jueves, junio 09, 2005

 

la música

per gustavo's request, here's what i've been listening to lately. please realize i was totally a child of the 90s and will probably never get over that.

recent releases:
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, Cold Roses: straight-up alt-country, very chill background music... great for painting!

  • Café Tacuba, En viaje: 3-disc set plus DVD of the best rock en español band out there. if you have the chance to check these guys out live, DO IT. they're touring los EE.UU. this summer.

  • Andrea Echeverri (eponymous): first solo album by the lead singer of Aterciopelados. her voice is amazing, which makes up for the hokiness of a lot of the album's songs (they're all about her new baby).


  • currently in rotation:
  • U2, The Best of 1990-2000: no explanation needed.

  • Toad the Wet Sprocket, Dulcinea: shut up, you loved them too!

  • Café Tacuba, Avalancha de Éxitos: un poco de todo, buy this CD first to get a good taste of all their different styles. "Como te extraño mi amor" and "Ojalá que llueva café" are two of my favorite songs. Oooh "Alarma" también. Ah, I like 'em all!

  • Belly, Star: I loved this band with all my heart and wondered why they never made it big other than a couple eMpTyVee buzzclips.

  • Maneja Beto, para que las paredes no se aburran: i try to support local texas music. these guys are fuckin' fantastic, so they make it very easy for me.

  • Cocteau Twins, Heaven or Las Vegas: the ultimate chill music, totally ethereal.

  • REM, Monster: my favorite album, i love falsettos.


  • while i'm admittedly a music snob, i listen to a little of everything. i tend to gravitate toward rock en español these days, but i like a lot of r&b, rap, and the occasional cheesy pop song (english or spanish, doesn't matter). mariachis i love desperately. some of my favorite bands/musicians are the roots (fantastic live shows), outkast, pearl jam, the who, simon & garfunkle, jeff buckley (everyone should own Grace), alejandro fernández, aterciopelados, juanes (new album's kinda lame though), manu chao, julieta venegas (first album's better than the new one), celia cruz, plastilina mosh, really i could go on forever.

    ¡VAMOS ESPUELAS VAMOS!

    ***oooh, idea time! i'm going to come up with a list of my 20 most-listened to songs... in the meantime, please post any albums that you recommend and/or your all-time favorite songs!

    Comments:
    I love your musical tastes. I love Toad the Wet Sprocket. Dulcinea is a great record. I should give you my Toad mix cd of all my favorite tunes spanning all their records.
     
    So you highly recommend Julieta's first CD over her latest album?
     
    i do.. "sí" has its catchy singles, but i think the lyrics could have been written by a 14 yr old. "bueninvento" has much more depth with what i consider to be superior musical breadth. "sería feliz", "siempre en mi mente" (the j. gabriel song), and "sueño de sombras" are songs i ALWAYS put on my spanish mix CDs. of course, none of these tracks are on her website, but if you heard her single on the amores perros soundtrack, those songs are in the same vein.
     
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