Music of the Moment | November 2017

Music of the Moment | November 2017

Last day of the month and you know what that means: music favorites! November 2017 will officially be the month I finally switched to Spotify. I will always love my analog and carry along music, but I cannot deny how easy it is to have all the music of the world available to you at just the click of a button. I have been mainly listening to playlists that are premade lately and not too much has been standing out yet. But I managed to select a few songs that I love nevertheless.

Tom Walker – Karma

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Favorite cover songs

Favorite cover songs

I love a good cover. Sometimes even more than the original. It’s rare that I do, but it is definitely not unthinkable. That is why, for today’s blog post, I’ve selected 5 cover songs that I prefer over the original.

Collide – White Rabbit

It takes a lot to cover a classic, but this version takes the Jefferson Airplane original and turns it on its head. It’s not that different from the original. It still has trippy feel of the OG version. But this one is badder, meaner and darker. 

London Grammar – Wicked Game

Chris Isaak’s version is a stunner, but this rendition by London Grammar is just as good if not better. It is less whiny, more melancholy. Less moany, more drama. The instrumentation is more 2010s and the warm voice of the lead singer give this song a new timbre the original sorely lacks.

Rod Stewart – I Know I’m Losing You

This classic rock song sounds like it was meant to be this way. But before The Faces did this rocky version, this was a Motown song by The Temptations. I prefer this one though. From the guitar riff to the long instrumental sections this is one that is a quintessential 70s song with its roots in the 60s.

Calexico – Ocean of Noise

Arcade Fire is one of my favorite bands. But this one song in particular I like better than their original. The style of the songis still very similar, but this version is a little bit more raw around the edges. It’s less slick, clean and polished and with that adds another layer to this song.

Beyoncé – Crazy in Love 2014

Beyoncé does Beyoncé in this beautiful version of one of her biggest hits. Is this truly a cover? Perhaps not, but it surely is so far removed from the original that it does warrant the title ‘remix’ either. In any case, I far prefer this slower, sexier version of the song. This has a great build up and a great arrangement too for a pop song.

What is your favorite cover song?

Music of the Moment | October 2017

Music of the Moment | October 2017

October was not a great music listening month for me. I was too busy with my house to be consciously be listening to music. But that doesn’t mean we can’t discuss some of my music favorites, because I have plenty. So for this month’s list of music favorites, I thought we could visit some old favorites. But the twist is that all of these bands originate from The Netherlands.

Alamo Race Track – Unicorn Loves Deer

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Music of the Moment | September 2017

Music of the Moment | September 2017

I am a little bit late to the party bringing you this one, but I was so caught up posting my other blog posts, that I completely forgot about my monthly music favorites. But don’t worry! I still managed to find you 10 songs that I have been loving this month that I don’t want you to miss out on. Hope you enjoy!

228k – When It’s Cold Outside

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Songs for a rainy day

Songs for a rainy day

I post my monthly music favorites, but I hardly ever go over songs that I used to love and still do even though they aren’t necessarily the newest released out there. There is just so much good music, it is impossible to post it all. But one can make the attempt surely, right?! So today I’d like to share some moody songs that I love to listen to when the rain patters against the window on a chilly fall day. Here are 10 of my favorites

Air – La Femme D’Argent

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Music of the Moment (August 2017)

Music of the Moment (August 2017)

Last Thursday of the moment and that means I have some music favorites to share with you. This month I’ve been digging the new Arcade Fire record and had time to sort through heaps of newly released music. Here is a selection of 10 of my absolute favorite songs of the moment. Give them a listen and let me hear what you think!

Arcade Fire – Creature Comfort

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Current favorite workout songs

Current favorite workout songs

I wasn’t sure what to do for this months’ music post. It’s not that I haven’t listened to any music, none of it was anything new. But then I figured I hadn’t done one of these for some time. I tend to do several different workouts a week and there are always a few songs that I love. I’m mainly into my Les Mills workout classes, but I throw in the odd yoga and spinning classes. But most of these tracks are from my Body Combat classes, because I love those the most.

AWOLNATION – Run (HIGHSOCIETY Remix)

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