Hi guys! It’s Friday which means it is time for the Friday Five! This is a series I’ve been participating in on my youtube channel where you get a topic and then pick 5 songs in said topic. Last week was pick a song from a decade and I chose the 50s and nearly everyone else picked the 90s. So, this week being a grab bag week I decided to add my two cents into my favorite songs from the 90s.
The 90s were of course a very formative time for me as it was the decade I went from 10-19 (doesn’t get more formative age range than that!). And I remember my Mother telling me ‘all the songs sound the same’ and I didn’t really understand what she meant. But now I hear current music and I think ‘that sounds just like….from the 90s’. I think whatever is that formative music era is like that for most people. It shapes how you listen to music the rest of your life.
The 5 songs I picked are also from what are in my opinion perfect albums. Something like REM and their album Automatic for the People is an album I could listen to start to finish and love every song. I feel in the digital Itunes age the value of an album has diminished but I still love finding one especially if it tells a story with all the songs. Coldplay’s Viva la Vida is a great example of a more recent perfect album.
What do you think of my 5 picks and what are your favorite songs from the 90s? What to you is a perfect album?