December 15, 2011

singing this song we love to sing.

it's time for the annual Stu's Year in Music!
Childish Gambino^
2011 music survey;

What song sums up 2011 for you?
The Ark - The Apocalypse is Over

What albums did you listen to over and over?
  • Arkeology: The Complete Singles Collection by The Ark
  • Camp by Childish Gambino
  • EP by Childish Gambino
  • Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons
  • 21 by Adele
  • Codes and Keys by Death Cab For Cutie
  • Ceremonials by Florence + The Machine
  • Glee: The Music presents The Warblers by Glee Cast
  • My Worlds - The Collection by Justin Bieber
  • Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
  • Christmas by Michael Bublé
  • Doctor Who: Series 5 soundtrack by Murray Gold & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Danger Days: The True Lives of Fabulous Killjoys by My Chemical Romance
  • Lupercalia by Patrick Wolf
  • The Bedroom Demos by Stars
Patrick Wolf^

What was the best gig you went to?
my all time favorite band The Ark had a farewell tour this year and i saw them five times, just so i could really say Goodbye. all those gigs were amazing, but the second one was the best, it was the most emotional, for me. even more than The Very Last one.

What songs did you have on repeat?
  • The Apocalypse is Over by The Ark
  • Breaking Up With God by The Ark
  • Kids (Keep Up) by Childish Gambino
  • House by Patrick Wolf
  • Someone Like You by Adele
  • Never Say Never by Justin Bieber
  • Fireworks by Katy Perry
  • The Sad Man With a Box from Doctor Who Soundtrack
  • Kohtalon Oma by Chisu
  • Nuori ja Kaunis by Anna Järvinen & Olavi Uusivirta
  • Paradise by Coldplay
  • The Cave by Mumford & Sons
  • Freaks & Geeks by Childish Gambino
  • Bills, Bills, Bills by Glee Cast

What was your best musical discovery this year?
Mumford & Sons, Stars and i gave in to my new guilty pleasure, Justin Bieber.

What 5 musicians/bands did you listen to the most? says; Glee Cast, Childish Gambino, The Ark, Taylor Swift and Bob Dylan

What was the best CD you bought?
Camp by Childish Gambino
Mumford & Sons^

Did you buy any music DVDs this year?
no i didn't.

What are the best lyrics you heard this year?
in our coats of splendid colours we went from town to town, leaving young hearts filled with promise and the venues turned upside down. 
from The Apocalypse is Over by The Ark. this song is about The Band and their fans, it's a goodbye to us and they're perfect. there's also this one part that they only sang live, it's not on the track on the album, and ti goes like this;
we went to look for glory, where the chimes of freedom ring. in the world of sweet illusion, we were undisputed kings. and i know you should never say never, but i guess that's what i do now, and i know that what we have will last forever. Forever, forever, forever!
and i really love that part too.

Did you stop liking any musicians/bands?
i guess my Lady Gaga phase is over.

The very last The Ark gig^

Did you learn an instrument this year? If so, did you play any gigs?

What band did you hate this year?
this Finnish artist called Petri Nygård, he's the worst thing ever happened to music.

Did you have a musical guilty pleasure this year?

Justin Bieber, for sure. (and now i'm looking at the next question, last year i wrote that JB's Baby was the worst song... oh well.)

What was the worst song of the year?
Selvä Päivä by Petri Nygård, i don't think i've ever hated a song this much!

Justin Bieber^

What was the coolest music video you saw this year?
House by Patrick Wolf, it's simply beautiful!

Did you watch Idol/the arias/grammys/mtv awards?
no i didn't.

What was the worst musical comeback of the past year?
what comebacks were there?!

What was the best musical comeback of the year?
again, don't know.

 Hayley Williams^

Who were your favourite female vocalists?
Taylor Swift, Adele, Hayley Williams (Paramore), Cat Power.

Who were your favourite male vocalists?
Childish Gambino, Ola Salo (The Ark), Darren Criss, Bob Dylan.

What radio station did you listen to most?
i don't really listen to radio, but Voice i guess. and Radio Nova. not good stations but none of them really are.

What was the biggest band you saw this year?
Hurts and My Chemical Romance.

If you have one, how often did you listen your iPod/mp3 player this year?
i don't have one, but i listen to music from my phone. quite often, when ever i'm on a buss or a train.

What was your favourite soundtrack to a film this year?
The Tree soundtrack.

Darren Criss^

What was your favourite music themed film you saw this year?
No Direction Home, i watched it on Bob Dylan's birthday, i've seen it before tho.

What was the best local band you heard/saw this year?
i don't think i saw any local bands this year.

Did you meet any famous musicians?
we had a small after party with The Ark this summer. also we went to a bar with Hurts and their crew, tho i barely talked to the boys from Hurts, cause i'm awkward, but i thanked Theo for an amazing gig. he was like the nices person ever.

Did you put up any music posters around your room/house?

Totalled, how much do you think you spent on music this year (cds, merch, tickets, etc)?
i spend around 320€ on tickets, 10€ on merch, around 50€ on cd's, and if we also cound trips for gigs (Tampere&Vaasa and Stockholm) that's around 600€ i think.

What type of music did you find yourself listening to most this year?
country, folk, indie, rap, classics, mainstream pop...


Best song to be happy to you listened to this year?
The City by Patrick Wolf; no no no no, not about the debts you made, the car we never had, the house we never owned, darling don't look so sad. it's about that day we kissed up by Niagara Falls, it's about the keys, the keys, the keys to my heart you hold.

Best song to be sad to you listened to this year?
Someone Like You by Adele; sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.

Band/singer with the best style this year?
Adele, she is my rolemodel and so so beautiful.

What shows are you looking forward to in the new year?
Michael Bublé, finally! it's a dream come true.

Did you buy any band merchandise this year?
Mumford & Sons t-shirt

Did you pirate any music this year?

She & Him^

Did you miss out on going to any really good concerts this year?
Patrick Wolf, simply just couldn't afford it.

What was the last gig you went to?
The Ark at Gröna Lund, Stockholm.

How many songs are on your computer/itunes?

i'm not sure, 4000?

What are you listening to now?

The Christmas Waltz by She & Him


  1. Hiya! I just dropped by to give you click! and wish you a merry christmas! I've been enjoying your Christmas posts a lot!


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