Saturday, August 25, 2007

Too much new music?

I've had a great summer from a music appreciation standpoint. I went back in my collection and pulled out a couple of old albums that I haven't listened to in a while and, just over the last month, I've picked up way too may new recordings. Part of this is because things I've ordered in the mail came at about the same time and part of it is that Best Buy has had some good stuff for $7.99 lately. I've also been intrigued by some new artists and I've taken a chance on them. I have also found that the Paste Magazine samplers and the iTunes free downloads of the week have made me aware of some artists that I would not have noticed. It's been fun.

I may write reviews of each of these albums in time but for right now, here is a list of what I've added to my iPod lately in no particular order.

Old albums I got out again:

  • Crimson and Blue – Phil Keaggy
  • Open Sky – Iona
  • Woven Cord - Iona
  • The Story of the Ghost – Phish
  • Farmhouse – Phish
  • Europe '72 – Grateful Dead
  • Good Feeling to Know – Poco
  • In My Father's House – Richie Furay
  • Working Class Hero – John Lennon (see my post about this.)
  • The Friendship and the Fear – Matt Redman
  • Wingspan – Paul McCartney and Wings
  • Coming to Life – The Normals


New albums:

  • The Fragile Army – the Polyphonic Spree
  • Under the Blacklight – Rilo Kiley
  • One Cell in the Sea – A Fine Frenzy
  • The Silence of Everything Yearned For – Ric Hordinski
  • The Trumpet Child – Over the Rhine
  • iTunes Festival London – Paul McCartney
  • Arrivals and Departures – the Icicles
  • Singularity – Mae
  • Letters from the Editor, Vol. 1 – Andrew Osenga


I've added all these (plus some Paste Samplers and free iTunes downloads) since July 13. All of the brand new music has come since July 29. So I have a lot to digest and I've been having a great time doing that. Plus, I continue to listen to things that I haven't listened to on my iTunes in the lat three months – they naturally come up in my playlist – and that often gives me a "hey, this is cool stuff" moment. Hopefully I'll give a full review of many of these at some point.

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