Updated: May 24
OK, so due to this whole COVID-19 malarkey, I've had plenty of time to organise and update my website and social networking sites, design and create a business logo and business cards, catch up with family and friends, drink cappuccinos, cook simple, but delicious and go for long walks. What do they all have in common? I usually listen to music while doing these activities. Thus, have had plenty of time to discover and rediscover some truly awesome music. Hence, why I can easily drum up another Top 10 list, but instead of Top 10, I've decided to make it a Top 20 artists/bands and a recommended track.
The Dead South: In Hell I'll Be Good Company
Stu Larsen: Thirteen Sad Farewells
Axel Flóvent: Your Ghost
Peter Oren: Falling Water
Bear's Den: Crow
Andrew Bird: Roma Fade
Of Monsters & Men: Crystals
James Arthur*: Impossible
Jarryd James: Do You Remember?
Aron Wright: You Were Supposed To Be Different
Andrew Bell: Sky's Still Blue
William Fitzsimmons: Tide Pulls From The Moon
Cinematic Orchestra: To Build A Home
IAMX: I Come With Knives
VNV Nation: Illusion
Poets Of The Fall: Carnival Of Rust
The Rasmus: In The Shadows
The Cure: Burn
And to end off with two more lighthearted tracks (because I do believe music affects one's mood):
19. The Lumineers: Ho Hey
20. Mumford & Sons: I Will Wait
*One of the few truly great acts to emerge from reality talent shows, like The X Factor, IMO.
A word of advice: Yes, I have moods, and as humans, we do (or should at least, IMO), sway. I go from mushy, light-hearted, to dark and gloomy, at times. This part of the human condition. We should feel what we feel. Having said this, I have little tolerance for the SJW who just wanna feel everything, without thinking it through thoroughly. We should always keep an open mind towards everyone, even if they disagree with our opinions or points of view.
Watch an amazing TED talk by Daryl Davis here.