All the Songs We Love the Most

by Esther on Sat, Feb 20th, 2010

in Pregnancy by week,Week 29

Since it’s important to me that our kid gets used to sleeping through all the sounds he’s going to be surrounded by while living in our one room loft, I am sure to listen to music as much as possible. As has been my tradition for as long as I’ve been rocking out, the music is always at a pretty high volume. Compound the home listening by my work in a pretty high-energy salon and I feel like this kid should be pretty soothed  by(or at least used to) the sounds of beautiful rock and roll.

One thing that I have been trying to do is become obsessed with an album. I had a client tell me that she and her husband listened to Rat-a-Tat-Tat constantly during her pregnancy a couple of years ago. As a result of this obsession, whenever they want the kid to go to sleep, they put on that particular album and it works wonders.

Upon hearing this story, Milton and I went on a quest to find upbeat but chill music that we would never tire of. Unfortunately, we like to buy a lot of music. Our obsessions are always relatively short lived, and clock in at about a month. A full season might find us listening to 4 albums regularly, peppered with 5-10 other randoms. Add this to the fact that we are addicted to iTunes genius playlists, and this kid will never hear the same selections played soothingly, ever.

Luckily, we do seem to have favorite genres in this house. We like rock infused electro pop, apparently. Lots and lots of it. Unless it’s winter, when we like what I’ll have to call Coral Rock. Of course, on any given day, these preferences could tip heavily in the direction of The Beatles or Ludwig Van Beethoven (in fact, there has been some debate in this house about actually naming the kid Ludwig, but that’s another post).

If I had to choose 2 albums that our kid knows well right this second, I’d venture to say that he’s a big fan of anything by Royksopp and the new Yeah Yeah Yeah’s album. Personally, I think that this is a good start for the type of kid we hope to have… one who goes to outdoor concerts with his parents starting at the age of 1, looking like this:

Come to think of it, I’m going to add those headphones to our baby registry right now.

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