Desert Island: Albums

You know the game from "The Fire" episode. If I was stranded on an island and had to choose the albums I was going to listen to for the rest of my life, these just might be them. Maybe on a different day I would choose differently. But at this moment, this is what they'd be (in no particular order).

Rumours - Fleetwood Mac 
I have been listening to these songs since before I was double digits. I love this album down to my bones. 

The Valley - Eisley
This album was a comfort during a really low time of my life. I listened to it on repeat for the better part of a year. It will never get old.

This Side - Nickel Creek
The soundtrack to my early teens. This band was a big part of my incredibly awkward and insecure years. They are very close to my heart.

Songs - Regina Spektor
Regina will always be my number one lady. This album is so raw and everything I love about her. It was on repeat during my senior year of high school. She really influenced much of my musical endeavors.

Babel - Mumford & Sons
This album is special because it became the anthem to my exit from that low time of my life. It reminds me of the pain but also the strength I felt coming out of it all. This was very much on repeat then. 

For Emma, Forever Ago - Bon Iver 
I don't have as much of an emotional connection with this one. But if Bon Iver doesn't speak to some part of your soul, you are a robot. This is my favorite from Justin Vernon.

Please tell me yours! I want to hear.


  1. Wonderful picks. I would definitely include The Valley and Rumours on mine. A third pick would be Rabbit Fur Coat by Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins. I'd have to really think about others I would choose.

    But this is the first kind of post like this where I agree with everything -- great taste :)

  2. I've also been listening to Fleetwood Mac since before I was in double digits. I named my childhood guinea pig Rhiannon haha. I'll have to check out the other albums you listed...the only other one I know is Bon Iver (SO good). Thanks for the recommends :]

  3. I cannot believe you mentioned Nickle Creek. I used to LOVE them and not even two weeks ago was killing myself because I couldn't remember their name!! Now, I need to go listen to them!!!

  4. i love almost all of these albums. wonderful choices :)


  5. Mumford & sons would be right at the top of my list, If I had to choose just one it would be them or maybe The Paper Kites. This is a great post! :)

  6. I'm surprised to see Nickel Creek! They were my teen album that I never told anyone about but still listen to now haha and Eisley & Bon Iver will forever be on my top too, we seem to have very similar music interests!

  7. The Lumineers would be top on my list. When I got their album last year, it became the soundtrack to memories and it can just fit right in with whatever mood I'm feeling. I love it so much.

  8. I love Mumford. But my absolute favorite is Mr. Johnny Cash.

  9. I think my picks would be...Plans by Death Cab for Cutie, Lonerism by Tame Impala, Future Sex Love Sounds by Justin Timberlake, Bon Iver by Bon Iver, Hummingbird by Local Natives. I like that you mentioned what each album meant to you in different seasons of life. I always associate certain memories and times of life with music too. All of these represent different phases of my life...except for Justin Timberlake. I just love JT!

  10. I love this. Have you read/watched High Fidelity?

    Mine would be Tell All your Friends- Taking Back Sunday, Stay What You Are- Saves the Day, War all the Time- Thursday, the Devil and God are Raging Inside Me- Brand New, Digital Ash in a Digital Urn- Bright Eyes, Tapestry- Carole King

  11. Oh I am so doing this as a post too! Thank you! :)

  12. i LOVE that nickel creek album! They are great!

  13. One of my earliest life memories is listening to "Dreams" in the basement of my parents' first house. I love Fleetwood Mac so much.
    My other picks would be Fiona Apple/Tidal, Radiohead/InRainbows, Third Eye Blind/Self Titled, Bjork/Homogenic, and Yann Tiersen/Amelie Soundtrack