Music Monday

Music Monday is a meme created by Drew the Tattooed Book Geek. If you’d like to hear his chill (or otherwise) vibes, head over here.

Okay, so this week I was going to do the Best Soundtracks in Video Games list, following up my favorite individual video game tracks list from last week. But since I kinda forgot (hey, there’s been a lot going on)… instead I randomly choose a track from my fav’s list.

Veer Union, best band out of Canada! Go check them out, or don’t. I’ll get back to books at some point, promise. And, since I haven’t addressed it yet, regardless of your feelings on the police, the government, or any kind of politics, do support the movement happening. And try not to be a dick with the “All Lives Matter” thing. I mean, yeah, they do, but that’s not the point. The point of #BlackLivesMatter is specifically how they matter no more or less than anyone else’s. It’s about equality. And while all people should be treated equally, we’re not right now. And that needs to change.

Music Monday – Songs Stuck on Repeat

Music Monday is a meme created by Drew, the Tattooed Book Geek (as far as I know), as a way to share a song that he’s fond of. As I’m not sure how long I really want to run with this, figured I’d start with a week’s worth of my current favs, then maybe tone it down from there.

So, these are the songs that I’ve been playing the most during the COVID crisis and quarantine. This list could’ve been a ton longer, but I figured I’d just make the list manageable, because otherwise it’d be too overwhelming. As it is, I would expect anyone to do pretty what I’d do in this instance—click on one or two songs, listen a minute or so to see if I like them, then like them on Spotify to wait for later. Also, silently judge anyone’s taste in music based on whatever odd links I chose. Feel free to judge me on one or two, as my taste in music is… eclectic.

Monday – Divine – by Ember Falls

A single from 2019, it is my most played song of the last month by far. And probably the year.

Tuesday – Loser – by 3 Doors Down

Off the first album I ever bought, 3 Doors Down’s debut The Better Life, back in 1999. Yeah, it’s not Kryptonite, but I’m sure that’ll be in next week. I’ve played Loser just as much over the past 20 years.

Wednesday – After the Crash – Michael McCann

My favorite ever song from a video game, off my favorite video game soundtrack, from my favorite game of all time—2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Thursday – Take the Day – Turisas

I got into Turisas earlier this year, and there’re two songs I’ve pretty much been obsessing over: Stand Up and Fight is one, but especially Take the Day, both from their 2012 Battle Metal.

Friday – 1955 – Hilltop Hoods

This is my breakup song. Not that I broke up with anyone this year, but several friends have. It’s a lively, happy bit of hip hop. Always makes me feel better. 2016 Single version.

Saturday – Raido – Wardruna

A lovely, dark folk ballad. Off their 2016 album, Runaljod – Ragnarok.

Sunday – Masters of Destiny – Delain

I’m usually bingeing something AusHop, something Folk Metal, something Sympthonic, and then something by 3 Doors Down. Delain—along with Within Temptation—are my go to for Symphonic, though both have transitioned past this genre in recent years. This was released as part of their 2019 EP Hunter’s Moon.

I realize the irony here is that there’s a single song from an American on this list. One—3 Doors Down is from Mississippi. Which… right? And in case you were curious: Ember Falls is Finnish, as is Turisas; 7 Mazes is German; Michael McCann’s Canadian; the Hilltop Hoods are native to Adelaide, Australia; Delain is from Zwolle, Netherlands; Wardruna is Norwegian.