Well, 2009 has been filled with all kinds of ups and down, but as I struggle to make a ‘Driving CD’ for my little Ron Burgundy - that‘s my purple car if you‘re not down with the kids - I decided it was time to make a list of the albums which I’ve just been listening to over and over this year.
Whilst some of you might agree, some might think I’ve got a rubbish taste in music, and some might think that I’ve left the best band on the planet (who just so happen to be your favourite) out.
But below are the albums which I’ve added to my iTunes over the past 9 months, and which have had at least one song played every working day since their addition. Now that’s a record.
New Found Glory - Not Without A Fight
New Found Glory pretty much shaped my teenage years, and I have a lot of time for their music, regardless of the fact that my musical tastes have changed saince I was in high school. I still love a good karaoke version of Aqua’s Barbie Girl from time to time though.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who can count Sticks And Stones as the soundtrack to many a night sat on a field drinking Lambrini with your close friends, but this album hasn’t stuck to the 2002 style the band won me over with.
Whilst they still sound like NFG, they’ve matured and change with the times, not ‘sold out’ mind you, and here they’ve delivered an album which - hopefully - will be the soundtrack to fifteen year olds everywhere this weekend, because if they’re listening to Gaga, there really isn’t any hope for them music-wise.
FemaleFirst - Ruth Harrison
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