Aug 21, 2012

Tunesday: CD's I would burn for you.

I should be writing more reviews.  I'm not getting around to it, and I'm sorry.  And I can't just NOT write about music, so I think I will be devoting Tuesday to music from now on.  Why Tuesday?  Because you add an N and it becomes Tunesday.  I'm clearly a genius.



So this week, I have compiled a list of albums that I would burn for you if A. we were friends in real life and B. people still owned CD's.  ((they're still making them, yes?))



I purchased this album on Amazon through one of their killer MP3 deals (Currently $5. Worth every  penny).  I bought it without ever hearing a song.  Two seconds into the sample, I hit Buy Now.  This choice has paid off.  I am hopelessly addicted.  The folk-rock wave sweeping the nation has me fist bumping hippies with excitement.
My favorite song: Stubborn Love
Similar bands: The Head and the Heart, Of Monsters and Men



My friend, Melissa of Press Play, sent me this album through our little Dropbox album exchange.  Usually new albums take some getting used to for me.  I have to get into the mood to like a new sound. Bombay Bicycle Club must infuse their music with some sort of ecstacy-like sound drug that makes their listeners fall instantly in love with them (otherwise known as "talent").  This is an easy album to love.  It's just an easy album to listen to.  I put it on while I'm doing my hair, making breakfast, doing the dishes.  It's just nice to have around.
My favorite song: Beggars
Similar Bands: Two Door Cinema Club, Fleet Foxes


I originally thought I was not hip enough to like Japandroids.  With a name like that, surely you have to still be in college or work at an Apple store to appreciate these guys, but I cannot help that I secretly rock out to this "garage rock" band whilst toting my children to playdates and PTA meetings.   They have great energy, and their sound and lyrics have meaning, heart and maturity.  I can't help it.  I love them.  Hipster rock street cred: 1 point.  Oh yeah, I still got it.
My favorite song: Fire's Highway
Similar bands: Gaslight Anthem, The Hold Steady


I fell in love with Anna Sun earlier this year.  When the album came out, I expected to love the heck out it.  I do love it, but I still feel like Anna Sun is the best song on the album.  This is a fun album.  Roadtrip music.  The kind of stuff that plays during an impromptu beach volleyball game with all of your closest friends.  I don't make it to many beach volleyball games, so I listen to it while I clean, and it has a similar effect.
My favorite song: Anna Sun
Similar bands: Young the Giant, Maroon 5

Well, these are just a few of the new albums I have purchased lately that I would make my closest friends listen to.  Long gone are the days of mixed tapes and burned CD's, but that doesn't mean we can't still share our favorite sounds with our friends.  You can now open up a Dropbox folder and send your favorite album across cyber space to your best bud ten states away.   It's only a matter of time before you can scan barcodes with your eyeballs and listen to music directly in your brain.  Ain't technology grand?
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8 comments:

Liz Kantner said...

A friend of mine just sent me that Japandroids cd!

I love this post & am desperate for new music.

Erin said...

I just learned of The Lumineers today actually! How strange. The song about taking a bus down to Chinatown and meeting on Canal and Bowery!

Tami Marie said...

I still burn CD's!! LOL :)

Lauren said...

I still burn CD's too! And you know I love me some Lumineers!
I'll have to check out the others, I'm intrigued!

Cassie {two-in-diapers.blogspot.com} said...

Hey lady! I'm a new follower from the GFC hop and I'd love a follow back at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com! :)

Mindy M. Harris said...

new GFC follower. cute blog, friend. found u thru the naptime review GFC follower hop deal!

Kelli Ferre said...

Cute, I have never heard of this music before but I will have to check it out. I love learning new things, so I think this post would be great for today's link-up! You know you want to!
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Melissa said...

Looove Bombay Bicycle Club and loooove Luminners! Was listening to them all morning actually! I've heard so much about Japandroids- actually a band I interviewed like 2 years ago was RAVING about them and I never bothered to look them up. Clearly I'm behind on the times now!

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