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Music I’ve Been Listening to Lately

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about my musical favorites, so here’s a little update.

First off, after much prodding from my sister, I’ve been listening to “Transatlanticism” from Death Cab for Cutie. It’s been sitting on my Audioscrobbler recommended list ever since I got an account over there, but for some reason I’ve resisted listening. Maybe some of Matt‘s indie-tude had been rubbing off on me. (Just kidding Matt!) But anywas, I really have been enjoying this album. Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service share Ben Gibbard as lead singer and songwriter. Whaddyaknow? As soon as I started in to “Transatlanticism”, visions of The Postal Service immediately danced in my head, and that is not at all a bad thing. The Postal Service album, Give Up, is one of my favorite albums, ever. It’s just funny that I got to Death Cab for Cutie by way of The Postal Service, and not the other way around, (since DCC has been around for quite a while)

Secondly,as long as I was listening to indie-darlings, I thought I’d give Bright Eyes a try, another band that has been on the Audioscrobbler list forever, and not only that, Matt loves this band. I’ve now heard “I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning”, “Digital Ash in a Digital Urn”, and “Lifted, or, Keep Your Ears to the Ground, The Story is in the Soil”. I guess he enjoys long album titles. I’m not one to give eloquent reviews, but they’ve been in heavy rotation for the past couple weeks. (BTW, did you see him on The Tonight Show the other night? That gave me the goosebumps. I can bet Jay won’t invite him back there any time soon. Although on further inspection, Jay does say, “performing his protest song” so maybe they knew what he was going to sing?)

Third, new album by Spoon, “Gimme Fiction”. This is playing on the iPod as I type, track 7 of 11. So far it’s awesome. Their earlier albums, “Girls Can Tell”, and “Kill The Moonlight” are some of my favorites, and I can already hear that this will be a favorite as well.

I also bought two other albums today, “Cold Roses” by Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, and “Blinking Lights and other Revelations” by eels. Looking forward to both of these albums. I’ve passed over the previously most recent albums by these two artists, but both of the new discs come highly recommended.

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