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My Taste In Music

Posted on: April 27, 2008

My taste is very, well, strange. At least it is for my classmates, which is why they never, ever borrow my iPod or my music phone.

What makes it strange? Well have you ever heard of the song ‘Running Away’ by Jesse McCartney? Jesse McCartney you may have heard of, but unless you have his whole sophomore release, including all the bonus tracks, you wouldn’t know that song and it’s my current favorite track.

My classmates music players are filled with the hits, ‘Touch My Body’ which I absolutely hate, ‘Bleeding Love’ which is getting annoying now, ‘Low’ which just sucks big time and all those other hits and I hate them. I hate them, I hate them, I hate them. I don’t understand why they only listen to what’s given to them and don’t bother to look for tracks that aren’t hits but deserve attention.

Ever heard of a girl named Britt Nicole? How about a band called D-Side? Girls Aloud? LAX Girlz? I bet not. Those are the artists on my iPod that get listened to, too much. I’m sure you’ve heard of Mariah Carey, but have you heard of the song ‘Love Story’ from her new album? Nah, not unless you’re a fan or you bought her album.

Westlife. I absolutely adore their songs, but not their singles, I cannot stand ‘Flying Without Wings’ and I call myself a fan why? Because I love ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’, ‘Get Away’, ‘Let’s Make Tonight Special’, ‘Written In The Stars’, ‘Somebody Needs You’, ‘Where We Belong’, ‘Still Here’ and a host of other underrated Westlife tracks. I like them for the songs they write, for their creations, for the b-sides which the general public neglect. Most of all, for the albums the critics shun, even if they’ve only heard the singles that really suck because believe it or not, there are quite a lot of gems hidden in a Westlife album.

I love Swing Out Sister, I grew up with that duo, I grew up listening to them in the car with my dad and every time I heard their songs, I remember my dad. Their songs are nostalgic for me and I’m sure that only one or two of my classmates know of them. I love their songs, the melodies are timeless and the arrangements are stuck in the 80’s, they balance each other out.

I love this girl band called ‘Play’. They’re Swedish and they had limited success for three studio albums, I love their songs and they can sing for sure. Of course, they’re history but they’re good, one of the best girl bands Sweden has churned out for a few years.

All in all, I hate the hits, I love the undiscovered songs, because I know only a few people have heard them, and only a few actually like them.

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