Albums & Songs: The favorite files of a music obsessed girl

August 26, 2017


I absolutely love music! As you all know it is a huge part of my life. You can often find me plugged into spotify listening to my playlists while tackling homework for school, singing in the garage while bemusing life, or figuring out the chords and intervals and switching them into personal songs. Add in writing with music, drawing with music, and reading with music and you've got a pretty music obsessed girl!
Music is part of what shapes me into who I am and that's why it is so important to find great music to listen to. So today I'm going to share a neat little compilation of my personal (and latest) favorite albums and ramble a bit about why I like them. I hope you find some new favorites and that we can also fangirl about old favorites. :)
And NO I am absolutely not getting sponsored to do this, these are really my favorites and I can't help sharing! 

Albums

1. Atlas: Year One // Sleeping At Last
The beauty of these lyrics will take you away to a different place...I was a bit skeptical at first with the lyrics and concepts but everything in essence points me back to my Creator. I don't know how two human beings can spin such stories with songs but if any can than those people are Sleeping at Last. Personally my favorite album of theirs is Atlas...plus for writers? Get ready for plot bunnies when you listen to these intriguing songs with titles like Sun, North, South, Mercury, Earth...it's like a whole new world! Definitely check them out! They have such soothing music and some of the tracks are instrumental. 

Favorites
 mercury . indian . moon . i'll keep you safe . saturn
 
2. Brave New World // Amanda Cook
This album is my absolute favorite christian/praise album. The music is so soothing to have in the background and Amanda Cook's voice is so beautiful. The words uplift, inspire, and make me think in new ways. Filled with love, awe, and beauty the songs give me a lot encouragement and who can help singing along with praise? Definitely not me. :)

 Favorites
pieces . heroescloser 
 
3. The Fretless // Fretless
Who can resist toe tapping folk? So this album I have to thank Jane Maree for introducing to me. The music is so much fun! It sounds like sunshine and flowers and freshly baked scones. It feels like the rough wood on a violin and the dust of dandelions and the giddiness of road trips.
It's a mix of Irish and folk and some newsy tunes...I don't know how to describe it any further other than to say it attracted all my siblings into my room to jig. xD So definitely check this one out!

Favorites
 wing commander . hewlett's . june tune 


Songs

1.  Safe and Sound // Jackie Evancho
If you are writing a book about love and sacrifice, think of adding this one to your playlist...Jackie Evancho's voice makes for an emotional rendition of this hunger games track. This is honestly a must listen.
 
2. Far Across the Land // Eurielle, Ryan Louder
 Eurielle's voice is ethereal and the lyrics almost spin you away far across the land. Another song to add to your book playlist.
3. Meet Me on the Battlefield // Svrcina
 And here's another one! Something about the battle themes? Svrcina's voice is tense and raw and again this matches the theme of fate, love, and sacrifice.

4. At Last, Sunrise // Maree Docia

This is a song without words and appropriately so. There is no need of words to convey the beauty of hope and sunrise. You can almost see the sun as the notes swell to convey its rising. A good song for an emotional moment but also a good song for contemplation.

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Look out for part two of this series and tell me if you liked or like any of these songs! Talk to me below! I love to chat with you guys, whatever you have to say! :)

Shout praises to the Lord,
    everyone on this earth.

Be joyful and sing
as you come in
    to worship the Lord! 

(Psalm 100:1-2) 

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39 comments

  1. Right now, I'm loving Fleurie. Especially Hurricane.
    I'm going to check some of these out. Always good to find new writing music.
    Can't wait for part two! XD

    ~Ivie
    iviewrites.blogspot.com

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    1. ME TOO :D
      Great, I hope you like them :) And part two is a bit...different ;)You'll see it's a surprise.

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    2. I'm sure it'll be awesome. :)

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    3. ;) I hope you'll like it and I LOVE your new profile pic...is it you? Because that braid is epic! :)

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    4. No, its not me. I'm trying to find something that looks professional. I love braids, though. If only I could braid that well. I'll probably go through quite a few profile pic changes. I'm just trying to find the right one. But, thank you! :D

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    5. haha well I love it :) I also love braiding, I always experiment with my sisters and I have made some fancy ones but nothing THAT fancy and neat :)

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    6. Thank you!
      I love to experiment as well, but I can never get it neat and tidy unless I practice a lot. I've yet to conquer the french fishtail braid. But, baby steps. XD

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    7. Oh boy I could never do braids to myself xD I've tried before and I end up nursing sore arms while the half started braid droops into disaster.

      And yes definitely baby steps ;)

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  2. I haven't listened to all these songs, but I recognized Eurielle and Safe and Sound performed by Jackie Evancho!:)
    And I am definitely going to check out the other songs.

    -Quinley

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    1. Those are awesome! Eurielle is great ;) Remember Camp Nano? ;) I'm still hooked to Karliene.
      And I hope you like them! :)

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    2. Yes I remember!:) I introduced to Karliene's music in the cabin chat
      (we also talked about hearing Legolas sing) ...
      Also Jane Maree introduced me to the Fretless too by the way, it is very fun folk music and it makes me want to dance.

