In Our Humble Opinion

Best Album In 2016 (Elsa Version)

I can’t believe we’re already in the beginning of 2017. We found 2016 become one of the most exciting year in music industry. There are some musicians who just released their new album after quiet long time. We also found so many new musicians with a great music potential who just released their debut EP. So, as a tribute to 2016 and to welcome 2017, we decided to make our own version of best album in 2016. Okay, here’s the list:

5. Broods – Conscious

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After their success debut album, Evergreen, electro pop duo band from New Zealand, Caleb Nott and Georgia Nott, are back with their second studio album, Conscious. Conscious was released on June 24th 2016 and include 13 songs with their main single Free and Heartlines. They add some musical instruments in their second album like guitar, organ, and electro piano as their based electronic sound. You will get more upbeat melodies than you heard in their first album. But, I have to admit, Georgia’s gorgeous voice always become their music gravity that always made me stuck to listen their album.

Most Favorite Song: Full Blown Love

4. Tom Odell – Wrong Crowd

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Thanks to my blog partner who already introduced me to this gorgeous and undeniable musician, Tom Peter Odell. He released his second studio album Wrong Crowd on June 10th 2016. His music definitely something really nice to hear. The tunes of piano become the heart of his music. Not forgot to mention the way Tom Odell sing every songs in this album. His voice will drag you to feel the way he feels through this song. In some songs, he also add strings instruments that makes the melodies become really worth to hear. Definitely so good.

Most Favorite Song: Silhouette

3. Repartee – All Lit Up

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Repartee become one of the awesome new musician that I found this year. All Lit Up is their successful debut album which was released in April 29th 2016 and include eight great songs. Repartee’s main single Dukes totally got my eartention at the first time I heard this song and makes me wondering the other songs in this album. And I have to admit All Lit Up is a really great album and I have no doubt at all to put it on 3rd place of my favorite album in 2016. They turned electro-pop into a different vibes which makes their music become something to be anticipated.

Most Favorite Song: Dukes

2. Ladyhawke – Wild Things

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Ladyhawke definitely took the number 2 spot in my favorite album of the year. Her third studio album Wild Things was released on June 3rd 2016 and definitely makes me falling in love with her music in one time play. Three words to describe this album: danceable, addicting, and refreshing. Somehow I feel overwhelmed every time I listened each songs in this album. The way Ladyhawke mixed up the sound of electronic instrument and other musical instruments especially piano makes her music has a great powerful melodies and definitely something really worth to hear.

Most Favorite Song: Wonderland and Money To Burn

1. The Strumbellas – Hope

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And finally, we’re already on the number 1 spot and yes, I have no doubt at all to put The Strumbellas as my most favorite album in 2016. Once again, thanks to my blog partner and also my best friend who already introduced me to their music. Hope is The Strumbellas’s third studio album which was released on April 22th 2016. Hope become one of the most entertaining and the most enjoyable album that I’ve ever heard through this year. They turned folk-rock into something really nice to hear with the sound of many traditional music instruments like violin and banjo. The combination between the melodies, the lyrics, and Simon Ward’s voice makes every song has a different vibes and makes me so thrive when I listened to this album. Also, the composition of the song in this album is so wide. You can find up-tempo song (Young & Wild), mid-tempo songs (Spirits, Wars, Dogs, We Don’t Know, David), and slow-tempo songs (Shovel & Dirt, The Hired Band, The Night Will Save Us, I Still Make Her Cry, Wild Sun ) in this album.

Most Favorite Song: Dogs and Wars

That’s it! That’s my top 5 best album in 2016. We definitely can’t wait to see what will happen in 2017. Based on our article about most anticipating musician, I think 2017 will be wonderful year. Okay, now, why don’t you share and let us know about your favorite album in 2016. We will be glad to read your opinion. Thank you for already visit our blog through 2016. Wish you have a wonderful year ahead folks!

