Albums that changed my life
Too many to pick from. Not sure what equates to having 'changed my life'... But these albums have been there at important moments in my life, and have hugely influenced my taste in music. Here's a (pretty big) handful...
- •Joanna Newsom - Bridges and Balloons...& Y's... & Have One On Me... & Divers. Only picked this one because it was her first. Totally changed the type of music I listened to. I didn't know there were people making such crazy beautiful music in the world, before her. She basically nails it every time. Such. A. Babe.
- •Youth Lagoon - Year of HibernationOh Trevor 💛 this has to be one of the most delicate, fragile, gorgeous albums ever... & his other two albums, Wondrous Bughouse, & Savage Hills Ballroom, are just as good. Each time he has done something totally different. I love that.
- •Feist - Let it DieMy first heartbreak album. Man I was totes emosh.
- •Kings of Convenience - Riot on an Empty StreetThese guys know how to write a bloody good song with just two guitars and some lovely harmonies. Respect.
- •Beirut - The Gulag OrkestarAnother album that brought a whole new sound to my life. And ukuleles.
- •We Were Evergreen - TowardsThis random little French indie-electro-pop album got me through a tough time a couple of years back. Lots of driving around and belting out the lyrics at the top of my voice.
- •Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and LowellSomehow I kinda missed out on the beaut that is Sufjan - only recently properly dove into his huge discography, thanks to this amazing album.
- •Helios - EingyaYet another discovery that brought with it a whole new genre of prettiness.
- •Radiohead - In RainbowsI love almost everything Radiohead have done, but this one is my favourite. Probably the first 'good' band I listened to... (Y'know, after the obligatory Blink 182 & Green Day phase 🙊)
- •Keaton Henson - Romantic Works...possibly my second heartbreak album. Along with everything else he's ever done. So sad. I think this guy needs a hug.
- •Ólafur Arnalds & Nils FrahmI can't really pick one album because I came across both of these guys at the same time about a year ago. And it's all had an impact on me. But my fave songs are probably 'You' by Nils, 'Hægt, kemur ljósiõ' by Ólafur, and '21:05' by the two of them on Trance Frendz. Stunning instrumentals; great writing music.