Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 5/6/17
The Bonus Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day for the 1st Saturday of May brings 5 Best Songs for the Weekend from a Lilting and Lovely Mix of Music from an array of Amazing Artists and Albums. What better way to celebrate Saturday than to start with a Mix of 5 Great Songs. These 5 are more on the Lilting, Lovely and Mellow side, Perfect for a day where you may not have so many things you have to do. This is the Best Mix for taking it at an easy pace and breathing in a little bit deeper.
Today’s Mix of 5 starts out with some early 90’s Cocteau Twins (pictured below), with the Ethereal Beauty of a Song, “Evangeline”. Next up is my Favorite Track from M. Ward, from the Album Post-War. Noah And The Whale bring their Indie, Singer-Songwriter Sensibilities to Song 3 which leads in perfectly to Phosphorescent’s “You Can Make Me Feel Bad”. This Bonus Saturday 5 wraps up with the First Ryan Adams (pictured below) Song I ever heard. Ryan’s ode to writer Sylvia Plath will always be in my Top 10 of Favorite Songs of his.
Settle in and get comfortable, and let the Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day flow all around. And don’t worry, if you miss a day you can always catch up through the links above. Each days Songs are Added to the Spotify and YouTube Playlists (see the links above) for the Week, for your Listening, and Music Obsessing Pleasure.
Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day:
1. “Evangeline” :: Cocteau Twins
“There is no going back.
I can’t stop feeling now.
I am not the same,
I’m growing up again.“
Though I’ve Loved the Cocteau Twins since the 80’s, and have many Cherished Albums, it is this Album that I do believe I Love, and have Played, the most. Four-Calendar Cafe just fits somewhere in my Music Obsessed Heart in a way that both interlocks with Memories and Feelings I have, as well as is just so Beautiful to Listen to. This Song in particular has been a mainstay for me anytime I’m working on writing. It always finds itself on my writing and story inspiration Playlists. It truly belongs on an all-time Music Obsessed Playlist, and will probably pop up on these Daily Top 5 again, and again.
2. “Chinese Translation” :: M. Ward
“‘And if life is really as short as they say
Then why is the night so long?'”
My Favorite M. Ward Song. These Lyrics above speak to the insomnia I have had since I was a young child. Long nights, sometimes they stretch on for what feels like forever.
3. “Blue Skies” :: Noah And The Whale
“This is the last song that I write while still in love with you.
This is the last song that I write while you’re even on my mind.
’cause it’s time to leave those feelings behind.”
Such a Perfect Post Break-Up Song. Full of reasons to get on with it, but also full of the compassion of knowing how hard that is to do.
4. “You Can Make Me Feel Bad” :: Phosphorescent
“You can make me feel bad if you want to.”
This Song is complex in its simplicity. The repeated Lyrics seem to go deeper with every line. Phosphorescent has been on this List twice this week. They are definitely a Band I am currently Musically Obsessing over.
5. “Sylvia Plath” (live) :: Ryan Adams
“She’d ash on the carpets,
and slip me a pill,
then she’d get me pretty loaded on gin.
And maybe she’d give me a bath.
How I wish I had a Sylvia Plath.“
My First Ryan Adams. This version, too. The Live One. You can See (and Hear) why I fell hard for his Music after this.
How’d you Enjoy the Bonus Saturday Top 5 Music Obsessions? Did you Press Play and Turn Up the Volume on these 5 Best Songs of the Day? Did it start your morning Blissful and Melodically Serene?
Did you have a Favorite Track?
What Song, or Songs, are you Musically Obsessed with today?