Over the past months some really great albums have been popping up. This is so perfect right now because I am completely tired of listening to everything. Even my Spotify Fresh Gems play-list is starting to not seem so fresh! Even with some rotting play-lists, there have been albums that continue to play in my head even though I stopped listening. These are the albums that I really love to listen to, even if I overplay them. If you click on the album cover images you will be redirected to that album in Spotify!! Your welcome!
Tori Amos: Night of Hunters – This album grows on you like no album you have ever heard before. Tori takes classic pieces and transforms them into her very own special gem. Each song tells a story of lovers, family, and lost friends. It truly is an epic adventure told through they keys of Amos’s grand piano.
Brite Futures: Dark Past – If its a Monday morning and the five hour energy you took is doing nothing for you, then put on this album and dance in your office chair. Brite Futures is formally known as Natalie Portmans Shaved Head. Although they changed their wicked awesome name and dropped a member of the band, they still have sick poppy beats that will simply drain the negativity out of any day. To me, every song is a hit.
Le Tigre: Live EP – This EP is a pure diamond of a gem. Since Le Tigre went on hiatus in 2005 nothing has been going on with the group. This album has high energy funk riot grrl classics that will really get you going. Every song is a bit different from the original, which kind of helps release some of my Le Tigre cravings. Although its the same songs, it’s so lovely to hear that Le Tigre are still working to put out new things!
Miike Snow: Happy to You [Deluxe edition] – This album is visually stunning. With each song comes a very interesting point of view tied in with crazy stories of divorce, the end of the world, and aliens. Every song is its own entity and can move you with a sense of miraculous inspiration. Nothing compares to this groups uniqueness, and their high quality song writing and production skills.
Grimes : Visions – Speaking of uniqueness, Grimes has crossed uniqueness with quality and demands the opposite. It’s a very big contradiction between what most people would consider great music and bad music. You simply will like the album or you wont, but for some reason I just can stop listening to it. The music video for oblivion is a great starting point if your looking to get into something completely different from what you would typically listen to.
Santigold: Master of my Make Believe – WOW. That’s what this album is. I have been overly obsessed with Santigold, formally Santogold (name change due to legal reasons back in 2008). Every beat, every lyric, and every music video will bring you in and never let you go. There is everything from dance music to sick hip hop beats that will really get your mojo flowing out of control. Although this album just came out in the states, I see a very bright future for Santigold, it’s just a matter of if she wants it.
These albums are all amazing, and while I’m designing your graphics, creating your mobile applications, or even creating your website, I am totally listening to one of these albums most likely. These guys continuously inspire me to think better and inspire others.