The work load will be huge this year as we're being pushed beyond our comfort zones in order to achieve higher as professionals as opposed to students. It will all be worth it and providing I keep on top of things it should be achievable.
On another note, in order to balance out the stress of my not so stressful introductory week, I had a little shopping trip to HMV. Never a good idea when trying to save money, but I did well with limiting my spending and only bought 3 albums and a poster for my room...
This is the poster that now fills the once bare wall in my room. I chose it because I love how simple it is, yet there is so much to look at at the same time, the contrast between the black and white background image and the array of rainbow coloured telephone boxes brings a creative but quite tranquil feel to the image at the same time.
The albums I bought were;
The albums I bought were;
|Ed Sheeran + Deluxe Edition|
Ed Sheeran is one of my favourite artists for a number of reasons varying from his undeniably beautiful voice both recorded and live. The personal meaning behind his songs and every single lyric and his non celebrity approach to his music. This album is one of my favourite of the year so far, each song brings a different mood and emotion and the album as a whole completely captivates you. I had high hopes for this album after seeing him in June this summer and wasn't disappointed. Although interestingly, I dislike the album version of 'The City' in comparison to his acoustic version. The album version is a little too edited and some of the pureness is lost.
|Laura Marling - A Creature I don't know.|
I absolutely love Laura Marling, I often find myself being the only one in a group of friends who does, for reasons that I can never quite understand. My iTunes describes her music in the genre of rock, I however would place it in a genre more along the lines of acoustic/folk. This album again, was not disappointing in anyway, her hauntingly beautiful voice shines through in each song bringing deeper meaning to the obviously personal lyrics. Her recent live acoustic set on Radio 1 with Zane Lowe was what made me more determined to purchase this album. The album artwork I feel, reflects her music somewhat, simple on the surface but in actuality, complex and beautiful. Despite it taking me 20 minutes to remove the CD from the cardboard sleeve that it comes in opposed to plastic casing, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes Laura Marling or similar artists such as Mumford and sons, Ben Howard and Lucy Rose.
|Foster the People - Torches|
Waste is one of my favourite tracks from the album, enjoy!