This Month’s Music – August

Hello darlings! It sure has been a while since I’ve posted up a new blog piece for music, and I feel a bit bold not having done so sooner. The last handful of weeks have been so very busy at work and even my fashion blog Killer Fashion has been that bit more quiet. I’ve decided to try stay more active, at least on the music side of things, I’ll be sure to post a new monthly series of the albums & top tracks I’m currently listening to and playing on repeat. Music means a lot to me, and I listen to music about 80% of my day, every day. Be it at the office, during the commute, when I’m cooking, blogging or even having a shower. I suppose you could say I’m addicted to having it on in the background, it’s my little thing, and one of the few (or many) things, that make me, me.

It seems appropriate to post the piece towards the end of the month, since I’ll have been listening to certain albums, new artists or rediscovered tracks that I’d forgotten about, and put them all here, without a full album review, for you to also be inspired by. As you know, Cookie FM is my little side blog that is just for fun but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t neglect it. Considering I eat every day and tend to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat my food (@NirinaXX) – it really is only fair to put up a piece about my monthly music too.

I hope you find new music to add to your playlists!


The Knocks 55

The Knocks – 55 (2016)

Tracks: 16 (Standard)

Favourite songs: Time, I Wish (My Taylor Swift; feat. Matthew Koma), Love Me Like That (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen), Best For Last (feat. Walk The Moon), Classic (feat. POWERS & Fetty Wap), Dancing With Myself

Buy the album via iTunes / Amazon

Listen via Tidal

Jess Glynne I Cry When I Laugh

Jess Glynne – I Cry When I Laugh (2015)

Tracks: 14 (Standard) / 19 (Deluxe)

Favourite songs: Hold My Hand, Ain’t Got Far to Go, Take Me Home, Saddest Vanilla (feat. Emeli Sandé), Home

Buy the album via iTunes / Amazon

Listen via Tidal

Clean Bandit New Eyes

Clean Bandit – New Eyes (2014)

Tracks: 15 (Standard) / 29 (Deluxe – feat. BBC Philharmonic Orchestra)

Favourite songs: Stronger, Extraordinary (feat. Sharna Bass), Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne), Up Again (feat. Rae Morris), Heart On Fire (feat. Elisabeth Troy)

Buy the album via iTunes / Amazon

Listen via Tidal

Matoma Hakuna Matoma

Matoma – Hakuna Matoma (2015)

Tracks: 8 (Standard)

Favourite songs: Running Out (feat. Astrid S), The Wave (feat. Madcon), Knives (feat. Frenship)

Listen via Tidal

Nick Jonas Last Year Was Complicated

Nick Jonas – Last Year Was Complicated (2016)

Tracks: 12 (Standard) /18 (Deluxe)

Favourite songs: Champagne Problems, Close (feat. Tove Lo), Unhinged, Chainsaw, Bacon (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

Buy the album via iTunes

Listen via Tidal

Mumford & Sons Johannesburg

Mumford & Sons – Johannesburg (2016)

Tracks: 5 (EP)

Favourite songs: All!

Buy the album via iTunes / Amazon

Listen via Tidal

Years & Years Communion

Years & Years – Communion (2015)

Tracks: 13 (Standard) / 17 (Deluxe)

Favourite songs: Foundation, Eyes Shut, Gold

Buy the album via iTunes / Amazon

Listen via Tidal

Cookie FM Nirina Food Music Blog


Phlake – Pregnant (2015) / Listen via YouTube

Tinashe – Superlove (2016) / Listen via YouTube

Flo Rida – Hello Friday (feat. Jason Derulo; 2016) / Listen via YouTube

DJ Khaled – I Got the Keys (feat. Jay Z & Future; 2016) / Listen via YouTube

Beyoncé – Sorry (2016) / Listen via YouTube

Beyoncé – Daddy Lessons (2016) / Listen via Tidal

Jay Z – Part II (On The Run, feat. Beyoncé; 2013) / Listen via Tidal

Clean Bandit – Tears (feat. Louisa Johnson; 2016) / Listen via YouTube

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Let’s Eat (feat. Xperience; 2016) / Listen via Tidal

Demi Lovato – Body Say (2016) / Listen via YouTube

John Newman – Olé (2016) / Listen via YouTube

Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc. (2005) / Listen via YouTube

Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise (1995) / Listen via YouTube

Blackstreet – No Diggity (1996) / Listen via YouTube

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