I’ve compiled a list of my heavily rotated artists on Spotify, and I’ve listed below my most played albums. If you know me, you know I love my Pop, Nu Metal, Orchestral, Indie, Grunge and Hip Hop, but ESPECIALLY my Emo / Pop Punk / Punk Rock! I couldn’t be on a broader spectrum if I tried, and because of that, this list is a little bit all over the place, but I love it all the same.
Paramore : All We Know Is Falling
I couldn’t write this list without starting with my favourite band of all time. Over the years, their style has changed A LOT, but I’ll always love their first 3 albums the most – All We Know Is Falling (2005), Riot (2007) and Brand New Eyes (2009). I really enjoyed when they released their 2013 self-titled album, but it’s where I started feeling a huge shift in their style and I’ve always fallen back to their older music. It’s so hard to pick a favourite album, but All We Know Is Falling has a special place in my heart, for sure.
Ariana Grande : thank u, next
Ahhh. My kryptonite. Ariana’s music has ALWAYS been on my playlists, and I’m always hopping on her new music as soon as it’s released. She has one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard, and although her main genres are Pop and Contemporary R&B, I love how she subtly interlinks so many other genres throughout her albums. I love all 5 of her studio albums, but thank u, next (2019) is just so easy to listen to, I could have it playing on repeat all day. She’s definitely one to watch.
You Me At Six : Take Off Your Colours
The first time I was introduced to You Me At Six, I was 17 years old. Their 2009 studio album Take Off Your Colours has been included in pretty much every playlist I’ve made since, and songs from this album often pop into my head without warning. It’s by far my favourite of the band’s albums and I’ll be listening to it for years to come.
K.Flay : Every Where Is Somewhere
I was introduced to this artist almost four years ago, and I have not stopped listening to her since. Every Where Is Somewhere (2017) is an incredibly addictive album and brings such a fresh sound to the forefront. She’s so clever with her lyrics and writes them in such a way that draws me in with every song and always leaves me hungry for more!
The Pretty Reckless : Light Me Up
I’ve loved this alt-rock album since its release in 2010 – and I always come back to it! Taylor Momsen’s vocals are so rough and beautiful and are (literally) music to my ears. I’ve always loved the dark side to her lyrics and I feel as though they are a huge part of the personality and image she created with the band, for the band. I’ve enjoyed their newer albums, but Light Me Up will always be my favourite.
Florence + The Machine : Lungs
Finally, we have the amazing Lungs album, released in 2009, which has been 10 years ago already ! I listened to this album on repeat for weeks on end from when I first heard it and it was one of the first albums I bought for my iPod Nano (back in the day). There’s something about Florence’s voice that’s so raw that gripped me with every track I listened to, and to this day I feel the same chills I first had when I listen to her sing.
What are YOUR favourite albums? Let me know in the comments! – S.G. x