Hosted/prompted by the ever fabulous Sarah Enni wherein a bunch of YA writers and enthusiasts got together to throw down our TOP 5's of 2011 (or TOP 5 "new to you" of 2011)!
Today's topic: TUNES
So check it. Since this blog circus reminds me of another famous "top five" list maker, I felt it only fitting that I include him. Well.... sorta.
|Lloyd Dobler & John Cusack will forever be one in the same to me which means|
that through the transitive property, Lloyd laid down his faves in High Fidelity.
I listen to LOTS of music while I write and I make playlists specific to manuscripts, to scenes, even very specific moods (ex: haunting, smouldering, sexy-time, angst, fight club etc.). Most of my playlists are on Spotify (lrothculli-- holla!).
However, if I had to pick the TOP 5 albums I listen to either in their entirety or that I pull from for my playlists, in 2011 they were as follows:
1. Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars. Sah-freaking-woon. "Poison & Wine" is pretty much guaranteed to change your life.
2. Lungs, Florence + the Machine. Got to see her open for U2 this summer and it was glorious. And husband disagrees with me, but I maintain that her version of "Hospital Beds" is better than (gasp!) the original (Sorry, Cold War Kids).
|Bonus: that is some kick @$$ album art|
3. The King is Dead, the Decemberists. Oh how I adore them. Is it because Colin Meloy is himself a pubbed (MG) author and MFAer? Perhaps. Or perhaps it's because no one else can successfully insert "Andalusian" into their lyrics without sounding like a douche.
4. Ceremonials, Florence + the Machine. Guess who's back? But...."Bedroom Hymns." BLAM.
|My favorite red-head of the moment.... well, after myself I guess.|
5. Easy A the Soundtrack. My other top 5ers are all sort of heavy and intense but Easy A is just pure fun and since the movie is pretty much a YA novel in film form, it's probably fitting, right?
How about you? Any favorite go-to writing tunes?
Psssst! Also, make sure to check out who else is playing along: