|Recent Music Purchases
||[Aug. 1st, 2003|11:14 am]
Over the last few months, I've bought a fair amount of new music. About half of it was based on recommendations from Amazon (damn you and your evil ways to make me spend money....), and the other half was buying music I've got on mp3 and liked enough to buy a copy of. Alas I now need to buy another new cd rack!
Now, in roughly order of purchase, here goes a quick rundown of them:
- Fiona Apple - When The Pawn and Tidal. Somewhere between Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan, but not in the Beth Orton direction, a bit dark but very good. Bought one, liked it and bought another :-)
- Heather Nova - Siren. Lighter than Sarah McLachlan, and a little easier than Fiona Apple, but with less depth. Will buy more of her stuff soon
- Starsailor - Love Is Here. Suprisingly dark, but almost all the songs are as good as the singles
- Avril Lavigne - Let go. Good, honest nu-punk fun. It may not be Indie, but that's no reason to hate it, hey sax? ;-)
- Carina Round - The First Blood Mystery. Dark and bruding, bit darker than Fiona Apple. Good listen
- Letters to Cleo - Wholesale Meats & Fishes. Heard these guys on my sister's 10 Things soundtrack, and liked them, so bought an album. Pretty good stuff, maybe the best way to describe is as Avril would've been a few years back.
- Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes. Easier to listen to than Boys for Pele, but you probably know if you like Tori or not...
- Pink - Missundaztood. Jumps around the genre's more than Avril, more pop and R&B, good listen if you're not being too musically snotty ;-)
- Zero 7 - Simple Things. Right up there with Air's Moon Safari, a great electronic-esque chillout album. Should've bought it before
- Katy Carr - Screwing Lies. Somewhere between Carina Round, Tori and something a bit folky. Works well. She even gives her email address in the cd sleve, how cool is that?
- Four Star Mary - Thrown To The Wolves and Welcome Home. Both excellent albums, from the band you've heard many times on Buffy. This band should be much bigger!
- Ocean Colour Scene - Moselly Shoals. I know, I should've bought it far before now. Excellent excellent album, go find your copy and listen to it again now!
- Almost Famous Soundtrack. Just as good as it should be, given the movie. If you haven't seen the movie, smile sweetly at dom, as his housemate has it on dvd :-)
- Sum 41 - Half Hour Of Power. More angsty than Blink 182, but good fun to listen to
- Nickelback - Silver Side Up. Less mainstream than the current album sounds (haven't heard it all though), which is possibly a good thing.
- Primal Scream - Screamadelica. Another classic I needed to buy
- Travis - Good Feeling. I own most of the singles from this album, and it was on offer so I thought I'd get it. Not quite as good as The Man Who, but still quite a good listen, again more indie like
And possibly a few others I've also bought... Great thing about the internet is, I didn't spend more than a tenner on any of them, and most came in around six quid. Ah, the joys of shopping around :-)
Also to recommend, and to be bought by me soon:
- Norah Jones - Come Away With Me. Do I even need to tell you about this one?
- John Mayer - Room For Squares. It's grown on me, easy to listen to, but with some depth there
- Tatu - tAtu - Really good album, they're not just a one hit wonder. Needs good bass to do the album justice...
And that concludes our music post. If you want to listen to any of these, give me a shout and I'll lend you the cd or something next time we meet