Music

Album of the Week 8 – 15 Jan

Featured Image Credit: Album Wallpapers

I totally forgot (good one, idiot.) to post my album of the week on Friday so am posting late – sorry!

My album for the week of January 8 – 15 is… Insomniac by Green Day. Which also happens to be one of my favourite albums by one of my favourite bands.
By the way, I don’t mean to brag but… I FINALLY GET TO SEE THEM LIVE IN MAY!!!

It is no secret to anyone that knows me personally, or follows me on social media, that I LOVE Green Day. I have been a huge fan of Green Day for as long as I can remember and my love for Insomniac grows stronger every single time I listen to it.

Insomniac was released in October of 1995, it was their fourth studio album that features 14 incredible songs and to pick a favourite song from this album is way too hard so I will be listing my top 3.

Insomniac starts off with a bang with the song Armatage Shanks. Personally I think it is a great choice for the first track on the album, it is full of energy and relatable lyrics and the start to a very dark but amazing album.
I love this live version of AS from the VMA’s in 1994.

The eighth song on the album is Panic Song, it starts out with a phenomenal musical intro.
The lyrics in this song really spoke to me while I was going through a dark time in my life and they still do.

The last song on the album is one of my favourite songs – Walking Contradiction, not only is the song fun, the film clip is too.

Tracklist:

1. Armatage Shanks
2. Brat
3. Stuck With Me
4. Geek Stink Breath
5. No Pride
6. Bab’s Uvula Who?
7. 86
8. Panic Song
9. Stuart and the Ave.
10. Brain Stew
11. Jaded
12. Westbound Sign
13. Tight Wad Hill
14. Walking Contradiction

Make sure you follow Green Day on SpotifyFacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up to date.

If you haven’t heard this album before, please give it a listen and let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it, I know I do!

~ Amber.

Album of the Week ~ Jan 1-7 2017

Featured Image Credit: TURNAWAYS 

My go to album this week is one by a band that I found on Twitter earlier last year.

Summer Love by Turnaways – this album has been on repeat for the past week (months, actually).

Their sound and energy are reminiscent of early Green Day and the whole album just won me over instantly. Summer Love features 10 great songs that are all very catchy and easy to fall in love with.

It is hard to pick a favourite song off the album as, in my opinion, they are all equally amazing, although if I had to pick a favourite this week it would definitely be track number 3 titled “11 to 9”.

Tracklist:

1. California Wine
2. Zombie Queen
3. 11 to 9
4. Heading out West
5. Huntington Beach
6. Uncomfortable
7. Change of Scenery
8. Speed
9. Isabelle
10. Elmquist Ave.

Summer Love by Turnaways is on Spotify and Bandcamp so please listen and let me know what you think.

The guys are very active on FacebookTwitter and Instagram so if you are interested please follow them and give them some love.

I hope you enjoy this album as much as I do.

~ Amber