Over the past few weeks I’ve added some new music to my collection. Having received an iPod Touch for my birthday from my best friend, I’ve been downloading from iTunes like crazy. Thankfully I got lots of gift cards for Christmas for iTunes, so I haven’t spent money out of pocket . . . yet.
Feist – a Juno-nominated Canadian artist, Leslie Feist has a very soulful and haunting voice. I purchased her most recent CD and am enjoying it. It has a slower pace to it than a traditional rock or pop CD, but it’s very musical.
Sara Bareilles – Her single “Love Song” has been all over the radio, and I liked the catchy tune, so I purchased the whole CD. It’s a nice, mainstream, female pop album. Upbeat, and Sara has a very nice voice. It’s perfect for listening to at work. If you like the American Idol type of music, I think you would enjoy this CD. If you don’t like pop music, give this one a miss.
Regina Spektor – This CD was recommended to me by a good friend, so I felt like I had to purchase it. I wasn’t disappointed. Similar to Sara, the first tune was a hit single (can’t remember the name of it off-hand – sorry folks!), and very catchy. This CD isn’t really as “poppy” as Sara’s, it has a bit more of an edge. Not raunch or hard core at all, just not as . . . carefree. Another wonderful female artist.
Trace Adkins – Greatest Hits Volume 2. Okay, I admit that I fell in love with Trace’s gravelly voice from watching Celebrity Apprentice, so my dad thought he’d surprise me with Trace’s CD. I’m not typically a huge country fan, although I do have some albums (Aaron Lines is an incredible country artist). I really enjoy Trace’s album – it’s a mix of “classic” country songs, along with some more modern, edgy country. There is a wide range of song types, from ballads to upbeat. Thta being said, if you don’t like country music, don’t buy it.
I’m always open to suggestions for new music, so if you have any ideas, feel free to share them!