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My Week in Music #5: 2018/11/02 - 2018/11/09

Nov 13, 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 02, 2018 to November 09, 2018

Top 10 Artists

Top 10 Artists

  1. Coheed and Cambria (-) Wow, Coheed and Cambria has been #1 for five weeks in a row. I can’t stop listening to them, it seems.

  2. Green Day (+) I have too much Green Day in my library. Maybe I need to stop putting my library on shuffle.

  3. L’Arc~en~Ciel (+) How does Green Day beat out L’Arc~en~Ciel in terms of RNG? I definitely have a lot more L’Arc~en~Ciel in my library compared to Green Day. I call Spotify algorithm hacks.

  4. Alexisonfire (+2) Nice. This is RNG I can get behind. Whenever I’d see Alexisonfire on the queue, I would usually bump it up.

  5. Amy Winehouse (+) Still listening to those classics.

  6. Logic (+3) On the weekend, I listened to Logic on loop at least twice while hanging out with friends. My brother listens to him a lot and Logic is slowly growing on me.

  7. My Chemical Romance (+) More RNG trickery! I do not complain, however.

  8. DIR EN GREY (+) Oh man. When was the last time I wrote “DIR EN GREY”? It’s awesome going back to those tracks I love so much.

  9. Mashrou’ Leila (-6) Another RNG move I can get behind. Mashrou’ Leila is a good band and I need them to come out with more music ASAP.

  10. The White Stripes (+) I forget how I suddenly went on a White Stripes binge. I think I was reminscing about early 2000’s rock music and it naturally led me to The White Stripes. I really was a bit mystified over the Meg and Jack White dynamic for a while.

Top 10 Albums

Top 10 Albums

  1. Coheed and Cambria — The Afterman: Ascension (+5) This album is too good.

  2. Logic — Under Pressure (+) I was barely conscious for most of the time I was listening to this album (I feel asleep to it) but I really appreciate Logic’s autobiographical approach in this album. It’s pretty solid.

  3. Coheed and Cambria — Vaxis I: The Unheavenly Creatures (-1) I can’t stay away from this album, apparently. I haven’t really been going out of my way to play it, except for The Gutter sometimes.

  4. Amy Winehouse — Back to Black (+2) Classiccccc. Still haven’t listened to the rest of the album. I will queue it up now.

  5. Alexisonfire — Crisis (+) Bless this album, that got me into Alexisonfire in the first place.

  6. Green Day — Insomniac (+) This was the very first physical CD I ever owned. My mom bought it for me for my birthday back in elementary school. It is such a different sound but I really appreciate it in the grand scheme of Green Day’s discography.

  7. Jeff Williams — RWBY Volume 1 Soundtrack (-) Jeff Williams is a mystery to me. He really is a great composer and his daughter really nails the vocals on the RWBY soundtracks. But I think this album is the best out of all the RWBY volumes.

  8. Green Day — American Idiot (+) A classic. My favourite rock opera. I love it.

  9. Green Day — Nimrod (+) I think I like this album as much as I love American Idiot. Nimrod is a little bit of a mainstream sell out according to most punks (actually, most punks don’t find Green Day punk at all) but it’s a pretty solid album to me.

  10. Mashrou’ Leila — Ibn El Leil (+) I’m listening to Bint Elkhandaq right now. I can’t believe I initially disregarded this album as Mashrou’ Leila selling out but they perfectly blend that more pop sound with their indie alternative band sound on this album. They have a lot of good ones on this album.

Top 10 Songs

Top 10 songs

  1. Coheed and Cambria — The Hollow (+) The opener to The Afterman: Ascension. It’s calming and soothing. Pretty short. But good.

  2. Green Day — Song of the Century (+1) I actually don’t like this song too much but it’s pretty okay from Green Day’s recent era.

  3. Coheed and Cambria — The Gutter (+7) Bless. This. Song. It is so good. I love it. Every time I listen to it, I am just so happy to sing along.

  4. Green Day — Tight Wad Hill (+4) Oh man. I used to love this song from Insomniac! I don’t understand it anymore but I have fond memories.

  5. Alexisonfire — Boiled Frogs (-1) One of AOF’s bests. I think Wade in this song really sells it.

  6. Linkin Park — Numb (-) I remember when I went through a big Linkin Park phase. One time, when I went to the Philippines I bought a bootlegged Linkin Park CD which was basically just all their hits on one CD. I was too young back then to know it was a bootleg but now I know better.

