Now Playing: January 2009

Getting in under the wire here, as it’s *almost* February! 🙂

  • K T Tunstall, “Eye To The Telescope”
    • Just good folk/pop/rock kinda stuff.  Love her voice, and she writes some incredibly catchy songs!
  • The Killers, “Day & Age”
    • The newest release from this “isn’t this 1982” throwback band.  Great album!
  • Interpol, “Our Love To Admire”
    • Though I enjoyed their last release, “Antics”, this album just appeals to be more all the way around.
  • Mogwai, “The Hawk Is Howling”
    • Incredible “instrumental” album recommended to me by a co-worker.  Don’t let the lack of vocals stop you from checking this out.  Really, really good stuff, and great for a non-distracting album while you’re working on things!
  • Snow Patrol, “A Hundred Million Suns”
    • A good album, for the most part, but the “heart-wrenching post-relationship” content gets pretty old.  Are these guys the modern-day Air Supply or something?

Enough of this, though.  Back to my music!


7 Responses to “Now Playing: January 2009”

  1. 1 Marcus Taylor January 29, 2009 at 1:07 am

    I’ve been thinking about getting into Interpol because I know two of their songs that I like. What album do you think would be best to start on?

    Also, you might check out Sia, who is an Australian pop artist who seems to have some amount of popularity nowadays, and if you’re in the mood for some rather mellow British folk, Nick Drake.

  2. 2 yipcanjo January 29, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Honestly, I would start with their latest album. Perhaps their most palatable.

    I remember a *huge* push at Starbucks promoting the Sia album — the one with colors all over her face. I liked her music, actually, though the album cover drove me nuts! I think I just saw it too much!

    Nick Drake, eh? That’s old school…

  3. 3 Marcus Taylor January 29, 2009 at 4:22 am

    Their latest? Alright, I’ll have to see about it.

    Yeah, I know Starbucks pushed Sia quite a bit, and usually their praise for whatever artist is meaningless to me… still is… but this time, after hearing a little bit of her stuff, I can honestly say that she is talented. Also, my brother wrote about that particular album that you speak of on his WordPress, “Album Du Jour.”

    As for Nick Drake, definitely old school, but I like. As big a fan as my brother is, the first time I ever heard his music was actually in what I think was a car commercial… or it might’a been some kinda alcoholic drink… I forget. Pink Moon is probably the record to start on if you plan on listening to his music.

  4. 4 yipcanjo January 29, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Checking out some Nick Drake right now! The song “Pink Moon” is, of course, immediately recognizable. Good stuff!

    I’ll give Sia another spin… 🙂

  5. 5 Marcus Taylor January 29, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Cool, I thought you’d like Nick Drake. I’ve been listening to more of him lately just to get “More Than A Feeling” by Boston out of my head… I’ve kinda been singing that to myself all week long and it’s annoying me! 😛

  6. 6 yipcanjo January 30, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Strange (but true) fact: I was listening to Boston’s “More Than A Feeling” when I drove through a intersection and got t-boned. It was their fault, and the car was totalled.

    It was truly *more than a feeling*… 🙂

  7. 7 Marcus January 30, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Man! Well, clearly you made it out alive, but that had to stink royally. At least you weren’t listening to Deep Purple’s “Highway Star,” huh? 😉

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