Friday, December 7, 2012

Songs I'm Loving Right Now

If I told you that my music listening was totally driven by mood you'd probably tell me "duh" huh? That's what I thought...ok, moving on.  I can't really put my finger on what my music listening mood has been lately (well, except for this week when I'm listening to Christmas almost all the time...you've seen my favorite Christmas songs and Christmas albums right?), but Scott calls it hippie music. I guess I'd just call it happy music.

First up is Ho Hey by The Lumineers. Kind of remind me a bit of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros or possibly even Of Monsters and Men. I adore the sweetness of this song and the video is pretty sweet as well.




Next is I and Love and You by Avett Brothers. I found them shortly after I had Elle. I don't remember how but once I hooked on to them I realized that a) I was saying their name wrong and b) they've been around for quite some time. Soft and soulful.




By now I'm guessing many of you have heard Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root. It's old news but oh it makes me so freaking happy. It's one of those sunny weather roll the windows down and belt it out songs. I mean seriously. I can't listen to it and not smile.




Alabama Shakes - Hold On. The band I love so much that I HAD to buy their entire CD. And every song is fantastic and the variety is wonderful. Not hippie--just watch Brittany wail. Plus they always makes me think of Lu and Lu makes me smile. "Bless my heart. Bless My soul."




And finally Mumford and Sons. A band that you can't help but see everywhere. Have you been bitten by their bug yet? I adored their first album (which Scott actually loves as well) but their follow-up Babel? It's everything that Sigh No More was and more.

I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons



Interested in seeing some other songs I adore? I did a post earlier this year featuring some favorites.


So what songs have you been loving lately?

19 comments:

  1. I'm so out of it in terms of music. When I discovered audiobooks in the 80s I pretty much started using every second of my listening time for books. Thanks for the videos and a chance to sample.

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  2. I saw Rusted Root in concert at the beginning of the year and they were EXCELLENT! Ohmygod what a great concert. High energy!

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  3. That Rusted Root song is the BEST. (Do you happen to remember it from the movie Matilda?) It makes me want to boogie :)

    Also, Mumford and Sons? Yahoo! Love it

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  4. So obsessed with Ho Hey right now. And Mumford is the best.

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  5. Totally agree about Rusted Root! Brings back fun college memories for me.

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  6. Ive heard nothing but good things about the Lumineers. I really need to check them out.

    And I LOVE Mumford and Sons so hard. Like, I cannot even.

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  7. Scott is right. Hippie alternative music. *shakes head*

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  8. If you like Folk/Americana music, NPR just put our their 'Best of 2012' list. I'm totally loving Black Prairie.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/bestmusic2012/2012/12/07/166570064/top-10-folk-americana-albums-of-2012?utm_source=NPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20121206

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  9. I've just recently "heard" about the Lumineers and am looking forward to hearing more of their music. I'm familiar with some of the others, but really haven't listened to many of them yet. I'll have to go check some of these out. Thanks for sharing, chickadee :P.

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  10. Like Jennifer, I can't listen to Rusted Root without thinking of Matilda!!! I love the Lumineers and "hippie music." Or as my friend Paul and I call it, "singer-songwriter".

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  11. And OMG! I'm now in love with Alabama Shakes!!! AWESOME!

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  12. Rich had the Lumineers CD playing in the car several weeks ago, the first time I'd ever heard them. But that's exactly what I said--that they sort of remind me of Edward Sharpe. :) I also love Mumford and Alabama Shakes, so I guess that means I really need to listen to those other two as I'll probably love them, too, huh? :D

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  13. Hippie music. Haha! I'll have to tell my husband. He'll like that description (we do not share taste in music at all). I love The Lumineers. I bought the album a couple of weeks ago and it was my soundtrack for making Thanksgiving dinner this year. I have Sign No More but have been holding out on Babel until the price drops a bit. I've heard it wasn't as good as their first, but I'm glad to hear you like it more.

    Alabama Shakes and Avett Brothers are new to me. I will be buying as I said on twitter. I was just teasing about blaming you. I will give you credit though for the introduction. I don't know anyone who listens to what I like so it's tough to find new music (I weep for the lack of Pandora in the UK). I love these posts. Keep 'em coming.

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  14. Well this cements it - you and I could definitely go on a long road trip together and never argue about what to listen to!

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  15. I just bought the Lumineers song - love it! Alex (Sleepless Reader) introduced me to Mumford and Sons and I am totally hooked. It's rare that I like a whole album but I do with them!

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  16. I adore Avett Brothers. I'm a big fan of that Mumford song too. If you haven't checked out The Head and the Heart you should! I think you'd love them.

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  17. *note to self: Check out this post when Lorrie wakes up* Hopefully I remember! I really like Mumford, but haven't heard any of the others!

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  18. Yay! We like similar types of music. I adore the Avett Brothers Pandora station. I got to see them live last year and they are amazing live.

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  19. Good music! I finally discovered Mumforad and Sons, then Avett Brothers via pandora. I was listening to Iron & Wine- do you know them? you must go heard their songs!! and they led me to the others. I love pandora.

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