Every so often there comes along an album that I just can’t stop listening to. Every chance I get it’s on my mp3 player, on the car stereo or in the CD player in the bedroom*, I hum the songs under my breath and I wake in the night with the tracks playing deliriously in my head.
For the record (no pun intended…) here are the last few albums to have well and truly burrowed their way into my subconscious. I’d be intrigued to know if they’ve had the same effect on anyone else.
- Joanna Newsom – Ys
- Sufjan Stevens – (Come on feel the) Illinoise
- TV on the Radio – Dear Science
- The Divine Comedy – Promenade
- Pearl Jam – Ten
So that’s my list – and I’ll do reviews of them (and why I love them) over the next couple of weeks.
But what about yours? What albums have brought out your obsessive earworms?
*As an aside, does anyone else listen to music as they fall asleep? There are so many CDs that I have where I’ve only listened to the first three tracks then conked out, so I have no idea how the rest of it ends. Perhaps I should do another post about “Albums that I love the first three tracks of but have no idea about the rest…”