There was no new music last week. Last week … sucked. We had a roof leak at the office that opened up right over the IT server room. You can just imagine. As a result, it was a fractious mess all last week—we made it through, of course—but I was too wiped to mess with music, so I didn’t. Here’s the new queue of stuff, a bunch of stuff that’s going to finish out my year right:
- Over the Rhine’s Snow Angels. Man oh man, is this ever good.
- Snow Patrol’s Eyes Open.
- Five for Fighting’s Two Lights.
- M. Ward’s Transfiguration of Vincent.
- The Fray’s How to Save a Life.
- Jeff Buckley’s Grace.
As you can see, that’s a lot of new music! I expect to chew on this stuff this week and next; I’ll be spending a large part of next week out-of-town, obviously, so these will be my last new adds for 2006. [That’ll make doing a best-of year-end list easier to do if I’m not adding new stuff at the last minute, eh?]
- 15 Mar 2006 [Meridian, MS, USA] concert bootleg of Wilco. Of the two shows, this had better energy from the crowd and the band. Three-and-a-half stars.
- 10 Oct 2006 [Oxford, MS, USA] concert bootleg of Wilco. This had less energy but more new songs.
- 6 Nov 1992 [Cincinnati, OH, USA] concert bootleg of Over the Rhine. One of two old-school OtR boots that Jeff gave me for my birthday, and one that I’ve really appreciated. I’ll likely never get to hear Ric-Brian-Karin-Linford-era OtR, but this gives me an appreciation for it. Also, they’re playing the home crowd, and that’s always fun. Three-and-a-half stars.