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March 12, 2020 • Cee • Discussion

Hey, don’t mind this belated Music to My (Y)ear post! I’ve been busy listening to more music!

If I was asked to describe what I listened to in 2019, I would say—which is to say I am saying this—I was lulled to sleep by Epik High’s new album, I listened and sang to a few more favorites, I belted Hadestown in the car, danced to KPop faves, and listened to a lot of nostalgia playlists on Spotify.

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

EPIK HIGH | sleepless in _________

Epik High (Hangul: 에픽하이) is a South Korean alternative hip hop group from Seoul, composed of Tablo, Mithra Jin, and DJ Tukutz. sleepless in __________ is their second extended play album.

I cannot tell you the amount of times I let this album lull me into sleep. I don’t know how this album does it—maybe it’s the beats that pitter patter as if its rain on a rooftop? Maybe it’s the moments of quietness throughout the album like it’s trying to make sense of it and the sad.

Whatever it is, sleepless in __________ has soared into my favorite albums of all time because of how versatile it is. Also, it makes me feel like a cat napping when I listen to it (and it is absolutely not influenced by one of the songs with “cat” in the title. Maybe).

My Fave Songs: In Seoul, Lullaby for a Cat, Eternal Sunshine, No Different (ft. Yuna)

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January 21, 2019 • Cee • Discussion

Music in 2018 was filled with Arctic Monkeys, KPOP, and superhero movie soundtracks. Nothing else really.

With every passing year, I seem to be listening less and less albums, and more KPOP singles. To be fair though, a lot of my favorite artists didn’t release new albums this year, so I replayed a bunch of things I’ve listened to in the past—the xx, KPOP, and son so on.

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

ARCTIC MONKEYS | Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley, and Matt Helders.1 Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is their sixth studio album. 

I’ve waited five long years for a new Arctic Monkeys album. I’ve spent these past years playing AM because that album is fucking iconic. There isn’t a time I’m not replaying it because y’know it’s my favorite album of all time.

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is so far from what you think is Arctic Monkey’s sound. It’s experimental, and takes on this loungey pop sound that works so beautifully. It’s odd—lyrics are very rambly—but it works well with this atmosphere Arctic Monkeys have conjured up with this album. The music sounds very futuristically-70s. I love it.

My Fave Songs: Four out of Five, Star Treatment, One Point Perspective, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino,

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January 16, 2018 • Cee • Discussion

Music in 2017 was filled with my favorite bands and ALOT of Kpop. Go figure?

Like 2016, I didn’t listen as much albums. I listened to a lot of one-shots—a song from different albums. Lots of good music from my favorites, who I’ve seen in concert before and want to again, and Korean pop music that make me want to dance.

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

THE XX | I See You

The xx are an English indie pop band formed in 2005 in Wandsworth, London. I See You is their third album.

I…love this album. Like a lot. It’s certainly one of my all-time favorites (right up there with Arctic Monkey’s AM) that I can play over and again. I See You is a bit of departure in sound from their previous two albums, but it’s still distinctively The xx with Romy Croft and Oliver Sim’s gorgeous dual singing. It’s an emotional album that speaks about the relationship between the members, and you can feel the affection. It’s simply lovely.

My Fave Songs: I Dare YouSay Something Loving, A Violent Noise, On Hold, Seasons Run

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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 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!


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.


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?


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.


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?