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I think the music someone listens to really defines a person. My preferences are all over the musical spectrum. So that must mean… I’m well rounded? Or maybe I just spend a lot of time on music sites. Either way, I spend at least 53% of my time doing something related to music. Be it attempting (once again!) to teach myself the banjo, or just listening to Pandora, it’s a massive part of my life. And because I feel so strongly about the whole “music tells a ton about someone” situation, I feel the need to share with you some  of my favourite music. This is going to be less of a “Dagny attempting to write all witty-like” and more “man, I really love this” list-y type thing. So deal.

And now I present to you, in no particular order, my favourites!

Barenaked Ladies
I have known them since I was itty-bitty. They’re a Canadian band. Also, I got to see them in concert at the Taft Theater recently and it, was pretty awesome, I mean, I bought a t-shirt and everything. They have the best, funniest and wittiest lyrics of any band I know, hands down. Not only that, but there’s not any of that auto-tune crap with them. They’re completely real and original.
My favourite song by them is Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank, followed by Get In Line, and then Who Needs Sleep so definitely look those up. But, the video below is probably my 4th favourite, just because it’s so catchy.
Barenaked Ladies – Alcohol

Arctic Monkeys

I don’t know much about them except that they’re a British band, they sound awesome and a lot of (English) girls have a crush on the lead singer, Alex Turner (and rightly so). I like them because all of their songs have that catchy, gets-stuck-in-your-head-all-day quality about them. I can’t pick a favourite song by them, because there are quite a few that I love equally. Also, Kate Nash did a cover of their Fluorescent Adolescent and that’s pretty cool in itself. Besides the song below, also look up the songs D is for Dangerous, Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend and When the Sun Goes Down

Arctic Monkeys – From the Ritz to the Rubble

The White Stripes

I assume they would be more known than the previous two, but maybe not. I cannot express how much I love The White Stripes, they are, and have been for quite some time, my absolute favourite band. I have just about every album (on my iPod, at least) and I listen to them literally every day. I just think that the fact that they got so many different sounds from just two people  is incredible. There is a song by them that fits any mood whatsoever. I just adore them so much.
The White Stripes – A Martyr for My Love for You

Cake is definitely another band that has it’s very own, original sound. Their lyrics are good (sometimes a bit weird) but, their bass lines are always great. They’ve got a bunch of pretty amazing songs. And if your dream girl isn’t one with a short skirt and a long jacket, then you need to re-think your life. Also, they recently came out with a new album, and I must admit, it is not as good as I had hoped it would be.
Cake – The Distance

Also, some of my favourite songs at the moment, make sure to check them out:

Us3 – Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Home

the Strokes – Reptilia

The Section Quartet – Such Great Heights (cover of the Postal Services’ song)

Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her – Double Life

The Mountain Goats – No Children

The Hives – Love in Plaster

Of course, I obviously love a ton more songs, but that would break the Internet if I  posted them all.

Posted: June 15th, 2011
Categories: Life, Music
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