songs of the week // what I listened to on my blog break

Hello everyone 💥 I hope everyone had a wonderful fourth of July. Today I’m showing off what I was listening to while I was away:

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Buried Alive // Logic

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Like Whoa // Logic

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Hallelujah // Logic

Logic has been heavy in my rotation since the fall. I feel like no matter what he makes is so damn good! Mixtapes, albums – they’re all catchy with great meaning / hooks. I’ve listed my favorites from each of his albums.

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Blue by You // Turnstile

Hardcore is another genre I got super into as well in the fall of last year. I love both punk & metal so it’s no surprise this hybrid of the two fell into my lap. Turnstile is easily my favorite I’ve found so far, but I also enjoy Knocked Loose & Code Orange.

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Saturnalia // Marilyn Manson

Growing up, I was the kid who made fun of the goth kids, (because I secretly wanted to be one but was too worried about what others thought of me) but here I am at 23 obsessed with the new Manson record. This record started coming up on Spotify’s Slipknot radio & the more I heard, the more I couldn’t get enough.

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Froot // Marina & the Diamonds

Marina used to be one of my faves in high school & after listening to her again in recent months, I remember why. Her voice & overall aesthetic makes her one of the most unique of our generation. She also announced on Twitter this week she is releasing a new album in the fall!

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Lonely // Demi Lovato

Demi is forever my favorite. I have been a fan of her since seeing her on tour with the Jonas Brothers in 2008 & at times, it feels like I’ve grown up with her. Her music has always spoken to me. I felt a little less alone after watching Simply Complicated & seeing her go through some issues similar to my own. I only recently listened to Tell Me You Love Me & I can’t lie, I’m kicking myself. This project is easily her best album. I always look forward to what Demi has in store but I can’t help but predict that her next record will be even better than TMYLM.

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Broken Clocks // SZA

2017 was an awesome year for new artists & SZA was just one of the artists who got their big break. Hearing Drew Barrymore for the first time was one of my most iconic moments of 2017.

 

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songs of the week // july 28th, 2017

This week I’m listening to:

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When the World Was At War Before We Kept Dancing // Lana Del Rey

This weeks list is going to be extremely similar to last week, not sorry. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Lust for Life’s release late last week means it’s everything I’ve been listening to. It truly was a battle trying to pick which song I wanted to feature this week. I bounced between Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind & Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems (because Stevie Nicks, obviously), but I settled on this track because the lyric on this record that stuck out the most to me has been Is it the end of an era? / Is it the end of America? which is just sung in such a haunting way, it will ring in the back of anyone’s mind.

 

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Custer // Slipknot 

I promise next week I won’t be featuring any Lana or Slipknot but I’m throwing in another thrash metal inspired track from Slipknot’s last record.

 

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Alive With the Glory of Love // Say Anything

It was moody & brooding – although, before my time, I’ve grown to love the darkness of early 2000’s pop punk. Say Anything, as well as Four Year Strong & New Found Glory are what I consider the holy trinity of this time. When the latest wave of pop punk hit the scene around 2010 I was initially turned off by the sound that had developed but I grew to love both & learned that pop punk really isn’t as happy-go-lucky as I had originally thought. Say Anything’s …Is A Real Boy, in my opinion, is one of the best pop punk albums of all time.