Posts Tagged ‘new music’

itunesI love me my music, and new music is one of the best gifts I can get.  Wonderfully, I have received $80 in iTunes gift cards over the past few months.  However, this also leaves me with somewhat of a quandry: What albums should I buy with said funds?  Thus far, I have spent about $50 of the $80, leaving me with . . . giving my math challenged friends time to do the calculations here . . . $30.  So this is where you come to my aid like a boom box carrying hipster in musical armor: If you could recommend only one album to me that I must own, what would it be?

I’m open to basically any genre (minus hip-hop and ska of course) so fire away with your suggestions.  It could be your favorite album or just one you think that I would thoroughly enjoy.  Once I have the three winning albums – that’s about what $30 will get you – selected I’ll post them here and let you know what I think of them.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

New Music Monday

Posted: October 27, 2008 in music
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Yes, it’s true that new music actually comes out on Tuesdays and not Mondays, but the music I’m talking about isn’t actually new, it’s just new to me.  With my becoming slightly more ancient on Wednesday of last week some people decided to pay me for this feat of death defiance.  Some of that money went to pay for my new Devin Hester jersey, but there was quite a bit left over as well.  I haven’t bought any new music in quite some time, unlike my two CD a week habit in college, so I decided to perouse the iTunes store and purchase some of the songs that I have been looking to get for a while now.  There is likely more purchasing to be done in the near future, but for now these eleven songs will do.

1. Holy DiverKillswitch Engage (metal; cover of the old Dio tune)
2. Sad Man’s TongueVolbeat (european mix of Country and Metal; you have to hear it)
3. American BoyEstelle ft. Kanye West (R&B; I haven’t got the song out of my head in weeks anyways)
4. All These Things That I’ve DoneThe Killers (pop rock)
5. When You Were YoungThe Killers (pop rock; one of my favourite songs on Rockband)
6. Heartbeats (accoustic)Jose Gonzalez (accoustic; yes it’s in english)
7. Collide (accoustic) – Howie Day (accoustic pop; memories from the year at Java Express)
8. Last Request (accoustic)Paolo Nutini (accoustic; way better than the album version)
9. I’m Yours (accoustic)Jason Mraz (accoustic pop; it’s horribly cheesy but the chorus sticks in your head)
10. New York is a WomanSuzanne Vega (adult contemporary; she’s more than just “Tom’s Diner”)
11. Smells Like Teen SpiritPaul Anka (Yes, you’re reading it right it’s by Paul Anka)

Essentially all of these songs, minus the ones from The Killers, are songs that I’ve had on my alerts on my XM and Sirius radios.  Now I can open up nine of those 20 alert spaces to make room for new songs since I can hear them wheneve I want now.  Obviously it’s a pretty ecclectic group of songs with everything from jazz, accoustic rock, pop rock, R&B, and metal by artists from all over the world and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I love each of these songs for different reasons, but they do make up an interesting mix CD.  I’d love to be able to put up links so you can hear these songs, but I have no idea how to make that happen if it’s possible at all.  I’m sure if you look around you can find places to hear each one of them.  I know that I have the last.fm sidebar to let you see exactly what I’ve been listening to lately, but I was too excited about these new songs not to mention them specially.  If any of you are on last.fm and don’t have me as a friend make sure to add “benyamen”, and if you aren’t that technologically interested, just leave me a comment and let me know what you’re listening to.  It’s not a contest, but I am curious.