I was challenged by @jeromefaria@slayercarito & @brnthrshmn to post my favorite record but I just CAN NOT post Elliott Smith's "Either/Or" again. I think it'll be my 4th post with this record & no one wants to see that so instead I'm posting one of maybe 3-4 records I consider to be essential in me developing a passion for music & why I eventually decided it wasn't just going to be an interest but also my work. It's about to get personal & long AF so prepare yourselves.
I was a lonely kid growing up. Terribly awkward & interested in things considered "not cool". Being ghostly pale, super skinny & a redhead didn't really help me in my quest to feel included. And when you're a child you can't really choose your surrounding. You don’t have much control over what people say or do to you, you just have to wait it out to a certain extent. So that's what I did.
But at night, no one could tell me what to do, what I was or how to feel. So I was up watching MTV, waiting for "Superrock" & "Alternative Nation" to come on after midnight. It was through those shows I had my first encounter with NIN's "Into The Void" (& "Closer"). The obsession was instant. What the fuck was this & how can I get more of it? A double album? So I could have more than 103 minutes of the same intensity & sense of belonging? Yes, the lyrics are a lot about drug abuse & this wasn't something I was familiar with but the beautiful thing about music is that you can interpret it the way you want. So I got the album, didn't have enough money to buy merch so I bought some fabric paint & I did my own NIN shirts, bags & well.. every time you washed it you had to do it all over again but it was worth it.
A couple of years later they came to Sweden for the first time, to my home town! It was well overcrowded, the rain was pouring down & I think I cried throughout the show. It was amazing.
I've since then found my people. My family. Where I belong. I waited out the storm & this album is responsible for a lot of me being able to get through it.
Now people, I want to hear what your most important/favorite album or albums are? I "challenge" you ALL to post it or comment below. ❤️
Happy birthday to one of the most intriguing artists in the music industry, Björk! 💖
Believe it or not but even though I’m a 90s kid I never really knew who Björk was 😮 Of course her pics were everywhere and I recognized some of her hits but I really wasn’t familiar with her albums. Actually I started to listen to her music properly as late as last spring. Started with this debut and it blew my mind completely. So I dove deeper into her music.
Björk’s sound is like her homeland Iceland; beautiful, fascinating, exotic and partly a bit distant and hard to reach. At the same time she is wild and sensual.
My favourite song from this album is probably Come To Me - I think it gives a hint how her style is going to evolve for the couple next albums. It reminds me especially of the style on Homogenic (which contains my favourite song of hers, Bachelorette.) So who else is waiting for Björk’s new album Utopia which is going to be released next Friday? 🎊
Björk: Debut 1993
Tonight's playlist is taking me back to the 90s. 😃📹 I've picked a classic from the years:
91: REM - Out Of Time
92: Vanessa Paradis - S/T
93: Suede - S/T
94: Blur - Parklife
I will keep one eye on the local elections in Denmark and both ears on the music. ✌️🎂🇩🇰 #REM#vanessaparadis#suede#blur#nineties#90s