith- Figure 8


8. The Smith- The Smiths


9. John Frusciante- To Record Only Water For Ten Days


10. Neil Young- After The Gold Rush


Honourable Mentions:

Kate Bush- The Kick Inside; Peter Gabriel- So; Radiohead- The Bends; Jump Little Children- Magazine; Walking Concert- Run To Be Born; David Bowie- Let's Dance; My Bloody Valentine- Loveless; Paul Simon- Graceland; Talking Heads- Speaking in Tongues; John Frusciante- Shadows Collide With People


Top Ten of the past five years:

1. The National- High Violet


2. Fleet Foxes- Ragged Wood


3. Beach House- Teen Dream


4. Arcade Fire- The Suburbs


5. The Shins- Wincing The Night Away


6. Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago


7. Coconut Records- Nighttiming


8.Radiohead- In Rainbows


9. She and Him- Volume One


10.Phoenix- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix


Honourable Mentions:

Rival Schools- Pedals; She and Him- Volume Two; Warpaint- The Fool; Yeah Yeah Yeahs- It's Blitz!; The Lonely Island- Incredibad; Fever Ray- Fever Ray; M Ward- Post-War; Imogen Heap- Speak For Yourself; Beach House- Beach House; Beach House- Devotion; Death Cab For Cutie- Narrow Stairs



Thank you so much to Cayce for her kind words about me, she's such a lovely girl, please check out her blog if you get a chance! What are your favourite albums? I'd be really interested to see what you would choose!

I'd like to pass the award on to:

Cindy of Cindy Ellison

All five ladies are so lovely and I look forward to seeing what 7 things they post about whether it's 7 facts about themselves or if they break the rules like me and tell us about their favourite music!

Hope you're having a great weekend so far!

Emma x

9 comments:

  1. You know I had never heard of Beach House before you mentioned them on your blog awhile ago and now I cant get enough of them!

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  2. Woo, I love Fleetwood Mac! I have their greatest hits on my iphone :)
    I found your blog via My Orange Stilettos, and love it!
    Keep sharing the love

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  3. You are such a sweetheart Emma, and I love how you just went ahead and broke the rules, we'll call it getting creative :-)

    And yay to Talitha for finding you!

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  4. awww back at you, doll! i have gained so much inspiration from you and your lovely blog! and it seems as though we might be musical soulmates! :) what a great idea to include album covers and throw in the past five years as a list too...haha now i want to redo my list! it was quite a challenge only picking seven! well done, emma!
    xo
    cayce

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  5. p.s. do you have after the gold rush on vinyl? just curious? :)

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  6. Thank you very much for the award! :)
    I will write the 7 facts as soon as possible :>

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  7. uuuuum I think you just became my girl crush! i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove your taste in music! SO GREAT! How amazing is raged wood? hello amazing! thank you thank you for the award. I will hopefully post something tomorrow or Wednesday:)

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  8. Loving this playlist!

    Monique xx

    misszuman.blogspot.com

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