April Listens

Yes, I am doing an April Listens. Despite the impending 3-hour exam at the end of the week I am writing this blog post. I am a blog-trooper (lmao why). Honestly, even though it’s not appreciated as much as my other posts, my ‘Listens’ segment on my blog is my favourite thing to do every month. I’m far from properly informed or trained in music, but it is nice to just gush about the stuff that I have been listening to and loving for the month long.

 Tango in the Night by Fleetwood Mac

This is perhaps my favourite album. Anyone who knows me at all, know that I live for 'the mac'. Particularly this album. I can listen to it from Big Love to You and I, front to back. I love this album for 3 reasons:
1.     Pure escapism. I feel majestic and wonderful listening to this album. God bless Seven Wonders.
2.     It is genuinely uplifting. A very upbeat album, it is hard to be stressed and listen to this.
3.     It has got some of favourite mac songs on: Seven Wonders, Everywhere, Mystified, Little Lies, When I See You Again. (tbh, the whole album. Soz Rumours)

Ten by Pearl Jam

This month for me has been a month of revisiting. The albums I have been listening to are tried and tested ‘Nat Albums’. I know that I love them. I know that they do something for me. I also know them so well; I don’t have to pay them any proper attention. That means I can groovey and get on with ALL the work I need to be getting on with. An example of that is Pearl Jam’s Ten. Again, probably one of my favourite albums, ever. I even know most of the words to the songs, which (for me) is testament to how much I love and have listened to this album.

Favourite songs would be: Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Oceans, Gardens.

 Hunky Dory by David Bowie

I don’t know what I find so therapeutic about this album, but something about it just makes me feel completely as ease. Even though I know and love university as whole, my university room is another story. When I walked into this room last Sunday, I felt a black, melancholic cloud come over. I just felt sad. I felt down. With a suitcase, two huge bags and groceries to unpack, I wacked this record into my player and got on with it. Within thirty seconds of it playing I was sing along. I still felt a little down, but I just felt a little less on edge with le Bowie by my side (loves).

Favourite songs: Changes, Life on Mars, Oh! You Pretty Things, Queen Bitch, The Brewely Brothers.

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