List Lust

My New Notepad

My New Notepad

I’m not sure if it’s a ‘Mum’ thing but I love a list…The way I prefer my list is the old fashioned retro way via pen and paper – the prettier the better.  There’s nothing better than cracking open a new notebook and having a lovely blank page in front of you *there are better things, but not many..*

This is a great time of year for lists of best stuff, but I’m going to fight the urge and not really do one *as such*

Another little retro habit of mine is buying cd’s – I like to listen to them in my car (which actually has a cassette player in it – *ask your mum*) and I still like the physicality of it.

These are the best albums I bought this year…In no particular order…

  • Jack White – Blunderbuss
  • Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
  • The Vaccines – Come of Age
  • Lucy Rose – Like I Used To
  • Of Monsters and Men – My Head Is An Animal


These are some artists that I really enjoyed listening to but never got round to getting their album…

  • Laetitia Sadier
  • Bat For Lashes
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Bobby Womack
  • Miike Snow
  • Blood Red Shoes
  • Santigold
  • Two Door Cinema Club


This is the stuff I’m looking forward to being released next year…

  • Atoms For Peace
  • Kings of Leon
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • The Strokes


And finally the new ‘album’ from Beck – Song Reader which has all the tracks in sheet music form.  This really appeals to my vintage retro side and my love of Beck, but my non-musical ability side is weeping slightly…

What’s your list like?  Please let me know…