Feel the Power Pouring in Their Veins

Some of my friends and I share music to listen to while we work. Sometimes we rate/review what gets shared with us and share those reviews with the group.

Continuing on from last week (and a few weeks before that), I’m working my way through Chris’ favorite albums from last year. We already covered (what would end up being) his #5 album, S. Carey’s Hundred Acres, back in April. But for his #4 spot, he put in a ton of music done by Sigur Rós or other bands/projects related to the band.

Sigur Rós – Route One (2018)

First, Chris shared their album Route One, which is a 24-hour-long remix album based on a single from 2016. I’ll get through that eventually, but in the meantime, I thought I should start with the single and then the 8 track “highlights” version. Continue reading

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Into the Storm

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Smith Into the StormRobert W. Smith – Into the Storm (1994)

A couple weeks ago, my mother (who plays flute) recruited me to play tuba in a local orchestra that needed a little help. About a third of the music is Broadway tunes, another third classical music, and the other third is more modern pieces – including this one. Continue reading

Now I Find I’m All Inclined to Keep My Mind

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

KTiThe Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train (1963)

As I was looking at my list of albums to share, I saw this and could have sworn I had already shared it. The piano player from the band I’ve been playing in for the past three or so years suggested this to me almost a year ago. He’s an MD, but he also plays jazz piano and he says this is one of his favorite albums. Continue reading

Painted Dreams Inside My Head

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

John Denver – Poems, Prayers and Promises (1971)

Maybe Tim was inspired by my Jakob Dylan share last week (or maybe my share this week), but here’s some more country folk rock for you.

This is Denver’s fourth album. Early on in his career, he used other writers, and did covers. Here you get some Beatles, solo McCartney and James Taylor covers. Continue reading

It’s Changing Every Day

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

I feel like the theme for the summer has been singles. In the last three weeks (14 work days because of the 4th of July), I’ve only worked 8 days. And a couple of those were half days. Assuming everyone else’s summer is just as crazy as my own, I’ve just been trying to keep it simple. This week is no different, although I have my next few albums all planned out.

But first! Tim actually shared something (it’s been a while)!

Rush – Fly by Night (1975)

Tim really likes Rush because he feels like everything they make is polished. He also really likes the way Alex Lifeson makes his guitar growl on By-Tor and The Snow Dog. Actually, he said it “is pretty sick.” Continue reading

It May Seem Like a Stretch

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Summer is crazy, and I’m not even in school anymore. There was a holiday, so you get a single video!

Postmodern Jukebox’s cover of The Postal Service’s Such Great Heights (2015)

I know I’ve shared a couple songs of theirs before, but Postmodern Jukebox does all kinds of jazzy covers of non-jazzy tunes. Here’s their version of Such Great Heights. I like the original, the Iron & Wine cover, and the Streetlight Manifesto cover. All for different reasons. But this is my favorite. Continue reading

Just for One Day

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

cdatsg hCaptain Dipper and the Strawberry Girl’s cover of David Bowie’s Heroes (2016)

I went camping for a few days this week, so I just shared a single music video. I love the original, but I love this cover even more. Continue reading