Music Paralysis of Plethora

So, I need help. I received $50 in iTunes Music gift cards for Christmas, which I have been dying to get– I need some new music, and badly. But now that I have it…. I’m overwhelmed. Too many choices, too many amazing shining pearls of beautiful sound.

So, here’s the plan: Tell me about music that I might like. Or that you like. Or that you’d like me to like. Or even music that you hate. But help me narrow the choices down!

8 Responses to “Music Paralysis of Plethora”

hehe…I hear ya. My list is pretty eclectic, but here’s the short version:

Hit & Run Bluegrass
Corinne Bailey Rae
The Eurythmics
Fountains of Wayne
Bill Haley and His Comets
John Hartford
The Living End
Paris Combo
Peter Schilling
The Dresden Dolls

Mallorn - January 4th, 2007 at 1:26 pm

Vienna Teng… I haven’t heard her third album closely but i liked the first two very much.

sleepysnoopy - January 7th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

Thanks for the suggestions (I need more)!

I bought a Living End album… they’ve mellowed over the years, but.. so have I, I guess.

Aqua is cute, but I think it might drive me mad over time. Do you have a single, or a whole album?

The Dresden Dolls is scary!

Corinne Bailey Rae sounds nice. 🙂

Vienna Teng is very soothing. Reminds me of a rainy day.

Paradoxdruid - January 16th, 2007 at 9:46 pm

Yea, I think I got The Living End from you. I only have the two or three songs that you had.

I have both Aqua CDs…. 😀

I have both Dresden Dolls CDs too…. 😀 :-D:-D Speaking of whom, apparently NPR is doing a story on All Things Considered on them this afternoon (1/17)

Glad you like Corinne Bailey Rae. She’s made it pretty big with that CD. Did I hear she’s even up for a grammy for it?

Mallorn - January 17th, 2007 at 9:56 am

this is pretty off the flow of what you guys have been talking about, music-wise, but lately I’ve been adding a lot of musicals/soundtracks to my iPod and have been surprised by how much I’ve been enjoying them. I guess after the holidays I went through almost a month of listening primarily to soundtracks I had uploaded — Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin & Lion King (yes, Andrew, I can see why you like ‘To Die For…’!), Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story. I think it may be my music theory background that makes me really love ‘musicals’ — they are the modern American version of opera, really…

Meg - February 22nd, 2007 at 4:02 pm

hehe…I’m listening to Jekyll & Hyde right now!

I really like musicals, but they consume more brain power ’cause I always want to sing along. I can only listen while doing mundane tasks 🙁

Mallorn - February 23rd, 2007 at 9:08 am

One of my favorite CDs–scratch that, CDs are going the way of the Dodo– One of my favorite albums is Me First & The Gimme Gimmes: Are a Drag, which is wonderfully delightful punk covers of songs from Broadway musicals.

And I agree that musicals are “American Opera”. They’re fun– but like Mallorn, I tend to accidentally sing or hum along out loud to the good songs– they have a shunt straight to the cerebral cortex.

Paradoxdruid - February 23rd, 2007 at 11:08 am

I wanted to assert a correction here — you actually “tend to accidentally sing or hum along out loud” to just about any music, not specifically musicals, silly 🙂

teisha - February 24th, 2007 at 6:55 pm

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