I was going through the CDs I have floating around in my car the other day, and it got me thinking. Out of all the music I have in my car, I only listen to five of these CDs, at least once every few weeks. They’re kind of like my standbys and they’re always handy when I am in the mood for one of them. I know you are all dying to know what CDs I am talking about, so here is the list.
The Marked Men, Fix My Brain (2006): I obtained this CD from a party I had at my house. I always tell people to bring their own music to the party, since I always like to hear new stuff. I guess they forgot it and the next morning I found it in the CD player. On my next trip out, I took it to my car, where I listened to it for a week straight. Even to this day I don’t get sick of it. It’s a great one to play on a warm day with your windows down on a long road trip.
Refused, Shape of Punk to Come (1998): This is my anger CD. When I am having a bad day and need to vent, this is the one I play. I love this one a lot because all the songs are a journey, since you really don’t know where the song is going to go to next. You will just have to listen to it to know what I am talking about. Also I would like to note that this is one of the only hardcore CDs I can listen to; most of the other hardcore bands out there just sound like loud noise to me.
Alkaline Trio, From Here to Infirmary (2001): This is one of my all-time favorite bands, and this is my all-time favorite CDs by them. Every song is a sing-along. If you are not singing along by the third time you listen, you must have never had any drinking and heartache in your life. If for some unknown reason you don’t like this, don’t give up on the band, and buy their newest release, “Crimson.” I know a lot of people that hated them at first, but then loved them after listening to their newer stuff.
New Bomb Turks, Switchblade Tongues, Butterknife Brains (2003): This is just a well-rounded punk CD, and when I am in the mood for some loud catchy punk songs, I pop this in. They also do some great covers on this one.
Nine Black Alps, Everything Is (2005): This was one of the first CDs I ran out to buy after listening to Pandora. If you don’t know what Pandora is, then search this blog; I wrote a story about them. At first I hated the CD; the only song I like was the one that was on Pandora. But then I kept giving it another chance and it finally grew on me. This is the one I play when I just want to chill out after a stressful day.
Well that’s about it. I thought it would be nice to give you some insight into what I listen to the most in my car and why. Feel free to let me know what you listen to when you’re angry or sad. You never know, you may find out that the CD you listen to when you’re angry is what someone else listens to, to have a good time.