Edel Grace

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My Week in Music #8: 2018/11/23 - 2018/11/30

Dec 4, 2018 | Comments

Last.fm is a website that can keep track of users and their listening habits. I’ve been listening to music with Last.fm since 2010 and am slightly obsessive over my music stats. These stats are for my listening from the past week.

My week for November 23, 2018 to November 30, 2018

Top 10 Artists

Top 10 Artists

  1. Coheed and Cambria (-)

  2. Mashrou’ Leila (+)

  3. My Chemical Romance (-1)

  4. The Weeknd (+) I still don’t understand how I listened to a lot of Weeknd… Spotify.

  5. 五月天 (Mayday) (+) I was going through a 五月天 mood last week.

  6. The Strokes (+1)

  7. Franz Ferdinand (+)

  8. Jeff Williams (+1)

  9. Thrice (+)

  10. St. Vincent (+) It’s been a while since I’ve listened to St. Vincent. I can thank the Spotify algorithm for this.

Top 10 Albums

Top 10 Albums

  1. Mashrou’ Leila — Ibn El Leil (+5)

  2. Coheed and Cambria — Good Apollo I (+)

  3. Jeff Williams — RWBY Volume 1 (+2)

  4. My Chemical Romance — Black Parade (-1)

  5. Evanescence — The Open Door (+)

  6. Owen Pallett — Heartland (+) I need to listen to this album, I’ve only listened to a couple songs from it.

  7. Thrice — Vheissu (+)

  8. Alexisonfire — Crisis (-1)

  9. Melissa O’Neil — Melissa O’Neil (+) Oh man. Melissa O’Neil. What a blast from the past. I was going through some of my downloaded music and I saw her and immediately went to check out what she’s doing now. No new music.

  10. My Chemical Romance — I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love (+) I love this ridiculously long album title. Throws me back to the good old Fall Out Boy days.

Top 10 Songs

Top 10 songs

  1. Melissa O’Neil — Speechless (+) When this song came out, I loved it because as a really shy girl, this resonated with me.

  2. Frank Sinatra Jr. — Black Night (+)

  3. Gerard Way — Baby You’re a Haunted House (+) Newwww Gerard Way music. I think he also released something else recently. I have to check it out.

  4. Die Antwoord — Rich Bitch (+) HOW?! I will admit that this is a catchy song and Die Antwoord is a hardcore guilty pleasure of mine.

  5. Gwen Stefani — Rich Girl (+) Okay this is a definite case of Spotify. Gah.

  6. Mashrou’ Leila — Asnam (+)

  7. No Doubt — Just a Girl (+)

  8. Tuxedo — Do It (+) Another Spotify moment but I don’t mind this one. I found myself head bopping to this song at work a couple times.

  9. Coheed and Cambria — No World for Tomorrow (-3)

  10. Franz Ferdinand — Michael (+)

My Week in Music #7: 2018/11/16 - 2018/11/23

Nov 27, 2018 | Comments

Last.fm is a website that can keep track of users and their listening habits. I’ve been listening to music with Last.fm since 2010 and am slightly obsessive over my music stats. These stats are for my listening from the past week.

My week for November 16, 2018 to November 23, 2018

Top 10 Artists

Top 10 Artists

  1. Coheed and Cambria (+1) Coheed and Cambria was only dethroned for a week! I wouldn’t say I listened to a lot more Coheed. The number is nice and low so hopefully it means I listened to more different artists this week instead of repeating this over and over.

  2. My Chemical Romance (+1)

  3. Björk (+2)

  4. 宇多田ヒカル (+2)

  5. L’Arc~en~Ciel (-5)

  6. Horizon (+) Horizon is a YouTuber who covered a lot of Japanese songs and interpreted Homestuck songs. She has one single original song and it’s pretty good. Recently she liked a comment of mine, I hope it means she’s back to recording music because she hasn’t posted in years!

  7. The Strokes (+)

  8. Evanescence (+) This seemed totally out of the blue but I did noticed a lot of Evanescence coming up on shuffle. Spotify algorithm, what are you trying to tell me?

  9. Jeff Wiliams (+)

  10. Alexisonfire (-1)

Top 10 Albums

Top 10 Albums

  1. Björk — Post (+8) What a jump! I really love Post. There are a lot of good songs off this album.

  2. My Chemical Romance — Danger Days (+) I suspect Spotify algorithm is the culprit but I’m not complaining.

  3. My Chemical Romance — The Black Parade (-)

  4. 宇多田ヒカル — ULTRA BLUE (+) I listened to this album straight through and wow, I don’t know if there’s a single song I don’t like on this album. But there aren’t a lot of amazing songs on this album either. It’s still good!

