Decade wrap-up

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”



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.

Tokio Hotel – “Dream Machine”

Tokio Hotel released their 5th album more than a month ago and toured European clubs, including Warsaw. Unfortunately I was unable to see them live once again, so I’ll focus on the record itself. This is definitely their best record yet.


For many fans a change in style of their favorite band is unacceptable. This is why musicians often put out records to please the audience, not to follow their own paths. For Tokio Hotel it was just one way ticket. Bill and Tom opened up about their LA escape, after thy got ripped off the last drop of privacy. What’s sad is, their music wasn’t taken under account anymore, people were more interested in their private lives.

After 6 years, hiatus, one album, solo projects and finding themselves all over again, Tokio Hotel released a masterpiece, an album they were dreaming of. It’s not a pop-rock record anymore. This album is well thought, takes you on a journey inside not just Tokio Hotel’s minds, but also your own.

First single, Something New, released on December 23rd 2016, gathered great reviews, followed by angry fans, pointing out controversial images in the music video.  Yes, there are naked body parts covered in sand, but it’s really a bed time story in comparison to 30 Seconds to Mars’ Hurricane.

Second single, What if, was released just 5 days later, December 29. It was definitely a good call for Tokio Hotel, song is catchy, the video is simple, yet, pleasant to watch over and over again. No controversy here.

As for the rest of the album, anyone, fan or not, will fall for at least one song. Vocals are electrifying, going from low to high pitches. From catchy songs like What if, Boy don’t cry, As young as we are and Dream Machine, to heartbreaking ballads like Easy or Stop, babe.

A song called Better stands out lyrically, mainly because of the word “better” sang exactly 71 times (yes, I counted it. Thanks Sputnik Music). It’s still less than work in Rihanna’s Work. 

As for me, a long time fan of the band, this record is their best yet, Tokio Hotel is not 15 anymore, what can be heard all over the album.


Songs of 2016

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


Tokio Hotel “Kings of Suburbia”


Today’s post will be compatible with the mood I am currently in and the record I’m obsessed with. Well, one of two records actually, but one step at a time.


I’ve been a (huge) fan of Tokio Hotel, as I was growing up, their music helped me on so many levels. When they announced a short break, I thought, OK, no biggie, they’ll be back with something new before I know it. But the hiatus lasted 5 years. I was a bit angry, a bit disappointed and finally gave up hope completely. When they actually recorded a whole new album, I was scared to listen to it. Maybe I wanted to believe, they left me, when I needed them, like old friends or loved ones. I was scared, because I knew, they will make me feel like this sad little girl I once was. But when I pressed play for the first time, I was somewhere I’ve never been before. Somewhere I felt safe, where I could cry my broken heart out, heal it and be back on my feet again. It’s mature, sophisticated and the electro-elements match vocal and instruments, creating this special sound. I can safely say, it’s their best record so far.

As for my top 5 songs from this album:

Stormy weather

Run run run

Great day


The Heart Get No Sleep