Saturday, December 30, 2017

2017 in Review - Music

I bought about about the same amount of music as last year including the albums Native Invader by Tori Amos and Wonderful, Wonderful by The Killers. 

2017 songs on heavy rotation (* indicates top 7)

*Machine - MisterWives
*Hot Thoughts - Spoon
*I Dare You - the xx (+ On Hold)
*Sorry - Nothing but Thieves
*Guilty Party - The National (+Day I Die)
Everything Now - Arcade Fire
Sugar for the Pill - Slowdive
In Undertow - Alvvays
Only a Child - Gracie and Rachel
Particle - Hundred Waters
*Los Ageless - St. Vincent
SGL - Now, Now
*Bang - Tori Amos (+Wildwood +Climb)
Someone to You - BANNERS
Hurt Like Hell - The Heydaze
Now and Then - Sjowgren
Broken - lovelytheband
Edge of Town - Middle Kids
It's a Trip! - Joywave
Something Just Like This - Coldplay
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Feel it Still - Portugal, The Man
Tummy Ache - Diet Cig
Run for Cover - The Killers
Roots - Alice Merton
The Gold - Manchester Orchestra
In Cold Blood - Alt-J
Don't Take the Money - Bleachers
Up All Night - Beck
Two High - Moon Taxi
There's A Honey - Pale Waves

Favorite finds from previous years 

Cleopatra - The Lumineers (2016)
Favorite Liar - The Wrecks (2016)
The Night We Met - Lord Huron (2015)
The Two of Us - Sophie Park (2013)
Can't be Broken - Twin Forks (2013)
Illumination - Secret Garden (1997)

Live Music in 2017

+ Agnes Obel (March 7) in DC

+ Coldplay (August 7) in D.C.

+ Tori Amos (Nov 3) in D.C.

+ Tori Amos (Nov 4) in Philadelphia, PA

+ Tori Amos (Nov. 11) in Durham, NC

I'd love to hear about your favorite music of the year - share with me!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

My Awesome Reads of 2016

I read over 60 books in 2016, most of them for my MFA program. After I graduated in July, I kind of slacked on reading, but am excited to dive back in during 2017! Here are my top 10:

The Memory Book
Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee
Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World
Every Hidden Thing
Places No One Knows
All the Birds in the Sky
Brown Girl Dreaming
Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies
A Tale Dark & Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #1)
The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1)