  5. Jeff Williams — RWBY Volume 1 (+)

  6. Mashrou’ Leila — Ibn El Leil (+)

  7. Alexisonfire — Crisis (+1)

  8. Coheed and Cambria — The Unheavenly Creatures (+)

  9. Evanescence — Fallen (+) HOW?! I don’t even like that many songs from this album.

  10. The Strokes — Is This It (+) The classic early 00’s rock album. I really liked this era of music.

Top 10 Songs

Top 10 songs

  1. boy pablo — everytime (-) Damn, boy pablo is doing good. This is the second week in a row. To be fair, this is a good song!

  2. My Chemical Romance — SING (+4)

  3. 宇多田ヒカル — time will tell (-1)

  4. horizon — Lost and Found (+) I’m not a wreck but I’m far from fully healed.

I can’t express the weight of the silence/But when it’s filled with your breath/I seem to fear it less.

Ahhh this is why I love musicians who write their own song lyrics and are good at it. Even though horizon is not a professional, there is something so incredibly beautiful and genuine about this song. It seems almost a little too personal. But it’s so heartfelt.

  1. Björk — All is Full of Love (+)

  2. Coheed and Cambria — No World for Tomorrow (+)

  3. Coheed and Cambria — Old Flames (+)

  4. Zessei Bijin! — I’m Your Man (+) Zessei Bijin is a YouTube singing group who covers Japanese songs. They covered I’m Your Man which is actually a Korean song by 2PM. There’s just something so great about an all girl group singing “I’m your man” over and over again.

  5. Alexisonfire — Keep it On Wax (+)

My Week in Music #6: 2018/11/09 - 2018/11/16

Nov 24, 2018 | Comments

Last.fm is a website that can keep track of users and their listening habits. I’ve been listening to music with Last.fm since 2010 and am slightly obsessive over my music stats. These stats are for my listening from the past week.

My week for November 09, 2018 to November 16, 2018

Top 10 Artists

Top 10 Artists

  1. L’Arc~en~Ciel (+3) Coheed and Cambria is finally dethroned! And no better band to dethrone them than good old L’Arc~en~Ciel.

  2. Coheed and Cambria (-1) I’m glad that I haven’t been trying to intentionally listen to less Coheed and Cambria, this was more organic. I still listen to a lot of Coheed, they’re still in second place.

  3. My Chemical Romance (+4) There are a lot of good songs that I’ve been rediscovering from MCR.

  4. Green Day (-2) Green Day has been gaming the RNG so hard the past couple weeks. I never really notice how much Green Day I’ve been listening to.

  5. Björk (+) Bless Björk. I’ve been listening to a lot of some her classic singles lately.

  6. 宇多田ヒカル (+) Oh Utada Hikaru. ULTRA BLUE is such a good album. A lot of my coworkers have been talking about Kingdom Hearts and since Utada is well known for her songs appearing in the video games, I had a sudden urge to listen to Utada.

  7. Amy Winehouse (-2) Why is shuffle so biased towards Amy? I have no idea why I keep listening to so much of Amy, but I ain’t complaining.

  8. The White Stripes (+2) I’m convinced Jack White is a bit of a nutcase but he does make good music.

  9. Alexisonfire (-5) Alexisonfire, I’ve been craving a lot of post hardcore lately. My Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify has been good about bringing it to me.

  10. DIR EN GREY (-2) Oh DIR EN GREY. Sometimes I just don’t remember why I liked them so much. They’re pretty good at times but I do have to be in a good mindset for their music.

Top 10 Albums

Top 10 Albums

  1. Amy Winehouse — Back to Black (+5) Again, Spotify you’re so biased.

  2. L’Arc~en~Ciel — KISS (+) There are a lot of good songs on KISS I really underappreciated this album when it came out.

  3. My Chemical Romance — The Black Parade (-1) Ahhhh such a classic emo album. Truly the greatest of all.

  4. Coheed and Cambria — The Afterman: Ascension (+2)

  5. Thrice — Vheissu (+)

  6. The GazettE — STACKED RUBBISH (+) Classic case of RNG. I never knew I had a lot of The GazettE in my library. I have no idea why STACKED RUBBISH was played so much outside of the RNG. I actually don’t like much of The GazettE’s music from that album.

  7. Evanescence — The Open Door (+) Interesting. I definitely noticed a lot of Evanescence in my shuffle. I don’t know if I should complain. It is a good album, I remember owning it when I was younger.

  8. Alexisonfire — Crisis (-3)

  9. Björk — Post (+) Definitely up there for one of my favourite Björk albums.

  10. 宇多田ヒカル — SINGLE COLLECTION VOL. 1 (+) I’m notorious for just liking singles and my god, over a 20-ish year career, Utada has a lot of great banging singles. Some of them are pretty dated but I still dig them.