Elsa

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Gigs and Festivals Alert

Gigs and Festivals in December 2016

Happy Holiday folks! I can’t believe it’s already the last month in 2016. December is gonna be an exciting month because it’s filled with so many exciting concert that maybe some of you already waited for so long. For all of you who lived around Australasia, especially Australia, I bet it’s gonna be a busy month for you. There are so many gigs and music festivals with awesome lined up are waiting for you. Actually, I’m quiet envy for all of you who lived in Australia. 🙂 Okay, here are the list of gigs and festivals that will be held this December.

2nd December 2016

Bell X1 – Prince Bandroom, Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia

3rd December 2016

Coldplay – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand

Chairlift – The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia

4th December 2016

Bell X1 – Amplifier Capitol, Fremantle, Australia

6th December 2016

Coldplay – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

7th December 2016

Chairlift – Max Watt’s-Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

9th December 2016

Coldplay – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

10th December 2016

Coldplay – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tigertown – Woolly Mammoth, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia

Missy Higgins – Birn in Hand Winery, Woodside, Adelaide, South Australia

13th December 2016

Coldplay – Allianz Stadium (at Moore Park), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

14th December 2016

Coldplay – Allianz Stadium (at Moore Park), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

17th December 2016

Tigertown – Jive, Adelaide, South Australia

27th December 2016 – 1st January 2017

Woodford Folk Festival (Little May) – Woodfordia, Woodford, Queensland, Australia

27th December 2016 – 29th December 2016

Southbond Festival 2016 (Ladyhawke, Phantogram, Highasakite) – Busselton, Perth, WA, Australia

28th December 2016 – 1st January 2017

Beyond The Valley Music Festival 2016 (Highasakite, Ladyhawke, Phantogram, etc) – Lardner, Victoria, Australia

Okay, that’s it. Have you already secure your own ticket? Which gig or festival that you want to attend this month? I hope you enjoy the gig and festival folks. Have fun and see you next year folks. 🙂

Elsa

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Gigs and Festivals Alert

Gigs and Festivals In October 2016

First, I’m so sorry for the late announcement for this October’s Gigs and Festivals Alert and I hope you don’t miss any concert that you want to attend. Okay, for all of you who stay in Australia and a big fans of Ellie Goulding, I’m sure you must be so excited for this month. Right! Ms. Goulding will held so many concerts around Australia this year. Beside Ellie Goulding, there’s also one of my favorite singer, Ladyhawke, who will held a gig too in Australia. Somehow, I feel so envy with Australian people. Hahaha. Okay, so, here’s the list Gigs and Festivals in October 2016.

2nd October 2016

Gypsy and The Cat – Newtown Social Club, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia

5th October 2016

Ellie Goulding – Rocks Riverside Park, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

6th October 2016

Ladyhawke – Corner Hotel, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

7th October 2016

Ellie Goulding – Qudos Bank Area, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Gypsy and The Cat – The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

8th October 2016

Ellie Goulding – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

10th October 2016

Ellie Goulding – A.E.C. Theatre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

12th October 2016

Ellie Goulding – Perth Arena, Perth, West Australia

21th October 2016

Rag N Bone – Badlands Bar, Perth, West Australia

28th October 2016

Delta Goodrem – Qudos Bank Area, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Playlist

Playlist: Let’s Workout!

Get up and let’s work out folks! Refresh your mind and body with some minutes of morning run and any cardio activity. Well, I’m sure you need some kind of doping or mood booster to do that activity. So, here’s our playlist include seven songs which I hope it will boost your mood to do some exercises. Okay! Get your body out of your bed, wear your running shoes, play some musics, and let your feet move as fast as you can. Hope you like this playlist 🙂

Elsa

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Album Review

Album Review: Wild Things From Ladyhawke

Actually, it is quite rare for me to like almost all songs from someone’s album in one time play. Have you ever feel that kind of feeling? I remember I felt that kind of feeling when I heard The Corrs’s albums Talk On Corners and In Blue, Sara Bareilles’s album Kaleidoscope Heart and The Blessed Unrest, The Strumbellas’s album Hope, and Haim’s album Days Are Gone. But, it is happening again when I hear Ladyhawke’s new album Wild Things.

