I’ve been very naughty.
I went to New York and left you all hanging… without knowing what awesome deals await you in the Amazon $5 downloads this month!
- CAKE. Showroom of Compassion. Wow. How much can anyone love Cake? Well, a lot, I guess. I always think of Dean when I hear Cake. This album is brand new, so I was very surprised to see it in the $5 downloads. But ho0ray for happy things!
- Rage Against the Machine. Rage Against the Machine. I lived in Sioux City when this came out. It was new. It was unlike anything I had ever heard before. I thought I was entirely cooler than everyone else in the world when I listened to this album, and perhaps I was… at least in my mind. This album was full of hate, pain, and passion! I loved it! Go buy it!
- Gorillaz. Demon Days. I love the Gorillaz because I love the voice of the singer dude. He sounds so very Cracker. So nasal and british. I love it! Also, it’s a virtual band, a cartoon. How can you not dig it?
- Rio. Rio Soundtrack. Admit it, you loved the movie as much as your kids did.
- The Bird and the Bee. The Bird and the Bee. The best artist you’ve never heard of but you love because you’ve heard him without realizing it is Greg Kurstin. Greg has written and produced songs for Britney Spears, Lily Allen, Ke$ha (still forbidden in my house despite Greg’s involvement), Kylie Minogue, and Pink. I first discovered his music when he played in a band called Geggy Tah and a catchy song called Whoever You Are. Later, he formed a crazy project called Action Figure Party (sample song: Everybody Ready) that brought together artists like Flea and Yuval Gabay and created an awesome jazz-type album that still sounds fresh and cool to my ears today. With The Bird and the Bee, he brings on board Inara George, who has a beautiful voice with an awesome range, and looks like my friend Kristi.
- Ben Folds. Rockin’ the Suburbs. O, what can I say about the Ben? He’s awesome, you should know that by now. Rockin’ the Suburbs was Ben’s first solo album after the disbanding of Ben Folds Five, and I was so scared of what I’d hear after loving the band for so long. I shouldn’t have been scared, Ben delivered with songs like Annie Waits, Zak and Sara, and, of course, Rockin’ the Suburbs, all of which are classics now. A William Shatner version of Rockin’ the Suburbs was used in the movie Over the Hedge. <3
What a short list! Not much of what I call music on the list this month; as you know, this blog is about the things I like, and I can’t be everyone! If you want to see what is out there, click one of the links and find your way back to the $5 deals page and make your own list!
Because I was late you guys don’t have much time left… go get buying!
Of important note this month, I noticed a new category on the Amazon page: the $.69 80′s Hit Songs download page! I will have to spend some time exploring that soon!