recent music purchases
Here's a list of music I've purchased in the last two weeks or so (alphabetical-ish order so as not to play favorites or confuse kmsqrd
with my strange musical ranking system).
- Audioslave, Out of Exile
- Ben Folds, Songs for Silverman
- Coldplay, X & Y
- Dave Matthews Band, Stand Up
- Gorillaz, Demon Days
- Shakespear's Sister, #3
[I've also ordered a copy of their CD from '92, Hormonally Yours
, which was one of my favorites way back then. Yes, the blog (Shakespeare's Sister
) triggered my memory of the band, which had been exiled to the land of "bands I really loved but don't own any of their CDs anymore because I needed to buy groceries sometime in the mid-90s.]
- The Shins, Chutes Too Narrow
- Sleater-Kinney, The Woods
- The Wallflowers, Rebel, Sweetheart
- William Orbit, Pieces in a Modern Style
and The Best of Strange Cargos
I currently have 2652 songs/9.92GB of music on my laptop (and iPod). Very few of the 2652 songs are country music. But eleven of them come from the CD Twice the Speed of Life
by a band called Sugarland.
I raved about them last November
. To recap, Sugarland consists of Kristen Hall, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles. Anyone familiar with Indigo Girls and Michelle Malone should know Kristen Hall, especially if you knew of Michelle Malone when she was with the band Drag the River. Kristian Bush is one half of the group Billy Pilgrim; Jennifer Nettles was with Soul Miner's Daughter and performed at Lilith Fair. These are all really good things; they're good folks
The good folks are doing super good things: their debut single "Baby Girl" has spent over forty-six weeks on the Billboard Top Country Singles chart this week, making it the longest running single in the history of the monitored chart era
. Take that, Diamond Rio and Tim McGraw/Faith Hill. Also, their CD was recently certified gold. I am so very happy for them.