My music journey and what I’m listening to now

Last night I went and watched Bohemian Rhapsody, the new Queen-centric biopic, that recently hit theaters worldwide and I must say that I loved it. It was exactly the kind of movie I wanted to see at this time in my life where I’m sort of “rediscovering” the old rock classics. Of course it’s not a perfect depiction of the legendary rock group and what actually went on behind the scenes but it was a good movie nonetheless and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Though I’ve never been a big music buff, I’ve always wanted to be one. I just never knew what to listen to or what sort of genre I liked the best. I do now though and the hammer has fallen on rock music.
I mean, it’s no secret that my favorite band is The Black Keys (what I wouldn’t give to see them perform live *sigh…) but I’ve been listening to a lot of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Pearl Jam lately as well. The old-school classics, if you will.
I will admit that It’s a strange journey that I’ve sort of set myself on, because I already know a lot of the songs, I just never knew the intricacies behind them. Hell, I had never even listened to a full album, from beginning to end, until a few weeks ago!
Now however, I’m watching live shows, music videos and listening to anything and everything that I can get my chubby little hands on and it’s been an eye-opening experience. It’s given me new-found appreciation, not just for rock but for music in general. The way it moves people’s souls and invokes feelings in you that sometimes, you didn’t think you where capable of feeling some days. It’s truly magical and it’s made me realize how much I rely on music in my day-to-day. It’s what gets me through that one blog post, that I maybe didn’t have the most enthusiasm for when writing, or that long bus ride that otherwise would have just been filled with traffic noise.
It gets me up in the morning and keeps me energetic, happy and entertained even through those small blind spots in life that are supposed to be boring and monotonous, and I am eternally grateful for that.

Some people say that humanity’s greatest creation is music and I tend to agree with those people. Music is something that brings us all together and shapes us in ways no other media could ever do. It’s definitely the medium that has helped me connect with people the best and it did it again just last night, when I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody with my friends and chatted about rock n’ roll with them all the way home.

I know I share a lot of what I listen to on my Instagram stories, so you might have seen quite a few of these picks there already, but just in case this interests anyone, I’m going to list a few of the old classics that I’ve been listening to:

Feel free to send me recommendations as well! I know a few of you already have and I absolutely treasure them. I love discovering new stuff to listen or even write/vlog about and even if I don’t reply, I am always listening!

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45 thoughts on “My music journey and what I’m listening to now

  1. so just some constructive criticism for ya.

    i would suggest using a grammar/spell checker app on your blogs. they aren’t written badly or anything like that, that’s not what im trying to say. and i know learning english and it’s neverending grammar rules are difficult, native speakers (like myself) often have trouble with it, too. but using an app will not only help improve your writing, it’ll also help you learn. i know grammarly is a good one to use, and it’s free. im sure there are others out there as well.

    but yeah, just an idea.

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  2. Ohhh i LOVE Paint It Black and Back in Black!!!! I dont listen music a lot but when I do its always rock 😊 The rhythm always sets me in a good mood 😄 Old school music is the best 👌

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  3. Hi, Signe! Firstly I’d like to say that your music taste is pure awesomeness because I genuinely like the things that you like haha 😛 If you would like to share more of your ex music recommendations, my suggestion would be that you create a Spotify account so that you’ll be able to make some playlists for us to listen to! And I guess we’re on the same page, I’ve been listening to loads of classic rock songs, for nostalgic purposes (or more, no one knows haha) I mostly listen to 70’s-90’s rock, like holy crap those were the good times! Here are some of my faves old and new, I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do 🙂

