A lot of people say that music isn't as good as it used to be. It may be true. A lot of my favourite albums are from earlier decades, but that doesn't mean that this millennium hasn't got any decent music. There's been loads of great music still coming out, there are just different ways of finding it. I've found a lot of my favourite music through Youtube, Spotify and other online sites. Again, you can tell some of my favourite bands on this list. Depeche Mode has had a huge presence in my favourite albums from each decade. I've been asked what my favourite albums from the 60s and 70s are. My friend helped me with some 70s album but think I will need to go back and listen to some more albums from the 60s before I can make one with the 60s but I think it will be fun because I will get to discover some more great stuff.
Social distancing, lockdown quarantine, all are words we knew were there, just didn’t have much chance to experience them directly. Now we do. But another term remains the same - new music that should not be missed. It seems that now, in these hard times is the additional chance to experience it. After all, we have more time to experience it and, of course, those piles of music we are not so familiar with have been getting bigger and bigger. Time to try and slim them down and pick some more good music that otherwise might go completely unnoticed.
Q-Tine Playlist: Cabin Dance Fever
There's only a handful of albums that I consider to be true works of art; I'm talkin' about ones I can indulge in both as a music enthusiast, lyrical fanatic and dyxtaposition nerd.
Recorded in her house, Fiona Apple's "Fetch the Bolt Cutters" is the paragon of quarantine soundtracks. It places percussive pots and pans at the forefront of its soundscape and features backing vocals from her dogs. It's peppered by Apple singing candidly to herself as if washing dishes or folding laundry. But it's not a record about feeling trapped. It's about the empowering journey of liberating ourselves from our own mental prisons.
At long last, a complete career-spanning compilation of Donna Summer’s musical legacy has arrived. Just in time to pay tribute to the diva of disco and more on the 8th anniversary of her untimely passing on May 17, 2012, Donna Summer: Encore is an exquisite and long overdue celebration comprised of 33 CDs, encompassing all of Summer’s albums. From her 1974 debut Lady of The Night, through her final proper offering, 2008’s Crayons, all 17 albums are here, plus an impressive inclusion of 109 additional bonus tracks.
Music has always played an essential role in my life. Wherever I go or do, I still have my music with me, especially during this time where everyone must stay-at-home. I am one of the few who got lucky and has a job that falls under the essential category.
Singer/songwriter Andy Robbins is back and he has brought another great EP showcasing his talented brand of acoustic folk/pop with some new changes to his usual acoustic session, Black and White is the new EP written and performed by Andy Robbins who is signed to BFS Records.
For anyone who knows my music preferences well, they know I like a little bit of everything, primary Hip-hop, RnB and Pop. But I dabble into other genres too because different styles of music activates triggers differently depending on what’s being listened to. This article won’t go over the physics of music theory nor how it affects the human‘s mood, however there’s a few songs that I’d decided to play over and over due to boredom and being stuck in quarentine. They say to treat your mental health with self care, which i have been doing, but I’d noticed how I also would be singing a few songs off of the Newly rising British Pop Star Dua Lipa with her acclaimed album Future Nostalgia.
Many artists seem to be incredibly invested in lyrical content nowadays, almost to the point where the musicality seems to falter because of that. Weyes Blood is a perfect example of someone who seems to hold musicality over lyrics, which, in the case of this album, is actually a good thing.