My daughter texted me this interesting and thought provoking question this morning.
At first glance it seems quite frivolous, fun but nothing serious.
But hang on. Aren’t we defined by music in very profound ways. When we’re suffering from a broken heart we turn to music (even though it can make us feel worse!). When we want to let our hair down we break out the dance music or the rock music. If we have friends around for dinner don’t we put something nice on the iPod to chill to?
So, my answer to the above question would actually change on a daily basis. Here’s the albums I’d choose depending on what mood I was in that day, would love to see what your choices would be:
Dance mood: Off The Wall – Michael Jackson
Easy listening mood: Seasons Of My Soul – Rumer
Jazz mood – Kinda Blue – Miles Davis
Meditative mood: I Giorni – Ludovico Einaudi
Rock mood: Desolation Angels – Bad Company
Melancholy mood: Trouble – Ray Lamontagne
Soulful mood: True Love – Al Green
And that’s only scratching the surface!