Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Music Week Day 2


Welcome to day two of music week here at my little corner of the world.  This week's posts were inspired by a great sale on mp3 albums at amazon.com.  As I read through the list of $5 picks I started sorting it into two parts - the albums I already had and wish I'd managed to buy for five bucks and those that were going on my wish list.

I'm always on the lookout for new music and, because I buy so much, finding good deals is a huge bonus.  I'm guessing some of you are the same, so for the rest of the week I'm going to highlight some of my favorites.  First up, the music from amazon's sale that is already part of my collection and I can vouch for:

  • The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You: One of my favorite bands and albums of the past year, I'm dying to see them live.
  • Ray LaMontagne - Till the Sun Turns Black: Not his latest, but an all-time favorite, I'm almost always in the mood for a little Ray
  • Sara Bareilles - Little Voice: She just came out with a new album last week, but this is the one I fell in love with, her songs will make you happy
  • The Fray - How to Save a Life: The title song was a little over played for my taste, but still a decent album
  • Amos Lee - Supply and Demand: This one has had a ton of play in my iPod over the past few years, one of those artist I turn to when I want to relax
  • Coldplay - Parachutes: Their music is always good.
  • Court Yard Hounds - Court Yard Hounds: From two members of the Dixie Chicks, this album made up part of my summer soundtrack, the perfect pick for a long road trip.
  • The Garden State Soundtrack: An older album, but full of great artists before they became well known.
  • Bebel Gilberto - Bebel Gilbert: Takes me back to my years in Rio, such an amazing voice.
  • Sugarland - Love on the Inside: Full of great songs you can't resists singing along with.
  • Darius Rucker - Learn to Live: Former Hootie lead singer did something right when he went country,  This album is full of amazing songs
  • Dierks Bentley - Up on the Ridge: Dierks did a bluegrass album that even people who aren't bluegrass fans will love.
  • Jaron and the Long Road to Love - Getting Dressed in the Dark: Former pop singer makes me laugh with his clever songs.  Saw him live at the Ryman, just him and a piano, this guy has talent.
See something you like?  You can find them all at Amazon (and I promise I'm making nothing from them for sending you here - just the satisfaction of helping you find cheap tunes.)  Amazon $5 Albums

A sneak peek:


Do you have an tips for discovering great new music?  Any other sources for finding great deals on music?
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14 comments:

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

I love Dierks!! Is that a beard? {hee hee}

maureen said...

girl, you are my source for finding new music. sorry i'm no help there.
:)
but, i did hear an interesting interview on NPR, Fresh Air with John Doe doing country. have you heard this?
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129459142

i liked what he played on the show.

Courtney said...

First, I love the shot. Very beautiful! And what a great post. I see lots of stuff I'll have to check out. Thanks for the tip!

Maegan Beishline said...

So many of them are in my playlist as well! I need to go check out the new album from Sara Bareilles...like now!

Karen said...

I know some of these artists. Just finishing listening to a Sara Bareilles album last night. But there are even more I don't know, so I printed out your list and am off to Amazon to take a listen!

Ashley Sisk said...

I think I"m going to need to come back to this post when I'm not so tired - you've got some great artists listed there.

IVYALLOVER said...

oh my this image is so lovely! It's perfect with the music you choose. I am loving your music list i"ll have to check these out. Oh and Dierks Bentley - beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing ♥

Brooke said...

I usually just stumble upon my favorites, I actually don't search for new music often, I tend to keep to my three favorites, Norah, Amos and Third Day...Your post might just inspire me to venture out a little in the music world, lol! I think Amos Lee's supply and demand may need a rest in my CD player!

krissilugbill said...

once again thank you so much for the share!! i am all about a website called emusic :)

Indie.Tea said...

What an amazing corner of the world you live in.
Amazon is great in terms of prices, isn't it? I always like how books are about 1/3 off the cover price too.

justinegordon said...

this all looks so great, I need to spend a lot of time going through it all. Thank you so much for your comment yesterday, you are right and now I am putting it all behind me.

Bluebelle said...

I have just discovered The Avett brothers - I know its only September but I and Love and You is already on my Christmas list!

Diana Joy said...

Just yesterday I was working at my desk and next to me hubby was working at the computer desk and my Ipod was playing. I told him "I need new music." He said "huh?" I told him I'm bored with what is on there that I've been listening to for years... SO off to check out these artists you've recommended. Thanks. (I always listen to your Youtube links).

Dorian Susan said...

Hey Jamie-
I love your 2 "kickoff" photos...both lovely shots. I must say I look longingly at your list of musical artists. I wish I could really hear what they're doing. I used to be such a nut for finding new music.
I must say "thank you" to you tho. I do sometimes listen to your posts. I am not so much a fan of Americana-I'm an R & B/soul/gospel kind of girl. But I don't listen anymore....One little tease from you tho' peaks my curiousity and is in small enough doses not to frustrate.
Good luck with finding more cheap tune-age.
Happy day....I hope your project comes to wonderful completion.
Susan

Oh I have 2 musician friends in the area. One plays guitar for Canadian, David Francy. My friend's name is Craig Werth and his music & lyrics paint lovely stories. If you're looking for something in the folk genre.
My other friend is Randy Armstrong who is an amazing world musician. His music combines elements from all different cultures. If you're looking to branch out to the world music genre he is a pioneer-founder of Doa'h from the 80's and 90's.
*Sorry for the long comments.*

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