Continuing this mini-series of “best-of 2013”, here is our family’s favorite, most-listened to music of this past year.
Allen’s Favorite Music
When I first heard Gungor, it was love and first listen! They are most known for their song Beautiful Things, which we used for our family update. Gungor is made up of eclectic styles, beautiful melodies, and thoughtful Christian lyrics. Most morning I wake up to Brother Moon, give it a listen:
I recently stumbled upon the Britt band, Bastille. I love their 80 electric sound with Queen-like harmonies and Muse-like melody lines. There is not a bad track on their new album, Bad Blood. I look forward to listening to the tribal song, Pompeii, on Easter Island!
3. Liquid Mind
Since my study is at my house, I’m always looking for ways to cancel the noise of squealing girls playing in the rooms. However, I can’t just listen to any music with rhythm, lyrics, or dynamics. That’s why Liquid Mind perfectly fits the bill: peaceful, ambient, rhythmless sounds that helps me focus while studying.
Sandi’s Favorite Songs
1. Little Talks by Of Monsters & Men
2. I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons
3. Un Día de Sol by Los Claxons
A poppy song that was free on iTunes this past year. Click on the album cover below to here this fun song.
Kids Favorites Music
Last year we discovered a 6 sister singing group called, Cimorelli. Our 4 daughters can identify and love singing their songs. Here is one of their favorites, Made in America.
Our friend from the Netherlands, Albert den Oudsten, introduced us to a Dutch Christian group called The Trinity Band. What is unique about these guys, is that several of the brothers grew up in Peru and learned many of the same songs we sing in church. Here is their funnest song, Fiesta Celestial (Heavenly Party) – our favorite song for camp this year.
3. Britt Nicole
Our girls have also enjoyed Britt Nicole. Here is her most popular track, Gold.