Sunday, 13 March 2016

February Mixtape

In those short four weeks of February I managed to wrack up quite a few tracks on my monthly playlist, so let's get into these recommendations!


So there have been three albums which I have had on steady rotation; first up, a hipster weepy in the form of Volume 3 by She & Him; which are a duo I really haven't paid much attention to other than hearing their Christmas songs be churned out once a year, however after a YouTube music clickfest I found myself listening to and loving 'Could've Been Your Girl' and having to listen to the entire album (NB: they also cover Blondie's 'Sunday Girl' which led to several plays of 'Parallel Lines.') If you're in need of some easy listening come an album to get over that windswept and interesting boy, let me point you in the direction of this. The other two are two of my all-time favourite albums; 'Crimson' by Alkaline Trio and 'The Devil and God Are Raging Inside of Me' by Brand New. If you love 00s punk rock like I love 00s punk rock, you've probably hit play on these two albums countless times, but they're still worth a mention. I'm loving Alkaline's singles and the later tracks on Devil and God in particular.

Whilst we're on the music that exuded my teenage angst, after several reminiscent conversations about the CKY movies and my friend revealing she very almost got a heartagram tattoo, I've been indulging in a few old HIM songs. For my new music pick this month, I've been loving Say Anything's new album. Their past couple of records have definitely been more progressive, please don't read 'bad', but I'm pretty sure they were recorded in Max Bemis' house and have that raw, garage band feel. It's an album full of good rock songs that aren't overly produced.

I've been listening to a fair few ladies this month, Wolf Alice are always a band I return to (I've said it before and I'll say it again, White Leather is a treasure of a song which they've taken off of their Spotify and I'm still pissed about it.) but a surprise act I have been listening to is Lana del Rey. Yeah, it's pop music but it's borderline nihilistic and there's just about the songs that she sings and how she sings them that I just really like.

And finally I feel I have to explain just how Elton John ended up on this here playlist. My pal Katie (who is half of the music blog Hide the Line) was listening to it and Spotify so graciously informed me.

What songs have you been listening this month?
Leave your recommendations down below!



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