MEETING SOUNDS

Friday’s Favourites: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

I was first introduced to Fleetwood Mac by my Mum, who was obsessed with their song “Oh Diane” from their album Mirage, which led to me listening to that particular album by Fleetwood Mac casually for a really long time. My Mum even owned the album on record, so when she gave me her collection I grew more and more familiar with Fleetwood Mac, however, I never really listened to any other of their records (I might have heard “Dreams” a couple of times before, but who knows)
But, one day as luck would have it, I stumbled across Rumours on Spotify (or Apple Music, whatever I was using at that time), gave it a listen and haven’t been the same ever since.
Rumours is still Fleetwood Mac’s most popular album to this date and Dreams was their only song to become a Number 1 hit.

It was released in 1977 and it was recorded shortly after the relationships of the couple in the band ended, which explains why breakups are the biggest topic on the album. It’s a classic breakup album, except that the couples are crying about the pain of breaking up together – which can be quite weird if you think about it.
If you don’t think it’s weird, here’s a fun thing to think about: On “Go Your Own Way” Buckingham is addressing his ex when singing “shakin’ up is all you wanna do”, while said ex is harmonizing on the very same song. Now go ahead and tell me that isn’t strange.

In my eyes, it is the perfect breakup album, but even if it’s not needed as such, it’s the greatest mix of upbeat songs that make you bop your head, and slowed down ones.
So if you need an album to get you through your breakup, or just to remind you of how amazing 70’s rock was, this is for you.
Rob Sheffield (who’s one of my favorite music journalists, like ever) wrote in this Rolling Stone Article: “After all the tantrums and breakdowns and crying fits, the album ends with Stevie Nicks asking you point blank: ‘Is it over now? Do you know how to pick up the pieces and go home?’ If the answers are ‘no’ and ‘no,’ you flip the record and play it again.”, and I think it is the best way to describe the therapeutic effect this album can have.

 

Listen to it here:

 

Bands That Don’t Get Enough Love: The Walters

“I just need someone in my life to give it structure” is the opening line of the first song on the first release by The Walters, and to be quite honest with you that’s their current role in my life.

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A Trip To Bandcamp – Wishlist August ’17

Hi gang,

hope you’ve had an amazing weekend and that your new week is off to a great start.

I have been spending lots and lots of time on Bandcamp these last couple of months and finding new music and music that I already knew before, but both of these sorts of finds went onto my wishlist.

So in this blogpost (which might become a series – who knows, we’ll see) I’ll give you an insight into my Bandcamp wishlist and hopefully introduce to some new bangers you haven’t heard of yet (or you have but forgot about them. Or maybe you are still listening to it. Either way, you go, that’s good music right there.)

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Friday’s Favourites: A Few Of My All-Time Favourite Songs

Hi gang,

hope you’re doing amazing and that your day has been great so far and will continue to be amazing.

I have been in a music slump the last couple of weeks/months which was very terrifying because that’s the only thing I’m 110% interested in. But it has been getting better the last couple of days, and because there are changes happening in my life that make it harder for me to talk about music 24/7 without everyone getting annoyed I need an outlet for all the music madness that is spinning inside my head, so I am back to this blog.

To get back into writing (and listening to more music again) I have gathered a few of my favourite songs of all-time that I’d like to share with you guys. Most of them, if not all of them, are fairly well known so if you’re looking for something brand new, indie and unknown this might not be for you- However, I’d be very happy if you read it anyways.

(Also I just noticed that most of these are very slow and sad, so soz. I will do another one of these soon with happier songs)

This is the first post in my new Favourites Friday series, and I hope you guys like it.

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20 QUESTIONS TAG


Hi gang,

Hope all is well. I’ve been thinking about what to post since I’ve been (obviously) struggling with keeping up with this blog. But life get busy and sometimes really messy so are with me and one day I’ll post consistently.

But for now, here are 20 questions about the music I like.

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JANUARY SOUNDTRACK

Hi gang.

Before getting into the actual post- my only new year’s resolution was to properly get into blogging. And yes, I am aware that it is already February but better late than never, right?

 

I think you all know the drill by now and in case you don’t: These are my monthly playlists and if my life was a movie, these are the 10 songs that would be on the soundtrack.

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A PEEK INTO MY ‘BEACH GOTH’ PLAYLIST

Hi gang,

hope you’re well.

Making themed playlists makes me very happy. I have so many playlists it’s somewhat ridiculous and all of them have great names and pictures- it just honestly brings me a lot of joy.

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MY THOUGHTS ON … GIRLS OF SUMMER – SAM THE ASTRONAUT

Hi gang,
my friend Olivia reached out to me a few weeks ago and introduced me to a band called Sam The Astronaut, who recently released their debut album. Since I enjoyed their album ’Girls of Summer’‚ I didn’t want to keep it from you.

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10 QUESTIONS TO … PAIGEBACKSTAGE

Hi gang,
I am back with a new part of ’10 QUESTIONS TO…”
This time I asked music blogger Paige from PaigeBackstage to answer these questions (you can check out the first one I did with my friend Olivia here).
You can read more about Paige’s music taste on her blog, watch her youtube channel for everything music and vinyl related, or check out her Instagram and Twitter.

I hope you guys enjoy this and thank you again to Paige for doing this!

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July Soundtrack

Hello gang,
I am back with my July Soundtrack (the last one was sooo long ago due to my hiatus, soz). I hope you enjoy it and maybe you can find some songs or artists that you enjoy and we can jam together and have band parties on twitter.

I’ll see you very soon, thank you for reading x

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