  7. The Sound of Animals Fighting — On the Occasion of Wet Snow (-) This band really is really under my radar. I have an album of theirs, an artifact of one of the many bands one of my exes from high school introduced me to. They have a couple good songs. I might need to clear this out of my library.

  8. L’Arc~en~Ciel — AS ONE (+) I remember this song! It’s not one of the bests from L’Arc~en~Ciel but it’s still pretty good.

  9. ギルガメッシュ (Girugamesh) — FREAKS (+) RNG brought this song up. It’s pretty good. I really like the album this song is from. Girugamesh always had that pop element to them, being a slightly nu-ish metal band. Ah, Girugamesh. RIP.

  10. The Fool — God Bless You (+) Wow. The Fool! They came to my city once, at out local anime convention. It was wild seeing them. I have no idea what they are doing now.

My Week in Music #4: 2018/10/26 - 2018/11/02

Nov 6, 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 26, 2018 to November 02, 2018

Top 10 Artists

Top 10 Artists

  1. Coheed and Cambria (-) Still reigning as the top artist. I’m terribly bad at not listening to Coheed and Cambria. I haven’t even been listening to the new album, really. I’m actually quite afraid of overplaying the new album.

  2. L’Arc~en~Ciel (+) The lead singer of L’Arc~en~Ciel, HYDE, released a single recently. It made me super duper nostalgic and I went ahead and listened to a lot of L’Arc~en~Ciel songs. I decided to listen to one of their latest concert DVDs as it’s been a while since I’ve listened to one of those. Good stuff.

  3. Muse (+) I used to be part of a server of a friend’s and originally it was a lynch (a Japanese rock band) fangirl server but it slowly devolved to Bowie and Muse. There have been a couple songs that I’ve liked from Muse but it’s only until now that I’ve listened to more of their songs.

  4. My Chemical Romance (+2) Similar to L’Arc~en~Ciel, the lead sing of MCR, Gerard Way, released a song recently. It makes me long for the days of MCR. However, this was definitely a case of shuffling my library and MCR holding a good chunk of my library.

  5. HYDE (+) HYDE’s new singles are very VAMPS/666 era-like. I won’t complain because I feel like rock is thriving in Japan thanks to musicians like HYDE BUT OH MY GOD WHAT I WOULD DO FOR A ROENTGEN PART 2. I know that whatever genre Roentgen is isn’t really mainstream or commercial but it is a beautiful album. But I do like HYDE’s other albums too.

  6. Joanna Newsom (+3) I recently imported Spotify songs into foobar2000, the music player I used to use all the time before Spotify came around. So I can easily listen to more Joanna Newsom now, thankfully. I still have to listen to the Divers album.

  7. ギルガメッシュ (girugamesh) (+) Girugamesh is another band that takes up a lot of my library. I never really listened to them that much. They do have quite a lot of bangers, however.

  8. Björk (+) Björk AKA my queen. I am listening to quite a lot of oldies but goodies these past couple of weeks.

  9. Green Day (-6) How the mighty fall. I love Green Day but not that much. I definitely toned down on the Green Day.

  10. Metric (+) This is a result of my playlist repetition. I have like three or four songs on my most heavily listened playlist.

Top 10 Albums

Top 10 Albums

  1. Coheed and Cambria — In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (+5) Curious. I’m surprised this is at number one. It’s not that many scrobbles, however.

  2. Muse — The Resistance (+) I listened to this album for the first time and it’s pretty good. I really like Muse’s sound. It sound futuristic and oh man, is it politically charged. I like it.

  3. Coheed and Cambria — The Afterman: Ascension (-1) Still hyped about Coheed apparently.

  4. Coheed and Cambria — Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: Volume 1 (+2) Yup. More Coheed!

  5. L’Arc~en~Ciel — 25th L’Anniversary Live (+) This album is long. This doesn’t even include “interviews” between songs. I just realized this setlist doesn’t have Flower in it. That’s so weird.

  6. L’Arc~en~Ciel — 15th L’Anniversary Live (+) In terms of quality, I think I like 15th more than 25th. 25th has a really diverse setlist but the concert was a lot more tighter and intimated in this L’Anniversary.

