Album Review: You’re Always on My Mind by A Great Big Pile of Leaves

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You’re Always on My Mind by A Great Big Pile of Leaves

Record Label: Topshelf Records

Genre: Indie Rock

Release Date: July 2, 2013

Songs: 11

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A Great Big Pile of Leaves is an indie-rock band from Brooklyn, New York that formed in 2007. Since then, the band has released four EPS-Living from the Living Room, The Fiery Works, Boom, and Making Moves as well as two albums-Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex? and You’re always On my Mind. Band members are: Pete Weiland (Vocals, guitar), Tyler Soucy (Drums), Tucker Yaro (Bass), and Matt Fazzi (Guitar).

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With summer already over, I think this may be the album to remind people of it. This band isn’t one that I would normally listen to but after listening to this album I’m shocked that I’ve never heard of them sooner because their music is so light. Possibly lighter and warmer than a song by an unknown artist has ever made me feel which is why they deserve every good thing that goes their way.

Something that I couldn’t overlook are the lyrics because of how forgettable they are. In every song, I had a hard time believing or even caring what the singer’s singing about because it’s so uninteresting and boring.

A Great Big Pile of Leaves does a nice job by keeping a steady mood going throughout all of their songs. I’m so used to songs that speed up or slow down that when I listen to ones that keep the same pace and momentum all the way through, I just have to appreciate in Snack Attack and Back to School. The most memorable thing about You’re Always on my Mind has to be the guitar solo in Back to School because it really caught my attention as well as my heart. Another thing that I loved about this album are the use of overlapping vocals since they are really nicely done in most of the songs.

You’re Always on My Mind is an album full of super light, breezy, and just all around fun songs that make it a great summer album. And even though fall/autumn is upon us, it’s never too late to have one last summer night to remember. I recommend this to anyone who’s starting to miss summer. My favourite songs on this album are: Back to School, Egocentrism, and Fun in the Sun.

4 awesome Treble Clefs
4 awesome Treble Clefs

Songs On The Album (Click on the title to listen to the song!)

1. Snack Attack-3:20

2. Flying Fish-3:34

3. Pet Mouse-2:38

4. Slumber Party-2:58

5. Back to School-3:34

6. Egocentrism-1:57

7. Ambiversion-3:35

8. Fun in the Sun-3:07

9. Locus of Control-4:38

10. Pizzanomics-3:20

11. Learning Curves-3:16

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Song Of The Day#53-Drunk Girls By LCD Soundsystem

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If you have an Ipod/Ipad/Iphone/anything Apple now, you probably have heard of Tap Tap. The amazing game that allows you to listen to your favourite songs and found out about new songs while playing a very addicting game. Tap tap is how I found this song and how I found Fun. The awesome band that has taken over the world thanks to their song, We Are Young. 

LCD Soundsystem was an American-based dance-punk band from New York City. It was fronted by American singer-songwriter and producer James Murphy, co-founder of record label DFA Records. The group released three critically acclaimed albums, LCD SoundsystemSound of Silver and This Is Happening. LCD Soundsystem broke up during 2011, their final show was in April.

Drunk Girls is just a light, fun song about how girls act much differently drunk than boys do when they’re drunk. Girls have the perks and advantages while boys have…well close to nothing when they’re drunk.

My favourite part is:

(Drunk girls)

Just ’cause I’m shallow doesn’t mean that I’m heartless

(Drunk girls)

Just ’cause I’m heartless doesn’t mean that I’m mean


(Drunk boys)

Sometimes love gives us too many options

(Drunk girls)

Just ’cause you’re hungry doesn’t mean that you’re lean

(Drunk girls)

I’ve heard lies that could curdle your heartstrings

(Drunk girls)

A couple truths, maybe burn out your eyes

You can listen to Drunk Girls here. 

Lyrics are here.