Dear John

Today’s Taylor Swift Tuesday Song of the Day is Dear John!

This song was written about Taylor’s ex boyfriend John Mayer and is the longest track on the album Speak Now.

Listen to it Here!

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Vinyl Fever

So my brand new spanking Audiotechnica LP60 Record player has. Officially. Arrived.

Its probably like the greatest thing to have come into my life. I was looking for a record player that played decently well and was relatively cheap as well, and the audiotechnica did just that–It was a perfect fit.

My generation really lost out. The sound quality from a CD or a digital download cannot compare to the sound a vinyl record produces. I have my player hooked up to an Itunes speaker through an aux cord. This is the same speaker that I us to listen to all my digital tracks and you can just hear the difference.

The vinyl produces a much deeper, more rich, and a lot more clear sound quality. It sounds more like you’re in the studio listening to the music being recorded than listening to it in your bedroom. My goal now is to just get every single album I own on CD on vinyl, as well as a few more that I don’t-basically I just want to own everything on vinyl.

Pictures to come very soon!

 

Wonderland

Today’s Taylor Swift Tuesday Song of the Day is Wonderland!

This song is a bonus track on her album 1989. It makes many references to Alice in Wonderland with lyrics such as “Falling down rabbit holes” and “Cheshire cat smile”

You can listen to it here, unfortunately for this song I could not find the original version on Youtube, so this one is pitched. If you wanna here the actual song, I strongly suggest that you buy the album and listen to this and all the other great tracks! 🙂

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New Playlist-This is Probably the Only Place the Gallagher Brothers Can Get Along

Check out my new playlist This is Probably the Only Place the Gallagher Brothers Can Get Along on Spotify!

If you know anything about the breakup of the 90s early 2000s band Oasis, you know that it did not end well between Liam and Noel Gallagher. So, I created this playlist with a lot of the music they’ve made public to the world whether it was made together or made separately; this playlist is a place for all of their music.

~Aly~

Music Binge

Ive been on a music binge lately.

I just got a record player and some new records (such as a brand new, never before opened Foo Fighters vinyl for twelve flipping dollars! twelve dollars! It was there newest album too!! And I got it for twelve freaking dollars! Let it be known if you want good vinyls for cheap check out Half Price Books, they have great deals)

I got a guitar that Im going to learn to play

and there has just been a ton of new songs that Ive been listening too, I have never been so excited about music.

I couldn’t pick a song to write about this week because Ive been listening to just so many good ones, so heres a quick list of some of the newest songs Ive been listening too.

1) Cigarette Daydreams by Cage the Elephant

I really love the soft instruments and Matthew Shultz’s soothing voice. This song feels like one of those songs that you slow dance to in your kitchen at midnight (really specific, but I needed to get the idea across). I especially like the acoustic guitar, it feels separate from the vocals and the other instrumentals; I think that is what makes the song so emotional and slow is the separated acoustic guitar because it draws your attention to its self and you just kind of feel the music.

2) Can’t Help Falling in Love By Haley Reinhart

Okay first things first, if you’re going to listen to this version, you better listen to the original by Elvis. So, click that link before you are even done reading this paragraph.

Okay here’s why I decided to recommend this one over the original, which I love by the way Elvis Presley is always good; but I think Reinhart conveys just a teensy bit more emotion in her version. The piano as the sole instrument invokes emotion in the listener and it causes you to focus on her vocals. I love the instrumentals in Elvis’ version, but I also think they are a bit distracting. Reinhart’s voice I think lingers just a little bit longer which I think adds to emotionalness of the song.

Nothing wrong with Elvis’ version, I love it just as much, but I just think Reinhart’s version really gets across that lovey-dovey feeling of the song a teensy bit better.

3) Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

There’s more than a few versions of this song, but I really like Jeff Buckley’s version. I think, just as Reinhart does, Buckley focuses more on putting the emotion into his singing and I like that a lot. I think that the sadness in the lyrics really comes out with Buckley’s voice. The singular guitar also doesn’t distract from the vocals, if anything they do a fantastic job emphasizing them.

4) The Scientist by Coldplay

Lots of lovey dovey songs this week. Again, Coldplay does the singular instrument when they want to really emphasize Chris Martin’s voice. However, as the song progresses more instruments and vocals join Martin and the piano, which I think makes it feel like the song is leading up to this grand ending, but there isn’t one. Which is think is beautifully symbolic because the song is about an ending relationship; one of those earth shattering, heart wrenching, you feel like you wont ever love anyone else like that ever again relationships that everyone has or will have in their lifetime. There isn’t this grand resolution that the listener is searching for, the two people don’t ever rectify things, just like the song, their relationship just ends, and you’re left with all of these inexplicable emotions. That’s probably the number one reason I love this song; the amount of symbolism seems almost uncanny.

5) You Know We Can’t Go Back by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

This love song has more of a faster pace to it; don’t worry no more slow heart break romance songs that you all secretly love. Don’t lie to yourselves.

This song is more about two lovers leaving their small town for some reason that is a mystery to me. Whatever the reason is they cant go back, but its okay they have each other–reminds me of Mal and Dom’s little train saying from Inception– I freaking love the beat to this song. Its steady, upbeat, well played, just great, I love it. Noel Gallagher’s voice? Well he definitely should have gotten some more time as a lead vocalist on Oasis, but then again, Oasis might have had a much shorter life if Liam had to share his centre stage with Big Brother Noel. But seriously, Noel’s voice gives me chills, especially on this song. His voice mashes perfectly with the instrumentals and it just sounds good. I cant explain it you, you just have to listen to it yourself.

 

 

Holy Ground

Today’s Taylor Swift Tuesday Song of the Day is Holy Ground!

This song is the 11th track on the album RED. It is rumored that Swift wrote this song about her relationship with Joe Jonas.

I dont know about you, but I always smile when I listen to this song.

Listen to it here!

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