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August 2023

I spent a lot of this month listening to Taylor Swift, particularly the Folklore and Evermore albums. I have a lot of mixed feelings about Taylor Swift as a person, but one thing that I cannot deny is her beautiful songwriting. The first album of her's I truly listened to when it first came out was Midnights. I enjoyed it quite a bit because it felt like a blend of many genres in one album, so I never got bored of listening to it. Enjoying Folklore and Evermore made me realize how much I actually enjoy slower, softer songs. For as long as I can remember, my favorite kind of music has always been high-energy songs. Even when feeling down I'd be more inclined to listen to artists screaming about being suicidal because that was the type of music that expressed what I was feeling on the inside. I'd like to think that as I've gotten older I've mellowed out as a person. There's still a place in my heart for screaming about being suicidal especially when things feel particularly bad, but I think that I've gotten a lot better at understanding and expressing my own emotions allowing me appreciate a new genre of music.

I think I prefer Folklore to Evermore (sorry Evermore....). More of the songs from Folklore just speak to me I guess. I particularly fixated on The 1 because of the death of my most recent ex's cat. I really loved that cat. This particular ex and I never had any giant falling out, we both just needed more time to work on ourselves on our own. I won't deny that I think it'd be nice if she would've been "the one" because I really do think that she's the first person who saw me for who I really am. Even if it wasn't meant to be, the gift of finally being seen as I want to be seen is more than I can ever ask for. In a similar vein, I fixated a lot on Mad Woman. There isn't anyone in particular I feel this song's lyrics towards, but I think that Mad Woman perfectly encapsulates how it feels to have your rightful anger dimished. There's a lot of things I felt angry about this month. The striking lyrics with the calm instrumental expressed what I was feeling to a Tee. Other favorites of the above mentioned albums are The Last American Dynasty, Exhile (ft. Bon Iver), Mirrorball, Hoax, Champagne Problems, and No Body, No Crime (feat. HAIM).

Some other notable songs from this month include:"Blueprint" by Reso!, "Princess Diana" by Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj, "LOOK DON'T TOUCH" by Odetari and cade clair, "You Wish" by Flyanna Boss, "Don't Listen" by Jakeneutron, Toastymarshmellow, and Meelz, "Na Na Na" by Lay Bankz, Barbie World" by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice, "Vampire" by Olivia Rodrigo, "Speed Drive" by Charli XCX.


July 2023

This month I was absolutely insufferable about the Barbie movie, and by extension I was absolutely insufferable about the soundtrack. As a chronic hyperpop enjoyer, Charli XCX's "Speed Drive" was almost certainly my most played song this month. I absolutely adore anything unapologetically girly mixed with an electronic touch. Some other of my favorite songs from the album include Barbie World" by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice, "Dance the Night" by Dua Lipa, "What Was I Made For" by Billie Eilish, "Pink" by Lizzo, and "Choose Your Fighter" by Ava Max. I would like to make "I'm Just Ken" by Ryan Gosling an honorable mention. I don't necessarily like it because it's a good replayable song, but I like it because it's silly!

Some other notable songs from this month: "She's Homeless" by Creep P, "dopamine" by Madelline, "Gladiator" by Jann, "Brat" by Chrissy Chlapecka, and "i killed peter pan" by Jessie Paege.



June 2023

I spent a lot of this month listening to Taylor Swift, particularly the Folklore and Evermore albums. I have a lot of mixed feelings about Taylor Swift as a person, but one thing that I cannot deny is her beautiful songwriting. The first album of her's I truly listened to when it first came out was Midnights. I enjoyed it quite a bit because it felt like a blend of many genres in one album, so I never got bored of listening to it. Enjoying Folklore and Evermore made me realize how much I actually enjoy slower, softer songs. For as long as I can remember, my favorite kind of music has always been high-energy songs. Even when feeling down I'd be more inclined to listen to artists screaming about being suicidal because that was the type of music that expressed what I was feeling on the inside. I'd like to think that as I've gotten older I've mellowed out as a person. There's still a place in my heart for screaming about being suicidal especially when things feel particularly bad, but I think that I've gotten a lot better at understanding and expressing my own emotions allowing me appreciate a new genre of music.

I think I prefer Folklore to Evermore (sorry Evermore....). More of the songs from Folklore just speak to me I guess. I particularly fixated on The 1 because of the death of my most recent ex's cat. I really loved that cat. This particular ex and I never had any giant falling out, we both just needed more time to work on ourselves on our own. I won't deny that I think it'd be nice if she would've been "the one" because I really do think that she's the first person who saw me for who I really am. Even if it wasn't meant to be, the gift of finally being seen as I want to be seen is more than I can ever ask for. In a similar vein, I fixated a lot on Mad Woman. There isn't anyone in particular I feel this song's lyrics towards, but I think that Mad Woman perfectly encapsulates how it feels to have your rightful anger dimished. There's a lot of things I felt angry about this month. The striking lyrics with the calm instrumental expressed what I was feeling to a Tee. Other favorites of the above mentioned albums are The Last American Dynasty, Exhile (ft. Bon Iver), Mirrorball, Hoax, Champagne Problems, and No Body, No Crime (feat. HAIM).

Some other notable songs from this month include:"Blueprint" by Reso!, "Princess Diana" by Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj, "LOOK DON'T TOUCH" by Odetari and cade clair, "You Wish" by Flyanna Boss, "Don't Listen" by Jakeneutron, Toastymarshmellow, and Meelz, "Na Na Na" by Lay Bankz, Barbie World" by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice, "Vampire" by Olivia Rodrigo, "Speed Drive" by Charli XCX.




May 2023

Listened to a lot of 6arelyhuman, Kets4eki, and Odetari this month! I deleted Tik Tok off of my phone almost a year ago at this point, but I caved in and redownloaded it again just to find new music. The first song of Odetari's I listened to was "NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER". It feels good to finally embrace listening to the types of music that I prefer rather than shamefully hiding it (shoutout to the year my top played genre on Spotify was "glitchcore" LOL.)

Some other notable songs from this month: "Kiss Me Again - Radio Edit" by Roy Bee, "Little Girl Gone" by CHINCHILLA, "Moulaga" by Heuss l'Enfoiré & Jul, "Anonymous M" by PinocchioP ft. Hatsune Miku, "Go (Xtayalive 2)" by Kanii & 9lives, "GOOD LOYAL THOTS" by Odetari, "party addict" by kets4eki, Nosgov, & kojo, "Bop It" by CreepP, and "XOXO (Kisses Hugs)"by 6arelyhuman, horrormovies, & Pixel Hood.