I get really excited about sharing music, don't be overwhelmed!
(excluding everything Immi, because you already know I love her) These aren’t all interesting listens, but I like all of them a LOT.
Ok Leo, here we go! (in no specific order) :)
1. This Providence - ‘My Beautiful Rescue’ is awesome. I sing this song in my sleep
2. The Hush Sound - ‘You Are the Moon’, ‘Magnolia’, and ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ are a few of many favorites by them. Greta and Bob write some deep, interesting lyrics. They could write my life in lyrics, and it’d sound like I was the best thing since sliced bread.
3. Amy Winehouse - ‘Me and Mr. Jones’ and ‘Best Friends’ are pretty. Pretty much anything by her is amazing. I like the entire Back to Black album.
4. Bird and the Bee - ‘Again & Again’ has a cool melody, and it got me hooked on the song.
5. Bright Eyes - ‘Four Winds’ is a winner, every day of my life. I love that song. ‘First Day of My Life’ is good, and I really like the story that ‘At the Bottom of Everything’ tells.
6. Carolina Liar - ‘Show Me What I’m Looking For’. Maybe it’s because I’m religious, but I freaking LOVE this song. The rest of their stuff pretty much sucks, though.
7. Christina Aguilera - ‘Hurt’ is heartbreak and ‘Infatuation’ has a Latin groove and a sexy story.
8. Coldplay - ‘Talk’, ‘+’, and ‘Now My Feet Won’t Touch The Ground’
9. Duffy - ‘Warwick Avenue’. She’s got a unique voice, but I can’t handle it for too long, personally.
10. Feist - ‘Mushaboom’! ‘Gatekeeper’ and ‘Still True’. Leslie Feist has such a pretty, distinct voice.
11. John Legend - he just has a sexy man voice and I will listen to anything he vocalizes. Seriously. ‘Ordinary People’ is amazing if you can find the acoustic version, and I like the visualization the CHORUS of ‘PDA (We Just Don’t Care)’ gives me. (let’s go to the park, I wanna kiss you underneath the stars…)
12. Josh Groban - Another just sexy beyond belief manvoice. Absolutely anything is amazing. His Italian is fantastic, he can do jazz or operatic AND it’s amazing… *swoons* Oi, listen to ‘So She Dances’. It may not be his most captivating song, but I’m in love with it at this very moment.
13. La Roux - ‘Bulletproof’ just because I like the chorus
14. Lal Meri - ‘Lal Meri’ it’s got a smooth Indian feel with her trilling voice. Worth a listen.
15. Laura Pausini & James Blunt - ‘Primavera Anticipada (It is My Song)’ I like her. I like duets. Spanish+English duets. :)
16. Michael Bublé - ANYTHING! yet another sexymanvoice that I just love listening to. I like the collab. he did with Boyz II Men: ‘Comin’ Home Baby’
17. Paramore - I like all of their stuff, but ‘Franklin’ is a reminiscent favorite.
18. Rosi Goslan & Human - ‘Shine’. A feelgood song
19. Rupa & The April Fishes - ‘Maintenant’ This song is the stereotyped old-tymey french song. Complete with accordian! Fun to listen to and to imagine what she might be saying in the drawl-y french voice.
20. Nellie McKay - ‘Mother of Pearl’ and ‘Clonie’. I’ve just discovered her, and her live is better than her recorded stuff. Enchanting voice and she’s funny too! http://bit.ly/WmvHj
3. ‘We Beheld Once Again The Stars’ - This song is done so well by many. The composer is Z. Randall Stroope (who is wonderful to work with!) and it has a very unexpected turn in the middle and then comes back to heaven. I loved performing this song.
5. ‘There Will Be Rest’ composed by Frank Ticheli with text by Sara Teasdale. I just like the tension/release of this song. I’ll post a recording of this soon. http://bit.ly/9usvj5
6. ‘Desh’ by Ethan Sperry. This song is an Indian raga and it’s just wonderful and different. You can only hear the overtone singing when you’re in the room with the choir, but the effect in this video is nice, too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlTLpKiZi_o
There are more, but this is all I can think to start with (and I know there’s a LOT of music here)!
In my heart’s sequestered chambers lie truths stripped of poet’s gloss. Words alone are vain and vacant, and my heart is mute. In response to aching silence memory summons half-heard voices, And my soul finds primal eloquence and wraps me in song.
If you would comfort me, sing me a lullaby. If you would win my heart, sing me a love song. If you would mourn me and bring me to God, Sing me a requiem, Sing me to heaven.
Touch in me all love and passion, pain and pleasure, Touch in me grief and comfort; love and passion, Pain and pleasure.
Sing me a lullaby a love song a requiem love me comfort me bring me to God