My music taste has change quite a bit during my life. Even now I can listen to numerous amounts of different genres and I pretty much like almost all of them (the few exceptions being house and techno music). Because of this there are not many songs or albums that I listen to for more than a couple of months. I either listen to them too much to the point where I just can’t listen to it one more time (anyone else has this problem of over-playing a song?) or I just forget about it eventually because I find something else. But during all this there are 3 albums that I keep coming back to and which I just can’t seem to get enough of.
Ever since I discovered Lana del Rey about 5 years ago I have been completely in love with her music. I think the first song I discovered by her was ‘National Anthem’. She starts the song by portraying Marilyn Monroe and singing Happy Birthday to the president, which she does acapella. From that moment I just fell in love with her voice. It’s very deep but incredibly soft and kinda sensual at the same time. Since then I started listening to so many of her other songs, like ‘summertime sadness’ (which is me and my boyfriend’s song actually, y’ know like ‘our’ song. Cheesy, but true and I like it). I also loved ‘video games’ and ‘ride’ and soon bought a piano book so I could play all of the songs of the born to die paradise album. Then last year she finally dropped a new album. In our lives came Lust for Life, the most beautiful album she ever did make. (If you ask me anyway). This is by far my favourite album of her, I listened to it for like a month straight, barely listening to anything else. Thankfully my boyfriend is also a big fan of Lana del Rey, ’cause if not we might have had problems. My favourite song of them all is Tomorrow never came, which she sang with Sean Otto Lennon. She sung quite a few duettes for this album, but this one really stood out to me. I think the lyrics are brilliant and their voices simply work amazingly together.
I bet everyone can remember the big, nay HUGE build up and hype that came around this album when it debuted last year. Before this album I was never a huge fan of Ed Sheeran. I really liked his music but I didn’t listen to him all the time or anything. I didn’t even know he was coming out with another album until he basically blew up the internet. Of course I had to go listen and I was trapped immediately. Every single song on this album is just amazing. Just like Lust for Life I listened to this album for weeks on end without ever getting tired of it. And I’m still not. I still love it as much as the first day I listened to it, the only difference now is that I can sing the lyrics at the top of my voice together with Ed. I couldn’t pick just one favourite so I have two. The first one probably comes as no surprise, ‘Supermarket Flowers’. Again, the lyrics are genius and so emotionally loaded, and he sings it with just as much emotion as it deserves. The second song is Happier. I particularly love singing along to this one (because he kind of exactly sings it one octave lower than my voice).
After the last two albums this may come a little bit as a surprise (or maybe not, you tell me). If you know me just a little bit, you will know that I am a total Harry Potter fan (freak). I absolutely love the books, the movies, I love everything about it. If there’s an expo or Harry Potter in concert (which I went to the third movie just last week and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G) I will be there. Well, you get how much of a fan I am right? I find the very best thing about the movies to be the music. The way the music is composed so perfectly for every scene and every note is thought of so it resonates exactly with the movie. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 is my favourite of all the films of the franchise and that’s probably partly also because of the music. Alexander Desplat came on board for the last two films and let me tell you, he did an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G job (yes sorry, again, amazing spelt that way, but is definitely perfectly fitting in both places). If you’ve never watched the last Harry Potter film than go and do that quickly! And if you’ve watched the film but never listened to this album outside of it, go do that quickly!! I love classical music as long as it’s not boring or weird, but this is definitely the album I go to most if I want to listen to classical music. My favourite song has to be Lily’s theme. Not just because of the music itself, but also for what it represents in the movie. The music seriously encompasses everything that happens regarding that theme.