I hope you’re all doing ok!
I thought for this post I’d do something a bit different and go back to my roots as a ‘kind of’ music blogger.
One of my favourite Christmas presents that I ever received was my record player. Since then I’ve been a bit obsessed with collecting my favourite albums on vinyl. They are a bit more expensive than just streaming off of Spotify, so I only buy the ones that I know, for sure, that I’ll listen to.
Before I start listing them, I just wanted to let you know that I’m not ranking my records at all (I don’t think I could ever do such a thing) but I’m just saying which 5 are my own personal favourties.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 – Soundtrack by Various Artists
I love movies and their corresponding soundtracks, but normally they’re all composed and tend to be quite instrumental. With Guardian of the Galaxy, on the other hand, the majority of the film is complemented with loads of retro songs from the 80s – an era and genre of music that I love.
I knew after how much I enjoyed watching the film that this soundtrack was going to be great on its own, and I made sure that I bought it as soon as it came out!
But, the best thing about the album though is that I can’t help but dance when it’s on!
2. You’re a Man Now, Boy – Raleigh Ritchie
Raleigh Ritchie is one of my favourite artists and has been for a good couple of years now. I love how his singing and rapping link so smoothly and effortlessly into each other.
For me, this is the album I turn to when I want to listen to music but not sure what kind of mood I’m in. Whenever I’m in doubt, this is the album that I go for.
The reason for this is because when I first listened to the album all the way through, I really enjoyed all of the songs so it means that I can just let it play through without thinking about skipping any tracks on there.
A Raleigh Ritchie Fun Fact: He plays GreyWorm in Game of Thrones.
3. Wilder Mind – Mumford and Sons
Mumford and Sons are kind of like Raleigh Ritchie for me, they’re a band that I turn to when I’m not too sure how I’m feeling. The only difference is that I forget how much I enjoy them, so I have to physically make sure that I put them on. Otherwise I’m sure Raleigh would be on instead!
This is the only album of theirs that I have on vinyl, mainly because when it came out I fell in love with the songs more than the last 2 albums. I couldn’t tell you why this happened seeing as I love the other albums just the same, but I’m thinking it was down to the fact that they hadn’t released new music for a while so when they did I latched onto it for dear life!
4. What’s the Story (Morning Glory) – Oasis
My dad introduced me to Oasis and this album. In my eyes it’s a classic and it makes me really happy when I listen to it. As my Dad was the one who introduced it to me, when I do pick it up, I can’t help to think about him. I’d say that’s the main reason I listened to it so often.
The best part about this album, or any Oasis album, is that I can put the album on really loud and pretend I’m Liam Gallagher for a couple of minutes.
5. Noonday Dream – Ben Howard
This record is my way of calming down. If I ever have a stressful or long day at work and just want to chill in bed, I would always go for one of Ben Howard’s albums.
The music he creates is so beautiful and calming that I could just listen to it on repeat for the rest of my life. His new album, Noonday Dream, is no different and what’s nicer about this album is that all of the songs seem to merge into each other so you can hardly tell when new tracks start.
I’m hoping this piece will give you a little insight to my music tastes and will hopefully give you some new music inspiration for the coming weeks.
I’d love to know what your favourite albums are, vinyl or not. Let me know in the comments below!
There’ll be a brand new post up tomorrow for you too.
Thank you for reading lovelies,
Love you all X