Walks through the garden rows
With her bare feet laughing "
In 2017, I got introduced to NF through Paralyzed. Downloaded his 2014’s EP which had songs like All I Have, Wake Up, Hands Up, Just Being Me etc. Then I moved to his other albums like Mansion (Intro, Turn the Music Up, Notepad) and Therapy Session (How Could You Leave Us, Intro 2, Grindin’), both albums were masterpiece. If I remember correctly - Mansion had 12 songs and Therapy Session had 14, and all the songs were absolutely genius. I loved NF, his style, and the way he talked about everything. I still listen to him. Later he released his new album Perception, and I don’t think it disappointed anyone. NF is a genius. He can not make bad songs.
Hopsin was another hardcore artist I listened to in 2017. Found him through TechN9ne, and the song was Rip Your Heart. Let it be the Proud Syndrome, No Shame, Raw, Haywire, or Knock Madness, I’ve listened to all the songs from all his albums. Ill Mind of Hopsin is a genius series. The Seventh part is my favorite.
Music-wise, 2018 was a year when I listened to the variety of bands and artists. I don’t precisely remember how I found them, but it was worth it. A few names that are coming to my mind right now are Bob Marley, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Roses, Rolling Stones, and AC/DC.
I’m sure there were more, but I at this point, I’m not able to recall the names.
Coming to 2019, a year which tried to kill me almost every day. I have no idea what I did in 2019. An unproductive year with no actual progress, at all. It was the first time I hated myself. I’ve written everything here. It’s just one of the few things that I’ve talked about that made my life miserable.
Along with the disease, I was dealing with a lot of stress, anxiety, panic attacks, terrible dreams that made me wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat, and long-term headaches. I’ve never talked about these things to anyone, and currently, I don’t feel alright talking about it in detail. The reason I mentioned it is that miserable time brings good music in life, and they get to stay for a long time with you. The same thing happened to me.
I’m going to try my best to remember the bands and singers I listened to, and I’ll mention their songs which comes first in my mind.
These are the names that just came to my mind. It’s obvious that the list is not limited to these bands/singers, but it’s hard for me to remember all the names, as I listened to 100s of other artists. What I’ve mentioned is just the tip of the iceberg.
Finally, coming to 2020. Music-wise, this year has been incredibly fantastic. I started listening to the vast majority of singers/band whom I had almost forgotten. Along with that, I also discovered tonnes of outstanding artists.
I’m not going to mention all the artists and their songs. I’ve put the links to all of my Spotify playlists down below. To stream directly, visit the Music page on Zen.
Writing this post was a roller coaster ride of emotions. It was not easy for me to think of all the music that has been part of my life, but I’ve tried to do justice with what I’ve mentioned.
I’m 1000% sure that I’ve missed a lot of songs from the past, but it’s okay. Hopefully, if something will hit me again, I’ll add it to the playlist. There will be no further updates on this post anytime soon.