Wednesday, August 19, 2015

New Music Wednesday

Happy Hump Day! This week is flying by, so I am slowing it down to bring some music to your attention. I do music posts once or twice a month to give you some of my personal picks. The selections can range from new artists to a classic album or even a concert. Sometimes I feel like my I-Pod needs a little extra kick or something fresh and I'm sure lots of you feel the same way. Here are today's picks!

1. Ed Sheeran- X

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Easily one of the best albums of last year (released June 2014) and still going strong. I knew who Ed Sheeran was but it wasn't until I heard the first track off this album that he became a favorite. When I first heard Sing, I honestly thought it was Justin Timberlake. Ed Sheeran was more known for his slower, more romance infused songs such as The A Team this album went a bit different route for him. He still has the sweet and sometimes sappy tunes which is evident in Thinking Out Loud but this album has more edge. My favorite song off this particular album is probably the brush-off (possibly aimed at ex Ellie Goulding) Don't. Do yourself a favor if you haven't already, buy X right now. Seriously.

2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra- Multi-Love

Although the video for Multi-Love may look like an old video game mixed with Windows 95 and a dash of the 70's, don't let it scare you off from Unknown Mortal Orchestra. My friends know how much I love music and often give me a heads up on artists or bands I may like. When my ATL based music savvy friend texted me back in May about this song, I was quick to look it up. Unknown Mortal Orchestra is similar to music you would have heard in the 70's. Like the band Walk the Moon (who was a pick in last month' post) I felt the need to confirm this was a present band and not one from the past. They are definitely present and I would recommend checking them out today!

3. Trainwreck Official Movie Soundtrack

Trainwreck Soundtrack List

This soundtrack is pure fun, much like the movie. On another note, if you haven't seen the film, I highly recommend it! Yes, it does have some racy moments but it really ends up being a very sweet film. Back to music! The songs almost follow the pattern of the movie and include songs from Miley Cyrus, Lady Sovereign, and even 90's staple The Boy Is Mine. There is also appearances from The Bird and the Bee, Norah Jones, and plenty of  Billy Joel (you have to watch the movie to find out why!). A great summer soundtrack!

4. The Weeknd-Beauty Behind Madness


This band was part of another pick from a few weeks ago (yes, I still stand that the 50 Shades of Grey Soundtrack is one of the best albums of the year) and I fell in love with the song Earned It as soon as I heard it. They had been around for a while but they really gained popularity this past February. Since then their songs such as The Hills and the summer hit I Can't Feel My Face are on constant replay. Their album Beauty Behind the Madness is one to own!

5. Counting Crows-This Desert Life

A painting of a man wearing a suit and bowler with a fishbowl containing two goldfish for a head. The album and artist names are written on the cover in black.

I always like to include a "throwback" album or song in my picks. This Desert Life is an excellent album by Counting Crows. I may be partial because I was mildly obsessed with the song Colorblind when I was younger (and I kind of still am) due to its beautiful lyrics and oh yeah it was featured in the 90's movie classic Cruel Intentions starring Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe (when they were married). This song plays during a pivotal know which one I'm talking about. The album also contains Hanginaround and Mrs. Potter's Lullaby. Now go download the album then grab some tissues and watch Cruel Intentions.

Hope you enjoyed this week's picks! I'm always looking for new music (past and present) so let me know if you have any suggestions, I love hearing from you guys!

Go listen to the music,


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