  7. Joanna Newsom — Ys (-) Joanna you beautiful songstress. I love you!

  8. My Chemical Romance — The Black Parade (+) Ah, yes, the emo bible for all emo kids back in 20062007. I loved this album so much. I’m not sure how much of it I still love now but it’s pretty good even now.

  9. Sharon Van Etten — Epic (+) I can’t keep away from this album, or rather, a couple songs from this album.

  10. EMI MARIA — EUPHORIA (+) Oooh, this one is interesting. EMI MARIA is a half-Japanese J-pop singer. She’s a bit more innovative in her sound, which I like. Some of it is a bit outdated but I dig it. EUPHORIA is a solid album.

Top 10 Songs

Top 10 songs

  1. Muse — Uprising (+) This song is so cool. I love the futuristic sounding synths. The guitar when it mimicks “come on!” is amazing. They will not force us. They will stop degrading us. They will not control us. We will be victorious.

  2. Coheed and Cambria — Domino the Destitute (+1) This song is still a banger. That is all.

  3. Coheed and Cambria — Crossing the Frame (+7) Good jam. I’m spying on you Newoooo.

  4. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes — Neon Rust (+4) Listened to this a little more compared to last week. Good song!

  5. Coheed and Cambria — No World For Tomorrow (-1) Still don’t understand how NWFT isn’t an absolute banger to some people. I love it.

  6. Sharon Van Etten — A Crime (-) I hope I never grow tired of this song because it is beautiful x2. I’m surprised this is still at #6 for the second week in a row.

  7. Coheed and Cambria — A Favor House Atlantic (-) Another song that hasn’t changed in ranking this week. Nice.

  8. Metric — Dressed to Suppress (+) I keep procrastinating on listening to Metric’s new songs and here I am, listening to their old single over and over again like a blob.

  9. Mystery Skulls — Ghost (+) This song is so catchy it’s dangerous.

  10. Coheed and Cambria — The Crowing (+) Instant chills on the first riff of this song. I do not know what Claudio is singing about in this song whatsoever. Pray you’re not the only one.

Concert Bucketlist

Oct 31, 2018 | Comments

So this year I went to a bunch of concerts. Two of those concerts (Alexisonfire and Coheed and Cambria) were big wish listers for me and this got me thinking. What other artists do I want to see live?

L’Arc~en~Ciel

I know for sure that I want to see L’Arc~en~Ciel live in concert. L’Arc~en~Ciel is a band I got into around junior high. Thanks to the power of the Internet, I know approximately the first time I fell in love with L’Arc~en~Ciel. I used to watch anime all the time on YTV, one of the cartoon networks in Canada. They aired Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa on October 19, 2007 where L’Arc did two songs on the soundtrack and I loved them immediately.

I remember when L’Arc performed in Madison Square Garden a couple of years ago, I was insanely jealous. I watched the footage, the concert reviews, the fan interviews and bawled my eyes out. Even now, the mere thought of the possibility of seeing L’Arc~en~Ciel live in concert is bringing tears to my eyes. Actually, at this moment I’m listening to their 25th Anniversary live disc and I’m very emotional right now (yes, this is what spurred this post).

And a couple years ago, when they were planning their world tour they asked for suggestions for cities to go to and I spammed Canadian cities so hard. Of course, they never came. But I so desperately want to see them live one day.

L’Arc~en~Ciel is definitely a classic band for me. I remember making this post a like six years ago on Tumblr (god, remember all the confession tumblrs back then??). It’s still true to this day.

L'Arc~en~Ciel is my one and only real favourite band, even though I've gone through periods of not listening to them for months on end. They're the only band that I can come back to after a long time and listen to their songs as if I've listen to it for the first time and love it with the same intensity as before

I say “I can die happy now” after like every concert I’ve been to but seeing L’Arc~en~Ciel would be the concert that would actually make the statement true. I’ve been wanting to see them for 11 years now. I hope to god L’Arc~en~Ciel will continue touring until I can see them.

Björk

One of my friends asked once me who my musical goddess was (no joke) and when I answered with Björk he was surprised. “I thought it would be Beyonce,” is what he replied. No offense to Beyonce (love her, she’s amazing and empowering and makes great music) but she is definitely not on the level of artistry as Björk.

I remember watching TV in the dark late at night on MTV and Björk’s Bachelorette came on. I was entranced. This big voice coming out of a rather small woman wearing jeans and what seemed like a dress. I listened to so much Björk ever since.

