So, I like music.
Let me rephrase, I LOVE music.
I inherited my love of music from Dad. From an early age, he would sit me and my sister down, play classical music and explain what it was trying to portray. He would also play music when we went on long car journeys (nearly all my extended family live in England so that was frequent). In addition to this, He also leads the singing in the church we attend so, I think it’s fair to say music has played quite a big part in my life.
Over the years, my music taste has developed into quite an eclectic mix. Here are just some of musicians and bands that I either have very strong memories of or that I have grown to love over the years (and yes I will be listening to each of them as I write their section)
First on the list is the first band that I ever followed or even knew about…
- S Club 7
This an excellent gauge for how I’ve always loved music. They broke up in April 2003… I was 5 years old. Generally, I’m not a fan of pop music but that doesn’t matter. They will always have a place in my heart.
Next up is a band I may end up writing a whole post about each of their albums because I can say so much about their music.
I love Coldplay. My first memories of Coldplay are listening to the album X and Y while driving through Bristol city centre at night on our way to stay with family. Their first few albums are by far my favourite albums of all time. I’m not such a fan of their more recent stuff but some of it is good. Nothing beats original Coldplay.
- Bastille and Of Monsters and Men
These two go together because Bad Blood and My Head Is An Animal where the first ever albums I owned. I got them as birthday presents from my mum and dad and since then they have been used to death (I can sing them both back to back without any help)
And finally, my guilty pleasure
- Taylor Swift
Stop judging me.
There’s literally nothing about her music that would make you say ‘Oh, I think Abi would like this’. She sings mostly pop and country both of which I dislike and Her songs are generally sappy love songs which I dislike. But despite all this, I still love her music. I think its testament to just how well written they are that even someone like myself would listen to songs such as Love Story and 22 and enjoy them.
I could probably write a book about my favourite music and why I like it. These are just a few of the more significant ones.
Also there’s a good chance that I’m going to write many more in depth posts about each of my favourite bands/genre’s/song and how I’m obsessed with learning to play musical instruments, so be prepared.