Top 10 Songs

Top 10 songs

  1. boy pablo — everytime (+) But he replies with “ok” every time, every time. Bless boy pablo and their viral hits.

  2. 宇多田ヒカル — time will tell (+) This is a goodie. This is a song from Utada’s debut album and it is classic.

  3. L’Arc~en~Ciel — Yuki no Ashiato (+) Not my favourite from the KISS album but it is a good one.

  4. EMI MARIA — Lost in Tokyo (+) I think EMI MARIA is trying to break the Western market with her latest singles. While I don’t think she made a lot of success, I adore her songs. I really dig this one in particular because it’s catchy and relatable.

  5. Björk — Pagan Poetry (+) This music video is a little weird but I love it and this song. There is just so much in this song. The music box-like melody at the beginning, the pounding beat in the background, and Björk’s voice. The lyrics is dripping with sexual imagery (so is the music video) and it feels so extremely authentic. This is what I look for in music. Artists being able to reveal parts of themselves in a beautiful way.

  6. My Chemical Romance — SING (+)

  7. Amy Winehouse — Tears Dry on their Own (+)

  8. Thrice — Atlantic (+)

  9. Soundgarden — Black Hole Sun (+)

  10. My Chemical Romance — Disenchanted (+) There’s something nostalgic and melancholic about this song. It’s a song about looking back on life and finding out that it wasn’t all great but they made some good memories. I like it a lot. Definitely an underrated song.

My Week in Music #2: 2018/10/12 - 2018/10/19

Oct 27, 2018 | Comments

Last.fm is a website that can keep track of users and their listening habits. I’ve been listening to music with Last.fm since 2010 and am slightly obsessive over my music stats. These stats are for my listening from the past week.

My week for October 12, 2018 to October 19, 2018

Top 10 Artists

Top 10 Artists

  1. Coheed and Cambria (-) I’m still riding that Coheed and Cambria hype. I’m trying so hard not to be listening to them 247. I just want to play their new album over an over again!

  2. Metric (*) I have been playing a couple of their songs over and over again. They really make me want to jump up and dance!

  3. Daughter (*) This is another case of replaying a band over and over again. Youth is such a good song, I always feel it every single time I listen to it.

  4. 椎名林檎 (+5) Shiina Ringo came out with a song recently-ish and her catalog is now on Spotify. So I’ve been listening to a lot of her this week.

  5. boy pablo (-4) My boy, Pablo, is still a goodie but I feel like i’m listening to too much of him. I only like two of his songs (or more accurately, I’ve only listened to two of his songs).

  6. Kero Kero Bonito (*) They released an album the same week that Coheed and Cambria released theirs and I like it a lot! Only Acting is my favourite from the album. I don’t know how to describe it. Like a noisey grunge pop rock?

  7. Amy Winehouse (*) I have no idea what triggered my Amy Winehouse resurgence. I loved her a lot back in junior high with her Back to Black album.

  8. Childish Gambino (-) Feels Like Summer is still a bop even though we’re well into October. And since I’m doing Sober October this month, Sober is my ironic song of the month. Even though the song title is “Sober” the chorus goes, “I’ll never be sober.” The opposite of what I want but hey, it’s catchy!

  9. Green Day (*) Wow, this is a surprise for me. I have no idea where this came from. I don’t remember listening to this much Green Day. I did recently went through their entire catalog on Spotify and saved the songs that I like. I love a lot of their songs. It’s always nostalgic listening to their songs. Whatshername and Redundant are two songs I can think of listening to this week. So good.

  10. Joji (-7) Ahhh, Joji. SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK is getting a little too melancholy for me. It’s a good song though. I need to check out some of his other songs. There’s this one song I do like but it’s not on Spotify. Joji sampled and remixed a song and it’s pretty good.

Top 10 Albums

Top 10 Albums

  1. Coheed and Cambria — Vaxis I: The Unheavenly Creatures (-) This week Coheed is a little less dominating. But I still have been listening to a lot of them. I just can’t keep my hands off Vaxis: I.

  2. Coheed and Cambria — In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (+1) This album is slowly growing on me. It really is a huge epic. I need to take a couple more playthroughs with this.

  3. Coheed and Cambria — The Afterman: Ascension (+1) Nostalgia is really hitting me hard with this. I say this a lot but Ascension is definitely one of my top albums of all time. It’s just so good.

  4. Coheed and Cambria — Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: I (-2) I don’t want to wear out Good Apollo I too much. This album is another nostalgic classic.

