ringlunatic: (Radiohead (live Victioria Park June 25))
Behind the cut:
- my trips to Tuscany, London & Berlin
- the starting a mill-museum project
- concerts (apparently I went to 26 gigs this year)
- meeting friends, graduation and other stuff

my year in pictures (and some words) )
ringlunatic: (U2!beLIEve)
Because every self-respecting music geek does it.

I always find it a bit silly to name one album 'the best album of [insert year]', cause really? Who has heard ALL the albums that were released? Either way, these are my favourite albums of this year. The order can change, but this is how it is today.

The reasons why they are in the list can be different. It can be because the music made me so damn happy, or because it's so beautiful, or I love the style or it gives me such happy memories or whatever.

♫ This is not the sound of a new man or crispy realization / It's the sound of the unlocking and the lift away ♫
Bon Iver completely stole my heart with his voice and his lyrics. For Emma, Forever Ago is an utterly gorgeous album with just a guy and his guitar, singing with a ridiculous pretty voice. I saw him live twice this year, with a band and the songs are great that way as well. Bon Iver never fails to make me ache with it's beauty.
Highlights: Flume, Skinny Love & Re:Stacks

♫ And it's the fame that put words in her mouth / She couldn't help, but spit them out ♫
I LOVE The Last Shadow Puppets. I like them way better than the Arctic Monkeys and The Rascals and seeing The Rascals live made me realize what a big influence Miles Kane has on this album. Either way, they sound like the love child of Scott Walker.
Highlights: Standing Next To Me, My Mistakes Were Made For You & Black Plant

♫ Spineless dreamers hide in churches ♫
Keane-boys always make me happy. This album is completely different from the others, but it makes me dance and jump and be silly so that's good. I like how it's influenced by Bowie and the Talking Heads, cause you can't really go wrong with that, can you? Tom's voice is as ridiculously pretty as usual, plus they added Jesse Quin as bassist!
Highlights: Better Than This, You Haven't Told Me Anything, Perfect Symmetry & You Don't See Me

continued )
ringlunatic: (Tom Waits)

I went to see Bon Iver (supported by the Bowerbirds) on Friday evening. As you can tell from the picture Justin, the leadsinger and writer of all the beauty, was right in front of me. Seriously, I was leaning on the side of the stage and that was exactly the spot where he sat down! It was so beautiful! His voice is insanely gorgeous, and they played the entire album, plus a new song and some covers. They ended it all with a cover called Love's for Fools, where Bon Iver and Bowerbirds all sang together. It was stunning.

I saw Bon Iver a couple of months before in the small venue (around 200 people there) and this concert was even better. SO GOOD.

Music makes me so very happy :)
ringlunatic: (Tom Waits)
Yesterday I went to see Bon Iver in the small hall in Paradiso. I think he broke me a bit. His voice and songs are so beautiful! It's very hard to not zone out with his voice in your ears. It was an absolutely fantastic little gig and Justin (singer) was all kinds of awkward nervousness, which I just find adorable. Very, very good.

If you want an impression of how he sounds, check this performance out on Jools Holland a little while ago:

Skinny love )


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