Musicphile time

So, if you haven't noticed already, I am quite a musicphile. I think it is just in my blood. I thought it may be interesting to share with you, what I listen to each week. (I'd love to hear your jams/ recommendations too.) I have added a link list on the sidebar, and will post/highlight 3 or so albums/artists a week. Here it goes.

Ivy : In the Clear
I've been a fan of Ivy for some time. In fact, the track 'Edge of the Ocean' is on my top favorite songs of all time list. Their newest album, "In the Clear" clear came out in 2005. It is a pretty great album, a little poppy with a frenchy feel. I've never heard them played there but it seems like it one of those albums that you might hear playing in a nearby Starbucks or Gap. Heard of Stereolab? I think perhaps they are musical cousins. Pitchfork gives it a 6.5, Itunes customer reviews 4.5 stars. My favorite tracks : Nothing but in the Sky, Thinking about You, Clear my Head. Go here to listen to more.

Here is the song, Thinking about you, played live.

Jose Gonzalez : Veneer.
This album is awesome acoustic, chill music. A perfect choice for a road trip, or background music while painting your walls or sitting on the couch catching up with a good magazine. If you are familiar with Nick Drake, I think Gonzalez has a similar sound and style. I love Jose's soft vocals and my favorite songs from the album are : Crosses, Heartbeat and Stay in the Shade. Pitchfork gives it a 7.0 , Itunes customer reviews 4.5 stars . I like this excerpt from the itunes album review, "Gonzalez is definitely a member of the "quiet is the new loud" school founded by Elliott Smith and Kings of Convenience. Veneer is about as intimate as they come; it sounds like he is sitting right at the end of the bed singing just for you." To hear more of his great music, go here.

Here is the song Crosses played live.

TV on the Radio : Return to Cookie Mountain
When I think of the term wicked, - I think of this band. Lately, they are my new favorite band to rock out to. They are a little more heavy for those of you like to keep it more chill. Not your average pop/rock genre. In fact, to be honest, at first I really didn't care for them, but boy did they grow on me. Pitchfork gives it a 9.0, Itunes customer reviews 4.5 stars. Killer tracks I like: Province, Wolf Like Me, Hours.

Here they are playing Province in Brooklyn. (where they are from)


Anonymous said...

check out tapes n tapes "omaha", wolf parade "dinner bells", wilco "impossible germany" and "shake it off" from their new album


Brittany said...

Might be too late :P but it seems iTunes fans rate a lot of things 4.5 stars...?

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