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#25: Kate Havnevik – You (193 plays)
Another one of the exceptional women with a permanent corner of their own in my music-loving heart. I like You much better than Melankton, I guess. I’m only sorry it’s so short.
Feelings: lot of sun, trains, spring
Best song: Happy Sad
#24: Shinedown – Amaryllis (195 plays)
As I mentioned earlier, a huge discovery of 2012. Honestly, I am quite surprised this album is not higher in the charts but that’s only a matter of the near future…
Feelings: this autumn, first floor at my university department, an uncomfortable feeling of meeting my ex-crush
Best song: Nowhere Kids
#23: Two Steps from Hell – Dynasty (196 plays)
One huge TSFH album where you just press play and it plays for hours…
Best song: Dragon Rider
#22: Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (206 plays)
I commented on Stronger earlier but only now, searching for the song I’d call “the best” I realized how much I can’t listen to this album anymore because it’s been with me in some considerably troubled and emotional times. I dare myself to re-listen to Stronger on January 1.
Best song: I Forgive You
#21: Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Trip the Light Fantastic (207 plays)
When I need some early summer 2012 feelings, I know I should play this album.
Feelings: Phonetics exam, my mind which rebels at studying (which causes me to play If I Can’t Dance, New York City Lights and China Heart over and over again)
Best song: If I Can’t Dance
#20: Embassy of Silence – Euphorialight (221 plays)
In spite of my feelings, I just found Antler Velvet didn’t make it to the Top 25 (being on #30).
Feelings: university cafeteria (especially the bathroom, don’t ask me why)
Best song: I Ride Alone
#19: Ella Fitzgerald – The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books (225 plays)
I love close harmony but at the same time I can’t deny Ella belongs to the library of every person who claims they like jazz. I grew up listening to Ella and it’s fascinating to finally know what she’s singing about.
Feelings: me being carried away by the lyrics of Miss Otis Regrets
Best song: Miss Otis Regrets
#18: Sophie Ellis Bextor – Make a Scene (226 plays)
I just found that I can’t really say much about this album (for an unknown reason). Most of the songs are very good, maybe there are more of them than on Trip the Light Fantastic.
Feelings: the first time I heard this album (express train home)
Best song: Revolution
#17: Niyaz – Sumud (236 plays)
It’s true that it took me one or two listens to get into it but I don’t regret. Azam’s voice is one of the most beautiful and soothing ones I know and here she proves it again.
Feelings: me listening to this album on a terribly warm afternoon with the sun shining on me like crazy
Best song: Arzusun
#16: Ingrid Michaelson – Human Again (244 plays)
Ingrid’s awesome childishness once again impressed me very deeply.
Feelings: a journey by bus to the shopping center on a sunny Sunday
Best song: Do It Now
#15: In This Moment – Blood (248 plays)
I loved Blood when it first came out. Then I found that the album version of the song is slightly different and I had problems accepting the “new” version. It was kinda funny…
Feelings: connected to writing
Best song: The Blood Legion
#14: Caro Emerald – Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor (248 plays)
Also known as one of the most problematic album titles ever. I was so happy to discover yet another contemporary artist who loves sweet jazz. I’m looking forward to hearing more of this wonderful Dutch lady.
Feelings: walking home from a bus stop (and others related to buses and my hometown’s train station)
Best song: Absolutely Me
#13: Delain – We Are the Others (262 plays)
They keep getting better; I can’t help thinking so since I first heard April Rain.
Feelings: cleaning my room in early summer; finding out the albums awesome at the first listen
Best song: Are You Done with Me
#12: Two Steps from Hell – Archangel (263 plays)
It’s better than Invincible, I must say.
Feelings: however long I have known this album, it reminds me of a walk I made just recently; funny…
Best song: United We Stand – Divided We Fall (said Abraham Lincoln)
#11: Lacuna Coil – Dark Adrenaline (266 plays)
As I said earlier: I am very glad they moved into different direction (again), away from Shallow Life.
Feelings: changing bed sheets while listening to Trip the Darkness shortly after I finished reading Pride and Prejudice (God, this sounds so awkward…)
Best song: Trip the Darkness
#10: Figure and Groove Music – Ultimate Tension and Drama (270 plays)
71 tracks, 1:30 each. But all the same, this is one of the better trailer albums.
#9: Smosh – If Music Were Real (270 plays)
If this is the sound of music not being real (likely) I am glad that sometimes I can just escape to the land of where music is, well, Smosh.
Feelings: multiple bus rides I took while silently laughing at the lyrics
Best song: Legend of Zelda Rap
#8: Tonight Alive – What Are You So Scared Of? (280 plays)
Feelings: all earlier mentioned important journeys during summer holidays / September; especially that one time I was standing at a train station at half past 9 p.m. and it was both a cold and a very creepy experience
Best song: Breaking & Entering
#7: Fall Out Boy – Folie à Deux (282 plays)
One of the best albums ever. You can tell by listening to it over and over and having a crush on all the songs.
Feelings: shit, a bus ride again
Best song: Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet
#6: Burton Music – Movie Mania (293 plays)
Some nice 60 tracks going under one album of this absolutely unknown studio.
#5: Nightwish – Imaginaerum (305 plays)
The same as with FOB; listening over and over, loving every song (including Scaretale).
Feelings: me being lost in a park in Nottingham; Oxford—house full of uber intelligent graduates and post-graduates; that one Welsh guy with long blond curly hair (so pathetic…)
Best song: don’t make me…
#4: Lana del Rey – Born to Die (323 plays)
Everything connected to Lana in my life is just so random. Almost as random as the chorus of Diet Mountain Dew.
Feelings: a springtime walk while silently singing along
Best song: Radio
#3: X-Ray Dog – Dog Eat Dog (326 plays)
As I said, nothing beats this album.
Feelings: connected to dusting and vacuuming in my room
Best song: Fangs
#2: Smosh – Sexy Album (341 plays)
Feelings: same as with If Music Were Real
Best song: My Fanny Pack, bitches!
#1: Two Steps from Hell – Dreams & Imaginations (452 plays)
No wonder considering how huge this album is.
Feelings: lying around, listening
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