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January 26, 2017 • Cee • Discussion

My music in 2016 wasn’t as…plentiful like the previous years.

2015 was full of wonderful ladies, but 2016? I don’t even know how to define that year in music. I guess I can say it was just slow?

My 2016 was a mix of badassery ladies who make me want to slash tires and set things on fire, KPOP, soundtracks, some fave bands new releases, and old high school favorites that have me singing along.

Here are the albums I listened to. (It is in order of when I listened to them, and the links go to Spotify.)

GALAVANT | SEASON 1 + SEASON 2

Galavant

Galavant is a comedy musical television show that aired on ABC. The music of the series is composed by Alan Menken and Christopher Lennertz.

Galavant is frickin’ amazing. I didn’t know I would fall head over heels in love with this musical comedy, but I did. It’s not the cliche fairytale story with a dashing knight, a princess, and an evil king. It’s so much more than that. It’s funny, and it’s not afraid to poke fun at tired old tropes that you usually see in this genre. The music is so frickin’ catchy, and it never fails to put a smile on my face.

My Fave Songs: Galavant, Togetherness, Lords of the Sea, Love Is Strange,

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January 14, 2016 • Cee • Discussion

2015 is over, and what another amazing year for music!

This year in music was full of wonderful ladies with strong vocals that made me belt the songs along with them and dance around. (Though, that’s very normal for me.)

For the first four months of 2015, I listened to nothing but my music queens—Leighton Meester’s Heartstrings, Jessie Ware’s Devotion & Tough Love, Mandy Moore’s Wild Hope, and Marina and the Diamond’s Froot. I was belting their songs and bathing in their loveliness. I moved to artists and albums that consumed by every waking hour (see Metric’s Fantasies, Queen, and Hamilton the Musical). I absolutely love any music that I am able to sing along to, and these artists I listened to in 2015 fit that criteria.

Here are the albums I listened to. (It is in order of when I listened to them, and the links go to Spotify.)

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August 26, 2015 • Cee • Discussion

We all love music, and who doesn’t want more music to add to their playlist?

I want to talk about the albums I’m really excited for that recently came out or is coming out soon. I usually do my music talk at the end of the year where I recap what I listened, but there are a few stand-out artists I wanted to bring your attention to!

I can only think of four albums I’m pumped about, and it’s no surprise they’re all ladieeeessss. Here we go!

MS MR

Release date: July 17, 2015

Singles: Painted, Criminals

Strange to think that it was only last year when I started listening to MS MR, and now, their sophomore album is out and just as amazing as their debut. You get great songs and a powerful voice that overwhelms your ears. It’s frickin’ awesome. If you like what you hear, keep listening.

HALSEY

Release date: August 28, 2015

SinglesHurricane, Ghost, Hold Me Down, New Americana, Drive

Halsey is all everybody ever talks about, and for very good reason! I absolutely fell in love with her voice and the sing-ability of her songs. We don’t have to wait long for her album because it’ll be out in a few days! Eeeeep. Who’s gonna join me in an all-Halsey karaoke session?

METRIC

Release date: September 18, 2015

SinglesThe Shade, Cascades, Too Bad So Sad, Fortunes

I always feel so badass when I listen to Metric. Their songs are the perfect soundtrack if I decided to torch an exes’s car or bury a body. I hope I fall in love with Pagans in Vegas because at the moment, nothing can top their Fantasies album, which you all should listen.

CHVRCHES

Release date: September 25, 2015

SinglesGet Away, Leave A Trace, Never Ending Circles

Another one of my favorites is back! In 2013, I was obsessed with CHVRCHES’s debut album and Lauren’s voice. I’ve listened to a couple of their new singles, and Lauren’s voice sounds stronger than before! I’m very excited to see if they experimented with their sound or if its the familiar Electronic tunes.

What albums are you excited about that’s coming out soon? Any recommendations? 
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January 9, 2015 • Cee • Discussion

2014 music to my year

2014 has ended, and what else should we talk about besides book? MUSIC.

Like 2013’s music post, I wanted to take a look at all the albums and songs I listened to in 2014.

I tend to listen to music albums at a time. My go-to album for the first nine month of the year was Arctic Monkey’s AM, which is fucking amazing and is my absolutely favorite album of all time. I listened to it over and over and over again on repeat, never tiring of Alex Turner’s voice or the gorgeous lyrics. And when I transitioned away, it was sad, but I had the albums of my music queens (Jessie Ware + Leighton Meester).

Here are the albums I listened to a lot. (It is in order of when I listened to them, and the links go to Spotify.)

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December 29, 2013 • Cee • Discussion

  (Thank you to the lovely Sandra of Tea Between Books for this idea.)

THAT’S RIGHT. Music is the topic for today! We are talking a break from talking about books, so I can talk about the music I have been listening to all throughout 2013. What usually attracts me to certain songs or musicians is through the beats and the instruments. I don’t know how to explain (since music is hard for me to talk about), but I feel a pull to it if I am able to dance to it and sing with it. I don’t care if the lyrics are teenage angsty or whatever. I like what I like. :D

Let’s take a look at the type of music I listen to in 2013. Shall we?

BΔSTILLE is an English rock band formed in London in 2010. It began as a solo project by singer-songwriter Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. The four-piece band consists of members Dan Smith, Chris Wood, William Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. The name of the band derives from Bastille Day – an event that takes place on the same day as Dan Smith’s birthday, July 14.1

Albums: Bad Blood, Other People’s Heartache, Bloody Shirt, Other People’s Heartache Pt. 2

I am OBSESSED with them. They are my favorite band of all time. No musician comes close to how much I love Bastille. Ever since I listened to their mixtapes (in which they remixed and covered various songs) in January, I fell in love. Hopelessly in love. Dan Smith has a very haunting voice when he sings. I love it when I can hear his accent (that’s one of the reasons why I love British musicians ;D). His voice has that lovely echoey quality to it. It creates this kind of dark atmosphere that reminds me a little of Twin Peaks. I don’t know to describe it. I just love it.

Songs I like: Flaws, Pompeii, Laura Palmer, Overjoyed, Icarus, Weight of Living Pt 1, These Streets, Haunt (Demo), Poet, Durban Skies, Sleepsong, Forever Ever (ft. Kate Tempest & Jay Brown), Killer (ft. F*U*G*Z), Sweet Pompeii, Dreams (ft. Gab Aplin)

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