Emily Wells, First Aid Kit, and Stars.
I seem to have an endless appetite for Emily Wells lately. I liked her since I first heard her, but my appreciation has deepened over time. Now I can't seem to go a day without listening to at least something by her. I gave a coworker a copy of Beautiful Sleepyhead and the Laughing Yaks
, which she kind of likes. She likes it enough to try The Symphonies: Dreams Memories & Parties
, anyway. I'm kind of curious to hear her take on the different sounds of the albums. You can definitely tell they're both Emily Wells, but the albums are also definitely going in different directions.
I think the reason I keep listening to her over and over again may be because I really love her music, but it's also very cool-sounding on a nice system. She obviously pays a lot of attention to the sound of her music. Not that musicians DON'T pay attention to the sound of their music, as a rule, but I guess I just think she's better at it than most.
I had credit at Amazon.com's MP3 store, so that's why I finally ended up with something by Stars. The Five Ghosts
was on sale, no doubt due to Halloween, so I went for that. I enjoyed it. I will listen to it more.
Once I get out of my Emily Wells captivity.
I had more credit at Amazon.com's MP3 store, so I'm currently downloading The 99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music
since it was only $1.99. I imagine I'll get my money's worth.