Thursday, February 10, 2011

What I'm Listening To

I hadn't done a music post in a bit and I've been doing a great deal of music shopping lately, thanks to all my iTunes card from Christmas.  So, with no further adieu, here's a glimpse into my ecclectic music files...

"Poison and Wine" - The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow - I cannot get enough of this song.  It's haunting and beautiful all at once.  Though it is a track on their new album, Barton Hallow, I bought the EP version a while back, and haven't had a chance to even listen to the whole album yet.  But I can't wait to.

"Coming Home" - Diddy--Dirty Money & Skylar Grey - Last Train To Paris - I have no idea why I love this song so much, but I do.  Though the two aren't in any way related, it was the song that got me through Homecoming Week.

"Life Is Bad" - Shelby Lynne - I Am Shelby Lynne - This cut just gives you a strut and makes you feel a little like a badass.  Ok, it may not do that to you but it does it to me.

 "Sort Of" & "Everybody" - Ingrid Michaelson - Everybody - I've been listening to Ingrid Michaelson for a while now, but had never really stopped and listened to these two tracks until I heard them on a TV show and a movie, respectively.  "Sort Of" is about a lingering relationship that you know you need to escape, but you can't quite make yourself do it.  "Tell me what to do to take away the you..." says it all.  "Everybody" is so happy you bounce to it, and you know exactly what I am talking about.  Don't pretend like you don't do it, too.  I know better.

"Taking Chances" - Kate Micucci - EP Phone Home - Kate is an actress/singer who has been on Scrubs and is currently on Raising Hope.  She also sings with her friend, Riki Lindhome, in a group called Garfunkel and Oates.  This EP has some great, if a little weird songs, but I love it.

"Rollerblades" - Eliza Doolittle - Single - I am pretty sure that this was a free download, but it fits my British singer spot at the moment.  It makes me think of spring for some reason, and I can use all of that I can get right now. 

"Needle and Thread" - Matt Duke - Needle and Thread - A boy with a guitar will get me every time.  What more is there to say?

"Esther" - Esterlyn - Mending the Meaning - I know nothing about this band, as the song was just a Genius Recommendation.  But if you have done the Esther Bible study by Beth Moore, I think this song will speak to you.  It probably will even if you haven't.

"Here's To The Meantime" - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - This Is Somewhere - This song is meant to played loud.  Preferable at a man who did you wrong, if you happen to have one lying around.

"Get What You Deserve" - The Derek Trucks Band - Already Free - Same vibe as "Here's To The Meantime."  Great Friday afternoon music.

"How I Love You"  - Rob Laufer - Single - This song is at the end of Ramona and Beezus and it's just the sweetest thing.  It's not necessarily even a romantic love song, I think it plays towards any kind of real love.

"Firework" - Lea Michele - Glee Cast Version - I like Katy Perry alright, but Lea's version blows the original out of the water.  I love that she takes on pop songs without making them sound too classical, despite her proper vocal training.  I love a good belter.

"I Do" - Colbie Callait - Single - Wedding season is coming.  I think this will be receiving quite a bit of play this spring.  It's happy, spunky, and fun!

I could go on and on, but I will stop for now.  Happy listening! 


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