My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/13/17

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/13/17
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Today’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day’s music begins with a mellow track by Fionn Regen, a newer discovery of mind, both artist and song. The mellow-Monday-mood continues with one of my favorite tracks by M. Ward (pictured above), which I believe was the first track I ever heard from him, back in 2006. “Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl” is up next, a song that I used to throw on when I worked at Tower Records, in Chicago, and much like that quintessential scene in the movie High Fidelity, it would always sell before the second verse began. Stripped down piano version to Sia’s “Chandelier” is up next, keeping with this Monday’s mood. Tying it all together is my favorite Stereophonics track, one that always makes me want to drive to the ocean, windows down, cares blowing away, with the volume turned up.

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/10/17

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/10/17
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Today’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day’s music starts off with a remastered version of one of my all-time favorite songs by Elliott Smith, available now on the new released Either/Or: Expanded Edition. Next up is one of my all-time favorite songs from Ian McCulloch’s solo from the Bunnymen projects. Goldfrapp’s new single “Ocean” swims beautifuly into Doves’ “Meet Me at the Pier”. And, it all ends (or begins, if you hit replay this week’s playlist full of musical obsessions) with my favorite track off of Laura Marling’s new release, Semper Femina (reviewed here).

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/9/17

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/9/17
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Today’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day’s music begins with Doves, a band I dove into yesterday after my fellow music obsessive boyfriend sent me one of their songs. Next up is Finley Quaye with William Orbit (and Beth Orton on backing vocals) which leads into another music introduction sent to me yesterday by said boyfriend, a bit psychedelic rock to swirl around to, with Max Pain and the Groovies. “Lost Weekend” comes next from one of lyriquediscorde’s frequently featured singer-songwriters, and then it all becomes five with some solo Graham Coxon.

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/7/17

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/8/17
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Wednesday’s a favorite day of the week. The day is already beautiful outside, clear skies, sun bright, slight breeze making its presence known. Sleep eludes some nights, but last night she came with kindness, and hazy dreams. I woke with music in my head and started to contemplate already what would make My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.

Today’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day begins with a beautiful song about finality and expectation. It leads into a new discovery song from Turin Breaks which I’ve been listening to, off-and-on, the last two days. Next is Gene Clark. I’d originally wanted the Paul Weller/Death In Vegas cover, but it doesn’t seem to be available via Spotify. Camera Obscura and Spoon make it five, and it is all ready to hit play, and turn the volume up.

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My Top Ten Blur Songs :: Top Ten Tuesday

My Top Ten Blur Songs :: Top Ten Tuesday

Since I’ve been in a bit of a Blur mood this week I thought it was time to do a Top Ten Tuesday of their songs. So, if you are looking for the best of the best of Blur, from their Brit Pop 90’s era all the way to their 2015 The Magic Whip release, look no further. Following are my picks for the best of Blur – My Top Ten Blur Songs for Top Ten Tuesday.

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/7/17

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/7/17
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Tuesday. Mid-morning. The sun beating through third floor office windows. I’d really rather be near the water today, or on the road to somewhere, anywhere. It feels like a road trip kind of day. But it’s not. No, it’s more To-Do lists and projects to complete. So, let’s turn up the music and make our weave our way through My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.

Today’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day starts with some Interpol, which seamless makes its way into Car Seat Headrest, and on into “Last Nite”, with The Strokes. Angel Olsen stops us with guitar licks and demands for silence, and kisses. It all ends with a Grizzly Bear’s song I hadn’t heard in ages.

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“Say Something” :: James :: SOTD

“Say Something” :: James :: SOTD
from the album, Laid (1993)

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Lipstick marks on fold out postcards, and other roadside attractions :: A Monday Playlist

Lipstick marks on fold out postcards, and other roadside attractions :: A Monday Playlist

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/6/17

My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/6/17
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Monday morning came before the sun. A beautiful day, wide smiles and music playing is my “status” today. To-Do lists persist, but there is so much to be grateful for that I hardly mind, and there is music…always music…swirling and swaying through my office.

Today’s My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day starts The Flaming Lips dreamy-poppy ode to mortality, and love. Then a Nick Drake track that sang through my car during my to-work commute. Next up is “Another Sunny Day”, which it is, the sun bright in the sky. Sam Cooke croons and then Nouvelle Vague paints their version of an Echo & The Bunnymen song in that way that they do so well.

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