A new month!
Months are important around here… every month leads to a new Amazon $5 Deals post! Here are this month’s can’t-miss titles according to the Queen of Randomland!
- Counting Crows. Films About Ghosts. Counting Crows happens to be one of my all-time favorite bands. Their songs are catchy, their lyrics are thoughtful, and the production is tight. Plus, Adam Duritz is kinda cute and has a unique voice and vocal style. This is a “best of” album, so it’s perfect for those of you who have always listened to their music on the radio but haven’t bought any of the albums before. It has old favorites like Ana Begins and Omaha, and the song made famous by the Shrek movies, Accidentally in Love. Oh, and who could possibly forget Mr. Jones?
- No Doubt. The Singles Collection. No Doubt hasn’t really ever been one of my favorite bands; I’ve never liked them quite enough to go out and buy their albums, but I’ve always enjoyed watching Gwen Stefani’s antics and career. There are songs of theirs that come on that make me want to shake my tushie, though. This album is perfect for those of us who just like the hits… Hella Good is one of my faves, Just a Girl and Spiderwebs both take me way back!
- Regina Spektor. Begin to Hope. I first heard Regina Spektor singing with Ben Folds on the song You Don’t Know Me (go, listen!). She has an A.MA.ZING. range and a quirky sounding voice. You may recognize the lead song, Fidelity, from random-commercialland. A great
- Goo Goo Dolls. A Boy Named Goo. In some way or another, the Goo Goo Dolls seem to make it to the $5 deals page nearly every month (I’ve been doing this list a while, though previously it was a part of my facebook page). This month we get A Boy Named Goo, which, if you’ve only ever heard them on the radio, contains the songs Long Way Down and Name. There are also a lot of good songs on there that you’ve never heard. Give it a listen, their music is very 90′s alt rock, and you will adore it!
- The Ramones. Greatest Hits. Who doesn’t like The Ramones? You? Well, you’ve got a problem, man! This quintessential punk rock band has influenced just about everyone, even my 11-year-old daughter. Blitzkreig Bop, the lead track, shows up on those funky paper guitars you see in the Walgreen’s, and I’ve caught my daughter rockin’ out to this song in the aisles many a time! This album also includes such classic titles as I Wanna Be Sedated, Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio?, Sheena Is a Punk Rocker, and Rock ‘N’ Roll High School. Buy it.
- Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Rare Bird Alert. Steve Martin? THE Steve Martin? Yes, one and the same. He’s moved on from stand-up and movies to become a banjo-playin’ silly-song-singin’ star. Well, he was already a star, I guess, but… yeah. Check it out, stretch your mind, and listen to something new and amusing. Steve Martin playing King Tut with a banjo band. Yeeeee-haw!
That’ll do it for this month. Come back in October for another!