Thursday, January 1, 2015

Emma's Favorite Music 2014

My daughter's first entry for this blog.  She's now 14.

Emma Here :D

There is a myriad of amazing music to listen to and, personally, I am just beginning to scratch the surface of it. In the process of scratching the surface, I discovered some awesome new music this year, and rediscovered some old music, the kind of music I first really listened to. Here are some of my absolute favorite bands, artists, albums, and songs from 2014.  Also, I started taking guitar lessons this year, and am enjoying learning all kinds of different fun things on guitar.  The first song I learned how to play on the guitar was Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here", which my dad thought was really cool.

U2 came out with a new album (Songs of Innocence) that apparently automatically downloaded on everyone's phone except mine (of course), within a week of getting that album transferred to my phone though, I listened to it so much that I knew all the lyrics to every single song.

Somewhere in the fall, I started getting back into the first music that I really ever listened to. That doesn't mean the first music I ever heard, but it was the first music I payed full attention to, a couple of examples of that are...
  • The Beatles - Songs like "Hey Jude", "Helter Skelter", and "Revolution"
  • Led Zeppelin - I started learning "Stairway To Heaven" on the guitar and that sparked an interest in Led Zeppelin.  I'm not sure I really listened to Led Zeppelin when I was younger but it certainly was the type of music I first tuned in to hear.
  • I also rediscovered Bright Eyes, a boy on a social media learned how to play "Lua" and posted a video, bringing it to my attention. That got me into I'm Wide Awake It's Morning, which we put on my phone and when I listened to it I also got very into "Train Under Water", "Poison Oak", and "First Day Of My Life", among all the other songs on the album.
In addition to rediscovery though, I had some new discoveries this year. Not new music per say... but certainly new to me.  These were things like...
  • Guns N Roses (Probably my top favorite for the whole year) - Favorite song: "Don't Cry"
  • Green Day - Favorite songs: "She", "Good Riddance"  and "Walking Contradiction"
  • Nirvana - Nevermind (All of it!)
  • Metallica, which I haven't listened to that much of yet, but I really like it and definitely think it should be on this list. 
  • Also, my favorite music released in 2014 - Nico Vega - Lead To Light


  1. Great post Emma!!
    Love the Beatles shirt as well!!

  2. Impeccable taste! Don't know where she got that from...probably VC posts and videos. ;-)