Welcome back to my monthly Fuzzable blog. I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t struggled a lot to find some blog inspiration since my previous post, however, thanks to Kelly’s latest blog post and the fact that it was recently National Album Day, I finally settled on an idea.
Music is one of the most important things in my life. In fact, I can’t imagine a world without it. I’ve grown up spending so much time listening to music and in recent years I’ve lived and breathed it through gigs and live performances. Music has the power to evoke such emotion, whether it be uncontrollable elation or heartbreaking sadness. Whatever I’m feeling, it’s comforting to know that there is a song out there to suit every mood.
The first ever National Album Day was launched on October 13, with music lovers encouraged to share their favourite albums. It got me thinking about some of my favourite albums – the ones where you can lose yourself in each individual track without having to skip past any.
In (late) celebration of National Album Day, I thought I would share with you five of my favourite albums.
The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
Despite being released less than a year ago, The Greatest Showman Soundtrack has well and truly stolen my heart. I’m a sucker for musicals as it is, but the movie and its soundtrack rank highly as one of my favourites of all time. Every song is incredible and it’s actually impossible for me to pick just one stand out track.
The Wanted – Battleground
I cannot tell you how many months I had this on repeat for in my car. From the infectious ‘Glad You Came’, the powerful ‘Lie To Me’, to the riff-filled ‘I’ll Be Your Strength’, I’ve spent far too much time delivering dramatic tone deaf performances of these anthems whilst driving around town.
Kingsland Road – We Are The Young
Another album which I’ve played to death but it’s highly underrated. I had the best of times with Kingsland Road and looking past their debut single ‘Dirty Dancer’ (I will never understand why bands release such poor singles when they have much better album tracks), they released an album full of bops. Sadly the band are no more, but I’m grateful that they left behind this album.
Take That – The Circus
I love all of Take That’s albums dearly but The Circus era just steals the show for me. ‘The Garden’ is the perfect anthem to open, whilst other highlights include the sensational ‘Said It All’ (my favourite TT song of all time), ‘Up All Night’ and ‘The Circus’.
Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
As you can probably tell, I’m a boyband girl through and through, and whilst I’ve always enjoyed girlbands and female singers too, I’ve never really found an album which has captured my attention from start to finish. That was until the release of Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album. The girl can do no wrong in my eyes – the album is hit after hit perfection.