Admittedly, some of her latest music kinda flies over my head nowadays but what I would give to see her live in concert.

Joanna Newsom

Continuing the trend of amazing women musicians… Joanna Newsom. I would love to see her live as well. I remember my ex in high school was the one who introduced her to me. I thank god I never think about him whenever I listen to Joanna Newsom. Her music transcends silly things like temporary bonds.

Most of the songs I love, Joanna would probably never play live again (okay, I really just want to hear Only Skin which is a 16-minute epic) but it would definitely be cool to see her live. She doesn’t do concert DVDs (as far as I can see) so most live footage I’ve seen have been shitty fan videos. I would want to hear harp live in action.

Green Day

This one is a little silly. I haven’t really loved Green Day in years. A lot of their songs have aged even if I do enjoy them from time to time. But I want to fulfill 12 year old me’s dream of seeing them in concert. I think it would definitely be a fun experience, they can put on a show.

Who Would I Not See Live?

I looked at my top artists on Last.fm and there are a couple of musicians who I love dearly but would probably be okay with not seeing them live.

DIR EN GREY is definitely one of those bands. While their music is banging, I’ve never liked watching their performances. If I had the chance to see them, I would do it but it’s definitely not pressing.

Utada Hikaru is another artist. I love her but she is definitely a studio artist and not really great at performing. Her voice is a bit weak and it doesn’t translate to great concerts. The Strokes is a band I wouldn’t see for a similar reason. Their concerts always seem really lacking in energy. Julian Casablancas has a great voice regardless but they’re usually just… Standing around on stage and engaging at all. They never seem like they’re having fun.

My friend asked me to go see Thrice with him this February (I said no, mostly because he lives all the way in Australia). It would be a lot of fun to see Thrice but I’m not that dedicated of a fan to do so. I only really like one of their albums. I don’t know much of their discography.

That being said, even if I wouldn’t go out of my way to see these artists live (I would fly to Japan to see L’Arc~en~Ciel if I have to), I would totally go see them if it wasn’t a hassle. Concerts are a lot of fun, even if you don’t really know the band well or at all. Here’s to hoping for more concert going in the future!

My Week in Music #3: 2018/10/19 - 2018/10/26

Oct 30, 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 19, 2018 to October 26, 2018

Top 10 Artists

Top 10 Artists

  1. Coheed and Cambria (-) Even though I’ve been making a conscious decision to not listen to as much Coheed and Cambria, I’m still listening to them quite a lot. They’re too good!

  2. Vitamin String Quartet (*) This came totally left field. I was looking for In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 on Spotify and then I found that this group covered the entire album. When I looked through their discography, they covered a lot of cool alternative/rock/indie bands from the early to mid 2000’s and I went on a huge nostalgia trip. It’s a shame they’re only a quartet, I feel like a lot of the songs would have benefited from an entire orchestra. But yeah. Would recommend.

  3. Green Day (+6) I have so much Green Day in my library, I never really noticed. Lately I’ve been putting my library on shuffle and just letting it ride out. Some songs don’t have a lot of draw for me anymore. But similar to last week, I am still rocking out to those American Idiot and Nimrod tunes.

  4. Thrice (*) Thrice is a long time favourite of mine. I saw one of my friends listening to them on Spotify one day and I just went back and listened to them on repeat for a couple of hours.

  5. Amy Winehouse (+2) I don’t know how I overlooked some of Amy’s songs. I still need to listen to her discography.

  6. My Chemical Romance (*) This is another case of putting my library on shuffle, I feel. I have so much My Chemical Romance. I’m like 99% sure I have their entire discography, bar B-sides and demos and concert versions.

  7. Eminem (*) This week has just been pure nostalgia. With Kamikaze coming out, I went on Spotify and saved all the Eminem songs I listened to back in the day. A lot of them from Encore. This was another case of library shuffle and the Spotify algorithm probably picking more Eminem songs because he’s popular.

  8. Alexisonfire (*) More nostalgia and more library shuffle! I didn’t notice a lot of Alexisonfire this week. But I do recall rocking out to We Are the Sound a couple of times whenever it came on. It’s hard not to.

