Tell me a story. You don’t have to use words if you don’t want to, but any good piece of music tells you a story in some way. And you might disagree with the way the narrative is being presented, and you might just flat-out dislike the message it’s sending, but the way I see it, if you can accept such opinions when they’re presented inside the cover of a book, why can’t you when it is presented as music?
Here are five picks that I couldn’t live without on my desert island, and taken as a whole, you’ll really only find one common thread among the choices: there are stories being told here. I’ll give you a brief explanation why I chose them aside from what I’ve just said, but it really doesn’t make a difference to you what I think of them. Yours is just to experience them for yourself and make up your own mind.
The beauty of any creative process is that it is completely transferable from one person to another, and no one truly has “the last word” on what it all means.