(A fluffy departure from Eileen’s more serious post from earlier today.)
Every now and again I worry that my musical tastes are getting stale. I’ve always considered lack of interest in new music as a sign of getting old, so whenever I go on an 80s and 90s music bender, I start to worry that I’m stuck in the past. Today, to break out of the rut, I decided to turn to the Internet for recommendations. That, surely, must be a a sign I’m not that old, right? That I turned to Facebook and Twitter?
I got a couple of suggestions for artists I already like (Brandi Carlile and Adele) as well as quite a few who are new to me. Among the recommendations were:
- Fleet Foxes
- Frightened Rabbit
- I’m From Barcelona
- Josh Rouse
- Wild Flag
- The Fruit Bats
- The Head and the Heart
- Josh Ritter
- Wanda Jackson
(I’m now wondering if animal-related band names are to the 20-teens as band names with numbers in them were to the late 1990s/early 2000s.)
I’ve heard of a few of these groups/singers, but not many, so I’ll have plenty of new stuff to listen to at work this week, provided I can find them on Spotify or Last.fm. I’m really looking forward to it!
Of course, the first couple of bands I opted to listen to today (Fleet Foxes and Frightened Rabbit) were pretty mellow, which just wasn’t working for me on what was a draggy, slow Monday, so I ended up listening to Eminem to get me through the end of the day. Not my usual, that’s for sure, but sometimes rage with a beat is just what it takes to power through the to-do list. And after I copped to the Eminem on Twitter, I did get Korn and Tool as suggestions for other harder-edged options.
I’d be happy for any additional suggestions, of course, so have at it in the comments. I like a little of everything, but pretty much not all of anything.
* The fact that Ten is turning twenty this week isn’t helping me feel like I’m not getting old.