Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Born from a love of lists and a love of books each week there’s a new topic for bloggers to list their ‘top ten’.
Top Ten Audios I’m Currently Loving
Another week and another Top Ten Tuesday post where I’m straying from the set topic of Top Ten Outrageous Things I’ve done for the Love of Books. I’m not an ‘outrageous’ person, in fact the only thing I could think of for this topic was going to the midnight release for the last Harry Potter book, which I can’t really say is outrageous in my mind. So instead I’m going back to the Audio Freebie prompt from a couple of weeks ago and talking about some of the audios – podcasts, albums and songs – that I’m really loving at the moment.
Welcome to Night Vale
There aren’t many podcasts I listen to, that I can say I’m really hooked on, but I really love Welcome to Night Vale. It was the first podcast I tuned into and since I’ve been listening I’ve been lucky enough to have gone to a couple of the live shows, which is always an incredible experience. I’ve fallen behind on some of the newer episodes so I’m currently binge-listening from the very beginning to catch up.
Good Morning Night Vale
I can’t talk about Welcome to Night Vale in a post without also talking about Good Morning Night Vale. There aren’t as many episodes, but I’m really enjoying the behind-the-scenes view Good Morning Night Vale gives to each episode of Welcome to Night Vale.
Ever since they won XFactor (even though I don’t even watch XFactor) I’ve loved Little Mix. They’re my favourite girl band and every single one of their albums has been amazing, and are played on repeat on my iPod. I do think their releases have gotten better as they’ve gone along, so obviously LM5 is my favourite of their albums so far.
Panic at the Disco were massive when I was in sixth form (my whole year, myself included, had an emo/scene kids phase in 2016/17) so hearing they were releasing a new album brought back some fun memories. I haven’t downloaded all of Pray for the Wicked yet, but the two singles from the album they’ve released so far are brilliant.
Thrilling Adventure Hour
This is the only other podcast that I regularly listen to, and it’s another favourite of mine. My favourite episodes are the Beyond Belief ones; I love anything paranormal, and Frank and Sadie are hilarious characters. Some new episodes have been released and I need to catch up on them, but Thrilling Adventure Hour is the kind of podcast where I’ll happily re-listen to the older episodes over and over again.
The Umbrella Academy
After binge-watching the TV show back in February my next step was obviously downloading the soundtrack and binge-listening to the songs. I’ve had The Umbrella Academy soundtrack on repeat on my iPod for weeks at a time (so much so that I probably know all the words to all the songs) and my favourite track seems to change with every listen (at the moment it’s Never Tear Us Apart).
I’ve never had a Jonas Brothers phase when I was younger, I think I remember listening to their songs but I was never in love with them or their music, so when I heard there was a new single behind released I wasn’t crazy hyped for it. Then I heard Sucker while watching 4Music and I got why everyone was raving about it. It’s so catchy, I always want to sing along whenever it comes on my iPod.
I feel like I’m very late on the mark discovering Halsey and her Badlands album. Some of her songs – Castle and Colours – hit my radar but the hype seemed to pass me by, until I finally downloaded her album after discovering some of her other tracks falling down a YouTube black hole. No surprise I loved it.
I really need to download Sigrid’s album; all of the singles she’s released have been favourites of mine and obviously Don’t Feel Like Crying is no exception. Her songs have a very old school pop vibe to them which for me brings back memories from my childhood dancing around the living room to Top of the Pops. All her songs just make me want to start dancing along.
Considering how much I’ve loved all the singles George Ezra has released from his Staying at Tamara’s album I really should download it in its entirety. Pretty Shining People is his latest release, and while it doesn’t knock Paradise off its position as my favourite George Ezra song it’s high on my list of favourite singles.
Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday?
What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done for the love of books? Have you been to midnight releases for books you’ve loved, or travelled across the country/world for a bookish event?
Do you enjoy podcasts, what ones would you recommend everyone check out? What songs are you loving at the moment, are any of the tracks I featured on my list this week favourites of yours as well?