      -Quinley

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    3. Oops, I mean't I introduced you to Karliene's music in the cabin chat.
      (I was typing fast)

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    4. :) Oh yes, I'll never forget. And YES fretless is absolutely irresistible for toe tapping and dancing.

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  3. WOW, I listened to some of those Atlas songs you recommended and they were sooooo lovely *huggles the songs* And also Jackie Evancho sang Safe And Sound??? I'd only ever heard the Taylor Swift one, and this one is just as good, if not better! XD

    I found some new favorites due to this post! Thanks, Anna! And I also have a recommendation for you. Have you heard Jasmine Thompson? If not, I'd suggest listening to "Willow." It's beautiful, and seems like it could be your kind of song! XD

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    1. I'm literally crying right now. I was looking for Willow SO LONG, I knew that song and it held so many memories but I completely forgot the name and all that...Ahhh you led me back to it! THANK YOU SO MUCH LILA <3333 I love you girl. xD

      And I'm so glad you could find new favorites, that's why I love posts like this so much! And YAS now I can fangirl with you about Atlas :))) So happy rn. Thank you so much for commenting and reading ^.^

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    2. ARE YOU SERIOUS?? I'm so, so, so surprised and happy right now! What an enormous coincidence that I chose that exact song to recommend to you!!! YOU ARE SO WELCOME <3333

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    3. I KNOW, it's insane!!! I went and added it to all my playlists <333 Honestly it means a lot ^.^ I can't believe this happened but now I'll be thinking about it when I listen to that song. <3

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  4. Didn't know any of them, but i'll check them out for sure <3
    great post!!!

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    1. Definitely do and tell me how you liked them! ^.^

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  5. I ADORE music! Atlas is SO GOOD.

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    1. ME TOO GIRL! YASSS xD Atlas is the best.

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  6. nice!!! I'll have to check these out!

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  7. Great post! It's always so cool to hear what music other people love :) I've heard a lot about Sleeping At Last from other bloggers, so I don't know if I should check it out or not. It looks interesting though!

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    1. I agree Autumn! And you should definitely check them out, they are so cool and their music is epic. ^.^ There's a reason why everyone talks about them.

      Thanks for reading and commenting xox

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  8. Well, let me confess my ignorance: I haven't listened to any of these albums. But they sound good. Thanks for sharing - I'll have to check them out! :)

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    1. You must! ;) They are all great and I hope you can find some new favorites :)))

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  9. Ooooh I'll have to check these out, they look great! *hurries off to Spotify*

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    1. SPOTIFY IS THE BEST and I hope you like them ^.^

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  10. YAAAAS THE FRETTLESS. <3 <3 <3 *flails* I love the so much.
    AAH I WILL HAVE TO CHECK OUT ALL THIS MUSIC, EEP. They sound so cool. *bookmarks this page to come back to it*

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    1. *flails with you which turns into a jig* THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING ME TO THEM. I'm addicted xD

      And TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK, I hope you like the music! <3 <3 <3

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  11. OH MY SHISH KEBABS I actually love Sleeping at Last :'D The songs on Atlas: Year One are SO GOOD.

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. OH MY GOODNESS, NOW WE CAN FANGIRL TOGETHER. They are incredible aren't they!? I LOVE sleeping at last <3 <3 <3
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting ^.^ <3

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  12. These sound cool! Thanks for recommending them; I have never heard of any of these. :-D

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  13. SLEEPING AT LAST YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS <33333 I CANNOT FANGIRL LOUD ENOUGH !!! I LOVE HIS MUSIC SO MUCH JSFLKSJADKLJ and out of like any artist I've ever listened to I feel like my lyrical style is the most similar to his sooooo :''') it holds a special place in my heart. ATLAS YEAR ONE IS DEFINITELY THE ALBUM TO START WITH <3 your music taste is on point!! I love Meet Me On The Battlefield!!! And I'm totally going to check out allll these other songs/albums!! BECAUSE THEY LOOK LIKE STRAIGHT FIRE YO

    rock on,
    abbiee

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    1. YYYYYAAAAASSSSSS LET US FANGIRL. THEY ARE AMAZING AND I CANNOT STOP LISTENING TO ATLAS AND AHHHHHHHH. Yes same! YOUR SONG "YOU ONLY DIE ONCE" IS SO DEEP and it really reminds me of their song lyrics. YOU ALSO REALLY REMIND ME OF RUELLE SERIOUSLY. <3
      I hope you like them girl! <3 MUSIC IS THE BEST nah? <3

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  14. Sleeping At Last is a fantastic band. I haven't heard of any of the others here but will totally be checking them out!!!
    Music is so awesome. Thanks for sharing some of your faves!! <3
    xx

    Sophy of SophysLighthouse.blogspot.com

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    1. They are! And I hope you find some new faves too! :) Thank you so much Sophy ^.^ for your sweet comment

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