It should be no surprise to anyone after last month’s post that Heather (edgyauthor) is highly responsible for this month’s songs on repeat again. Our music influence on each other kind of went wild this month. If I thought we were competing to outdo each other last month, this month was no joke. I’m not sure who wins or loses in these sorts of things really because being subjected to so much awesomeness isn’t really a bad thing, even if those songs do momentarily take over your life.
Here are the tracks that did that to me this month (in order of the most played). If Heather didn’t turn me onto it and I did somehow stumble upon it myself, a heavy explanation will accompany it. Otherwise assume most of this list is her fault 😉
Arctic Monkeys – “Brick By Brick”
When I saw this track pop up on my FB list I seriously SQUEE’d, like out loud for real. I knew there had been talk of possible new music coming from them soon (as in some time this year), but I had no idea it would be this soon. And then I found out the whole album in which this track is on will be out as early as June and I physically SQUEE’d some more. And to further excite me to the point of dizziness, I found out they are touring again – HERE – in May! I’m still trying to work out the details on whether someone will actually go with me or not since I seem to be the only person I know who loves them like I do, but I seriously don’t want to miss the opportunity to see them live again. Arctic Monkeys are absolutely one of my favorite bands. They haven’t let me down once yet and I don’t foresee them doing so anytime soon.
Kerli – “Hurt Me”
Over and over again this song played. I couldn’t stop it. It was the beat, the lyrics, the frame of mind I was in, the story I know it belongs to…. All of these things made this song burst to the top!
Puddle of Mudd – “Spin You Around”
After recently acquiring all of their albums, I can’t believe I’ve missed out on this band for as long as I have. I mean it’s not like I hadn’t heard of them, I just never actually looked into them further which was a huge error on my part. While tons of their songs lived on repeat this month and even picking a favorite would be impossible, this song in particular stood out the most this month because one of my characters completely claimed it theirs and MADE me listen to it ad nauseum while they worked out scenes for me that it could relate to.
Snake River Conspiracy – “Lovesong”
A classic in its own right, but this version is so raw and awesome and well even though I only know of it because it belongs to one of Heather’s series, one of my characters has claimed it hers too, but for a reasonable explanation. What’s funny to me is that this month I also fell in love with an Adele version of this song as well. While that one didn’t get nearly as many plays (to make this post), they are both awesome in their own ways!
Black Light Burns – “I have a Need”
There will be two tracks by this band and totally because of Heather – Lord knows I’d never heard of this band prior to her, but I’m super glad she got me into them. I love this band for the way they remind me of NIN, but somehow sound like their own self too (if that makes sense).
Black Light Burns – “Lie”
Kanye West feat. Jay-Z & Nicki Minaj – “Monster”
Honestly, I don’t even like Kanye (for a lot of reasons), but I found myself listening to this song a crazy amount of times this month. Maybe it was the wickedly dark side these rappers chose to roam (which isn’t all that common for them), or the clunky awesome beat. I’m not sure what it is exactly that drew me to it, but I can’t lie, it lived on repeat for a few days and may even make it on one of my horror themed WIP’s soundtracks one day.
Red – “Buried Alive”
Heather really got me into this band last month with “Death of Me” and after acquiring their CD’s this month I just fell more in love with them. This particular song is definitely Cleaphyte Soundtrack worthy!
Toro y Moi – “New Beat”
This is just one of many that came free this month via my friend Contessa through iTunes & SPIN Magazine’s Free April Playlist. You can click HERE to download them all too and you definitely should cause there were lots of awesome tracks included in the 19 song freebie 😉
So that’s it, for the most part. Honestly I could post an enormous list of songs for this month, but I’m trying to keep it at a moderate amount and so these are the top songs. Find any tunes you loved?
I already know April will be FULL of favorites. There are some that will definitely leak over from the end of March that just couldn’t make this list because they arrived so late, but they will DEFINITELY be there.
What are you guys listening to these days?
Peace – Sarah