    There Is Nothing Left To Lose (album by Foo Fighters)
    What’s The Story (Morning Glory?) (album by Oasis)
    The Wall, Wish You Were Here & The Dark Side Of The Moon (albums by Pink Floyd)
    Revolver (album by The Beatles)
    Black by Pearl Jam (I fucking love this song, the lyrics, Eddie Vedder’s vocals are just 👌🏻)
    Silent Lucidity by Queensryche
    Fleetwood Mac & Rumours (albums by Fleetwood Mac)
    The Sky Is A Neighbourhood by Foo Fighters
    Nevermind and In Utero (albums by Nirvana)
    Marigold by Nirvana
    A Beautiful Lie (album by 30 Seconds To Mars)
    Band On The Run by Wings & Paul McCartney
    Imagine (album by John Lennon)
    Abbey Road (album by The Beatles)
    Minutes To Midnight (album by Linkin Park)
    Superunknown (album by Soundgarden)
    The Promise by Chris Cornell
    Be Yourself by Audioslave
    For What It’s Worth by Liam Gallagher
    If Not Now, When? (album by Incubus)
    All Things Must Pass (album by George Harrison)
    Strange Days (album by The Doors)
    could
    I could take forever to go and finish up this list of my recommendations for you, but these are the only ones that I can think of right now 😛 This is such a good post, keep it up! x

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  4. I have not watched ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ yet, but it looks absolutely amazing and I really want to see it! As for music suggestion, I will definitely be sure to look into yours.

    Suggestions from me in the other hand willing not be so interesting. I don’t listen to a wide variety of music, really only Broadway musical soundtracks. However, in the off chance I do listen to something other than a musical, it would probably be:
    -Girls/Girls/Boys by Panic at the Disco
    -Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf) by AWOLNATION
    -Women Like Me by Little Mix (anything by Little Mix is pretty amazing)
    -Uncharted by Sara Barielles (she’s amazing as well)
    -45 by the Gaslight Anthem
    -How To Be A Heartbreaker by Marina and the Diamonds
    -First Burn by Air Afsar, Julia Harriman, Lexi Lawson, Rachalle Ann Go, and Shobra Naryan

    This is just a big random jumble of music, but it’s a big random jumble of good music. 🙂

    Have a great night!

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  5. I am very large into music as well and some of my favorites right now is Nathan Sharp and I have been listening to a good bit of Emma Blackery’s stuff. Panic! At the disco is definitely one of my all time favorites as well.

    I loved this post and all of your photography and I hope for the best for you. You are such a strong woman Signe, I wish I could ever be that strong. You are such a gorgeous woman and I aspire to be like you one day.

    Also an anime suggestion if you haven’t seen it is Danganronpa. It is so good. My personal favorite and I think you may enjoy it as well.

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  6. Loved this post! And you’re so right! Music is such an incredible creation and it’s always so much fun to listen to whenever you new a song that fits your mood. I’m always asking around for recommendations so I’ll have to give those a listen!

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  7. I want to see that movie!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I will definitely listen to some of your new favorite songs! As for me, I listed to a lot of Ed Sheeran. Some of his songs just really hit me with the lyrics, for example “Perfect” and “One” where others hit me with their amazing beats, like “Don’t” and “Bloodstream”. I hope you give some of his songs a listen and enjoy! Have fun exploring more of your music interests!

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  8. If you like led zeppelin and Queen.. try bands like “The doors” “The kinks” any bands from 60s, 70s are class! I myself saw Bohemian Rhapsody yesterday.. my
    Boyfriend has a Queen obsession.. and I have to say I think I do after watching the film! Or maybe it’s just a Rami Malek obsession! Haha! Xxx

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  9. Hi Signe! I know I’m late in responding, but even though I don’t exactly listen to old style rock music nor have I watched Bohemian Rhapsody, you have accurately described how music makes me feel! 😊

    And I don’t know if you’re interested, but I noticed you have Paint it Black by Rolling Stones. I’ve never listened to the original song, but I’ve listened to and absolutely LOVE the cover by Hidden Citizens. It has a dramatic and epic tone, if you’re interested.

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  10. Based on your story, you got great taste in music, might I suggest so artists you should listen too if you haven’t already. Window to the Abbey, The Struts, the latest Awolnation album is great, Death From Above 1979(might not be your taste IDK), Kasabian. These are artists I listen to that are very underrated in my opinion. I can’t stand the main stream music these days.

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  11. Hello Signe.

    I am a big rock head my self, and as chance would have it, i’m going to see bohemian rhapsody tomorrow night.

