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March 14, 2008

New Music I'm listening to

Well, I was asked for any music recommendations, so I'll talk about the things I've been listening to lately.

Bob Dylan Essential Recordings
When I was working on the poster for my professor's play, I decided I should try to get into his head a little better. He had been telling me how much he loved the music of Bob Dylan. Now of course I'm not a cultural hermit, so I was somewhat familiar with his most popular song. But hearing all his great songs is really an ear-opener. Highly recommended! He's a fantastic lyricist and songwriter.

I decided to download this album (legally, I'm a stickler about that) and I've not been disappointed. Kind of cool emo guitar driven music with a fantastic female lead singer.

Sia - Some People Have Real Problems
I first heard of Sia when her song was used as the soundtrack to the final scene of the excellent HBO series Six Feet Under. I was blown away at the time. Now this album is stylistically pretty different than that song, but it's still very worth listening to. Really inventive music here.

Thrice - Come All Ye Weary
A highly recommended acoustic EP from Thrice. It's really great music.

Eddie Vedder - Into the Wild Soundtrack
I listened to this hauntingly beautiful acoustic album about a thousand times at the end of last year. You have to know these songs.

The Weepies (and Deb Talen)
The Weepies are a songwriting duo (I think they're married) and any of their albums is worth listening to. I prefer Deb Talen to the guy in the band, so I love her solo work as well. I do like the guy, but sometimes he reminds me too much of Jars of Clay.

Posted by jason on March 14, 2008 01:54 AM


i love the acoustic version of paramore's song love misery business.

Posted by: paul on March 15, 2008 01:19 PM

flyleaf is also very good as well.

Posted by: paul on March 15, 2008 01:53 PM

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