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The Sounds

I tend to love all things Swedish. I was not-so-mildly obsessed with ABBA growing up (after I saw ABBA the Movie on VH1… seriously, I became their biggest fan under 18). Shortly after my college graduation in 2005, I discovered The Sounds while listening to Pandora at work (remember when Pandora was really new and exciting?). A love affair quickly commenced, and I’ve since seen them three times live – whenever they’ve been in NY, and once in Philly. I find their music really empowering – new wave that gets you feeling and moving. I was SOOO excited to find out that they’re playing a show in Brooklyn in a couple of weeks, and it’s a good thing I got tickets early, because they sold out within the day. I feel like a 13-year-old with all the anticipatory excitement I’m feeling. It’s going to be the most fun, awesome dance party, and I’m so excited that I’ve gotten my boyfriend, sister, and other friends into The Sounds, too, because a group dance party is always better than a solo one (but in all honesty, I usually break off to get to the front to see Maja’s amazingness up close). Their shows allow me to morph into a totally uninhibited dance machine, and I cannot wait to feel that exhilaration in just a week and a half.

Check out The Sounds music on My Space (favs: Dorchester Hotel and Ego). The new album drops on March 29, and I’m still allowing the two singles that that have been released to grow on me.

Seriously, I’m so excited. I miss that teeny bopper feeling of excitement to see one of my favorite bands live. It’s refreshing.


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Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?

Thanks to [finally] watching the Valentine’s Day episode of Glee, I have a new favorite song. I’ve been listening to it every second I can. It’s totally uplifting, which a law student really needs. I may be late on this bandwagon, but I figured I’d share in case you’re not on board yet. Because haters, they gonna hate, and law school is full of them. {Also, I am so into the 80s dancing Katy breaks into at the end. Love. It.}

Boom boom boom. Even brighter than the moon moon moon.

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The Cranberries

Go here and let the song play in the background. Then, continue reading.

I saw The Cranberries last night for their New York stop on their reunion tour. The tour marks the first time they’ve performed together in nearly seven years, which blows my mind. The Cranberries were such a large part of my childhood and adolescence. My parents regularly played their albums ever since Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? was released in 1993. Then the movie Empire Records (which came out in 1995, but I didn’t discover until around 1998) was released, and The Cranberries became not only my parents’ music, but my own.

Their concert last night was amazing (for lack of a more expletive word), simply put. The band was tight as ever, and Dolores O’Riordan is one of the coolest people with one of most awesome voices I’ve ever heard. The energy in the sold-out show was great, and I couldn’t get enough of O’Riordan’s message to live for today, and not worry about tomorrow. I’m going to try to start.

Click the photo below to see the performance of Linger from last night. And did listening to Dreams not put you in the greatest mood ever? Hope it tickles your fancy, because it sure does mine.

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