    I have listened to a bit of everything in the rock genre, from punk rock (the clash , sex pistols) , old school rock & roll (Elvis , Ritchie valens & Buddy Holly) to 80’s and 90’s rock (Metallica , GNR , Prince , AC/DC , Pink Floyd and so on) and still listen to all that this genre has to offer to this day.

    I Remember rediscovering my passion for rock while attending an Efterskole. Before that I had this Techno and Dubstep face , but when I got back into rock it consummed me and I fell right back in love with the genre.

    If I could give you some suggestions for bands or track to listen to this would be a few of them.
    – Pink Floyd
    – Another brick in the wall par 1 , 2 , 3
    – Comfortably numb
    – Money
    – Guns & roses
    – Paradise City
    – Mr. Brownstone
    – Welcome to the jungle
    – Metallica
    – Fade to black
    – One
    – For whom the bells toll
    – Prince
    – Let’s go crazy
    – Purple rain
    – When doves cry

    Well this list could go on and on. But these are just a few of my favourite songs from these bands, I have stacks of others if needed 🙂

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  12. I saw back in black and sweet child o’ mine and I freaked out momentarily. A good suggestion if you like guns n’ roses good songs by them are “live and let die” and “paradise city” which I saw them perform LIVE which was awesome so if you can find the music video for paradise city at download festival 2018 you will see what I mean, it is truly epic and inspirational

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  13. Oh man I’m such a sucker for early 2000s and 90s alternative rock! Though I do recommend listening to Walk The Moon, 30 Seconds to Mars, lovelytheband, and of course my girl Bishop Briggs she has such a beautiful voice!! I can’t wait to see Mike Shinoda tomorrow night!!

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  14. Hello Signe!
    So I’m doing this the first time in my life, so please excuse for any of my errors. ^^ So, here I go.

    For me, music is also something so important in my life and it gives me the strength and motivation to go on with life everything I want to do. I always tend to incorporate music in my everyday life, like studying, crafting, writing, also reading, etc.
    As for rock music (also hard rock and beyond), it gives me such different feelings and emotions as other genres of music, like commercial pop music in the radio etc. I usually don’t feel emotions with that.
    Rock music makes me feel secure, loved (it might sound absurd, but I can’t explain it differently ^^). The whole atmosphere changes, when I listen to my favourite rock and metal bands. I feel like a different person, hopeful. I honestly wouldn’t know what I would do, if I haven’t discovered it at the right time! So when I actively began to discover more and more rock songs and genres, I learned so much more about music, and yes, even about myself. Because I found something, that fulfills me so much. And discovering it, made me a different person, in the best way possible. And the adventure of discovery never ends!

    I see you like a lot of classic rock songs (your list is so amazing, I love every single song on it), so I can recommend you following list. So I have those bands for you, and sometimes I also recommend you specific songs to the artists. That doesn’t mean that only that song is good. I’m afraid it’s a very detailed list, but then there’s a greater chance for you to find a band you like 🙂 But not every single one is a band that plays classic rock, but they still sound amazing. (I just scrolled through my personal playlist and selected bands you might like ^^ Since it’s my personal playlist there might be nothing for you at all, what can I do 🙂 )
    (I noticed afterwards, that there are a couple very known ones, but also some of the lesser known one, you only find recommended under YouTube Videos of known bands, so thanks to YouTube at this place)
    The Byrds – Eight Miles High
    Any song by Bob Dylan 🙂
    The Boys Next Doors – The Voice; Shivers; I Mistake Myself
    Any Song by The Doors. They are my personal favourite 🙂
    Bruce Springsteen
    Cat Stevens – Trouble; Wild World (one of my favourite songs of all time)
    Cream – Sunshine Of Our Love; White Room
    Deep Purple in general
    Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet; Money for Nothing
    Dropkick Murphys – Rose Tattoo
    Fleetwood Mac in general, but e.g. “The Chain”
    John Mellencamp – Jack and Diane
    Lou Reed – Perfect Day
    Neil Young in general
    New Radicals – You Get What You Give
    Oasis – Wonderwall; Supersonic
    Any Song by Pink Floyd (♡) – Wish You Where Here; Comfortably Numb; Breathe
    Quiet Riot – Come On, Feel the Noise
    Rex Brown – Fault Line
    Any Song by Rush, e.g. Tom Sawyer
    The Spencer Davis Group – Keep On Running; I’m A Man
    Supergrass – Alright
    The Sweet – Ballroom Blitz
    The Alarm Clocks – Yeah
    Anything by The Clash (!), I know you already mentioned them, but they are too good to not mention them again! 😉
    The Kinks – You Really Got Me; Sunny Afternoon
    The Monkees – Daydream Believer; Last Train to Clarksville; The Monkees; I’m a Believer
    The Police in general
    The Proclaimers e.g. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” 😉
    The Turtles – Happy Together
    The Yardbirds (!)
    Tom Waits
    Velvet Revolver f.ex. “Slither”
    And I got a phantastic album for you! It’s “City To City” by Gerry Rafferty. I absolutely adore that record. Hope you like it too!

