With summer fast approaching, the rush to the gym/track/treadmill is nearly inevitable for the masses.
I personally have also started my own daily regimen of diet and exercise in order to be more fit for the oncoming summer months.
Because of this, I thought it would be a interesting experiment to blog about what albums I’ve enjoyed while working out. Hopefully I’ll be able to shed light on a new favorite you can enjoy while getting your swell on.
For me, I really need a motivational soundtrack to keep up my pace and to keep me coming back the next day so I don’t fall out of the loop.
I tried briefly searching for some lists, but it’s mostly dubstep and electronic BS I’m honestly not into when it comes to working out. A repetitive squelch, syncopated 808s, and thudding bass don’t really get me going. Sometimes they do. But it’s definitely not a musical constant I keep going back to. Exceptions being Daft Punk’s album Discovery for example. (A work of GENIUS)
Today’s great find was Hopeless Romantic by The Bouncing Souls. This album kept me pumped from start to finish. I’m started to realize more and more that ‘99 was a really good year for music and this album supplements that observation. Really catchy and driving tunes; great for a workout.
If you don’t own the album, it should be easy to acquire using Spotify or whatever other music streaming service you’re subscribed to. (As the world knows, I’m an avid user of MOG).
I’ve always loved the Bouncing Souls from the time I heard them as a kid on a 2004 Warped Tour Compilation. The fact that they’re from Jersey only scores more points in my book.
But you be the judge. And feel free to suggest albums to me! I’m always open for suggestions.
Have a great workout! :)