Artist: Amy Macdonald
Genre/Style: Folk Rock, Pop, Rock, Country
Release Year: 2007
CD Info: Amy Macdonald – This Is The Life
CDs: 1 (one)
Length CD: 00:44:28
Tracks: 11 (eleven)
Label: Melodramatic Records Ltd
Product Number: 173 212-4
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More Information: Amy Macdonald – Official Website
I’ve got to be honest with you all, I’m a raver. I normally listen to something completely different to what you are about to read, and it’s mainly because I’m Dutch. We Dutch people (youngsters) would listen to different music during the 90s and it would shape us into the human beings we are. Rave music is my cup of tea, but there are moments in your life you open your ears and expand your musical knowledge. This happened after Christmas 2015, after my fiancée got me Amy Macdonald’s albums. I might have said once to her that I like (and secretly fancy) Amy Macdonald, and she thought it was a nice and pleasant surprise to purchase the three albums in one go. You might think I wouldn’t like a present like the one I got, but after hearing the first two albums in one go, I am delighted to say that I’ve never been happier!
Amy Macdonald became a household name in the music industry after she released her first artist album which was called ‘This Is The Life’, released in 2007. 8 years ago she dominated the charts with the first two tracks of this wonderful album, and you can ask anyone if they like the tracks, and everyone will say ‘yes’. I’ve heard them before on the radio, but not as often as most of you have heard it. I don’t listen to pop music (as I’ve said before), but ‘Mr. Rock ‘N’ Roll’ and ‘This Is The Life’ would fly by every so often. Catchy and happy as they were, they still remained in my head for hours after they ended. The video also had an impact, original and very cheerful. But after receiving this album as a present I can say that this album is immense!
The music is defined as Pop, Folk and Country. Country? Never owned a country album before. The same with folk. My first Amy Macdonald album, and it has had an impact on me. Played it at least once every day! Why, you might wonder? Well, because the music is good, the lyrics make sense and her voice is just so beautiful!
The tracklist is probably not needed to show, seeing as most of you lot already purchased the album many years ago (8-9 years old! can’t believe it!).
01. Amy Macdonald – Mr. Rock ‘N’ Roll
02. Amy Macdonald – This Is The Life
03. Amy Macdonald – Poison Prince
04. Amy Macdonald – Youth Of Today
05. Amy Macdonald – Run
06. Amy Macdonald – Let’s Start A Band
07. Amy Macdonald – Barrowland Ballroom
08. Amy Macdonald – L.A.
09. Amy Macdonald – A Wish For Something More
10. Amy Macdonald – Footballer’s Wife
11. Amy Macdonald – The Road To Home
This is beautiful! The album starts with her biggest hits, but you should continue listening to tracks 3 to 11. They are so good, most of them are touchy and very emotional. And they are also very powerful, the lyrics do make sense. She talks about real things, things which matter.
Again, I normally don’t listen to music like this, but this album is worth purchasing (if you can find a copy, please do buy it). Amy’s voice is pure, beautiful and mesmerizing. She gives each track an unusual depth. For example the last track, which is ‘The Road To Home’ is probably the greatest track to listen to when you are driving home. I did the exact oppossite, I drove further from home, away from the one I love, and when I heard the lyrics, a tear slided down my face. Emotional stuff.
Obviously the first two tracks are the most known from this album, and they are extremely cheerful, and yet they carry a message. Each track on this album does. Sit down and press play, and you will know immediately that it’s all true she’s singing about! It all makes sense, doesn’t it?
You are probably wondering which track is my favourite? Nope, not ‘Mr. Rock ‘N’ Roll’ or ‘This Is The Life’. The one that took my breath away is ‘Youth Of Today’. She sings it with a lot of feelings and passion. That’s my favourite track, but all the others are awesome too. ‘Let’s Start A Band’ makes me want to start a band, her voice persuades me, but my thoughts do stop me from starting a band, because it warns me that I can’t sing, dance or play any instruments. My band would be the worst band in the world.
This album is going to be played until the scratches make it unbearable to listen to it. Is this the best album in my collection? Yes! Her voice is so beautiful, if angels would excist and would be able to speak a language we would all understand, the angels would all sound like Amy Macdonald. Is she secretly an angel sent to us? She does look like an angel, she does! (yes, I still fancy her!).
Never knew anyone could write an album especially for me, about me. It’s like this album was made for me, describing life as I experience it. Amy, you are an angel!
I hope that she still makes music and she keeps on performing. I’m currently on her website, but it’s not updated. No forthcoming gigs. If she performs anywhere, please let me know, I want to hear the angel sing.