    So, I really hope you read and search through a couple of those songs and maybe you find something you like. I personally love talking about music and getting songs and bands recommended. For example I didn’t knew the Black Keys before, and the sound absolutely awesome, so thank you for that!

    Good luck expanding your musical taste! 🙂
    Victoria

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  15. Seeing that you are interested in the old classics I would gladly recommend you to listen to Pink Floyd.
    Start with Wish you were here, Continue by listening the whole album Dark side of the Moon which is truly one of a kind masterpiece!
    After you got an idea of what PF is all about I would like to recommend my favorite track of all, Echoes. It’s better not to hear it first because it’s a little dark and heavy, but a completely different experience.

    So glad that you shared your music preferences!

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  16. I love all the songs on your list, i have always kinda been a one track kind of person when it came to the genre of music i would listen too. I grew up with Metallica(thanks to my brother). I have recently branched out. Five Finger Death Punch is a new favorite of mine. Thanks to a friend of mine who without him i never would have looked them up. Music has always been my rock when dealing with the hardships all encounter in life. I was devastated when i heard of Chesters passing as linkin park helped me survive middle school as well as high school!

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  17. I definitely recommend listening to Greta Van Fleets new album Anthem Of The Peaceful Army. It’s truly a masterpiece and if you like classic rock you will enjoy it immensely.

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  18. Classic rock is the genre I grew up on! My parents are older than most in my age range and they had all the classics. Elton John, The Beatles, AC/DC, Queen, Aerosmith, Guns N Roses, The Clash, Bon Jovi etc. Your list was a flashback to childhood! I’m proud to say I know almost every song on there.

    Like you, I’m not incredibly well versed in music, so I don’t know about any recommendations, but staying on this path will surely lead to great music you discover on your own! I did notice some bands/artists not on your immediate list like Journey, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and David Bowie.

    Gotta love music for bringing something fun into every day life!

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    1. Well I only included ten songs as I didn’t want to make an endless list. I plan on making a couple of playlists and incorporate them onto my blog somehow but we’ll see how that goes!

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  19. Oooh, good stuff! I have to say Rush is one of my favorite bands; my dad always listens to them and so now all their albums just give me such a sense of nostalgia!

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  20. Ah! i can’t wait to go see it! Was it good? I hope you had a good time! I am also trying to kind of get back into some older music I liked. Sweet child o’ mine is an absolute hit. I love it some other music I recommend is don’t stop believing by journey, Thunderstruck by ACDC, Back in black by ACDC, and if you’re into rap and need a new underrated artist Witt lowry is so great I love his music! I hope you are doing well and everything is ok. Love you signe

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    1. It was really good though it’s heavily influenced by the other band members, so it’s definitely not a very neutral portrayal but I really enjoyed it nonetheless! It’s hard NOT to enjoy it when you’re a Queen fan, I think.
      I hope you get to see it soon!

