For my birthday, Mitch (go there, he has something important to discuss with you) and Nan (go there, she is funny) gave me a gift certificate to the church bookstore. I went there yesterday to redeem that G.C. and of course bee-lined to the music section. I picked up Cheri Magill's newest CD and I LOVE IT! It is not typical "church music". It is much more contemporary and has a very subtle choose-the-right message. The lyrics are all her own and she is talented. Her album is also available on iTunes, if you would rather not leave the house. I checked out her first album, and well, didn't like it so much. This one has a better sound.
Today is new music Tuesday, of course, and I have been anxiously awaiting the release of two albums today, and I will throw in a third for good measure.
First is James Blunt's new album, All The Lost Souls. I have listened to it all the way through this morning and it is so awesome. I won't be able to stop listening to it today. Here's the highlights (in my opinion) :
- One of the Brightest Stars
- Gimme Some Love (Chorus lyrics below, pretty deep writing)
Why don't you give me some love?
I've taken ship-load of drugs
I'm so tired of never fixing the pain
Valium said to me,
I'll take you seriously,
And we'll come back as someone else,
Who's better than yourself.
- Shine On
- I Can't Hear the Music
The next album I'm excited about is KT Tunstall's new one titled, Drastic Fantastic. I loved her first album, because it was the kind you could listen to all the way through without skipping songs. I have listened to this one all the way through, and I liked it, but some songs may have to grow on me a bit. But, after the first listen, here are my faves:
- Saving My Face (definitely my favorite)
- If Only
- Hold On (todays feature song, and her 1st single)
- Paper Aeroplane
Now, after several hours of listening to KT's new album, I love EVERY song! And after listening to James' new album over and over and over today, I love it even more. Way to go James and KT!
Finally is Diana Krall's new release, The Very Best of Diana Krall. I have never been a true fan of her's. I've only enjoyed some of her songs, but the other day as I toured one of the Parade of Homes, they were playing a live DVD of Krall performing and I could barely concentrate on the house. She was amazing. So here is an opportunity to purchase her greatest hits, and I am seizing the opportunity to get to know her voice a little better.
(Whoa, that's a big Diana Krall)
Happy New Music Tuesday!