Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Mellifluous Music

Here is my current favourite new old music! I actually compiled this list of songs about two weeks ago, but only now have I had the time to edit it all into a post, so that's why they aren't really very new. Oh well.

Anyhoo, back to the music, today's selection is not that eclectic nor revolutionary, but just some good songs. I haven't really been listening to too much music lately, but this is what I have been enjoying.

N.B. When listening to these songs, put the quality on 480p+ as it makes a world of difference.
Florence + The Machine: Breath of Life, Josh Osho: Redemption Days

Florence + The Machine: Breath of Life
I first heard this song over a month ago now on Spotify and I was immediately really addicted to it. I was honestly slightly disappointed with her second album "Ceremonials" as I personally prefer the more ethereal sound of "Lungs" compared to "Ceremonials" which is rightly described by BBC Music as it "offers the pomp, but somehow not quite the power" - I almost find "Ceremonials" to be quite repetitive. However, I think this single combines the best aspects of both albums as it does include the massive choral sounds of "Ceremonials", but with the power of "Lungs". I love the orchestral accompaniment with the big tribal drum sounds, especially when it builds up in the major section with the string accompaniment. However, once that build up has finished, I think the song just goes downhill from there on. If they just got rid of the entire second section of song, it would be perfect!

 A quick side note here, this single is for the movie: Snow White and the Huntsman. I was actually quite excited for this movie as it has Chris Hemsworth and the clips shown in the music video actually look really good. But then I realise Kristen Stewart had the lead in it and since I think that she's a terrible actress, it put me off seeing the movie entirely. 

Josh Osho: Redemption Days
I first heard this song from his performance of it on Later Live with Jools Holland and I immediately wanted to search it up, not because I thought his performance was great (he seemed quite nervous, but I did enjoy the disc scratches, no one ever uses them anymore!), but because it is such a feel good song. It's definitely one of those songs that make you happy when you listen to it since it is so summery and has a great message to it. I can imagine this being really good for something like house music! I just wish they didn't stick the rap in the middle of it.
Maximo Park: Hips and Lips, Deliah: RIP by Rita Ora 

Maximo Park: Hips and Lips
First and foremost can I just say that the video for this song is bloody hilarious. Anyway, I'm relatively new to Maximo Park but this single is a cracker and I've had it stuck in my head all week.
Delilah: RIP by Rita Ora:
Okay, I try not to repeat songs I've already mentioned on this song, as I have already posted about Delilah and RIP on this blog before, but this cover is just so much better than the original. I love the almost reggae feel to the groove at the end of the song as it reminds of the background music to the pizza place in Club Penguin (wow did I really just say that?). I just wish she would finish off more of notes properly and hold them on a bit longer.
Aiden Grimshaw: Is this love?, Randy Newman: Short People

Aiden Grimshaw: Is This Love? 
I was not expecting this from Aiden Grimshaw, but it has been a very pleasant surprise. I'm so glad that Simco hasn't messed up his career like most ex-X Factor contestants. He's almost gone down a Alex Clare route with the huge drum track accompaniment, but I reckon this is better than Alex Clare. Something I have noticed is that the music video is almost visually identical to Delilah's Breathe music video, except with a male lead. (click here for my music post about that song)
Randy Newman: Short People
This is not a new song, but I really felt like including it. I sung this in choir one time and it was epic. Good ol' Randy.
AlunaGeorge: You Know You Like It, Bobby Womack: Dayglo Reflection (ft. Lana Del Rey)

AlunaGeorge: You Know You Like It,
Okay, I've literally sat here for about 5 minutes trying to think of how to describe this song, but I have come up with no words. Instead, imagine you put the musical stylings of Jamie Woon, James Blake and Grimes into magical blender, you would have delicious smoothie that would sound like AlunaGeorge, a duo from good old St Albans. Yippee.

Bobby Womack: Dayglo Reflection (ft. Lana Del Rey)
This song is smoother than a baby's behind and  Lana Del Rey's sultry vocals definitely suit it very well.

That's all for today - but I might finish over another post tonight if I'm in the mood...


Rebecca x

P.S. Do any HTML/CSS whizzes know how to get rid of the gap above my header?
P.P.S Sorry if I have made any blindingly obvious grammatical errors, or missed out words as usual, I have not written a post in so long, I'm a bit out of the loop
P.P.P.S. I would like to quickly apologise to everyone who follows my blog for not posting over one week! I think that is probably the longest I've gone this year without posting and I'm sorry! All my time and effort has been sucked into the 9 exams that I have had in the last 3 is weeks. Luckily it's almost half term, so hopefully I will be able to post more frequently. Unfortunately, I won't be able to post everyday during it, but I am planning on some sort of "blog every day of the summer holidays" type shindig as I am really missing just doing writing posts as well as outfits.
P.P.P.P.S In case any of you guys were wondering about the title of this post "Mellifluous" means smooth and sweet sounding.


  1. I loved this post, I like that you've introduced me to music I wouldn't normally listen to. That florence song is awesome, I really wanted to see the film too until I realised it was Kristen :/ I'll give it a chance perhaps haha :)


  2. i love the florence band!

    i would love for you to check out my blog as well!

    Figure of Chic


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