Homer's Travels: Music Seeping Into My Brain

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Music Seeping Into My Brain

It's been over a month since I used my Christmas money to buy new music.  I think it's about time to share my purchases and perceptions.
  1. Jason Mraz - We Sing, We Dance. We Steal Things  : I like his stuff.  The music is upbeat and easy to listen to.  I want "Lucky " to be our life's theme song, the Wife and I.  Then again, it already is 
  3. Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue  :  Sounds like Jenny Lewis which means it's great with a dash of quirky.
  5. She & Him - Volume One  : I think my music tastes are shifting towards the more upbeat.  She & Him is upbeat and fun.  It took a couple listenings but it has moved up the list.
  7. The Watson Twins - Fire Songs  : A mellow, country sound with great harmonies.
  9. School Of Seven Bells - Alpinisms  : I first heard them on a Morning Becomes Eclectic podcast.  I really liked them.  They had an interesting sound.  The album is pretty good.
  11. Kevin Rudolf - In The City  : Rudolf's style reminds me of the music I listened to in college when my taste were less quiet, calm, and upbeat.  This album has three or four really good songs that hook into you.  The rest is okay.  If it had more good tracks It would have been higher on the list.
  13. Santogold - Santogold  : This was the one selection I made based on reviews and best of 2008 lists.  The first time I listened to it I didn't like it ... at all.  The second time felt completely different.  It's not bad and there's some good tracks in there.  Strange how our perceptions can change so radically with time and situation.
  15. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes  : Recommend by the Godson and several best of 2008 lists.  It's OK.  Not sure I like it.  Not sure that I dislike it either.  It's a little too mellow.  It may take a few more listenings before it soaks in.
There you have it.  I can't say I like everything I bought but I do like most of it.  This year all the music was an MP3 download - no CDs.  I finally reached the 21st century.


  1. I have 8 but want 1, 3 and 5.

    I got 8 in the Fall as I heard through bloggers and friends about them and they are defintely good Fall music; suit the year ending etc.

  2. JaG: My taste in music changes from day to day, mood to mood. Fleet Foxes ended at the bottom of the list but I suspect it will move up.

    1, 3, and 5 are all pretty good.