  9. Joanna Newsom (*) The nostalgia trip never ends. It’s a shame that Joanna doesn’t put her music on Spotify. I have most of her discography anyway (Divers was the last album I bought) and I can listen to it offline on Spotify but it’s still a barrier.

  10. Mashrou’ Leila (*) Wow, more nostalgia. Mashrou’ Leila is definitely more recent in my music history but I haven’t picked them up in a couple of months and I totally forgot how they have a bunch of great bops.

Top 10 Albums

Top 10 Albums

  1. Coheed and Cambria — Vaxis I: The Unheavenly Creatures (-) I told myself not to overplay this album but I just can’t stay away from it. It’s a little weird how no tracks made it into my top 10 songs for this week but that might be a good thing.

  2. Coheed and Cambria — The Afterman: Ascension (+1) Domino never gets old for me. Every time I listen to it, I can see the music video play so clearly in my head.

  3. Thrice — Vheissu (*) Vheissu is easily my number one or number two favourite album of all time. There is no track in this album that I don’t like or will ever skip. It’s great from start to finish.

  4. Amy Winehouse — Back to Black (+2) Not much to say about this one. Just been listening to a couple of tracks on repeat.

  5. Coheed and Cambria — In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (-3) Definitely slowly winding down on the Coheed. Mostly just listening to A Favor House Atlantic.

  6. Coheed and Cambria — Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: Volume 1 (-2) Why is this album so good? Like, seriously. So many good songs on this album. But, still toning it down with the Coheed.

  7. Joanna Newsom — Ys (*) The only reason why Vheissu might be number two instead of number one is because of this album. I love this album. I think it is probably Joanna’s best album. It is a beautifull crafted piece of art. I love it.

  8. Coheed and Cambria — Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: Volume 2 (*) Was talking to my friend about a couple tracks from this album. It’s pretty underrated, I’m not sure why so many fans are “meh” about it.

  9. Protest the Hero — Fortress (*) I was looking for good study music but I didn’t want like strings or lo-fi beats so I tried looking up metal/rock study music. Thank god Protest the Hero released instrumentals for their songs. Surprisingly, a lot of them definitely sound a lot less energetic without vocals. What a difference it makes!

  10. Jeff Williams — RWBY Volume 1 Soundtrack (*) RWBY Volume 1 has arguably the best soundtrack in the entire series. This Will Be the Day, Gold, From Shadow, Mirror Mirror, Red Like Roses, I Burn, I May Fall, Wings,… There are way too many good songs on it. The only song that I don’t like from the soundtrack is probably Red Like Roses Part II (just kidding as I’m writing this I’m listening to it now and I like it).

Top 10 Songs

Top 10 songs

  1. Amy Winehouse — Tears Dry on Their Own (*) He walks away, the sun goes down, he takes the day but I’m grown. Oh Amy, thank you for gracing the world with your music. I really think this is a nice and hopeful song.

  2. Thank you Scientist — Feed the Horses (+7) Wow, this song went up from last week. It’s a good song but I’m not entirely sure why I keep listening to it as much as I have.

  3. Coheed and Cambria — Domino the Destitute (-1) This song is a banger. That is all.

  4. Coheed and Cambria — No World for Tomorrow (*) Probably the best song off of the album. Curse us, as god has. Amazing. I would love to hear this song live one day. There’s no world for tomorrow, if we wait for today. I remember talking about how In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 made me feel like a soldier marching into battle, this definitely takes that concept and amps it up a hundred times.

  5. Kero Kero Bonito — Only Acting (-5) Still a good song, just haven’t been listening to it as much. Time to queue it up.

  6. Sharon Van Etten — A Crime (+1) I hope I never grow tired of this song because it is beautiful.

  7. Coheed and Cambria — A Favor House Atlantic (-2) The other day I looked up the music video for this song. It is so ridiculous but hilarious. They definitely take a jab at Green Day with Claudio dressing up in Billie Joe’s trademark black button up and red tie, it’s so funny.

  8. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes — Neon Rust (*) I really need to listen to more of their songs because this is a really good song. I just love the atmosphere of the song. The melody in the beginning is really soothing and then it builds up to the chorus. It feels a little empty until the climax but it really releases all the tension in the song. So good.

  9. Joji — SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK (-5) Joji. Who hurt youuuuuuu??

  10. Coheed and Cambria — Crossing the Frame (*) Good jam. I’m spying on you Newoooo.

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.

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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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