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September 15, 2009


tuesday is one of my favorite days
posted by soe 11:13 am

As you all know, I really like music. I grew up in a household where music played constantly. We listened to the radio. We listened to records, tapes, and cds. I even had a stereo in my bedroom that played 8-tracks. And now we play them on our computers and with our iPods.

So Tuesdays are always exciting for us because it’s new release day. Whom might we discover? Whose sophomore effort equals their first album? Which favorites are releasing box sets or something new?

And thanks to the music-and-book-blogging Largehearted Boy, I now know of two sites where I can check albums out for free before committing my hard-earned cash for them:

    AOL Music

    Spinner

Some albums appear on both, but there are unique choices to each. AOL tends to run target a younger audience, but, again, it’s not a hard and fast rule.

This week I’ll be checking out a bunch of new-to-me artists. Can Scarlett Johansson sing? Will I like The Elms, who perform blues-rock? Will I recognize Big Star once I hear them? Does indie signify a genre of music that I want to hear? I’ll listen to .moneen., Cotton Jones, and Stars of Track & Field and find out.

Let me know in the comments if you have other favorite sites that share music in a legal fashion, as well as if you sample anything in this week’s assortment that catches your fancy.

Category: arts. There is/are 4 Comments.



I have some albums in vinyl, cassette, and CD. Hopefully the iPod/mp3 files will be the last versions for a while!

Let us know what you recommend of the new releases!

P.S. I love that you found such a treasure trove of books by the fence!

Comment by Debby 09.16.09 @ 11:34 pm

Debby, my fingers are crossed for that, too.

Of everything I heard last week, I liked The Elms the best.

And I was thrilled by my find, too!

Comment by soe 09.23.09 @ 2:03 am

I was recently introduced to grooveshark which lets you listen to new artists (or new to you) for more than the 10 second previews that some sites give you.

Comment by RandomRanter 09.28.09 @ 6:55 pm

Thanks, RR. I’ll check it out!

Comment by soe 10.08.09 @ 10:10 am