This Month’s Music – October

October’s been quite a hard month, emotionally and mentally, and so I can always rely on my music to get me through those tough times. With work, and events, and parties, and my friends & family, it’s been that little bit easier – and music has been at the centre of it all, especially on the days I’m by myself. There are albums and songs I’d slightly forgotten about, but now they’re back on repeat. I’ve also been listening to the radio in work every day and through the three stations we tune in to (RTÉ 2FM with Nicky Byrne & Jenny Greene, Today FM with Dermot & Dave, Q102 with Aidan Cooney), I’ve discovered new songs and old songs that are new to me, and I always enjoy coming across artists I’d not heard of before, that I then really like.

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



Linkin Park – A Thousand Suns (2010)

Tracks: 15 (Standard)

Favourite songs: Burning In The Skies, Empty Spaces, Waiting For The End, Iridescent, Fallout

Buy the album via iTunes / Amazon

Listen via Tidal


Leona Lewis – Echo (2009)

Tracks: 13 (Standard) / 16 (Deluxe)

Favourite songs: I Got You, My Hands, Naked, Alive, Stop Crying Your Heart Out

Buy the album via iTunes / Amazon

Listen via Tidal


Rihanna – Talk That Talk (2011)

Tracks: 12 (Standard) / 15 (Deluxe)

Favourite songs: Farewell, Where Have You Been, We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris), Drunk On Love, Fool in Love

Buy the album via iTunes / Amazon

Listen via Tidal


Rebecca Ferguson – Freedom (2013)

Tracks: 12 (Standard) / 18 (Deluxe – feat. Live at Air Studios)

Favourite songs: I Hope, Fake Smile, Bridges (feat. John Legend), We’ll Be Fine, I Choose You, Freedom

Buy the album via iTunes / Amazon

Listen via Tidal


Tinie Tempah – Demonstration (2013)

Tracks: 17 (Standard)

Favourite songs: It’s OK (feat. Labrinth), Someday (A Place in the Sun feat. Ella Eyre), A Heart Can Save The World (feat. Emeli Sandé), Tears Run Dry (feat. Sway Clarke II), Lost Ones (feat. Paloma Faith), 5 Minutes

Buy the album via iTunes / Amazon

Listen via Tidal


Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday (2010)

Tracks: 13 (Standard) / 20 (Deluxe)

Favourite songs: Dear Old Nicki, Super Bass, Right Thru Me, Fly (feat. Rihanna), Moment 4 Life (feat. Drake), Blazin’ (feat. Kanye West)

Buy the album via iTunes / Amazon

Listen via Tidal

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Charlie Puth – We Don’t Talk Anymore (feat. Selena Gomez; 2016) / Listen via YouTube

Niall Horan – This Town (2016) / Listen via YouTube

Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood (2005) / Listen via YouTube

Gnash – i hate u, i love u (feat. Olivia O’Brien; 2016) / Listen via YouTube

Mariah Carey – Heartbreaker (feat. Jay Z; 1999) – Listen via YouTube

Seether – Broken (feat. Amy Lee; 2002) / Listen via YouTube

The Weeknd – Starboy (feat. Daft Punk; 2016) / Listen via YouTube

Rihanna – Desperado (2016) / Listen via YouTube

Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds (2015) – Listen via YouTube

Christina Aguilera – Stronger Than Ever (2010) / Listen via YouTube

Blue – All Rise (2001) / Listen via YouTube

Blue – Breathe Easy (2003) / Listen via YouTube

Jess Glynne – Saddest Vanilla (feat. Emeli Sandé; 2016) / Listen via YouTube

Emeli Sandé – Suitcase (2012) / Listen via YouTube

Nicki Minaj – Grand Piano (2015) / Listen via YouTube

Justin Bieber – Love Yourself (2015) / Listen via YouTube

Drake –  Too Good (feat. Rihanna; 2016) / Listen via Tidal

Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (2016) / Listen via YouTube

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Drug Dealer (feat. Ariana DeBoo; 2016) – Listen via YouTube

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