Hi altrocklifers! In massive life news, I officially got my first car this week, and I feel like I’m one step closer to becoming a responsible adult. It’s a cute little navy blue Ford Ka, 11 years old, and named Lzzy after one of my favourite vocalists, Lzzy Hale (cringey, I know).
Naturally, as a music lover the part I was most excited about when I got the car home was filling the glove box with CDs. I haven’t driven it much, which isn’t surprising considering I haven’t passed my test yet, but here are the albums I’m looking forward to listening to on the road.
Slaves – Take Control
I love this record, and the aggressive riffs and lyrics means shouting along is a great way to channel any road rage without crashing the car or giving other drivers the middle finger.
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Blossom
I always think it sounds badass when a car blasting punk music drives past you: that’s what I’m aiming for when I play this record.
We Are The Ocean – Ark
This record is great for long drives, especially at night: plenty of big choruses to keep you awake, and some more mellow numbers for stretches of empty road.
A Day To Remember – Bad Vibrations
This is, so far, my favourite album released this year, so of course I had to put it in my car to maximise the amount of time I spend listening to it.
Pure Love – Anthems
Frank Carter’s discarded project produced one of my favourite all-time records. You can’t beat a car sing-a-long to tracks like Handsome Devils Club or Bury My Bones.
Bastille – Other People’s Heartache Part 3
If I fancy listening to electronic music, this EP by Bastille is always one of my top choices. My favourite track on the EP is Remains, featuring the beautiful voices of both Rag N Bone Man and Skunk Anansie.
Foals – What Went Down
This album always manages to keep me occupied and entertained during boring, stop-start town driving.