An Alternative Lifestyle

Atlas Genius- Trojans   This song has a fabulous bass & drum line through the entire song that keep this song upbeat and puts me in a good mood every time I hear it.

Bombay Bicycle Club- Shuffle    I don’t know what it is about this song, but I can’t help but sing along with the piano that tap dances through the background of the song. It always puts a spring in my step imagining them rocking out on the keyboard.

Wolfgang King and All His Men   Wolfgang has always been a favorite of mine, but I really like this song because of the vocals Basti adds to this one. Since the band has been around for 10 years, it has been a fun ear journey through their musical progression.

Of Monsters and Men- Little Talks  I love this band because it reminds me of a more upbeat version of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. It reminds me that I have a sweet spot for indie girl/boy duets.

States- Timebomb  This band has hints of Paramore in them. I love the grunge sound to her voice. I’m relatively new to the band, but I’m really starting to enjoy the sound they have.

Mutemath- Blood Pressure The intro to this song along with the seemingly monotonous tone Paul Meany adds to it makes this song one of my favorite Mutemath songs… although, can a person actually choose a favorite?

Airborne Toxic Event- All I Ever Wanted This song struck me because it was so different from Changing. It is probably the lyrics “Dear I could utter every word you’d ever hope to hear. I shudder when I think that I might not be here forever” along with… well the whole song that sets it apart from all other Airborne Toxic songs.

Arctic Monkeys- I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor The same is true for this Arctic Monkeys song. Fluorescent Adolescent was for me a good song, but this non-sing-along tone is really fun when you’re not feeling particularly poppy.

Fun- We Are Young This song always brings me back down to earth when my job, obligations and standing in life make me feel like I am dealing with things that I’m not prepared to deal with. It is a subtle reminder that no matter what you’re going though you can just take a night and be a young kid again.

Santigold- Lights Out  To finish this list off, I put Santigold on. She has partnered with some great bands like Major Lazer and Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) to make some really great music. She’s been dormant on her own music for a while, but this song is just a great Sunday morning tune to have playing in the background.


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