Friday, October 20, 2017

My current favorite songs of the week

Happy Friday! It has been a long week. Today in particular felt like it would never end.

For this week's playlist I have more older songs than newer songs. I have been listening to the new P!nk album a lot this weekend as well as my playlists so I really didn't get to listen to a lot of new music. I really do adore the song "For Now". I keep listening to it over and over again. I can't help it. The song is so damn catchy.

Until today, I completely forgot Kirlian Camera has a new single out. It is called "Sky Collapse". The song features the synthpop band Covenant. I absolutely love the new song. I have to admit I really was "meh" about the previous Kirlian Camera album Black Summer Choirs. There really wasn't any tracks that stood out with me like on their previous album Nightglory. Anyhoo, I am really digging the new track. It definitely has got me excited about new Kirlian Camera music once again.

Put a lot of old favorite tracks like "Fukken Uber Death Party" by Hanzel und Gretyl, "Professional Killer" by KMFDM, 'My Revenge On the World" by Ayria, the acoustic version of "Refuse" by Android Lust, and "Fingers and Thumbs" by Erasure. With the world going to hell in a hand basket, I finding some solace in some of my favorite songs from the past several years. I particularly love "Fukken Uber Death Party". The song is both infectious yet heavy AF. I personally prefer Hanzel Und Gretyl's foray into metal over their earlier industrial-techno sound.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Earworm of the week

I have been listening to the new P!nk album a lot today. There are a lot of great songs but my current favorite song is "For Now".  The song is so catchy.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Album of the week

Today I have been listening a lot to the new P!nk album Beautiful Trauma. I am really enjoying it. I think it is as good as her previous album The Truth About Love which was the album that made me appreciate her music and got me to become a fan of her music. I generally am not a fan of pop music but I honestly like P!nk's music. I love her voice and her no-nonsense attitude.  Not big on her debut album which was leaned more on the R and B side of music. Not all of the songs worked for me. I just wasn't big on her duet with Eminem "Revenge", certainly better than their duet from the last album. Also really not a fan of the last track "You Get My Love", it was about two minutes too long. As far as ballads goes, "But We Lost It" is my personal fave.  My favorite tracks are the title track, "Whatever ou Want", "What About Us", "Where We Go", and "For Now". I am particularly fond of "Where We Go" and "For Now". I have been listening to those songs constantly today. The songs are super catchy.  I'm not sorry for liking this album. It is a good freaking pop album. I may not be crazy about a couple of tracks but overall I do think it is a good (pop) album. The music is a nice breather from everything else I listen to on a daily basis.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Playlist of the week

Awhile back I deleted my fourth Random Mix playlist. I just wasn't feeling it any more. Over the weekend I decided to start fresh with a new Random Mix playlist. I still plan on adding at least another dozen tracks to the mix but I have to find the right songs for it. I actually moved a few songs from other playlists to the new playlist like "12th Night" by The Eden House and Chrom's "Loneliness" from my first RM playlist.  Threw some of my favorite pop songs by the like of Roxette, P!nk, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. I like throwing in music that I don't typically listen to on a regular basis in with my faves. I even have some country music by the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter and Rosanne Cash. This helps break up the monotony of my work day.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Albums and playlist I am currently listening to

Due to last Friday's plans for a tattoo which I spent hours waiting outside the shop, I decided to skip posting a list of music I want to listen to at work. Probably just as well I didn't since there isn't really anything new I want to listen to .

This weekend I had been listening a lot to Loreena McKennitt music this weekend especially her album Book of Secrets. That is such a beautiful album. I especially love "Dante's Prayer", a song I just love to chill out to.

Just listened to the new P!nk album today, from the initial I enjoyed what I heard so far. I definitely will listen to it more to give my final words. I think her duet with Eminem on this album is better than on her previous album The Truth About Love.

Since Blume has a new single coming out at the end of this month, I have been listening a lot to their music lately, especially their first album Rise From Grey, a synthpop classic. I so recommend listening to this album and their second album Autumn Ruins.

The more I listen to the new Chelsea Wolfe album Hiss Spun, the more excited to finally see her live in less than two weeks. Also excited about seeing Youth Code again.



Saturday, October 14, 2017

My current favorite songs of the week

Sorry for the lateness for the post. I was hoping to post my latest playlist last night but I didn't expect to spend a half day in line waiting for my turn to get a Friday the 13th tattoo at my favorite tattoo shop in south Minneapolis. By the time I got home, it was late and I was exhausted.

This week's playlist is an interesting mix to say the very least. I have included some of my personal favorite pop songs from the past 10-30 years. I have to admit I have soft spot for the song "Out of My Heart" by the boy band BBMak. Normally I despise every single song that any and every boy band that has put but strangely I have always liked this song. Go figure. Maybe I like it because it wasn't so stupid as just about every single song by that NYSNC, Backstreet Boys, and New Kids on the Block has put out, and wasn't played to death by commercial radio. I honestly do think it is one of the best pop songs I have heard from the '90s. Yeah the lyrics might be cheesy but I just like the general sound of the song and it has great pop hooks.

From the 1980s, True Blue is my personal favorite Madonna album. My favorite song off that album always have and always will be the Latin flavored "La Isla Bonita". Such a catchy song.

Since I have been on a Bonnie Tyler kick for some time now, I have also fallen back in love with her song "Holding Out for a Hero" for the Footloose soundtrack. The lyrics are ridiculously silly but so was just about most of the music to come out of the '80s. Whenever I listen to this song, I think of the scene in the film involving the Ren and Chuck with the tractors.

Another favorite song from the '80s I have thrown on this week's playlist  is "Goodbye to You" by Scandal. I honestly prefer this song to "The Warrior". I kinda got sick of "The Warrior" over the years but I always can listen to "Goodbye to You".

As for newer pop songs, I still can't stop listening to Sia's "To Be Human" from the Wonder Woman soundtrack. I think it is one of the best pop songs I have heard in the 2000s. It is a beautiful song. Another great pop song is "What About Us" by P!nk. I haven't listened to her new album yet but I do love this song from her.

Still listening a lot to Felix Marc's new album Alternative Facts. It is my second favorite futurepop album, behind Namnambulu's Borders. "Vain" is my current favorite song off the album.

I miss the band Omega Lithium. Unfortunately I discovered them after the band disbanded. Oh well. I will always have their two albums. I have one of my favorite songs by the band is "Pjesma" on the playlist.

I am really digging Anette Olzon's new project The Dark Element. This past week they released another new song "Here's to You". With every song the band releases, the more excited I am to hear the full length album. I truly hope for success for this new project that Anette has become involved in.

Despite some older songs, there is quite a few more tracks I have included on my playlist by the likes of Drab Majesty, Gary Numan, Inkubus Sukkubus, and Battle Beast. I am trying to balance out my playlists with new and older music.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Earworm of the week

For this week's Earworm of the Week, I have chosen one of my favorite songs from the mid '90s "Bury My Lovely by October Project. This is one of my top 10 favorite songs from that decade. Mary Fahl has such a unique and beautiful voice that I haven't heard in any other human being. I still remember being blown away by her powerful vocals when I first heard this song on the radio. 23 years later, I still love this song and the self-titled album it is on.