I love a challenge me...whittling down my music to my eight most favouritest ever.... This challenge was set by Him Up North who, to be frank, has some pretty impressive musical choices as his top eight. No pressure then. (Not that it's a competition for the best music or anything..God forbid).
Down to business then:
Eloise - The Damned (closely followed by Grimly Fiendish). This reminds me of a time when I was developing my own musical identity..admittedly I was a fairly gloomy teenage girl so it suited me down to the ground. My first born child was nearly called Eloise as tribute.
I then went into a bit of a musical black hole but then some time in the late eighties I discovered Nina Simone. Feeling Good is my all time number one song, The best of Nina Simone includes other classics like Mood Indigo and Strange Fruit...awesome singer with proper soul.
Like I said, I Feeling Good is my all time number one song and the Muse version rocks it out.
In the nineties I discovered dance music. Josh Wink's Higher State of Conciousness takes you to all the right places and then some, he builds to a mental head rush of a crescendo. TUUUUUNNNNNNNE...
The Fat of the Land by Prodigy was a dance album that made the music industry realise that dance music was a force to be reckoned with. Amazing album. Smack your Bitch up is my tune of choice, love the video, I know it's not 'PC' but fuck it.
Pablo Honey by Radio Head - particularly Creep, is a choice to sing loud and long in the car and helps to get rid of the grumps. Creep gives you an indication of what is to come with the Bends
Any Garbage album is worth a listen but my all time favourite Garbage song has to be Cherry Lips, just brilliant, it tells a story and again you can rock out in the car.
And finally something from now, La Roux's album is great - I loved, In for the Kill, Fasination and Bullet Proof, it's an album I can listen to from start to finish which is a rare thing, there are no duds - leading the way with the likes of Ellie Goulding and Little Boots on her tail... They are the ones to watch.
I can't believe that is it, I didn't get to mention: Seal, Dizzee Rascal, Florence and her Machine, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, The Rolling Stones, Sammy Davis Jr, The Soundtracks from LOADS of films (maybe that's the next Meme should be your best eight soundtracks).
Any how, I'll stop but I could go on and on and on and on.....