Posts tagged Muse
Posts tagged Muse
Alright. I am a singer. So I often listen to new music and picture myself singing it. But… what of ye normal folk? Do ye grab the hairbrush of life and belt ye chords into pulp alongside Ms. Houston’s musings? …What, like you haven’t done that?
Thus, I came to my question tonight.
If you had made an album. Which one would it be.
For example. You think about this question and ponder, out of all the albums in all the world and time and space… you come up with, “I think I’d be Rihanna. Rihanna, “Good Girl, Gone Bad”. Fo sho. Before that Chris Brown nastiness. Yes, I would have made that album. With those songs. I could have written “Umbrella”. Yeah. I get that song. It totally could have come from me.
That situation is hypothetical of course. I really hope that out of all of the history of music your soul identifies with something… umm… yeah… better.
So here we go. All actual reality aside, including time/space/gender/actual talent/reality of any sort/etc… Albums, I could potentially, possibly, presumptuously assume I might have made myself!
(this is when I went to my itunes library and scrolled for twenty minutes)
1) Alanis Morrisette - Jagged Little Pill. Okay. This was the first CD I ever owned. But please. These songs are “scorned woman” at it’s best, and John Mayer knows, I feel it yo. And “Uninvited”??? You can’t lie and say that song doesn’t still rock your socks off. I totes could’ve made this album. “YOU OUGHTA KNOW, OUGHTA KNOOOOOOOOW!” ;)
2) Billy Joel - The Essential Mix Disk One. Hold your horses! Don’t judge… Me and Billy get each other. “Captain Jack” is a love letter to post war consciousness and yes that is my critical studies degree talking, I bet you five bucks you don’t know this song, and I will bet you another five that you will dig it. There’s something about his city slang and his restlessness that I relate to. Song after song, Billy tells stories that I somehow feel I already know. And since they quoted “We Didn’t Start the Fire” On The Office, I know I’m not alone in my sentiments.
3) Jamie Cullum - Twentysomething. He’s a jazz prodigy. And he covers The Neptunes. And Radiohead. And MY FAIR LADY. Yeah. I def could’ve made this album.
This is where I say I could’ve written Ke$ha’s debut album. Let’s be honest. Any semi-social girl in Los Angeles in 2010 could’ve.
4) Muse - Black Holes and Revelations. Okay, I could not have written the music, but I def could’ve written the lyrics. This album is so under-appreciated.
5) Sia - Some People Have Real Problems. Oof. This is the album I would’ve written in the fall of 2008 when I was breaking up with the asshole-who-must-not-be-named. There are too many perfect songs. Sia doesn’t write radio-ready, she writes just what is. “Academia”, “The Girl You Lost to Cocaine” and “Death by Chocolate” are musts, and pretty much verbatim from my own soul… except the cocaine part. The asshole wasn’t an addict, just an acerbic ace of all diatribes. Yeah. I wrote that, alliteration whatwhat?
I wish I could’ve written so many of the albums I adore. I, like so many of my sex, feel akin to the ditties of one Tswift, but alas, my versions would have more curses and less references to rom-coms. I wish I could’ve written a U2 album, but I’m not that cool. And The Beach Boys get a special shout out, because I effing love their music, but I know there’s no way in hell I would have ever thought up those chord progressions. “Good Vibrations”?! That is practically a symphony. A symphony of perfect summers. <333
I also wish I wrote Death Cab for Cutie’s “Plans”, but no way Jose… the holy in me recognizes the holy in you.
Maybe that’s what music appreciation is all about.
What would you have written?