this does not ever get old
Ooh, right in the feels! Captivating. My body and ears are ready for the new Lykke Li album.
"Do I Wanna Know?" by Arctic Monkeys
I mentioned my love of this song at the end of last year, and it seems that my adoration has only grown! That perfect “constantly on the cusp of TRY…in’ to kiss you” moment gets me so good. The last chorus and the high then deep background vocals that emphasize the “if this feeling flows both ways/was sort of hoping that you’d stay” line also deserve an award.
The album this song comes from, AM, is chock full of delicious moments - especially the end of “Knee Socks,” when the background vocals (by Josh Homme) wail, sigh, and weave in and out of the mix. Oh and “Arabella” features my fave lyrics of 2013: “My days end best when the sunset gets itself / Behind that little lady sitting on the passenger side / It’s much less picturesque without her catching the light / The horizon tries but it’s just not as kind on the eyes.”
Idk I’m just full of music feels tonight I guess.
And now for two songs that have been giving me life recently. First, “Hung Up”!
"Hung Up" by Madonna
It’s been a while since I listened to this and its glorious parent album, Confessions on a Dance Floor. A couple of days ago I was walking on campus as I started listening to my COAD playlist, and felt an almost physical thrill when the drums and bass slammed in. To this day I always listen out for the background accents in the first “time goes by so slowly” bridge - first the deeper-toned cymbal, then the hi-hat hit after the second “slowly.” It’s those little touches that make “Hung Up” and COAD such a beautiful listening experience.
This song. This song. It gives me all the best musical feels.
The amazing Tom Baker is 80 today (January 20, 2014)! ♥ ♥ ♥
(Scanned this pic from an old special edition of Doctor Who Magazine. Accurate caption is accurate!)
Tom Baker. Just… aw. ♥
Into the Blue Single Cover (January 27)