Lorde- Ribs

Great song about the process of growing up and leaving home.

The Problem with “What’s your favorite song?”

One of the first things I bring up in conversation when I meet someone new is music. Call me judgmental, but I tend to pick and choose friends based on what they spend their money and time listening to. Being a senior in high school, I’m surrounded by hordes of adolescent girls (and boys) who seem to be die hard fans of groups like One Direction and IM5. This tends to limit the amount of conversation I can have with them before they bring it up. 

 

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I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with it – hey, if that’s your thing, who am i to judge you? (okay I might be judging you a bit…) – but I believe people should be allowed to listen to whatever makes them happy. For me, that just isn’t boys in skinny jeans.

That brings me to my main point. The ever present question when discussing music seems to be “what’s your favorite song?’. Which is all fine and dandy, if you have one. Personally, my tastes in music vary by theminute. I listen to a broad range of genres, and all types of artists within those categories. So, as you’d imagine, my “favorite song” can change every hour. Sometimes I have seven and sometimes I have thirty. It all depends on how I feel at that time. I don’t think you owe anyone an answer to that question. And it shouldn’t be odd if you don’t give them one.

Experience music for yourself, no one else. Forget about choosing favorites.

Band of the Week: The XX

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Background: The XX is an indie group out of the sprawling urban city of London, United Kingdom. Although the band did have some success and wide-spread popularity with their two most popular tracks “Crystalized” and “Islands”, The XX has remained – for the most part- off the radar.

If you like the mellow feel of groups like Bon-Iver and Alt-J, you’ll love the sound of this dual vocalist band. Songs to check out include “Heart skipped a beat”, “Infinity”, and “Fiction”.