Summertime is the perfect time of year for music. Not only are there festivals galore, but it’s prime time to drive around with the wind in your hair. I thought I’d do something a bit different today and share with you the music I can’t stop listening to this summer. It’s definitely an interesting mix – but yea, I’ve always been an odd duck when it comes to music. Basically, I like a bit of everything. *Except country, NO NO to any country!*
There’s also a mix between new and old. About a month ago I was out with friends and we started playing a bunch of nineties music at random. I forgot how much I loved Nirvana, Bush, The Smashing Pumpkins etc. back in the day. But, while their cds have been collecting dust all boxed up in the basement, I’ve moved on to other things. No more, I snatched up the mp3 albums of many of my classic favorites and they’ve been in heavy rotation since, especially whilst driving and working out. The Smashing Pumpkin’s 1979 has been on play around the clock. It’s literally the ideal song for driving in the summertime.
Ellie Goulding and Florence + the Machine remain the ultimate poolside music. This year I’ve also added Ms Mr to the mix. I totally forgot I had their mp3 album till I browsed passed it at random and now, I cannot stop listening! I’ve also recently discovered how great Christina Aguilera‘s Lotus album is for a day by the pool. To me, the ideal summer afternoon is lounging by the pool with magazines and music. What could possibly be better?
When I have to buckle down and work though, music does keep me going. While working/blogging I like something that’s upbeat but not overpowering. This summer I’ve really been enjoying The Fray‘s latest album. It’s a bit edgier for them and really good. Kodaline is obviously a highlight for many right now but I’ve also recently discovered a love for the Cary Brothers. I only vaguely knew of them but am now a solid fan. They’re a blend of the Lumineers and Kodaline combined. And of course, The Afters; who have the most upbeat summery music ever! I always forget about them until summer rolls around and I bust them back out. I literally don’t think I can frown while listening to them!
Last but not least, Arctic Monkeys have been big in all areas of life. Driving, by the pool, working out or just working…I bop to them basically nonstop. (I seriously didn’t plan for that to rhyme.) So, soooo good!
I’m going to shut up now before I literally ramble about music for days. There’s definitely an infinite number of favorites at any given time, but these are the greatest hits of my summer 2014! I hope you’re having as much fun listening to music this summer as I am!