Apologies to the Queen Mary
by Wolf Parade
2004 - 2006 I was obsessed with Arcade Fire (#OBSESSED!) and when I discovered this album by Wolf Parade, my prayers directed to the music gods had been answered. I’m not saying they sound similar but I get the same feeling as I do when I listen to this album. All these songs are great, you definitely won’t be wasting your time listening to this one.
You are a runner and I am my father’s son, Modern World, Same Ghost Every Night, Dinner Bells
There will be no more winter
There will be no more spring
by Sarah McLachlan
2004. Everything about this album makes me think of my senior year in high school. Our advanced modern dance class used the song ‘Time’ for the year end recital and I must of listened to that song on repeat for the next two months. I always think of how perfect that dance was. Every time I listen to this album, I just remember how carefree and trival my problems were at 17.
Time, Stupid, Fallen, World on Fire
You see love
The tight, thorny thread that’s just spin in a circle of gold
To have me, to hold me, a token for all to see
Captured to be yours alone
by Melanie Doane
Oh late 90s, how I’ve missed you. Fortunately all the music sticks around and I can keep playing it and no one is any wiser. Adam’s Rib reminds me of how much celtic music I listened to in 1995 when I was 9 (and obsessed with riverdance….), and how it eventually its influence came into popular music. This is a great album. So many catchy songs. Did I mention she’s Canadian? Rock on.
Adam’s Rib, Happy Homemaker, Mel’s Rock Pile, Waiting for the Tide
Letting down my hair, letting down my guard
by St. Vincent
The first time I heard Actor, I was in Urban Outfitters in 2010. How cliché. But shopping while listening to this album put me in the most amazing mood, so calm, exploring, enjoying the feeling. I could listen to this all day and not tire of it.
We stayed much too late till they’re cleaning the ashtrays
Introducing: Favorite Albums to Live By
I’ve been wanting to do this for so long and am finally getting around to posting it. I’ve always wanted to create a massive post on my blog about my favorite 100 albums to live by; albums that I never tire of and may have made my life a little brighter. Originally my list goal was 100, but I think its 180 and growing. For October and November I’ll be posting the album art of each of these fav albums, along with my reasons for loving them. Hope you enjoy!