So, what I wanted to do is make a list of songs I've been listening to recently. None of these songs are "Brand-New", so you probably have listened to these songs before anyway.
The reason I'm making this is because I've just recently replaced my iPod and headphones. My iPod's headphone jack was not working 100%, and the headphones were just... awful (I got it free, and the cord was too long). First World Problems, eh?
I've also started replaying John Madden NFL 2004 on the Computer. I used to love playing this when it was new, but I was never really that good. That hasn't really changed, but my taste in music certainly did, for I would've remembered all the great music attached to it.
If any of you haven't thrown out the 2004 edition (for PC specifically), then you can find a few of the songs on this list.
1. Chocolate - by Snow Patrol
I first discovered this by looking through a "Top 100 songs EVAR!" list somewhere, and found this to be number 7. I liked "Chasing Cars", but I found it a little too depressing. Also, my friend used to call me "Gay" for liking it. I told him he's adopted and was born to Gypsies. It was a bigger insult than you think it could be.
The music video really makes the song. Listen to it alone and it is pretty good, but somehow, when you throw in the emotional and oddly happy video, it could only bring tears to my eyes. Dunno why.
2. Chapter Four - Avenged Sevenfold
One of the Madden 2004 songs, this one is more an epic than a song. Although I'm going to get some fodder for my next statement, I've never heard of Avenged Sevenfold, and I don't think I'll like any of their other work.
3. Paradise - Coldplay
Ok, ok I lied. I guess this is pretty new.
I purchased this CD because, well, Coldplay is by far my favourite band. If I were stuck listening to one band forever, I'd choose Coldplay. Sure, they have a lot of mediocre stuff (like most of Mylo Xyloto), but the few accents are really good. In the new CD, Paradise is one of them, and the other...
4. Princess of China - Coldplay
... is this one. The back-beat (the "China" part of it?) is excellent. The base makes for a marching-kind of beat, which makes it awesome to listen to. Anytime Coldplay gets into the minor scales, they make some of my favourite songs. Talk, Violet Hill and Twisted Logic are just a few. Another, although it's not very minor...
5. Amsterdam - Coldplay
I wouldn't have liked this song if it weren't for it. Unlike Kingdom Come, my least favourite Coldplay song, they changed from their acoustic instrument into their usual guitar and drums stuff. It makes for a good contrast, instead of the same thing.
6. Apocalypse - Hitman: Blood Money Soundtrack
Well, obviously you've never played Hitman before. This game is probably the only non-porn based game series that truly requires the Mature rating. It's not violent, it's not gruesome or sexual (although there are some extremely kinky parts), it's freakin' awesome.
This is by far, my favourite piece from the entire series.
The creeping chorus, the ominous drums... everything makes this simply amazing.
Best enjoyed while strutting in public.
7. Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World
Discovered when I was looking through old "Best Hits" CD's, this song is quite good. It's busy, and... I guess I really describe it. It was a product of the early 21st century punk, but I think it's some of the best that came from it.
8. Day by Day - Serafin
To summarize, it sounded a lot like the alternative rock around 2004 that all sounded like Jet or Franz Ferdinand. This was another song on Madden 2004, and tt's slight darkness and bass lines are pretty cool.
9. Nothing Could Come Between Us - Theory of a Deadman
Another "Big Shiny Tunes" song, this one can best be described as "One of the good Nickelback songs". It may be a different band, but we all know who's the inspiration.
10. Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Another recent song, Rolling in the Deep, like Princess of China, has a nice march-style beat. I used to hate Adele for making "Chasing Pavements", but I'll let it slide as long as Adele makes more songs like this.
11. Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
Weird, huh? An old song? No, I'm no Classic Rock snob, but this song is probably the happiest song in the world. It can brighten any day, no matter how dreary.
12. Brother Down - Sam Roberts
A little hippieish, this song is simply pleasant. The bongos, the acoustic guitar, the kind of breezy vocals, all these elements make for a chilled song.
13. The Cave - Mumford and Sons
I totally started caring for Mumford and Sons a year too late. Regardless, I've found The Cave to be my favourite, mostly because of the awesome finale (like Amsterdam). The whole song is pretty nice, and I can easily see why many people love them.
14. Du Hast - Rammstein
I guess this is a little schizophrenic, but you have to love Rockband for introducing us to all this stuff. Make fun of me all you want, but I've only listened to one Rammstein song, and I plan on not changing that. I think I'd like to call it "Dropkick Murphy's syndrome".
15. Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
The closest thing to Classic Rock now, the RHCP's have always been one of my favourite bands. This is just the most recent addition to my playlist. I'd like to give honourable mention to "Snow" for being my favourite song of theirs, but you can decide for yourself as well.
16. Surface 1 - Goldeneye Soundtrack
Ahh. Nostalgia. Nothing says "Great Shooter Music in Siberia" other than blowing winds, marching drums and eerie bells. It's unfortunate that no other FPS game has been able to have as nice music as one of the pioneers (Doom, Quake, Half-Life and Counterstrike also count as pioneers)
So, that's my current playlist. Hopefully, you'll download a few of them.
Thanks for reading/listening. Enjoy yourself!