Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sun Kil Moon – Universal Themes

This album cover, though…

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“When you lose something you cannot replace”

A few weeks ago many Swedish artists performed a concert together in order to raise money for the European refugee crisis. The best part about it all was all the money people donated – of course – but another great thing about the show was that we all got another chance to see Magnus Carlson and Petra Marklund cover Coldplay’s Fix You. The first time this happened was during Musikhjälpen (translates to Music Aid) in 2013. Musikhjälpen is a radio and TV show which every year aims to raise money for a different cause. So, during Musikhjälpen a couple of years ago Magnus Carlson (singer of Swedish band Weeping Willows) and Petra Marklund (Swedish solo artist) performed Fix You and I was literally blown away. It was probably the most beautiful and intense version of the song ever. Luckily for all of you, the whole thing is on YouTube:

Magnus Carlson and Petra Marklund – Fix You

This video still gives me the chills. End of message.

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Goodbye, Apple Music!

My Apple Music free trial is soon to be over. Even though I’ve enjoyed parts of it, I’m not sticking with Apple’s music service. I’m going back to Spotify as of today. Top three reasons why I’ve had it with Apple Music for now:

* No Last.fm integration.

* Not as social as Spotify.

* No easy way to create and share playlists (having to add songs to “My Music” just because I want them in a playlist bugs the hell out of me).

 

What I will miss most about Apple Music is probably the design. It just looks far prettier and more appealing than Spotify ever has. (I find Spotify’s Start page very disturbing, for one. No, Spotify, I never want to listen to your shitty pre-made playlists.) But, you know, looks isn’t everything. Clearly.

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