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  21. I’ve been obsessed with centuries by fall out boy. It was over a video of how the planes fought in WW1( we was shown in school) and it’s been stuck in my head! Plus I’ve been living for video game based songs, I have no clue why. On a random note, I’ve been getting positive alot as I have gotten out of a relationship that worsened my mental health 🙂 and I’m going away this weekend to a bonfire display which we go yearly and I was wondering what is the best food to have on a cold day? Personally I love stew 🙂

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    1. Oh and your thinking of getting a dog? What breed was you thinking of? I love huskies but I have two cats (Luna who is my pic and lox) and a bunny (pebbles) who I personally love more than dogs 🙂

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      1. Well as I am a starving student, I can’t really afford a dog at the moment and I wouldn’t be able to give it the care and attention it deserves (I would absolutely LOVE to have one though, don’t get me wrong).

        If I where to get a dog, it would probably end up being a shephard or a golden mix? I honestly don’t know, it’s hard to tell what I’ll be able to handle as a green, firs time dog owner so we’ll just have to see!

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    2. Well you can never go wrong with stew!
      Hmm, idk… It has to be something that’s rather easy to transport, so maybe some pumpkin/chili soup with sour creme/creme fraiche? It’s definitely one of my cold weather favorites!

      Glad you are doing better! Good luck!

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  22. Music has been an essential part of my life so far. I’ve recently been to my 20th concert and I feel like I could go to 20 more and still enjoy every show as my first one.
    I think we both listen to the same kind of music because I am a huge fan of The Black Keys and Cage The Elephant too.
    So I wanted to recommend you some bands of the similar style. My favorite bands to see live are Kasabian (my fav songs are Re-Wired, Wasted and You’re In Love With a Psycho) and Arcade Fire (Wake Up, The Suburbs, Signs of Life). I also really like White Lies (Time To Give and my favorite song of all time – Death).

    I think you would enjoy their music as much as I do!

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  23. If you are in the rock mood, but want a more modern like hard rock band, i would recommend you a British rock duo called Royal Blood. They are AMAZING!!!! Love your posts every time I get an email update, i immediately read it and always enjoy what you have to say!

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  24. Music is honestly amazing. I never used to listen to music a lot, but when I went to college and my mental health started to decline, it became something I relied on and I don’t know what I did without it. Some songs bring back memories, good and bad, whilst other hype me up and make me smile.
    And looking at that list, there’s definitely a few songs there that bring back some good memories! As someone who grew up with an older sister that loved Guitar Hero, Sweet Child O’ Mine is one of those songs that brings back some brilliant memories with her. I’ve not heard it in ages!

    Also hope you’re doing alright 🙂

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  25. I can’t freaken wait to see Bohemian Rhapsody. Queen is great. The Beatles have really good happy tunes, as you probably know, but a really great era of rock is the 80s man! If you check out the soundtrack to the movie/stage show “Rock of Ages”, they have great ones on there. They are covers mind you so I’d check out the real thing.
    Music can be quite the mood changer!

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  26. I’ve been listening to a lot of alt/indie rock lately, and I highly recommend boygenius, the newly-formed supergroup of Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers! Their music is soooo good and I highly recommend listening to each of their solo music as well, which is just as good. I’ve also been listening to Snail Mail and Car Seat Headrest as well, both of whom are signed to the same record label as boygenius. ❤
    Hope you’re doing well, Signe!
    -Kate ❤💕

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  27. I am honestly all over the place with my music taste. It’s nice that you’ve been getting back into the classics. When I was young, my dad used to listen to all the classic rock groups and dance around the living room with me. It kind of always stuck with me as I grew up. I even recently saw Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) and Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) live and it was amazing. I definitely recommend checking out those two bands. Funny enough though, I’ve been stuck on indie music lately. My favourite band is Oh Wonder right now. I can’t stop listening to them. Thanks for the post! You always seem to post on my lunch break, which makes them less boring haha 🙂

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  28. The two Under the Cover albums but Ninja Sex party have some great classic rock songs if you are looking for some variety! But I will suggest that you give Rush a good listen. The lyrics are…odd but the sound and the actual story of a song is amazing!
    I agree with you a lot in how music really helps shape you and get you through so many things in your life. Queen is one of my favorite bands. I can’t wait to see the movie and I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it.

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