SAM MORRELL


ASTROPHYSICIST

What I’ve been listening to – Jan / Feb 2012

February 23, 2012   |   Reading time: ~4 mins

I’ve been once again neglecting my blogging duties, nothing new there, right? I thought I’d ease back into it with doing a nice simple post. Let’s get going!

The Popular Thing – Jukebox the Ghost

Seriously! This song is excellent to the highest order. I picked this up from a friend’s tumblr blog. I just love the arranging on this song. The arranging and lyrics of most Jukebox the Ghost songs are of a calibre I have not seen in many, many moons. Give them a listen if you ever get the chance.

Queen!

I think that sums it up. If there’s one band that I can consistently call my favourite band, Queen has to be it. What with there being a 2011 remaster of all their albums, I decided it might be a decent time to try and scoop them up. So, I now own most of them. I’d be tempted to say that the worst album Queen have ever made (most likely ‘Hot Space’) is better than most other music around a similar period.

So, I am now stuck with a¬†dilemma. Which song do I embed with this entry. For the reason that I have yet to acquire this album and it’s just such a beautiful song, it has to be ‘Sail Away Sweet Sister’. Enjoy.

Time Will Crawl – David Bowie

I also recently acquired a David Bowie best of album. I’ve heard many people talk of the man’s brilliance so I let curiosity get the better of me. I bought the best of that spans 1980-1987 which unfortunately doesn’t contain many of the greats that he has made, however I will have to go through it again when I have more time to properly listen, I think. Despite this, I really do like this song. I don’t know if it’s the video for it or the song itself, but it had me hooked for about 3 days solid.

Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine

They say every great man needs his vices, not that I’m saying I’m a great man, but this is most likely my current vice. I was never overly fond of Natasha Bedingfield when she was at her peak, and I can’t honestly say that I ever spent an awful lot of time or effort listening to her music. I have however found this song to be pretty damn good. It is also quite good when you have too much to do and too little time in which to accomplish it.

Happily Ever After – He Is We

I’m pretty sure I shared this song before, probably quite some time ago, but I found an alternate mix of it that I think I almost prefer to the album version. It seems more endearing to me for some unknown reason. Such is my personality.

I Belong in Your Arms – Chairlift

This was the iTunes Free Single of the Week a little time ago, and I grabbed it then. The overwhelming¬†consensus on the reviews feed was that it seemed boring. I’d agree to a certain extent. But it’s quirkiness straight out of the 1980s more than makes up for that as far as I’m concerned.

Little Red Door – The Zutons

Last, but certainly not least. I can praise myself on owning all three of the Zutons albums, that’s about the only musical credential I have to my name. I recently went back and listened to all the albums. I never realised at the time they were more active just how good their music was, but at least I am able to appreciate it now. This is most likely my favourite song off of their last album. If you get a chance, their whole back catalogue is definitely worth listening to.

And so endeth my jumbo sized portion of auditory delights (or torture depending on your taste). If you have been, thank you for reading.

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