I admit! I'm a metal head! Big time.
But recently I've discovered calmer music. And I have a good reason for it.
Sundays are the reason. Lazy, drowsy, energy-less Sundays. Hung-over Sundays even perhaps. Filled with homework.
Well the homework isn't that much really, but it just takes a looong time on Sundays. And the music I usually listen to doesn't help. Loud angry music distracts me, apparently. So I looked around to find some calmer music, stuff that helps me concentrate better. Because absolute silence drives me mad altogether.
And I found some. I realized how cool the acoustic live Foo Fighters
album, Skin And Bones
is (actually I only have the DVD, but I extracted the audio). Made me notice how great these calm Foo Fighters songs really are. Also on the second disk of In Your Honor
is a personal favourite).
But there's more. None better than the beautiful voice of Anneke van Giersbergen
in the background. The last album of The Gathering
, namely Home
. And the album of her new band Agua de Annique
And now recently, I discovered Katie Melua
. Goood stuff (the more o's the better). Very laid back, very relaxing. The lyrics are silly sometimes but her voice is beautiful. Nine Million Bicycles
? So what, we have 20 million in The Netherlands
You know, I like that jazzy stuff. I already mentioned Virginia Moon
. I think Katie Melua
fits in the same category, as does Opeth
. If fact, their album Damnation
is good for Sundays as well (Gotta stick at least one metal band in here).
So I know this stuff. But I need more, those albums are only so long and Sundays never seem to end. Got any recommendations? I can recommend you some heavy stuff in return, to wake you up on Monday mornings.
PS: Thanks for reading all this, I tried to keep it short but failed. And why do my tags always end up as "artits" when I'm writing about Katie Melua