Albums Matter

As I am still having Grammys-hangover…

And as Prince says…

Now I simply want to share the two albums that I’ve been listening to.


1. English Rain by Gabrielle Aplin

I’ve been listening to English Rain since December 2014. And I simply can’t stop. Her single Please Don’t Say You Love Me is all over the radio and I always always always sing along to it.

Basically, for me, English Rain is simple and familiar. It is exactly what I expect from an English singer. Aplin‘s voice and music really take me back to those rainy days in London, walking from my flat to the tube station.

And the fact that Aplin is very young (as young as my little sister!) just blew me away. It proves that live is not fair, indeed. How can this talented girl be that young and already climbing the success ladder? *sigh*

Anyway, I love Please Don’t Say You Love Me and all, but my favourite song in the album is actually called Home. The song Home was my turning point. I still remember that moment when I listened to Home while driving home and thought, “damn! This is good!” Anyways, nuff said. Home is on Youtube (yeay!), but seriously, listen to the whole album. It’s GREAT!


2. Morning Phase by Beck

Okay. I admit it: I’m super behind. I just listened the whole album after it won Album of the Year at the Grammys. Honestly, when Beck went up to the stage to receive the award for Best Rock Album, there was only one thing in my mind: “Beck is still making music?” I know. I am lame. Deal with it.

Yeah, unfortunately, I have never kept up with Beck’s music. When I was younger, I honestly did not understand his music. I thought it was boring.

And because I’m currently being frank about my terrifying taste in music, I might as well confess that I never thought that I would like Morning Phase this much. I mean, I listened to the whole album just out of curiosity. I wanted to know the kind of album that won Album of the Year at the 2014 Grammys. Turns out, I’m liking it. A lot.

Wait. Scratch that. Considering that I go to sleep listening to the album and then put it back on first thing in the morning, I think I’m loving it. It’s relaxing but it also makes me think. It’s a mixture of serenity and complexity – and I wish I know how to express myself better!

However, I haven’t decide my favourite song yet. Heck, I don’t have to. They’re all GOOD! Beck has a BeckVevo channel on Youtube and some of the songs from the album are there. Here’s a really good one called Heart is a Drum.


Now I’m ready to seize the day! Good music – packed in good albums – always make me happy.


What is on your mind?