99995Mary Without Sound
- Motion City Soundtrack
One of the tracks from this album that really cemented this band as one of my favourite of all time. The rawness of Justin's vocals along with the great guitars and drums really put me onto this one.
I just love the opening stanza as well
"Mary go round
I'd like to see you when the summer sun sets down
Straight from the pages into memories that hang around
I can't believe that there is nowhere you can go
and not be found without sound"
- Angels & Airwaves
I forget how much I listened to this band back in the day. I got onto the blink-182
train a little later than everyone else, being inclined to think I Miss You
were their best tracks (which they were). Of course, I bought We Don't Need to Whisper
blind, and subsequently had my face/brain/everything melted by the sheer power of Valkyrie Missile
. This one was just the kicker, using its war imagery and pounding drums to set the tone for the rest of the album.
99997Two Way Street
Got into Kimbra
through... Somebody That I Used to Know
? I think? Anyways I heard Cameo Lover
and immediately went out and bought the album, which was full of amazing individual songs such as this one, currently my favourite Kimbra song. Last time I remember getting full body shivers was seeing her perform this live at Groovin' the Moo with Matt Corby
! That was great.
How odd, another one out of 200+ songs left in my playlist! Seeing Kimbra open with this one at Groovin' the Moo was also great, her live band are freakin' awesome and they often do 3+ minute jams on the songs, making her live performances that much sweeter. Also, she's vocally and performance-wise perfect.
99999Take Me Anywhere
- Tegan and Sara
Oh wow, this is a nice one. How on earth did I get into these guys? I think it had something to do with last.fm, or maybe another band's recommendation? Fell in love with The Con
and this one was just the perfect complement to it. All of the songs on this album are lovely pop-synth-songs, with just the right amount of harmonies and heart.
Here we go!!