Thanks to Lane, I’ve got a got an iTunes gift certificate to feed my—as Lane calls it—new “Apple crack habit.” However, while persuing iTunes, I took a look at their top 100 songs and albums of the year. I didn’t recognize any of the songs, albums, or artists.
It’s been a while since I’ve broadened my horizons with new music. I rarely ever listen to the radio anymore, since somehwere along the way I decided to listen to what I want instead of what they decide to play. It seemed like the right choice at the time, but I now find myself stuck in a bit of musical rut, with alot of the music I listen to regularly coming from previous decades.
Here’s the deal. In the new year, I’m thinking about purchasing new music on a monthly basis. However the requirement will be that it will have to be music from an artist I’ve either never heard before or whose music I haven’t purchased before.
Problem is, I don’t have a clue where to start. So, I’m hereby taking recommendations from readers here. My tastes are wide and varied, but I don’t want to limit recommendations by detailing them here. I’ll only draw the line at Heavy Metal and Bluegrass or anything similarly twangy in the country genre (some country, though, I like…like the Dixie Chicks). Whatever I pick, I’ll give it an open-minded listen, and post a review on the blog.
So, I’m all ears, folks. Got a music recommendation for me? Leave a comment with the name of the artist and/or album and any reasons why you think I should give it a listen. I’m looking forward to the seeing what comes in.