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My Albums of 2012

Without doubt Spotify has allowed me to explore new music like I have never before. Artists whose names I’ve heard briefly mentioned I would check out, and many of those I have then gone on to love and several have made my list.

I didn’t quite make a top 10, so instead I am just going to list the albums that I listened to most during 2012.

Albums of 2012

  • Frank Ocean – Channel ORANGE
  • Jessie Ware – Devotion
  • Swedish House Mafia – Until Now
  • Labrinth – Electronic Earth

Notable mentions (and some not released this year but played a lot)

  • Annie Mac Presents 2012
  • Bonobo – Black Sands Remixed
  • SBTRKT – SBTRKT (Released in 2011 but I only recently discovered this)
  • Joker – The Vision (Again, released in 2011 but only recently discovered)
  • Calvin Harris – 18 Months

Scrobble history

My last.fm profile┬áhas everything that i’ve listened to over the last few years. Cheesy or not (even when playing the office Christmas songs all day!) It’s a great way of looking back at things you’ve loved and how your tastes change.

7 Song Shuffle

With a concept shamelessly copied from a piece on the radio today, here are the rules:

  1. Get MP3 player
  2. Shuffle songs
  3. Leave a comment with your 7 song shuffle

So, here it goes.

7 Song Shuffle

  1. P.Diddy & The Bad Boy Family – Bad Boy For Life
  2. Nas – No Idea’s Original
  3. Lupe Fiasco – The Map
  4. Queens of the Stone Age – Gonna Leave You
  5. Kelly Clarkson – Because of You
  6. Prodigy – Shoot Down
  7. The Jam – That’s Entertainment

If you want to play the game as well, leave a comment.

The One Song Sketch

One song, one piece of paper. Just doodle.

one-song-one-sketch

The point of this exercise was to see what kind of things I created when listening to different types of music; trying not to think about anything too much – just to have a doodle to see if what you listen to affects your creativity.

I just sat down and had a list of shuffle songs playing straight after the other. Occasionally lyrics made me draw certain objects, but usually I started on one main drawing and added parts to it as the song went on.

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