Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Deleted member 5343, Nov 12, 2015.
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (with several plays of "Winter")
Stars - In Our Bedroom After The War
Stars - The Five Ghosts
CHVRCHES - The Bones Of What You Believe
Jewel - Spirit
Gwen Stefani - The Sweetest Escape (with several plays of "Early Winter")
Enigma - Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi
Lene Marlin - Playing My Game
Wow. How good are these choices.
I don't think I play Vespertine at any other time of the year...
Duran Duran - Notorious
All About Eve - Touched By Jesus
Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
the Cure - Faith
Rachel Zeffira - The Deserters
Daughter - if You Leave
Talk Talk - Its My Life
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
Slowdive - Souvlaki
Paper Aeroplanes - Little Letters
A-ha - Scoundrel Days
to name but a few...
If i had to wrap it up
Portishead - Third
Björk - Vespertine
Tori Amos - From the Choirgirl Hotel
PJ Harvey - Is This Desire
The Antlers - Hospice
Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
Madonna - Ray of Light
Sophie Ellis Bextor - Wanderlust
Was listening to this yesterday, such a powerful album. Familiars is rather underrated too.
Nerina Pallot - Fires
BROODS - Evergreen
BANKS - Goddess
Brooke Fraser - Brutal Romantic
Feist - Metals
Cocteau Twins - Victorialand and also the double EP Tiny Dynamine/Echoes In A Shallow Bay.
This totally beat(box)-less Cocteau Twins album is probably their most wintery effort. It´s almost crystalline and as fragile as snowflakes. Works on grey, cold winter days AND on cold blue-sky snowy hills.
If you´re in a really cavernous, dark wintery mood, get the vinyl and play it at 33rpm (it´s originally mastered on 45rpm).
The amazing Depeche Mode singles rate (the winner will be revealed TONIGHT!!!) just made me realize that VIOLATOR is a fantastic winter album!
It opens with an invitation to a journey: "let me show you the world in my eyes", it could as well be a ski-lift ride or an alpine trip opening the view to grandiose vistas as the beat chugs along and the strings glisten. The mood is not summery at all, it´s muted, precise, steel-blue and ice-cube cool.
The Sweetest Perfection is the sound of flowers freezing and breaking if you´re not careful.
Personal Jesus is the exuberance and madness of a snowball fight. You can actually hear people stomping through the snow and you feel the icecold shock as a fistfull of ice is being shoved down your neck...but you´re about to take revenge.
Halo and Waiting for The Night are actually evoking a yuletide atmosphere.. The first is hymnal and selfexplanatory while the latter is almost like Silent Night. A crystalline, cold starry night that starts in october and ends in march!
We´re off to enjoy a pristine, untouched wintery landscape as we Enjoy The Silence and we´re back in for hot chocolate at the fireplace with Policy of Truth and the wrapped-in-cotton-mood of Blue Dress that ends with the sound of the sun shining and reflecting through thousands of icicles.
Clean is the cold,stark death grip of winter fighting against the first attempts of spring to shatter it´s power. But it´s not letting go yet. Relentless and majestic it sweeps across a barren land towards its fortress of solitude.
Have another Glühwein, dear!
James Blake - Overgrown
Perfect.Retrograde is a monster of a song.
Not so much a winter album, but definitely a winter song:
Anything by Avril Lavigne always seems to suit winter.
(I'm the worst)
Jordin Sparks' self-titled
Listening right now as I walk on this cold dreary UK day
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