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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

One New (To Me) Album Each Day • 1-10/366

Part challenge, part something to take my mind off losing little Ralphie, I've decided to listen to 366 new (to me, not necessarily new releases) albums/EPs this year. My late teenage years were spent looking for new music to listen to as I worked on my art & photography sketchbooks for college, but for the past eighteen months I've pretty much just had Adele and Banks on repeat. So here's to discovering some new tunes. It's certainly long overdue.

One. This is Acting - Sia
About: C'mon. It's Sia. You know Sia.
Thoughts: Didn't totally hate it. 

Two. Tell Me It's Real - Seafret
About: An indie/acoustic duo, but this simple description doesn't do them justice.
Favourite tracks: 'Oceans', 'Missing', 'Tell Me It's Real', 'Be There'
Thoughts: Beautiful & inspiring. 

Three. Matter - St. Lucia 
About: Brooklyn based 'shimmery synth pop' 
Favourite tracks: Ehhh...
Thoughts: My ears said nope.  

Four. Ritual Spirit - Massive Attack
About: Trip hop group formed in 1988 in Bristol. 
Favourite track: 'Ritual Spirit'
Thoughts: Intense.

Five. Lucky Ones - The Crookes
About: Indie/alt band from Sheffield.
Favourite tracks: 'The Lucky Ones', 'No One Like You', 'B.N.S Pt. II'
Thoughts: Whisked me away from work for a while & took me along on their journey. Nice.

Six. Glory - Good Morning
About: Duo from Melbourne with some brilliant hazy pop tunes
Favourite tracks: 'To Be Won', 'Give Me Something To Do', 'The Great Start'
Thoughts: Yep. Yep. Yep!

Seven. Talk/Brag - Philco Fiction
About: Norwegian band, quirky pop. 
Favourite track: 'Move On Frank'
Thoughts: Need to check out their past work asap. 

Eight. Temple - Parson James
About: A soulful young guy with something to say, being himself. 
Favourite tracks: 'Stole The Show', 'Waiting Game'
Thoughts: Really, really great.

Nine. Teenage Craze - Kloe
About: Young singer from Glasgow. She's brilliant. 
Favourite tracks: 'Feel', 'Teenage Craze'
Thoughts: Now feeling major nostalgia for my teenage years.

Ten. All I Need - Foxes
About: British singer, beautiful voice. 
Favourite track: 'Devilside'
Thoughts: A little bit... forgettable (sorry!). I should probably give it a second listen soon.

Favourites: Seafret, Good Morning + Kloe. 

Jennie May

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  1. Absolutely love this post :) I have listened to new music a lot more when I was at the beginning of University - now I'm coming to an end and it feels like the only song I have on is Pillowtalk by Zayn :S Definitely have to try and push myself to listen to more or different music as well.
    If you're looking for "new" music I'd always suggest having a look through http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010j8y5 - bbc introducing. They support a lot of young bands from the uk!


  2. You have such a varied taste in music! I love it :) I am the worst for listening to Albums cos I only ever have the radio on. xx


    1. Trying to be a little more adventurous, it's fun!

  3. This is such a good idea. I've discovered so much new music over the past couple of years since starting to use Spotify - things that I would never have listened to before. I love the feeling of discovering something new and loving it straight away.

    1. I'm making full use of spotify now, it's brilliant!

  4. This is a great idea :) I really hope you're okay and if you ever feel like talking just let me know! I've been listening to some music from my college times and it's made me pretty nostalgic to be honest! <3 xxx

  5. Oh Jennie, I didn't realise you'd lost little Ralphie - so sorry to hear this! I know how special your bond was. This is a lovely idea, though, and you've inspired me to do the same - I'm also guilty of listening to the same things for months on end! x

  6. I've been trying to get into more music this year too, as it seems I have listened to the same artists forever, and have started a monthly soundtrack series on my blog to document it! My brother and Dad are big fans of The Crookes, yet I've never listened to them properly myself... I'm definitely going to look into them and some more of these artists now :-) I hope you're doing okay xx

    1. Ooh I'll check out what you've been listening to for some more inspiration! <3

  7. This is an amazing idea, I will definitely have to try out some of your favourites! I've also felt in a bit of a music rut recently and I tend to listen to the same things on repeat. As a teenager I was looking for new music all the time - I definitely need to follow your example! xx


    1. It's a lot of fun listening to new things after so long! x

  8. This is a brilliant idea, I love it! I've found myself listening to the same music since I was about 19/20, it's probably time I got some new tunes in my life too - but 2009 was so good for music haha! <3
    Looking forward to seeing what else you discover :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  9. I've just been listening to some Sia.

  10. This is such a great idea! I'm not sure I could do a whole album a day, most of my music listening time is at work and I get distracted by... well, work. But maybe one a week would be a good start!

  11. The Crookes sound interesting. I really like seeing what other people listen to you because half the time it's something I've never heard of. :]

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  12. This is a really good idea! I tend to get really obsessive with music so if I heard an album I really liked on day 3 I'd just want to listen to that on repeat for the next 5 days and I'd forget about listening to new ones. But it's definitely a good way to make sure you check out heaps of artists you've been meaning to for years.

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

    1. Haha I'm a little like that too sometimes :)


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