Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Driving Music: Old and New

A few months ago, I got into a wreck.  Thankfully, I was okay.  Unfortunately, the car was not.  One of the things I loved about that car was the radio.  A few years ago, we got a new radio installed with an iPod connection.  So I would listen to stuff from my iPod on my way to and from work every day.  I usually listened to newer music and podcasts.
But my new car only has a CD player.  So I've been listening to CDs every day on my commute.  There's something about picking out a CD that is different from choosing music on an iPod.  When I see a CD on the shelf, I'm taken back to the time when I bought it.  I remember my life where it was at that time.  So I have found myself listening to a lot of older albums.  It's been fun.  So, while I will one day replace this radio with a newer one, I have been enjoying this time of going back and listening to some albums that I haven't listened to for a while.

So I present to you a list of albums I have listened to in the past month or so.  As you will see, there are some newer albums on this list, but there are a lot of older ones, too.  There is a lot of nostalgia here.

Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

Stavesacre - Stavesacre

Starflyer 59 - Gold

Pixies - Doolittle

Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts

Metric - Fantasies

Morella's Forest - Ultraphonic Hiss

Jenny Owen Youngs - An Unwavering Band of Light

Rihanna - Talk That Talk

The Beatles - Abbey Road

Wilco - Summerteeth

Beck - Odelay

Bright Eyes - Lifted, or The Story in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Kate Nash - My Best Friend is You

Plankeye - Commonwealth

Neva Dinova - Neva Dinova

Counting Crows - Recovering the Satellites

Dinosaur Jr. - Where You Been

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing

U2 - Pop

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

2 comments:

Fosterface said...

Just seeing these covers takes me back. The thumbnails on the iPod just don't do them justice. I heard most of these for the first time with you and Cris in his apartment. Good times.

Dusty Evely said...

Indeed. I think the one that does that for me more than most is that Dinosaur Jr. album.