It’s 2020, if you haven’t noticed yet and what better way to kick off new year and new decade by writing a totally cliche decade wrap-up post. I know, what you’re all thinking, another one of those weird posts, filled with Spotify links and playlists. I did consider it for a while and then it hit me. I wanted to do something different, reaching the depths of my memory, focusing on the albums that kind of shaped each year of the last decade for me. It doesn’t mean I only listen to one album the whole year, I’m not a freak, but those are just he reminders of how I felt back then.
Linkin Park “A Thousand Suns”
Panic! At the Disco “Vices and Virtues”
The Wombats “The Wombats proudly present… This Modern Glitch”
Linkin Park “LIVING THINGS”
Two Door Cinema Club “Beacon”
Bring Me The Horizon “Sempiternal”
Kodaline “In A Perfect World”
Tom Odell “Long Way Down”
Bastille “All this bad blood”
Biffy Clyro “Opposites”
Royal Blood “Royal Blood”
Amber Run “5AM”
Sleeping at last “Space”
Bring Me The Horizon “That’s the spirit”
Marilyn Manson “The Pale Emperor”
Biffy Clyro “Ellipsis”
Elliphant “Living Life Golden”
Enter Shikari “The Spark”
Tokio Hotel “Dream Machine”
Mike Shinoda “Post Traumatic”
Bring Me The Horizon “amo”
Badflower “OK, I’M SICK”
I could explain, why each and every album I’ve listed is still very close to my heart, but we would be here until next year, trust me. If you fancy, take a listen, all of the listed albums hold a special place in my heart. And if you fancy sharing your own list, just let me know.
This year was like a crazy roller-coaster, giving the lemons and when you tried to make a lemon juice out of it, it splashed into your eyes. Yes, we did it, we managed to survive. We have lost idols, the war took a lot of lives and it seems like the world is crushing all around us. There’s silver lining – music.
To end this year with a positive post, I will just drop the ten of my favorite songs of 2016.
10. Bring me the horizon – Follow you
9. Panic at the disco – Don’t threaten me with a good time
8. Billy – Love don’t break me
7. Elliphant – Where is Home
6. Bastille – Send them Off!
5. Daughter – No care
4. You me at six – Swear
3. Zara Larsson – Ain’t my fault
2. Biffy Clyro – Howl
1. Mo – Final Song
Since this year was really tough, I have a couple more songs to share with you.
Biffy Clyro – Rearange
Mo – Drum
Major Lazer – Cold water
Tokio Hotel – Something new
Elliphant – Hit and Run
Tove Lo – Cool Girl
The 1975 – The Sound
Almost a year before the the release of Death of the Bachelor (January 15, 2016), the world got to know five new songs by Panic at the Disco. LA Devotee was the first promotional single, released worldwide on November 26 2015, making it the last sneak peak before the album premiere. And I have to say, this is by far one of my favorite songs from this album.
The song’s inspiration derives from Urie’s passion for the city of Los Angeles and is about someone who has fallen in love with L.A. and will stop at nothing to survive and succeed in the city.
I’m sensing this years trend with occultism, possession and shit scary stories in music following the popular/new TV series. I’m talking specifically about American Horror Story, Salem, Stranger Things and Dead of Summer.
Picture of a demon was previously used by Brandon more than a year ago in Emperor’s New Clothes, released on September 1, 2015.
Today’s great premiere of Panic! At the Disco’s new single Hallelujah got me caught up on listening and watching it for hours. Try it once and you gonna do the same, promise.
First lets talk about the lyrics. Brendon is married, so he knows what he’s talking about. Leaving is easy when you screw things up, but love is not some fairy tale with a dreamy ending.
I was drunk and it didn’t mean a thing
Stop thinking about
The bullets from my mouth
I love the things you hate about yourself
And the video? A tetris alike castle full of labyrinths and moving floors. It perfectly suits the lyrics, as it shows the truth, that it’s always hard to try again and overcome your fears. Especially when it comes to relationships.
No one wants you when you have no heart and
I’m sitting pretty in my brand new scars and
You’ll never know if you don’t ever try again
So let’s try