Okay, I was going to do this all at one time, but it would probably take far too long, so I'll split it into a few parts...
This will mainly be a discussion on the whys and whatfors of my listening habits in the last 3 months and how it compares with my overall listening habits. A justification, if you will.
Let's start at20: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
- 59 plays (22nd overall)
Now, being as BRMC had a new album out recently (Baby 81
) 59 plays isn't really that many, especially as I enjoyed it a lot more than their last effort (Howl
). When you consider that of those 59 plays most of them have been my faves from the first 2 albums (B.R.M.C.
, Take Them On, On Your Own
), it seems even stranger.
What seems stranger to me is that they don't even appear in the overall top 20. Thinking about it, I've come to the reasoning that BRMC are one of the bands that I enjoy far more live than on record. Which is lucky, as living in London, we get a lot of opportunities to see them play live - this Wednesday (Somerset House
) will be the 9th, I believe.
Lets move on.18: Faith No More
- 65 plays each (39th and 51st overall)
Faith No More first. Now, I had a copy of King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime
quite a few years ago on tape from my friend Jonathan. I must have listened to it quite a bit back in the day, but sort of stopped when I didn't have a tape player no more. So recently I picked this up for £5 when browsing in Fopp. Quite possibly the best value album I ever bought. I'm really enjoying discovering this one all over again. And I recently picked up Angel Dust
(also for £5 in Fopp), so I'm sure FNM will be climbing higher in the overall charts.
Now Idlewild. I saw these guys open for Pearl Jam at Wembley
recently, and was really impressed. So my bro gave me a few of their albums, including their latest Mak Another World (which is still named wrongly here, Last.fm!! - Make a New World
). And I'm even more impressed. These guys will I'm sure rise higher in the overall.17: Tenacious D
- 68 listens (20th overall)
And all from one album, too (minus the skits)! Let's face it, lines like "My Kielbasa sausage has just got to perform" and the Karate
track will never get old. Maybe. It's a comedy album that happens to have good tunes too. As to why it's so high in the last 3 months? No idea!16: Queen
- 70 listens (34th overall)
Another entry based on just one album - Sheer Heart Attack
. After many, many years apart, I've been getting right back into Queen. I have to say, of the albums I had when I was younger, I must have listened to Hot Space
the most, but these days Sheer Heart Attack is sounding better than ever. Especially Brighton Rock
- what a phenomenal album opener! And Flick of the Wrist
! Brilliant! These tracks especially should be much higher up in the Queen Top Tracks charts.
Okay, it's 1am, so that's enough for today. Countdown will continue soon... Stay tuned folks!