New Music Tuesday
Tuesday is new music day on iTunes and in the music stores, so why not at OYNAG also?
Grabbed a couple things today — R.E.M. Live and The Very Best of Mick Jagger. Not a lot of surprises on the Jagger, obviously, but it’s a reminder of how good SOME of his solo stuff is. Some unusual treats, too.
As for the R.E.M., well, no secrets with them, but it’s still fantastic. If you’ve seen them live, you know they bring it every night (I know some people here aren’t crazy about latter-years R.E.M., but I never caught ’em before 95, sadly). But the real treat, by far, is Mike Mills on lead vocals on "(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville." Really, really, really cool. Would love to hear them do it that way live someday.
The Radiohead disc hasn’t really grabbed me, but sometimes these things take time. Anybody really fallen in love with it yet? … Mrs. Dude is crazy about Tegan and Sara’s new one, and I dig it too — though it sounds eerily like Missing Persons or some such ’80s act. … Finally picked
up the new Spoon, and, well, everybody’s right. They’re great. (Hi, Derrick!) … Digging Kanye’s new one but not obsessed with it.
Y’all? What’s spinning on your CD players or iPods?