Tuesday, July 04, 2006

New Tunes Tuesday

Is there anything better than free music? I recently received a $50.00 gift certificate for Amazon for completing some educational consulting survey online, took me about 30 minutes. I haven't bought any new music in quite some time so I decided to use it to buy some CD's I've been wanting. I have a list of 20-30 albums I want, but when it comes down to only being able to buy four, the choice isn't so easy. I wanted to get some tunes I wouldn't find in the used bin at my local record shop. So here is what I ended up with:

Destroyer- "Destroyer's Rubies"
Bill Laswell- "Imaginary Cuba"
Neil Young- "Rust Never Sleeps"
Neil Young- "Freedom"

I recently saw Destroyer open up for Magnolia Electric Co. and I was blown away by Dan Bejar, looking forward to digging into his albums, and I figured "Rubies" would be the place to start. I am a big fan of Bill Laswell, I love his interpretations of the music of Miles Davis and his recent journey into the Trojan dub catalog, and I have heard great things about this album, should be a cool album to chill to this summer. The Neil Young albums are ones I have never owned on CD, but have always been meaning to pick up. "Freedom" is the album that turned me on to Neil way back in high school.

What would you buy if someone handed you $50.00?

1 comment:

CHW said...

Imaginary Cuba is outstanding. Enjoy. I'll have to check out Destroyers. Can't go wrong with Neil. Both classics.

$50...hmmm...first, I'd go to iTunes and get an extra CD for the same cost as Amazon...at this point in time, I'd probably go with:

Rush "2112"
Tool "10,000 Days"
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy "Superwolf"
Loose Fur "Born Again In The USA"
Gomez "How We Operate"