Day 110: The Apples in Stereo – New Magnetic Wonder

18 Jun


This post has been a long time coming.  See, back in early 2008, oh so long ago, I was just beginning my descent into musical obsession.  I was fourteen years old, naïve, and thoroughly convinced that I was better than everyone else.  In my quest for music, I stumbled upon a rap group called Flobots.  Remember them? The “I can ride my bike with no handlebars” guys?  Yeah. Well, I got really into them for a while.  Not one of my finer moments.

Anyway, I decided that I needed to have their entire album, Fight With Tools.  It wasn’t on iTunes, though, and I didn’t have physical money back then, so going to Barnes & Noble was not an option. I downloaded it through Amazon’s MP3 thing, and got a little surprise.  Every new Amazon MP3 user received a free download of The Apples in Stereo’s track titled Energy.  This single song changed how I viewed music forever.

I loved everything about the track, from its jangly guitars, to its upbeat lyrics.  I started to see music in a whole new light.  Music didn’t have to be angry or hateful.  Music didn’t even have to have an important message! Music could just be fun.

I needed more tunes like this.  For some reason, it never occurred to me to go to the source and get the whole album, but I did start getting into a bunch of bands that made fun-sounding music.   I started with Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys, and slowly descended into the insane music-loving state that I’m currently in.

I figured it was time for me to give a listen to the record that holds the song that is responsible for my obsession with music.

Fairy-tale ending time; I freaking love New Magnetic Wonder.

The record is catchy, poppy, joyous, and beautiful.  I really don’t have much else to say.  I’m just really happy about this.   I’m glad to see that it wasn’t a crappy record that got me into music.


One Response to “Day 110: The Apples in Stereo – New Magnetic Wonder”

  1. elcheeserpuff June 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    My music roots began with Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys as well, haha

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