  5. Kero Kero Bonito — Time ‘n’ Place (*) They released this album the same week Coheed released Vaxis I and I love it!

  6. Amy Winehouse — Back to Black (*) Really the only Amy Winehouse album that I’ve listened to. I need to get a proper listen though. I’m really only familiar with the singles and Me and Mr. Jones.

  7. Joji — SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK (*) This is just a single. I’m kinda looking forward to the album? YEAH RIGHT was a little iffy but I’m optimistic for the rest of the album.

  8. The Front Bottoms — Talon of the Hawk (*) One of my friends introduced me to this band and I really like them unironically. The vocalist has such a weird voice that I don’t think is that good but it adds character. It’s really folksy and it works for this band.

  9. Sharon Van Etten — Epic (*) Oh man, why didn’t I find about Sharon Van Etten earlier? Epic is a heartbreaking album. It details an abusive relationship Etten went through and her lyricism is just so beautifully tragic. I love her.

  10. Mystery Skulls — Forever (*) This band came up on my Discovery Weekly playlist, if I recall correctly. Forever is a decent album but there are a couple of standouts. One of my friends showed me the music video for Ghost and it’s great. They recently came out with another music video and my favourite song from the album, Every Note is featured for like thirty seconds on it.

Top 10 Songs

Top 10 songs

  1. Kero Kero Bonito — Only Acting (*) I thought I was only acting but I felt exactly like it was all for real. This song is so fun! I love it. I love the noisey grunge and the glitchy 80’s/90’s aesthetic.

  2. Coheed and Cambria — Domino the Destitute (*) Definitely one of Coheed’s best songs. I’m so surprised they don’t play it more often in their shows. It’s just so… Hard hitting. I get chills up my spine when I listen to it.

  3. Coheed and Cambria — Evagria the Faithful (*) I’ve spoken about Evagria before but I love this song. It’s groovy and funky and haunting. They really nailed the prog elements in this song.

  4. Joji — SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK (*) A small part of me is a little weirded out at how depressing Joji’s songs are. Who hurt you Joji, who hurt you? But it makes for good songs.

  5. Coheed and Cambria — A Favour House Atlantic (*) This is a poppy bop and a fun one to listen to live. Good eye, sniper. Now I shoot, you run!

  6. Coheed and Cambria — The Dark Sentencer (-3) This song is slowly wearing out for me. But it’s a good opener to a great album and a good head banger.

  7. Sharon Van Etten — A Crime (*) To say the things I want to say to you would be a crime/To admit I’m still in love with you after all this time/I’d rather let you touch my arm until you die. Ahhh. Sharon Van Etten! Who hurt you?? It’s such a beautiful and painful song. I love it.

  8. boy pablo — Everytime (*) The song that started it all for these boys. It’s really mellow.

  9. Thank you Scientist — Feed the Horses (*) This band is on the record label that the frontman of Coheed and Cambria founded. They are so proggy, I enjoy it. They have a lot of jazz elements which is pretty cool.

  10. Mystery Skulls — Ghost (*) Such. A. Bop. I want to sing along to it all the time. When I’m in the office and this comes on, I definitely start mouthing the lyrics.

My Week in Music #1: 2018/10/05 - 2018/10/12

Oct 19, 2018 | Comments

Last.fm is a website that can keep track of users and their listening habits. I’ve been listening to music with Last.fm since 2010 and am slightly obsessive over my music stats. These stats are for my listening from the past week.

My week for October 5, 2018 to October 12, 2018

Top 10 Artists

Top 10 Artists

It’s no surprise that Coheed and Cambria has been pretty much all that I’ve been listening to. With their album Vaxis I: The Unheavenly Creatures coming out and seeing them live in concert, I’ve just been falling in love with them all over again. The other artists in my top ten I’ve been listening to a lot as well.

Erkan is a person I’ve met on Last.fm and he composes his own music. It’s highly experimental and really intriguing. I do enjoy checking his works out. They’re not very melodic and I put emphasis on experimental aspect. It’s definitely something different.

Top 10 Albums

Top 10 Albums

Wow, who knew? Listening to Coheed and Cambria means that most of my top albums for this week is also Coheed and Cambria! I have been listening to Vaxis I on literal repeat. It is such a good album.

Top 10 Songs

Top 10 songs

The Gutter just might be song of the year. I am in love with it. I am currently fighting the urge to not put it on right now. In fact, I asked one of my friends to recommend me some music because I just can’t continue to listening Coheed and Cambria almost exclusively.

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My name is Edel Grace Altares. My programming interests include full stack development and back end development. My languages of choice are Python and Java. Outside of programming I enjoy crocheting, video games, cats, historical fiction, and reading.

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