Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Terrific Tunes Tuesday

New Year's Resolution tracking

Writing progress:  Still brewing in my head...but I feel another writing "surge" coming on.

Weight progress:  Nothing much to report...good healthy eating habits and motivation continue.

Reading progress:  Just started "The Fire in Fiction" and so far I'm loving it.  But I'm on Page 3 or 4 so we shall see if that lasts. 

Yes, I realize that post title is possibly the cheesiest in history.  And I think I'm okay with that.  It fits me and my annoyingly optimistic personality just fine.  Tuesdays are the days most new music comes out, but new music isn't necessarily what I want to talk about.

How much fun is it to find an artist with an album in which you love every single song???  Granted...we all know it's much more likely to find that ONE great song, buy the album and proceed to listen to the other songs once or twice before giving up.  So today I'd like to salute those albums that actually do have worth in every song and not just the one that gets replayed over and over and over and over on the radio. 

And, yes, I'm currently looking for new music to add to my collection so this post is going to be quite selfish in that way!  So what are your favorites?  What music do you have that you can listen to over and over?  

Here's a few of my favorites that are recurring throughout the years:

James Blunt - Both the "Back to Bedlam" and "All the Lost Souls" albums.  Yes, his voice when I first heard it was sometimes annoying...but trust me, it grows on you.  I love the unusualness of his voice and each and every song has a mellow vibe that I love.  I can listen to both of these albums on repeat and never grow tired.

Marc Broussard - "Carencro" - This one is truly amazing.  Very cool sound and rhythm.  My favorite song is the bonus track "Gavin's song".  Ok, and the "Wanderer".  And maybe "Home".  Okay...all of them!  Check this one out if you've never heard him...I don't see how anyone could be disappointed.

Rob Thomas - "Something to Be" - Love this one.  Even used the song "All That I Am" as my first dance at my wedding...it was that beautiful.  Honestly.  I also have his second album "Cradlesong" but it hasn't hit me in the same way as his first did.  The entire album has a cool vibe.

INXS - "Switch" - Another one that I can listen to the entire way through and quite a few good workout songs on here.  Not as mellow as the others but just as good.

Well, that's all I have time for this morning...have to pump gas on the way to work today.  I don't know why I save this chore for the mornings.  I think it's out of laziness at night but having to do it in the bitter cold of morning...well, that's poor planning on my part.  Ick.  Curse you gas light!

Before I run out...let me also mention that Kristin was totally right yesterday about the Coraline movie.  I checked the box this morning and it says "from the director of TNBC".  Sneaky!  Good catch Kristin and I'm so glad Tim Burton hasn't let me down...yet!  And if you haven't yet checked out Kristin's blog...it's Teaser Tuesday and you really should...I look forward to it every week.

Happy Tuesday to you all!


  1. Hmmm...I'll have to think about the music (it's still too early in the morning to think)and I'll come back later.

    But why is it that the gas light always comes on in the morning...when it's freezing outside, of course? I hate that light!

    Have a good day!

  2. I could listen to Avalon all day long - they are my favorite group! I also love anything by Nicole C. Mullen and Petra. :-)

  3. Okay, so I've been trying to think of a CD I actually like ever song on. And with the exception of the first Twilight soundtrack (which is great) it would have to be the new Paramore CD. I love, love, love it!

    : )

  4. Lets see, lately I have been listening to Paramore's newest album, and Switchfoot's "Hello Hurricane" (though I have every album they ever even thought about making - amazing band). Have you ever listened to Mute Math? Fav songs are Typical and Notice. Also, Eisley - they are different (my husband HATES it when I listen to them, but I love love love them).

    A note to Shannon O'Donnell - I haven't listened to Petra since I was in jr. high!! I'm so glad to hear they're still around! lol. I used to be Avalon obsessed, too!

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  5. Good choices. One CD I love every song off of would have to be Evanescence, the open door. Amazing music and when I saw her live she sounded better in person which is near impossible for anyone else.

  6. Thank you guys for all your suggestions!!! I just scribbled them all down on a notepad to download this week! This should give me some new stuff (for me anyway) this week to listen to. Something about new music and finding something you've never listened to before is just...inspiring! You all rock!

    And a BIG HELLO and WELCOME to Cindy! Glad you found my blog!

  7. Ooh, I dig James Blunt and Rob Thomas too. If you like them, check out Third Eye Blind. (Not the radio singles, but the other stuff. Some of it's really hauntingly beautiful.)

  8. Third Eye Blind's first album, I think it's called Jumper? Is really good. Every song.
    My music taste is all over the place.

  9. My adult offspring is a huge Mute Math fan, which means I am a Mute Math fan as well due to the hours I spend in the car with him.