52 Lists, Week 8 // List Your Favorite Albums

Sorry I've gotten behind on these lists the last few weeks everyone!  Setting up a storefront, a new office space, building a TON of stuff while also managing all my work is a lot, to say the least.  And this last week Jenette was gone and Tram is gone these next two weeks so we are all having to juggle a whole lot of extra work this month.  But I'm going to be catching up on the next few lists for the 52 Lists Project throughout this week and posting them all here.  So stay tuned!

Learn more about my musical history, growing up in a family of singers, singing semi professionally as a classical singer in high school, and writing my own folk music since I was 15 in my 2013 post!  I provide free downloads to all of the music I've written too :)

It's time to list all of your favorite albums!  Music has been an enormous in shaping who I have become.  If you read my 2013 entry for the 52 Lists Project, you'll learn about how crazy involved I was in writing and performing music up until about 4 years ago.  Music is what got me through the roughest years of my life, through battles with depression, break-ups, difficulties in school, family pains and deaths of people I love.  The power of music is just incredible from comforting you in your darkest pains to bringing immense joy, laughter, and fun in your life.  Though I was kind of a music snob up until I graduated college, I now don't really give an eff what style of music I listen to.  I just want to listen to whatever connects with my soul, brings me joy or comfort, or is simply well crafted in it's genre's style.  Up until 5 years ago, you wouldn't have caught me listening to pop radio by choice and saying honestly that I loved it.  But to be truthful, I've just always loved a well crafted song, from the most underground and edgy to the pop-iest of poppy.  And post-college Moorea will admit freely, pop and r&b are my everyday jam these days.

My younger self would be SO shocked and ashamed to learn that I even listen to some country now... Kasey Musgraves is just so good, I can't not.  And the Nashville Soundtrack has some incredible tracks on it!  "No One Will Ever Love You" and "Undermine" are soooooo gooooooooood.  Of course, I learned after falling in love with the song Undermine that Kasey Musgraves actually co-wrote it.  Ah, I love her writing.

Ten years ago I was all about whatever moved me to tears, connected with my angst, or sounded new and unique.  Now, as my teenage angst and crazy emotions are long gone, and now that I have pretty much no down time, the way I listen to music is a lot different than back then.  As a teenager I had endless hours to fill with just analyzing music, writing music, performing, going to shows, and collecting and hunting for music.  Now I have no time for any of those things really because I've chosen to pursue other things like my business and investing in my friends and my love.

My favorite albums of all time list hasn't really changed since last year.  All of the music on the list above really clicks with me deep down.  Most of it is really contemplative and comforting for me, evoking a bit of nostalgia for times past.  But I'd love to show you some of the newer albums (new as in as of the last 15 years haha) I've been listening to this past year that I play a lot while I work or while driving in my car.  It's a weird mixture :)

The Rushmore Soundtrack
The Royal Tenembaums Soundtrack
The Nashville Soundtrack - some songs are meh.  But others are incredible.
Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Days
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
Kasey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
Childish Gambino - Camp
Solange - True
Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
Sia - We Are Born

Download and print out Week 7's list above or write out your list however you may like.  Then leave a link to your Week 7 list in the comments so we can all check out each others lists!  If you post your list on Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest, use the hashtag: #52lists and be sure to include @mooreaseal so I can be sure to come say hello :)  Happy listing!

You're welcome to join in the 52 Lists project at anytime.  Visit the 52 Lists page to check out all the lists!


Hannah B. said...

Here's mine! :)


Lisa said...

Here's my list! http://unfinishedlisa.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/52-lists-week-8/

Lucy said...

Here's ours!! http://we-resolve.com/52-lists-project-week-8/

Mary said...

So glad the lists are back! I love reading through these. I can relate to your evolving feelings of music. I was such a music snob in college, but I'm much happier now that I don't care about what my music choices say about me. If it makes my ears happy then I listen to it!

Rachael said...

I'm listening to the 'Royal Tenenbaums' Soundtrack right now, because of your list!
Favorite albums...hmm....it's been awhile since I've liked every song from one album! But one album I recently discovered is from a band called 'A Boy and His Kite'. All the songs from them I really like!
Are you on Spotify? I'd love to know more of your favorites!
I'm a new reader to your blog, although I have heard of you before, from other blogs around the web. I'm totally an introvert too! -I read one post you did about that.
Anyway, thanks for letting us see what you listen to! I love seeing what other people like!

Miriam Schulman said...

I had to put a little twist on it-- I wrote about the music I listen to when I paint.... http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2014/03/music-i-listen-to-when-i-paint.html

Chelsea said...

Kasey Musgraves is my jam right now!

She said...

you have amazing taste in music.

Bakary said...

Week 8 was tough. I felt like I was sharing my inner thoughts. So, thank you for helping me get out of my shell. You can see my list here - bakarycafe.co.uk (sorry I don't seem to be able to add a direct link anymore, but it's easy, just search for '52 Lists').

I've started to listen to stuff from people's lists which has been great fun!