Whenever I'm feeling sick or tired, I always rely on one (well, technically three) CD(s) to cheer me up: the Lord of the Rings soundtrack(s)...haha. Even though I bashed RotK in my earlier entry, I still can't and won't ever discard the movies as one of my favorites, if only because I enjoyed them so much the first (million) times I watched them. And the soundtrack epitomizes my favorite parts without being super cheesy or drawn out - like a movie trailer, it brings forth the most memorable and exciting parts of the movie.
I love all three soundtracks equally, but I am really picky with when and how I'll listen to them. There can be no other background noise/music. Each song has to be played in order (the albums don't though). I have to be sittting down. And the songs absolutely cannot come on during a shuffle of my library. That's the WORST. Hearing "The Ride of the Rohirrim" followed by a Taylor Swift song is like drinking orange juice after toothpaste - vile and treacherous.
Anyway, just wanted to share this silly. LOTR FOREVER YAY.