10. Repo! The Genetic Opera (original soundtrack)
I have those campy ridiculous rock opera moods more than a sane person ought.
9.The Other Side of Zero (Elizabeth and the Catapult)
This is probably the most recent addition to the collection, but for some reason I am pretty much always in a baroque indie mood, so I turn this one on a lot. I can study to it, goof off to it, nap to it, anything.
8. Narrow Stairs (Death Cab for Cutie)
I’m not sure why exactly I turn this one on so much. But I really, really do. Maybe it’s that I like the peace of an eight minute jam ode to stalking. Maybe it’s that I enjoy Ben Gibbard’s voice in my ear. Maybe it’s that it’s energetic enough to keep me going but not so much that I get hyper. Maybe it’s all of these things.
7. Once More, With Feeling (original soundtrack)
Yep. You’re seeing that correctly. Some of this comes from the fact that I play almost all of the songs individually when they pop up on shuffle (especially at the gym. I’m not sure why, but “Rest in Peace” makes an awesome treadmill jam). Some of this comes from the fact that my friends and I will never get tired of having Once More, With Feeling sing-alongs (and they’re my favorite kind, since I can actually sing along with Alyson Hannigan). Some of this comes from my love for, again, campy weird and fangirl awesome.
6. Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (original soundtrack)
Every time I’m cleaning my room? This is blasting. Every time I’m trying to motivate myself to do anything? This is blasting. Every time I’m bored and need to feel awesome? This is blasting. Bonus points go to “Black Sheep” being one of my favoritest songs ever (and I don’t even know why but it’s epic).
5, 4. Room Noises, Combinations (Eisley)
I’m not sure which one gets played more; the counts are skewed from certain songs (“I Could Be There For You,” “My Lovely,” “Invasion,” “Plenty of Paper”) being high on the individual play counts from listening to them all the time always. (No coincidence three of those four are on my mixes of epic. And one is probably going to wind up on one eventually.) And honestly? Give it another month or two, and The Valley will be on there, too. It’s the same as why I can blast Elizabeth and the Catapult constantly. It’s perfect for every mood. They’re whimsical, interesting, and just… something I’ll never tire of.
3. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (original soundtrack)
There’s nothing coincidental about this and Once More, With Feeling both being here. This is for more fun sing-alongs. This is for more fangirl weirdness. This is for the fact that I will absolutely always want to hear “Brand New Day” in my ear, and that I like when Felicia Day goes “I wonder what you’re captain of?” and that I like when Nathan Fillion exists on the planet and that I like when the groupies are all “we have a problem with her~” and… just, love. Too much love.
2. Spring Awakening (original cast recording)
Considering that I’ve been playing it probably at least once every 10 days since I got it? This is not surprising. Considering that, again, I will blast almost all of the songs when I hear them on shuffle sometimes? Also not surprising. Add in the, yes, more sing-alongs, the nostalgia value, the fact that when I’m done with Scott Pilgrim and still cleaning it’s right there in the S’s? And, yeah, you can figure this.
1. The Hazards of Love (the Decemberists)
Yes. I do listen to this constantly. Still. Despite the fact that a lot of people didn’t “get” it or something? Well, I love it. It’s exactly what I love about everything. It’s got a story, it’s creepy, it’s baroque, it’s Colin Meloy being epic all over the place, there’s romance, there’s an unhappy ending, there are ghosts, there’s kidnapping, there’s murder, there are harmonies, there’s a harpsichord somewhere, I mean, what more can someone want? Really?
–your fangirl heroine.