Here are some of my favourite things from last year!
Favourite album 2015
I didn’t feel that excited about any album releases last year but I really loved the Taylor Swift album! Mainly because it had such a late 80s feel to it – very apt considering it was called 1989. Brilliantly produced and every song different, this was definitely my most played album.
I love a bit of power pop so the lack of pop releases disappointed this year and I do love a Britney album release but alas it was not to be. I know Adele’s came out end of the year and it was great but a bit too ballady on the whole for me.
The album I listened to most by accident was Wilder Mind by Mumford & Sons – James is a huge fan and had the album on repeat for a few months! I liked it though and think they’re really different.
Favourite Songs 2015
I think my all time favourite and the song I’ve played the most was Ellie Goulding – Love me like you do. Such a lovely song – very romantic, gorgeous melody and great to sing along with at the top of your voice! My favourite you tuber Velvet Ghost sings it here and it made me like it even more as I really loved her and Hobbie’s (fellow You Tuber) version.
I also enjoyed Hold my Hand – Jess Glynne and Black Magic – Little Mix, both nice little pop tunes that had me dancing round the kitchen.
Also after hearing amazing live version of Adele singing When we were young – I fell in love! It’s such a big number and really rewinds me of a proper show tune. If you told me Andrew Lloyd Webber had written it I would believe you. You can hear the version that totally got me here.
TV Series of 2015
I absolutely loved Catastrophe – the channel 4 sit comedy with Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, I don’t often laugh out loud at TV shows but this had me giggling all the way through. And so easy to relate to on so many levels – worth a watch if you haven’t indulged.
The Affair Season 2 on Sky Atlantic – after struggling with season 1, the new season has blown me away. The acting and the script is outstanding so I highly recommend this if you can get through season 1 which is good – just a bit slow. Trailer here.
Last but not least is – Reign on Netflix. A young & sparky series about Mary Queen of Scots. My favourite actress Megan Followes is in it and at first I thought I wouldn’t like it as I never got into the Tudors, but after 3 episodes I was hooked and watched 2 and half seasons in two weeks. I was happy when it went on a break so I could get my life back! Can’t wait for it to return on January 9th.
I didn’t really love any films this year but I did watch Bill Murray in a lovely little film called St Vincent on my flight to Dubai in June and laughed, cried and loved every minute of it.
I hope 2016 has more variety in film – seemed to be a lot of ‘boy’ films out.
Favourite App 2015
My favourite app this year has been Snap Chat – I literally became 14 again! Originally I joined to follow my 19yr old niece who was spending the Summer in Ibiza – I loved watching the photo diary of her time there. I love the fact you can create a weekly story and then it’s gone, also you don’t have to look at everything and everyone if you don’t want to.
The filters on the app have given me hours of fun. I loved taking photos when I was younger and would’ve been in my element if we’d had this app when I was at school; I was like the school paparazzi back then so God knows what I would’ve been like if we’d had this! Anyway Snap chat is my app of the year – more fun and less commitment than most social media.
What were your favourites from 2015? Any hidden gems I’ve missed?