Post by schemeengenius on Jan 29, 2012 19:01:50 GMT -5
I know it can be a cliche question, but I was curious about the people here with such varying musical backgrounds. So, if you have one, what was (or is) an album that helped you get through a difficult break up or even just a difficult time in your life?
The album that helped me through a really hard time lately was Feels by Animal Collective. I was just trying to mentally check out and the dreamy and abstract lyrics of their music helped me not focus on them which is what I really needed at the time. The music itself also had a therapeutic quality for me. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thank you!
Banshee Beat shivers along its backbone like a child with growing pains, like a man facing a destiny found written in his grandfather's diary. It teeters in tentative toward the ear and darts away nervously and with excitement, the playful sparks of youth trapped in a swell of sweat breaking. It aches for climax like its pop brethren, it aches for a brick-layed wall of sound, it anxiously jumps through the gravity of all its desires to a complete singularity of achievemahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
it is a wonderful track though
I pull out Funeral when I don't want to be alive any more, and "Dissatisfactions" by ONSIND, and Milk Eyed Mender when I'm looking to rebuild.
Watch out! It seems as though it is about to rush into the darkness where you are sitting and reduce you to a mangled sack of skin, full of crumpled flesh and splintered bones, and destroy this hall and this building, so full of wine, women, music and vice, and transform it into fragments and into dust. But this, too, is merely a train of shadows.
Gotta be Noah and the Whale's First Days of Spring album. The first time I heard the title track all I could think about was how anyone could ever feel so much pain. I'm not a huge NatW fan but that album was exceptionally well crafted.
Oh I think I wore out certain songs on Patrick Wolf's Magic Position during that period in my life. Everyone was telling me to get out there and date, really that was the last thing I wanted to do. And of course Patrick wrote part of that album after his big break up, and I think that is what makes it resonant so well.
"The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it´s a world or a relationship, everything has its time and everything ends."
After discussing a (not so recent) breakup with a friend we concluded that I am currently at the 'I Was Here' stage, but with luck I'll shortly be at the 'Best Thing I Never Had' stage, and, in the fullness of time I will ultimately reach the 'Run The World (Girls)' stage.