Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I am in need of something new to listen too. I'm getting tired of the library of music that I have on my iTunes at work. It's on random and I usually end up skipping past most of the songs that pop up because I've heard them too many times.

I like a range of music, but I'd be willing to give anything a shot. I picked up a CD at the library last night, which I haven't listened to yet, because I liked the cover. I think it was Beta Band, but I'd have to double check.

I like 60s and 70s rock, some alternative, some metal, a little country, a little blues. Not a big fan of hip hop. My current selection on iTunes features: The Beatles, George Harrison, The Eels, Oingo Boingo, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Queen, R.E.M., Smoking Popes, Talking Heads, AC/DC, Three Dog Night, Tom Petty, Traveling Wilburys, Weezer, XTC, The Who, Blues Brothers, CCR, etc.

I've also been known to listen to The Police, B-52s, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, John Denver, Metallica, Moby, The Monkeys.

A coworker recommended the other day that I check out Eagles of Death Metal, which I did. I like it. (It's not death metal by the way).

So what do y'all think? What do you like to listen to?


Janiece said...

Check out "Grace Potter and the Nocturnals."

mattw said...

Thanks for the recommendation, definitely worth the listen.

Anonymous said...

Sweetie I love you but the Metallica you listen too no one would classify as metal, if it's before the Black Album then you can say that.

vince said...

Claudia Schmidt

She's been around for awhile, started out in folk, now does jazz as well. I prefer her jazz recordings myself.

Dave Alvin

Folk with a twist. Dave is both a marvelous songwriter and a marvelous interpreter of other songwriter's songs.

Alternative and very different, but I love 'em. Their songs are eclectic, but several have nonetheless been used in commercials and TV shows. The best place to start is with their album The Mollusk, general considered by their fans (like me), critics, and the band themselves as their best. Realize with Ween, however, that each album has a purpose, and one album usually sounds very different from the next.

mattw said...

Thanks Vince, I'll check those out.

Tania said...

I've been on a Ben Folds kick as of late - solo and with Ben Folds Five. I'll second the Ween recommendation, one of my lackeys turned me on to them. I miss my lackeys.