Best Albums/EPs of 2016

I discovered a lot of good music in 2016. So much that I couldn’t even add all of it into my phone. Here are the best albums of 2016:

  1. Air For Free – Relient K

If me listening to this album on a loop for 3 days isn’t enough incentive for you to check it out, then I got nothing more to offer you. Top track: Cat

      2. The Home Inside My Head – Real Friends

POP PUNK PERFECTION. This album is one of the staple albums in my pop punk collection. Some of the songs are so perfect I can’t even explain their perfection. Top Track: Mess

      3. Intertwined (EP) – Dodie

Dodie needs to release a full length album. Stat. Top track: When

      4. Isn’t It Strange? – Lauren Aquilina

Who the hell broke Lauren’s heart?? Because so many of the songs on this album are super sad. This is a masterpiece to be honest, and it’s unfortunate that this is both her first and last album. Top Track: Way Too Good

      5. Holy Ghost – Modern Baseball

If you’re into The Front Bottoms, then you’ll be very into Modern Baseball. Top Track: Note to Self

      6. I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it – The 1975

The 1975 completely changed their style and it turned out for the better. There’s not a single song I don’t LOVE on this album. Top Track: Somebody Else

      7. Bry – Bry

Oh shit. Tall Irish YouTuber made a fantastic album? Do yourself a favour and check this album out, because it is an acoustic master piece. Top Track: You’re Alright

      8. Death of a Bachelor – Panic! At the Disco

This album wasn’t stellar, but it had many great tracks on it. Brendan Urie basically recorded everything himself which proves he is a man of immense talent. Also, his voice spans 5 (6?) octaves. Top Track: L.A. Devotee

     9. Beautiful Lies – Birdy

Who broke your heart Birdy?

Every single track on this album is huantingly beautiful, and many of them reference a relationship that didn’t end so well. However, many of her songs have the same type of melody, so it does get boring after a few listens. Top Track: Wild Horses

     10. Halloway (EP) – Tessa Violet

She is amazing. Tessa Violet has phenomenal songwriting skills. This EP is one of the greatest things I’ve heard this year. Top Track: Dream




Worst Songs of 2016

2016 was a year of great music but it also had some pretty shitty music, especially in the pop scene. Here ya go!

  1. Me too – Meghan Trainor

  2. M.I.L.F $ – Fergie

  3. Work from Home – Fifth Harmony

  4. Gold – Kiiara

  5. On My Mind – Ellie Goulding

  6. Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes

  7. No – Meghan Trainor

  8. Starving – Hailee Steinfeld ft. Zedd

  9. Don’t Wanna Know – Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar

  10. All We Know – The Chainsmokers ft. Phoebe Ryan


BEDA Day 17 +18: Music I’m obsessed with at the moment

(Sorry I haven’t been posting much, studying for my final exam that’s on Friday. Will get back to posting regularly after)

State Champs: The Finer Things, The Acoustic Things

Neck Deep: December (singles)

Troye Sivan: Blue Neighbourhood

Tegan and Sara: Love You to Death (LY2D)

Andy Black: The Shadow Side

Real Friends: The Home Inside My Head

Seaway: Colourblind


Top 10 Worst Songs of 2015

HOLY SHIT 2015 HAD SOME SHITTY SONGS (I never voluntarily listened to 9/10 0f these. I heard them all from “Top 10 Worst Songs of 2015” lists.

1. Pretty Girls – Britney Spears ft. Iggy Azalea

2. Ayo – Chris Brown ft Tyga

3. Stimulated – Tyga

4. She Knows – Ne-Yo ft. Juicy J

5. Throw Sum Mo – Rae Sremmurd ft. Nicki Minaj

6. Bitch I’m Madonna – Madonna (stop trying to be relatable pls)

7. Doo It- Miley Cyrus

8. Bitch Better Have My Money – Rihanna

9. 7/11 – Beyoncé

 10. Dear Future Husband – Meghan Trainor


Top 10 Albums of 2015

These albums of were released in 2015 and the end of 2014. I listened to these albums over and over again and kept on loving them.

1.Back On Top – The Front Bottoms

2. Paramore (Deluxe Edition) – Paramore

3. Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots

4. 1989 -Taylor Swift

5. Little Machines – Lights

6. Never Happy, Ever After – As It Is

7. The Story So Far – The Story So Far

8. White Noise – PVRIS

9. Gravity EP – Against The Current

10. Emotion – Carly Rae Jepsen


Top 10 Songs of this year!

This is the first of a few “top __ ___ of this year” lists that I’m posting to wrap up 2015. Please enjoy.

1. Help – The Front Bottoms

2. Heartbeats – Daniela Andrade ft Dabin

3. The Judge – Twenty One Pilots

4.  Drown – Bring Me The Horizon

5. Nerve – The Story So Far

6. Style – Taylor Swift

7. Favourite Colour – Carly Rae Jepsen

8. Machine – Scott Helman

9. Lifted Up (1985) – Passion Pitt

10. Brighter – Against The Current


BEDA Day 30 – Bands Who Play Indie Music

What kind of music did you listen to on your iPod or phone the last time you had your earbuds plugged in? Did you listen to any bands who weren’t very well known?

Indie music is one of the hardest genres of music to get in to (and by get in to I mean like). Some people really enjoy listening to bands such as The Front Bottoms or twenty one pilots and some don’t. Usually, a big part of the reason why indie bands stay indie or semi-indie is because big labels and the mass audience don’t like the way the band sounds. It could be the lead singer’s voice and style of singing (like Brian Sella from The Front Bottoms), the topics of their songs, or the way their music sounds.

Personally, I really love indie music and majority of the bands and artists I like are indie or at least not too well known.

To anyone reading this blog post, I challenge you to search up an indie band and give them a listen. Who knows? You might like them.