Monday, October 25, 2010

Sara Bareilles

(First and foremost, before talking about Sara Bareilles, I would just like to state how much of an idiot I am. I bought the new KOL CD before being reminded that my BF had already gotten the CD for me and uploaded it onto my phone which was 3 ft from my hand when writing my previous blog post. $10 Fail.)

Next on the agenda, Sara Bareilles. I've never been a huge fan of hers, not that I didn't like her, but just that I never got into her after the 2007 hit, Love know the one that goes "I'm not gonna write you a love song...cause you asked for it...cause blah blah blah...and some other stuff". I was asked by my room mate to pick up her new CD and honestly, never got around to it for one reason or another.

However, after hearing her song, Many The Miles, in the movie She's Out Of My League I am whistling a different tune.

I never realized how full of passion, effortless, and beautiful her voice is. After acquiring her newest CD, Kaleidoscope Heart, I'm still hit with the pop princess sounds of her hit Love Song - but I seem to not mind them so much because they are mixed with a grand throwback to the 70s (Read: Not Alone). I even found myself humming Hold My Heart & Uncharted at work this morning. Listening to her songs is like hearing her speak to someone directly and most subject matter is something we've all experienced. I, for one, know a few people I'd like to sing "King Of Anything" to.

So, If you are looking for something upbeat and bubbly to listen to this morning I would definately suggest getting her CD.

(Jenny, I'm burning you a copy as we speak...)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leons new CD, Come Around Sundown, just came out (I will be purchasing this shortly...)

You can buy it either here;

or on itunes.

I know I've posted this before, but here is one of the songs off the album - Radioactive - and if this isn't reason enough to buy the album then...I don't know what is. I have always been HUGE fans of them, not to mention they put on an amazing show. See pics below from their concert Sept 2009...

Happy Friday :-D

Monday, October 18, 2010

Recommendations For You

My favorite new thing...

Recommendations for me from itunes based on what I've already purchased? Don't mind if I do!!

But let's be honest - suggesting John Mayer because I bought Midnight in Virginia by The Morrisons Brothers Band...c'mon itunes - step it up.

Marina & The Diamonds

One track mind, one track heart

If I fail, I'll fall apart

Maybe it is all a test

Cause I feel like I'm the worst

So I always act like I'm the best

What would happen if Lady Gaga & Katy Perry got together and had a baby? Marina & The Diamonds, that's what!

Often mistaken for having a backup band (because of the name "& The Diamonds") and being similar to Florence + The Machine (whom I love), Marina & The Diamonds is a one woman rocking out machine. Her sound is upbeat, playful, fun, loud, and very colorful...something I can 110% see my girlfriends and myself rocking out to.

Marina started out early in 2005-2009 in the UK and made her debut in the US, May 2010, with the CD, The Family Jewels, which will soon be part of my music collection!

Here are a couple songs to wet your appetite...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Free MP3 Downloads

My boyfriend knows me too well. I got a text yesterday with a pic of the free music portion of that said "There's a lot of free music for you to download. :)" and after a little searching this morning I have found there are exactly 3,554 new songs for me, and all of you, to download.

Free MP3s

Enjoy your searching...I will begin my downloading with Michael Jacksons "Will you be there" (the theme from Free Willy)...and happy Monday!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Diane Birch EP

I recently got the Diane Birch EP (LONGGGG after I got a few songs from her CD Bible Belt) and it's pretty incredible, she is so soulful and it's making me smile on this stressful work morning.

I think I've slightly touched on her in a previous post - but in so many words Diane Birch is an amazing blues/soul singer/song-writer from Michigan. Her debut album, Bible Belt, stemmed from her religious upbringing with her preacher father who did not allow her to listen to secular music growing up, her trying to overcome and be herself, and yet still holding onto her values. I can only sum up her sound in one word - Beautiful.