My two winter albums… Hometowns by The Rural Alberta Advantage & Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down by Noah And The Whale!

Photography by Me!

Yes, I may be a winter with my hair & skin, but my green eyes say I’m an autumn. You all know I love autumn, but as the skies turn grey, the wind gets a bit of bite to it, seaping into the layers, and you start to think about studded tires on bike rides.

Though I do my best not to assign specific times of the year for an album, sometimes I just can’t help it and with winter on my mind, I found myself craving, not only hot cocoa & argyle sweaters, but also two albums from years past. Namely, Hometowns by The Rural Alberta Advantage and Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down by Noah & The Whale!

That’s not to say I only listen to these albums in the winter, just like I love a steaming bowl of soup at times in the heat of summer, there’s just something about the overall themes and aesthetic of this album, that call the imagery that is very much like what you see at the very top of this post.

Though I want to say it’s the death & broken relationships of Noah & The Whale and the wintery homeland of The RAA that pulls me into the world of no-slip boots and quilted jackets…

In reality, it’s probably just a matter of “discovering” these albums on a wintery bike ride.

Eggs or chickens, was it the winter that made me connect with the album or was it the album that made me connect it to winter? Who cares, all I know is that I needed them back on my iPod and STAT! Oh man….. it was like pulling on a big ass blanket — are you tired of the winter analogies yet? Me too! — or maybe one of them snuggie things!

Brains are weird things. Weird, weird things. Shouldn’t a good album, a great album actually, be something you should want to listen to whenever and wherever? Why would a few grey clouds and a need for a jacket make you want to listen to an album or two or 40? But here we are, ready to get our winter on!

*happy cozy lip-smacking smiling sigh*

What are your winter albums???


1. The Ballad of The Raa
2. Rush Apart
3. The Dethbridge In Lethbridge
4. Don’t Haunt This Place
5. The Deadroads
6. Drain the Blood

7. Luciana
8. Frank, Ab
9. The Air
10. Sleep All Day
11. Four Night Rider
12. Edmonton
13. In the Summertime


1. 2 Atoms in a Molecule
2. Jocasta
3. Shape of My Heart

4. Do What You Do
5. Give a Little Love
6. Second Lover
7. 5 Years Time
8. Rocks and Daggers
9. Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down
10. Mary
11. Hold My Hand as I’m Lowered
12. Death by Numbers

MMmmm…….. winter.


6 comments for “My two winter albums… Hometowns by The Rural Alberta Advantage & Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down by Noah And The Whale!

  1. theneedledrop
    November 23, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    RT @TSURURADIO: What are your winter albums???? Mine >>

  2. November 23, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    What are your winter albums???? Mine >>

  3. November 23, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    Do you have any “winter albums”????

  4. L2THB
    November 24, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    @TSURURADIO I’d have to say that my winter albums are Funeral, For Emma Forever Ago, and Apologies to the Queen Mary!

  5. November 24, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    @L2THB Niiiice!

  6. Yoly
    November 27, 2010 at 8:31 PM

    @TSURURADIO oh yeah, the reason i looked for you on FB: i remembered your music blog. so, i should read it once in a while, eh? that pic at the top, gorgeous! stole it. my winter albums lately are For Emma Forever Ago, The Hounds of Love, and Armchair Apocrypha

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