Honestly, I never heard the music from Ladyhawke before until I heard her new album which already released since June 2016. But Phillipa Brown totally did it. She already made me falling in love with her music since the first time I heard it. I always love the way Ladyhawke combine the tunes of the piano with the electro elements and it makes whole album become so interesting for me.

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Wild Things album includes 11 great song with great electro tunes in every song. A Love Song definitely a perfect song to open this album. This song is an upbeat song with a catchy electro tunes which already gave a great first impression and makes me wonder to listen other songs from this album. Next song called The River, once again, got my attentions. The beat of the drum in the beginning with the tune of piano until the rest of the song already made me addicted to her music. In third track, she try to slow the tempo with Wild Things. The beat is a little bit slower than the two song before, but the tunes of electro instruments still strong in this song. Let It Roll, Chills, and Sweet Fascination are another upbeat song with rich tunes and crowd arrangements. I think I can hear so many melodies from so many instruments and it is so good.

Next song is Golden Girl which one of my favorite song from this album. The sound of ‘ukulele like’ is quite refreshing especially when it combine with electro tunes and the beat of the drum. Hillside Avenue is another great and dance-able songs from the album. I don’t know somehow the tempo makes me overwhelmed when I hear it. I’m sure at least you will shake your body a little bit when you hear this song. Money To Burn and Wonderland are my favorite songs from this album. I really love Wonderland. The tunes of piano at the chorus always gave me chills every time I heard it. So good and I can’t stop listen this song until now. Last but not least, Dangerous is a great song to ending the journey of the album.

As conclusion, three words for this album: Refreshing, Addicting, and Dance-able. So good. I’m sure you’re gonna love it. So, why don’t you try to listen Ladyhawke’s new album Wild Things on her Spotify and get prepare for a little bit dancing.

Tracklist:

  1. A Love Song (3:24)
  2. The River (3:27)
  3. Wild Things (5:13)
  4. Let It Roll (3:08)
  5. Chills (3:10)
  6. Sweet Fascination (3:49)
  7. Golden Girl (3:04)
  8. Hillside Avenue (2:39)
  9. Money To Burn (2:39)
  10. Wonderland (3:34)
  11. Dangerous (3:41)

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Gigs and Festivals Alert

Gigs and Festivals in July 2016

I have to apologize for the super late announcement for the Gigs and Festivals in July 2016. I still get dumbstruck after the long holiday, I think. So, forgive me once again okay? 🙂

Here are the lists of gigs and festivals around Southeast Asia and Australia in July 2016. Hope you have a good time attending one or some of the gigs below 🙂

14th July 2016

Ladyhawke – The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia

15th July 2016

Ladyhawke – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

16th July 2016

Ladyhawke – Howler, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

25th July 2016

Tegan and Sara – 170 Russell (Formerly Billboard), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

26th July 2016

James Blake – Hodern Pavilion, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Tegan and Sara – Metro Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Låpsley – Howler, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

27th July 2016

Låpsley – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

James Blake –  Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

28th July 2016

James Blake – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia

29th July 2016

Tegan and Sara – The Star Theatre, Singapore

PS: I really looking forward to October because there’s one gig I’m eager to watch! Will tell you the update if we manage to get the ticket 🙂

Ika

 

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Currently Listening To

Money To Burn By Ladyhawke

I found another great music in Spotify last Friday and this time is from New Zealand’s singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ladyhawke. Yes! After four years since her second album Anxiety, Ladyhawke finally released her brand new album called Wild Things in June 3rd 2016. I’ve got to be honest, I definitely falling in love with whole songs in her new album. I knew it will be an awesome album since I heard the first song in this album called A Love Song. I totally enjoy all songs in her album from the beginning until the end of the album. This album is so good, so catchy, so up-beat, so dance-able, and so sing-able. I think you’re gonna love this album too. I promise I will talk more about this album in another chance. For now, why don’t you try to listen one of my favorite song from Ladyhawke’s brand new album called Money To Buy. Thank You and enjoy the music!

Elsa

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